Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 19, 2012 @ 11:23:35 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have announced QB Alex Smith (concussion) has been officially ruled out for Week 11 after being examined by the team's medical director.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt would not say who the starting quarterback will be for Week 12. QB John Skelton started Week 11 but was benched in favor of QB Ryan Lindley. Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb (ribs) is working his way back from injury.

QB | Byron Leftwich | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Steelers fear QB Byron Leftwich (rib, shoulder) will be out for a while with injuries suffered in Week 11. QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, rib) is doubtful for Week 12, so the team is expected to work out quarterbacks this week.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (concussion) is improving but has not passed his concussion tests at this point.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday, Nov. 18, he will evaluate tape before deciding on his starter for Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans. QB Chad Henne replaced the injured QB Blaine Gabbert (elbow), and he performed well. Mularkey said he did not know how serious Gabbert's role was.


Running Back

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team will activate RB Beanie Wells (toe) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and expect him to play Week 12.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he does not regret playing RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) late in the fourth quarter despite losing the game 31-6 in Week 11. McCoy suffered a concussion with less than two minutes in the game.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) is taking part in practice Monday, Nov. 19.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (knee) does not believe the knee injury he suffered in Week 11 is serious, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. McGahee is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Nov. 19. If McGahee can't play, he'd likely be replaced by RB Ronnie Hillman in the lineup. The backup would be RB Lance Ball.

RB | Baron Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch (foot) left the Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a foot injury and he was unable to return.

RB | Lance Dunbar | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) had a minor procedure done on his knee after the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns.


Wide Receiver

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation and DT Cullen Jenkins (foot) has a foot sprain but both should be able to practice this week.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins (foot) is dealing with a foot issue. He underwent an MRI, which showed no structural damage; however his foot is bothering him.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Nov. 19, WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is still not ready.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) was unable to return to the Week 11 game against the Arizona Cardinals after limping off in the fourth quarter.

WR | Donnie Avery | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Donnie Avery (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He was unable to return. Avery finished with three receptions for 34 yards.

WR | Dwayne Harris | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (undisclosed) suffered an undetermined injury late in the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns, but he was able to return to the game.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion) left the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns late in the fourth quarter due to a concussion. He actually passed concussion tests, but did not return.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (toe) said Sunday, Nov. 18, that he had no setbacks during the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. "The foot felt all right," Garcon said. "It wasn't 100 percent but it was good enough to play, good enough to go out there and help out as much as I can."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (hand) left the Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a hand injury, but he was able to return. He finished with five receptions and 61 yards.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) was forced out of the Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos due to a hamstring injury and he did not return.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (heel) returned to the game Week 11 after missing some time with heel injury.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
The New England Patriots will have difficulty replacing TE Rob Gronkowski's (forearm) scoring as the tight end has seven touchdowns over his last four games.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski (forearm) and Aaron Hernandez (ankle) play two different positions within the team's offense. There is the traditional "Y" position, who is 6-foot-5 or taller, at least 255 pounds, can run but absolutely must be a standout blocker. He has to be a viable receiver, but not a great one. There is also the "F" or flex tight end, who is 6-foot-3 or taller, around 235 pounds, must be able to run and be an excellent pass receiver. He does not need to be a good blocker. If the team wants to stick with that system while Gronkowski is out, TEs Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells could fill Gronkowski's "Y" position, while Hernandez and TE Visanthe Shiancoe would serve as the flex tight ends.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) could be in jeopardy of missing the team's Week 12 game, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Updating a previous report, the availability for Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (ankle) is in question for the team's Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22. OT Jermey Parnell replaced him at left tackle, and would presumably start if Smith cannot go. "It's high ankle which just bothers the daylights out of ya," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "The trainers were a little more than usual optimistic that it won't be as bad as it can be on high ankle."

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert (back) suffered a back injury in Week 11.


Guard

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Chris Snee (ankle) is taking part in practice Monday, Nov. 19.

OG | Tyronne Green | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OG Tyronne Green (hamstring) left the Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by OL Rex Hadnot.


Defensive Line

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay (neck) said he has made significant progress in his rehab from a neck injury and hopes to be able to play Week 12. Kelsay was scheduled to take part in individual drills during practice Monday, Nov. 19, hopes to practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, if he feels good.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR Riley Cooper (knee) is dealing with knee inflammation and DT Cullen Jenkins (foot) has a foot sprain but both should be able to practice this week.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers DE Charles Johnson (head) suffered a head injury in the Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he checked out fine and was able to return to the game.

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL B.J. Raji (ankle) left the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions due to an ankle injury. He had dealt with an ankle injury earlier in the season. An update is expected Monday, Nov. 19.

DL | Cory Redding | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DL Cory Redding (hip) left the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots due to a hip injury and he was unable to return.


Linebacker

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Keith Rivers (knee) was involved in a car accident last week in California and suffered a knee injury, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Rivers wasn't at practice Monday, Nov. 19. Coughlin hopes the injury is just a knee bruise, but Rivers is being evaluated by doctors.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
Updating a previous item, New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) appeared to be doing some light work during practice Monday, Nov. 19.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (head) is being tested for a concussion after suffering an injury in Week 11.


Cornerback

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) said Sunday, Nov. 18, that he suffered a "slight pull" of his hamstring in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is uncertain if he'll be able to play in the Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 22, against the Detroit Lions.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) is taking part in practice Monday, Nov. 19.

SS | Will Allen | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Will Allen (shoulder) left the Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a shoulder injury.

SS | Danny McCray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Danny McCray (hip) left the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns briefly due to a hip injury, but he received a pain medication shot and was able to return.


Free Safety

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS Brandon Meriweather (knee) said Sunday, Nov. 18, that he could have returned to the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he and the team took a more cautious approach because the team has a short turnaround this week.

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