Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Robert Griffin III increases load (Wed Oct 22, 10:38 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Anthony Dixon likely the guy (Wed Oct 22, 10:26 AM) [jump to this story]
Browns | Johnny Manziel could play in Week 8 (Tue Oct 21, 02:05 PM) [jump to this story]
Lions | Calvin Johnson going to London (Mon Oct 20, 01:17 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Robert Griffin to be tested Wednesday (Mon Oct 20, 12:39 PM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Jay Cutler turning ball over frequently (Mon Oct 20, 12:10 PM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Acquire Percy Harvin (Fri Oct 17, 05:43 PM) [jump to this story]
Steelers | Week 7 Inactives Mon Oct 20, 06:59 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OG Chris Hubbard, CB Ike Taylor, WR Justin Brown, QB Landry Jones, LB Ryan Shazier, SS Shamarko Thomas, DL Steve McLendon inactive for Week 7.Ike Taylor player page
Steve McLendon player page
Landry Jones player page
Shamarko Thomas player page
Justin Brown player page
Ryan Shazier player page
Texans | Jadeveon Clowney to miss Week 7 Mon Oct 20, 06:48 PM
Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in Week 7 because his lateral movement is not where the team wants it to be.Link to story
Jadeveon Clowney player page
49ers | Daniel Kilgore out for season Mon Oct 20, 06:43 PM
San Francisco 49ers C Daniel Kilgore (leg) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken bone in his left leg during the team's Week 7 game. C Marcus Martin is expected to take over the starting center role.Link to story
Broncos | Kapri Bibbs added to roster Mon Oct 20, 06:39 PM
The Denver Broncos signed practice squad RB Kapri Bibbs to their active roster Monday, Oct. 20. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Seahawks | Zach Miller to miss Week 8 Mon Oct 20, 06:29 PM
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) will not be able to play in Week 8.Link to story
Zach Miller player page
Seahawks | Luke Willson could play Mon Oct 20, 06:27 PM
Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson (groin) may be able to play in Week 8, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
|Footballguys view: Willson is an athletic move tight end we're interested in keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues. We're not making a move to rush out and grab Willson is re-draft leagues.|
Luke Willson player page
Seahawks | Two CBs could play in Week 8 Mon Oct 20, 06:18 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (ankle) and CB Byron Maxwell (calf) may be able to play in Week 7, according to head coach Pete Carroll.Link to story
Seahawks | Derrick Coleman to miss time Mon Oct 20, 06:13 PM
Seattle Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (foot) will miss at least six weeks because of a foot injury he suffered in Week 7.Link to story
Derrick Coleman player page
Rams | Emory Blake released Mon Oct 20, 06:05 PM
St. Louis Rams WR Emory Blake was released Monday, Oct. 20.
Raiders | Usama Young out for season Mon Oct 20, 06:04 PM
Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament in Week 7, according to a source.Link to story
Usama Young player page
Steelers | Shaquille Richardson released Mon Oct 20, 06:04 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson (undisclosed) was released from the practice squad injured list with an injury settlement Monday, Oct. 20.
Browns | Brian Hoyer struggled in Week 7 Mon Oct 20, 06:03 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer completed only 39 percent of his passes in the team's Week 7 game, which is the worst completion percentage by any quarterback this season.
|Footballguys view: Let's face it, Hoyer is no long-term answer for the Browns. We should see Johnny Manziel as the starter soon enough. Hoyer needs to turn things around quickly, or he's going to get the boot.|
Brian Hoyer player page
Saints | Glenn Foster to IR Mon Oct 20, 05:58 PM
New Orleans Saints DE Glenn Foster (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 20.Glenn Foster player page
Ravens | Morgan Cox to IR Mon Oct 20, 05:55 PM
Baltimore Ravens C Morgan Cox (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 20.
Saints | Tom Crabtree re-signs Mon Oct 20, 05:54 PM
The New Orleans Saints re-signed TE Tom Crabtree to their active roster Monday, Oct. 20.Tom Crabtree player page
Bengals | Rey Maualuga expected to miss time Mon Oct 20, 05:51 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) is expected to miss a few weeks because of his hamstring injury.Link to story
Rey Maualuga player page
Jaguars | Chris Smith promoted Mon Oct 20, 05:51 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Chris Smith was signed from the practice squad to the active roster Monday, Oct. 20.
