Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Jay Cutler Chi - QB
News: Coach John Fox relayed Thursday that Cutler is slated to undergo labrum surgery on his right shoulder this Saturday and is in line to be placed on IR by the Bears. (Dec 1)
Impact: As a result, Matt Barkley figures to start the rest of the season at QB for the team, while Cutler will address the shoulder issue that has kept him off the field since Nov. 20, in a campaign-ending manner. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:51p ET)
Overall Rank: 267 Position Rank: 35
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 4.8
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
News: Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the issue that will be addressed by the back surgery Gronkowski is slated to undergo Friday is a herniated disc. (Dec 1)
Impact: Meanwhile, ESPN's Adam Schefter echoes the notion put forth by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News which estimates that Gronkowski could be out of action for eight weeks. Such a scenario crushes the tight end's fantasy value down the NFL stretch run and implies that seeing him on the field again could hinge on the Patriots making a deep postseason run. Meanwhile, Martellus Bennett -- who has been dealing with ankle and shoulder issues -- is now in line to serve as the Patriots' No. 1 TE in the coming weeks. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:33p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 32.3 % Owned: 93.0
Adrian Peterson Min - RB
News: Peterson (knee) ran several short sprints accompanied by the Vikings' trainer at Tuesday's practice, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports. (Nov 29)
Impact: Peterson's workload at Tuesday's practice may not seem significant at first glance, but it is a sign that he has been cleared to resume running as he continues to work his way back from late-September knee surgery. Peterson will not be playing in this week's game against the Cowboys and will have to practice before he even has any shot to suit up again, but he appears to be making sound progress in his recovery and will at least have a chance to return to action before the season ends as the Vikings have hoped. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:08p ET)
Overall Rank: 176 Position Rank: 62
% Started: 8.7 % Owned: 42.6
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
News: Gronkowski (back) will not return to Sunday's game against the Jets. (Nov 27)
Impact: Gronkowski, who missed last week's game against the 49ers and was limited in practice this past week after suffering a chest/lung injury in Week 10, suited up Sunday. He didn't last very long, though, finishing up with zero catches on two targets. Gronkowski's status will thus be worth monitoring closely as next week's game against the Rams approaches. The same applies to fellow tight end Martellus Bennett, who's dealing with some aches and pains of his own. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 32.3 % Owned: 93.0
Tom Brady NE - QB
News: Brady (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets. (Nov 27)
Impact: It would have been a major surprise if Brady wasn't out there Sunday, but it's possible that his mobility in the pocket could be affected some by an issue that left him with soreness and swelling in his knee, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. On the plus side with regard to Brady's Week 12 fantasy prospects is that tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett, along with wide receivers Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, are all active as well, despite having been listed as questionable on the Patriots' injury report. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:04p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 78.5 % Owned: 99.0
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
News: Gronkowski (chest) has reportedly progressed quite well over the last 24-48 hours, and is now considered a true game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Jets, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. (Nov 26)
Impact: Earlier this week, it was expected that Gronkowski would be unavailable for Week 12. However, somewhat surprisingly, the star tight end subsequently participated at practice in a limited basis throughout the week. He was ultimately deemed questionable in the team's injury report. It now appears that he does indeed have a realistic opportunity to take the field Sunday. Even if he does however, it is unclear how extensive his role will be given the nature of his recent chest injury. Although he had a quiet performance filling in for Week 11, Martellus Bennett will presumably see an expanded role if Gronkowski is unable to go. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:09a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 32.3 % Owned: 93.0
Jordan Reed Was - TE
News: Reed has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. (Nov 25)
Impact: Without splitting hairs, such a diagnosis implies Reed suffered a complete separation of the AC joint when he took a hard fall Thursday at Dallas. The preceding explains why he wore a sling in the immediate aftermath, but his subsequent ability to play through the pain was commendable en route to 10 receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Head coach Jay Gruden relayed that Reed may be able to suit up in the Redskins' next game in Arizona on Dec. 4, but the decision will depend on the tight end's range of motion and pain tolerance in the shoulder. Reed's activity level in practice Wednesday could give an indication whether he's trending toward active status. However, his Week 13 availability may come down to a game-time decision. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 76 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 58.6 % Owned: 97.3
