Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
News: Roethlisberger (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Baltimore and will start at quarterback, ESPN reports. (Nov 6)
Impact: Roethlisberger, who underwent a procedure on Oct. 17 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, will return afterr missing just one game thanks to a bye week. There's still some risk for fantasy owners, however, as Landry Jones would be poised to enter the game if Roethlisberger has any issues with his knee. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:43a ET)
Overall Rank: 89 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 2.0 % Owned: 97.1
DeMarco Murray Ten - RB
News: Murray (toe) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday against the Chargers, according to coach Mike Mularkey. (Nov 4)
Impact: Murray practiced in full capacity both Thursday and Friday, clearing him of any concern stemming from his brief exit from last Thursday's game due to a toe ailment. A huge relief for fantasy owners, the league's second-leading rusher will be available Sunday to face the Chargers, who have allowed the third-most rushing touchdowns this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 4.7 % Owned: 99.6
Jameis Winston TB - QB
News: Winston is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Falcons after suffering a knee injury. (Nov 3)
Impact: Winston sustained the injury taking a hit on a two-point conversion attempt. He was then seen standing on the sideline after being evaluated by the training staff. A return seems unlikely given the game situation. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:38p ET)
Overall Rank: 108 Position Rank: 15
% Started: 1.9 % Owned: 76.9
Mike Evans TB - WR
News: Evans left Thursday's game against the Falcons to be evaluated concussion. (Nov 3)
Impact: The game is all but over, so a return seems unlikely. More details on his status may be provided after the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:32p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 4.7 % Owned: 99.7
Dez Bryant Dal - WR
News: Bryant (knee/back) practiced in full Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. (Nov 3)
Impact: The uninhibited session is Bryant's first since sustaining a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee during Week 3. After Thursday's practice, the wideout told John Machota of the Dallas Morning News that he felt some discomfort in the knee following Sunday's win against the Eagles. However, Bryant added, "I'm playing Sunday. I'm going to be full speed." With a full practice under his belt, expect Bryant to be out there and perhaps as healthy as he's been all season Sunday in Cleveland. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 3.6 % Owned: 99.1
Jamaal Charles KC - RB
News: The Chiefs placed Charles (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: Charles' season debut was delayed to Week 4 due to his recovery from a torn ACL in his right knee, after which he mustered just 12 carries for 40 yards, one rushing touchdown, and two receptions (on three targets) for 14 yards across three games. In advance of that last tilt with the Saints in Week 7, he experienced swelling in the knee and was limited to two snaps. After sitting out this past Sunday versus the Colts, he was scheduled for a checkup with Dr. James Andrews, who must have found enough to recommend that the Chiefs shut down Charles for the season. Although the severity of Charles' current injury isn't known, the backfield should be in competent hands, whether it's Spencer Ware (assuming he emerges from the concussion protocol) or Charcandrick West. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 1002 Position Rank: 235
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 28.9
News: Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger (knee) could play this week, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: Tomlin noted that the Steelers will wait to see how practice goes this week before determining their starting quarterback for Week 9, but he added that Roethlisberger had a "really positive" practice Monday, so the door is at least open for him to take the field this week. The Steelers don't figure to push Roethlisberger if they feel he needs more recovery time, but it goes without saying they would prefer he be on the field for Sunday's key divisional matchup with the Ravens. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:38p ET)
Overall Rank: 89 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 2.0 % Owned: 97.1
Spencer Ware KC - RB
News: Ware left Sunday's game against the Colts after suffering a concussion. (Oct 30)
Impact: With Ware forced out of Sunday's contest and Jamaal Charles already out, Charcandrick West is next in line for the Chiefs' carries. The team's backfield situation for Week 9 now looks considerably murky, with Ware presumably set to enter the NFL's concussion protocol. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:26p ET)
Overall Rank: 26 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 2.9 % Owned: 94.4
John Brown Ari - WR
News: Brown (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Panthers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. (Oct 30)
Impact: With Michael Floyd looking less likely to play, Brown could be in for a fair number of targets against a weak Panthers pass defense. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:22a ET)
Overall Rank: 131 Position Rank: 64
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 33.4
Lamar Miller Hou - RB
News: Miller (shoulder) is adamant he's playing against the Lions Sunday, but there are concerns about how much or how long he'll last, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. (Oct 30)
