Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Jan. 2

by KFFL Staff on January 2, 2014 @ 05:44:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | A.J. McCarron | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama QB A.J. McCarron will pass on the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl. Five quarterbacks have already accepted invitations to the event. The Senior Bowl would have given McCarron a chance to shed scouting questions about his arm strength.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent QB Michael Vick said he would be open to re-signing with the Eagles this offseason if he is not able to find a starting job.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

QB | Teddy Bridgewater | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater will forego his final year of eligibility and will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.


Running Back

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Jan. 1.

RB | Eddie Lacy | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but likely is only receiving a day of rest.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but is on track to play in the team's first playoff game.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he is confident in his role in the offense next season even though he struggled with an ankle injury this season. "I don't have any concerns or any doubts what my role will be," Spiller said. "I think we just had an obstacle in the road when I got injured in Week 4. It kind of hindered some of the things that we were able to do with me. When you keep coming in and out of games, it's hard to really get a guy going like that."


Wide Receiver

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has an $18 million cap figure for 2014, with his salary due to increase from $5 million in 2013 to $12.75 million in 2014. Based on his current deal, Fitzgerald would account for about 14.3 percent of the team's salary cap. The team has not approached Fitzgerald's agent about a restructure, but Fitzgerald isn't interested in a pay cut. He might be open to restructuring if that converts salary into a bonus that can be prorated over the next few years.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Josh Boyce (ankle), OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said WR Randall Cobb (leg) is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said WR Steve Smith (knee) will not participate this week, but the team hopes Smith will be able to play in the first playoff game.


Tight End

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta, OT Eugene Monroe and LB Daryl Smith are expected to be the top priorities for the team to re-sign this offseason.

TE | Tyler Eifert | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (neck) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eric Fisher | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin) will not participate Wednesday, Jan. 1, because of a groin injury. Fisher could not finish practice Tuesday, Dec. 31, because of the injury.


Guard

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Jonathan Baldwin (illness), C Jonathan Goodwin (rest), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. LB Dan Skuta (foot) was listed as a limited participant, while LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs) and OG Mike Iupati (knee) were listed as full participants.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Josh Boyce (ankle), OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Jonathan Baldwin (illness), C Jonathan Goodwin (rest), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. LB Dan Skuta (foot) was listed as a limited participant, while LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs) and OG Mike Iupati (knee) were listed as full participants.


Defensive End

DE | Jadaveon Clowney | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
South Carolina DE Jadaveon Clowney has announced he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

DE | Greg Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy said he would be fine with receiving the franchise tag this offseason but that he will be looking for a big number in his next contract. "I want a big number that I worked for, nothing imaginary. And if you don't believe me, tell me what you want me to do and I'll go do it for you. And then give me my number and we'll be good," Hardy said.


Linebacker

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Jonathan Baldwin (illness), C Jonathan Goodwin (rest), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. LB Dan Skuta (foot) was listed as a limited participant, while LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs) and OG Mike Iupati (knee) were listed as full participants.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Fili Moala (knee) and DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. OG Mike McGlynn (elbow), DE Cory Redding (shoulder), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (foot), LB Robert Mathis (rest), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle), CB Darius Butler (quadriceps), CB Vontae Davis (groin), CB Greg Toler (groin) and FS Sergio Brown (groin) fully participated in practice.

LB | Mychal Kendricks | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Julian Vandervelde (back) and SS Earl Wolff (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. WR Jason Avant (shoulder), LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), CB Brandon Boykin (hip) and FS Colt Anderson (knee) fully participated in practice.

LB | Jon Beason | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants have expressed interest in re-signing free-agent LB Jon Beason and there is a strong likelihood that he will return next season.


Cornerback

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Jonathan Baldwin (illness), C Jonathan Goodwin (rest), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. LB Dan Skuta (foot) was listed as a limited participant, while LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs) and OG Mike Iupati (knee) were listed as full participants.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DE Fili Moala (knee) and DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1. OG Mike McGlynn (elbow), DE Cory Redding (shoulder), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (foot), LB Robert Mathis (rest), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle), CB Darius Butler (quadriceps), CB Vontae Davis (groin), CB Greg Toler (groin) and FS Sergio Brown (groin) fully participated in practice.

CB | Alfonzo Dennard | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot), WR Josh Boyce (ankle), OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.


Free Safety

FS | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots FS Devin McCourty (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent FS Jairus Byrd said he is open to signing a long-term contract with the Bills this offseason. General manager Doug Whaley did not ruled out the possibility of using the franchise tag on Byrd for the second straight year.

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