Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Robert Griffin expected to start (Wed Oct 29, 05:31 PM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Jordan Cameron may be out a while (Wed Oct 29, 03:20 PM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Mike Wallace frustrated with offense (Wed Oct 29, 01:48 PM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | No rift between 'Hawks, Marshawn Lynch (Tue Oct 28, 04:55 PM) [jump to this story]
Giants | Rashad Jennings not ready (Tue Oct 28, 10:24 AM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Michael Vick to start in Week 9 (Mon Oct 27, 04:49 PM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Brian Quick done for 2014 (Mon Oct 27, 12:51 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Terrell Suggs expected to play Thu Oct 30, 01:43 PM
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (neck) is expected to play in the team's Week 9 game.Link to story
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to start Thu Oct 30, 01:42 PM
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) will start the team's Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 30, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
|Footballguys view: Carolina has been poor running the ball and we don't expect more than RB3 numbers and low-end ones at best. He'll still be splitting time with Jonathan Stewart against the Saints.|
DeAngelo Williams player page
Chargers | Jason Verrett to miss time Thu Oct 30, 01:33 PM
San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is expected to miss two to three weeks with a torn labrum, according to two sources.Link to story
Jets | Geno Smith resumes throwing Thu Oct 30, 01:31 PM
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (shoulder) resumed throwing in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: Michael Vick is getting the start, so this is just a matter of figuring out whether or not Smith is the backup, or if Matt Simms will be promoted from the practice squad. Vick, for what it's worth, is not worth a start this weekend.|
Geno Smith player page
Redskins | Robert Griffin works with starters Thu Oct 30, 01:26 PM
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) received most of the work with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, and will start in Week 9 if he does not have any setbacks, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
|Footballguys view: We're waiting to start Griffin this week if at all possible. Gruden said the team believes Griffin is 100 percent physically but want to make sure he is up to speed mentally.|
Robert Griffin III player page
Eagles | Three could be options to start at safety Thu Oct 30, 01:25 PM
Philadelphia Eagles SS Earl Wolff, FS Chris Maragos and CB Jaylen Watkins could be options to start at safety if FS Nate Allen (hamstring) is not able to play in Week 9.Link to story
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Bengals | Giovani Bernard does not practice Thu Oct 30, 01:16 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: It looks like this weekend may bring with it a healthy dose of Jeremy Hill. Hill is rated as a really nice R2 play this week, especially if Bernard is out.|
Giovani Bernard player page
Eagles | Darren Sproles practicing Thu Oct 30, 01:15 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: We expect Sproles to play this weekend against the Houston Texans, but we're not expecting a big day for him. Throw him in as a low-end RB3 or a high-end RB4 for the best value.|
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Cowboys | Tony Romo not practicing Thu Oct 30, 12:57 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) didn't take part in the walk-through Thursday, Oct. 30, and will not practice with the team. However, head coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful that Romo can play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. 'He's not ruled out for this game by any means,' Garrett said. 'He's getting himself mentally ready. He's in the meetings. He's a part of our football team, and hopefully as the week goes on, it feels better and he can function and it'll give him a chance to play.' Romo and the team continue to say that his injury is not related to his disc problem that he had surgery on last year. Romo said he'd play if the question is only about pain tolerance. Garrett said the team is calling the injury a bone contusion. The Cowboys are looking into modifications for Romo's pads if he is to play Sunday, Nov. 2.
|Footballguys view: We do expect Romo to play this weekend, but it's worth keeping an eye on this. The hit to his back was tough and took him out of the game, but we expect him to play and believe the Cowboys are just being cautious. We see Romo as a solid QB2 this week even in a tough matchup.|
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Colts | Trent Richardson on the field Thu Oct 30, 12:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: Richardson had (for him) a huge game last weekend, totaling 77 yards on the ground and 41 yards in receiving. We don't expect more of the same this week, even against the Giants, but he will find some room to run against a poor Giants defense which is now missing Jon Beason at middle linebacker. Consider him a low-end RB3 with upside.|
Trent Richardson player page
Colts | Reggie Wayne not at practice Thu Oct 30, 12:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: Wayne is just getting a bit more rest from his elbow injury here. If he plays on Monday night, it will reduce the number of targets for rookie Donte Moncrief. Have other options at the ready.|
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Cowboys | Optimistic about Tony Romo's status Thu Oct 30, 12:15 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) status is making head coach Jason Garrett feel optimistic about his availability for Week 9.
