Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 27, 2010 @ 10:15:42 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he will spend the team's bye week to work on limiting his turnovers, according to CBSSports.com. "Eleven interceptions for seven games is way too much," Manning said. He added that a lot of the mistakes aren't mental, they're physical.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said QB Brett Favre (ankle) will not take any snaps during practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, reports Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald. Childress said Favre is considered day-to-day.

QB | Troy Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Troy Smith will start in the team's Week 8 game in place of QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder), according to head coach Mike Singletary, reports Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (rib) said he won't know if he's fully recovered until he receives his first hit in a game, according to Geoff Mosher, of The News Journal. Vick is scheduled to start in the team's next game Nov. 7. "I don't know if I can take a hit yet, but I can throw the ball strong," Vick said. "I think I have some more time to heal and some more time to just get stronger, so I'll stay in the weight room and continue to do the things that helped me get to this point."

QB | Max Hall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Max Hall (concussion) has passed his neurological tests and has been cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, a source told Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Hall should start in Week 8 if he does not have any problems during the week.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard (concussion) has been cleared to practice this week after passing post-concussion tests, according to The Associated Press. Garrard is expected to start in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson said he is ready to start in Week 8 against the New England Patriots if QB Brett Favre (ankle) is unable to play, according to The Associated Press. "I've been working hard throughout this whole process, and I'll continue to work hard," said Jackson. "Now it's about continuing to go out there and make plays."

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (clavicle) CT scan Tuesday, Oct. 26, revealed that he will not need surgery on his broken left clavicle, according to ESPN.com. Romo is expected to miss six to eight weeks, with the longer time period more likely.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said QB Kerry Collins (finger) played with a torn flexor tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand in Week 7, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon. Collins' injury will not require surgery.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (knee, ankle) is still day-to-day, and head coach Jeff Fisher is unlikely to make a decision on Young's availability for Week 8 until later this week, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon.

QB | Todd Bouman | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Todd Bouman (finger) suffered an injury to the ring finger on his passing hand in Week 7, and his status is uncertain for this week, according to The Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) will still be the team's starting quarterback when healthy, despite the strong effort from QB Jason Campbell in Week 7, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.


Running Back

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), OG Chilo Rachal (stinger), OT Joe Staley (stinger) and SS Taylor Mays (stinger) are considered day-to-day, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

RB | Derrick Ward | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Derrick Ward is expected to receive more touches behind RB Arian Foster, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.

RB | Chester Taylor | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said that RB Chester Taylor will take over as the team's goal-line back, according to Chicago Bears Radio Network's Zach Zaidman.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chris Chambers | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury,
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said WR Chris Chambers (finger) remains a big plan of the team's offense moving forward despite being inactive the last two weeks, according to CBSSports.com. "His arrow is still pointing. Unfortunately he had a little setback but he'll be back and I believe contributing in a big way," Haley said.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) said he is not sure when his ankle will be 100 percent healthy but it is feeling better than it did a few weeks ago, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "I'm feeling pretty good got 10 games left to gut out," Johnson said. "I still wear my (ankle) brace when I practice and whatnot. I'll continue to wear it until I feel comfortable not wearing it… But now I'm used to it. It doesn't limit me in any kind of way."

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal (groin) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 26, reports The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold. He aggravated his groin injury during the team's Week 7 game.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch has been targeted 20 times in his first two games with the team, according to Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) said he anticipates playing Week 9 but nothing is for certain at this point, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson still needs to undergo examinations from an independent neurologist before being cleared to return.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford could see an increased role in Week 8 should WR Louis Murphy (lung) be inactive, according to head coach Tom Cable, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Derrick Mason | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Derrick Mason (finger) underwent surgery to repair a broken right pinkie Monday, Oct. 25, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. He should be ready to play in Week 9.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (thumb) could be out a few more weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured right thumb, according to The Associated Press. "It's just something you can't put a timetable on because it has to do with how my body handles it," Collie said.

WR | Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) said he expects to play in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, according to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell. "I would be surprised if I didn't play," Gonzalez said.


Tight End

TE | Daniel Coats | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals waived TE Daniel Coats Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Trai Essex | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Trai Essex (ankle) is expected to be ready to play in Week 8, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Essex has missed the last four games because of an ankle injury.

OT | Flozell Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic that OT Flozell Adams (ankle) will be able to play in Week 8, according to Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), OG Chilo Rachal (stinger), OT Joe Staley (stinger) and SS Taylor Mays (stinger) are considered day-to-day, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (shoulder) will need surgery on his shoulder and will be out for at least four months, according to ESPN.com.


