Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Jan. 14

by KFFL Staff on January 14, 2014 @ 05:43:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has played only one home playoff game against QB Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. While with the Indianapolis Colts, Manning rallied from a 21-3, first-half deficit to beat the Pats 38-34 in the 2006 AFC championship game. Manning is again the home QB when the Broncos host New England on Sunday, Jan. 19.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has guided the 49ers to victories in his first three career playoff games on the road. Former Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is the only player in history with more (four).

QB | Johnny Manziel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns are believed to be very interested in Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle and RB Ryan Mathews were named to the all-AFC team Monday, Jan. 13, by the Professional Football Writers of America.

RB | Jeremy Hill | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State RB Jeremy Hill will forgo his senior season of eligibility and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.

RB | Trent Richardson | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said RB Trent Richardson is still a part of the team's future even though he struggled this season. "He wants to be great. He's got all the talent, he's got all the ability. We would never have done what we did if we didn't believe that. We look for him to have a great offseason and have a great 2014 campaign."

Richardson's fantasy value for next season is uncertain because it is not known what the team will do at the position during the offseason. It is not known if the team will re-sign Donald Brown or if Ahmad Bradshaw will be able to return from his neck injury.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents, Fantasy
Ian Greengross, agent for Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Darren McFadden, said McFadden would like to re-sign with the Raiders this offseason but no contract talks have taken place at this time. Greengross said McFadden is open to accepting a complementary role next season.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have 21 players who will become unrestricted free agents when the free-agency period begins in March. Players include WRs Domenik Hixon, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr., QBs Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen, TE Ben Hartsock, OL Jordan Gross, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Travelle Wharton, OL Garry Williams, OL Bruce Campbell, DE Greg Hardy, DT Colin Cole, LBs Jordan Senn, Jason Williams and Dan Connor, S Quintin Mikell, S Michael Mitchell, CBs Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence, and K Graham Gano.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 13, that WR Percy Harvin (concussion, hip) made it through the NFC Divisional game against the New Orleans Saints fine, as far as his hip is concerned. "Way ahead of the game on that," Carroll said. The concussion Harvin suffered during the game is the issue now.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) said his surgically repaired knee feels good and that he expects to play next season at the level he did before he suffered the injury.

Owners will have to see how Wayne recovers from his torn anterior cruciate ligament before determining his fantasy value for next season. If healthy, Wayne probably could be considered a No. 2 wide receiver.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) said he would be willing to accept a one-year deal from a team this offseason because he knows some teams may be worried about the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered. "For a team that wants to give me a one-year deal, that's cool, I'll just go out there and ball out, do the things I think I can do. Hopefully get that type of deal I'm looking for. If a team wants to give me a long-term deal, I'll go out there and still do the same thing," Maclin said. Maclin said his representatives have had talks with the Eagles but is not sure if he will return.

Maclin's value for next season likely will depend on how he is able to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Another factor in terms of value will be which team he will sign with during the offseason.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) confirmed he wore an oversized helmet in the Divisional Round playoff game for safety.


Tight End

TE | Xavier Grimble | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Southern California TE Xavier Grimble has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, electing to forgo his senior season of eligibility.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have 21 players who will become unrestricted free agents when the free-agency period begins in March. Players include WRs Domenik Hixon, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr., QBs Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen, TE Ben Hartsock, OL Jordan Gross, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Travelle Wharton, OL Garry Williams, OL Bruce Campbell, DE Greg Hardy, DT Colin Cole, LBs Jordan Senn, Jason Williams and Dan Connor, S Quintin Mikell, S Michael Mitchell, CBs Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence, and K Graham Gano.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Pro Football Writers of America selected San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley to the All-NFL and All-NFC teams. LB Ahmad Brooks and SS Donte Whitner joined Staley on the All-NFC squad.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free (ankle) had ankle surgery this offseason but should be recovered by the start of offseason workouts.


Guard

OG | David Yankey | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Stanford OG David Yankey has announced that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

OG | Trai Turner | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Louisiana State University OG Trai Turner has elected to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.


Defensive End

DE | Greg Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers have 21 players who will become unrestricted free agents when the free-agency period begins in March. Players include WRs Domenik Hixon, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr., QBs Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen, TE Ben Hartsock, OL Jordan Gross, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Travelle Wharton, OL Garry Williams, OL Bruce Campbell, DE Greg Hardy, DT Colin Cole, LBs Jordan Senn, Jason Williams and Dan Connor, S Quintin Mikell, S Michael Mitchell, CBs Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence, and K Graham Gano.

DE | Carl Bradford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Arizona State DE Carl Bradford will forgo his senior season of eligibility and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Brandon Spikes (knee) does not need surgery to correct the injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 13, that LB K.J. Wright (foot) "has a chance" to play in the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers. He is making his way back from a broken bone in his foot.

LB | Donald Butler | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Donald Butler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Divisional Round playoff game but played all of the team's defensive snaps during the game. It appears the team did not diagnose Butler until after the game.


Cornerback

CB | Chris X. Harris | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CBs Quentin Jammer, Champ Bailey, Kayvon Webster and Tony Carter are options to start at cornerback in place CB Chris X. Harris (knee). Head coach John Fox indicated the team will determine the starter during practice.

CB | Marcus Gilchrist | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Updating a previous item, San Diego Chargers CB Marcus Gilchrist (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's divisional round game Sunday, Jan. 12.


Safety

S | Vinnie Sunseri | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Alabama junior S Vinnie Sunseri has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Donte Whitner | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Pro Football Writers of America selected San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley to the All-NFL and All-NFC teams. LB Ahmad Brooks and SS Donte Whitner joined Staley on the All-NFC squad.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle and RB Ryan Mathews were named to the all-AFC team Monday, Jan. 13, by the Professional Football Writers of America.

FS | Pierre Warren | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Jacksonville State FS Pierre Warren will forgo his senior season of eligibility and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Adam Gase | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, two NFL sources have said the Cleveland Browns are waiting on first-year Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase to become available for an interview before they hire a head coach. Gase already has told the Browns and Minnesota Vikings that he doesn't want to interview until Denver's season is completed.

OC | Jim Caldwell | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is emerging as a serious candidate for the Detroit Lions' head coaching position.

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