Fantasy Football News & Views
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to return to practice (Mon Sep 22, 06:05 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Ben Tate may not start upon return (Mon Sep 22, 05:20 PM) [jump to this story]
Texans | Arian Foster day-to-day (Mon Sep 22, 01:24 PM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill not guaranteed start (Mon Sep 22, 01:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Demaryius Thomas has been inconsistent (Mon Sep 22, 01:02 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Tom Brady's calf could be an issue (Mon Sep 22, 11:48 AM) [jump to this story]
49ers | Frank Gore's role dwindling (Mon Sep 22, 11:28 AM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Henry Melton injured Mon Sep 22, 05:57 AM
Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton (groin) suffered a groin injury in his team's win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Sept. 21. Melton played through the injury and finished with one tackle and a fumble recovery, and the team will monitor his health in the next few days.Link to story
Henry Melton player page
Chargers | Branden Oliver may see more time Mon Sep 22, 05:47 AM
With injuries to both RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and Danny Woodhead (ankle/leg), RB Branden Oliver could see more playing time going forward with the San Diego Chargers.Link to story
Danny Woodhead player page
Ryan Mathews player page
Ravens | Deonte Thompson could return Mon Sep 22, 05:43 AM
The Baltimore Ravens waived WR Deonte Thompson on Saturday, Sept. 20 in order to promote RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad, but Thompson could stick with the team after all. The club would like to bring him back as long as he clears waivers.Link to story
Deonte Thompson player page
Patriots | May look at Bruce Gaston Mon Sep 22, 05:33 AM
The New England Patriots may bring back DL Bruce Gaston, who was waived by the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, Sept. 20. Gaston may be a fit for the team's practice squad.Link to story
Panthers | Thomas Davis leaves game Sun Sep 21, 11:53 PM
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (hamstring) left the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half due to an apparent hamstring injury.Link to story
Thomas Davis player page
Bengals | Emmanuel Lamur leaves game Sun Sep 21, 11:52 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur (head) left with a head injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.Link to story
Bengals | Margus Hunt injured in win Sun Sep 21, 11:52 PM
Cincinnati Bengals DE Margus Hunt (shoulder) left the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter due to an apparent shoulder injury.Link to story
Margus Hunt player page
Bengals | Marvin Jones nearing return Sun Sep 21, 11:51 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to be healthy enough to return in Week 5 after the team's bye.
|Footballguys view: Jones isn't a great pickup except in very deep because Mohamed Sanu has done well in his absence and should continue to press him for the #2 role. His return does enhance Andy Dalton's value coming out of the bye.|
Marvin Jones player page
Bengals | Two likely back after bye Sun Sep 21, 10:57 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) and LB Sean Porter (hamstring) are likely to be healthy enough to return after the team's bye in Week 4, head coach Marvin Lewis said Sunday, Sept. 21.Link to story
Rex Burkhead player page
Sean Porter player page
Panthers | Jonathan Stewart has knee bruise Sun Sep 21, 10:39 PM
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned from the locker room in the third quarter, and he has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He is questionable to return.Jonathan Stewart player page
Panthers | Jonathan Stewart limps off Sun Sep 21, 10:36 PM
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (leg) suffered an apparent lower leg injury in the third quarter of the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was able to limp off under his own power.
|Footballguys view: The Panthers might be looking at practice squad call up Darrin Reaves to do more work against the Ravens next week. They also signed Lache Seastrunk to the practice squad, so he coudl figure into this offense eventually.|
Steelers | Ike Taylor shaken up Sun Sep 21, 10:35 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) suffered an apparent right arm injury in the third quarter of the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was placed in an aircast on the field and escorted to the locker room by the training staff.Ike Taylor player page
Steelers | Jarvis Jones nursing wrist injury Sun Sep 21, 10:34 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (wrist) suffered a right wrist injury in the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers in the second half and he is considered questionable to return. He was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.Jarvis Jones player page
Steelers | Ryan Shazier leaves game Sun Sep 21, 10:11 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) left the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers in the second half due to a right knee injury, and he is questionable to return.Ryan Shazier player page
Vikings | AP wants to resolve case swiftly Sun Sep 21, 09:42 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.
