Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 7, 2010 @ 09:49:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (quadriceps) has been receiving treatment for a bruised quadriceps, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, head coach Andy Reid said Vick will be ready to practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said the decision to start QB Alex Smith over QB Troy Smith in Week 14 was made because it allows for the team to use the entire playbook, particularly with RB Frank Gore (hip) out, according to CBSSports.com.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable heaped praise on QB Jason Campbell Monday, Dec. 6, after a Week 13 win against the San Diego Chargers, reports Vittorio Tafur, of the San Francisco Chronicle. "I thought this was the best he's done," Cable added. "We always talk to him about it, but (Monday) there was a calmness about him. I've felt for about three days now that he was really confident."

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) tweaked an ankle in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 6, that the injury did not appear serious.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (shoulder) will not need surgery on his sprained shoulder but will need to rest the shoulder in order for it to heal, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes Favre will be truthful with him about how the shoulder feels and if he will be able to play in Week 14.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (nose, foot) could miss practice time this week because of the surgery on his nose but is expected to play in Week 14, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Running Back

RB | Kenneth Darby | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Kenneth Darby (ribs) suffered sore ribs in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Darby is listed as day-to-day.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner has gone over 1,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Turner is currently sixth on the team's all-time rushing list with 3,632 yards. Turner has also scored a touchdown in three consecutive games.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Dec. 6, that RB Chris Ivory is understanding the offense and blocking much better now, reports NewOrleansSaints.com. "For Chris, it's getting accustomed to the reads and the runs. Then with the second part of your question, the biggest challenge often times for running backs is the protections and that's an area that he continues to work on and needs to work on and as he can do that, we'll expand his role accordingly," Payton added.

RB | Julius Jones | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday, Dec. 6, that RB Julius Jones (ankle) tweaked an ankle in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he was able to return to the game, reports NewOrleansSaints.com.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) said Monday, Dec. 6, that he might be back in Week 14 against the St. Louis Rams, reports Nakia Hogan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Head coach Sean Payton added he is "cautiously optimistic" Thomas will be back against the Rams.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (neck) was limited in practice Monday, Dec. 6.

RB | Mike Hart | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

RB | Donald Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

RB | Brian Westbrook | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon shared the running workload in the Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, according to The Associated Press. Westbrook played 34 snaps and Dixon was on the field for 18 offensive plays.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon shared the running workload in the Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, according to The Associated Press. Westbrook played 34 snaps and Dixon was on the field for 18 offensive plays.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said the team is optimistic that RB Darren Sproles (concussion) will be able to play in Week 14, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Sproles is still suffering from a headache.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Ryan Torain (hamstring) will practice without any limitations Wednesday, Dec. 8, reports The Washington Post.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent RB Lorenzo Booker (Eagles), reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in the team's Week 13 game but should be fine, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson only received four carries in Week 13 because the team used their base offense and two-tight end packages and used RB James Starks more in those formations, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The Packers were expected to use more multiple receiver sets, which Jackson sees most of the snaps.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he likes how RB James Starks ran the football in the team's Week 13 game and the team will continue to work with him on different aspects of his game, reports Rob Demovsky, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I like his running style," McCarthy said. "Everybody is going to talk about how high he (runs) just because of his particular build. But he's a talented young man and when he comes off the back end, you better watch out, it's going to the end zone. He has that kind of ability. He falls forward, and the bigger backs have that ability, and that's the difference. That's the difference between second-and-7 and second-and-4. And that's what we'll continue to train him to do. He has that little different dimension than the other two guys."


Fullback

FB | Le'Ron McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain (ankle) said he believed he could have played in the team's Week 13 game but the coaches thought the injury was still bothering him, reports The Baltimore Sun's Edward Lee. McClain said he is working on getting healthy for Week 14.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 6, that WR Chaz Schilens (foot, knee) played eight plays in Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers, according to Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Cable added that Schilens will see his role expanded each week barring any setbacks.

WR | Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Monday, Dec. 6, that WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) has not been ruled out for Week 15 against the San Francisco, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. However, it's more likely Crayton returns in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White has set a new career-high for receptions in a season with 91 catches, surpassing his previous best of 88 back in 2008, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. White is just nine catches shy of becoming the first Falcons receiver to catch 100 balls in a season since former RB Eric Metcalf in 1995.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) was limited in practice Monday, Dec. 6.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

WR | Legedu Naanee | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) is considered doubtful for the team's Week 14 game because of a hamstring injury, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said WR Vincent Jackson (calf) will try to run Monday, Dec. 6, but it is too early to tell if he will be available for Week 14, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) underwent surgery Monday, Dec. 6, to repair a fractured fibula he suffered in Week 13, sources told ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.

