Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 20, 2012 @ 09:37:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (elbow) was wearing a thin sleeve on his injured right elbow Sunday, Nov. 18, after the game. "It was just one of those things where if your hand locks up and your arm locks up, you can't throw," Gabbert said.

QB | Charlie Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Charlie Batch is expected to start at quarterback in Week 12 because of the injuries to QB Ben Roethlisberger (rib, shoulder) and QB Byron Leftwich (ribs, shoulder).

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich (ribs) fractured two ribs in the Steelers Week 11 game and is unlikely to play in Week 12.

QB | Chad Henne | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said QB Chad Henne will start in Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans based on a combination of QB Blaine Gabbert's (elbow) injury and Henne's performance in Week 11.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has not ruled out the possibility of QB Michael Vick (concussion) playing in Week 12.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt would not say who the starting quarterback will be for Week 12. QB John Skelton started Week 11 but was benched in favor of QB Ryan Lindley. Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb (ribs) is working his way back from injury.


Running Back

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Fred Jackson (concussion) is on track to return this week.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was optimistic Monday, Nov. 19, that RB Ben Tate (hamstring) might play in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Nov. 22. Tate has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said RB Ryan Mathews (neck) didn't start in Week 11 primarily because Mathews did not practice two days last week.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck, foot) "appeared to be fine today," Monday, Nov. 19, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Bradshaw said he passed his battery of tests last week. "I had like the same symptoms I had second game," Bradshaw said. "It was nothing serious. Just didn't want to risk anything."

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) was limited during the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did not participate in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is not feeling any stress at the idea of taking over the starting running back job after Willis McGahee (knee) was lost to injury in Week 11. "If my number is called, then it's called and I'll go in and do my job," Hillman said. "There's no kind of stress factor."

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he is hopeful RB Darren McFadden (ankle) will play in the team's Week 12 game.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) had a headache Monday, Nov. 19, and head coach Andy Reid said McCoy is in the early stages of his recovery. McCoy was "foggy and tired" Sunday following the game, and the team has no indication of if he'll be able to play in Week 12 Monday, Nov. 26.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) likely will not play Week 12 but has not been ruled out at this point.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said RB Jalen Parmele will continue to get most of playing time over RB Rashad Jennings while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) is out.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team will activate RB Beanie Wells (toe) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and expect him to play Week 12.


Wide Receiver

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) left the Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half Monday, Nov. 19, due to a knee injury and will not return.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) entered Week 11 with an ankle injury, and head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, Nov. 19, that Jones did not aggravate his injury.

WR | Andrew Hawkins | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Andrew Hawkins (knee) is being listed as day-to-day.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee, foot) said the extra rest during the bye week has his knee and foot feeling the best they have all season. "I'm pretty close," Nicks said of being 100 percent. "This is as close as I'm gonna be. If this is it, this is 100 percent."

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said WR Denarius Moore's (hamstring) hamstring injury from training camp is still a factor.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) would have been limited had the team practiced Monday, Nov. 19.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 19, following the team's bye week. "Most of the swelling is gone," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "It's just sore and pretty tender right now. So, we'll see how he feels when we come back on Wednesday." Harvin hasn't suffered a setback, but he's still too sore to return to action.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion), C Phil Costa (ankle), OG Ryan Cook (knee), OT Tyron Smith (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), DT Jay Ratliff (groin) and SS Charlie Peprah (concussion) did not participate in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the team's Week 11 contest.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury
The San Diego Chargers are not optimistic about the availability of OG Tyronne Green (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) and LB Larry English (calf) for their Week 12 game.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin was held without a catch in the team's Week 11 loss. "When you have . . . a guy making his first start in the league, other guys have to elevate their game, and I felt like as a team, we didn't do that," Maclin said.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation and DT Cullen Jenkins (foot) has a foot sprain but both should be able to practice this week.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins (foot) is dealing with a foot issue. He underwent an MRI, which showed no structural damage; however his foot is bothering him.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (back) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 19. The Texans did not practice Monday so this is an estimation.

