Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 7, 2013 @ 05:24:34 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins sent at least five pass rushers on 17 of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's 33 dropbacks (51.5 percent) in their Wild Card playoff loss, the second-highest pressure percentage Wilson has seen this season. When Wilson was able to get the pass off against the extra pass rushers, he completed 7-of-11 for 101 yards and a touchdown; however, he was also sacked a season-high five times.

QB | Andrew Luck | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck attempted 54 pass attempts in the team's AFC Wild Card game loss against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 6. The pass attempts were the most in postseason history by a rookie quarterback.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said Sunday, Jan. 6, during his post-game press conference that his knee buckled during the NFC Wild Card game early on during a pass attempt. He had it taped up again, and he continued to play until he took himself out of the game in the fourth quarter. Griffin said he was going to play if he could, noting he's the starter and gives the team the best opportunity to win. He did not feel his playing was hurting the team. He will have an MRI Monday, Jan. 7.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 12-for-23 for 282 yards and two touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card playoff game.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (triceps, elbow) said a deep bruise in his triceps muscle was the reason he did not pay in the Wild Card playoff game. Ponder was on the injury list because of an elbow injury but said his elbow was fine. Ponder said the injury affected his velocity as well as his arm angle.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had 20 rushes for 132 yards and a touchdown in the team's Wild Card playoff win, the most rushing yards he has had in a game since Week 13 of 2011. His 65 yards after first contact and a 3.3 yards after contact per rush average were higher than any game this season.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said Sunday, Jan. 6, that his defense's patience was key in holding Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to 99 rushing yards in the NFC Wild Card game win Saturday, Jan. 5. "Guys have a tendency to want to get to the ball, and that's when he makes his yardage, spilling the ball outside if you don't set the edge," Capers said. "I thought we did a much better job of that last night. There were a number of players where we had the same type of defense at the point of attack, but yet our backside people, we were more patient in holding out gap control. I thought that was a big factor in the game."

RB | DuJuan Harris | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday, Jan. 6, that RB DuJuan Harris has "something to do with" the team's growing focus on the run game.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice rushed for 70 yards on 15 carries and caught one pass for 47 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card playoff game. However, Rice did lose two fumbles during the game.

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce rushed for 103 yards on 13 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card playoff game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday, Jan. 6, that the team wanted to be smart with WR Jordy Nelson's (knee) reps in the NFC Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings. His limited playing time was based on personnel groups.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder) said Sunday, Jan. 6, his shoulder temporarily popped up. He was able to return to the NFC Wild Card game loss against the Seattle Seahawks, and he finished with four grabs for 50 yards.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 145 yards and one touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne caught nine passes for 114 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Giants impending restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz is believed to be looking for a new contract that will pay him an average of around $8 to $10 million per season.

WR | Kenny Stills | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills will forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he does believe TE Jermichael Finley's (shoulder) shoulder injury is serious but the team will know more Wednesday, Jan. 9.


Place Kicker

PK | Steven Hauschka | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks PK Steven Hauschka (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in the NFC Wild Card game, but he was able to finish the game. P Jon Ryan did handle kickoff duties after the injury, but Hauschka was able to continue kicking field goals and point-after attempts. He ended up with three field goals (32, 29, 22) and an extra point.

PK | Adam Vinatieri | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri missed a field goal in the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 6. It was his first missed field goal in the postseason dating back to Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
The Seattle Seahawks fear DE Chris Clemons (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's Wild Card playoff game. He will undergo further testing Monday, Jan. 7, to confirm the injury.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder) said Sunday, Jan. 6, that he plans to play in the Pro Bowl Jan. 27 in Honolulu before undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in one of his shoulders.


Linebacker

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) said Sunday, Jan. 6, that he expects to be fine to play in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Denver Broncos next week. He left the AFC Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a sprained right ankle.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps) said Sunday, Jan. 6, that his triceps muscle held up fine in the AFC Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts. He dropped an easy interception, and attributed the miscue to the brace he was using.


Cornerback

CB | Sean Smith | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are not close to an agreement with impending free-agent CB Sean Smith. Smith is looking for a deal close to the six-year, $43 million contract Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty signed before the season.


Free Safety

FS | Tom Zbikowski | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts FS Tom Zbikowski (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Wild Card playoff game and is considered questionable to return.

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