Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Trevor Siemian Den - QB
News: Siemian (foot) is expected to start Sunday against the Titans, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. (Dec 10)
Impact: Siemian ceded starting duties to Paxton Lynch in last week's victory over Jacksonville due to a sprained left foot, but split reps with the rookie in practice this week with hope that his one-game absence didn't evolve into a multi-week vacation. Considering Siemian appears to have avoided any and all setbacks thus far, he should be under center come kickoff. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:38p ET)
Overall Rank: 115 Position Rank: 22
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 10.1
Julius Thomas Jac - TE
News: Thomas (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of Jacksonville.com reports. (Dec 10)
Impact: Thomas injured his back in Week 11 against the Lions, but hadn't really found a groove in the Jaguars' offense before then anyway and will finish his second season in Jacksonville with 30 receptions for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Looking ahead, it's entirely possible Thomas has played his last game for the Jags, considering the team could save nearly $5 million in cap space by releasing him in the offseason. In his absence, Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling figure to handle tight end duties for the remainder of the 2016 campaign. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 237 Position Rank: 29
% Started: 0.5 % Owned: 37.0
Jordan Reed Was - TE
News: Despite officially being listed as questionable, Reed (shoulder) plans to play Sunday against the Eagles, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports. (Dec 9)
Impact: Reed increased his practice workload to a full session without problem Friday, and said afterward he's nearing having full range of motion back in his left arm after suffering a Grade 3 shoulder separation on Thanksgiving. Although Reed admits some pain still remains following that injury, he's committed to playing through any discomfort this weekend against the Eagles. So although he's deemed questionable to suit up Sunday, fantasy owners seemingly will just need to confirm he's playing after he goes through his pre-game warmup. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 55 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.0 % Owned: 92.3
Julio Jones Atl - WR
News: Jones (toe) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn anticipates him being cleared to play through a game-time decision, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports. (Dec 9)
Impact: Jones' turf toe injury kept him sidelined for practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but he was spotted going through some drills Friday, albeit without a helmet. While that slight increase in activity provides some hope that Jones will ultimately be able to play Sunday, it appears fantasy owners will have to sweat out his status prior to the Falcons' 4:25 ET kickoff. With teammate Mohamed Sanu (groin) already ruled out, Atlanta will certainly hope to have Jones available, as coach Quinn thinks will be the case. However, if Jones is unable to go, Taylor Gabriel, Justin Hardy and Aldrick Robinson would figure to comprise an underwhelming Falcons receiving trio. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:44p ET)
Overall Rank: 2 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 4.0 % Owned: 99.6
News: The Browns announced Thursday that Griffin (shoulder) will start Sunday's game against the Bengals, Michael Silver of the NFL Network reports. (Dec 8)
Impact: There had been speculation since Griffin was cleared for contact last week that he would be under center in Week 14, and the team confirmed Thursday that he will do just that. Sunday's game will be Griffin's first action since Week 1, so he may have a little rust to shake off. However, the Browns want to give him another shot to show what he can do so they can try to finally get in the win column, and also evaluate his prospects for 2017. Griffin will be challenged in his first game back, as he will take on a Bengals squad that allowed just three total passing touchdowns over its last three games. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:15a ET)
Overall Rank: 279 Position Rank: 32
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 4.0
Ryan Mathews Phi - RB
News: Mathews (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, Philly.com reports. "He's good to play," head coach Doug Pederson affirmed. "He's cleared and ready to go... hopefully we can get back to running the ball like we did a few weeks ago." (Dec 7)
Impact: Mathews missed the past two games due to an injured knee and the Eagles' rushing attack took a step back as a result; the team gained just 134 yards on the ground in both contests combined. While the former first-round tailback projects to regain starter status Sunday, reverting rookie Wendell Smallwood to backup duties in the process, Darren Sproles will almost certainly maintain his role on passing downs. Regardless, each in the trio will look forward to a meeting against a Redskins defense that has allowed 122.5 rushing yards per game when playing on the road in 2016, fifth-worst in the league. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:13p ET)
Overall Rank: 94 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 1.1 % Owned: 85.4
Thomas Rawls Sea - RB
News: Rawls returned to Sunday's game after being evaluated for a concussion, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com reports. (Dec 4)
Impact: Rawls was taken to the locker room near the end of the first half to be checked for a possible concussion, but his presence in the game at the beginning of the second half signals that he passed all necessary tests and was cleared to return to the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 15
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 93.2
Thomas Rawls Sea - RB
News: The Seahawks announced that Rawls left Sunday's game with a possible head injury and is going through the concussion protocol. (Dec 4)
Impact: Rawls got off to a fast start Sunday night with 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries, but his participation was put on hold due to his potential concussion. It remains to be seen if Rawls will be able to return to Sunday's contest, but if he is not, Troymaine Pope will take over as the Seahawks' top back the rest of the way. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 15