TE | Logan Paulsen | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (hip) and OT Trent Williams (ankle) would have been limited in practice Monday, Nov. 19. Paulsen has a strained hip and Williams has a sprained ankle.

TE | John Phillips | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys TE John Phillips (ankle) fully participated in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

TE | Mike Caussin | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said TE Mike Caussin (knee) will be placed on Injured Reserve after his knee injury didn't improve drastically. Caussin started the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list but has been practicing with the team the last three weeks.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Ed Dickson (ankle) is dealing with a minor ankle injury.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (head) should be fine after dealing with concussion symptoms during the team's Week 11 game.

TE | Coby Fleener | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said the team is hopeful TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) will be able to play Week 12.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
The New England Patriots will have difficulty replacing TE Rob Gronkowski's (forearm) scoring as the tight end has seven touchdowns over his last four games.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (ankle) had an MRI reveal a high left ankle sprain. General manager Jerry Jones sounded optimistic that Smith would return soon.

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff played most of the final three quarters in Week 11 after OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) left the game with a hamstring ailment. Backus' streak of 186 straight starts will be in jeopardy in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 22. Reiff was called for two holding penalties, and the Green Bay Packers loaded his side of the line frequently.

OT | Khalif Barnes | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (groin) played for the first time since Week 2 in Week 11. "There was a little rust, but I shook it off during practice," Barnes said. "For the most part, I was pleased. I didn't have any pain. I was moving pretty good, and ... and I didn't give up any sacks. I'm bummed about the overall situation, but physically I felt pretty good."

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (hip) and OT Trent Williams (ankle) would have been limited in practice Monday, Nov. 19. Paulsen has a strained hip and Williams has a sprained ankle.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (groin) is expected to miss at least one more week because of his groin injury.


Guard

OG | Wade Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Wade Smith (ribs) is sore, but took part in the team's walkthrough. "All expectations are that he'll be ready to go (in Week 12)," head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Nov. 19.

OG | Jon Asamoah | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OG Jon Asamoah (thumb) is expected to return to action in Week 12. The team's makeshift offensive line allowed three sacks and was inconsistent all day. OLs Donald Stephenson made his first NFL start at right tackle but finished the game on the left side. OT Eric Winston started at right guard and finished at right tackle. OT Russ Hochstein made his first start at center and OL Brian Mattison made his team debut at right guard.

OG | Jake Scott | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Jake Scott started at right guard in Week 11 in place of OG Danny Watkins (ankle). Watkins was active in case of emergency. Scott was just signed last week but has experience with offensive line coach Howard Mudd's technique.

OG | Danny Watkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Jake Scott started at right guard in Week 11 in place of OG Danny Watkins (ankle). Watkins was active in case of emergency. Scott was just signed last week but has experience with offensive line coach Howard Mudd's technique.

OG | Ryan Cook | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion), C Phil Costa (ankle), OG Ryan Cook (knee), OT Tyron Smith (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), DT Jay Ratliff (groin) and SS Charlie Peprah (concussion) did not participate in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

OG | Tyronne Green | San Diego Chargers | Injury
The San Diego Chargers are not optimistic about the availability of OG Tyronne Green (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) and LB Larry English (calf) for their Week 12 game.

OG | Eric Olsen | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OG Eric Olsen could be an option at offensive tackle if OTs Zach Strief (groin) and Charles Brown (knee). Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Olsen's arms may not be long enough to play the position.


Defensive Line

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Nov. 19, that DL Shaun Cody (back, ribs) will be a game-time decision for the Week 12 game against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Nov. 22.

DL | Pernell McPhee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DL Pernell McPhee (knee, thigh) had no shot to play in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach John Harbaugh. However, Harbaugh said Monday, Nov. 19, that McPhee has a legitimate chance to play in Week 12.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata (knee, shoulder) made it through the Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers without aggravating his pre-existing injuries.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay (neck) said he can't do further damage to his neck by playing, and he is confident that he can play in Week 12. Kelsay was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 19, and head coach Chan Gailey was impressed.

