Fantasy - Football Wiretap

Calvin Johnson May Need Knee Surgery

Dec 29, 2013 1:21 PM

Calvin Johnson may need offseason arthroscopic surgery on his sprained knee.

Doctors are recommending the surgery to alleviate swelling and to clean out loose bodies in his knee.

Johnson was inactive for the second game of the 2013 season in Week 17.

Johnson is two years into an eight-year, $132 million contract.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Fantasy, Injury

Larry Fitzgerald Active Against Seahawks

Dec 22, 2013 2:32 PM

Larry Fitzgerald is active for the Arizona Cardinals' game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fitzgerald suffered a concussion last week on an onside kick.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy, Injury

Adrian Peterson Questionable For Week 16

Dec 21, 2013 7:12 PM

Adrian Peterson is questionable for the Minnesota Vikings' Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with an injured foot.

"It's feeling pretty good," Peterson said. "Starting to gain more strength in it, can put pressure on it, it's feeling good."

Toby Gerhart is expected to play.

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Expected To Sit Again In Week 16

Dec 20, 2013 12:06 PM

Aaron Rodgers is not expected to play in Week 16 for the Green Bay Packers as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone.

"I don't see them clearing him unless something significantly changes with the doctor," the source said.

Matt Flynn would start at quarterback in his place.

The Packers are a half-game behind the Chicago Bears in the NFC North.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Wes Welker Likely Out Until Playoffs

Dec 20, 2013 12:02 PM

Wes Welker will likely sit out until the playoffs due to a concussion.

Welker suffered concussions in Week 11 and 14, and hasn't been medically cleared.

The Denver Broncos feel as though they have enough depth at receiver and tight end to sustain without Welker.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Tags: Denver Broncos, Fantasy, Injury

LeSean McCoy Wants Offense On His Back Over Final Two Games

Dec 19, 2013 10:55 AM

LeSean McCoy wants to carry the Philadelphia Eagles' offense over the final two games of the season.

The Eagles are vying for the NFC East with games against the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

“This is a big game for us, very big,” McCoy said, via the Philadelphia Daily News. “The Cowboys, they’ll do what they gotta do, but for us, Philadelphia, we’ve got to win this game … I feel like this game, I want to put the offense on my back. I want to roll. I want to get goin’. I think me and the guys up front, we’ve got to set the tone. Once we do that, we can worry about the other teams. Right now, the big guys up front and myself, we need to put this game on our back, and take care of business.”

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy, IQ

Cardinals Expect Larry Fitzgerald To Play Against Seahawks

Dec 18, 2013 12:44 AM

Bruce Arians expects Larry Fitzgerald to be cleared to play in Sunday's important game for the Arizona Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fitzgerald suffered a concussion in Week 15 on an onside kick.

Fitzgerald has 73 catches for 823 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Remains Pessimistic About Chances Of Being Cleared

Dec 18, 2013 12:43 AM

Aaron Rodgers plans to practice on Wednesday but isn't optimistic that his next scan will reveal significant changes to the status of his injured collarbone.

"I think you can probably guess," Rodgers said on his weekly ESPN radio show. "I have an idea what it's going to look like based on the previous one, the amount of days we have between scans, project that forward to a similar amount of days and have a pretty good idea and provide over-radiation."

Matt Flynn is expected to see the bulk of reps at start in practice.

"My hope," Rodgers said, "is that I practice tomorrow and experience no setbacks, mentally or physically, and then we'll go from there."

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Larry Fitzgerald Suffers Concussion

Dec 16, 2013 2:06 PM

Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion on an onside kick in the fourth quarter of the Arizona Cardinals' 37-34 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fitzgerald also was evaluated for a concussion last October.

Fitzgerald will have to pass the NFL's concussion protocol to play in the Cardinals' critical Week 16 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Shows Improvement, Not Cleared For Game

Dec 13, 2013 10:44 AM

Aaron Rodgers hasn't been cleared to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, but he's made progress.

"He looked good to me," Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk told NFL Media's Andrew Siciliano. "He did more than he did a week ago."

The Packers will start Matt Flynn instead of Rodgers.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Bears To Start Jay Cutler In Week 15
Marc Trestman has consistently said that Jay Cutler would resume starting duties once medically cleared.

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Packers Not Hopeful Of Aaron Rodgers Playing Week 15
Aaron Rodgers suffered pain in his injured left collarbone while making simple movements during practice last week.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Robert Griffin III To Be Inactive For Sunday's Game
Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback and Rex Grossman will be the backup.

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Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Play Week 15 With Foot Injury
X-rays on Adrian Peterson showed no structural damage or risk of a Lisfranc injury.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Gronkowski Tears ACL, MCL In Right Knee
Rob Gronkowski was slow to begin his 2013 season due to a recurring elbow and back injury, but had returned to his prior form.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Wes Welker Suffers Second Concussion Of Season
Wes Welker caught his 10th touchdown of the season earlier in the game.

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Adrian Peterson Sprains Foot
Adrian Peterson was carted to the locker room after suffering the injury early in the second quarter.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Likely Tears ACL In Right Knee
Rob Gronkowski was hit in his right knee by Browns' safety T.J. Ward.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Randall Cobb Still Not Cleared To Run
Randall Cobb still hasn't been cleared to run as he comes back from a fractured leg.

Jason Wilde/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out For Sunday, Flynn To Start
Aaron Rodgers practiced in pads this week, but his broken collarbone still won't allow him to play.

RealGM Staff Report

Rodgers Practices In Pads For First Time Since Injury
Aaron Rodgers threw during individual drills, which were open to the media.

Tyler Dunne/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Aaron Rodgers Returns To Practice Wednesday
Aaron Rodgers hopes to know by Friday or Saturday if he'll play on Sunday for Week 14.

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Cowboys Want To Continue RB Timeshare After Dunbar's Injury
DeMarco Murray has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and the Cowboys are trying to protect against that.

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Packers May Prefer To Keep Aaron Rodgers Out For Remainder Of 2013
Aaron Rodgers is not certain to return this season amid reports that he will be starting for the Packers this week.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Stevan Ridley's Fumble Issues Lead To Healthy Scratch
Stevan Ridley was also a healthy scratch in the 2011 AFC Championship Game.

Jeff Howe/Boston Herald

Trent Richardson Removed From Colts' Starting Lineup
Trent Richardson has averaged just 2.9 yards per carry.

Mike Wells/ESPN