Impact: If Miller is limited or scratched, Alfred Blue would get the call against one of the league's weaker defenses. This is a tough situation because if Miller does play, it's also possible he gets the full workload - "concerns" from anonymous sources are hardly rock solid. Check before game time for more updates, but this is going to be an agonizing call for many owners. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:14a ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 2.2 % Owned: 97.6
C.J. Anderson Den - RB
News: Per the NFL's official transaction log, Anderson (knee) has been placed on IR by the Broncos. (Oct 28)
Impact: While the move confirms that Anderson's regular season fantasy utility is over, ABC's Troy E. Renck relays that there is hope that the running back could return in time for the playoffs, should Denver qualify. In the meantime, Devontae Booker has been installed as the team's starter, with Kapri Bibbs next in line for carries and Juwan Thompson a candidate to be promoted for the Broncos' practice squad. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:32p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 231
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 30.3
Dez Bryant Dal - WR
News: Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. (Oct 28)
Impact: Early-week reports tabbed Bryant as likely to return -- an expectation now supported by his participation in every practice throughout the week, albeit in a limited capacity each time. He did also log three consecutive limited practices back in Week 6, but with the benefit of extra recovery time coming out of a bye week, Bryant finally appears poised to play for the first time since suffering a tibial plateau fracture Sept. 25. Given how deceptive the Cowboys have been about injuries this season, Bryant's status will still be worth monitoring when inactives are released approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff. His likely return is bad news for the respective workloads of every Dallas skill position player not named Dak Prescott or Ezekiel Elliott. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 3.6 % Owned: 99.1
Lamar Miller Hou - RB
News: Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Friday that he considers Miller (shoulder) a game-time decision for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the Lions. (Oct 28)
Impact: Fortunately for those hoping to include Miller in their Week 8 lineups, the Texans are part of Sunday's early wave of kickoffs. If Miller is limited at all this weekend, or scratched, then Alfred Blue would be next up for the Texans' carries. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 2.2 % Owned: 97.6
C.J. Anderson Den - RB
News: Anderson (knee) had his torn meniscus repaired rather than trimmed, which suggests his recovery time will be measured in months instead of weeks, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. (Oct 28)
Impact: The surgery to repair a meniscus typically requires a much lengthier recovery timetable than that for the procedure to trim the damaged cartilage, with the latter sometimes allowing for a return after only a few weeks. The first option is often better for the knee's long-term health, but it typically requires at least a month or two of recovery. Anderson thus finds himself in danger of missing the rest of the season, leaving rookie Devontae Booker as the clear lead back in Denver for the foreseeable future. The Broncos may provide a timetable in the coming days, so it shouldn't yet be assumed Anderson will miss the rest of the year. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:45p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 231
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 30.3
LeSean McCoy Buf - RB
News: McCoy (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against New England. (Oct 28)
Impact: With McCoy not practicing at all this week, it seems highly unlikely he'll be suiting up Sunday, but sometimes teams put a little more trust in their star players should the injury all of a sudden start to feel better. It's worth noting this happened last weekend in Miami with McCoy and that did not go well. The Bills play in Seattle next week before hitting their bye in Week 10. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 4.7 % Owned: 99.8
Matt Jones Was - RB
News: Head coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Jones (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. (Oct 28)
Impact: Jones was unable to get on the practice field this week due to his knee injury. It remains to be seen how long he will be sidelined, but he will have an extra week to recover before the next game thanks to the Redskins' Week 9 bye. Gruden said Thursday that Rob Kelley would likely be the primary back this week if Jones was unable to go, but he did not confirm that Friday; both Kelley and Chris Thompson figure to see more work in Jones' absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:11a ET)
Overall Rank: 205 Position Rank: 75
% Started: 0.5 % Owned: 43.3
C.J. Anderson Den - RB
News: Anderson -- who is dealing with a right meniscus injury -- will undergo an arthroscopic procedure Thursday to address the issue, the Denver Post reports. (Oct 27)
Impact: While Anderson landing on IR remains a possibility, at this time there is not yet a concrete timetable for his recovery. Added clarity on that front is slated to arrive after the procedure has been completed. "It's my understanding we should know something tonight, after they get through with what's going on," coach Gary Kubiak noted Thursday. In Anderson's indefinite (and possibly lengthy) absence, Devontae Booker is in line to step in as the Broncos' lead back. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 231
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 30.3
Tony Romo Dal - QB
News: Romo (back) was upgraded to a limited on Thursday's injury report, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. (Oct 27)
