Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 19, 2011 @ 09:02:53 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Chad Pennington | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans may show interest in Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Chad Pennington this offseason, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler posted a 78.7 when blitzed, 21st in the NFL, reports Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times. He also posted a 69.0 rating when under pressure, as opposed to a 97.4 rating without any pressure.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 134 of 208 passes (64.4 percent) for 1,795 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions when he was blitzed this season, reports Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times. Rodgers also led the NFL with a 102.5 passer rating when blitzed. The Packers meet the Chicago Bears on the road in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has a 106.9 passer rating in the playoffs, up from 65.5 in the regular season, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he is willing to make QB Peyton Manning the highest-paid player in the NFL, according to The Associated Press. A new deal with Manning would likely keep him with the team for the rest of his career.


Running Back

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith is interested in joining the Miami Dolphins, reports Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Smith, who is from Miami and a restricted free agent, told Kelly to deliver a message to the Dolphins: "Come get me."

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason, reports The Associated Press. Green-Ellis led the team in rushing this season with 229 attempts for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns.

RB | Sammy Morris | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots may need to address the running back position during the offseason, as RBs Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor are all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the season, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Fred Taylor | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots may need to address the running back position during the offseason, as RBs Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor are all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the season, according to The Associated Press.

RB | Kevin Faulk | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots may need to address the running back position during the offseason, as RBs Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor are all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the season, according to The Associated Press.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said there is no truth to a report that states the team would consider trading WR Dez Bryant, reports Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis said Tuesday, Jan. 18, he still believes in WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, despite just 37 receptions over his first two seasons, reports The Associated Press. "Explosion. He can catch, he's getting better, and he's a good guy," Davis said. "He's going to be good."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Flozell Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Jan. 18, that OLs Flozell Adams (illness) and Jonathan Scott (head, neck) are OK and expected to be ready to play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23, against the New York Jets, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

OT | Jonathan Scott | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Jan. 18, that OLs Flozell Adams (illness) and Jonathan Scott (head, neck) are OK and expected to be ready to play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23, against the New York Jets, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) will report to practice on a limited basis, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Head coach Mike Tomlin was non-committal on whether Smith would play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23, against the New York Jets. Tomlin hinted that if he did play, it would be on a part-time basis.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (hip) underwent hip surgery Monday, Jan. 17, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. Umenyiora could need as much as three months of recovery time.


Cornerback

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay might start in the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 23, if CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) is unable to play, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

CB | William Gay | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB William Gay might start in the AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 23, if CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) is unable to play, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (ankle) will be limited in practice this week, although head coach Mike Tomlin is confident Polamalu will play in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 23, against the New York Jets, reports Zach Berman, of The Star-Ledger. "If we are going to err, we are going to err on the side of caution," Tomlin said Tuesday, Jan. 18. "We will make sure that Troy is at Heinz Field Sunday at 6 p.m." Polamalu missed the regular season matchup between the teams in Week 15.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Josh McDaniels | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams hired former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels as their new offensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 18, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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