Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 16, 2012 @ 09:49:02 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Draft
The Denver Broncos could look at selecting a running back prospect early in the NFL Draft to help alleviate pressure from QB Tim Tebow, who is expected to be the team's starting quarterback in 2012.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning wants to remain with the team for the 2012 season, according to his father, Archie Manning. However, before any decision is made he has to recover from neck surgery that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season. "Peyton kind of likes his roots in Indy," Archie Manning said. "We'll see what happens there. If that doesn't work and he can get healthy we'll see. That'll all work out. He's just trying to get healthy."

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Free Agents
New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson suggested Sunday, Jan. 15, during a television interview with ESPN that the team's "receivers" could be responsible for the anonymous bashing of QB Mark Sanchez. "I think some things that happened in the locker room between (Sanchez) and the receivers, I think that's where this is coming from - some of the disconnects that happened throughout the year, maybe some of the arguments you guys heard about throughout the year," Tomlinson said. "So I think this is where it may be coming from."

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he felt QB Joe Flacco did a good job in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans. "I thought he did a great job under fire. That's a premier pass rush team and we didn't do a great job always of blocking," Harbaugh said.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 21 of 33 passes for 330 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. Manning's yardage total was a postseason best for his career. Manning threw for 311 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a Week 10 loss against the San Francisco 49ers, the team's opponent in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22.

QB | Chad Henne | Free Agent | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Chad Henne is expected to look to sign with a team where he will have the chance to compete for the starting job next season.


Running Back

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox does not want RB Willis McGahee to have 20 to 28 carries in a game, as he did six times this season. Fox would like to add another younger back and with a bit more speed.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Jets impending free-agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson suggested Sunday, Jan. 15, during a television interview with ESPN that the team's "receivers" could be responsible for the anonymous bashing of QB Mark Sanchez. "I think some things that happened in the locker room between (Sanchez) and the receivers, I think that's where this is coming from - some of the disconnects that happened throughout the year, maybe some of the arguments you guys heard about throughout the year," Tomlinson said. "So I think this is where it may be coming from."

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent RB Ray Rice in the offseason.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson is excited that head coach Jeff Fisher has been hired by the organization. "This is my fourth head coach, I've had two interims," Jackson said. "Now that I have confirmation that Jeff is going to be the guy, I'm very excited. I've only heard good things about him. Now I'm jumping for joy."

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw carried 12 times for 63 yards in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. He also added three grabs for 21 yards. Bradshaw missed the first meeting with the San Francisco 49ers, the team's opponent in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22, due to injury.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs carries nine times for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. His late touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the victory. Jacobs totaled 72 yards from scrimmage in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, the team's opponent in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22.

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Ryan Grant ran eight times for 33 yards in the Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the New York Giants. He also added three catches for 17 yards, and he lost a fumble. Grant is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

RB | Tashard Choice | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Tashard Choice this offseason.

RB | Tiki Barber | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Tiki Barber (Giants) said he is doing other things in his life and is not considering a comeback to the NFL.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks had 165 receiving yards in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, good for second-most in a playoff game in franchise history.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco played just one of his team's 66 snaps in the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Jan. 14.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he felt fine after the team's Divisional Round playoff game win against the Houston Texans. He missed the final two regular season games after surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his knee. "Yeah, I felt good," Boldin said. "I went to (QB Joe Flacco) before the game and told him, 'If you see me out there in one-on-one coverage, just throw it up. I'm make a play.' Fortunately, he was able to do that."

