Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
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: 1004 Position Rank: 236
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 27.6
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: 103 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 98.1
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: 103 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 3.4 % Owned: 98.1
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: 223 Position Rank: 91
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 92.0
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: 184 Position Rank: 59
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 14.9
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: 4.7 % 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: 0.2 % Owned: 19.1
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: 234
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 37.2
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: 184 Position Rank: 59
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 14.9
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: 184 Position Rank: 59
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 14.9
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: 4.7 % 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: 0.2 % Owned: 19.1
Jared Goff LA - QB
News: Goff is expected to start Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. (Nov 15)
Impact: The Rams have not yet confirmed who will start at quarterback in Week 11, but it appears the team is ready to bench Case Keenum and give Goff -- the top pick in this year's draft -- a shot to show what he can do. If Goff does start Sunday, the team will likely want him to get as many first-team reps as possible this week, so expect official word to come out before long. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:49p ET)
Overall Rank: 277 Position Rank: 30
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 2.9
Alshon Jeffery Chi - WR
News: Jefferey has been suspended for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. (Nov 14)
Impact: His suspension begins immediately, and he'll miss the next four games. Eddie Royal and Cameron Meredith will likely see a larger role in the passing game as a result. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:28p ET)
Overall Rank: 59 Position Rank: 31
% Started: 2.3 % Owned: 80.3
James Starks GB - RB
News: Starks (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee, ESPN's Rob Demovksy reports. (Nov 13)
Impact: With Starks active, Don Jackson will not play. Starks will likely split carries with Ty Montgomery. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:37a ET)
Overall Rank: 154 Position Rank: 42
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 29.4
DeSean Jackson Was - WR
News: Jackson (shoulder), who is not expected to play Sunday against the Vikings, could be held out in Week 11 against the Packers as well, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. (Nov 13)
Impact: Jackson was unable to practice this week due to the injury, which is why he is officially listed as doubtful to face the Vikings, and the rotator cuff injury is apparently more serious than initially expected. Ryan Grant could get more snaps, though Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed and Pierre Garcon are likely to absorb the available targets. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:57a ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 2.7 % Owned: 81.4
Doug Martin TB - RB
News: Martin (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Bears, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Nov 12)
Impact: In the carousel that has been the Buccaneers' backfield this season, Martin's presence will be a welcome relief following a six-game absence. After a week in which he built upon the previous day's workload in practice, it remains unclear whether he'll be able to handle a full allotment of reps. Among his competition for snaps are fellow running backs Mike James and Peyton Barber, though, so Martin may be used as the player that the team deemed worthy of a five-year, $35.7 million investment in the offseason. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:07p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 13
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 91.9
News: Michael was a late addition to Friday's injury report, with the Seahawks listing him as questionable for Sunday's game in New England after he was limited at Friday's practice, John Boyel of The Seattle Times reports. (Nov 11)
Impact: Added to the final injury report approximately two hours after it was first released, Michael presumably hurt his hamstring at some point during Friday's practice. It's unclear whether he kept practicing after he suffered the injury, as the Seahawks would deem him a limited participant either way. Given the poor timing and the team involved, there's no assurance of further clarity ahead of Sunday's 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff. If Michael can't go, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins will take over in the backfield, with the former likely having a larger role. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:02p ET)
Overall Rank: 189 Position Rank: 64
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 49.7
Todd Gurley LA - RB
News: Gurley (thigh) returned to practice Friday as a full participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. (Nov 11)
Impact: A non-participant the previous two days, Gurley finished out the week without any limitations, hinting afterward that he isn't too worried about his thigh, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports. While his availability doesn't seem to be in doubt, Gurley could be in for a long day in a road matchup with an excellent run defense. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 32 Position Rank: 17
% Started: 3.7 % Owned: 98.7
Doug Martin TB - RB
News: Martin (hamstring) will be a game-time decision to play Sunday against the Bears, according to coach Dirk Koetter, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports. (Nov 11)
Impact: Martin has increased his workload in each day of practice this week, but he still hasn't been cleared to play, according to Koetter. Although that leaves him a bit behind heading into the weekend, a decision on Martin's status isn't expected to be made until just prior to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Knowing that, Martin's fantasy owners will need to keep a watchful eye on his situation before setting their lineups. With Mike James and rookies Peyton Barber and Russell Hansbrough comprising the Buccaneers' only healthy options at running back right now, they'll surely hope Martin can give them some snaps Sunday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 13
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 91.9
Tony Romo Dal - QB
News: Although he has been medically cleared to play, Romo (back) is not expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. (Nov 10)
Impact: It appears the quarterback controversy in Dallas will likely last another week. Romo's game-day availability switched from a medical to coaching decision Wednesday after he was was able to log a full practice, but it looks like the team will exercise caution with their veteran signal-caller. Rookie Dak Prescott will look to continue his stellar play under center while Romo is sidelined once again, and the team will have another week to make a final decision on their starting quarterback going forward. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 370 Position Rank: 41
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 10.3
Mike Evans TB - WR
News: Evans has received clearance from an independent neurologist and is out of the NFL's protocol for head injuries, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. (Nov 10)
Impact: After running routes at practice Monday, Wednesday's uncapped session was the next indication that Evans would get the all-clear this week. Indeed, it has come to pass, clearing the way for the stud wideout to face a Bears defense Sunday that has yielded 195 yards per game and nine touchdowns to WRs in eight contests this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 4.7 % Owned: 99.7
Tony Romo Dal - QB
News: Romo (back) was a full practice participant Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. (Nov 9)
Impact: Romo has slowly but surely ramped up his practice reps over the last three weeks, culminating in the first uninhibited session since suffering a compression fracture of the L1 vertebrae in his back in the latter stages of the preseason slate. On Wednesday, he was expected to handle team and 7-on-7 drills with the scout team, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com, a test that Romo must have passed with flying colors. Because Ed Werder of ESPN relayed Wednesday that Romo's game-day availability has switched from a medical to a coaching decision, the veteran signal-caller may only need to continue his progression this week in order to be active Sunday at Pittsburgh. In the end, though, such a distinction would likely constitute backup duties to rookie Dak Prescott, who has helped the Cowboys reel off seven consecutive wins. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:32p ET)
Overall Rank: 370 Position Rank: 41
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 10.3
LeSean McCoy Buf - RB
News: McCoy (hamstring) is expected to play Monday night against the Seahawks, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. (Nov 7)
Impact: McCoy's outlook has been increasingly positive as the Bills have gotten closer to Monday night's kickoff, and although his status will need to be confirmed still, McCoy should be active to face the Seahawks. If that proves true, McCoy would figure to reclaim his starting duties, sliding Mike Gillislee back down the depth chart. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:22p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 4.7 % Owned: 99.8
Randall Cobb GB - WR
News: Cobb (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Colts, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Nov 6)
Impact: Perhaps the biggest surprise among all inactive candidates in Week 9, Cobb will attempt to play through a hamstring concern that Ian Rapoport of NFL Network considered "not quite ready." Cobb could be available in the event of an injury to one of the other wideouts, but with all six of the positional group suiting up, his services may not be required. Nevertheless, his opponent, the Colts, have conceded 12.4 YPC and five touchdowns to wide receivers this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 51 Position Rank: 25
% Started: 1.1 % Owned: 77.6
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