Bengals | Vontaze Burfict did not suffer concussion Mon Oct 20, 05:50 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (neck) did not suffer a concussion in the team's Week 7 game but did suffer a neck injury, according to a team official.
|Footballguys view: Burfict has suffered two concussions this season and has been able to finish only one game this season.|
Vontaze Burfict player page
NFL | Five become free agents Mon Oct 20, 05:49 PM
Carolina Panthers DB Robert Lester, Cleveland Browns TE Gerell Robinson, Dallas Cowboys DT Ken Bishop and LB Korey Toomer and Miami Dolphins DT Deandre Coleman cleared waivers and became free agents Monday, Oct. 20.Gerell Robinson player page
Titans | Brett Brackett waived Mon Oct 20, 05:49 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Brett Brackett was placed on no-recall waivers Monday, Oct. 20.Brett Brackett player page
Saints | Todd Davis waived Mon Oct 20, 05:48 PM
New Orleans Saints LB Todd Davis was placed on no-recall waivers Monday, Oct. 20.
Lions | Jerome Couplin waived Mon Oct 20, 05:47 PM
Detroit Lions S Jerome Couplin III was placed on no-recall waivers Monday, Oct. 20.
Broncos | Shaquil Barrett waived Mon Oct 20, 05:45 PM
Denver Broncos LB Shaquil Barrett was placed on no-recall waivers Monday, Oct. 20.
Browns | Jacobbi McDaniel waived Mon Oct 20, 05:43 PM
Cleveland Browns DT Jacobbi McDaniel was placed on no-recall waivers Monday, Oct. 20.
Rams | Austin Pettis waived Mon Oct 20, 05:38 PM
The St. Louis Rams waived WR Austin Pettis Monday, Oct. 20.Link to story
Austin Pettis player page
Cowboys | Brandon Carr hurts hamstring Mon Oct 20, 05:37 PM
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr (hamstring) strained his hamstring in Week 7 against the New York Giants. Carr still played every defensive snap and should be able to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Washington Redskins.Link to story
Brandon Carr player page
Buccaneers | Bucs not shopping Vincent Jackson Mon Oct 20, 05:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson's name came up over the weekend in reports that the team was fielding phone calls from interested teams, but head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Oct. 20, that the team isn't interested in trading their star receiver.
|Footballguys view: The Jackson don't have many weapons on offense. They couldn't really afford to get rid of Jackson.|
Vincent Jackson player page
Falcons | Matt Ryan heavily pressured Mon Oct 20, 05:20 PM
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was sacked five times as the team's offensive line continues to struggle with injuries and poor play. 'We had way too much pressure,' head coach Mike Smith said. 'Our quarterback was hit and sacked way too much. There were times where we really didn't have a chance to get the play off, and that's very difficult for a quarterback, and we have to do better with our protection.'
|Footballguys view: Ryan is getting blitzed on 29.3 percent of his dropbacks (league average is 29 percent). However, the pressure is getting to him on 26.7 percent of his dropbacks, above the league average of 24.4 percent.|
Matt Ryan player page
Ravens | Kevin McDermott signed Mon Oct 20, 05:16 PM
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent LS Kevin McDermott (Broncos) Monday, Oct. 20. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Monday practice report Mon Oct 20, 05:12 PM
San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) and CB Steve Williams (groin) were limited during practice, while OG Richard Ohrnberger (back) and OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) fully participated in practice. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.Link to story
Brandon Flowers player page
Manti Teo player page
Jeremiah Attaochu player page
Chargers | Donald Brown does not practice Mon Oct 20, 05:02 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: We're pretty sure that Brown won't play on a short week. The Chargers play the Broncos on Thursday night, and Branden Oliver should be the starter.|
Donald Brown player page
Broncos | Brandon McManus not practicing Mon Oct 20, 04:58 PM
Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus (groin) did not practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Broncos didn't officially conduct a practice, so McManus' designation is an estimation.Link to story
Broncos | Montee Ball remains out Mon Oct 20, 04:55 PM
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) did not practice again Monday, Oct. 20. The Broncos didn't actually practice, so Ball's designation is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: Yep...and when he comes back, he may not be the starter for the Broncos anymore. Ronnie Hillman has done a good job as the team's lead back while Ball has missed time with this groin injury. The team is firing on all cylinders offensively, and their ground game looks better with Hillman than it did with Ball. We'll see how this shakes out when Ball returns to the practice field...perhaps next week.|
Montee Ball player page
Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice Mon Oct 20, 04:54 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: We're not shocked. Mathews may not be back until after the Chargers Week 10 bye. The Chargers play on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos, and we should see Branden Oliver as the featured back.|
Ryan Mathews player page
Giants | Cullen Jenkins has strained calf Mon Oct 20, 04:54 PM
New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) has a strained calf and is expected to miss at least two weeks.Link to story
Cullen Jenkins player page
Eagles | Evan Mathis cleared to practice Mon Oct 20, 04:47 PM
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis (knee) has been cleared to practice and will practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.Link to story
Titans | Jake Locker to throw Tuesday Mon Oct 20, 04:44 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) is scheduled to throw Tuesday, Oct. 21, and the team will see how he responds Wednesday, Oct. 21.
