Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 22, 2013 @ 08:35:57 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed second-round pick QB Geno Smith to a four-year deal.

QB | Zac Dysert | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Denver Broncos like QB Zac Dysert, as he plays with confidence and was an accurate passer in college. If the team keeps three quarterbacks, Dysert will be in the mix for the No. 3 job or a practice squad role.

QB | Scott Tolzien | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers QB Scott Tolzien is in the incumbent on the roster, but he is expected to have quite a fight on his hands during training camp and the preseason for the No. 3 quarterback battle with QB B.J. Daniels. The two are likely to split second-half duties during the preseason, and whoever can move the offseason during games is likely to win the depth chart battle.

QB | Colt McCoy | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colt McCoy was solid during spring practices, and the team feels they could win games with McCoy in there if QB Colin Kaepernick ever was unavailable. McCoy sounds solidly entrenched as the primary backup behind Kaepernick.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is listed at 236 pounds, and head coach Jason Garrett said he's one pound over his prescribed playing weight.

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill connected with WR Brian Hartline multiple times on the first day of camp, and they have a rapport together.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) is feeling great and believes he has done everything to show he is ready to practice at the start of training camp. Griffin has been running and cutting without pain or limitation. Griffin will have his knee examined by Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, July 24, to see if he can get clearance to practice. Griffin could be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he does not receive clearance.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (shin) reported to camp last week with the rookies and injured players and has been a full participant.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is excited about the possible renewed commitment to the running back, and he is eager to play out of the one-back alignment with a chance to run more and maximize his potential. When he gets the ball this year, it is expected to be in a one-back, two-tight end alignment since the team no longer has a fullback on the roster. "It's something I'm looking forward to," Murray said Sunday, July 21. "When you get guys spread out, its going to be hard for them to have seven or eight guys in the (box) so its going to open a lot of running lanes."

RB | Marcus Lattimore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) might be the future heir to RB Frank Gore's starting spot sometime down the line, but the team is expected to allow Lattimore's two surgically repaired knees to heal. He is likely to be more in the mix for a meaningful role at this time in 2014.

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon is considered the No. 4 running back on the roster, and he has the ability to play fullback and special teams, which helps his cause. However, he will need to have a strong training camp and preseason to hold off the likes of RB Jewel Hampton and DJ Harper.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James added 10 pounds of leg muscle during the offseason, and he has been more explosive during spring practices. He is expected to be better in pass blocking situations, and he already has a good rapport with QB Colin Kaepernick. James should see plenty of time in the offense, and he has been improved as a punt returner, too.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') is expected to serve as the primary backup behind RB Frank Gore, but he will begin training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. He is slowly making his way back from an Achilles' injury.

RB | Lamar Miller | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas displayed impressive bursts through the holes in the first day of camp. Thomas, who worked on diversifying his game in the offseason, showed quickness and agility at the second level.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer is not a lock to make the final roster entering training camp.

RB | Montee Ball | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball will be a candidate for the third-down back role during training camp. He likely will also see time as a rotational runner on early downs.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will begin training camp as the starting running back.


Wide Receiver

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are still considering re-signing WR Braylon Edwards.

WR | Austin Collie | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets will work out free-agent WR Austin Collie (Colts) Monday, July 22.

WR | Nick Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets will work out undrafted free-agent WR Nick Graham (Eastern Washington) Monday, July 22.

WR | DeAndre Hopkins | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans signed first-round pick WR DeAndre Hopkins to a four-year deal.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets will meet with free-agent WR Laurent Robinson (Jaguars) Monday, July 22.

WR | Tavarres King | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Tavarres King might see some snaps on offense in his rookie season, and the rest of his contributions are likely to come on special teams.

WR | Kassim Osgood | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WRs Chad Hall, Marlon Moore and Kassim Osgood are simply battling to make the roster, and the ability of Moore and Osgood on special teams are likely to help their resumes. WR Charly Martin will also be in the group believed to be battling for the fifth receiver job on the depth chart. WRs Mario Manningham (knee) and Kyle Williams (knee) are also in the mix, but start training camp on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list.

WR | Quinton Patton | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton has as good a shot as any of his competition, which is believed to include WRs A.J. Jenkins and Ricardo Lockette, for the No. 2 wide receiver job behind WR Anquan Boldin. Patton has good athletic ability, size and speed, as well as energy and eagerness.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill connected with WR Brian Hartline multiple times on the first day of camp, and they have a rapport together.


Tight End

TE | Michael Egnew | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said the team is seeking consistency from TE Michael Egnew in all of his roles.

TE | Dion Sims | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said TE Dion Sims had a good day Monday, July 22. The tight end competition is wide open.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars hope the acquisition of OT Luke Joeckel will free up TE Marcedes Lewis from blocking as much to enable him to catch more passes this season.

