Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 4, 2012 @ 10:23:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) was not cleared medically to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, but he has a chance to return in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers. A determination on Roethlisberger won't be made until the middle of the week at the earliest.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow (ribs) said he could have played in Week 13 if he was active and tried to convince head coach Rex Ryan that he could play. Tebow said he underwent more X-rays Sunday, Dec. 2, but does not know what the results are at this point.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner indicated Monday, Dec. 3, that injuries and changes on the offensive line have contributed to RB Ryan Mathews' struggles in the run game. "I'm not going to take away from the effort those guys are giving or how hard (the offensive line is) competing," Turner said. "I don't know if I'm going to look at (the film) say Ryan had a lot of room to run." OT Jeromey Clary (knee) left the game early, as did OT Michael X. Harris (ankle) and OG Tyronne Green (hamstring).

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid indicated Monday, Dec. 3, that RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) is in Phase 3 of his recovery from a concussion.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he expects RB Mike Goodson (ankle) to be able to play Week 14.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) said his ankle is getting better Monday, Dec. 3, but gave no indication when he will be back.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (concussion) will enter the concussion program, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) will be very questionable for Week 14.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Week 13 was the first time in Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall's career that he was a healthy scratch after being demoted to No. 3 on the running back depth chart earlier in the week. The Steelers made the move likely because they wanted eight offensive linemen active instead of seven. OT Willie Colon (knee) was active but did not start at left guard. OG David DeCastro was active for the first time this year but didn't start, either.


Wide Receiver

WR | Seyi Ajirotutu | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu (hand) left the stadium with his right hand in a cast after the Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell (foot) is dealing with a sprained foot, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are unsure how WR Pierre Garcon (foot) will respond on a weekly basis. "You never know because he's not 100 percent healthy," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said last week. "So when he does feel good and stuff, you guys can see it. I think everyone can see it. He's a big-time player. That's what we hope to get. And when he's not fully going, I still think him out there helps us."

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot) said he hopes to begin running at some point in April. He would not say if he thinks he will be ready for training camp.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said WR Donald Jones (calf) is scheduled to practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, and is expected to play Week 14 if he does not suffer any setbacks.

WR | Matt Willis | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos WR Matt Willis (knee) and LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 3. This is an estimation since the Broncos did not practice.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said WR Jordy Nelson's (hamstring) hamstring injury is "not of a serious nature" Monday, Dec. 3.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said WR Titus Young will not be in the mix to replace WR Ryan Broyles (knee) because he is still not with the team.

WR | Ryan Broyles | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Week 13 and will miss the rest of the season.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (concussion) will enter the concussion program, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.


Tight End

TE | Jacob Tamme | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Jacob Tamme was used in the slot, catching nine passes for 89 yards in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as WR Brandon Stokley (hip) was inactive.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (ankle) does not have a high-ankle sprain, but rather a routine sprain, according to head coach Rex Ryan Monday, Dec. 3.

TE | Dominique Jones | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts waived TE Dominique Jones Monday, Dec. 3.

TE | Ed Dickson | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Ed Dickson (knee) and LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, foot) have a chance to play Week 14.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Ndamukong Suh won't be fined after giving Indianapolis Colts OT Winston Justice (concussion) a concussion in Week 13. Colts players insist that Suh and his teammates then celebrated the injury to Justice on the sideline. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league isn't looking into the incident because "there was no flag thrown and nothing illegal that appears on film."

OT | Sean Locklear | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT Sean Locklear (knee) left the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins due to a right knee injury.

OT | Jeromey Clary | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers OT Jeromey Clary (knee) had an MRI Monday, Dec. 3, for the knee injury suffered in Week 13. The results are not yet known.

OT | Matt Kopa | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles signed T Matt Kopa (Patriots) Monday, Dec. 3.

OT | T.J. Lang | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the ankle injury OT T.J. Lang (ankle) suffered in Week 13 is not considered serious.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans T Duane Brown (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 13 game, but will be fine according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said he suffered a bruised knee.

OT | Chris Hairston | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said it will be hard for OL Chris Hairston (foot, ankle) to make it back this week with a deep bruise on his foot and ankle.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins QB Jake Long (triceps) probably will miss the rest of the season after suffering a triceps injury in Week 13.


