Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 16, 2010 @ 10:26:32 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) will be the No. 2 quarterback in the team's Week 11 game, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) will not require shoulder surgery, according to Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "Dr. Andrews informed the team today that his evaluation of Matthew's injury is consistent with the evaluation and diagnosis of the Lions' medical staff," the team said in a statement. "Matthew will continue the rehabilitation process that he began last week under the supervision of the team's medical staff." Stafford flew to Birmingham, Ala., Monday, Nov. 15, to consult with Dr. Andrews.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle, foot, calf, shoulder) is not expected to need an MRI on his injured throwing shoulder, reports ESPN.com. Favre had expected to need an MRI on his right shoulder, but he told ESPN's Ed Werder Monday, Nov. 15, that his shoulder is "no big deal - right now" and agreed with team officials that an MRI is not necessary. Head coach Brad Childress said trainers spoke with Favre on Monday and didn't think he would need a test. Childress expects Favre to miss practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, but return Thursday, Nov. 18.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable confirmed QB Jason Campbell will start in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, reports ANG Newspaper's Jerry McDonald. Cable said Campbell has earned it after winning four of his five starts.

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins placed QB Chad Pennington (shoulder) on Injured Reserve Monday, Nov. 15.

QB | Patrick Ramsey | Miami Dolphins | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have signed QB Patrick Ramsey (Jaguars).

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) was medically cleared to practice Monday, Nov. 15, but has been relegated to backup duties behind QB Troy Smith, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

QB | Troy Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers QB Troy Smith has taken over the starting duties at quarterback on a week-to-week basis, according to CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco. "I think they feel comfortable with both quarterbacks," head coach Mike Singletary said. "I don't think it's a big thing one way or the other. I think our team understands that I'm going to go with the guy that's winning right now."

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said QB Kerry Collins (calf) is expected to miss several weeks because of his calf injury, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne (knee) said he does not believe at this point that he will not be able to return this season, reports Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. He was getting treatment on his knee Monday, Nov. 15.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have agreed to a five-year contract extension with QB Donovan McNabb worth $78 million with $40 million in guaranteed money, reports ESPN's Michael Smith.

QB | Vince Young | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young (ankle) said his ankle was sore after playing in the second half of the team's Week 10 because of the injury to QB Kerry Collins (calf), reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent QB J.T. O'Sullivan (Chargers) Monday, Nov. 15, but it does not appear like he will sign with the team, a source told Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (calf) should be fine to play in Week 11 against the Houston Texans, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) will see a doctor about his latest setback from a hamstring injury, according to CBSSports.com. Torain was going to play in Week 10, but tweaked his hamstring warming up before the game. RB Keiland Williams started in Torain's place.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said RB Steven Jackson's (finger) finger injury seems to be mending, according to Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder) suffered a sore shoulder in Week 10, according to CBSSports.com. McCoy, however, should be available for Week 11, according to head coach Andy Reid.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) said sitting out the team's Week 10 game really helped his knee, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. He said he will be able to practice this week.

RB | Jason Wright | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB Jason Wright (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 10 game and will be evaluated throughout the week, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.


Wide Receiver

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (knee) could take some reps in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is listed as day-to-day.

WR | Randy Moss | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said the team plans to get WR Randy Moss more involved in the offense, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Fisher admitted there were some missed opportunities with the veteran receiver, who was targeted only four times and caught one pass for 26 yards in Week 10. "Randy has been here just a week, OK? We have a lot of stuff we will sift through and sort through and try to create more opportunities for him," Fisher said.

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (knee) will not take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to head coach Tom Cable, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (lung) will take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, 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) is expected to play in Week 11 with a broken right pinkie finger suffered in Week 10, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (pectoral) is expected to be sidelined until early December with a torn pectoral muscle, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Smith is considered week-to-week.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he expects WR Percy Harvin (ankle) will be able to play in Week 11, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Harvin was receiving treatment on his injured ankle Monday, Nov. 15.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (ankle) has a significant ligament injury as well as a fractured ankle and likely will not be able to play again this season, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) said an MRI revealed a slight tear in his groin, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Cotchery said he has not been given a timetable and has not been ruled out for Week 11.

WR | Gary Banks | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have released WR Gary Banks, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (quadriceps) was excused from practice Monday, Nov. 15, for personal reasons, reports Packers.com. Head coach Mike McCarthy did not provide an update on Driver's injury.


Tight End

TE | Zach Miller | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders TE Zach Miller (foot) should take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to head coach Tom Cable, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

TE | Anthony Fasano | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins have signed TE Anthony Fasano to a two-year contract extension worth $7.75 million, according to Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post. The deal includes base salaries of $1.9 million in 2011 and $3.6 million in 2012, according to NFL Players Association records. He also received a $2.1 million signing bonus.


Place Kicker

PK | Shaun Suisham | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent PK Shaun Suisham (Rams), according to The Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PK | Jeff Reed | Free Agent | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released PK Jeff Reed, according to The Associated Press.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (ankle) is listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury suffered in Week 10, according to Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An X-ray and MRI Monday, Nov. 15, were negative. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said the injury does not appear to be a high ankle sprain.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (shoulder) did not take part in practice Monday, Nov. 15, according to Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Long has some labrum damage; however, he might try to wear a shoulder harness so that he can play in Week 11, according to ESPN.


Guard

OG | Billy Yates | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Billy Yates (biceps) is expected to be placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a biceps injury in Week 10, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.


Defensive Line

DL | Juqua Parker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Juqua Parker (hip) suffered a hip flexor in the team's Week 10 game, according to CBSSports.com. Parker should be available for Week 11, according to head coach Andy Reid.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (undisclosed) and LB Clay Matthews (undisclosed) are not participating in practice Monday, Nov. 15, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Linebacker

LB | Ernie Sims | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Ernie Sims (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the team's Week 10 game, according to CBSSports.com. Sims should be available for Week 11.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 10 game, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (undisclosed) and LB Clay Matthews (undisclosed) are not participating in practice Monday, Nov. 15, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) has started to do some jogging and running, but he may not be ready to practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to head coach Tom Cable, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

CB | Sheldon Brown | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Sheldon Brown (shoulder, neck) is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Nov. 15, to see the extent of his shoulder and neck injuries, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


Strong Safety

SS | Pat Watkins | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent SS Pat Watkins (Cowboys), reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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