TE | Vance McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald is expected to fill the role previously held by TE Delanie Walker (Titans), and the big target could potentially start in Week 1 along with TE Vernon Davis if the team uses a two-tight end alignment to start the season. McDonald is viewed as an easy target for quarterbacks due to his big frame.

TE | James Hanna | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys TE James Hanna is working as the No. 2 tight end over TE Gavin Escobar.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are hoping that TE Fred Davis (Achilles') and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) will be able to participate in practice at the beginning of training camp.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets are working out free-agent PK Billy Cundiff (49ers) Monday, July 22.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Demetress Bell | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys OT Demetress Bell and WR Lavasier Tuinei, two players recently signed by the team, failed their conditioning tests Saturday, July 20.

OT | Vinston Painter | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos OT Vinston Painter is considered a physically gifted prospect who could be a practice squad option if the team avoids injuries up front in training camp. If the injury bug strikes, Painter has a shot at the 53-man roster out of camp.

OT | Dallas Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OL Dallas Thomas (shoulder) practiced without limitations Sunday, July 21. He missed most of the offseason recovering from shoulder surgery.

OT | Carter Bykowski | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers OT Carter Bykowski might be the team's swing tackle of the future. For now, he is battling OT Kenny Wiggins for a roster spot. Bykowski mostly lined up on the right side of the offensive line during spring drills after playing primarily at left tackle. OT Patrick Omameh is also in the mix for a roster spot, and he played right tackle and some right guard during spring practices. That versatility could help his cause. OT Luke Marquardt (foot) watched spring practices with a walking boot on his foot due to a college injury, and he also might challenge for a job once he is ready at some point.

OT | Eric Winston | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Chiefs) is receiving interest in several teams.


Guard

OG | Nate Livings | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys have placed C Ryan Cook (undisclosed), LS L.P. Ladouceur (calf), OG Ronald Leary (calf) and OG Nate Livings (foot) on the active/non-football injury list.

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (hamstring) failed his conditioning test and strained his hamstring in the process.


Offensive Line

OL | Brian Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG Brian Thomas is working with the second team at right guard as OG Lance Louis (knee) is brought along slowly.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Odrick | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins DT Jared Odrick is starting on the defensive line again Monday, July 22.

DL | Tyrone Crawford | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous items, Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (Achilles) will reportedly miss the entire 2013 season due to a torn Achilles tendon.

DL | Quanterus Smith | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DE Quanterus Smith (knee) said he will be ready for the start of training camp. He was limited in the team's offseason program, as he recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

DL | Sylvester Williams | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos DT Sylvester Williams is expected to be in the rotation right from the start of training camp, and the team sees him as being an immediate impact player.

DL | Dion Jordan | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan (shoulder) will see work at defensive end, and possibly linebacker, when he is cleared after offseason shoulder surgery.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DL Jay Ratliff (hamstring) missed practice Sunday, July 21, due to a strained hamstring, and his return date is unclear. He underwent an MRI and is awaiting the results.

DL | Olivier Vernon | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon worked with the starting defense at right end Saturday, July 20.


Defensive Tackle

DT | John Drew | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots signed undrafted free-agent DT John Drew (North Carolina Central).


Linebacker

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking, Fantasy
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is facing a four-game suspension for violating NFL policy. The case is currently in the appeals process.

LB | Cameron Sheffield | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys DEs Cameron Sheffield and Monte Taylor might be counted upon for bigger roles if the injury to DE Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') ends up being significant. The team could also move a defensive tackle to end.

LB | Barkevious Mingo | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo's four-year contract is reportedly worth $16 million. The deal includes a team option for the fifth year.


Cornerback

CB | Kayvon Webster | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos CB Kayvon Webster, the team's third-round pick, is likely looking at special teams work as well as a potential spot in the team's special defensive packages. Webster might also have a chance to work in the dime defense, or seven-DB package if he turns in a strong training camp and preseason.

CB | Dimitri Patterson | Miami Dolphins | Depth Chart Tidbit
Miami Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson played opposite the slot receiver in the nickel package in practice Sunday, July 21, and he recorded an interception along with a couple of solid plays.

CB | Jamar Taylor | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (hernia) practiced without limitations Sunday, July 21. He is fully recovered from sports hernia surgery in May.

CB | Justin Green | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots signed undrafted free-agent CB Justin Green (Illinois).

CB | Brent Grimes | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Achilles') isn't wearing tape on his ankle to stabilize the repaired Achilles'.


Free Safety

FS | Jamoris Slaughter | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns FS Jamoris Slaughter (Achilles') is in camp and practicing.

FS | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Devin McCourty (shoulder) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after missing some offseason workouts because of shoulder surgery.

FS | Ed Reed | Houston Texans | Injury
The Houston Texans are not certain when FS Ed Reed (hip) will be ready to play this season.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are hoping that TE Fred Davis (Achilles') and FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) will be able to participate in practice at the beginning of training camp.

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