Guard

OG | Chris Kuper | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (hamstring), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), OG Manuel Ramirez (back) and DE Robert Ayers (non-injury) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 3. This is an estimation since the Broncos did not practice.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Steve Hutchinson (knee) was scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured knee. Head coach Mike Munchak said Hutchinson could miss a game but does not think the injury is season ending.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Week 13 was the first time in Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall's career that he was a healthy scratch after being demoted to No. 3 on the running back depth chart earlier in the week. The Steelers made the move likely because they wanted eight offensive linemen active instead of seven. OT Willie Colon (knee) was active but did not start at left guard. OG David DeCastro was active for the first time this year but didn't start, either.

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he is hopeful C Chris Spencer (knee) will be available for Week 14.


Defensive Line

DL | Ndamukong Suh | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Ndamukong Suh won't be fined after giving Indianapolis Colts OT Winston Justice (concussion) a concussion in Week 13. Colts players insist that Suh and his teammates then celebrated the injury to Justice on the sideline. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league isn't looking into the incident because "there was no flag thrown and nothing illegal that appears on film."

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DT Nick Fairley (thigh) suffered a thigh injury in Week 13 that kept him off the field at the end of the game. Fairley may be limited during practice this week but the injury is not considered serious.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DE Chris Kelsay (neck) is not ready to play yet and indicated Injured Reserve is a possibility for Kelsay.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said DE Jared Allen (back) will undergo an MRI because of lower back spasms. Frazier said Allen should be able to play Week 14.


Defensive End

DE | Kamerion Wimbley | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Kamerion Wimbley (toe) is dealing with a sore toe but it is not believed to be a long-term injury.


Linebacker

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens MLB Ray Lewis (triceps) could return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 5, seven weeks removed from triceps surgery.

LB | Wesley Woodyard | Denver Broncos | Injury
The injury to Denver Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers caused veteran LB Keith Brooking to stay on the field in nickel packages, and LB D.J. Williams was used in dime packages.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, the injury to Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) is to his biceps, and there is a concern it could be torn. Suggs posted on his official Twitter account that he is seeking a second opinion. He expects to miss time, but it is not considered season-ending.

LB | Kirk Morrison | Free Agent | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills waived LB Kirk Morrison Monday, Dec. 3.

LB | James Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers LB James Anderson (eye) was poked in the eye first quarter of the team's Week 13 game. Anderson had swelling in the eye and had trouble seeing the rest of the game.


Cornerback

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Dec. 3, that CB Rashean Mathis (groin) will play more in Week 14. "I should have had him in there earlier (in Week 13)," even though the Buffalo Bills didn't throw much early in the Week 13 game. Mathis had five games this season due to a groin injury.

CB | Aaron Ross | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Ross (calf) suffered a calf strain in the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills, and head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Dec. 3, that Ross is considered day to day. Mularkey also indicated that CB Derek Cox (hamstring) is expected to practice on a limited basis this week.

CB | Derek Cox | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Ross (calf) suffered a calf strain in the Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills, and head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Dec. 3, that Ross is considered day to day. Mularkey also indicated that CB Derek Cox (hamstring) is expected to practice on a limited basis this week.

CB | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said CB Aaron Williams (knee) has made progress from his knee injury and hopes Williams has a chance to be active Week 14. Gailey said Williams was around 75 percent last week and hopes he will be close to full strength this week.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) still needs to go through more testing before he is cleared, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

CB | LeQuan Lewis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB LeQuan Lewis (knee) underwent tests on the knee injury he suffered in Week 13. Head coach Greg Schiano said the team should know the results of the tests Tuesday, Dec. 4.

CB | Leodis McKelvin | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (back) had to leave the game early Week 13 because of back problems.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyler Sash | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Tyler Sash (hamstring) left the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Dec. 3, due to a hamstring injury.

SS | Corey Lynch | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers SS Corey Lynch (quadriceps) and C David Molk (thumb) suffered injuries in the Week 13 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.

SS | Sherrod Martin | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers placed SS Sherrod Martin (knee) on the Injured Reserve Monday, Dec. 3, with damage to his anterior and medial collateral ligaments in his knee.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (calf) said he felt fine after his first game action in Week 13 after missing seven games. However, Polamalu had only two tackles in the contest.

SS | Kurt Coleman | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles SS Kurt Coleman (chest, ribs) is considered day-to-day with a cartilage bruise in his sternum and rib area.


Free Safety

FS | Robert Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Robert Johnson (foot) likely will miss the rest of the season because of torn ligaments in his foot.

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