|Footballguys view: Locker is coming back soon enough. The Charlie Whitehurst era is going to end soon....and that's a good thing for skill position players.|
Jake Locker player page
Broncos | Monday practice report Mon Oct 20, 04:37 PM
Denver Broncos CB Omar Bolden (concussion), LB Steven Johnson (ankle) didn't practice Monday, Oct. 20. S Quinton Carter (hamstring), CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee), RB Juwan Thompson (knee) and S T.J. Ward (knee) practiced in full. The Broncos didn't hold a practice, so the designations are an estimation.
|Footballguys view: The note fantasy owners should take here is on Thompson. The last two weeks he has been limited on the first day of practice. This week, he's good to go. Thompson will play as a reserve back behind Ronnie Hillman.|
T.J. Ward player page
Quinton Carter player page
Chris Harris player page
Omar Bolden player page
Chargers | Jason Verrett's absence was key Mon Oct 20, 04:35 PM
San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) missed his second game of the year in Week 7 with a shoulder injury, and his absence hurt the team in space against the Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
Browns | Brian Hoyer still starting QB Mon Oct 20, 04:33 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer is still the team's starting quarterback even though he struggled in Week 7, according to head coach Mike Pettine.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners who can carry that third quarterback should go ahead and pick up Johnny Manziel now. It was only a matter of time before he saw the field this year. Hoyer hasn't been blowing anybody away with his production, and Manziel could be the jolt this passing game needs. And oh yeah....it's not that long before Josh Gordon comes back.|
Brian Hoyer player page
Chargers | Brandon Flowers unlikely to play against Denver Mon Oct 20, 04:31 PM
San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 7, and he's unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Oct. 23.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers want to be as near full strength as possible when going up against the Broncos. Losing Flowers for this week won't help.|
Brandon Flowers player page
Lions | Joseph Fauria feeling good Mon Oct 20, 04:30 PM
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) said he felt good running and cutting on his ankle Monday, Oct. 20.
|Footballguys view: Fauria will be back soon, but he's only a desperation TE3 in TD-heavy leagues.|
Joseph Fauria player page
Browns | Ahtyba Rubin receives second opinion Mon Oct 20, 04:29 PM
Cleveland Browns DE Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) received a second option on his injured ankle. Head coach Mike Pettine said surgery for Rubin has not been ruled out.Link to story
Ahtyba Rubin player page
Chargers | Ladarius Green not involved Mon Oct 20, 04:29 PM
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green hasn't seen his role expand this year after head coach Mike McCoy expected him to earn a much bigger role in the offense in the offseason. Green wasn't thrown to at all in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs after being featured extensively against them last year.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers barely had the ball against the Chiefs. We'll see if they can get Green more involved on Thursday night against the Broncos.|
Ladarius Green player page
Colts | Trent Richardson will undergo MRI Mon Oct 20, 04:18 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring Monday, Oct. 20.
|Footballguys view: The Colts don't seem too concerned with this injury. The MRI is precautionary, and fantasy owners need to check back Wednesday for more information.|
Trent Richardson player page
Texans | Jadeveon Clowney not expected to play Mon Oct 20, 04:15 PM
Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will test his knee out during pregame workouts but is not expected to play in Week 7.Link to story
Jadeveon Clowney player page
Falcons | Peter Konz has torn ACL Mon Oct 20, 04:12 PM
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons C Peter Konz (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 7. Konz was placed on Reserve/Injured and is out for the year.
|Footballguys view: More trouble for the Falcons here. Konz was the team's second-string center as starter Joe Hawley was lost for the year in Week 4. Now, they'll be turning to UDFA James Stone as their starting center.|
Bengals | Vontaze Burfict will be fine Mon Oct 20, 04:09 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (neck) will be fine despite the neck injury he suffered in Week 7, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.Link to story
Vontaze Burfict player page
Colts | Reggie Wayne undergoes MRI Mon Oct 20, 04:07 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) will undergo an MRI on his injured elbow Monday, Oct. 20. The team will know more about his status later in the week.
|Footballguys view: Check back on Wednesday to get an update here. The team doesn't seem too worried about this injury, so the MRI could just be precautionary.|
Reggie Wayne player page
49ers | Dashon Goldson returns to practice Mon Oct 20, 03:57 PM
San Francisco 49ers FS Dashon Goldson (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 20, after missing two weeks with an ankle injury.Link to story
Dashon Goldson player page