Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 26, 2012 @ 09:44:44 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow (ribs) is on the practice field Monday, Nov. 26; however, he is unlikely to do much during the session.

QB | Chad Henne | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne tied a career-high with seven completions of at least 15 yards downfield in Week 12. Since QB Blaine Gabbert (arm) injured his throwing arm, Henne has completed 12 of 17 passes of that distance for 418 yards and two touchdowns. Gabbert did not have 12 completions or throw for 400 yards on such throws until his sixth game of the season.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, rib) is showing signs of improvement. He slept much better this week, according to a source, even with his newborn son in the house. He has been able to hold his baby with his right arm, and doctors have determined his rib has healed enough that he doesn't risk further damage. Roethlisberger's pain tolerance and range of motion could determine whether he plays in Week 13.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to keep the starting quarterback job when QB Alex Smith (concussion) returns.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (concussion) received a concussion test during the team's Week 12 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was hit in the head while throwing a touchdown pass in the first half. The team's medical staff gave him the concussion test, but he passed and never missed a snap. Manning also had precautionary X-rays after the game. "I'm fine, everything checked out OK," Manning said. "I took a hit there, but I was cleared."

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday, Nov. 25, that he had good conversation with QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) after the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Weeden suffered a concussion in the second half, but was responsive afterward.


Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders teammates expect RB Darren McFadden (ankle) to return for their Week 13 game.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could be activated after RB Kendall Hunter (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 12.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (fibula) was sharing playing time with RB Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 12 before suffering a broken fibula. Bradshaw played in 29 offensive snaps while Brown was in for 24 snaps.

RB | Johnny White | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Johnny White (concussion) left the Week 12 game against the New York Giants and he was evaluated for concussion.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (toe) made his return from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list in Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams. He had 17 carries for 48 yards and a pair of touchdown runs.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (ribs) was visibly affected by his sore ribs in Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams, and he was limited to one carry for one yard, and he was not used on kickoff returns. RB William Powell saw more time as the third-down back, and he had six catches for 63 yards.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, the San Francisco 49ers fear WR Kyle Williams (knee) tore a knee ligament in the team's Week 12 game. As a result, WR A.J. Jenkins could be activated and see playing time.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) is not practicing Monday, Nov. 26.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring, hip) is still battling hamstring issues and now has a hip injury.

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent WR Anthony Armstrong (Jaguars). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WR | Chaz Schilens | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday, Nov. 26, WR Chaz Schilens (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 12.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said following Week 12 that WR Greg Jennings (abdomen) was healthy enough to play against the New York Giants; however, having only practiced a few times in the past two months, his endurance wasn't ready for game action. McCarthy is confident Jennings would practice without limitation this week and be able to play in Week 13.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) was active in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals despite missing the entire week of practice while wearing a walking boot. He finished with one catch for 38 yards.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (concussion) left the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a head injury. He passed the concussion testing and was cleared to return to the game.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Sunday, Nov. 25, he has no idea on a timetable for WR Percy Harvin's (ankle) practice work this week.

WR | Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore (head) was taken to the locker room late in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers after taking a big hit in the fourth quarter.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones (ankle) aggravated his ankle injury in Week 12 against the San Diego Chargers, but he was able to return to the game.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (head) left the game early Week 12 after suffering a possible concussion.

WR | T.Y. Hilton | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (head) returned to the game after missing some time with a head injury.


Tight End

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens do not believe TE Ed Dickson (knee) suffered any ligament damage to his knee in Week 12 against the San Diego Chargers, but he will underdo more testing.

TE | Kyle Rudolph | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings head coach confirmed after the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears that TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion) was experiencing concussion symptoms. He left the game in the fourth quarter. "Probably learn more regarding (him Monday)," Frazier said.


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Giants OT David Diehl (neck, shoulder) remained on the sidelines for the start of the second half in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers due to the burner he suffered in the first half. Head coach Tom Coughlin said at halftime that "it doesn't look good" for Diehl to return.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (ankle) will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 26, to determine the severity of the injury he suffered in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns. However, early indications are that his ankle is not broken.


Guard

OG | Lance Louis | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Lance Louis (knee) is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Nov. 26, but the extent of the knee injury he suffered in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings is not known at this time, a source said.

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer (knee) left the game early Week 12 because of a knee injury and is considered questionable to return.


Defensive Line

DL | C.J. Wilson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DE C.J. Wilson (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul (undisclosed) and SS Kenny Phillips (knee) were shaken up on the same play near the end of the third quarter in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. Phillips appears to have aggravated his right knee injury, while Pierre-Paul was able to walk off on his own power due to an undisclosed ailment.


Linebacker

LB | Brady Poppinga | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent LB Brady Poppinga (Rams). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Bruce Carter | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys have placed LB Bruce Carter (elbow) on Injured Reserve. Carter is expected to have surgery this week.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley's (ankle) ankle injury isn't believed to be serious, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) is expected to return before the end of the season, perhaps as early as Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, according to numerous sources. According to a source close to Lewis, the 37-year-old linebacker has been aggressively treating his triceps injury with a variation of the platelet-rich plasma therapy that helped former NFL WR Hines Ward return from a knee sprain to play in the team's Super Bowl XLIII victory. The source said Lewis could practice as soon as this week.

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (foot) left the Week 12 game against the San Diego Chargers, but he is hopeful to play next week.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (foot) was injured in the Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and his right foot was in a walking boot after the game.


Cornerback

CB | Brandon Carr | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr may see time as a slot cornerback with CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) out of action for the next few weeks.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins will see more playing time moving forward as a result of CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) missing the next few weeks following surgery. Jenkins is mainly an outside corner, but he'll see some time in the slot with Scandrick out.

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (ankle) is expected to fine after suffering an ankle injury in Week 12, according to a league source. Tillman was spotted wearing a walking boot after the game.

CB | Derek Cox | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CBs Derek Cox (hamstring) and Aaron Ross (dehydration) did not play in the second half of the Week 12 game against the Tennessee Titans due to injury. DE Austen Lane (leg) came out of the game late due to a leg ailment.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) said he is fine after aggravating a knee injury in Week 12. Phillips said keeping him out of the rest of the game was just precautionary. "I was like, 'Here we go again.' But I got to the sidelines and the doctors took a look at it," Phillips said. "It feels pretty good right now. I didn't want to take that chance to go back out there and miss the next week."

SS | Brandon Taylor | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers SS Brandon Taylor might make his debut in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals with SS Atari Bigby (groin) and Darrell Stuckey (hamstring) both suffering injuries in Week 12.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle (concussion) left the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter due to a concussion. He was injured near the end of regulation after a blind-side block by WR Anquan Boldin on a fourth-down play.

FS | Harrison Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (concussion) was unable to return to the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears after suffering a concussion. "Probably learn more regarding (him Monday)," head coach Leslie Frazier said after the game.

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