|Footballguys view: Peterson could still play again this year. If you have long benches, he's certainly worth a spot if his alleged crimes don't turn you off from rooting for him.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski posts TD in win Sun Sep 21, 09:41 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) was able to play in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders. He posted three receptions for 44 yards and the only touchdown of the game. Gronkowski was also targeted six times.
|Footballguys view: Gronkowski and the whole Patriots pass offense is underperforming. He dropped a second touchdown, but as long as he is featured in the red zone, he'll still be worth that spot in your lineup. Next week takes Gronk and the Patriots to Arrowhead for Monday Night Football.|
Rob Gronkowski player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant busts into end zone Sun Sep 21, 09:41 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) was able to start in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, posting team highs with six catches, 89 yards, seven targets and a touchdown.
|Footballguys view: Bryant got behind the defense for one long touchdown, but was otherwise quiet in the Cowboys big comeback win.|
Dez Bryant player page
Chargers | Antonio Gates held to one grab Sun Sep 21, 09:39 PM
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he was limited to just one reception for eight yards.
|Footballguys view: The fantasy gods and Chargers offense are having fun with us. Just when it seemed like Gates was getting back to his elite production, he is a minimal part of the offense and third-year TE Ladarius Green plays a larger role.|
Antonio Gates player page
Chargers | Keenan Allen quiet in win Sun Sep 21, 09:37 PM
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he managed just two catches for 17 yards and he was targeted just the two times.
|Footballguys view: Allen is being used almost exclusively on shallow crossers and other routes in the short and intermediate parts of the field. He is a low ceiling WR3/Flex, but one worth a long look against Jacksonville next week.|
Keenan Allen player page
Browns | Just one grab for Jordan Cameron Sun Sep 21, 08:28 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was able to play in the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was limited to just one target, and that was good for a 23-yard reception.
|Footballguys view: Cameron has not resumed being the #1 target in the offense. The running game is doing the heavy lifting, and Andrew Hawkins seems to have something good going with QB Brian Hoyer. The good news is that the Browns will have a bye next week, so Cameron's shoulder should be as healthy as it has been all year coming into Week 5.|
Jordan Cameron player page
Jaguars | Toby Gerhart mostly ineffective Sun Sep 21, 08:27 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) was able to play in the Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Gerhart posted 32 rushing yards on nine runs, and he added 31 yards on two catches.
|Footballguys view: Don't drop Gerhart just yet. Blake Bortles could invigorate this flaccid attack. Let's see how things go next week vs. the Chargers. Gerhart has also been playing through what our Dr. Jene Bramel thinks was a high ankle sprain.|
Toby Gerhart player page
Jaguars | Cecil Shorts finds end zone Sun Sep 21, 08:26 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) was able to play in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. He had five receptions for 35 yards with a touchdown, and he was tied for the team lead with 10 targets.
|Footballguys view: Shorts score came in garbage time, but it come from Blake Bortles in the beginning of a new era in Jacksonville. If Shorts can stay healthy, he might level back off at WR3/Flex value.|
Cecil Shorts player page
Bills | Sammy Watkins quiet in loss Sun Sep 21, 08:12 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) was able to play in Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers, but he was limited to just two receptions and 19 yards. He was targeted eight times.
|Footballguys view: Watkins was a dud after a fiery Week 2 seemed to deliver on the promise of his torrid start to training camp. EJ Manuel played poorly, and the Chargers efficient offense effectively played "keep away" from Buffalo.|
Sammy Watkins player page
Texans | Andre Johnson quiet in loss Sun Sep 21, 08:12 PM
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was able to play in Week 3 against the New York Giants, but he managed just four receptions for 24 yards despite a game-high 11 targets.
