Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Vernon Davis SF - TE
News: Davis (ankle) was seen on crutches after Sunday's game,'s Paul Gutierrez reports. (Sep 15)
Impact: Davis left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter after his ankle got trapped under Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. The most likely diagnosis is a sprained ankle, but said injury still leaves a wide range of possibilities. Fantasy owners will hope that this isn't the dreaded high-ankle sprain, and while the crutches aren't a good sign, they also aren't cause to panic. If Davis misses time beyond Sunday, Vance McDonald and Derek Carrier will take on increased roles in the offense, with McDonald the more intriguing fantasy option. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:47a ET)
Overall Rank: 66 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 83.7 % Owned: 99.4
Alshon Jeffery Chi - WR
News: Jeffery (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, the 49ers' official twitter account reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: As is Brandon Marshall (ankle), though it seems likely that both wide receivers will be playing at something less than 100 percent. Still, even banged up in a tricky matchup, Jeffery and Marshall both offer tantalizing upside. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 26 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 40.3 % Owned: 97.9
Knowshon Moreno Mia - RB
News: Moreno is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks due to a dislocated and possibly fractured elbow, The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: Further testing may provide more clarity, but all reports indicate that Moreno is facing a lengthy absence, which could perhaps make him a candidate for the IR/designated to return list. Lamar Miller (ankle) also left Sunday's game and failed to return, but his injury is not believed to be quite so serious. Miami's third-string back is Damien Williams, while Orleans Darkwa sits fourth on the depth chart. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:43p ET)
Overall Rank: 70 Position Rank: 28
% Started: 71.6 % Owned: 96.0
News: Coach Jay Gruden confirmed that Griffin suffered a dislocated ankle Sunday against the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: Meanwhile, Schefter speculates that the injury could be a season-ender for Griffin, but we'll await further details on that front. Kirk Cousins thus merits a pickup in most fantasy formats, and is the obvious priority addition for those who roster Griffin. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:47p ET)
Overall Rank: 64 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 37.3 % Owned: 88.4
Doug Martin TB - RB
News: Martin (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: Following clashing reports Sunday morning regarding his availability, Martin will don sweats on the sideline due to his knee injury. Expect most of the backfield reps to be handed to Bobby Rainey. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 18 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 42.2 % Owned: 95.5
A.J. Green Cin - WR
News: Green (toe) has been declared out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Falcons. (Sep 14)
Impact: Green hurt the toe, or at least aggravated his earlier injury, by blocking on the Bengals' first drive of the game. The Bengals' wide receiver corps now consists of Mohamed Sanu, Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Tate. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 95.5 % Owned: 99.9
News: Griffin was carted off during Sunday's game with an aircast on his left ankle and foot, CBS Sports reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: Griffin suffered a non-contact injury while making a throw along the Redskins' sideline and was down for quite some time, before being carted to Washington's locker room. Although he was wearing a cast over his left ankle, it's worth noting that Griffin's surgically repaired left knee seemed unaffected by his latest injury incident. Nonetheless, the Redskins' quarterback appeared visibility distraught, while heading to the locker room for further evaluation. With Griffin listed as questionable to return, Kirk Cousins will command Washington's offense until further notice. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 64 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 37.3 % Owned: 88.4
Jordan Cameron Cle - TE
News: Cameron (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: With Cameron out, Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray are next up for the team's TE snaps, though neither are high-percentage fantasy options in Week 2. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:36a ET)
Overall Rank: 59 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 34.8 % Owned: 92.2
Carson Palmer Ari - QB
News: Palmer (shoulder) is inactive Sunday versus the Giants at New York, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. (Sep 14)
Impact: After testing out his right shoulder in pregame warmups, Palmer was unable to fill his typical role effectively, thereby yielding snaps under center to Drew Stanton. Stanton will make his fifth career start, but first since Dec. 19, 2010 with the Lions. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:35a ET)
Overall Rank: 161 Position Rank: 24
% Started: 6.9 % Owned: 39.1
Brandon Marshall Chi - WR
News: As Sunday night's game against the 49ers approaches, ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that there are major questions with regard to the status of both Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring). (Sep 14)
Impact: Presumably, with that in mind, the Bears promoted fellow wideouts Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams from their practice squad, with Santonio Holmes next in line for snaps should one, or both of the Bears' top wideouts not suit up Sunday night. Both Marshall and Jeffery thus appear to loom as game-time decisions, a notion supported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. This is a tricky scenario for fantasy owners, given the team's late kickoff Sunday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:44a ET)
Overall Rank: 14 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.0 % Owned: 99.7
Jordan Cameron Cle - TE
News: Cameron (shoulder) is not expected to play against the Saints on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. (Sep 14)
Impact: We'll confirm that information, one way or the other, as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but in the event that Cameron is indeed out, Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray are next up for the Browns' TE snaps. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:21a ET)
Overall Rank: 59 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 34.8 % Owned: 92.2
Adrian Peterson Min - RB
News: The Vikings have deactivated Peterson for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the team's official site reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: The announcement was made Friday following a statement previously released by the team that the Vikings "are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Peterson." (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 3 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 32.7 % Owned: 98.4
Adrian Peterson Min - RB
