Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 19, 2013 @ 08:28:57 PDT



QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins could consider placing QB Robert Griffin III (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp and activate him after a few weeks like the Minnesota Vikings did with RB Adrian Peterson last season in order to get him more time to recover.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said he would like to throw on the run more this season but understands it would be a small part of the offense if it occurs. "I like throwing on the run," Tannehill said. "Whether it's designed, a naked bootleg, or something that's spontaneous, I think it adds an element where defensive linemen just aren't teeing up."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is running mountains to prepare for training camp, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said Romo is ready to go for training camp.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green praised QB Andy Dalton, and said that 2013 is not a make-or-break year for him. "I don't feel like it's a make-or-break year for him," Green said. "He's still the quarterback of the future because he has every intangible to be a great one. He works hard, he has great leadership. I think he'll be fine." "You look at Tom Brady and all the best quarterbacks in the league, it takes four or five years for them to really get in a groove," Green said. "Aaron Rodgers sat behind (Brett) Favre for years. (The criticism) comes with the territory."

Running Back

RB | Jahvid Best | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Jahvid Best (Lions) has cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers RBs Anthony Dixon and Jewel Hampton are expected to compete for the No. 4 running back job during training camp. The competition may come down to special teams play.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The New York Giants are likely to go with the hot hand at running back when choosing between RB David Wilson and RB Andre Brown, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. While Wilson may have the upper hand in terms of who will be the lead back, he has a lot to prove in training camp to earn the coaches trust, according to Youngmisuk.


FB | Vonta Leach | Free Agent | Free Agents
Ralph Vitolo, agent for free-agent FB Vonta Leach (Ravens), did not rule out the possibility of Leach re-signing with the Baltimore Ravens.

Wide Receiver

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to give WR Percy Harvin some carries this season because he is familiar with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell's system. Harvin could receive two or three carries a game, mostly in the red zone. Harvin could also often be used as a decoy during plays.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Mario Manningham (knee) believes he could be ready for the start of the regular season, but the team may take a cautious approach with Manningham, which would put Week 1 in question.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers will place WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. He could miss the first 10 to 12 weeks of the season, but the team believes he will be able to come back at some point during the season.

WR | T.J. Graham | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley had WR T.J. Graham watch tape of how Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace runs routes to help improve is route running. "He runs them full speed, he's got a lot of herky-jerky. He's pressing vertical all the time. Last year, I don't think I pressed vertical as well as I should have. I didn't get that burst of speed coming out of breaks that I should have. This year, I feel like those are key points I need to improve on," Graham said.

WR | Kenny Stafford | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent WR Kenny Stafford (Falcons). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WRs T.J. Graham, Robert Woods and Brad Smith are expected to be candidates for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, toe) said his toe is feeling good, and that he is still deciding on a special shoe to provide extra cushion and support.

Tight End

TE | David Ausberry | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry is expected to receive the first chance to win the starting tight end job during training camp. TEs Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera are expected to receive long looks during preseason games. TE Richard Gordon is also expected to be a candidate for the job.

TE | Weslye Saunders | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
Indianapolis Colts TE Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2013 season for a second violation of the NFL's policy performance-enhancing substances. He was suspended last year for four games for violating the PED policy as well. He's eligible to participate in training camp and the preseason. After the team's final exhibition game, he won't be barred from team facilities until Nov. 4.

TE | Vance McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald likely will be the team's No. 2 tight end this season because he performed well during offseason workouts. McDonald could see a significant amount of playing time if he wins the job.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley has been dialed in during offseason activities, according to tight end coach Jerry Fontenot. "He seems like he's really dialed in. as far as expectations go, I didn't set any expectations last year, we just wanted to continue to improve each and every week, and that's the same mentality we're taking this year let's get better, let's find a starting point and let's get better each and every week. We're capable of doing great things," Fontenot said. "I think we definitely had a year to grow off of last year and the way we finished off the year, I'm happy with where we're starting. But again, we have a long ways to go."

