Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 5, 2012 @ 10:44:18 PDT



QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said there is no timetable for QB Kevin Kolb's (ribs) return but did say he expects Kolb back sooner rather than later.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (shoulder) is nearing a return to health with his injured left (non-throwing) shoulder and could be able to play again fairly soon, according to a source. The Titans are awaiting the results of an MRI Monday, Nov. 5, to determine if Locker might be cleared to play in Week 10, or if he needs to wait until after the bye week and return Nov. 25. Surgery to fully correct the shoulder problem remains a possibility for Locker in the offseason.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ribs) was really sore following Week 9, according to a source with knowledge of the situation; however, he is expected to be fine. The Redskins are on a bye in Week 10, so Griffin will have extra time to recover.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) left the stadium early Monday, Nov. 5, walking gingerly to the team bus because of a back strain. Romo, however, said he does not believe the injury to be serious.

Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece stepped up in Week 9 when RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) went down. He had seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in the second half, and he lined up at running back after Goodson left the game.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (shoulder) left the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter after banging up his shoulder. He did not return to the game, but said afterward that the shoulder is OK.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will meet with doctors Monday, Nov. 5. He said Sunday, Nov. 4, that he is optimistic he'll play in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wide Receiver

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) said he had to take painkillers before Week 9 to play on his injured left knee. Johnson met with QB Matthew Stafford, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and quarterbacks coach Todd Downing prior to the game to let everyone know what he could or could not do. Johnson wanted to play despite a knee injury, but had a limited range of motion. After the meeting, Linehan devised a strategy that would play to Johnson's strengths, and hide his weaknesses. "He (Linehan) called the game plan around that, for the most part. It's successful the way he did," Johnson said. It appears Johnson's injury is an issue he will deal with for the rest of the season. "It's probably something I'm going to have to deal with," Johnson said. "As much running as we do, especially in this game, it's stuff that really could take the whole season to get over with. It would be great if it can get over it before. It's something that I expect to linger. You just got to stay on top of it with treatments."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) was held without a catch or a target in the second half of Week 9. QB Tony Romo targeted WRs Miles Austin and Kevin Ogletree, along with TE Jason Witten instead.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) said the team's lack of production on offense in Week 9 led to his rift with head coach Leslie Frazier. After a promising second-quarter drive stalled in the red zone, Harvin sought out Frazier and shouted demonstratively at his coach. Harvin followed Frazier down the sideline, prompting Frazier to remove his headset and calm Harvin down. "I just want to score points," Harvin said. "It's frustrating not scoring. So, it was just a little frustration. Just was trying to get things right."

WR | Antonio Brown | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (ankle) did not suffer a high ankle sprain in Week 9 and the injury is not regarded as severe, according to a league source. Brown could play in Week 10.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 9 game against the Carolina Panthers, according to the team.

WR | Kealoha Pilares | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Kealoha Pilares (shoulder) left the Week 9 game against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter due to a shoulder injury and he did not return.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (knee) left the game early Week 9 but was able to return after having his knee checked on by the trainers.

Defensive Line

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (leg) suffered an apparent left leg injury late in the first half of Week 9 but returned in the second half.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Chris Canty (groin) said after the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that the groin injury he suffered in the loss is not serious.

DL | Peria Jerry | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry (knee) left the Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half due to a knee injury and he did not return.

DL | Desmond Bryant | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Desmond Bryant (heart) was taken to the hospital at the start of the second half in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a fast heart rate.


LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) will be evaluated further Monday, Nov. 5, after pulling his hamstring in Week 9; however, this is an injury that plagued Matthews since his rookie season. He missed most of training camp in 2009 and 2010 because of a left hamstring pull, but was able to manage the injury during the regular season. It appeared Matthews injured the same hamstring, although that has not been confirmed.

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) was shaken up in the Week 9 game against the Washington Redskins, and he feared he suffered another knee injury. "It was a scare," Davis said. "It was one of those plays where something happened. You see what's going on and then you get over it. It didn't hurt too bad. I was able to come back in and finish the game."

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright (concussion) left the Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was evaluated for a possible concussion.

LB | O'Brien Schofield | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB O'Brien Schofield (ankle) left the game early Week 9 because of a left ankle injury.


CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Aaron Williams (knee) left the game early Week 9 because of a knee injury.

Free Safety

FS | Matt Giordano | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders FS Matt Giordano (hamstring) left the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half due to a hamstring injury and was unable to return.

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