DL | Jesse Nading | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (elbow), WR Lestar Jean (knee), DE Jared Crick (neck), LB Bradie James (thumb), LB Jesse Nading (foot), CB Brice McCain (knee) and SS SS Quintin Demps (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 19. The Texans did not practice Monday so this is an estimation.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle), DT Shaun Cody (back, ribs), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder) and LB Darryl Sharpton (hip, knee, neck) were limited during practice Monday, Nov. 19. The Texans did not practice Monday so this is an estimation.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion), C Phil Costa (ankle), OG Ryan Cook (knee), OT Tyron Smith (ankle), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle), DT Jay Ratliff (groin) and SS Charlie Peprah (concussion) did not participate in the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

DL | Mark Anderson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated DE Mark Anderson (knee) and CB Aaron Williams (knee) appear to be longshots to play Week 12.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the early diagnosis on DL B.J. Raji (ankle) is that the injury is not as severe as a previous ankle issue he had.

DL | Calais Campbell | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell (calf) said he is confident that he will be able to play Week 12 after missing Week 11 because of a calf injury.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation and DT Cullen Jenkins (foot) has a foot sprain but both should be able to practice this week.


Linebacker

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, despite injuries suffered in Week 11, Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher (ankle) is expected to play in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 22.

LB | Mario Haggan | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Mario Haggan's (elbow) injury in Week 11 could keep him out for several weeks or the rest of the season.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs' (Achilles') surgery differed from other Achilles' surgeries in that the doctors cut across his leg instead of up and down the leg, which is usually the case. The new surgery is done for a quicker recovery, and it could lead to the way Achilles' surgeries are handled in the future.

LB | Larry English | San Diego Chargers | Injury
The San Diego Chargers are not optimistic about the availability of OG Tyronne Green (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) and LB Larry English (calf) for their Week 12 game.

LB | Sean Weatherspoon | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Kevin Cone (groin), S Charles Mitchell (calf) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) all likely will return to the practice field this week, according to Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Keith Rivers (knee) was involved in a car accident last week in California and suffered a knee injury, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Rivers wasn't at practice Monday, Nov. 19. Coughlin hopes the injury is just a knee bruise, but Rivers is being evaluated by doctors.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous item, New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) appeared to be doing some light work during practice Monday, Nov. 19.


Cornerback

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) had an MRI Monday, Nov. 19, and the tests revealed a strained hamstring. He is likely to be a game-time decisions for the Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 22, against the Detroit Lions.

CB | Joe Haden | Cleveland Browns | Injury,
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (oblique) did everything he could before the game Sunday, Nov. 18, and the decision to make him inactive came right down to the wire.

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said CB Eric Wright (ankle) is being listed as week-to-week.

CB | Quentin Jammer | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers CB Quentin Jammer (calf) and LS Mike Windt (wrist) were injured in Week 11.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Wilson (shoulder) has a second degree strain of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He would have been limited in practice Monday, Nov. 19.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (back) and SS Danny McCray (hip) were limited during the team's abbreviated practice Monday, Nov. 19.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey indicated DE Mark Anderson (knee) and CB Aaron Williams (knee) appear to be longshots to play Week 12.

CB | Drayton Florence | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 11 game, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (groin) has not been ruled out of the team's Week 12 game, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said the team is hopeful CB Vontae Davis (knee) will be able to play Week 12.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) said he will test his ankle Tuesday, Nov. 20, and could practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, but he will not rush it as he does not want to risk a setback.


Strong Safety

SS | James Ihedigbo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens SS James Ihedigbo (neck) suffered a neck strain in the Week 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is expected to be fine. LB Dannell Ellerbe (thumb) is dealing with a thumb problem, and CB Chris X. Johnson (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring in the victory.

SS | Dwight Lowery | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars S Dwight Lowery (groin) has not been ruled out of the team's Week 12 game, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) will need ligament reconstruction surgery on his right knee, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Meriweather is expected to need at least six months of recovery time. His surgery will be sometime in the next two weeks.

FS | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Reed Doughty (finger) received stitches to close a wound on one of his fingers. He is expected to be able to play Week 12.

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