Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Corey Coleman Cle - WR
News: Coleman will not require surgery on his fractured hand but is slated to miss 4-to-6 weeks. (Sep 22)
Impact: It was confirmed Wednesday that Coleman suffered a fractured hand during practice, but the real question at the time was the duration of his absence. After seeing a hand specialist, the team determined that surgery during the season is off the table, and the rookie wideout is now on track to miss roughly a month. Already down two quarterbacks, Coleman's absence will cost the Browns their leading pass catcher through the season's first two weeks, setting up Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins for extra targets. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:18a ET)
Overall Rank: 118 Position Rank: 56
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 26.3
Corey Coleman Cle - WR
News: The Browns have confirmed that Coleman suffered a fractured hand during Wednesday's practice. (Sep 21)
Impact: Per the team's statement, Coleman's injury "is being further evaluated in order to determine when he will return to play." While not officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, we'll operate under the assumption that Coleman will sit the contest out, which leaves the Browns with a big hole at wideout, as the team lacks experience at the position beyond Terrelle Pryor (a converted QB) and slot man Andrew Hawkins. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 118 Position Rank: 56
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 26.3
Jonathan Stewart Car - RB
News: Stewart (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. (Sep 21)
Impact: Stewart is expected to log a handful of DNPs due to a hamstring injury sustained in Week 2. Head coach Ron Rivera attempted to add clarity to Stewart's situation Wednesday, telling Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that the running back could be sidelined "two weeks, three weeks, [or] four weeks." While goal-line work will likely be the domain of quarterback Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert in the interim, Fozzy Whittaker should otherwise be the primary RB threat, with Cameron Artis-Payne in reserve when a breather is required. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 31 Position Rank: 16
% Started: 2.4 % Owned: 95.4
Donte Moncrief Ind - WR
News: A fractured scapula will force Moncrief out of action four-to-six weeks. (Sep 21)
Impact: Coach Chuck Pagano noted Wednesday that Moncrief will treat the injury with rest, rather than surgery. With the wideout thus slated to miss time, Phillip Dorsett's fantasy value gets a bump, as he and T.Y. Hilton are now in line to head a wideout corps that also includes Chester Rogers, Quan Bray and Devin Street as depth options. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:56a ET)
Overall Rank: 49 Position Rank: 23
% Started: 0.5 % Owned: 55.3
Ameer Abdullah Det - RB
News: Abdullah (foot) was placed on injured reserve. (Sep 21)
Impact: Abdullah was slated for an examination of his left foot Tuesday with Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina and it must not have gone well. Theo Riddick and rookie Dwayne Washington should have larger roles in Week 3 against the Packers as a result. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:37a ET)
Overall Rank: 1008 Position Rank: 238
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 18.9
Jay Cutler Chi - QB
News: Head coach John Fox said Tuesday that Cutler does not appear to need surgery on his sprained right thumb, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports. (Sep 20)
Impact: Although he seems to have avoided a fully torn ligament, Cutler isn't completely out of the woods, as Fox did admit his quarterback could still end up having a procedure, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official website reports. Even if surgery is avoided, Cutler could still miss some time, as the injury seemed to hinder his grip in Monday's loss to Philadelphia. The Bears will probably need at least one start from Brian Hoyer. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 590 Position Rank: 81
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 3.8
Jay Cutler Chi - QB
News: Cutler was removed from Monday's game against Philadelphia with an injury to his throwing hand, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. (Sep 19)
Impact: Cutler was replaced by Brian Hoyer in the final minute of the third quarter, after throwing an ugly interception to end the previous drive. He may have suffered the injury earlier in the game, which would partially explain his third-quarter implosion highlighted by the interception and a lost fumble. Cutler has been ruled out for the rest of the game, leaving Brian Hoyer under center in garbage time. Cutler had 12 completions for 157 yards on 17 pass attempts, with no touchdowns or rushing stats to soften the blow of the two turnovers. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:16p ET)
Overall Rank: 590 Position Rank: 81
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 3.8
Danny Woodhead SD - RB
News: The Chargers announced Monday that Woodhead suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Sunday and will miss the rest of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. (Sep 19)
Impact: There was hope that Woodhead had suffered a mere MCL sprain, which would have allowed him to return at some point this season. However, further testing revealed the precise diagnosis and its season-ending nature. Losing their second premier receiver in as many weeks, Philip Rivers will likely trust even more in Antonio Gates, Travis Benjamin, and Tyrell Williams in the passing attack. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:44p ET)
Overall Rank: 1007 Position Rank: 237
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 16.2
Cody Kessler Cle - QB
News: Kessler will start at quarterback for the Browns in this Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Sep 19)
