Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Jan. 9

by KFFL Staff on January 9, 2014 @ 05:44:17 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

QB | Alex Smith | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to extend QB Alex Smith's contract this offseason, before he begins the final year of his deal.

QB | Johnny Manziel | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has submitted declaration papers to the NFL in order to be included in the 2014 NFL Draft.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said a poor offensive line this year was the reason for QB Eli Manning's disappointing season. The team finished 28th in the league in total offense in 2013, and Manning had a career-high 27 interceptions. "(The offensive line) made it impossible for (Manning) to function. ... You give him help and he's proven he can win a championship," Gilbride said.


Running Back

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 8.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. Thomas hasn't practiced since before Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wait and see how Thomas fares for the rest of the week. But as of now, it's probably likely that he'll be at least questionable again versus the Seattle Seahawks. If he doesn't play, expect to see Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson continue to split the workload.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch won his appeal of a $50,000 fine for not speaking to the media.

RB | Knile Davis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said RB Knile Davis (knee, leg) should be fine after suffering a knee sprain and fracturd fibula during the Wild Card playoff game. He is currently rehabbing both injuries.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (concussion) is doing better after suffering a concussion during the Wild Card playoff game. He is currently going through the concussion protocol.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 8.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8, and is wearing a walking boot for an ankle injury.

Mike McCoy said Mathews is on the same practice plan that he's been on for the past two weeks, which would seem to indicate that he'll be ready to play in the divisional round against the Denver Broncos this Sunday. Mathews had a big game the last time SD beat Denver, so they'll need him in this rematch.

RB | George Atkinson III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) is expected to undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair his rotator cuff.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he wishes the team would use him correctly or let him move on. "I feel like if they are not going to use me the way I am supposed to be used and let me be the horse, then I would rather them let me move on. Their money would be wasted on me," Johnson said. "I feel like if they are not going to use me right, let somebody get me that's going to use me the right way." Johnson said he hasn't requested a trade. He vowed to continue working hard if the Titans decide to keep him. He is under contract through 2016.


Wide Receiver

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 8, increasing the chances that he'll play in the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints this weekend. It's the first time he's been a full participant in practice this year.

Harvin has a good shot to be active in the team's first playoff game, but how much he plays is entirely another matter in itself. It wouldn't be wise to rely on him in postseason fantasy leagues.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) said his rehab is going well, and he is happy that his injury came at the end of the season so he could still be out with his team the following year.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (foot) suffered a mild foot sprain during the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | Donnie Avery | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (concussion) and CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) are doing better after suffering concussions during the Wild Card playoff game. Both are currently going through the concussion protocol.

WR | Kenbrell Thompkins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OG Logan Mankins (ankle), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (knee) was "not that limited" in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) was spotted walking around the locker room in a walking boot Wednesday, Jan. 8.


Tight End

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team could use their franchise tag this year on TE Dennis Pitta.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Terron Armstead | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans (ankle) and DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) practiced in full.

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OL D.J. Fluker (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8, and is wearing a walking boot for an ankle injury.


Guard

OG | Jahri Evans | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans (ankle) and DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) practiced in full.

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. CB Champ Bailey (shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (concussion), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), C Steve Vallos (concussion) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) all fully practiced.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OG Logan Mankins (ankle), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.


Defensive Line

DL | Geno Atkins | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
It remains uncertain at this point whether Cincinnati Bengals DE Geno Atkins (knee) will be able to return in time for training camp, or if he'll need to start the 2014 season on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 31.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (non-injury), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. LBs NaVorro Bowman (wrist) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) practiced in full.

DL | Akiem Hicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans (ankle) and DE Akiem Hicks (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) practiced in full.

DL | Arthur Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens likely will not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Arthur Jones because the team would have to pay him around $10 million next season.


Linebacker

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (non-injury), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. LBs NaVorro Bowman (wrist) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) practiced in full.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens could cut ties with LB Terrell Suggs, who has a $12.4 salary cap figure, which could be problematic. General manager Ozzie Newsome said the team would have to make a decision that could include letting go of Suggs.


Cornerback

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') is uncertain for training camp due to his torn Achilles' tendon. He has done it before, tearing his Achilles' Nov. 13, 2011, and making it back for the 2012 regular season. The team is hopeful he'll be able to do it again.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall said Wednesday, Jan. 8, in a television interview that he would love to transition from cornerback to safety.

CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (non-injury), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. LBs NaVorro Bowman (wrist) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) practiced in full.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. CB Champ Bailey (shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (concussion), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), C Steve Vallos (concussion) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) all fully practiced.

CB | Kayvon Webster | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. CB Champ Bailey (shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (concussion), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), C Steve Vallos (concussion) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) all fully practiced.

CB | Brandon Flowers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (concussion) and CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) are doing better after suffering concussions during the Wild Card playoff game. Both are currently going through the concussion protocol.

CB | Alfonzo Dennard | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OG Logan Mankins (ankle), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.


Strong Safety

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (hip) and LB K.J. Wright (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. TE Luke Willson (ankle) practiced in full.

SS | Duke Ihenacho | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. CB Champ Bailey (shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (concussion), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), C Steve Vallos (concussion) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) all fully practiced.

SS | Steve Gregory | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OG Logan Mankins (ankle), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.


Free Safety

FS | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OG Logan Mankins (ankle), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. Jeromey Clary (shoulder), DE Sean Lissemore (shoulder) and FS Eric Weddle (hamstring) all were limited in practice.

FS | LaRon Landry | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Aubrayo Franklin (rest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8. C Khaled Holmes (calf), LB Josh McNary (concussion) and FS LaRon Landry (concussion) fully participated in practice.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Jay Gruden | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden met with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, Jan. 7, about their vacant head coaching job, and he is expected to meet with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Jan. 9, concerning their vacancy.

OC | Adam Gase | Denver Broncos | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings have requested permission from the Denver Broncos to interview defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their vacant head coaching position.

OC | Darrell Bevell | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn over the weekend. They're among at least six coordinators who have already interviewed with the team for their vacant head coaching position.

OC | Jim Caldwell | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have completed formal interviews with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell for their head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 8.

OC | Mike Sullivan | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is hoping that the team hires former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as their next offensive coordinator.

OC | Dowell Loggains | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Giants are interviewing former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains for their offensive coordinator position Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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