|Footballguys view: We fully expect Romo to play this weekend even against a tough matchup like Arizona. This is the weekly dance we all do--Romo takes a few days off to rest his back, the team pretends maybe he might not start, we all laugh--rinse repeat. Romo should be a rock solid QB2 this week.|
Tony Romo player page
Jets | Jeremy Kerley practicing Thu Oct 30, 11:53 AM
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (illness) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
|Footballguys view: You have to wonder if Kerley regrets signing his recent extension. Sure the money is nice, but this team has been wearing clown shoes for a long time. Michael Vick is under center this weekend which means all the turnovers will be fumbles, not interceptions which, for fans, is a nice change of pace. Kerley had some fantasy value at one point but with Decker and Harvin in town, as well as a less than potent offense, he's not startable in any format this week.|
Jeremy Kerley player page
Cowboys | Tony Romo expected to be limited Thu Oct 30, 11:52 AM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is not expected to do much during practice during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
|Footballguys view: As always, Romo is going to be handled with kid gloves and why not? The Cowboys have playoff aspirations and won't upset the apple cart by risking wearing him down. This week against a tough Arizona team, he's a high-end QB2.|
Tony Romo player page
Dolphins | Dallas Thomas could start Thu Oct 30, 11:38 AM
Miami Dolphins OG Dallas Thomas would be the most likely candidate to start at left guard if OG Daryn Colledge (illness) is not able to play in Week 9.Link to story
Dolphins | Daryn Colledge dealing with migraine Thu Oct 30, 11:37 AM
Miami Dolphins OG Daryn Colledge (illness) is dealing with a migraine as well as a sinus infection, according to a source.Link to story
Jets | Chris Johnson unhappy with role Thu Oct 30, 11:12 AM
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said he is frustrated with his small role on offense as well as the team's struggles. 'Of course I'm frustrated,' Johnson said. 'On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we're 1-7. It's frustrating.' Johnson received only 16 snaps in the team's Week 8 game. He rushed for seven yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards.
|Footballguys view: You can bet the entire team is unhappy with the way the Jets are playing, so he's not alone. This is the opposite of Larry Fitzgerald's "champagne problems" and more like "Box Wine Blues." When Johnson is on the field he hasn't been terribly effective and while he has been on the field almost 60 times less than Chris Ivory, he hasn't been able to make the catches the Jets were looking for from him. We'll see if that changes with Michael Vick under center, but until we see something positive, keep him on your bench.|
Chris Johnson player page
Giants | Rashad Jennings to miss Week 9 Thu Oct 30, 11:11 AM
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) has been ruled out for Week 9.
|Footballguys view: This is a bummer not just for Jennings' fantasy owners, but the Giants too, as they miss his versatility quite a bit. Rookie Andre Williams has been unimpressive so far. They tried running him outside, but he's a north-south runner who lacks the speed to go east-west effectively. They tried running him inside, but he hesitates too much and the offensive line has been bad at blocking. Williams will get carries to start but he's not a pass-catcher and still shaky in pass protection, so if the Colts run out to an early lead, he will have limited impact. Start him as an RB3 this week.|
Rashad Jennings player page
Browns | Two moves made Thu Oct 30, 10:48 AM
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent WR Phil Bates (Seahawks) to the practice squad and released CB Marcus Cromartie Thursday, Oct. 30.Link to story
Rams | Jared Cook restructures Thu Oct 30, 10:41 AM
St. Louis Rams TE Jared Cook restructured his deal to convert his base salary into a signing bonus, which created $900,000 in salary cap space. The move was made to fit SS Mark Barron on the payroll.
|Footballguys view: Cook hasn't performed that great the last season and a half, so the restructure makes a lot of sense. Against the San Francisco 49ers, on the road, we see him as a TE2, no more.|
Jared Cook player page
Buccaneers | Charles Sims to enter fold Thu Oct 30, 10:08 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims could have 10 or more touches in Week 9, in the opinion of beat writer Greg Auman.