Stefon Diggs Min - WR
News: Diggs (knee) is listed as inactive Thursday at Detroit. (Nov 24)
Impact: Once he took a step back from limited to no participation in practice this week, Diggs was seemingly trending in the wrong direction. The Vikings will thus exercise caution with their No. 1 wideout on a short week, pushing Adam Thielen up the pecking order in Sam Bradford's mind. Per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Cordarrelle Patterson is starting in Diggs' place. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:07a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 33.8 % Owned: 86.1
Andrew Luck Ind - QB
News: Luck (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, ESPN reports. (Nov 23)
Impact: Scott Tolzien is expected to start at quarterback with Luck out. It sounds like Luck could miss just one game, but it's hard to set any timetable for a return from a concussion. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:35p ET)
Overall Rank: 86 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 42.3 % Owned: 97.8
Eddie Lacy GB - RB
News: Lacy (ankle) will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Nov 23)
Impact: With the decision to allow rookie cornerback Makinton Dorleant (hamstring) to return to practice Wednesday, the Packers have exhausted their one choice to make another appearance this season. Consequently, Lacy, an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, may have played his last down as a Packer. As for the rest of the campaign, the backfield will be the domain of James Starks and recent pickup Christine Michael. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:28p ET)
Overall Rank: 1003 Position Rank: 237
% Started: 10.2 % Owned: 29.7
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
News: Gronkowski (chest) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, ESPN's Dianna Russini reports. (Nov 23)
Impact: Gronkowski's availability for Week 12 is not likely to be ultimately determined until later in the week, but it appears he is in danger of missing another game. The Patriots will provide at least some update of their own when they release their injury report following Wednesday's practice. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:52a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 32.3 % Owned: 93.0
Andrew Luck Ind - QB
News: Luck (concussion) was not spotted at Tuesday's practice, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports. (Nov 22)
Impact: It's possible Luck could get some work in behind the scenes, but he is presumably still in the concussion protocol, which means he will not be able to practice Tuesday. There is still time for him to be cleared before the Colts' next game Thursday, but not much. If Luck is ultimately ruled out this week, Scott Tolzien would get the start in his place. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:42p ET)
Overall Rank: 86 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 42.3 % Owned: 97.8
Andrew Luck Ind - QB
News: Luck was evaluated for a concussion after experiencing symptoms after Sunday's game and has been placed in the league concussion protocol, head coach Chuck Pagano told the team's official web site. (Nov 21)
Impact: Luck doesn't have much time to recover with the Colts playing on Thanksgiving. Scott Tolzien could start at quarterback this week against Pittsburgh as a result. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 86 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 42.3 % Owned: 97.8
A.J. Green Cin - WR
News: Green (hamstring) won't suit up Sunday in Baltimore, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. (Nov 21)
Impact: Injured on the second play of Sunday's game against the Bills, Green was carted to the locker room and promptly ruled out. Prior to undergoing an MRI, there was worry that the tear in his hamstring was significant, but head coach Marvin Lewis is of the belief that Green will make an appearance before season's end. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network backed up that sentiment, relaying Green will likely miss a few games, but surgery won't be required on what is now considered a strain. While the Bengals' passing attack will take a hit in the meantime, Tyler Boyd appears poised to step up after matching his career high in targets (eight) and recording his first career touchdown this past weekend. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:23p ET)
Overall Rank: 213 Position Rank: 87
% Started: 22.4 % Owned: 96.2
C.J. Prosise Sea - RB
News: Prosise sustained a scapula fracture during Sunday's win against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. As a result, Prosise isn't expected to be available until the postseason. (Nov 21)
Impact: Injured at some point in the first half of Sunday's eventual win versus the Eagles, Prosise played just 19 of the Seahawks' 67 offensive snaps before his departure. After the contest, head coach Pete Carroll told the team's official site that Prosise will be sidelined "for a while," clearing the way for Thomas Rawls to retake ownership of the backfield. In his first action since Week 2, Rawls notched 88 yards from scrimmage, including 31 yards on three receptions, exhibiting his ability to be an every-down back. While the last stanzas of the regular season play out, Prosise will focus on rehabilitation with the aim of returning for the playoffs, assuming Seattle is among the NFC's six representatives. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:51p ET)
