NFL Recent Player News
|11/28/2015||Darqueze Dennard, Cin, CB|
|Dennard was placed on a season-ending injury list with a separated shoulder on Friday.
Analysis: Dennard was hurt during a 34-31 loss at Arizona on Sunday night. He was a backup most of the season, but started against the Cardinals because Adam "Pacman" Jones had an injured foot. Dennard had one interception and 16 tackles in 10 games.
|11/27/2015||Ahmad Brooks, NO, CB|
|Brooks returned to practice Friday after reporting headaches on Monday.
Analysis: Brooks is going through the NFL's concussion protocol and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona.
|11/27/2015||Evan Mathis, Den, G|
|Mathis is questionable for Sunday night's game against New England.
Analysis: The Denver Broncos left guard has a sprained ankle. If he can't play, rookie Max Garcia will likely make his first NFL start in his place.
|11/27/2015||Quinton Spain, Ten, G|
|Spain will make his first career start Sunday for the Titans against the Oakland Raiders at left guard.
Analysis: Spain will be the third starter at left guard, replacing Joe Looney. Spain brings more size than Looney at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, and the rookie started 38 games at West Virginia.
|11/27/2015||Zach Miller, Chi, TE|
|Miller caught his fourth touchdown in four games on Thursday in Green Bay.
Analysis: He was targeted seven times but only caught two passes for 10 yards, including a 3-yard score in the second quarter.
|11/27/2015||Alshon Jeffery, Chi, WR|
|Jeffery caught seven passes for 90 yards in rainy conditions on Thursday in Green Bay, though he was kept out of the end zone for the third straight game.
Analysis: He caught a Jay Cutler pass while falling out of the end zone, but he could not get his second foot down in bounds. Another ball thrown his way for a potential score zipped threw his hands on a diving attempt.
|11/27/2015||Jeremy Langford, Chi, RB|
|Langford was impacted by Matt Forte's return on Thursday, but he still finished with 48 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Analysis: He figures to remain a part of Chicago's offense the rest of the way, though he will likely split carries with Forte.
|11/27/2015||Matt Forte, Chi, RB|
|Forte finished with 44 rushing yards on 15 carries against Green Bay on Thursday in his return from a knee injury.
Analysis: He was mostly ineffective in his return after missing Chicago's previous three games. Forte's absence left an opening for rookie Jeremy Langford, who figures to steal carries from Forte the rest of the way. Langford carried the ball 12 times against the Packers and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown.
|11/27/2015||Randall Cobb, GB, WR|
|Cobb had six receptions for 74 yards in the Packers' 17-13 loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving.
Analysis: Cobb continues to struggle, failing to score a touchdown in six of his last eight games. His targets have steadily dropped from 12 to seven over the past four weeks, and he hasn't put up 100 yards since getting a season-high 116 in Week 2 against Seattle.
|11/27/2015||Eddie Lacy, GB, RB|
|Lacy ran for 105 yards on 17 carries while adding four receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 17-13 loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving.
Analysis: Lacy got the start after losing the starting job to James Starks due to a lack of production and a groin injury. His performance against the Bears is very encouraging for fantasy owners.
|11/27/2015||Jay Cutler, Chi, QB|
|Cutler completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards and a score while picking up his first career win at Lambeau Field on Thursday.
Analysis: Cutler threw 12 interceptions in his four games in Green Bay, but he didn't turn the ball over in consistent rain on Thursday and finished with a 90.2 passer rating.
|11/26/2015||Chris Culliver, Was, CB|
|Culliver is heading to injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his right knee.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden says Friday that Culliver tore his ACL and MCL in practice Thursday. Gruden calls it "just a fluke deal," adding that Culliver "went up for a ball, landed on (the knee) and it tore."
|11/26/2015||Glover Quin, Det, S|
|Quin went down with what appeared to be a left ankle injury Thursday.
Analysis: Quin is a solid IDP option, mainly because of his ability to rack up tackles.
|11/26/2015||Jason Peters, Phi, T|
|The Eagles lost Peters to a left ankle injury Thursday.
Analysis: Peters was listed as questionable for the game with a back issue. He injured his back Oct. 25 against Carolina and didn't play in another game until last weekend against Tampa Bay.
|11/26/2015||Nolan Carroll, Phi, CB|
|Carroll was carted off in the second quarter of Thursday's game at Detroit with a broken right ankle and is lost for the season.
Analysis: Carroll had some decent fantasy value in IDP leagues because of his value as a solid tackler.
|11/26/2015||Red Bryant, Ari, DE|
|Arizona signed Bryant.
Analysis: The 6-foot-4, 323-pound Bryant started all 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, when he had 22 tackles, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss. Bryant, in his eighth NFL season, spent his first six with the Seattle Seahawks, who drafted him in the fourth round out of Texas in 2008. He was in Buffalo's training camp before being released by the Bills on Sept. 5.
|11/26/2015||LaMarr Woodley, Ari, LB|
|The Arizona Cardinals have placed Woodley on season-ending injured reserve.
Analysis: Woodley appeared in nine games, six as a starter before being injured in the Cardinals' Nov. 15 game at Seattle. The nine-year NFL veteran had 14 tackles, four solo, and one sack.
|11/26/2015||Joplo Bartu, Atl, LB|
|The Falcons have placed Bartu on waivers.
Analysis: Bartu started 27 games over the last two seasons under Atlanta's previous coaching regime but was mostly limited to special-teams duties in Dan Quinn's first year. He recorded just 11 tackles in seven games this season.
|11/26/2015||Calvin Johnson, Det, WR|
|Johnson tied a career high with three touchdown catches in Thursday's easy win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Listed questionable coming into the contest, Johnson proceeded to abuse the Eagles' secondary for 93 yards on eight catches. Though this hasn't been one of his best seasons, he's now had at least 81 yards in six straight games.
|11/26/2015||Shayne Graham, Atl, K|
|The Falcons have signed Graham.
Analysis: Matt Bryant injured his quad during Wednesday's practice, so Graham may be filling in for Sunday's game against Minnesota. The well-traveled kicker made 19 of 22 field goals for New Orleans last season but has yet to play in 2015.
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