Fantasy - Football Wiretap

Ezekiel Elliott Loses Attempt At Injunction

Oct 30, 2017 11:40 PM

Ezekiel Elliott lost an attempt to block his six-game suspension Monday when U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied a request for a preliminary injunction after hearing arguments from the NFL and NFLPA.

With the ruling in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Elliott's six-game suspension would again be in effect and he would be ineligible to play until the Cowboys' game against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 17.

In her ruling, Judge Failla said "the NFLPA has failed to demonstrate a substantial question warranting the extraordinary remedy of injunctive relief or a balance of hardships that decidedly weighs in its favor."

Elliott received the six-game suspension on Aug. 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy relating to domestic violence allegations by a former girlfriend. He was never charged with any crime by authorities who investigated the allegations.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Steelers To Expand Role Of Martavis Bryant Following Trade Request

Oct 22, 2017 10:24 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on increasing Martavis Bryant's role beginning this week.

Bryant has caught just 17 balls for 231 yards and one touchdown after the first six weeks of the season.

Bryant reportedly requested a trade that the Steelers will not honor.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Misc Rumor

Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play In Week 7

Oct 21, 2017 11:50 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not expecting to have Leonard Fournette in their lineup for Week 7.

Fournette suffered an ankle injury last week.

Fournette has been one of the NFL's most productive running backs.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Undergoes Successful Surgery, Could Return In 2017

Oct 20, 2017 3:42 PM

Aaron Rodgers has undergone successful surgery to repair his broken collarbone.

There's a possibility of Rodgers returning this season.

"I think it will be clear when the discussion is completed, and we'll make that decision," Mike McCarthy said Friday. "That's what the conversations are for today."

McCarthy said Rodgers would not attend Sunday's game at Lambeau Field because he's recovering out of town. 

"Everything went very well is my understanding talking with Dr. McKenzie, and he's recovering," McCarthy said.

Rodgers missed seven weeks when he broke the collarbone on his left side.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Judge Blocks Six-Game Suspension Of Ezekiel Elliott

Oct 17, 2017 7:51 PM

A judge in New York has ruled in favor of Ezekiel Elliott with a temporary restraining order on his six-game suspension. 

The suspension is stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings.

Elliott was suspended by the NFL for four games due to domestic violence allegations in 2016.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Falcons Want To Increase Julio Jones' Targets

Oct 17, 2017 9:27 AM

The Atlanta Falcons want Julio Jones to receive more targets in their offense.

"No, and the reason I say that is that he's such a factor," Dan Quinn said when asked if he's satisfied with how often Jones is getting the ball. "We've got to get more possessions, more time, more plays. And I think that's more a byproduct of getting Julio the ball more. It's not where he needs the ball more. We need more plays so he can get the ball more."

Jones leads the Falcons with 25 catches for 367 yards but has no touchdowns through five games. Jones has 38 targets, which is tied for 32nd in the NFL. Antonio Brown has 72 targets this season.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, IQ

Aaron Rodgers To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Collarbone

Oct 16, 2017 4:51 PM

Aaron Rodgers will need to undergo season-ending surgery on his collarbone.

Rodgers suffered the injury in the Green Bay Packers' Week 6 loss.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Aaron Rodgers Suffers Broken Collarbone

Oct 15, 2017 3:10 PM

Aaron Rodgers has suffered a broken collarbone and could miss the remainder of the season.

Rodgers landed on his throwing shoulder when he was hit by Anthony Barr in the first quarter of Week 6.

Brett Hundley, who is the only other quarterback on the roster, replaced Rodgers.

Rodgers had played in all 16 games in each of the past three seasons.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

Ezekiel Elliott Requests Full-Panel Rehearing

Oct 14, 2017 1:18 PM

Ezekiel Elliott is seeking an immediate recall of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for their mandate so they can pursue a full-panel rehearing with the court.

The development comes a day after Elliott's suspension was reinstated following the court's 2-1 ruling in favor of the NFL in its appeal of an NFLPA lawsuit seeking to block the six-game ban.

Elliott could play again while the court determines whether or not to grant the request.

Full-panel rehearings are rare.

Elliott's suspension formally restarted Thursday after the 5th Circuit's ruling and is currently set to end on Friday, Nov. 24.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Court Lifts Injunction On Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension

Oct 12, 2017 6:04 PM

A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension by the NFL.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday granted the league's emergency request to set aside the injunction and ordered the district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott's case. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 to back the NFL's argument.

The Dallas Cowboys have a bye this week and if Elliott's suspension begins immediately, he would miss games against the 49ers, Washington, the Chiefs, Falcons, Eagles and Chargers.

Elliott would be eligible to return for Week 13 against Washington as he played in the Cowboys' first five games.


Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Suspension

Odell Beckham Jr. Suffers Broken Left Ankle
Odell Beckham Jr. was carted off the field after suffering the injury with about four minutes remaining in the loss.

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Derek Carr Not Officially Ruled Out For Week 5
Derek Carr was initially expected to need to sit two to six weeks following his transverse process fracture.

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Davante Adams Cleared To Play In Week 5
Davante Adams was clearly shortly before the Packers boarded their plane for Dallas.

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Derek Carr Out 2-6 Weeks With Fracture In Back
Derek Carr will miss two to six weeks with a transverse process fracture in his back.

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Chris Carson Suffers Broken Bone In Leg
Chris Carson had his leg placed in an air cast and was carted off the field.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Julio Jones Unlikely To Miss Any Games With Hip Flexor Injury
The Falcons have a bye in Week 5 before hosting the Dolphins in Week 6.

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