|Footballguys view: Johnson's fantasy value actually went down when Ryan Fitzpatrick had to freelance to dig out of a hole. He's still a solid play at Buffalo next week, but it's hard to know what the Texans offense will look like week to week.|
Andre Johnson player page
Cardinals | Andre Ellington totals 75 yards Sun Sep 21, 08:11 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) carried 18 times for 62 yards in the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and he added three receptions for 13 yards.
|Footballguys view: Ellington has very little competition for carries now, and he'll get a week of rest in the bye to come out as healthy as he has been all season. The Cardinals being 3-0 also helps heal a lot.|
Andre Ellington player page
Bengals | A.J. Green hits century mark Sun Sep 21, 07:59 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) was able to start in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, and he finished with six receptions for 102 yards and he was targeted a team-high nine times.
|Footballguys view: Green didn't look all that limited by his injury, and now he gets a well-timed bye week to heal. Looks like this will just be a one week hit for Green owners.|
A.J. Green player page
Packers | Davon House injures knee Sun Sep 21, 07:58 PM
Green Bay Packers CB Davon House (knee) left the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions due to a knee injury.Link to story
Davon House player page
Packers | Clay Matthews leaves game Sun Sep 21, 07:58 PM
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (groin) left the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions due to a groin injury.Link to story
Clay Matthews player page
Lions | Nate Freese's job in danger Sun Sep 21, 07:57 PM
Detroit Lions PK Nate Freese misfired on a 41-yard field goal attempt in the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he is 0-for-4 from beyond 40 yards this season. Overall, he has converted three of his seven field goal attempts.
|Footballguys view: The Lions will be looking for a new kicker this week.|
Panthers | Week 3 Inactives Sun Sep 21, 07:52 PM
The Carolina Panthers have declared OG Andrew Norwell, OT David Foucault, RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Fozzy Whittaker, WR Jerricho Cotchery, QB Joe Webb, SS Tre Boston inactive for Week 3.Jerricho Cotchery player page
DeAngelo Williams player page
Joe Webb player page
Fozzy Whittaker player page
Steelers | Week 3 Inactives Sun Sep 21, 07:43 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB B.W. Webb, DT Daniel McCullers, RB Dri Archer, QB Landry Jones, WR Martavis Bryant, OG Ramon Foster, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 3.Donald Brown player page
Landry Jones player page
Martavis Bryant player page
Panthers | DeAngelo Williams inactive Sun Sep 21, 07:22 PM
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Jonathan Stewart is a nice flex play with less competition for touches tonight against a mostly weak Steelers defense.|
Ravens | Lorenzo Taliaferro has nice game Sun Sep 21, 07:11 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro carried a game-high 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. He was subbing for the injured RB Bernard Pierce (thigh).
|Footballguys view: Taliaferro found better holes to run through than the Ravens running game had created for Bernard Pierce, but he also hit them with a better burst. He is a good pickup on the chances that he retains or eventually regains this role, but he's not a good play against the Panthers next week.|
Chargers | Nick Novak extends streak Sun Sep 21, 07:10 PM
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak made a pair of field goals and he had two extra points in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. He has made 23 straight successful field goal attempts, passing former PK Nate Kaeding for the second-longest streak in franchise history.Link to story
Nick Novak player page
Bills | Three unable to return Sun Sep 21, 06:42 PM
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee), SS Da'Norris Searcy (ankle) and OG Chris Williams (back) were each unable to return after leaving the Week 3 game against the San Diego Chargers with injuries.Link to story
Marcus Easley player page
DaNorris Searcy player page
Ravens | Dennis Pitta dislocates hip Sun Sep 21, 06:38 PM
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will have tests Monday, Sept. 22, to check for a possible fracture.Link to story
Dennis Pitta player page
Colts | T.Y. Hilton should be fine Sun Sep 21, 06:38 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) left the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to an ankle injury. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday, Sept. 21, that he does not believe the injury to Hilton is 'too severe.'