WR | Brett Swain | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said WR Brett Swain (knee) should be able to play in Week 14 despite having a knee contusion, reports Packers.com.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) is still likely to be a late-in-the-week decision for Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

TE | Billy Bajema | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Billy Bajema (knee) suffered a bruised knee in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bajema is listed as day-to-day.

TE | Jacob Tamme | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

TE | Dan Gronkowski | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have placed LB Joe Mays (knee) and TE Dan Gronkowski (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports The Associated Press.

TE | Evan Moore | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he is not sure if TE Evan Moore (hip) will be able to practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, but should be ready to play in Week 14, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (ankle) suffered a high left ankle sprain during the team's Week 13 game but was able to return to the game, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.


Place Kicker

PK | Joe Nedney | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to place PK Joe Nedney (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Dec. 6, according to The Associated Press. PK Jeff Reed made three field goals in place of Nedney in Week 13.

PK | Jeff Reed | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to place PK Joe Nedney (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Dec. 6, according to The Associated Press. PK Jeff Reed made three field goals in place of Nedney in Week 13.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid did not have a status report Monday, Dec. 6, for the availability of OT Winston Justice (knee) for Week 14, according to Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Justice hyperextended his knee in Week 13.

OT | Jason Smith | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams T Jason Smith (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 6, that he is hopeful Smith will return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts TE Brody Eldridge (rib) and OT Charlie Johnson (back) were limited in practice Monday, Dec. 6.


Guard

OG | Jeremy Zuttah | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Jeremy Zuttah likely will play at center while C Jeff Faine (triceps) is out of the lineup, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times.


Defensive Line

DL | Juqua Parker | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Juqua Parker (hip) is expected to play in Week 14, according to head coach Andy Reid, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

DL | Jacob Ford | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DLs Jacob Ford (knee) Jason Jones (shoulder) were limited in practice Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (hip), DL Tony Brown (knee), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (hip), DL Tony Brown (knee), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Ricardo Mathews | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Ricardo Mathews (back) practiced in full Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee) and DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) are not expected to play in the team's Week 14 game because of injury, reports Packers.com.


Linebacker

LB | Antonio Coleman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
The Buffalo Bills have placed LB Antonio Coleman (knee) on Injured Reserve, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

LB | Chris Chamberlain | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams LB Chris Chamberlain (wrist) is likely to wear a cast for a wrist injury he suffered in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he is expected to play in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He fought through a pretty painful injury, which happened early in the game," head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 6.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

LB | Pierre Woods | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills claimed LB Pierre Woods off waivers from the New England Patriots Monday, Dec. 6, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

LB | Na'il Diggs | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Na'il Diggs (pectoral) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 13, according to StLouisRams.com.

LB | Joe Mays | Denver Broncos | Injury, Transaction
The Denver Broncos have placed LB Joe Mays (knee) and TE Dan Gronkowski (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports The Associated Press.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and there is no timetable for his return, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.


Cornerback

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Kelvin Hayden (neck) could miss the team's Week 14 game, according to Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com.

CB | Orlando Scandrick | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (concussion) is expected to undergo more tests Tuesday, Dec. 7, to further evaluate the concussion he endured in Week 13, according to CBSSports.com. Scandrick said Monday, Dec. 6, that he still has headaches.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers (forearm) had surgery Tuesday, Dec. 7, to insert six screws and a plate to repair his right forearm, according to a source close to the situation, reports Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com. Powers broke the arm in Week 13. It is not yet known if Powers will be placed on Injured Reserve or if the team is holding out hope he can play again this season. But he certainly will be unavailable for Week 14.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (knee) is expected to play in Week 14, according to head coach Andy Reid, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CB | Jerome Murphy | St. Louis Rams | Injury, , Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo reported no change for CB Jerome Murphy (hamstring), reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Murphy was inactive in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he is listed as day-to-day.

CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams CB Ron Bartell (shoulder) aggravated his shoulder injury in Week 13, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bartell is listed as day-to-day.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB E.J. Biggers is expected to start in Week 14 against the Washington Redskins with CB Aqib Talib (hip) done for the season, reports Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyrell Johnson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings SS Tyrell Johnson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 but it is nothing serious, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (shoulder) and SS Gerald Sensabaugh (quadriceps) were injured in the team's Week 13 game but were able to return to the game, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.


Free Safety

FS | Craig Dahl | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams S Craig Dahl (knee) has a sore and swollen knee, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 6, that Dahl is day-to-day, but is uncertain how much he'll be able to practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe), RB Donald Brown (ankle), DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DL Robert Mathis (rest), CB Jerraud Powers (arm), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

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