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 93.2
Thomas Rawls Sea - RB
News: Rawls was taken to the locker room during the first half of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports. (Dec 4)
Impact: It's not clear why Rawls is heading to the locker room, but he is seemingly dealing with some sort of injury. Expect Rawls' status to be updated when more details are released. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 15
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 93.2
DeVante Parker Mia - WR
News: Parker (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens. (Dec 4)
Impact: Per the Palm Beach Post, Parker "impressed coach Adam Gase enough in an intense pregame warmup routine" Sunday that the wideout is now slated to give it a go in Week 13, after all. It's unclear how close to a full allotment of snaps Parker will end up seeing after not practicing all week, however. If Parker ends up limited at all Sunday, Leonte Carroo could be in line for added work behind Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:32a ET)
Overall Rank: 62 Position Rank: 34
% Started: 0.9 % Owned: 59.3
Jordan Matthews Phi - WR
News: The Eagles are not expecting Matthews (ankle) to play Sunday against the Bengals, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Dec 4)
Impact: Matthews was limited Thursday but missed Friday's practice. This report doesn't rule him out for the game, so Matthews' fantasy owners will need to check his status prior to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff and have a backup plan in place if he's ruled inactive. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:22a ET)
Overall Rank: 52 Position Rank: 26
% Started: 1.1 % Owned: 78.4
Rob Gronkowski NE - TE
News: Gronkowski (back) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Field Yates reports. (Dec 3)
Impact: Gronkowski required surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc in his back, prematurely ending his 2016 campaign. He'll finish the season with career lows across the board consisting of 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns. While fellow tight end Martellus Bennett likely stands to be the primary beneficiary of Gronkowski's absence, wideouts Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell could each be in store for an increased market share of the Patriots' passing attack as well. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:32p ET)
Overall Rank: 474 Position Rank: 63
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 56.2
Andrew Luck Ind - QB
News: Luck (concussion/shoulder) was removed from the Colts' injury report Saturday and will be ready to play in Monday's game against the Jets, Kevin Bowen of the team's official site reports. (Dec 3)
Impact: Luck was originally able to return to full participation in practice Friday and has since been cleared from the league's concussion protocol. As a result, Luck will get the start Monday with Scott Tolzien serving as his backup. Receiver T.Y. Hilton (back) is also expected to play, so Luck figures to have his usual array of weapons available. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:57p ET)
Overall Rank: 103 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 98.1
Aaron Rodgers GB - QB
News: Rodgers (hamstring) is considered questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Texans. (Dec 2)
Impact: Rodgers was limited throughout practice this week after tweaking his hamstring during Monday's win over the Eagles. Although coach Mike McCarthy has already stated his expectation that Rodgers will play come Sunday, his status will need to be confirmed over the weekend. The Packers have another on-field workout scheduled for Saturday, so it's possible that further news regarding his availability could surface then. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:45p ET)
Overall Rank: 87 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 4.2 % Owned: 99.7
T.Y. Hilton Ind - WR
News: Hilton (back) was a full participant in Friday's walk-through practice, Mike Chappell of CBS 4 Indianapolis reports. (Dec 2)
Impact: Hilton injured his back during the Colts' Thanksgiving loss and then missed the team's first full practice Thursday. However, his return to full practice suggests he'll be able to play Monday against the Jets. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:12p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 4.3 % Owned: 99.2
Trevor Siemian Den - QB
News: Siemian (sprained left foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. (Dec 2)
Impact: Siemian, who did not practice this week, will be replaced in the team's starting lineup by rookie Paxton Lynch; Austin Davis is set to serve as the backup. The Broncos' usual starter, who has been sporting a walking boot this week, will look to recover in time for a potential return to action in the Broncos' Week 14 road game against the Titans. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 115 Position Rank: 22
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 10.1
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: 590 Position Rank: 81
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 3.8
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: 474 Position Rank: 63
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 56.2
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: 153 Position Rank: 41
% Started: 0.5 % Owned: 60.7
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: 474 Position Rank: 63
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 56.2
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: 41 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 3.5 % 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: 474 Position Rank: 63
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 56.2
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: 55 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 2.0 % Owned: 92.3
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: 46 Position Rank: 20
% Started: 1.2 % Owned: 84.0
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: 103 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 98.1
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