Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 9, 2013 @ 08:56:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden went 10-for-13 for 112 yards and a touchdown in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8.

QB | Colt McCoy | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Colt McCoy (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, and is doubtful to return.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers and head coach Mike McCoy are speeding up the playcalling this season, and the calls will go straight from a coach to QB Philip Rivers, without a middleman. "It gets in quicker," McCoy said. "It gives Philip more time." As a result, theoretically, the team will be less prone to delay of game penalties and rushed snaps. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will be the main play caller.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee), RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon and OT Trent Williams are not playing in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has praised QB Blaine Gabbert's play during training camp. "I think that he's really shown a lot of poise," Bradley said of Gabbert. "I think he handles situations that have been presented to him in practice. They both have done some really good things, both have made some really good progress. Now, are they there yet? No, and I hope they would both answer it the same way. We just felt like with Blaine, with what he's done the last couple days in practice and how he's responded, we decided to give him the nod." QB Chad Henne will see some repetitions with the first-team offensive in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, too.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he wants to see how QB Kevin Kolb (knee) practices Friday, Aug. 9, before deciding if Kolb will play in the first preseason game or how much playing time he could get.

QB | Matt Barkley | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley is expected to play the second and third quarters in team's first preseason game, according to head coach Chip Kelly.


Running Back

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be the lead running back in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 9, with RB Pierre Thomas (undisclosed) out. Ingram has looked strong, fast, fluid and a little slimmer in camp thus far.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) has a left knee injury that isn't believed to be serious. He'll be evaluated Friday, Aug. 9.

RB | Kenjon Barner | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner has impressed his teammates in camp and has the ability to hide behind blockers while waiting for a crease to open. He has been utilized in the passing game as well. He hasn't spent a lot of time with the returners, which is a sign they plan to use him in the offense.

RB | Ryan Torain | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Ryan Torain (concussion), OT James Brewer (concussion) and SS Cooper Taylor (hamstring) are not expected to play in the first preseason game.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Hillis (knee) suffered a knee injury in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, and is considered questionable to return.

RB | Dion Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Dion Lewis could compete with RB Montario Hardesty for the No. 2 running back job if he is able to hold onto the football and show he can pass protect despite his small size.

RB | Bernard Scott | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (knee) started training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and there is a good chance he will remain on the list when the regular season begins. Scott is rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

RB | DuJuan Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he is looking forward to seeing RB DuJuan Harris (knee) practice because he considers Harris the team's starting running back. "I'm excited to see when DuJuan Harris comes back, because I view him as our starter," McCarthy said. "I want him to get back in there and earn it like he did all of last year. He made an impact in our offense." Harris is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list and expected to miss another week or two.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is expected to play Friday, Aug. 9, against Jacksonville. Miller is dealing with a minor ankle issue.

RB | Jordan Todman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jordan Todman will get the start at running back in the team's first preseason game, according to the team.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team's starters will play 10-to-12 snaps in the teams preseason opener. RB Le'Veon Bell will play with both the starters and the second-team offense.


Fullback

FB | Tommy Bohanon | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets FB Tommy Bohanon is pushing RB Lex Hilliard for the fullback job during training camp. Bohanon also have the ability to play tight end if the team needs him to play the position.

FB | Jorvorskie Lane | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins FB Jorvorskie Lane (leg) is expected to play in the second preseason game even though he missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, because of a leg injury.

FB | Jamie McCoy | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jamie McCoy is trying to take advantage of the opportunity in front of him with both TEs Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth dealing with injury issues.


Wide Receiver

WR | Deonte Thompson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson (ankle) left the game with a left ankle injury Thursday, Aug. 8. It's unclear how much time he'll miss.

WR | Justin Hunter | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter failed to make a first down on a third-and-5 play as he retreated a couple of steps to try to get more out of the play and was tackled before the marker. "They were waiting for me," Hunter said. "They were very mad. They were trying to get me to understand that when it's third down, get what you can and get down. You have to get the first down. I was trying to get more than what I had. I should've gone down."

WR | Plaxico Burress | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and could miss the entire 2013 season.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, because of a left hamstring injury.

WR | Vidal Hazelton | New York Jets | Injury
The New York Jets placed WR Vidal Hazelton (leg) on the Injured Reserve Thursday, Aug. 8.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Jeremy Mincey (concussion), FS Jonathan Cyprien (hamstring), WRs Justin Blackmon (groin) and Cecil Shorts (calf), RB Justin Forsett (toe), DT Brandon Deaderick (groin) and CBs Jeremy Harris (back) and Lionel Smith (quadriceps) will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 9.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) is unsure if he will see snaps in the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 10. He's been practicing this week, but the team is being cautious not to bring him back too season.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (head), LB Josh Mauga (back), OG Brian Winters (ankle), FB Lex Hilliard (undisclosed), C Dalton Freeman (ankle) and WR Titus Ryan (hamstring) did not travel with the team and have been ruled out of the first preseason game.

WR | Damaris Johnson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) and WR Damaris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, but it appears they will try to play in the first preseason game.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (concussion) and LB D.J. Williams (calf) will not play in the first preseason game because of injuries.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (calf), DE Jared Odrick (groin) and DE Olivier Vernon (groin) are expected to play in the second preseason game. All three players did not play in the team's first preseason game.

WR | Mike Wallace | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins still are trying to decide whether WR Mike Wallace (groin) will play in the second preseason game.

WR | Terrance Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (concussion) is likely to return to practice next week after sitting out a week with concussion issues.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee), DE Jason Jones (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) are not expected to play in the first preseason game. Broyles and Delmas were limited to individual drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 8, while Jones did not practice.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (knee) is sore after practice Tuesday, Aug. 8. Heyward-Bay did not suffer a setback, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Heyward-Bey is expected to do more in practice Thursday, Aug. 8.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster is lining up everywhere eligible for a receiver in training camp. He has delivered some big plays. "One million, five hundred and thirty-six ways that I can get the football," McCluster said of his role in the Chiefs' offense. "This offense is wide-open. You get opportunities everywhere. It's a fun offense."