Impact: Kessler's fast track to Cleveland's starting job comes after both Robert Griffin and Josh McCown suffered shoulder injuries through the season's first two weeks. Griffin has already been placed on injured reserve, while McCown is expected to miss time after sustaining potentially serious damage Sunday against the Ravens. That leaves Kessler as the lone quarterback left on the Browns' roster, thus making him the team's starter for this Sunday's game versus the Dolphins. A rookie third-round pick, Kessler completed 19 of 28 passes for 92 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions during the preseason, but has yet to take a regular season NFL snap. Although fellow rookie Corey Coleman, wideouts Terrelle Pryor and Andrew Hawkins, and tight end Gary Barnidge gives Kessler ample targets to choose from, a road start forced so early in his career could result in running backs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson being utilized more often than usual this Sunday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:00p ET)
Overall Rank: 284 Position Rank: 37
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 1.0
Jonathan Stewart Car - RB
News: Stewart (hamstring) is anticipated to miss "at least a week or two", according to coach Ron Rivera, The Associated Press reports. (Sep 19)
Impact: Stewart sustained a hamstring injury that forced him out early in Sunday's game against the 49ers. Although the veteran back is having an MRI on Monday and those results have yet to be released, coach Rivera already deemed it likely that Stewart miss at least this Sunday's game against the Vikings. While Stewart's prognosis should be clarified relatively soon, it appears running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne are destined for bigger roles in the next couple of weeks, with quarterback Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert also capable of running the rock in Stewart's absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:05p ET)
Overall Rank: 31 Position Rank: 16
% Started: 2.4 % Owned: 95.4
Jimmy Garoppolo NE - QB
News: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com suggests that "if all goes well," Garoppolo (shoulder) could "actually be the (Patriots') backup" QB on Thursday against the Texans. (Sep 19)
Impact: Rapoport previously reported that Garoppolo is not in line to start the contest, which remains the very likely, but not yet confirmed outcome. With that in mind, ESPN's Adam Schefter has put forth the notion that while it's "still a long-shot...(the) Patriots have not given up hope yet" that Garoppolo could play Thursday. Meanwhile, ESPN's Mike Reiss notes that the team is not rushing things with regard to any declarations or moves related to the team's Week 3 QB situation. Per Reiss' report, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels indicated that at this stage, the team is "not sure of circumstances yet." For now, it continues to be widely assumed that Jacoby Brissett is in line to be the Patriots' starting QB on Thursday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:46a ET)
Overall Rank: 380 Position Rank: 46
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 0.8
Doug Baldwin Sea - WR
News: Baldwin, who recorded three catches for 20 yards during Sunday's loss in Los Angeles, will have an MRI on his knee Monday, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com reports. (Sep 18)
Impact: In the aftermath of the contest, Baldwin described the knee as feeling "like crap" to Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times. As if the knee concern wasn't bad enough, Baldwin contended with back spasms, yet he still tied for the team lead in targets with six. Head coach Pete Carroll all but confirmed the severity of the injury, telling Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR that Baldwin will land on the injury report in advance of next Sunday's game against the 49ers. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:47p ET)
Overall Rank: 48 Position Rank: 22
% Started: 3.9 % Owned: 95.2
Danny Woodhead SD - RB
News: Woodhead is slated for additional tests on his right knee Monday, at which point the Chargers will clarify the running back's status. (Sep 18)
Impact: Once the Chargers' medical staff does its due diligence, an accompanying prognosis should be clarified. At the moment, the team hopes that Woodhead merely suffered a sprained MCL, according to Alex Marvez of Sports Illustrated, which would likely ensure a return at some point this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:33p ET)
Overall Rank: 1007 Position Rank: 237
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 16.2
Jimmy Garoppolo NE - QB
News: According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Garoppolo sustained an AC joint sprain in his right throwing shoulder Sunday against the Dolphins. The Patriots hope that Garoppolo will return in Week 4 versus the Bills. (Sep 18)
Impact: Garoppolo was driven into the turf of Gillette Stadium and remained there for some time after the second-quarter hit. While a one-week hiatus is far more optimistic than the six weeks mentioned by Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Patriots will likely remain mum with Garoppolo's status until a decision must be made. In any event, Garoppolo will be hard-pressed to take the field with the Patriots' next outing arriving Thursday against the Texans. If status quo reigns this week, Jacoby Brissett will helm the offense in Week 3, but a veteran QB addition is a near certainty in the next day or two. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 380 Position Rank: 46
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 0.8
Markus Wheaton Pit - WR
News: Wheaton (shoulder) will not play Sunday as he'll need another week to recover, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. (Sep 18)
Impact: Wheaton returned to practice this week and appeared to be on track to play Sunday, but this report suggests otherwise. We'll need to see if he's inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals to completely rule him out. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:26a ET)
Overall Rank: 171 Position Rank: 74
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 17.1
Sammy Watkins Buf - WR
News: Watkins (foot) is active for Thursday's game against the Jets, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. (Sep 15)
Impact: This was to be expected, but we also know Watkins will be playing through a lot of pain, perhaps for the next several weeks. His production and practice schedule will be must-follows for quite some time. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:58p ET)
Overall Rank: 58 Position Rank: 30
% Started: 1.5 % Owned: 62.8
Chris Ivory Jac - RB
News: Ivory (undisclosed) was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, but he is still questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. (Sep 13)
