Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 6, 2010 @ 09:28:19 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (shoulder) said following Week 13 that he was not overly concerned about the shoulder injury he suffered in the game, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. However, Favre also admitted that he could not have thrown the football after suffering the injury.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (shoulder) said he is still feeling discomfort, according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. He has trouble laying on his left shoulder and can't really drive the ball when he throws it in practice. Romo is not sure when he'll return to the team. "That's not up to me, that's up to other people," Romo said. "The debate is for me to get healthy and play football, that's what I do. At the end of the day, a couple of things in life you try and do and one of them for me is obviously playing football, If I could play football. You're always wanting to come back."

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning went 36-for-48 for 365 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in the team's Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys, reports The Associated Press. Manning has thrown 11 interceptions in the last three games, four of which have been returned for a touchdown.

QB | Derek Anderson | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he did not put QB Derek Anderson (undisclosed) back into the team's Week 13 game because Anderson did not seem right after taking several hard hits, reports The Associated Press. Whisenhunt said Anderson would be checked out for a possible concussion.

QB | Max Hall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Max Hall (shoulder) said he dislocated his left shoulder in Week 13 and expects to miss a few weeks, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) returned to the field in name only during Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders, reports Scott Bair, of The North County Times. Mathews was active for the game, but head coach Norv Turner never put him in the game. The team largely abandoned the run after falling behind 14-0 early in the game, and Mathews has problems with pass protection so they kept him on the sideline. "There wasn't a physical thing. I wanted to play Ryan. He will play next week. The way the game went and with Ryan having to play the (pass) protection part of it, Tolbert is a lot more experienced in terms of those things. I thought it was the right thing to do," Turner said.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson had a reduced role during the team's Week 13 win over the San Francisco 49ers, reports Gary D'Amato, of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. With rookie RB James Starks carrying the ball 18 times, Jackson had just four carries for 13 yards rushing. He also had four receptions for 63 yards. Starks is a big back at 6-foot-2 and 218 pounds, and he may be more powerful than the 5-foot-10, 216-pound Jackson. "I don't want to get into different styles," Jackson said. "Starks, he did great today."

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson had a reduced role during the team's Week 13 win over the San Francisco 49ers, reports Gary D'Amato, of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. With rookie RB James Starks carrying the ball 18 times, Jackson had just four carries for 13 yards rushing. He also had four receptions for 63 yards. Starks is a big back at 6-foot-2 and 218 pounds, and he may be more powerful than the 5-foot-10, 216-pound Jackson. "I don't want to get into different styles," Jackson said. "Starks, he did great today."

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Darren Sproles (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 13 game and will sit out the remainder of the game, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB DeShawn Wynn (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 13 and is questionable to return to the game, reports CBSSports.com.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers were limited to just 21 yards rushing during a Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders, reports Christopher Smith, of Chargers.com. RB Mike Tolbert had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games entering Week 13, but was held to just seven carries for 16 yards. "They went up on us quick. When you get behind quick you have to do things that you didn't necessarily game-plan to do or want to do. We had to put the ball in the air," Tolbert said.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens (foot, knee) saw limited action in Week 13 but did not catch a pass, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (ankle) is expected to miss at least the team's Week 14 game with an ankle injury, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Williams could miss a few weeks with the injury, although he is not expected to be placed on Injured Reserve.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (hand) needed stitches in his hand after suffering a laceration on a 27-yard reception during Week 13, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Obomanu wasn't able to return to the game after the injury. "I'll be back and I'll be able to play next week," he said following the game.

WR | Randy Moss | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Randy Moss continues to be a non-factor for the Titans, his third team this season, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Moss was targeted three times during a Week 14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he caught just one of them for 13 yards. Moss has five catches for 62 yards in four games with Tennessee, all of which have been losses. Moss declined comment after the game. With WR Kenny Britt (hamstring) nearing a return, Moss could see even fewer opportunities soon.

