Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 3, 2011 @ 10:19:44 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (foot) has a sprained left foot, according to team sources. The sources, however, would not speculate on his status for the team's Week 5 game. A scan performed Monday, Oct. 3, on Roethlisberger's left foot was negative for a fracture, the sources said. An MRI Sunday, Oct. 2, had indicated a possible fracture but the test was inconclusive because of swelling in the foot.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hand) said the middle finger in his throwing hand "popped out of place" in the first half of Week 4. However, he was not listed on head coach Andy Reid's injury report following the game.


Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (groin) appeared to be limited in Week 4 by the groin he strained during the team's Week 3 game. McFadden rushed for 75 yards on 14 carries.

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the team's Week 4 game.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) left the game Week 4 because of a hamstring injury and is considered questionable to return.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 4 and his return to the game is questionable.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham was temporarily demoted during Week after he drew the ire of QB Eli Manning for running several incorrect routes. WRs Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were in two-receiver sets for most of the last three quarters. Manningham said he was physically fine, though.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson emerged as the team's No. 3 receiver heading into their bye week with a strong Week 4 performance. Robinson had seven receptions for 116 yards.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he was not "overly concerned" about the injury to WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and would wait for test results before speculating on its impact.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker said he's come all the way back from a season-ending knee injury he suffered in January 2010. "I feel like I'm past that. I feel like this is the best I've ever felt. This is the best I've played in my career," Welker said. Welker leads the NFL with 616 receiving yards.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers and WR Jordy Nelson agreed to a three-year, $13.35 million contract extension Sunday, Oct.3, according to a source. The deal includes $5 million in guarantees, and there are incentives which could push the value to $15 million, according to the source. The deal runs through 2014.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks confirmed WR Mike X. Williams (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said after the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins that WR Malcom Floyd (groin, shoulder) is playing with a shoulder injury, in addition to his groin ailment.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said WR Vincent Jackson (leg) suffered a strained leg muscle in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. "He couldn't turn it completely loose," Turner said. "It will be a day-to-day thing."

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice had three receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. In two games back from injury, Rice has instantly jelled with QB Tarvaris Jackson, posting 188 yards and a score on 11 receptions.

WR | Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver (knee) left the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos due to a left knee injury, but he was able to return and find the end zone in the fourth quarter. He finished with three catches and 20 yards.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. He tied an NFL record by catching two touchdowns in four straight games.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith caught eight passes for 181 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 4. Smith also became the franchise all-time leader in receiving yards, surpassing former WR Muhsin Muhammad.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham has recorded seven touchdowns in his last seven regular season games dating back to last season. This season, Graham ranks fifth in the league in receiving yards (367) and tied for eighth in touchdown receptions (three).

TE | Daniel Fells | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Daniel Fells (knee) left the Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a knee injury. He had two catches for 29 yards and a score before departing, and he also lost a fumble.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jason Peters | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Antonio Dixon (triceps) suffered a torn triceps muscle in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers. Dixon will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 3, as will OT Jason Peters (hamstring).


Guard

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals OT Brandon Keith (knee) suffered a sprained knee in Week 4 against the New York Giants and he was unable to return.

OG | Jacob Bell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OG Jacob Bell (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter in the team's Week 4 game.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (neck, groin) is hoping to return to play in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he said he is unlikely to be 100 percent healthy.

DL | Trent Cole | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
An MRI on Philadelphia Eagles DL Trent Cole (calf) showed a Grade 2 calf strain, which will likely sideline him for three weeks.

DL | Antonio Dixon | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Antonio Dixon (triceps) suffered a torn triceps muscle in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers. Dixon will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 3, as will OT Jason Peters (hamstring).

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (foot) suffered a foot injury in Week 4 against the Houston Texans. He was wearing a walking boot after the game, and he'll have an MRI Monday, Oct. 3, back in Pittsburgh.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he was unable to return.

DL | Gary Gibson | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Gary Gibson (hip) suffered a hip injury in the first quarter in the team's Week 4 game.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Oct. 3.

LB | Jerod Mayo | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) is expected to be out of the lineup for a month with a left knee injury.

LB | Aaron Curry | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Aaron Curry (hip) suffered a hip injury in Week 4 but is considered probable to return.

LB | Matt McCoy | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB Matt McCoy (knee) suffered what appeared what appeared to be a serious knee injury in Week 4 and will not return to the game.

LB | Jason Worilds | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 4 and is considered doubtful to return to the game.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (eye) suffered an eye injury in Week 4.


Cornerback

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (knee) suffered a sprained knee in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans, and he is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Oct. 3.

CB | Richard Marshall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Richard Marshall (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 4 and is considered doubtful to return.


Strong Safety

SS | Gerald Sensabaugh | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys SS Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 4 game. For Sensabaugh, it was the second concussion he suffered within a span of 10 months.

SS | Erik Coleman | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Erik Coleman (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 4 and is considered questionable to return to the game.

SS | Amari Spievey | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Amari Spievey (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4 and is considered questionable to return to the game.

SS | Chris Hope | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans SS Chris Hope (forearm) suffered a forearm injury in Week 4 and is considered questionable to return to the game.


Free Safety

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FS Tom Zbikowski (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 4 against the New York Jets.

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