TE | Gary Barnidge | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that people would be surprised about TE Gary Barnidge. With TE Jordan Cameron (hamstring) dealing with a minor hamstring injury, it would not be a surprise for Barnidge to make a run at the starting job in camp, according to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.

Place Kicker

PK | Connor Barth | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano discussed how losing PK Connor Barth (Achilles') could affect the team's plans in 2013, saying Barth was a weapon with longer field goals. Schiano said he is not sure if PK Lawrence Tynes will be as effective from those distances. "I thought Connor was a weapon in the longer field goals," Schiano said. "He was exceptional over 40 yards. We'll have to play that out. I have not coached Lawrence at all. So, I couldn't tell you. I just look at the numbers. But we'll see. That'll all play itself out."

Offensive Tackle

OT | Michael Bamiro | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
Philadelphia Eagles OT Michael Bamiro's three-year contract is worth $1.486 million, with $248,270 in guaranteed money.


OG | Davin Joseph | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that OG Carl Nicks (foot), OG Davin Joseph (knee) and DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) will all be at the first practice of camp, but how much they practice has yet to be determined.

Defensive Line

DL | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Danny Coale (knee), OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder), DE DeMarcus Ware (shoulder) and DT Jay Ratliff (hernia) could be limited at the start of training camp because they are recovering from injuries.

DL | Joshua Brent | Retired | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, if DT Joshua Brent should decide to come out of retirement, the Dallas Cowboys would retain his rights.

DL | Akeem Spence | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence said coaches told him he has an excellent chance to win a starting job, and it is up to him to go out win it now.

DL | Derek Landri | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Derek Landri (hamstring) missed time during the team's organized team activities due to a hamstring issue, according to head coach Greg Schiano.

DL | Gary Gibson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gary Gibson will start training camp as the starting nose tackle, according to head coach Greg Schiano, because of the experience factor. Schiano said DT Akeem Spence looked good and the competition is open.

DL | Adrian Clayborn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that OG Carl Nicks (foot), OG Davin Joseph (knee) and DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) will all be at the first practice of camp, but how much they practice has yet to be determined.


LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) is expected to be good to go for the start of training camp Saturday, July 20.

LB | Will Witherspoon | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams signed free-agent LB Will Witherspoon (Titans) to an undisclosed deal.

LB | Phillip Steward | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Phillip Steward (Achilles') cleared waivers and has been placed on the team's injured reserve list.

LB | Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens LB Jameel McClain (spine) has not received medical clearance to play yet. McClain likely is a leading candidate for win of the starting inside linebacker jobs if he is healthy. If McClain is not ready to play, LBs Daryl Smith and Arthur Brown would be the starting inside linebackers.

LB | Chris Gocong | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Chris Gocong (Browns) has received interest from several teams and has an offer from an undisclosed team.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis said he is feeling better than he has since 2009 heading into the season, after not having to deal with getting healthy from injuries. "It's a world of difference walking into the weight room knowing that I don't have to stop by the training room to find out what's going on for the day," Davis said last week. "I can go get dressed and walk right into the weight room, start my workout and then go run. It's exciting times right now."

LB | Darius Fleming | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers LB Darius Fleming should get time at inside linebacker when training camp begins.


CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (knee) should be healthy enough to start training camp, but the team will likely be cautious with him by placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Jamar Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (hernia) should be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing sports hernia surgery this offseason. The team could limit Taylor during the first few weeks of camp.

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis (knee) will be on the field in some capacity next week when the team practices for the first time, according to head coach Greg Schiano.

Strong Safety

SS | Quintin Mikell | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are not expected to re-sign free-agent SS Quintin Mikell. If the team did re-sign Mikell, he would be a backup and would have to be willing to play on special teams.

Free Safety

FS | Wyatt Middleton | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out undrafted free-agent FS Wyatt Middleton (Navy) Thursday, July 18.

FS | Josh Evans | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with S Josh Evans Thursday, July 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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