Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 30, 2011 @ 09:24:05 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13.

QB | Donovan McNabb | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to cut QB Donovan McNabb with five games remaining, as they would be on the hook for $1.48 million is no team claimed him. The likely scenario is that McNabb serves the remainder of the season as the backup to QB Christian Ponder and then weighs his options after the season.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will meet the Cincinnati Bengals for the second time this season in Week 13, this time at home. Roethlisberger threw for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Week 10 meeting. Over his past six games against the Bengals, he has just four TD passes with four INTs, and he hasn't hit the 300-yard mark in 11 straight games against Cincinnati dating back to Week 13 of the 2005 season.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will face the Cleveland Browns in Week 13 for the seventh time in his career. He has eight career touchdowns and just three interceptions in six previous matchups with the Browns. He has managed 262 or fewer yards in five of those six games, although he did pass for 342 yards in Week 9 of the 2009 season against Cleveland.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, although he won't be going up against QB Peyton Manning (neck). In his past six career meetings with the Colts, Brady is averaging 265 yards passing, and he has at least two touchdown passes in five of those six outings. The Colts rank 18th in passing defense, allowing 238.7 yards per game with 19 TD passes allowed through 11 games.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman will make his fourth career start against the Carolina Panthers in Week 13. He tossed four TD passes with no interceptions in two games against the Panthers last season.

QB | Vince Young | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Vince Young took first team reps Tuesday, Nov. 28, and he is expected to start in the Week 13 game Thursday, Dec. 1.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) and DL Alan Branch (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 29.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Jake Delhomme will serve as the backup to QB T.J. Yates. Delhomme's agent said he has been working out and staying in shape.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (foot) will undergo surgery Wednesday, Nov. 30, to fix a Lisfranc injury to his foot.


Running Back

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (toe) is expected to play Week 13 despite being listed as questionable for the game.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells' franchise-record 228-yard rushing performance against the St. Louis Rams in Week 12 does not exactly strike fear in the heart of Dallas Cowboys DL Marcus Spears. The Cowboys will square off with Wells and the Cardinals in Week 13. "I heard he ran the ball well," Spears said, "but I watched DeMarco (Murray) run for 250-something on that same defense."

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) said he would like to practice this week; however, he does not know what his availability will be after suffering an ankle injury in Week 12. "I'm doing good," Starks said. "I think it helped a lot to get a couple days off. Get to rest a little bit, do some treatment and come back healthy." Starks downplayed his latest injury. "It's nothing horrible," Starks said. "Obviously, the knee was more of a concern because I was bent up and things like that and it felt weird a certain ways, but that went away fast. Nothing's really a big deal."

RB | Michael Bush | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush has received a heavy workload in the absence of RB Darren McFadden (foot). After carrying the football 30 times in Week 10 and Week 11, Bush was on the field for 68 of the 71 snaps on offense in Week 12.

RB | Maurice Morris | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Maurice Morris could start in the team's Week 13 game if RB Kevin Smith (ankle) can't go.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13, the second meeting between the two AFC North Division rivals this season. Mendenhall made just 44 rushing yards on 16 carries in Week 10, but he was able to find the end zone twice. He has three TDs in his past three games against Cincinnati.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens and RB Ray Rice will face the Cleveland Browns in Week 13. Over his past three games against the Browns, Rice has at least 80 rushing yards. He also has two touchdowns over the past four games. The Browns rank 29th in the NFL against the run, allowing 138.6 yards per game.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson will face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13. Last season, he posted 129 rushing yards with two scores, and he added 86 receiving yards, in the two games. Jackson has four career 100-yard rushing yards against the 49ers, but he hasn't accomplished the feat since Week 16 of the 2008 season. The 49ers rank first against the run this season, allowing just 75.5 yards per game, and they haven't given up a rushing TD this year.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore will meet the St. Louis Rams in Week 13. Last season, he faced the Rams once, and posted 87 rushing yards, with a touchdown, and totaled 154 total yards from scrimmage. He has eclipsed 100 rushing yards four times in the past seven games against St. Louis. The Rams are dead last against the rush this season, allowing 159.0 yards per game.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount will make his second career start against the Carolina Panthers in Week 13. Last season, he posted 19 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 10. Blount is coming off back-to-back 100-yard performances, and the Panthers rank 28th in the NFL in rushing defense.

RB | Roy Helu Jr. | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. was proclaimed the starter heading into Week 13 after he managed 108 yards rushing, and a 28-yard touchdown, in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. "He got tough yards," head coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday, Nov. 29. "He broke tackles. He made some people miss. You could see elusiveness, some power. You saw some speed. That's what you're looking for in a running back."

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that he isn't ready to dismiss RB Felix Jones from a key role in the offense. "He's played very well for us," Garrett said. "And Felix will continue to get himself acclimated back into the offense and be a big-impact type player for us like he's been in the past."


Fullback

FB | Darrel Young | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins FB Darrel Young (concussion) will be re-evaluated later this week. His status for Week 13 against the New York Jets remains uncertain.

