Ahmad Bradshaw's neck injury makes Trent Richardson a stout play

by KFFL Staff on September 26, 2013 @ 14:53:40 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) was cleared to return to practice and will be listed as limited Thursday, Sept. 26.

Great news for Pryor, who now has a real shot to return in Week 4 outside of a setback. Pryor has a terrific matchup and could be a nice bye week fill in.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman reportedly would welcome a trade after he was demoted to the backup quarterback role behind QB Mike Glennon this week. However, Freeman will be a tough piece to move given his current contract, and a trade might not be realistic unless another team's quarterback goes down with an injury. Freeman has $6.44 million remaining on his contract.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team wants QB Christian Ponder (ribs) to play in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team will make a decision on whether he'll start Friday, Sept. 27.

There is a pretty good chance that Matt Cassel gets the start in London if Ponder isn't able to play. Ponder shouldn't be in starting lineups even if he makes the start, though. If Cassel starts and plays well, Ponder could find himself second on the depth chart.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn took all of the first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, with QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) sitting out. Pryor has been cleared for meetings and physical activity, but not practice.

There's a decent chance that Pryor won't be cleared to play this weekend. If he does, however, he has a very nice matchup against a weak Washington Redskins defense. Keep tabs on Pryor's status throughout the week and up until game time Sunday.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

It's a good sign that he was limited after missing practice yesterday. Expect MJD to suit up again this weekend. As long as Jones-Drew is playing, he should be in your lineup.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

Bradshaw injured his neck in the team's Week 3 victory. It's unclear what the exact seriousness of the ailment is, but it's not a good sign that he has yet to practice this week. Keep tabs on his status tomorrow. If he doesn't play, Trent Richardson, who is already a must-start, will see his value go up.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram denied a report that he is requesting a trade. "No. Never came from me," said Ingram. "I don't know who that came from. But I love New Orleans. It's home to me. I love this organization, love my teammates, love my coaches. I'm happy here. And we're 3-0. So I'm excited about that." He has only 17 carries for 31 yards on the season and is fourth on the team in rushing yards behind RBs Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

There is no reason to think Spiller wonít play at this point, and he still needs to be in your starting lines ups.

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) practiced Thursday, Sept. 26.

He should play... whether or not he'll be limited remains to be seen.

RB | Willis McGahee | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Willis McGahee expects improved performance in Week 4 after his first full week of practice with the team.

He has very little competition and should be owned in most leagues.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (concussion) said he had a concussion in Week 2 and was allowed to go back in the game. "I had a concussion," Redman said. "I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game. I just tried to go back in." When asked how he beat the tests knowing he had a concussion, Redman said: "I said I was all right."

These comments aren't likely to restore his place on the depth chart. Redman doesn't have much value right now, and after these comments, we could see him receive his walking papers.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) said he thought he broke his ankle in Week 3. He broke it in high school and said the pain reminded him of that. He has been a full participant in practice and expects to play in Week 4.

RB | Daryl Richardson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson (foot) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is listed as probable for the Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is considered probable for the Week 4 game against the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 26.

Gore is expected to play, and he should have a strong performance against a Rams rush defense which was crushed by Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) is not listed on the team's injury report for Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 26. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said James would be a game-time decision, however.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, as he was rested.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

No reason to think Foster will not play be in the lineup in Week 4. Get him into your fantasy lineups.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.


Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

Holmes was likely just being rested Thursday, but he has admitted that he's not 100 percent healthy. Keep that in mind when considering him for your starting lineup. However, Geno Smith and the Jets have impressed, so Holmes is at least worthy of a flex spot moving forward.

WR | Dwayne Harris | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (neck) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Marlon Brown | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown (neck) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 26.

Brown was upgraded to a full practice today, which is a great sign that he'll be available in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. Brown is a nice flex option in deep leagues.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 16.

Itís a good sign that White is on the practice field, but it is tough to play him again until he fully healthy and practicing regularly.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) is getting better day-to-day, and that the pain is not as bad as it once was.

While it seems unlikely that Amendola will be ready for Week 4, it is good news that he is heading in the right direction injury wise, and may return to game action in another couple weeks.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

There has to be at least some concern over Austinís availability for Week 4 at this point. If he does play, you have to get him into your lineups.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was not taking part in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (ribs) was not taking part in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have fielded calls for WR Greg Little, but there isn't as much interest in him as WR Josh Gordon.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (ribs) revealed he suffered a fractured rib in Week 3. He expects to practice Thursday, Sept. 26, and play in Week 4.

Britt can't be dropped in all leagues yet, but it's really looking grimm.

WR | Chris Givens | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is considered probable for Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 26.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams (knee, rib) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 25, and is listed as questionable for the Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 26, against the St. Louis Rams due to rib and knee injuries.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 25.


Tight End

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Alan Ball (groin), CB Will Blackmon (head), TE Marcedes Lewis (calf), DT Roy Miller (elbow, knee), OG Will Rackley (knee) and LB J.T. Thomas (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

TE | Kellen Winslow | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) has a "very good chance" of making his season debut in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons after he's made significant progress in the last few weeks.

Gronkowski appears to be really close to being fully healthy. If he plays against Atlanta, he's probably worth having in your lineup. The problem is he has the Sunday night game, so you won't have the luxury of knowing early if he'll play or not. Unless your other tight end is playing Monday night, you'll probably have to hold off on using Gronk for another week to be safe.

TE | Tom Crabtree | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tom Crabtree (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, and he is considered questionable for the Week 4 game against the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Sept. 26.

Davis is a risky play for fantasy owners. It is probably a good idea to go another way and let him prove his health in one full game without any setbacks before plugging him back into the active fantasy lineup.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (not injury related) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

TE | Jordan Reed | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The Redskins are non-committal about the chances of Reed playing this weekend, so you'll have to monitor his progress as the week goes on. If he doesn't play, Davis' value will go up against the Oakland Raiders.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (groin), TE Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee), CB Brandon Flowers (knee), TE Travis Kelce (knee) and S Kendrick Lewis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.


Place Kicker

PK | Kai Forbath | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins PK Kai Forbath (groin) and LB Brandon Jenkins (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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