Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 27, 2010 @ 09:35:45 PDT



QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has been hit roughly 20 times a game so far this season, according to John Clayton, of In Week 2, Vick was hit on 24 of his 44 pass plays. In Week 3, he was sacked three times, tackled on four running plays and had 10 additional hits by the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (arm) suffered a stinger in Week 3 but stayed in the game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I got a stinger," Favre said. "A pinched nerve or a stinger. I don't know if you've ever had one. It's kind of like you hit your funny bone and it's not funny. That's what that was." Favre said he didn't feel too bad after the game.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne hit 26 of 44 passes for a career-high 363 yards against the New York Jets during Week 3. Henne threw two touchdowns and had one interception during the team's loss.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 29-for-53 for a career high 455 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 3, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Kyle Orton | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton 37-for-57 for a career-high 476 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 3, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said it is too early to tell if QB Jimmy Clausen or QB Matt Moore will start in Week 3, reports The Associated Press.

Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is off to the best start of his career after three games, according to Kevin Seifert, of Peterson has 392 yards on 70 carries with three touchdowns and zero fumbles. Peterson's success is even more remarkable, particularly considering the team's struggles in the passing game so far.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (thumb) said his injured thumb held up fine in Week 3 and he plans on taking the protective pad off next week, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (knee) remains upbeat that he will be able to play in the team's Week 4 game, according to Kevin Van Valkenburg, of The Baltimore Sun. "Right now, everything is standard," Rice said. "I'll take some tests on Monday, but everything looks positive." The Ravens are being vague about the extent of Rice's injury; however, head coach John Harbaugh said there is no ligament tear in the knee.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin) will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 27, according to the team's Twitter page. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he is fairly certain Jackson's injury is not a torn groin muscle.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said rookie RB Jahvid Best (toe) was bothered by a toe injury during the team's Week 1 game, but Best said the injury he dealt with in Week 3 was a "totally new" injury, reports The Associated Press. Best was held to 26 yards on seven rushing attempts during the Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He also had two catches for 13 yards. Best said he suffered the injury when he was tackled after catching a pass over the middle of the field. "I got up and my toe wasn't feeling right," Best said.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for a team-high 70 yards on 15 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins during Week 3. Tomlinson also caught three passes for 18 yards. Tomlinson once again out-played second-year RB Shonn Greene, who rushed 10 times for 36 yards during the game.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (leg) has already shed his crutches, reports Kara Henderson, of The NFL Network. Bush is expected to be out four to six weeks, but reports have said he may be ahead of schedule and try to return sooner than the initial estimated time.

Wide Receiver

WR | Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Kevin Walter scored a touchdown in Week 3, according to John McClain and Jenny Dial, of the Houston Chronicle. Walter is the only Texans receiver to score in all three games this season.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith expressed frustration over his role in the team's Week 3 game, according to Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer. Smith did not catch a pass until midway through the fourth quarter, and finished with just three catches for 22 yards. "I wouldn't necessarily call it frustrated; just disappointed, let down," Smith said. "If they throw a ball, they're going to throw me the ball. I've still got a job to do. I think I ran some pretty good routes. You've got to evaluate yourself. I'm a horrible quarterback, a terrible defensive back. I'm not going to tackle at linebacker. My best job is a wide receiver, and i'm going to run the routes they call. And hopefully they're sufficient and the ball comes. If it does, I'll try to catch it, and if it doesn't, I can't catch air."

Tight End

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe (leg) should be all right, according to head coach Brad Childress, reports The Associated Press. The Vikings have a Week 4 Bye, so Shiancoe will have plenty of time to rest before their Oct. 11 game against the New York Jets in Week 5.

Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski missed three of his six field goal attempts in Week 3, reports The Associated Press.

PK | John Carney | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints will work out free-agent PK John Carney (Saints) at some point this week, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (leg) left the team's Week 3 game because of a leg injury but was able to return to the game, according to's Mike Reiss.


OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (knee) suffered a sprained right knee in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game, reports's Calvin Watkins.

OG | Louis Vasquez | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Louis Vasquez (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in Week 3 and was carted off the field, according to Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.


CB | Cedric Griffin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin (knee) started at right cornerback in the team's Week 3 game, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was Griffin's first game since injuring his knee last season.

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) injured his hamstring during the team's Week 3 game, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

CB | Jason McCourty | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty (arm) suffered an arm injury in Week 3 and had the arm in a cast on the sidelines, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

Free Safety

FS | Oshiomogho Atogwe | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (thigh) suffered a right thigh injury in the team's Week 3 game, reports The Associated Press.

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