Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Jan. 21

by KFFL Staff on January 21, 2014 @ 05:42:50 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Derek Carr | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Fresno State QB Derek Carr said Monday, Dec. 20, that he could not imagine skipping the Senior Bowl, especially since his brother, QB David Carr, participated in the game in 2002 when he was the top overall pick in the NFL Draft. "I don't know how many brothers have gotten to play in the Senior Bowl, but what an opportunity," Carr said. "Everything that he's told me about how great everybody is here. It didn't matter if they had told me I was a lock to be No. 1, I'm coming. I want to be here just because they treated my brother so well." Carr is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

QB | Aaron Murray | NCAA | Injury, Draft
University of Georgia QB Aaron Murray (knee) said he will not participate in the Senior Bowl or the NFL Scouting Combine because he wants to be healthy enough for his Pro Day.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said the team will work on improving QB Matthew Stafford's footwork because he believes Stafford's footwork is why he has been inconsistent. "We have used a set of drills in coaching over the years that I think has added some consistency to all the quarterbacks we've coached. The great majority of poor throws people look at the arm, and that's important obviously, but I think footwork is the key. I can pull up any gamefilm and show you how our footwork drills help you. In a nutshell, the feet and eyes work together. If I'm throwing in a particular direction, my footwork is pointing in the same direction directly at the target. We'll work on it with Matthew, and he will do them flawlessly," Caldwell said.


Running Back

RB | Marcus Lattimore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), who spent his rookie season recovering from a devastating knee injury, plans on training for three weeks in South Carolina before returning to the 49ers facility.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (hand) won't be playing in Sunday's Pro Bowl because of a hand injury, and although the 49ers haven't specified its nature, word surfaced Monday, Jan. 20, that he may have broken a hand in the NFC Championship game loss at Seattle. Gore held an autograph signing in Burlingame at Lefty's Sports Shop, which posted news on its social-media forums that Gore played through his hand injury and it may require surgery Tuesday, Jan. 21. Neither the 49ers nor Gore's agent could be immediately reached for confirmation. Coach Jim Harbaugh will address the media Tuesday in his season-closing press conference. Harbaugh said after Sunday's game that he didn't know why Gore's production was so low.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has been added to the 2014 Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (undisclosed).

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said RB Knowshon Moreno (rib) is considered day-to-day because of a rib injury but will be able to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | New England Patriots | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount said he would like to re-sign with the team this offseason, and the Patriots are believed to have interest in bringing him back.


Wide Receiver

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) suffered a hip pointer in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. He is expected to be fine for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Monday, Jan. 20, that WR Julio Jones (foot) remains on track to return for spring team activities.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll fully expects WR Percy Harvin (concussion) to practice this week and play in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos Feb. 2. "We practice on Wednesday and there's a very good chance he will practice, based on how he was over the weekend," Carroll said of Harvin. "He was in pretty good shape on the weekend. He still has to go through a couple of clearances, but we're kind of counting on him to be ready."

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers likely will ask impending free-agent WR Brandon LaFell to sign a team-friendly, one-year deal this offseason.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. this offseason if they are comfortable with the money.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers K Phil Dawson excelled this season after 13 years with the Cleveland Browns and told reporters he "absolutely" wants to return rather than leave as a free agent. "I'm sure that's coming down the chute here, but we'll wait and see what happens," said Dawson, who made 32-of-36 field-goal attempts in the regular season and all six attempts in the playoffs.

PK | Graham Gano | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers will look to re-sign impending free-agent PK Graham Gano this offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Ja'Wuan James | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn DE Dee Ford turned heads at the first Senior Bowl practice. He measured in at 6-feet-2 1/2 inches tall and 243 pounds Monday, Jan. 20. He showed quickness and explosion on the field, repeatedly beating Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James, Vanderbilt OT Wesley Johnson and Virginia OT Morgan Moses. "He's good," Johnson said. "He's really fast, and he's really explosive, and I think that's his strength. He's a speed guy."

