Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Dec. 10

by KFFL Staff on December 10, 2013 @ 05:54:29 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Josh McCown | Chicago Bears | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 9. He is now 2-0 on Monday Night Football this season, and he has 11 touchdowns and just one interception in place of the injured QB Jay Cutler.

QB | Matt McGloin | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Monday, Dec. 9, that QB Matt McGloin will start the final three regular season games, with QB Terrelle Pryor seeing spot duty.

No matter who is starting under center in Oakland, neither is worth using as anything more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy leagues which require two starting signal callers.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

QB | Matt Flynn | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team plans on starting QB Matt Flynn at quarterback Week 15 at this point.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has not been cleared at this point. Rodgers is scheduled to work out Tuesday, Dec. 10, and will be evaluated Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Owners will have to monitor his situation during the week to see if he will be able to play this week.

QB | Case Keenum | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said QB Case Keenum will be the team's starting quarterback Week 15.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III will be shut down for the season if he does not start Week 15 because the team is worried about his health.

Owners that are starting Griffin should have a backup plan in case Griffin is shut down for the rest of the season.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did not agree with the team's game plan in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins after they went away from the running game after it was successful early in the game. "Their scheme, I don't know, there was no particular reason," said Roethlisberger.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) has been cleared, according to head coach Leslie Fraizer. There has been no determination on who will start in Week 15.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but he is unlikely to play in Week 15. He has a mid-foot sprain, and an MRI showed no damage or risk of a Lisfranc injury. Peterson still says he plans to play, but Peterson will have to spend time in a walking boot and prove he can run once he gets out of the boot.

The Vikings have no reason to rush him back this week, or at all this season. Toby Gerhart will take over and should be owned in most formats. Hold on to Peterson, who said he wants to play and has a tendency to heal quickly. However, don't hold your breath that he returns this season.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (wrist) left the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 9. He entered the game with a wrist injury, but it is uncertain if he aggravated that injury or suffered a new ailment.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Rashad Jennings (concussion) has passed his concussion test. He said Monday, Dec. 9, that he expects to be ready to play in Week 15.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said RB Ryan Mathews' high workload in the team's Week 14 game was due to the flow of the game. Mathews carried the ball 29 times during the game.

RB | Eddie Lacy | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said it is too early to tell if Eddie Lacy (ankle) will be able to play in the team's Week 15 game.

Owners should monitor Lacy's practice participation this week to see if he is able to play Week 15.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (foot) said an MRI exam on his sprained foot has shown no ligament tears, and he also ruled out a Lisfranc injury. Peterson will undergo a CT scan but expects to play in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The fact remains that AD is dealing with a sprained foot, which will be tough to come back from for Week 15. Even if he winds up playing against the Eagles, he'll likely be limited. Toby Gerhart should be added everywhere as insurance or in the event that Peterson is out this weekend.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers believe RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) has a torn medial collateral ligament.

DeAngelo Williams likely would get most of the carries while Stewart is out and will be more valuable in fantasy leagues. Mike Tolbert probably will also receive more play time, which will help his value.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers believe RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) has a torn medial collateral ligament.

DeAngelo Williams likely would get most of the carries while Stewart is out and will be more valuable in fantasy leagues. Mike Tolbert probably will also receive more play time, which will help his value.

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Reggie Bush (calf) is considered day-to-day at this point.

Owners will have to monitor his practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play Week 15. Owners should have a backup plan ready in case Bush is not able to play.

RB | Willis McGahee | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said RB Willis McGahee (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 14 game.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley was active and saw the field for 17 offensive snaps in the team's Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns. He was used in a committee running back approach that included RBs Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount.

Ridley was the third back up in the rotation because his ball-security issues have put him in the doghouse. It's good to see him back, but Vereen is clearly the most valuable runner in this backfield, especially in PPR leagues. Ridley is a risky start moving forward.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is holding out hope he will be available to play in the team's Week 15 game. Jones-Drew will test out his hamstring Friday, Dec. 13. "You've got to be patient," Jones-Drew said. "You don't want to reinjure it. I've been doing treatment all weekend. We'll see how it goes later in the week when we test it out on Friday. Try to get the scar down."


