Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Andre Brown Hou - RB
News: Brown (lower leg) was activated from the PUP list Thursday and is listed as the No. 1 back on the Giants' depth chart. (Nov 7)
Impact: Despite his placement at the top of the RB pecking order, coach Tom Coughlin intimated that Brown will be eased back into action. Following Brown's Thursday activation, Coughlin said, "...He doesn't have to do that, which is a great thing for us. We can share the load a little bit, but we'll have a package for all of them." Along with Brown, Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) and Peyton Hillis will contend for carries, though the breakdown of touches among the trio is currently up in the air. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 35 Position Rank: 13
% Started: 2.0 % Owned: 87.3
Trent Richardson Ind - RB
News: Richardson (ankle) did not practice again Thursday, the Colts' official site reports. (Nov 7)
Impact: What Richardson is able to do (or not do) at practice Friday will be telling, with Donald Brown on hand to see an expanded role Sunday against the Rams in the event that Richardson is scratched or limited at all this weekend. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:13p ET)
Overall Rank: 168 Position Rank: 55
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 73.5
David Wilson NYG - RB
News: Wilson (neck) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Jason La Canfora of reports. (Nov 7)
Impact: Wilson couldn't have had worse luck in his sophomore campaign, as he totaled 44 carries for 146 yards and one touchdown just one year removed from displaying breakaway speed. However, a diagnosis of spinal stenosis placed his season in limbo, with the expectation that he would eventually miss the remainder of the slate. Going forward, the Giants will roll with Peyton Hillis, Andre Brown (lower leg), and Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) out of the backfield. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:39p ET)
Overall Rank: 994 Position Rank: 251
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 24.5
Darren Sproles Phi - RB
News: Sproles practiced in full Wednesday, after receiving clearance from the league's concussion protocol. (Nov 6)
Impact: Barring a return of symptoms consistent with a head injury, Sproles is on track to be a part of the Saints' backfield Sunday versus the Cowboys. Friday's injury report should confirm his status for the weekend. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:49p ET)
Overall Rank: 78 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 1.8 % Owned: 89.3
Jimmy Graham NO - TE
News: Graham (foot) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. (Nov 6)
Impact: Graham's absence is a bit of a concern, considering he hasn't missed a practice since Oct. 24. Coming off two consecutive two-touchdown performances, owners will want to watch his progress closely throughout the week to garner his availability for Sunday night's showdown with the Cowboys. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:42p ET)
Overall Rank: 10 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 4.1 % Owned: 99.9
Victor Cruz NYG - WR
News: Cruz (neck) will not take part in Wednesday's practice, the New York Daily News reports. (Nov 6)
Impact: This represents a downgrade from the last update on Cruz's status, as he was able to practice on at least a limited basis Monday. Head coach Tom Coughlin did not want to say that Cruz suffered a setback, but rather that he is being held out Wednesday as a precaution. Still, fantasy owners will want to monitor Cruz's status, as his participation in practice over the next two days will likely be a key factor in determining whether or not he suits up for Sunday's game against the Raiders. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:11a ET)
Overall Rank: 41 Position Rank: 14
% Started: 1.5 % Owned: 89.0
News: Finley (neck) was placed on season-ending IR on Tuesday. (Nov 5)
Impact: Doctors have told Finley that he will play football again, but unfortunately, it won't be this season, meaning he may have played his last game with Green Bay. The 26-year-old was on the receiving end of a scary hit back on Oct. 20 against Cleveland, which resulted in Finley being stretchered off the field with a bruised spinal cord. Andrew Quarless will serve as the Packers' primary tight end over the remainder of the year. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 995 Position Rank: 185
% Started: 0.2 % Owned: 22.2
News: Crabtree (Achilles) has been cleared to practice. (Nov 5)
Impact: Crabtree, the team's leading receiver from a year ago, has been medically cleared and will step onto the practice field this week for the first time since suffering a torn Achilles tendon during OTAs. Coach Jim Harbaugh said recently that Crabtree could be back as early as mid-to-late November, though a return for Sunday's game against the Panthers seems highly unlikely. His eventual return will provide a big boost to Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' passing game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 92 Position Rank: 40
