Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Jan. 10

by KFFL Staff on January 10, 2014 @ 05:56:49 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said the team is committed to QB Sam Bradford as their starting quarterback.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said QB Robert Griffin III will be the team's starting quarterback and will not have to compete for the job.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9.


Running Back

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he expects RB Ray Rice to return to his Pro Bowl form next season. "We had great dialogue yesterday on what we think we can do to help Ray to get there. But that combination of us having an understanding and a willingness to provide some help to him, and him having a willingness to work his butt off, we will again have a Pro Bowl running back in Ray Rice next year," Newsome said.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (groin) appears to have a good chance to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas' (chest) status for the Divisional Round playoff game is uncertain even though he was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Draft, Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will add one or two running backs in free agency or the 2014 NFL Draft because RB David Wilson (neck) is undergoing surgery and RB Andre Brown will be an unrestricted free agent.

RB | David Wilson | New York Giants | Injury, Draft, Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will add one or two running backs in free agency or the 2014 NFL Draft because RB David Wilson (neck) is undergoing surgery and RB Andre Brown will be an unrestricted free agent.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) "will go if he can go" against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round this weekend. RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown would pick up the slack if Mathews can't play.

RB | Tre Mason | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn University RB Tre Mason will declare for the 2014 NFL draft.

RB | Trent Richardson | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said the team won't hesitate to use RB Trent Richardson in the divisional round against the New England Patriots this weekend after Richardson fumbled the only carry he had in the team's win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild card game. "Trent actually did a great job of playing without the ball. His ability to take on those linebackers and handle all the different blitzes that we started to see, especially late in that game, was a big part of our success. No, I haven't lost any confidence in Trent at all. As a matter of fact, we're counting on Trent and Donald and even Tashard (Choice) because we only have a few backs to be ready to go out and play," Hamilton said.


Wide Receiver

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett said WR Randall Cobb could see time as an outside receiver in the future. "I think just going back and talking about a tough-minded individual, mentally as well as physically, I think he can go outside. That's something that we certainly talked about and worked on some during training camp. But obviously, he's a difference-maker in slot. Wherever you put him, he can be a difference. He can continue to be an impact player."

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman did not rule out the possibility of re-signing impending free-agent WRs Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin this offseason.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman did not rule out the possibility of re-signing impending free-agent WRs Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin this offseason.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Kenbrell Thompkins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion), WR Eddie Royal (toe) and OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) were limited. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and S Eric Weddle (hamstring) practiced in full.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese still believes in WR Hakeem Nicks. "I still think he can be a good player," Reese said. "He has to stay healthy and focus more on what he's doing."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. NT Aubrayo Franklin (non-injury), Khaled Holmes (calf), FS LaRon Landry (concussion) and LB Josh McNary (concussion) all fully practiced.

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was named to the Pro Bowl Thursday, Jan. 9, replacing Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee).

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) is not practicing Thursday, Jan. 9, and is unlikely to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Eagles are unlikely to sign WR DeSean Jackson to a new contract in the offseason.


Tight End

TE | Troy Niklas | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas has entered the 2014 NFL Draft.

TE | Zach Ertz | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz is expected to have a bigger role on offense next season and could become a starter. Ertz caught 25 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns in the last nine games of the season.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) hopes to be ready for the start of training camp in July after undergoing surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

TE | Kellen Winslow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow is facing charges for possession of synthetic marijuana, according to sources.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. Bulaga may have to compete for a starting tackle job during camp.

OT | Jared Veldheer | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
Oakland Raiders impending free-agent OT Jared Veldheer said he understands that the team could place the franchise tag on him this offseason. Veldheer said the two sides are in contract negotiations now but not a lot of progress has been made.

OT | Terron Armstead | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OG Jahri Evans (ankle), OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) fully participated in practice.

OT | King Dunlap | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion), WR Eddie Royal (toe) and OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) were limited. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and S Eric Weddle (hamstring) practiced in full.

OT | D.J. Fluker | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion), WR Eddie Royal (toe) and OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) were limited. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and S Eric Weddle (hamstring) practiced in full.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) appear to have a good chance to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.

OG | Jahri Evans | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OG Jahri Evans (ankle), OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) fully participated in practice.


Defensive Line

DL | Akiem Hicks | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OG Jahri Evans (ankle), OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) fully participated in practice.

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice. C Jonathan Goodwin (non-injury), DT Justin Smith (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) fully participated in practice.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Timmy Jernigan | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan will forgo his senior season in college to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. He led his team with 11 tackles for loss this year in his first season as a full-time starter. He's projected to be a first-round pick in this year's draft and is rated as the No. 7 overall player by ESPN's Scouts, Inc. Jernigan finished the 2013 season with 63 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a second-team AP All-American.


Linebacker

LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill (groin) and LB K.J. Wright (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. TE Luke Willson (ankle) and SS Kam Chancellor (hip) fully participated in practice.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice. C Jonathan Goodwin (non-injury), DT Justin Smith (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) fully participated in practice.


Cornerback

CB | Alfonzo Dennard | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (ankle) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) appear to have a good chance to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.

CB | Keenan Lewis | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OG Jahri Evans (ankle), OT Terron Armstead (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (head, neck) fully participated in practice.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (illness) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. CB Champ Bailey (shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (concussion), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), S Steve Vallos (concussion) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) practiced in full.


Safety

S | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
University of Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will forgo his final year in college to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, and he is a potential first-round selection. The 6-foot-1, 208-pounder had a multi-game suspension for improper benefits this year but finished fourth on the team in tackles (52) and was tied for first in interceptions (two). Scouts are ranking Clinton-Dix as the No. 1 safety and No. 2 defensive back in this year's draft.


Strong Safety

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill (groin) and LB K.J. Wright (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. TE Luke Willson (ankle) and SS Kam Chancellor (hip) fully participated in practice.

SS | Steve Gregory | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

SS | Quintin Mikell | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DT Colin Cole (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 9. TE Ben Hartsock (knee) and S Quintin Mikell (thumb) practiced in full.


Free Safety

FS | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), OT Will Svitek (ankle), LB Dane Fletcher (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (concussion) and SS Steve Gregory (finger, knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

FS | LaRon Landry | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts FS LaRon Landry (concussion) fully expects to be cleared to play in the team's divisional round game this weekend.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion), WR Eddie Royal (toe) and OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) were limited. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and S Eric Weddle (hamstring) practiced in full.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Ken Whisenhunt | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.

OC | Jim Caldwell | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has emerged as the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans' head coaching job. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are the other candidates.

OC | Hue Jackson | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals promoted Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator.

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