Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Friday, Jan. 17

by KFFL Staff on January 17, 2014 @ 10:35:55 PDT



QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
Former NFL QB Joe Montana thinks San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick can improve on some aspects of his game. "I like his mobility and that he's getting the ball downfield," Montana said. "But sometimes he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure."

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) is confident he'll be ready for training camp. Bradford said his knee is pain-free, and his rehab is accelerating.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder, illness) was removed from the injury report Thursday, Jan. 16.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 16.

Running Back

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is hoping to retain OT Jared Veldheer, DE Lamarr Houston, FS Charles Woodson and RB Rashad Jennings as they approach free agency this offseason. McKenzie said he thinks RB Darren McFadden will test the free-agent market.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman indicated the team likely will keep RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Jonathan Stewart and FB Mike Tolbert even though they are combined to count more than $14.8 million against the salary cap next season.

RB | Kerwynn Williams | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers have signed RB Zach Boren, RB Kerwynn Williams, WR Dontrelle Inman, WR Tobias Palmer, TE Ryan Otten, OT Nick Becton, DE Damik Scafe, LB Terrell Manning and CB Brandon Jones to futures contracts. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (groin) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 16.

RB | Trent Richardson | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
The Indianapolis Colts and general manager Ryan Grigson don't regret trading for RB Trent Richardson this year and giving up a first-round pick to acquire him. "It was such a bold and aggressive move and so forth, but really from a football standpoint, we needed a starting running back," Grigson said. "Trent was made available ... I'm glad we have him for the long haul. It was very economically wise as a franchise to make the move given where we're going with the run game." Grigson remains committed to Richardson moving forward, even though RB Donald Brown took the starting job from him this year.


FB | Henry Hynoski | New York Giants | Free Agents
New York Giants restricted free-agent FB Henry Hynoski, C Jim Cordle, LB Mark Herzlich and LB Spencer Paysinger are expected to receive tender offers this offseason.

Wide Receiver

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) said he is preparing as if he's going to play in the AFC Championship Game. He said how much he's able to practice Friday, Jan. 17, will be a big determining factor.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) will start doing straight-ahead running next week. "Ahead of schedule and that's all I can ask for," Wayne said. "I've been walking quite often. That's basically the next phase; I get to run on the treadmill."

WR | Rueben Randle | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Rueben Randle could be helped by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system because it uses a lot of quick slants and back-shoulder throws in the passing game. Randle also likely will receive a lot of playing time because the team is expected to use three-receiver sets.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (neck) is still dealing with pain in his injured neck but hopes to be able to continue his playing career. Floyd has been told other players have come back from this injury but has also been told the injury could be career-threatening. He is scheduled to meet with a doctor in about a month to get a better idea about his playing future.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

WR | Chris Summers | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent WR Chris Summers (Vikings), LB Willie Jefferson (Texans), LB Nathan Williams (Dolphins) and FS JaJuan Harley (Seahawks) to futures contracts. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

WR | Ramses Barden | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent WR Ramses Barden (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, Jan. 16.

WR | Chris Givens | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said the team doesn't necessarily need a No. 1 wideout to compete with the rest of their division moving forward, despite the Rams finishing 30th in the league in total yards and 22nd in offensive points in 2013. WR Chris Givens led the team's receivers with only 569 receiving yards last year, and St. Louis hasn't had a receiver even reach 700 yards since former WR Torrey Holt in 2008.

"I go back to this and the answer is really 'no' on that," Snead said. "I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress and the oldest guy just finished his third year, we cannot have another receiver around here and we're going to be a good football team."

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Doug Baldwin would return kickoffs if WR Percy Harvin (concussion) isn't able to play in the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers.

WR | Kenbrell Thompkins | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WRs Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip, concussion) were limited in practice again Thursday, Jan. 16, and their statuses remain in question heading into the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos.

Tight End

TE | Joel Dreessen | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos S Mike C. Adams (thigh), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (knee), OT Winston Justice (finger), OG Chris Kuper (ankle) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 16.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | Free Agent | Free Agents
Police are investigating free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez (Patriots) to determine if he was the shooter in a 2012 double murder.

Place Kicker

PK | Dan Carpenter | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills impending free-agent PK Dan Carpenter said he would be willing to compete with PK Justin Hopkins next season if he re-signs with the team.

Defensive Line

DL | George Selvie | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE George Selvie (shoulder) had surgery of his left shoulder and should be ready for offseason training activities.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata dropped out of the 2014 Pro Bowl because his wife is expecting the couple's third son next week.

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher will head to the 2014 Pro Bowl as a replacement for Baltimore Ravens DT Haloti Ngata.


LB | K.J. Wright | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 16. LB K.J. Wright (foot) fully participated in practice.

LB | NaVorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Will Tukuafu (knee) and CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 16. C Jonathan Goodwin (foot), DE Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), DT Justin Smith (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), LB Ahmad Brooks (illness) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) fully participated in practice.

LB | JoJo Dickson | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals re-signed LB JoJo Dickson to a reserve/futures contract Thursday, Jan. 16.

LB | Dont'a Hightower | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots P Ryan Allen (shoulder) and LB Dont'a Hightower (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 16. CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), LB Dane Fletcher (groin) and OG Logan Mankins (ankle) practiced in full.


CB | Carlos Rogers | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio would not say if CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) will be the team's nickel back in the NFC Championship game if he is able to play.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said the team wants to re-sign CB Vontae Davis.

Strong Safety

SS | Yeremiah Bell | Arizona Cardinals | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent SS Yeremiah Bell this offseason because the team likely will look for younger options at safety. If Bell does return, he likely will only receive a one-year deal.

Free Safety

FS | Aaron Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (undisclosed) underwent surgery Thursday, Jan. 16, but did not disclose the injury.

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