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) said it was "tough" missing the Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots. "I'm taking it day-by-day. Obviously, from last week to this week I'm feeling a lot better," Decker said. "Now with some time off, just got to take it slowly and make sure you get it healed correctly." Decker is expected to be ready for training camp, barring any setbacks.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (undisclosed) had five receptions for 74 yards in the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. Cruz was quiet until the fourth quarter when he had two important grabs for 28 yards. Cruz had six receptions for 84 yards in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, the team's opponent in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham hauled in three balls for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. Manningham tied a season-high with six receptions to go along with a season-best 77 yards and a touchdown in a Week 10 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, the team's opponent in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 22.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson was disappointing in the Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15, against the New York Giants, posting just 39 yards on three receptions. WR Randall Cobb checked in with 38 yards on three grabs, while WR James Jones was able to haul in just one reception for 16 yards.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Draft
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi could be on the roster bubble during training camp if the team signs a No. 1 wide receiver in free agency and also takes one in the 2012 NFL Draft.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) is considered questionable for the NFC Championship game because of a knee injury he suffered in the Divisional Round playoff game.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski played all 66 of his team's offensive snaps in the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Jan. 14.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he would not be opposed to the franchise tag. "If it happens, it's a business decisions," Finley said. "If I'm back in Green Bay, I'd love to be back in Green Bay. It's all a business decision." Finley is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

TE | Scott Chandler | Free Agent | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent TE Scott Chandler this offseason.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (jaw) said he hopes to receive medical clearance Monday, Jan. 16, in order to have a chance to play in the NFC Championship game.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Billy Cundiff booted two field goals in the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Houston Texans Sunday, Jan. 15. He ended up 19 for 19 on field goal attempts at M&T Bank Stadium this season.

PK | Dave Rayner | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Andra Davis, CB Reggie Corner, FS Bryan Scott and PK Dave Rayner this offseason.

PK | Phil Dawson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns may not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent PK Phil Dawson this offseason because his salary cap hit would be around $3.9 million.


Guard

OG | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens could place the franchise tag on impending free-agent OG Ben Grubbs in the offseason.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Chris Canty (leg) was helped off the field in the fourth quarter of the Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15, due to an apparent leg injury. The training staff was looking at both of his legs on the field, before helping him off the field. He didn't appear to be able to put any weight on his leg as he was helped to the bench.

DL | Red Bryant | Seattle Seahawks | Free Agents
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DL Red Bryant could receive interest from several teams if he makes to free agency.


Linebacker

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (quadriceps) said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he played through some pain in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans, and he was very careful with this quadriceps injury.

LB | Joe Mays | Free Agent | Free Agents
Denver Broncos LB Joe Mays is interested in returning to the team next season. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. "I would love to. I love it here. These last two seasons have been my best two years in the league," Mays said Sunday, Jan. 15. "Hopefully, the coaching staff feels I'm valuable enough to bring me back. I'm just looking forward to seeing what's going to happen, and hopefully they do bring me back."

LB | Andra Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Andra Davis, CB Reggie Corner, FS Bryan Scott and PK Dave Rayner this offseason.

LB | Mario Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans may place the franchise tag on impending free-agent LB Mario Williams if the two sides are not able to reach a contract agreement.


Strong Safety

SS | Deon Grant | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Deon Grant (head) left the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15, due to a head injury. He went to the locker room, passed concussion tests, and was able to return to the game.

SS | Bryan Scott | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Andra Davis, CB Reggie Corner, FS Bryan Scott and PK Dave Rayner this offseason.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (ankle) had X-rays after the Divisional Round playoff game win against the Houston Texans Sunday, Jan. 15, and they came back negative. He won't need an MRI.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins (neck) will meet with a doctor in March to re-evaluate the neck injury he suffered back in Week 2. Collins said Sunday, Jan. 15, that he will go through various scans and check his neck's range of motion. After the evaluation, he will make a decision on whether or not to resume his playing career. "It's cut and dry," Collins said. "If the doctor says I can go back, I'm definitely going to go back. If he says to stop, I'm definitely stopping."

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle left the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15, due to a hand injury. He had a cut on his hand, causing him to miss a few plays, but he returned after getting the hand bandaged.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Brian Schottenheimer | St. Louis Rams | Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have offered former New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer the team's offensive coordinator, and he will accept the position on head coach Jeff Fisher's staff, according to a league source Sunday, Jan. 15. All that's left to make it official is for the contract to be completed, according to the source.

OC | Dirk Koetter | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction
The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator.

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