Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 18, 2010 @ 12:14:27 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy threw for 281 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6, which was the second most by a Browns rookie quarterback in franchise history, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. QB Eric Zeier holds the record for most passing yards by a Browns rookie QB with 310 in 1995. McCoy's passing yards were also the most by a Brown in a starting debut since QB Kelly Holcomb threw for 326 against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2002.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Kevin Kolb likely will start in Week 7 because QB Michael Vick (rib) is not healthy enough to play at this time, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill (forearm) will probably have screws inserted into his broken forearm and have it braced, reports The Detroit News' Chris McCosky. Hill said the broken forearm won't sideline him for an extended period. It'll likely come down to a matter of how much pain he can endure. The Lions won't likely bring in another quarterback.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (thumb) injured the thumb on his non-throwing hand during the team's Week 6 game, and is scheduled to undergo X-rays on the injury Monday, Oct. 18, reports David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News. Romo does not believe the injury is serious.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Jason Campbell (knee) said during a television interview following Week 6 that he suffered a knee injury in the game and would undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 18, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is expected to start in Week 8 as long as he does not suffer any setback, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. The Lions have a bye in Week 7.


Running Back

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks (hamstring), CB Al Harris (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, reports Packers.com. All three are currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Kareem Huggins | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Kareem Huggins (knee) suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in Week 6 and will miss the rest of the season, reports Buccaneers.com.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (undisclosed) had to be helped off the field by the team's training staff during Week 6 against the Washington Redskins. Addai took a hard hit and fumbled the football before staying on the field for several minutes.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews returned to the starting lineup during Week 6, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews started for the first time since Week 1. Because the Chargers were down early, Mathews rushed just 12 times for 64 yards during the team's loss to the St. Louis Rams.


Fullback

FB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (quadriceps) said his pulled quadriceps felt OK during the team's Week 6 game, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said it would be a stretch for WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) to be ready for the team's Week 7 game, reports Jordan Raanan, of CSNPhilly.com.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Pierre Garcon (finger) injured his left ring finger in the first half of Week 6, but he is confident he will be fine, according to CBSSports.com. "I'll get some painkillers and try to wait and see how it feels. I'm going to take it day by day," Garcon said. "It will be alright."

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) was not able to play during the fourth quarter of a Week 6 loss to the St. Louis Rams, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed WR Davone Bess to a two-year contract extension, reports FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (head) suffered a head injury in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to The Associated Press.

WR | Mardy Gilyard | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the team's Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers and his return was questionable, reports CBSSports.com.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Green Bay Packers have announced they have placed TE Jermichael Finley (knee) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ankle) had a protective boot on his injured left ankle following the team's Week 6 loss to the St. Louis Rams, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Gates rolled his ankle twice during the game. "I couldn't put any pressure on it," he said following the game. Gates will undergo further tests and his 85-game start streak could be in jeopardy.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (groin) tweaked his groin before the team's Week 6 loss to the St. Louis Rams, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. He hit a 41-yard field goal early in the game, but missed a 49-yard attempt when he slipped on the field.


Guard

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (Achilles') could miss two to three weeks because of an Achilles' tendon injury, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers C Doug Legursky (knee), OG Chris Kemoeatu (undisclosed) and DE Nick Eason (undisclosed) all suffered injuries during the team's Week 6 game but were able to return later in the game, reports Chuck Finder, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

OG | Robert Gallery | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Robert Gallery (hamstring) started for the first time in Week 6 since injuring a hamstring in Week 1 and said his hamstring held up "good," according to CBSSports.com. With Gallery back, the offensive line allowed only two sacks.


Defensive Line

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (neck) said he will get a second opinion on his neck injury this week and hopes to get more concrete news on when he can return, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 6, and head coach Mike Tomlin said the injury could be an issue moving forward, reports Chuck Finder, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Linebacker

LB | Karlos Dansby | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby (knee) said he hyperextended his knee in the team's Week 6 game and did not suffer any serious damage, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. Dansby said his knee was fine after the game.

LB | Brady Poppinga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Brady Poppinga (knee) is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday, Oct. 19, according to Packers.com. Poppinga's timetable to return will not be known until after the surgery.

LB | Zack Follett | Detroit Lions | Injury
The Detroit Lions have announced LB Zack Follett (neck) underwent an MRI and CT scan at a hospital Sunday, Oct. 17, but both came back negative. Follett has feeling and movement in all of his extremities.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (ankle) is expected to be ready to play in Week 8, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. The Lions have a bye in Week 7.

LB | DeMeco Ryans | Houston Texans | Injury
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 6, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.


Cornerback

CB | Eric Wright | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns CB Eric Wright gave up two of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's touchdown passes in Week 6, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. Wright gave up a 29-yard touchdown catch to Steelers WR Mike Wallace in the second quarter and an eight-yard TD pass to WR Hines Ward in the third quarter. "I felt like I was in good position," Wright said regarding Wallace's touchdown catch. "I turned and looked for the ball and couldn't find it. Next thing I know he had it in his hands for a touchdown. You've got to find a way to put yourself in better position to see the ball. Maybe if I would have backed up and got off a little earlier, I would've been in better position. But I felt like I was close enough to make a play, I just couldn't track the ball." Wright struggled in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens when WR Anquan Boldin caught eight passes for 142 yards and three scores.

CB | Chevis Jackson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent CB Chevis Jackson (Falcons), according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Al Harris | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks (hamstring), CB Al Harris (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, reports Packers.com. All three are currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

CB | Kelly Jennings | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Dexter Davis (hamstring) and CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) both suffered hamstring injuries in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears, according to Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

CB | Zackary Bowman | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Zackary Bowman (foot) suffered a foot injury in the team's Week 6 game against the Seattle Seahawks, reports CBSSports.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks (hamstring), CB Al Harris (knee) and SS Atari Bigby (ankle) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, reports Packers.com. All three are currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Free Safety

FS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings FS Husain Abdullah (concussion) suffered an apparent concussion in the team's Week 6 game, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.

FS | Anthony Smith | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded FS Anthony Smith to the Green Bay Packers, a source told Greg A. Bedard and Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It is not known what the Jaguars will receive in return.

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