% Started: 1.1 % Owned: 48.4
James Jones Oak - WR
News: Jones (knee) is active for Monday's game against the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Nov 4)
Impact: With Jones returning to action, Myles White will slide back to No. 4 on the depth chart, while Jarrett Boykin should still have some fantasy appeal as the No. 3 receiver in a high-powered offense. Jones was a limited participant throughout the week of practice, but it won't be surprising if he's able to handle a full workload, or close to it, during Monday's game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:08p ET)
Overall Rank: 93 Position Rank: 41
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 76.9
Doug Martin TB - RB
News: Coach Greg Schiano said Monday that Martin (shoulder) is "in play" to return to the field next Monday against the Dolphins, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. (Nov 4)
Impact: Until now, the Bucs hadn't relayed a specific return date, as the partially torn labrum in Martin's left shoulder will hold him out anywhere from a few weeks to the rest of the season. No matter how the process works itself out, he will require a procedure in order to repair the ailment, leaving his potential workload up in the air. Keep a close eye on his progress during the upcoming week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:57p ET)
Overall Rank: 993 Position Rank: 250
% Started: 0.6 % Owned: 36.1
Kyle Rudolph Min - TE
News: Rudolph (foot) will miss about a month with a fractured foot, head coach Leslie Frazier told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (Nov 4)
Impact: Rudolph hurt his foot in Sunday's loss to Dallas, and initial X-rays after the game were negative, but further testing must have shown the fracture. It's too bad, as it looked like he was set to benefit from being Christian Ponder's favorite target again, after hauling in a touchdown in the loss. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 1000 Position Rank: 187
% Started: 0.5 % Owned: 34.5
DeMarco Murray Dal - RB
News: Murray (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Vikings, Ed Werder of ESPN reports. (Nov 3)
Impact: After two games on the sideline to tend to a sprained MCL, Murray will handle the bulk of the workload out of the Cowboys' backfield versus a Minnesota run defense that has given up at least one touchdown to running backs in four games in a row. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:40a ET)
Overall Rank: 37 Position Rank: 14
% Started: 3.8 % Owned: 99.1
Jeff Tuel Buf - QB
News: Tuel will start at quarterback for the Bills on Sunday against the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Nov 3)
Impact: With Thad Lewis inactive, Tuel will be backed up by Matt Flynn. Facing the 8-0 Chiefs is a daunting matchup for Tuel though, which makes him a Week 9 dart from a fantasy perspective. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:34a ET)
Overall Rank: 267 Position Rank: 42
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 0.2
Marques Colston NO - WR
News: Colston is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets. (Nov 3)
Impact: Colston practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday but wasn't able to practice at all Friday, which eventually doomed him for Sunday's game. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners, as Colston seemingly had a solid matchup against a Jets secondary that was burned for five passing touchdowns in Week 8. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:32a ET)
Overall Rank: 70 Position Rank: 26
% Started: 2.2 % Owned: 91.7
Roddy White Atl - WR
News: White (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest at Carolina, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports. (Nov 3)
Impact: White's situation has been wishy-washy leading into Week 9, but he'll indeed hand over wideout duties to Harry Douglas and Drew Davis, with Tony Gonzalez also present for quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:31a ET)
Overall Rank: 71 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 83.0
Marques Colston NO - WR
News: Colston (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after missing practice Friday,'s Mike Triplett reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: Colston seems to be a legitimate risk to sit out Sunday's game after missing Friday's practice. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, however, so hopefully Friday was a rest day for him. Luckily for Colston's owners, the Saints play early this week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 70 Position Rank: 26
% Started: 2.2 % Owned: 91.7
Justin Blackmon Jac - WR
News: Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the Jaguars' official site reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: Blackmon, whose suspension begins immediately, will be eligible to apply for reinstatement before the start of the 2014 season. His absence figures to free up looks in the Jags' offense for the likes of Mike Brown, Ace Sanders and Stephen Burton. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 989 Position Rank: 349