|Footballguys view: The Colts were cruising, so they could afford to play it safe. Next week could be another good matchup at home against the Titans.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Colts | Andy Studebaker leaves game Sun Sep 21, 06:37 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Andy Studebaker (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday, Sept. 21, that he did not think the injury was 'too severe.'Link to story
Andy Studebaker player page
Chargers | Danny Woodhead done for season? Sun Sep 21, 06:19 PM
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle, leg) suffered a severe high ankle sprain and fractured fibula in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. A source said Sunday, Sept. 21, that season-ending surgery is likely.
|Footballguys view: Woodhead was going to get increased opportunity with Ryan Mathews injury, but now Marion Grice is likely to get the call-up from the practice squad and some part of this backfield. Donald Brown will be the workhorse in a great matchup at Jacksonville this week.|
Danny Woodhead player page
Titans | Jake Locker remains starter Sun Sep 21, 06:19 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker remains the starting quarterback, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday, Sept. 21, that he never considered benching Locker despite a lopsided loss in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He said Locker is his quarterback, and the coach will be patient with him.
|Footballguys view: That Whisenhunt is having to answer these questions is in and of itself a sign that Locker's status is getting shakier. The Titans only have journeyman Charlie Whitehurst or rookie Zach Mettenberger to turn to, so Locker is protected a bit by the poor shape of his position on the Titans depth chart.|
Jake Locker player page
Titans | Taylor Thompson injured Sun Sep 21, 06:18 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Taylor Thompson (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.Link to story
Taylor Thompson player page
Titans | Jason McCourty able to start Sun Sep 21, 06:06 PM
Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty (groin) was able to start in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.Link to story
Jason McCourty player page
Cardinals | Antonio Cromartie taken to locker room Sun Sep 21, 05:47 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie (knee) left the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter due to a left knee injury. He was taken to the locker room, and he is questionable to return.Link to story
Antonio Cromartie player page
Seahawks | Russell Okung leaves game Sun Sep 21, 05:47 PM
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (chest) left the Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter and he was immediately taken to the locker room due to an apparent chest injury.
|Footballguys view: Okung tore a pec in 2011, and if this is the injury this year, it would be a big blow for the Seahawks. They have been a strong team through offensive line issues in Russell Wilson era, but a good offensive line was giving this offense the promise of more in fantasy leagues.|
Broncos | Virgil Green will not return Sun Sep 21, 05:45 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (concussion) was diagnosed with a concussion in the first half of the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks and he will not return.Virgil Green player page
Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to start Week 4 Sun Sep 21, 05:44 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 after QB Matt Cassel (foot) suffered fractured bones in his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.Link to story
Teddy Bridgewater player page
Vikings | Matt Cassel has broken foot Sun Sep 21, 05:44 PM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) has several fractured bones in his foot, head coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday, Sept. 21, after the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints.
|Footballguys view: The Teddy Bridgewater era is here. The passing game can't get any worse with the rookie, but it could improve against a Falcons defense that was struggling until they ambushed the Bucs this week.|
Matt Cassel player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles to start Week 4 Sun Sep 21, 05:42 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Sunday, Sept. 21, that QB Blake Bortles will start in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.
|Footballguys view: Bortles might not be worth a start against the Chargers, who tend to shorten games, but he is worth a pickup after how the offense came alive under his command - even thought it was garbage time. Heck, Bortles may see a lot of that this year on this Jaguars team.|
Blake Bortles player page
Chargers | More tests for Danny Woodhead Sun Sep 21, 05:41 PM
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) will go for further tests Sunday, Sept. 21, night in San Diego, according to head coach Mike McCoy.
|Footballguys view: Woodhead may need surgery, and it certainly looks like a multi-week absence for the Chargers all-purpose back. Look for Marion Grice to get called up from the practice squad.|
Danny Woodhead player page
Chargers | Donald Brown carries load Sun Sep 21, 05:15 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown had a career-high 36 touches in the Week 3 win against the Buffalo Bills. He ran 31 times for 62 yards, and had five catches for 27 yards.
|Footballguys view: With Danny Woodhead likely out for an extended period, Brown is set up for a huge day against the Jaguars next week.|
Donald Brown player page