Impact: Dealing with an undisclosed medical issue, Ivory was hospitalized for more than 48 hours between Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Prior to that, he had been bothered by a seemingly unrelated calf injury, which limited his participation in practice last week. Between the two concerns, Ivory doesn't have a timetable to return, even though the Jaguars says he's already doing much better. T.J. Yeldon operated as a three-down workhorse in Ivory's absence, logging 21 carries and four receptions (six targets) during Sunday's loss to the Packers. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:17p ET)
Overall Rank: 96 Position Rank: 29
% Started: 0.7 % Owned: 57.3
Keenan Allen SD - WR
News: Allen (knee) has been placed on injured reserve with a torn right ACL, ending his season, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Allen missed the final eight games of last season due to a lacerated kidney, so his torn ACL suffered during Week 1 on Sunday unfortunately adds another serious malady to his injury history. While the Chargers will be devastated to lose Allen once again, they're also accustomed to playing without him recently. In Allen's absence, look for Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman to become more involved as receivers to complement Antonio Gates, Travis Benjamin and Danny Woodhead, San Diego's most proven targets at the moment. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 1006 Position Rank: 365
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 18.3
News: Griffin (shoulder) has been placed on the Browns' injured reserve list due to a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Griffin lands on IR after just one game with the Browns, as a hard hit taken while rushing toward the sideline Sunday left significant damage in his non-throwing shoulder. The oft-injured signal-caller does not need surgery and will be evaluated in about a month, but given his injury designation, Griffin now must miss a minimum of eight games and could be out even longer. With Griffin sidelined for the foreseeable future, Josh McCown figures to be promoted to Cleveland's starting quarterback position, with rookie Cody Kessler likely his backup. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:35p ET)
Overall Rank: 279 Position Rank: 32
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 4.0
Russell Wilson Sea - QB
News: Wilson's sprained ankle could impact his availability during practice this week, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. (Sep 12)
Impact: Wilson tweaked his ankle after accidentally being stepped on by Ndamukong Suh during the second half of Sunday's narrow win over the Dolphins. Although he didn't miss any plays due to the ailment, he was seen sporting heavy tape on his ankle and was noticeably less mobile following the incident. According to Rapoport, Wilson's availability could be impacted by the injury, so it'll be worth monitoring his practice involvement level this week to get a better read on his situation ahead of next Sunday's game versus the Rams. Regardless, it wouldn't be surprising if the Seahawks signed a veteran quarterback this week, as rookie Trevone Boykin represents their lone backup for Wilson at the moment. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:13a ET)
Overall Rank: 88 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 3.5 % Owned: 97.0
Keenan Allen SD - WR
News: The Chargers believe that Allen suffered a torn right ACL on Sunday against the Chiefs, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. (Sep 11)
Impact: Allen has an MRI slated for Monday, but if his injury is a season-ender, the Chargers' passing attack going forward would likely feature added looks for key cogs in the offense such as fellow wideout Travis Benjamin, RB Danny Woodhead and TE Antonio Gates. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 1006 Position Rank: 365
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 18.3
Keenan Allen SD - WR
News: Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune relays that the "early fear" is that Allen may have suffered an ACL tear Sunday against the Chiefs. (Sep 11)
Impact: If so, Travis Benjamin would likely see added looks in the Chargers offense going forward, with the likes of Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams and possibly a player not yet on the team's roster also in for added snaps. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:43p ET)
Overall Rank: 1006 Position Rank: 365
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 18.3
Shaun Hill Min - QB
News: Hill has officially been announced as Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. (Sep 11)
Impact: Hill and Sam Bradford split snaps with the first-team offense at quarterback during practice last week, but Hill will get he nod with Bradford having only a week of practice with his new team after being traded from Philadelphia. Bradford is likely to move into the starting job Week 2 against Green Bay. It's also possible Bradford could get some playing time Sunday if either team takes a commanding lead in the second half. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:46a ET)
Overall Rank: 384 Position Rank: 50
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 0.2
Chris Ivory Jac - RB
News: Ivory will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers due to a general medical issue. (Sep 11)
Impact: With Ivory inactive, T.J. Yeldon should get the bulk of playing time at running back. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:34a ET)
Overall Rank: 96 Position Rank: 29
% Started: 0.7 % Owned: 57.3
News: Head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Michael will start Sunday's game against Miami, with Thomas Rawls coming off the bench, according to John Boyle of the Seahawks' official website. (Sep 9)
Impact: While Carroll's quotes are far from reliable, there's a mounting pile of evidence that Thomas Rawls will be eased back into action, leaving Michael as the likely starter and lead back for Sunday's game against Miami. However, Carroll said Monday he wants Rawl to "carry the ball quite a bit", later adding that Rawls could get more work than expected if he looks good on his first few touches. Michael has a fantastic opportunity, but he may cede some passing-down work to C.J. Prosise, in addition to losing at least a few carries to Rawls. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 189 Position Rank: 64
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 49.7
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