Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 13, 2010 @ 11:49:58 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) will not participate in practice until Friday, Sept. 17, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (thumb) did not suffer any setbacks to his broken thumb by playing during Week 1, reports The St. Petersburg Times. The team plans to continue to monitor his work so his thumb heals properly.

QB | Matt Moore | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said QB Matt Moore (concussion) was feeling a lot better after suffering a concussion in Week 1 and has not been ruled out for Week 2, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. Fox said Moore will start if he is fully healthy.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford completed 32 of 55 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 1 game, according to Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Although Bradford also had three interceptions, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt was impressed with Bradford. "He's a very good player," Whisenhunt said. "I wish another team had drafted him beside one in our division." LB Clark Haggans added, "He was poised. He made some great plays and took advantage when we didn't make great plays."

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) said he will go through tests this week and he is not sure if he will be healthy enough to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, reports Mike O'Hara, of FOX Sports Detroit. The Lions would not say after the game if Stafford had X-rays on his injured right (throwing) shoulder. Stafford was wearing a sling during the second half of the game.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick hit 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown while rushing 11 times for 103 yards in replace of injured QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) during a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Vick had a passer rating of 101.9, and it was the fifth time (including playoffs) during his career that he rushed for over a 100 yards in a game with a quarterback rating exceeding 100. He also became the third quarterback in NFL history to rush for more than 4,000 yards in a career. His 103 yards Sunday, Sept. 12, marked the 10th time in his career (including playoffs) that he has recorded a 100-yard game.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB Ryan Grant (ankle) has a significant ankle injury and will not play in Week 2, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The injury involves the ankle and the ligaments surrounding it and will need to undergo more testing.

RB | Justin Forsett | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RBs Justin Forsett, Julius Jones and Leon Washington all were in the mix at tailback during a Week 1 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Forsett led the way with 43 yards rushing on seven carries; he also caught three passes for 17 yards. Jones had a team-high eight carries, while rushing for 18 yards. Williams had six carries for 12 yards.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster rushed for a franchise record 231 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries in the team' Week 1 game, according to The Associated Press.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller rushed for only six yards on seven carries in the team's Week 1 game, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Mike Goodson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Goodson (undisclosed) was shaken up during the team's Week 1 game, reports Steve Reed, of CarolinaGrowl.com.


Fullback

FB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis started at tailback ahead of RB Jerome Harrison during Week 1, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plain Dealer. Hillis fumbled the ball during the game, which he said he believes was a lack of concentration and something he needs to fix moving forward. He finished the game with 41 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, while Harrison rushed nine times for 52 yards.

FB | Leonard Weaver | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 1 and will miss the rest of the 2010 season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Wide Receiver

WR | Maurice Stovall | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall (ankle) was held out of the team's Week 1 game to give his injured ankle more time to recover, reports The St. Petersburg Times. He could return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 15.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured ankle, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) hopes to be fully recovered soon so that he can practice more QB Derek Anderson and develop chemistry. Anderson and Fitzgerald failed to convert on a big-play opportunity in the second quarter of Week 1. "I got to get my body together and get out there and practice with him," Fitzgerald said. "I don't make excuses. I'm not where I want to be, but I could be a lot worse."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught eight passes for 56 yards in his debut in Week 1, according to CBSSports.com.

WR | Michael Clayton | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Michael Clayton (Buccaneers) is scheduled to work out for the Chicago Bears, reports ProFiles Sports.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton, who was just added earlier in the week, had a career-high 10 receptions for 119 yards in his St. Louis debut, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (groin) suffered an injured groin during the first half of the team's Week 1 game and did not return, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Charly Martin | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers WR Charly Martin (concussion) suffered a concussion during Week 1, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal caught a team-high eight receptions during Week 1 and finished the game with 98 yards receiving. His 98 yards receiving were higher than he posted in any single game during 2009.

WR | Randy Moss | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Randy Moss said if the team does offer him a contract until the offseason, he would consider it a slap in the face, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens his 15,000th career receiving yard during the team's Week 1 game, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco recorded his 10,000th career receiving yard during the team's Week 1 game, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley was being double covered for the majority of the team's Week 1 game but said he does not want to be a decoy in the offense during the rest of the season, reports Greg A. Berard, of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Finley said he will be watching tape to see what he can do to shake off any potential double coverages he will face later in the season.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez recorded his 1,000th career reception in the team's Week 1 game, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the first tight end in NFL history to reach the milestone.


Place Kicker

PK | Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby kicked a team-record 56-yard field goal during a Week 1 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, reports The Associated Press. He finished the game hitting both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point attempts.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for roughly a month, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Justin Harrell (knee) will miss the rest of the 2010 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Week 1, reports Packers.com.

DL | Jared Odrick | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DL Jared Odrick (foot) was scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured foot Monday, Sept. 13, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald.

DL | Connor Barwin | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DL Connor Barwin (ankle) suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 1, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Barwin dislocated his right ankle in the game.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DE Cullen Jenkins (hand) suffered a broken left hand and will continue to play in a cast, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Casey Hampton (hamstring) is questionable to return in Week 1 after suffering a hamstring injury, reports Rachel Nichols, of ESPN.


Linebacker

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) and LB Stewart Bradley (concussion) were not able to pass the concussion tests they were given Monday, Sept. 13, and were sent home, reports CSNPhilly.com's Jordan Raanan. The two players will be given the tests Wednesday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 17, until they pass. They will then have to meet with a doctor to undergo a neurological exam.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said LB Paul Posluszny's (knee) knee injury will not need surgery and will only keep him out for around two weeks, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

LB | David Hawthorne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB David Hawthorne (back) hurt his back during the team's Week 1 and will need further evaluation, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (neck), who suffered a neck stinger in Week 1, said he will be fine to play in Week 2, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. "I'm good," Ware said. Ware suffered a serious neck injury last year but he said this did not compare to that injury. "It's a stinger, a dinger, whatever you want to call it. Everybody who plays football it's part of the job," Ware said. Ware does not expect to undergo further testing Monday, Sept. 13.

LB | Brian Orakpo | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (leg) had to be helped off the field against the Dallas Cowboys during Week 1 and was attended to by trainers on the sidelines. He appeared to be favoring his lower left leg.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Keith Rivers (foot) suffered a foot injury in the team's Week 1 game, reports CBSSports.com.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said FS Bob Sanders (elbow) underwent an MRI on his injured elbow and the team is waiting for the results, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star.

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