FB | Tony Fiammetta | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FB Tony Fiammetta (illness) has missed the past two games, and it is uncertain if he'll return again this season. He was making a huge difference in the run game, as RB DeMarco Murray rushed for 601 yards, with 8.0 yards per carry, in four games behind Fiammetta. In two games without Fiammetta, Murray has totaled just 160 rushing yards at 3.4 yards per carry.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder, hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (concussion) will not play in Week 13.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins (knee) will need surgery for the knee injury which landed him on the season-ending Injured Reserve list, but it is not believed that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker has 29 receptions for 250 yards and two touchdown receptions in five career game against the Indianapolis Colts, the team's opponent in Week 13. He has never had a 100-yard game against the Colts.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne will face the New England Patriots in Week 13. He has two straight 100-yard games against the Patriots, although he was working with QB Peyton Manning (neck) in those contests. He also has three touchdowns over his past two meetings with New England, and five TDs in eight career games against the Patriots. He is coming off a season-high 122 yards with a touchdown in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.

WR | Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal (foot) was wearing a walking boot Monday, Nov. 28, after suffering an apparent injury in the second quarter of the Week 12 game.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said the team's third receiver role changes on a week-to-week basis between WRs Taylor Price, Chad Ochocinco and Tiquan Underwood. "It's a week-to-week deal," O'Brien said. "This week it could be Taylor, it could be Ocho, it could be Tiquan, it could be somebody you guys have never heard of. That's the beauty of what we do. At some point in time, hopefully, every one of those guys will contribute to what we're trying to get done."

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR DeSean Jackson will start against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 Thursday, Dec. 1. Jackson was benched in the fourth quarter in Week 12.


Place Kicker

PK | Graham Gano | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins had a field goal and extra point blocked in Week 12, but head coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday, Nov. 29, that PK Graham Gano was not to blame. Shanahan reiterated he is staying with Gano, who has struggled over his first two seasons. "Sometimes it's a tough decisions do you go with a young guy like Graham? Is he going to keep on getting better or is he not going to take advantage of opportunities? I don't know," Shanahan said.

PK | Kai Forbath | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys will keep PK Kai Forbath on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list for the rest of the season, which means his rights will remain with the club into the offseason.


Offensive Tackle

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT King Dunlap (concussion), LB Moise Fokou (ankle) and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 13. Rodgers-Cromartie was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, while the other two did not practice.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl moved back to his old position of left tackle in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints with OT William Beatty (eye) out. OG Kevin Boothe started in place of Diehl at left guard.

OT | William Beatty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl moved back to his old position of left tackle in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints with OT William Beatty (eye) out. OG Kevin Boothe started in place of Diehl at left guard.

OT | David Mims | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs promoted OT David Mims from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 29.


Guard

OG | Kevin Boothe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl moved back to his old position of left tackle in the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints with OT William Beatty (eye) out. OG Kevin Boothe started in place of Diehl at left guard.


Defensive Line

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and is listed as probable for Week 13.

DL | Torell Troup | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction
The Buffalo Bills have placed DT Torell Troup (back) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team signed practice squad DE Lionel Dotson to their active roster.

DL | Keyunta Dawson | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions have re-signed free-agent DE Keyunta Dawson. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

DL | Alan Branch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) and DL Alan Branch (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 29.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle) will not be available to play in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers and will be "out a while" with an ankle ailment.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.


Linebacker

LB | David Hawthorne | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB David Hawthorne (knee) and CB Richard Sherman (calf) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (hand) will have surgery to fix his broken right hand later this week.

LB | Keith Rivers | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Keith Rivers (wrist) will stay on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list and might not be activated until after the season.

LB | Greg Lloyd Jr. | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles placed LB Moise Fokou (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 29, and promoted LB Greg Lloyd Jr. from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

LB | Larry Foote | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Chris Carter (hamstring) and Larry Foote (hamstring) are both dealing with hamstring injuries. Carter will be questionable for Week 13, but Foote's injury isn't as serious.


Cornerback

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OT King Dunlap (concussion), LB Moise Fokou (ankle) and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 13. Rodgers-Cromartie was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, while the other two did not practice.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CBs Dominique Franks and Chris Owens might see more time in Week 13 against the Houston Texans, as CBs Brent Grimes (knee) and Kelvin Hayden (toe) might not be available. Franks and Owens saw extensive playing time in Week 12.

CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CBs Dominique Franks and Chris Owens might see more time in Week 13 against the Houston Texans, as CBs Brent Grimes (knee) and Kelvin Hayden (toe) might not be available. Franks and Owens saw extensive playing time in Week 12.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.


Strong Safety

SS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Vikings placed S Husain Abdullah (concussion), WR Michael Jenkins (knee), OL Cullen Loeffler (shoulder) and S Tyrell Johnson (hamstring) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 29. In corresponding moves, the team signed free-agent WR Stephen Burton (Vikings), DL Matt Katula (Patriots), S Jarrad Page (Eagles) and S Andrew Sendejo (Jets) to their active roster.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (concussion) is not experiencing concussion-like symptoms after being knocked out in Week 12, and head coach Mike Tomlin is "confident at this juncture" that Polamalu will start in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Polamalu will take concussion tests later this week.


Free Safety

FS | Stevie Brown | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
The Indianapolis Colts placed FS Stevie Brown (quadriceps) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 29.

FS | Kareem Moore | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FS Kareem Moore (Redskins) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Nov. 29.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (ankle), along with S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (knee) and DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) were not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29. Smith had his ankle wrapped but was not using crutches to get around.

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