Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 30, 2013 @ 07:07:57 PDT



QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) could play a series in the team's first preseason game Sunday, August 4. Romo would only play one series at most if he does get into the game.

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn has not done anything to lose his edge in the competition for the starting quarterback job. He has been fairly consistent and error-free during practices.

QB | EJ Manuel | Buffalo Bills | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he likely will name the starting quarterback around 10 days before the start of the regular season. Marrone did not say whether QB Kevin Kolb or QB EJ Manuel will start the first preseason game.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (ankle) indicated that he will be fine after suffering an ankle injury during practice Monday, July 29.

Running Back

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer said he has lost 25-30 pounds down to 230 pounds.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was the running back with the first-team offense for four of its five snaps in team drills to end practice Monday, July 29. Bell carried three times.

RB | Denard Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson was used on three Wildcat plays in practice Monday, July 29. Robinson ran the ball once, handed off to RB Maurice Jones-Drew another time, and completed a pass to WR Mike X. Brown the other time. Robinson reportedly struggled with the Wildcat during organized team activities (OTAs), but head coach Gus Bradley thinks Robinson has the potential to run the trick play. "We did it in OTAs and a couple of times he ran the ball and fumbled the ball and he didn't know how to pitch," Bradley said. "We're not going to give up on that. (Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch)'s philosophy is to get it in the playmaker's hands and we want to see if he's a playmaker and the threat he can give us."

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he hopes RB Arian Foster (calf) will be able to practice at some point during the middle of this week. Foster is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited to individual drills during practice Monday, July 29.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he wants to use multiple running backs this season and will use the hot hand at the position. "That's the big thing. Play the hot hand while you roll. If you've got to tap out for a play or two, we'll put the next guy in," McCoy said. RB Ryan Mathews has worked with the first-team and second-team offense during practice and is part of a rotation with RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown.

RB | Ryan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated this likely will be a make-or-break season for RB Ryan Williams in terms of his future with the team.

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram said he is feeling as healthy as he has been since entering the NFL. Ingram said he weighs around 215 pounds and hopes to stay under 220 pounds during the season.

Wide Receiver

WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb has been praising rookie WR Robert Woods. Kolb says Woods has been impressive, including his route running patience and savvy. "Stud. I mean, legitimately a stud," Kolb said Monday, July 29. "I've bragged on him a lot in the last two days and really through camp."

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars limited the reps of WR Cecil Shorts during practice Monday, July 29, giving other guys a chance to work with the first-team offense while giving Shorts some rest.

WR | Mike X. Brown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike X. Brown saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Monday, July 29.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) is not participating in practice Monday, July 29.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (undisclosed) limped off the practice field with a trainer after practice was over Monday, July 29. Head coach Greg Schiano did not appear to be concerned after practice, saying he did not know anything about an injury to Williams.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he hoped WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) was being limited for precautionary reasons.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Monday, July 29, because of tendonitis in his knee. Head coach Rob Chudzinski said he is not sure if Gordon will need to undergo an MRI but does not think the injury is serious.

WR | A.J. Jenkins | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins has not distinguished himself as the team's No. 2 wide receiver during training camp.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. will have a chance to compete for the No. 3 wideout job, and he's making the most of his opportunity early in training camp. Ginn's rare speed was on showcase over the weekend, and he connected on several deep passes with QB Cam Newton.

WR | Rod Streater | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater has been very consistent during practices and could become the go-to receiver in the passing game this season because the team he likely will be able to catch passes.

Tight End

TE | Sean McGrath | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Sean McGrath is making a positive impression in training camp with TE Zach Miller (foot) dealing with a foot issue. "It's a great opportunity," McGrath said. "Any time you're out there getting reps with the ones, it's a great opportunity."

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has indicated he has spent a lot of time with the wide receivers during camp, but he has not done any one-on-one work with the receivers against the cornerbacks and has only lined up outside a handful of times since training camp began. Davis said he is willing to line up as an outside receiver if the team asks him.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will still miss the 2013 season but could begin rehabbing his injury in six to eight weeks. Harbaugh said it appears Pitta has a good chance to be able to play next season.

TE | Visanthe Shiancoe | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Visanthe Shiancoe is expected to compete with TEs Billy Bajema, Matt Furstenburg and Alex Silvestro for the backup tight end job to TE Ed Dickson.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Jermon Bushrod | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears OT Jermon Bushrod (calf) is only dealing with a mild right calf strain. He was replaced in practice Monday, July 29, by OT Jonathan Scott. WR Brandon Marshall (hip) and DE Cheta Ozougwu (hamstring) were also held out.

Defensive Line

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (foot) is out of practice again Tuesday, July 30.

DL | Ezekiel Ansah | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch said Monday, July 29, that rookie DE Ezekiel Ansah reminds him of a young DE Jevon Kearse. Tulloch played with Kearse during his days with the Tennessee Titans. "Ziggy is a freak," Tulloch said. "He's a raw player but very instinctive. He can read screens very well. Runs to the ball very well. He's just a real good athlete."


LB | Martez Wilson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints LB Martez Wilson (elbow) is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with an elbow issue.


CB | Darius Slay | Detroit Lions | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay continues to work with the first-team defense with CB Ron Bartell (shoulder) sidelined. The rookie said Monday, July 29, he has learned a lot while covering WR Calvin Johnson. "I'm learning a lot from him," Slay said. "He's a big, aggressive receiver, so I have to get my hands on him. I love how he competes. That's my goal, to compete every time, so I love going against him one-on-one. I'd like to go against him every day, if I could."

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin praised CB Prince Amukamara, saying he has been more competitive. "Prince competed like heck," Coughlin said. "He really did and that's what we're trying to get there and he's rising to the occasion. He's being more and more competitive."

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, July 29. It was a planned day off, according to head coach Greg Schiano.

CB | DeAngelo Hall | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (ankle) said he felt good after hurting his ankle in practice Monday, July 29. "I feel good," Hall said after practice. "If it was a game, I probably would have tried to at least get back out there, but they told me to just sit."

CB | Dee Milliner | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (shoulder) must pass a physical and conditioning tests before he's allowed to practice in training camp. Milliner had surgery March 12 to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder, and he missed all of OTAs and minicamp. He's the favorite to start opposite RB Antonio Cromartie if he's healthy.

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