Wide Receiver

WR | Keenan Allen | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 15, despite a sprained shoulder.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall became the first set of receivers to gain 1,000 yards apiece since 1995 when WRs Curtis Conway and Jeff Graham accomplished the feat.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (chest) returned to the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears before the end of the first half. He fell on top of the ball and knocked the wind out of himself. The Cowboys took a timeout, and he ended up not even missing one play as a result.

WR | Tavon Austin | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Dec. 9, that WR Tavon Austin (ankle) is considered day to day this week.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) is listed as day-to-day. "We'll find out Wednesday if he can go," head coach Pete Carroll said on Harvin.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton had just two catches for seven yards while playing 45 snaps in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. In the last four weeks, Hilton has just 17 catches for 135 yards. Hilton had back-to-back 100-yard receiving games following WR Reggie Wayne's (knee) injury, but since then, opposing secondaries are clamping down on Hilton and giving him more double coverages. "I'm seeing double teams. Sometimes they roll the coverage my way. It just means guys got to step up, which they did, so we're moving in the right direction. (LaVon) Brazill, DHB (Darrius Heyward-Bey) made a big play and Da'Rick (Rogers) making plays, so as long as they continue to keep doing that, we should be fine."

As a result, Da'Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill have seen more opportunities. Rogers has benefitted the most, so maybe his emergence will draw some attention off of Hilton. Until then, temper your expectations with Hilton as more of a weak WR2.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ribs) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (leg) worked out Monday, Dec. 9, but has not been cleared to return to game action.

Cobb won't be an option for fantasy teams for the rest of the season. If he's still on your roster, you need to cut bait.

WR | Justin Hunter | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter had four catches for 115 yards in the team's Week 14 loss to the Denver Broncos, giving him 100-yard games in two of the last three weeks.

Hunter should be a popular waiver wire target for those fantasy squads still competing for a title. He has considerable upside but has been very inconsistent, too. Add him if you're in need of WR depth this late.


Tight End

TE | Julius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have placed TE Rob Gronkowski (concussion, knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2013 season. The team also re-signed free-agent TE DJ Williams. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), OG Brandon Fusco (knee) and TE John Carlson (concussion) are being listed as day-to-day. Rhodes is still walking with crutches but isn't wearing a walking boot.

TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings officially placed TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) on the Injured Reserve Monday, Dec. 9.

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said he expects TE Delanie Walker (concussion) to play Week 15. Munchak said Walker has to pass one more concussion test Tuesday, Dec. 10.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said TE Anthony Fasano (concussion), OT Branden Albert (knee) and LB Justin Houston (elbow) are considered day-to-day at this point.


Offensive Tackle

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), DE Corey Liuget (knee), DT Sean Lissemore (toe), LB Jarret Johnson (hand), CB Johnny Patrick (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (foot) fully participated in practice. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.


Defensive Line

DL | Ziggy Ansah | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) is considered day-to-day because of his shoulder injury.


Linebacker

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (neck) attempted to return in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 9, but he left the game in the third quarter and did not return.

LB | Bruce Carter | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 9.

LB | Elvis Dumervil | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle) has a good chance to play in the team's Week 15 game.


Cornerback

CB | Xavier Rhodes | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is expected to miss a few weeks due to an ankle injury.

With just three games remaining in the regular season, he might be placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list by the team.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9. WR Trindon Holliday (shoulder) was limited during practice. TE Joel Dreessen (knee), C J.D. Walton (ankle), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), OT Winston Justice (finger), DE Malik X. Jackson (knee), CB Champ Bailey (foot), CB Omar Bolden (shoulder), FS Mike C. Adams (thumb) and FS David Bruton (shoulder) fully participated in practice. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said CB Antonio Cromartie (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 14 game and will go through the concussion protocol.

CB | Terence Newman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Terence Newman (knee) is expected to miss one to three weeks because of a medial collateral ligament sprain.


Free Safety

FS | Rahim Moore | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FS Rahim Moore (leg) said he believes he will be able to play again this season and will be able to begin lifting weights Monday, Dec. 9. Moore was placed on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list after undergoing surgery to repair a rare circulation condition in his leg.

FS | Tyrann Mathieu | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not think FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will be ready for the start of training camp next season. Mathieu suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn lateral collateral ligament in the team's Week 14 game.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Mike Sherman | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said the QB read option is only part of the team's offense to keep other teams honest. "It is part of the offense. I don't think it is the offense. Just keeps people honest," Sherman said.

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