News: Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, ESPN reports. Minnesota is deciding whether Peterson will play this weekend, Jay Glazer of reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Peterson was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice after missing Thursday's practice for a day of rest. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 3 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 32.7 % Owned: 98.4
Brandon Marshall Chi - WR
News: Marshall (ankle) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Marshall participated in Chicago's walkthrough Friday, according to Chicago Sun-Times writer Adam Jahns, but the walkthrough didn't involve anything more than a light jog. Marshall is a game-time decision for the Sunday night game, which is obviously a very tough spot for his owners. Marshall has a history of playing hurt and has at least a decent chance of playing, but his owners would ideally have access to Santonio Holmes or another viable backup option in the Sunday or Monday night games. Like Marshall, fellow starting wideout Alshon Jeffery is also questionable, though Jeffery logged a limited practice Friday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:33p ET)
Overall Rank: 14 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.0 % Owned: 99.7
Cam Newton Car - QB
News: Newton (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, and head coach Ron Rivera said there is "no doubt" Newton will start the contest, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Newton sat out last week's victory over the Buccaneers while completing his recovery from a hairline fracture in his ribs, but he practiced fully all three days this week and is ready to make his season debut in Week 2. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 46.6 % Owned: 98.2
Eddie Lacy GB - RB
News: Lacy (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Despite suffering a concussion in the Packers' season-opening loss last Thursday, Lacy will not be forced to miss any starts. He should see his regular (heavy) workload in Sunday's game after practicing fully the last two days. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:49p ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 80.8 % Owned: 99.6
Josh Gordon Cle - WR
News: Gordon's suspension is expected to be reduced to eight games when the new NFL drug policy is approved, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: An agreement between the NFL and NFLPA could come as soon as Friday afternoon, so further clarification on Gordon's suspension should come shortly. An official decision on Gordon's status has not been made, but it is growing increasingly likely that will be eligible to play at some point this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:26a ET)
Overall Rank: 1006 Position Rank: 366
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 48.4
Eddie Lacy GB - RB
News: Lacy (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Rob Demovsky of reports. Afterward, coach Mike McCarthy said that the running back "practiced full. He looked ready...Eddie Lacy is cleared. He had a normal practice today." (Sep 11)
Impact: Lacy, who fit in both individual and team drills, has thus cleared the league's concussion protocol in less than a week, signifying the minor nature of the ailment. While owners will have to consider the possibility of another head injury in the future, he'll head the Packers' running-back corps in Week 2, with James Starks and DuJuan Harris providing support. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 80.8 % Owned: 99.6
Eddie Lacy GB - RB
News: Coach Mike McCarthy told Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin after Wednesday's practice that Lacy is nearing "the end [of the concussion protocol]. He's progressed very quickly." (Sep 10)
Impact: Lacy's very presence on the sideline at practice forecasts an imminent return, perhaps as early as Thursday. However, the final hurdle in the protocol remains in his path, and until he clears it, James Starks and DuJuan Harris will hold down the fort at running back. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 80.8 % Owned: 99.6
Ben Tate Cle - RB
News: Coach Mike Pettine confirmed Wednesday that Tate will miss some time with a knee sprain, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. (Sep 10)
Impact: At the very least, Tate will miss Sunday's game against the Saints, with Pettine adding that Terrance West will start Week 2's contest in place of Tate, with Isaiah Crowell in line to work in a complementary role. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 39 Position Rank: 20
% Started: 14.1 % Owned: 77.2
Tyler Eifert Cin - TE
News: Eifert (elbow) has been placed on the Bengals' injured reserve/designated to return list, ESPN reports. (Sep 10)
Impact: Eifert suffered a gruesome-looking dislocated elbow during the first half of the Bengals' season opener and now won't be eligible to return until Cincinnati's Week 11 game in New Orleans. As a result, fellow tight end Jermaine Gresham should experience a welcomed boost in his fantasy stock, as he could rival running back Gio Bernard to be the second option in the Bengals' passing game behind star wideout A.J. Green. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:01a ET)
Overall Rank: 186 Position Rank: 23
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 4.5
Andre Ellington Ari - RB
News: Ellington (foot) is active for Monday's game against the Chargers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. (Sep 8)
Impact: Ellington's status was in question until the release of the Cardinals' Week 1 inactive list, but even though he's available, it's unknown how many reps he'll be able to manage on the muscle injury in his left foot. The trio of Ellington, Jonathan Dwyer, and Stepfan Taylor will handle the running back workload, with Dwyer the leading candidate to earn the bulk of the carries if Ellington suffers a setback or is limited at all on Monday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:53p ET)
Overall Rank: 37 Position Rank: 19
% Started: 48.6 % Owned: 95.6
Ray Rice Bal - RB
News: The Ravens have terminated Rice's contract, the team's official site reports. (Sep 8)
Impact: The move was made by the team Monday after a new video emerged showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February. The team will now move on with a backfield comprised of Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett, and Lorenzo Taliaferro. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 1000 Position Rank: 241
% Started: 3.0 % Owned: 29.1
Cam Newton Car - QB
News: Newton (ribs) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bucs. (Sep 7)
Impact: As a result, Derek Anderson will draw the start at quarterback for the Panthers in Week 1, in place of Newton, who is dealing with a rib issue. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:04p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 46.6 % Owned: 98.2
Cecil Shorts III Jac - WR
News: Shorts (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. (Sep 6)
Impact: With Shorts out Sunday, Marqise Lee looks like the upside play among Jags' wideouts in Week 1, with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns also candidates to be factors in the passing offense in the team's season opener. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:51p ET)
Overall Rank: 93 Position Rank: 34
% Started: 2.3 % Owned: 57.4
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