Tight End

TE | Michael Palmer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed TE Michael Palmer off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. The team also released TE John Rabe.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson (hamstring), CB Lardarius Webb (knee) and WR David Reed (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8. Also not playing Thursday are S Omar Brown, CB Chris X. Johnson, LB Jameel McClain and OG Marshal Yanda.

TE | Nathan Overbay | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent TE Nathan Overbay (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released OT Mike Farrell.

TE | Jordan Reed | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (foot) is still in a walking boot, and walking gingerly Thursday, Aug. 8.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tanner Hawkinson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Tanner Hawkinson (ankle) was carted off the field during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, after he suffered an ankle injury.

OT | Justin Pugh | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said OT Justin Pugh (concussion) will not play in the first preseason game but expects Pugh to participate in practice at some point next week.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (shoulder) is expected to be fine after X-rays on his injured shoulder came back negative.

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (hamstring), OT Ed Wang (knee) DT Antonio Dixon (hamstring) and CB Cary Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, and are not expected to play in the first preseason game.

OT | Eben Britton | Chicago Bears | Depth Chart Tidbit
Chicago Bears OG Eben Britton could overtake OT J'Marcus Webb for the starting right tackle job at some point. Britton is performing well during training camp, and head coach Marc Trestman believes Britton will be one of the active offensive linemen on game days.

OT | Demetress Bell | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Kevin Kowalski (knee), OL Ray Dominguez (shoulder), OG Nate Livings (knee), OT Demetress Bell (conditioning), FS Matt Johnson (foot), LB Alex Albright (back), C Ryan Cook (back), DT Jay Ratliff (hamstring) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) all did not practice and won't play in the teams second preseason game.

OT | Corey Hilliard | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Lions OG Dylan Gandy and OT Corey Hilliard could start in the first preseason game because they were working with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Aug. 8. Gandy lined up at right guard while Hilliard worked at right tackle.

OT | Hutch Eckerson | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent OT Hutch Eckerson (Bills) to an undisclosed contract.


Guard

OG | Brian Waters | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys remain interested in free-agent OG Brian Waters (Patriots), and Waters is willing to play this season.

OG | Allen Barbre | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles OT Allen Barbre will start at left tackle in the first preseason game because of injuries to OT Jason Peters (hamstring) and OT Dennis Kelly (back).

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Chris Snee (hip) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) both have been ruled out from playing in the team's first preseason game.

OG | John Jerry | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG John Jerry (knee) and DT Randy Starks (knee) will not play in the second preseason game because of injuries.


Offensive Line

OL | Joe Reitz | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts G Joe Reitz (stinger) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 8, after dealing with a stinger. S Joe Lefeged (calf) is dealing with a calf issue.


Defensive Line

DL | Geno Atkins | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals are making a push to sign DT Geno Atkins to a long-term deal.

DL | Cordian Hagans | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals claimed DE Cordian Hagans off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 8, and released CB Josh A. Hill in a corresponding move.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck (back) isn't worried that his stiff back will keep him out past next week, but he isn't sure if he'll play in the team's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Aug. 10. "I feel better than I did yesterday," Tuck said before practice. "I know exactly what it stemmed from ... but it is nothing serious. Just a little tightness."

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team still plans to hold DE Jared Allen (ankle) out of the first preseason game even though he fully participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 7.

DL | Markus Kuhn | New York Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants DT Markus Kuhn (knee) was running sprints Thursday, Aug. 8, and could be the next player to come off the physically unable to perform list.


Linebacker

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's appeal of a four-game suspension is scheduled to be heard Aug. 15, according to sources.

LB | Marvin Booker | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived LB Marvin Booker Thursday, Aug. 8. In a corresponding move, the team re-signed CB Marcus Robinson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Desmond Bishop | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Desmond Bishop and CB Xavier Rhodes (hamstring) will not play in the first preseason game.

LB | Luke Kuechly | Carolina Panthers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Carolina Panthers LB Chase Blackburn praised LB Luke Kuechly's football instincts and strength. Blackburn said Kueckly is very motivated even after a big year in 2012.


Cornerback

CB | Brandon Ghee | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Brandon Ghee (head) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 8, because of a head injury. He will not return to the game.

CB | Danny Gorrer | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Danny Gorrer (groin) left the team's first preseason game early because of a groin injury. He is considered questionable to return.

CB | Christopher Owens | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Christopher Owens (foot) was scratched from the first preseason game because of a foot injury.

CB | Leon McFadden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Leon McFadden (groin) is losing ground in the competition for one of the starting cornerback jobs because he has been sidelined with a pulled hamstring.

CB | Eric Wright | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have placed CB Eric Wright (undisclosed) on the Non-Football Injury list.

CB | Lowell Rose | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent CB Eric Wright (Buccaneers) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. The team also released CB Lowell Rose.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, and is doubtful for the team's second preseason game.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said he expects to competition between CB Dimitri Patterson and CB Richard Marshall for one of the starting cornerback jobs will be ongoing throughout training camp. The loser of the competition likely will be the team's No. 3 cornerback.

CB | Myron Lewis | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut CB Myron Lewis Thursday, Aug. 8.

CB | Brandon Boykin | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles CBs Brandon Boykin and Bradley Fletcher will both start at cornerback in the team's first preseason game, according to head coach Chip Kelly.


Free Safety

FS | Phillip Thomas | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Phillip Thomas (shoulder, foot) suffered shoulder and foot injury during the team's first preseason game and will not return.

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