|Footballguys view: We'd be cautious with starting him, as we really don't know his role yet and the offensive line has been brutal. Start him as a flex/RB4 this week if you have no other option. Dynasty owners should be enticed by his upside.|
Chargers | Ryan Mathews likely to sit Thu Oct 30, 09:49 AM
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is likely to sit out of the Week 9 game and return after the Week 10 bye.
|Footballguys view: Brandon Oliver has been playing well, last week notwithstanding, so there is no rush to bring Mathews back. They'll rest him a little longer to keep him fresh for a potential playoff run. Mathews is in a contract year, so sitting has got to be killing him. It's not impossible to believe he won't be back next year, especially with how Oliver is playing. Oliver should be a solid RB2 this week against Miami, by the way.|
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta's career could be over Thu Oct 30, 09:48 AM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may never be able to play football again after two surgeries on a fractured and dislocated hip in as many seasons.
|Footballguys view: That's disappointing news we hope isn't true, as he is still a very young player. But health for the future is far more important than football. We hope whatever the result, he has a long and healthy life.|
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Raiders | Larry Asante returns Thu Oct 30, 09:17 AM
The Oakland Raiders re-signed FS Larry Asante to an undisclosed deal Thursday, Oct. 30.Link to story
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Bengals | Giovani Bernard could sit Sunday Wed Oct 29, 11:54 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) has a hip pointer and clavicle which is bothering him and he could miss the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to beat writer Richard Skinner. The team has a quick turnaround with a game Thursday, Nov. 6, in Week 10.
|Footballguys view: Big news for Jeremy Hill owners and we see him as an RB2 right now, but he's on the cusp of RB1 status.|
Giovani Bernard player page
Seahawks | Two ruled out for Week 9 Wed Oct 29, 09:21 PM
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) and LB Bobby Wagner (toe) were each unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and each is already ruled out for Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.Link to story
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Seahawks | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 09:17 PM
Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill (ankle), SS Jeron Johnson (concussion), CB Byron Maxwell (calf) and LB Malcolm Smith (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. OG James Carpenter (back) and C Max Unger (foot) were listed as limited participants. WR Bryan Walters (concussion) practiced in full.Link to story
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Raiders | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 09:17 PM
Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (foot), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin) and CB Carlos Rogers (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were listed as limited participants, while CB Travis Carrie (back) was a full participant.Link to story
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49ers | Marcus Lattimore practices Wed Oct 29, 08:51 PM
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. He remains on the reserve/non-football injury list.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers have a bit of time before they have to decide Lattimore's fate for the season. If healthy (enough), they can choose to activate him or they can shut him down for the rest of the year by putting him on season-ending Injured Reserve.|
Chiefs | Joe Mays back at practice Wed Oct 29, 08:48 PM
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs LB Joe Mays (wrist) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. He remains on the reserve/injured designated to return list.Joe Mays player page
Seahawks | Keavon Milton added to PS Wed Oct 29, 08:47 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed TE Keavon Milton to the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 29.Keavon Milton player page
Rams | Several additions to practice squad Wed Oct 29, 08:47 PM
The St. Louis Rams signed OT Steven Baker, WR Emory Blake, OT Travis Bond and TE Justice Cunningham to the practice squad Wednesday, Oct. 29.Justice Cunningham player page
Rams | Brian Quick lands on IR Wed Oct 29, 08:32 PM
The St. Louis Rams placed WR Brian Quick (shoulder) on the reserve/injured list Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: Quick was finally starting to flash some of his natural ability on Sundays, but now he'll have to wait until next year to continue developing.|
Rams | Two roster moves made Wed Oct 29, 08:29 PM
The St. Louis Rams promoted OG Brandon Washington from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Oct. 29, and they signed free-agent WR Damian Williams.Damian Williams player page
NFL | Several become free agents Wed Oct 29, 08:15 PM
Atlanta Falcons FS Sean Baker, Carolina Panthers RB Darrin Reaves, Denver Broncos DE Greg Latta, New England Patriots OG Chris Barker, New York Jets LB A.J. Edds, Oakland Raiders LB Bojay Filimoeatu and Seattle Seahawks WR Phil Bates and TE Brett Brackett each cleared waivers and are not unrestricted free agents.A.J. Edds player page
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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman limited Wednesday Wed Oct 29, 07:50 PM
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: Hillman says the shoulder problem is no big deal. We'll trust his assessment at this time, and we'll monitor his progress as the week of practice goes on.|
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49ers | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:50 PM