WR | Legedu Naanee | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) aggravated a hamstring injury that has bothered him since Oct. 10, reports Scott Bair, of The North County Times. Naanee was not able to return to the game after suffering the injury.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (pectoral) said he has a good sense he will be able to return to action during Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. Smith also is pretty sure he will be playing in pain when he returns. "It's tough, but that's how it's going to be probably for the rest of the year. I'm going to have to learn to deal with it," Smith said of playing through pain. He hopes to be able to practice with the team Wednesday, Dec. 8.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant (ankle), who will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right ankle, showed dynamic playmaking ability during his first season, reports Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News. Bryant hauled in 45 passes for 561 yards and six touchdowns, while also contributing a pair of punt returns for touchdowns during the season. Bryant, however, also was plagued with injury problems. He had a high right-ankle sprain during the preseason, along with minor ailments to his ribs, tailbone, hip and left ankle during the season. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones acknowledged the injury will be hard on Bryant, who refused to talk to reporters after their Week 13 game, but noted that this may help Bryant mature.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe did not record a catch against the Denver Broncos in Week 13, according to The Associated Press.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (finger) injured his finger and OT Vernon Carey (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 13 game, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

WR | Laveranues Coles | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have announced they have re-signed free-agent WR Laveranues Coles. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Tight End

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle during the team's Week 13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Due to a poor field conditions, Gonzalez was wearing extra long cleats, which he blamed for the ankle injury. He expects to play during the team's Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) played sparingly during the team's Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders, reports Scott Bair, of The North County Times. Gates is still dealing with associated pain from a torn plantar fascia. Despite the limited play, he still led the team with six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (concussion) was knocked out of the team's Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion, reports The Associated Press. He finished the game with one catch for nine yards.

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 13 and will not return to the game, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the team's Week 13 game, reports CBSSports.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Flozell Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Flozell Adams (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's Week 13 game, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

OT | Vernon Carey | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (finger) injured his finger and OT Vernon Carey (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 13 game, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (shoulder) was out for some series during the team's Week 13 game because of a shoulder injury that has bothered him, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com. Williams was listed as questionable coming into the game.


Guard

OG | Eric Wood | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills C Geoff Hangartner (knee) and C Kraig Urbik (knee) may both be out of action, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com. "(We've) probably lost both of them," head coach Chan Gailey said following the game. If both are unable to play in Week 14, the team hopes C Eric Wood (ankle) will be able to return to play center.


Defensive Line

DL | Antonio Garay | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Antonio Garay (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during Week 13 but continued to play through it, reports Scott Bair, of The North County Times.


Linebacker

LB | Antonio Coleman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills LB Antonio Coleman (knee) was carted off the field in the team's Week 13 game after suffering a knee injury, reports CBSSports.com. He will not be able to return to the game.

LB | Nick Roach | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Nick Roach (hip) suffered a hip injury in Week 13 and is questionable to return to the game, reports CBSSports.com.


Cornerback

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (forearm) suffered a broken bone in his right forearm in Week 13, according to a source with knowledge of the situaiton, reports Mike Chappell, of The Indianapolis Star. There is no word whether Powers will be placed on Injured Reserve.

CB | Phillip Buchanon | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins CB Phillip Buchanon was replaced by CB Kevin Barnes in the starting lineup during the second half of the team's Week 13 loss, reports Barry Svrluga, of The Washington Post. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Buchanon didn't play well enough in the first half, which led to his benching. Barnes saw the most extensive action of his three-year career during the game, and was credited with three tackles and a pass defense.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hip) suffered a hip injury in the team's Week 13 game and did not return to the game, reports NFL.com's Frank Tadych.

CB | Tarell Brown | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 13, reports CBSSports.com.

CB | Nate Clements | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Nate Clements (knee) left the team's Week 13 game because of a knee injury but was able to return later in the game, reports CBSSports.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Courtney Greene | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars SS Courtney Greene (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 13 game, reports Frank Tadych, of NFL.com.

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