Impact: During the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Romo was again throwing, only this time he was in shells with a jersey and helmet, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, forecasting his eventual participation. Reaching this milestone puts Romo one step closer to a return, but Todd Archer of ESPN.com noted the prevailing opinion regarding the QB, stating he'll "miss his seventh straight game" Sunday against the Eagles. The Cowboys will have an opportunity to rule out Romo on Friday's injury report, but murkiness could reign if he's given a questionable or doubtful designation in advance of the contest. Nonetheless, the most plausible scenario will see Dak Prescott under center yet again in Week 8. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:55p ET)
Overall Rank: 370 Position Rank: 41
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 10.3
C.J. Anderson Den - RB
News: Anderson spent Wednesday getting a second opinion on a knee injury that he sustained Monday night against the Texans. (Oct 26)
Impact: Coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged that Anderson was "really sore" Tuesday, but so far the Broncos haven't confirmed reports that Anderson is expected to miss a few weeks with a bone bruise. Look for added clarity from the team on that front Thursday, though Anderson owners should look for a replacement plan in the meantime, ideally rookie Devontae Booker, who appears destined to start Sunday's game against the Chargers (at a minimum) in Anderson's place. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:55p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 231
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 30.3
Dez Bryant Dal - WR
News: Bryant (knee) is expected to play Sunday night against the Eagles, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports. (Oct 24)
Impact: Bryant has been sidelined since Week 3 due to a fracture in his right knee, and although he also cut his right hand recently, he was back running and catching passes in practice Monday. After previously declaring he'd return following the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, Bryant is expected to fulfill that promise this weekend, representing a huge boost to a Dallas offense that has already widely impressed in his absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:01p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 3.6 % Owned: 99.1
Geno Smith NYJ - QB
News: Smith (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. (Oct 24)
Impact: Smith was initially thought to have avoided a serious injury, but the initial results of Monday's MRI are believed to suggest otherwise. To pin down a definitive diagnosis, Smith will visit Dr. James Andrew on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. If a torn ACL is confirmed, Smith would miss the remainder of this season, paving the way for Ryan Fitzpatrick to reclaim the Jets' starting quarterback job. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 386 Position Rank: 52
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 0.2
Jamaal Charles KC - RB
News: Charles (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Saints. (Oct 23)
Impact: Though Charles is in uniform Sunday, it remains to be seen how heavily he'll be utilized this week, with fellow RB Spencer Ware having been producing well this season, both initially in Charles' absence, and then in the two subsequent contests that Charles has suited up for since his return from a knee injury. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:33a ET)
Overall Rank: 1002 Position Rank: 235
% Started: 0.3 % Owned: 28.9
News: Beckham (hip) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams. (Oct 23)
Impact: Beckham will give it a go Sunday, though it remains to been seen how much the wideout's hip pointer might impact his play, with ESPN's Adam Schefter noting that it was "not a normal pregame" for the wideout, who, per NJ.com, "spent time with a trainer during pregame warmups and had a discussion with coach Ben McAdoo." Beckham was listed by the Giants as a limited practice participant both Thursday and Friday, after sitting out Wednesday's session. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:13a ET)
Overall Rank: 3 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 4.6 % Owned: 99.9
Carson Palmer Ari - QB
News: Palmer (hamstring) will start Sunday against Seattle, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Oct 23)
Impact: Dealing with a shortened week after playing on Monday night, Palmer sat out Wednesday's practice, but was able to return to limited sessions both Thursday and Friday. It looks like he'll play, but he'll be a tough decision for many fantasy owners given Sunday's 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff time. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:58a ET)
Overall Rank: 109 Position Rank: 16
% Started: 2.1 % Owned: 75.6
Joe Flacco Bal - QB
News: Flacco (right shoulder) will be active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. (Oct 22)
Impact: Flacco, who was able to practice in full on Friday, appears to be on track to start Sunday despite dealing with pain in his throwing shoulder throughout the week. The Ravens elected not to activate reserve quarterback David Fales, so they'll stick to the duo of Flacco and backup Ryan Mallett in Week 7. Unfortunately, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith (ankle) is expected to be out of the lineup, leaving Mike Wallace, Kamar Aiken (thigh), Breshad Perriman, and tight end Dennis Pitta as the top weapons in the team's aerial attack. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:49a ET)
Overall Rank: 113 Position Rank: 20
% Started: 0.9 % Owned: 27.6
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