OT | Wesley Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn DE Dee Ford turned heads at the first Senior Bowl practice. He measured in at 6-feet-2 1/2 inches tall and 243 pounds Monday, Jan. 20. He showed quickness and explosion on the field, repeatedly beating Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James, Vanderbilt OT Wesley Johnson and Virginia OT Morgan Moses. "He's good," Johnson said. "He's really fast, and he's really explosive, and I think that's his strength. He's a speed guy."

OT | Morgan Moses | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn DE Dee Ford turned heads at the first Senior Bowl practice. He measured in at 6-feet-2 1/2 inches tall and 243 pounds Monday, Jan. 20. He showed quickness and explosion on the field, repeatedly beating Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James, Vanderbilt OT Wesley Johnson and Virginia OT Morgan Moses. "He's good," Johnson said. "He's really fast, and he's really explosive, and I think that's his strength. He's a speed guy."

OT | Michael Bowie | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks OT Michael Bowie started at left guard the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but OGs James Carpenter and Paul McQuistan split time at the spot against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Head coach Pete Carroll indicated the team wanted experienced players against the 49ers. He noted the team has two weeks to re-assess the situation leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.


Guard

OG | Anthony Steen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Alabama OG Anthony Steen (shoulder) is recovering from shoulder surgery and not taking part in the Senior Bowl.

OG | Mike Iupati | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (fibula) suffered a fractured left fibula in the NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks, not an ankle injury as head coach Jim Harbaugh previously indicated. A league source said Monday, Jan. 20, that the injury will not require surgery.


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Monday, Jan. 20, that no decision has been made on whether to pick up the fifth-year draft contract option for DT Nick Fairley. Mayhew also said Fairley could stand to "reposition" some weight.

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (foot) was dealing with a sore foot after the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers.

DL | Tommy Kelly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DT Tommy Kelly (knee) said he hopes to return to the team next season. Kelly may have to restructure the final year of his contract if he wants to stay because the team could save $2.5 million in salary cap space if they released him. Kelly indicated he will remain in the area to rehab his torn anterior cruciate ligament.


Defensive End

DE | Dee Ford | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn DE Dee Ford turned heads at the first Senior Bowl practice. He measured in at 6-feet-2 1/2 inches tall and 243 pounds Monday, Jan. 20. He showed quickness and explosion on the field, repeatedly beating Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James, Vanderbilt OT Wesley Johnson and Virginia OT Morgan Moses. "He's good," Johnson said. "He's really fast, and he's really explosive, and I think that's his strength. He's a speed guy."

DE | Greg Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
The Carolina Panthers could consider placing the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Derrick Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was chosen Monday, Jan. 20, to replace injured San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) in the Pro Bowl, giving Kansas City nine players in the all-star game.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson was chosen Monday, Jan. 20, to replace injured San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) in the Pro Bowl, giving Kansas City nine players in the all-star game.

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 20, that LB K.J. Wright (foot) was sore after the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. He is expected to be fine for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.

LB | Akeem Dent | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (ankle) is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his ankle injury and likely will need to undergo minor surgery.


Cornerback

CB | Deion Belue | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Alabama CB Deion Belue (toe) is suffering from a toe injury, and he will skip the Senior Bowl.

CB | Kyle Fuller | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller (hernia) pulled out of the Senior Bowl due to injury. He dealt with a sports hernia during his senior season, and had surgery in November. "He was still working through an injury, rehabbing," Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said Monday, Dec. 20. Fuller is projected as a second- or third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft if he can get healthy.

CB | Richard Sherman | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman made had a post-game rant interview with FOX Sports' Erin Andrews following the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Jan. 20, that he spoke with Sherman after the game, and he noted Sherman sent out some statements on various platforms Monday. The coach indicated Sherman said he was sorry that he had detracted from what the team accomplished.

CB | Antonio Cromartie | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie will replace New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib (ribs) in the 2014 Pro Bowl.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Free Agents
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent CB Tarell Brown said he expects to test the free-agent market this offseason but is interested in re-signing with the 49ers.

CB | Tony Carter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said CB Tony Carter (nerve) did not suffer a concussion during the AFC Championship game but did suffer a pinched nerve. Fox indicated Carter will be able to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Scott Linehan | Free Agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens interviewed former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan for their vacant offensive coordinator position Monday, Jan. 20, according sources.

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