San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), SS Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) and LB Patrick Willis (toe) were listed as limited participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. CB Chris Culliver (hamstring) was able to take part in a full practice session.Link to story
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Rams | Kenny Britt limited Wed Oct 29, 07:48 PM
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. The Rams conducted a walk-through Wednesday, so the practice designation is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: Britt is going to have the potential of a larger role now that Brian Quick is out for the year. He's got amazing natural talent, but he's never fully played up to his potential as a pro.|
Buccaneers | Limited practice for Vincent Jackson Wed Oct 29, 07:47 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: Jackson has failed to play up to expectations this year, and the Bucs are having a down season. We're hearing about the team getting Mike Evans more involved in the passing game, and we'll see if they want to get Jackson jump-started as well.|
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Rams | Wednesday practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:39 PM
St. Louis Rams S Cody Davis (concussion), DT Aaron Donald (shoulder), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (toe), DE William Hayes (foot), CB Janoris Jenkins (knee), S Rodney McLeod (knee), OT Rodger Saffold (shoulder) and C Scott Wells (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. C Tim Barnes (shoulder), CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), S Lamarcus Joyner (hip) and CB Marcus Roberson (ankle) were limited.Jo-Lonn Dunbar player page
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Buccaneers | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:39 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Anthony Collins (foot) and LB Brandon Magee (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee) and DE Michael Johnson (hand) were listed as limited participants.Link to story
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Browns | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:38 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring), DE Phil Taylor (knee) and OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. DT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) was listed as a limited participant, while DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), SS Jim Leonhard (ankle), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), CB K'Waun Williams (shoulder, neck) and DE Billy Winn (quadriceps) were full participants in practice.Link to story
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Texans | Andre Johnson not practicing Wed Oct 29, 07:34 PM
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: This is probably just veteran rest here. Check back to see if he practices later in the week.|
Texans | Arian Foster sits out Wed Oct 29, 07:30 PM
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) sat out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: This is likely veteran rest for the superstar back.|
Cardinals | Andre Ellington limited in practice Wed Oct 29, 07:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: Ellington is not 100 percent, but the good news is that he hasn't been full strength all season and he's still producing at a high level.|
Andre Ellington player page
Cardinals | Michael Floyd practices in full Wed Oct 29, 07:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (knee) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
|Footballguys view: Floyd has only 42 targets this year on 245 routes run. That's the same number of routes that Larry Fitzgerald has this season. The big difference? Fitzgerald has 30 catches, and Floyd has only 19. We'll see if the team works to get Floyd more catches in the near future.|
Michael Floyd player page
Cardinals | Stepfan Taylor out for Week 9 Wed Oct 29, 07:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and he has been ruled out for Week 9.Link to story
Stepfan Taylor player page
Cardinals | Wednesday's practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:25 PM
Arizona Cardinals FS Tony Jefferson (head) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. LB Kenny Demens (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle) and CB Patrick Peterson (concussion) were listed as limited participants, while DE Calais Campbell (knee) and FS Rashad Johnson (knee) were full participants.Link to story
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Texans | Wednesday practice report Wed Oct 29, 07:25 PM
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Brooks Reed (groin) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB John Simon (ankle) were limited, while DE Tim Jamison (groin) and LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) practiced in full.Johnathan Joseph player page
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Bengals | A.J. Green a limited participant Wed Oct 29, 07:16 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 29. Green said he feels good, and he'll try to do more Thursday, Oct. 30. It looks more promising that he'll play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and if he does, he's unlikely to limit his number of snaps. Green did position-specific drills Wednesday and ran some routes, and he didn't favor his right big toe. However, he has been told to expect to play through some level of pain for the rest of the season.
|Footballguys view: Green said trainers may tape up his foot a bit, but he isn't planning on wearing different shoes or wearing inserts for cushioning. Fantasy owners need to monitor this situation closely as the week of practice continues.|
A.J. Green player page