Guard

OG | Eric Steinbach | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Eric Steinbach (unknown) is currently sidelined with what head coach Eric Mangini described as soreness from the team's Week 7 game, according to CBSSports.com. Steinbach will return when practice resumes next week.

OG | Chilo Rachal | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), OG Chilo Rachal (stinger), OT Joe Staley (stinger) and SS Taylor Mays (stinger) are considered day-to-day, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (groin) is being listed as day-to-day with a slight groin strain, according to ESPN.com. If Holland and OG Kyle Kosier (Achilles', ankle) are unable to play in Week 8, OF Phil Costa will likely make his first NFL start at left guard. Kosier is doubtful to return to practice this week.

OG | Montrae Holland | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Montrae Holland (groin) is being listed as day-to-day with a slight groin strain, according to ESPN.com. If Holland and OG Kyle Kosier (Achilles', ankle) are unable to play in Week 8, OF Phil Costa will likely make his first NFL start at left guard. Kosier is doubtful to return to practice this week.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (knee) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 25, after missing the team's last two games, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.

OG | Robert Gallery | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Robert Gallery (calf) suffered a calf strain in Week 7, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. The injury does not appear to be serious, according to head coach Tom Cable.


Defensive Line

DL | Marcus Stroud | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DL Marcus Stroud (elbow) is expected to play in Week 8 after suffering a hyperextended elbow in the team's Week 7 game, reports Jay Skurski, of The Buffalo News.

DL | Mike Neal | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers placed LB Brady Poppinga (knee) and DL Mike Neal (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said DL Brett Keisel (hamstring) and LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) will be limited in practice this week, but one or both could play in Week 8, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DL Jason Hatcher (groin) could miss four to six weeks with a significant groin strain, according to ESPN.com. DL Sean Lissemore might be activated for the first time this year in Week 8.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) had surgery Monday, Oct. 25, to repair a partially torn triceps muscle, according to Mike Bires, of the Beaver County Times. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Smith may be able to return later this year.


Linebacker

LB | Jamar Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury
The Carolina Panthers are expected to place LB Jamar Williams (neck) on Injured Reserve, a source told Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

LB | Robert Ayers | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LBs Robert Ayers (foot) and Wesley Woodyard (hamstring) and FS Darcel McBath (foot) are not expected to travel with the team for their Week 8 game, reports The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold.

LB | Zack Follett | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Zack Follett (neck) is scheduled to meet with a neck specialist this week, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. He has been ruled out for Week 8 and is a candidate to be placed on Injured Reserve.

LB | Brady Poppinga | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction
The Green Bay Packers placed LB Brady Poppinga (knee) and DL Mike Neal (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn.

LB | Matt Wilhelm | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent LBs Matt Wilhelm (49ers) and Diyral Briggs (Broncos) to their 53-man roster Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn.

LB | Dave Herron | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Dave Herron (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Oct. 26.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said DL Brett Keisel (hamstring) and LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) will be limited in practice this week, but one or both could play in Week 8, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.

LB | David Thornton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans are unlikely to activate LB David Thornton (shoulder, hip) from the Physically Unable to Perform list barring an injury, according to The Tennessean's John Glennon.

LB | Xavier Adibi | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans LB Xavier Adibi (hamstring) and DL Earl Mitchell (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Oct. 25, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.


Cornerback

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said CB Tarell Brown (back) likely will not be able to play in Week 8, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (neck) might require surgery to fix a herniated disc in his neck, according to The Associated Press. The doctor that examined him said that surgery was needed. However, Jones will visit with other specialists before deciding to undergo a procedure. The surgery will not necessarily end his career.

CB | Andre' Goodman | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FS Brian Dawkins (knee) and CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) both participated in the media portion of practice Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to The Associated Press.

CB | Brandon McDonald | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals released CB Brandon McDonald Tuesday, Oct. 26.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (rib) was diagnosed with a rib muscle strain, according to ESPN.com. He is expected to be OK but is very sore.


Strong Safety

SS | Michael Lewis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams worked out free-agent CBs Geoff Pope (Eagles) and Ralph Brown (Cardinals), FS Gerald Alexander (Jaguars) and SS Michael Lewis (49ers) Tuesday, Oct. 26, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.


Free Safety

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the team's Week 7 game, reports Jay Skurski, of The Buffalo News.

FS | Taylor Mays | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), OG Chilo Rachal (stinger), OT Joe Staley (stinger) and SS Taylor Mays (stinger) are considered day-to-day, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FS Brian Dawkins (knee) and CB Andre' Goodman (thigh) both participated in the media portion of practice Tuesday, Oct. 26, according to The Associated Press.

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