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Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Jan. 30

By KFFL Staff


Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning looked sharp while practicing in the elements Wednesday, Jan. 29, in full pads. "Very sharp," head coach John Fox said of Manning. "What I've noticed, he had to get used to weather over the past two years. I think he's done an unbelievable job, which I think people forget."

QB | Mike Glennon | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo praised QB Mike Glennon. "He stands in the pocket well, he delivers the ball...strong arm. Seems cerebral."

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he is unsure of if he will call plays from the booth or field, and it may come down to QB Joe Flacco's comfort. "It probably gets down to how comfortable Joe may be," Kubiak said on Monday. "If Joe wants me down there and is more comfortable with me down there, fine."

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he met with offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo before McAdoo was named offensive coordinator, so it is possible that Manning had input into the decision.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team hopes QB Jake Locker (foot) will be able to participate in offseason workouts.


Running Back

RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) had successful rotator cuff surgery Wednesday, Jan. 29, according to his agent.

Pierce is expected to be sidelined four to five months, according to reports, which would have him ready to return by the time training camp and preseason kicks off. However, he will likely miss the entire offseason program, which includes working with new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) was being rested during a 90-minute practice Wednesday, Jan. 29, and head coach Pete Carroll said "everybody's fine." "This is the day we rest Marshawn. Wednesday is always a rest day for him. We've been doing that for years, and it's always worked out great. We're in great shape. We're just as fortunate as can be to be in this kind of shape this late in the year," Carroll said.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 29.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is OK with the workhorse role and said that is what he expects. "That's what I expect," Forte said. "It wasn't like I was worn out at the end of the season or anything. I only averaged 18 or 19 catches a game but with the catches you get more touches that way."

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Free Agents, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew has accepted the fact that he could be moving on in free agency this offseason. "For me, that's where I started at. I always want to finish there," Jones-Drew said. "I don't know if they feel the same way I do. We'll see; there's no hard feelings. I enjoyed my career there up to this point. If I'm able to finish, that'd be awesome. If not, there will be another opportunity somewhere else and be able to get somewhere to play and enjoy that experience there."

RB | Montee Ball | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
The Denver Broncos are not expected to be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno this offseason. Moreno likely will test the free-agent market this offseason.

Montee Ball, who has had a significant role down the stretch spelling Moreno, will likely become the team's main running back if Moreno departs in free agency. Ronnie Hillman would be the complement to Ball in 2014 if that's the case.


Wide Receiver

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 29.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 29.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots have never entered into formal trade discussions with Arizona Cardinals regarding WR Larry Fitzgerald.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could target either WR Devin Hester or WR Dexter McCluster if they are available in free agency, in the opinion of Tom Krasniqi of WDAE Tampa.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks got advice from Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress over the course of the season about how to play through a contract year. "I tried to pick his mind, see what he had going and really just be a friend and let him understand I played the position," Burress told NJ.com on Wednesday. "It's not always easy but you have to go out and be focused. Hopefully between those lines, it's all football."


Tight End

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker said up to six players who qualified as "cancers" ruined the team in 2013 and led to the firing of head coach Mike Munchak. "When we started losing more games, we got to see it more and more, it was just like it was falling apart," Walker said. "And the players that were the cancer were dragging other players into that box with them, and the box was getting bigger and bigger. At first, it was just a small box. The box just got bigger and bigger."

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Free Agents, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he believes impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end if the team places the franchise tag on him. Graham may be asked to be categorized as a wide receiver because he lined up as a tight end only 33 percent of the time this season.

TE | Jordan Reed | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay loves TE Jordan Reed, and Reed could be a force in the offense if he is able to stay healthy.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos DT Sione Fua (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 29. TE Joel Dreessen (knee), DT Terrance Knighton (knee), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), PK Matt Prater (illness), DT Mitch Unrein (knee) and CB Kayvon Webster (thumb) practiced in full.

PK | Josh Brown | New York Giants | Free Agents
The New York Giants likely will re-sign impending free-agent PK Josh Brown this offseason. Brown said he expects to talk with the team in the near future.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Nate Solder | New England Patriots | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots OG Josh Kline showed promise in his seven games played with the team, including one start when OG Logan Mankins shifted to left tackle in place of the injured OT Nate Solder.

OT | Marcus Cannon | New England Patriots | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
If the New England Patriots do not re-sign impending free-agent C Ryan Wendell, they could shift OG Dan Connolly back from right guard to center, with OG Marcus Cannon being slotted at right guard.

OT | Jonathan Martin | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
At this time, Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin has no plans to sue the team or seek any other action. He wants to work with the team so that he can be traded to a team with earnest interest in him. The team cannot deal him until the beginning of the 2014 league year in March. The team is not expected to net a lot in return, but two NFL general managers said that Martin would probably be worth something. Both GMs also said Martin has value because he is an offensive tackle and possesses rare physical traits.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DT Jason Hatcher this offseason because the team likely does not have the salary cap space available.


Linebacker

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) had the pins removed from his surgically repaired thumb last week. Matthews said he has been working on strengthening the thumb and improving the movement.

LB | Manti Te'o | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o's (foot) foot injury may have slowed him even after he missed the preseason and three games to start the season. It would explain his lack of makeup speed and explosiveness in his rookie season.

LB | Perry Riley | Washington Redskins | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are expected to re-sign impending free-agent LB Perry Riley this offseason.


Cornerback

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerbacks coach Gill Byrd said CB Darrelle Revis can play in any defensive scheme because he is so talented.

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers have been in regular contact with the agent for impending free-agent CB Sam Shields, but it is not known if the team will be able to re-sign him this offseason.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') expects to be fully healthy by the time training camp begins. Hall likely will be ready for the start of the regular season even if he is not healthy for camp.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Adam Gase | Denver Broncos | Transaction
Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp compared Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. "Don't let his age (35) fool you," Knapp said Wednesday, Jan. 29. "He's like Adam Gase. He's got great knowledge and a great future ahead of him." DeFilippo will interview for the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator vacancy Thursday, Jan. 30.

OC | Gary Kubiak | Baltimore Ravens | Depth Chart Tidbit
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he is unsure of if he will call plays from the booth or field, and it may come down to QB Joe Flacco's comfort. "It probably gets down to how comfortable Joe may be," Kubiak said on Monday. "If Joe wants me down there and is more comfortable with me down there, fine."

OC | Ben McAdoo | New York Giants | Transaction
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he met with offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo before McAdoo was named offensive coordinator, so it is possible that Manning had input into the decision.



 


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