Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Tuesday, Jan. 7

by KFFL Staff on January 7, 2014 @ 09:19:39 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had tension with his wide receivers. Griffin also would brag that he could procure favors from the team owner and influence the direction of the franchise. Griffin also led a public campaign to have the team's offense altered for him.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is standing by QB Andy Dalton after he turned the ball over three times in the team's Wild Card loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Jan. 5. Dalton is 0-3 with six interceptions and one touchdown in his playoff career, good for a QBR of 17.9. "I believe in his abilities, I believe in his makeup, I believe in his maturity. And I believe in his ability to let the last play go and move on to the next play. That's probably one of his best attributes of all," Lewis said.

QB | Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is excited to work with QB Mike Glennon, and Smith said Glennon is "strong-armed" and has "great pocket presence." Smith said he hired offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford because "I wanted to get a guy that had been a quarterback guru for my offensive coordinator."

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Nick Foles will have competition for the starting job this off season, and he said he won't shy away from the competition.


Running Back

RB | Storm Johnson | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
UCF RB Storm Johnson is projected as a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but he announced Monday, Jan. 6, that he will forgo his senior season and enter the draft.

RB | Lache Seastrunk | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk announced he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. According to NFLDraftScout.com's rankings, Seastrunk is ranked the No. 4 running back, and No. 62 overall prospect.

RB | DuJuan Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is hopeful of being part of a 1-2 running back punch with RB Eddie Lacy next season. He entered training camp as the team's starting running back, but a right knee injury sidelined him in the offseason, recurred in the preseason and landed him on season-ending Injured Reserve. He said at midseason that there was fluid on the knee and irritation of the patellar tendon, but no structural damage after surgery in August. He expects to be ready for the offseason program and organized team activities (OTAs) in the spring.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee), TE Ben Hartsock (knee), DT Colin Cole (calf) and S Quintin Mikell (hand) did not take part in the team's light workout Monday, Jan. 6, but head coach Ron Rivera expects them all to practice Wednesday, Jan. 8, and be available for the team's Divisional Round game this weekend.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB James Starks may look for a starting job in free agency but could also re-sign with the Packers if he is not able to find a better situation.

RB | De'Anthony Thomas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas has announced that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) plans on playing in the team's Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos this weekend despite being limited in the second half of the Wild Card game with his ankle injury. "My mindset is I'm playing," said Mathews, who praised the work of the team's running backs. "We keep fighting. Coach (Mike) McCoy says it all the time. It's the next man up. We're all ready."


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) is running and is close to being able to run side-to-side.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said WR Julio Jones (foot) is doing well in his rehab from foot surgery.

WR | Deion Branch | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent WR Deion Branch (Patriots) and practice squad WR Josh Lenz to their active roster. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team has also placed DE Fili Moala (knee) and CB Greg Toler (groin) on Injured Reserve.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (knee) said he will play in the team's Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. He's spent the past two weeks rehabbing his knee. "It's not about, 'Can I go?'" Smith said. "It's how confident do I feel when I am going? I will play Sunday. It's about how much of that do I don't worry about the knee. That's when the confidence increases." Smith is expected to be back at practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is hoping his next contract is finalized before next season, but he said he'll be patient if it isn't. He's at the end of the third year of a four-year deal that will pay him roughly $20 million total. "I'll just play it by ear," Green said. "My body of work speaks for itself. Whatever they want." Green set career highs in 2013 in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,426), and he also had 11 touchdowns for the second straight season.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WRs Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin both said they would like to re-sign with the team this offseason.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was not certain about WR Percy Harvin's (hip) status for this week's game. "We'll see what happens," Carroll said. "He's got a lot of hard days here this week to see if he can make it through it. He looked very good last week. There was no indications that he wouldn't at that point. So the accumulation of the days and the workload, we need to see how that wears on him. It's still delicate in a sense, and he's going to go ahead after it as best he can."

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree had eight catches for 125 yards in the team's Wild Card win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 5. "People talk about cold weather and it'd be tough to catch balls," head coach Jim Harbaugh said, referring to the five-degree temperature at kickoff. "But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It's unbelievable." It was only Crabtree's sixth game back from offseason Achilles' surgery.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson wants a new contract. Jackson said he is deserving after a career year.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his knee Thursday, Jan. 9.

TE | Scott Chandler | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent TE Scott Chandler said he would like to re-sign with the team but understands he may have to sign with another team during the offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) said Monday, Jan. 6, he does not care whether he returns to play on the right side or left side in 2014, he just wants to play. "That's going to have to be something that (head coach Mike McCarthy) and everybody upstairs will have to evaluate," Bulaga said. "Wherever they need me to play, I'll play."

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals could show interest in Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent OT Branden Albert if he hits the free-agent market this offseason.

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) is expected to play in the team's Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos despite playing through an ankle injury for much of the year.


Guard

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (foot) is still dealing with pain in his foot in the aftermath of surgery and then a recurring bout of MRSA, according to two sources. There is doubt Nicks will be able to play again next season, or ever again. The team might cut Nicks during the offseason, as he is due a base salary of $7 million this season. "Carl is trying to deal with the pain and play again, but we'll see if he can get through it," one source said Monday, Jan. 6.

OG | Jonathan Cooper | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper (leg) said he has started jogging and is on track to participate in offseason workouts.

OG | Matt Slauson | Chicago Bears | Transaction
Chicago Bears OG Matt Slauson agreed to a four-year contract worth $12.8 million with $4.9 million guaranteed.


Defensive End

DE | Greg Hardy | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, Jan. 6, because of bronchitis.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Brandon Spikes (knee) will get a second opinion on his knee injury to see if rest is the proper treatment for the injury.

LB | Shaun Phillips | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos DE Shaun Phillips (illness) is dealing with with an illness and was sent home from practice, according to head coach John Fox.


Cornerback

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields (knee) suffered a bone bruise, according to an MRI. He will not need to undergo surgery.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Dowell Loggains | Free Agent | Free Agents
Former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will accompany former Titans head coach Mike Munchak at his interview with the Detroit Lions Friday, Jan. 10.

OC | Josh McDaniels | New England Patriots | Transaction
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels confirmed Monday, Jan. 6, that he interviewed with the Cleveland Browns for their vacant head coaching position during the team's bye week.

OC | Jeff Tedford | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he wanted a quarterback guru as an offensive coordinator, and that is what led him to Jeff Tedford.

OC | Greg Roman | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings have reached out to San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman for their head coaching position.

OC | Mike Sherman | Free Agent | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins relieved offensive coordinator Mike Sherman of his duties Monday, Jan. 6.

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