Overall Rank: 150 Position Rank: 46
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 22.1
LeSean McCoy Buf - RB
News: McCoy (thumb) had surgery Monday and will play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. (Nov 21)
Impact: The Bills never expressed that much concern regarding the dislocated thumb McCoy suffered from in Sunday's win over the Bengals, and with a successful minor surgery, they now have no doubts their No. 1 tailback will be good to go against Jacksonville. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:05a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 91.5 % Owned: 99.8
Zach Miller Chi - TE
News: Miller (foot) will have surgery and has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. (Nov 21)
Impact: Miller suffered a broken foot in Sunday's loss to the Giants, and his absence is a major blow to the Bears' passing attack. In his first season as the team's primary tight end, Miller caught 47 balls for 486 yards and four touchdowns. Logan Paulsen is now in line to take over as the No. 1 tight end in Chicago, but chances are that he won't be able to fill the void that Miller leaves at the position. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:59a ET)
Overall Rank: 999 Position Rank: 196
% Started: 7.3 % Owned: 23.0
Giovani Bernard Cin - RB
News: Bernard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Sunday's game against the Bills, Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports reports. (Nov 20)
Impact: Further details regarding Bernard's status were not immediately available, but he will be out for the remainder of the season. Jeremy Hill figures to see plenty of work the rest of the way for the Bengals, and Rex Burkhead is in line to take over as the No. 2 back. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 998 Position Rank: 235
% Started: 9.7 % Owned: 44.8
C.J. Prosise Sea - RB
News: Head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's game that Prosise (shoulder) is going to be out "awhile," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Nov 20)
Impact: A timeline for Prosise's return will not be determined until after he is further examined by team doctors, but it appears he is facing a long-term absence, as Carroll also said among his comments that "there's a chance he comes back this year." Prosise's status will be updated again when more details become available, but it appears Thomas Rawls is in line to reclaim the starting running back spot for the Seahawks. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:00p ET)
Overall Rank: 150 Position Rank: 46
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 22.1
C.J. Prosise Sea - RB
News: Prosise left Sunday's game against the Eagles with a shoulder injury. (Nov 20)
Impact: Prosise had already recorded a 72-yard touchdown run before his exit, but for any amount of time he misses Sunday, or possibly beyond, Thomas Rawls would benefit from added touches in the Seahawks' offense. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 150 Position Rank: 46
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 22.1
LeSean McCoy Buf - RB
News: Though McCoy will need to undergo a procedure to repair his left thumb, the running back is expected to play in next Sunday's game against the Jaguars, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. (Nov 20)
Impact: The running back dislocated his thumb in Sunday's win over the Bengals, but it sounds like the sort of issue he'll be able to play through next weekend, presumably with some sort of protective gear over his thumb/hand. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 91.5 % Owned: 99.8
Zach Miller Chi - TE
News: Miller suffered a broken bone in his right foot Sunday against the Giants. (Nov 20)
Impact: Miller, who logged a 3/61/1 stat line Sunday prior to suffering the injury, will presumably miss a decent chunk of time, which represents yet another major hit to the Bears' passing attack. Logan Paulsen is the next man up on the Bears' TE depth chart, though it's unrealistic to expect him to match Miller's level of production. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 999 Position Rank: 196
% Started: 7.3 % Owned: 23.0
A.J. Green Cin - WR
News: Green reportedly has a tear in his hamstring, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. (Nov 20)
Impact: Per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, the team fears that the wideout could be out for the year, though Green has an MRI pending. If he is forced to miss extended time, next up for the Bengals' wideout looks are Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:02p ET)
Overall Rank: 213 Position Rank: 87
% Started: 22.4 % Owned: 96.2
A.J. Green Cin - WR
News: Green (hamstring) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bills. (Nov 20)
Impact: Prior to his first-quarter exit from the contest, Green did not record a catch, while being targeted once. Next up for the Bengals' wideout looks in his absence are Tyler Boyd, Brandon LaFell and James Wright. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:53p ET)
Overall Rank: 213 Position Rank: 87
% Started: 22.4 % Owned: 96.2
A.J. Green Cin - WR
News: Green injured his hamstring on the second play of Sunday's game against the Bills and was carted back to the locker room. (Nov 20)
Impact: The injury was to Green's right hamstring. His return is questionable. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 213 Position Rank: 87
% Started: 22.4 % Owned: 96.2
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