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 21.0
Roddy White Atl - WR
News: White (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina. (Nov 1)
Impact: White made a limited practice appearance Friday, marking fairly significant progress in his recovery after missing the last two games. White will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday and, luckily for White's owners, the Falcons play an early game this week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:59p ET)
Overall Rank: 71 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 83.0
Christian Ponder Min - QB
News: Ponder will start against Dallas on Sunday, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: Ponder is far from impressive, especially as a passer, but it seems that the Vikings are slowly becoming more decisive in their conclusion that he's the best option out of himself, Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel. Ponder could be a useful 2QB and deep league option against a Dallas defense that has been friendly to quarterbacks in 2013. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 220 Position Rank: 33
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 3.3
Thad Lewis Buf - QB
News: Coach Doug Marrone characterizes Lewis (ribs) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. (Nov 1)
Impact: Though Lewis was present at the start of Friday's practice, it sounds like he's not ready to roll at this stage. With that in mind, Marrone said that the Bills will discuss their QB situation Friday afternoon. On that front, in the event that Lewis can't play Sunday, which is where this situation is clearly trending, a decision on who will be the team's Week 9 starter at quarterback (either Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn) has not yet been made. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:23p ET)
Overall Rank: 254 Position Rank: 39
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 0.4
Thad Lewis Buf - QB
News: Although Lewis (ribs) was able to practice to some extent Friday morning, the Bills have listed him as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. (Nov 1)
Impact: Ouch, as the Bills are also without EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb, so it'll likely be between Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn as to who gets the start. That will make Sunday's game against the NFL's only undefeated team even more of a challenge. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 254 Position Rank: 39
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 0.4
Roddy White Atl - WR
News: White (hamstring) was present during the media portion of Friday's practice, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. (Nov 1)
Impact: White has not practiced since injuring his hamstring Oct. 7, but he was able to take part Friday after being cleared by team doctors. It's not clear if White will play Sunday -- and a decision may not come until game time -- but the fact that he was able to suit up Friday provides some optimism. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:40a ET)
Overall Rank: 71 Position Rank: 27
% Started: 1.6 % Owned: 83.0
Giovani Bernard Cin - RB
News: Bernard left Thursday's game in the fourth quarter with a rib injury and is questionable to return, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy reports. (Oct 31)
Impact: Bernard was having a fantastic night, with 79 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries. His big game included a 35-yard scoring run that will be a staple on highlight reels for quite some time. It probably goes without saying, but Benjarvus Green-Ellis will carry the workload while Bernard is sidelined. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 15
% Started: 2.5 % Owned: 92.2
Marshawn Lynch Sea - RB
News: Lynch (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, the Everett Herald reports. (Oct 30)
Impact: The Seahawks capped Lynch at nine touches -- eight runs and one reception -- in Week 8, which was a curious decision at the time, despite his lack of production (2.9 YPC). If his knee was truly bothering him, a less robust workload is entirely explainable, and his status will be monitored quite closely to ensure his availability Sunday against the Buccaneers. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 4 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 4.1 % Owned: 99.9
DeMarco Murray Dal - RB
News: Murray (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rowan Kavner of the Cowboys' official site reports. (Oct 30)
Impact: After curbed activity a week ago translated into inactive status in Week 8, a lack of limitations indicates that Murray will more than likely take over primary running back duties for the Cowboys. With a mark of 4.7 YPC, he ranks fifth in the league, and third among running backs, which should supply a semblance of balance to the Cowboys' offense once again. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:44p ET)
Overall Rank: 37 Position Rank: 14
% Started: 3.8 % Owned: 99.1
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