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10/23 Rookie QB Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans; Jake Locker's future with team in doubt
The Tennessee Titans are moving to their third quarterback of the season in Week 8. Rookie Zach Mettenberger will be under center for Tennessee when the Titans face off with the Houston Texans Sunday. Head coach Ken Whisenhut made the announcement Thursday. "We're going with Zach," Whisenhunt emphasized, "and we're going to stay with Zach." This likely spells the end for QB Jake Locker in Tenness... [Read More]
10/21 Bills RB Anthony Dixon is ready for his close-up
It took only 10 minutes of game time Sunday for the injury bug to tear down Buffalo's running game. Now the Bills will spend the next few weeks trying to build it back up, at least until Fred Jackson comes back from his groin injury. C.J. Spiller and his broken collarbone may never come back. Fifth-year running back Anthony Dixon hopes that the team calls upon him first in its effort to replace t... [Read More]
10/21 Report: Saints RB Pierre Thomas will be out for 2-3 weeks
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted Tuesday morning that, according to a source, Saints running back Pierre Thomas will miss the next 2-3 weeks because of the shoulder injury that forced out of Sunday's loss to the Lions in the third quarter.... [Read More]
10/21 Report: Colts WR Reggie Wayne might miss 1-2 games due to elbow injury
Mike Chappell of ABC 6 in Indianapolis has been told by a knowledgeable source that wide receiver Reggie Wayne could be out for a week or two because of his elbow injury. Wayne suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. He played through it and ended up catching four passes but for only 15 yards and he dropped at least two other targets. On Monday, Wayne underwen... [Read More]
10/21 Bengals WR A.J. Green admits he may not be healthy for rest of the season
Whether Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green plays this weekend is still unknown -- he specifically said Tuesday that he "hopes" to play, but "it's still up in the air." If he is given the green light after missing the past two games due to a stubborn toe injury, fantasy owners should know that they won't be getting a fully healthy Green for this week and perhaps for the rest of the season. "It's pro... [Read More]
10/20 Broncos QB Peyton Manning becomes NFL's all-time passing TDs leader
Those who tuned in to see if Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would become the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes Sunday night didn't have to wait that long. Manning threw three first-half scores against the 49ers, the last of which was the record-breaker to Demaryius Thomas. In all, Manning threw four touchdowns on the night and now has 510 passing touchdowns in his career, two more than... [Read More]
10/20 Report: Bills RB Fred Jackson will not play in Week 8 due to groin injury
Updating a previous post, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday night that Bills running back Fred Jackson won't play next week against the Jets because of his groin injury. Specifically, La Canfora tweeted that Jackson will be out for "at least two weeks" and will undergo an MRI on Monday. The Bills then have a bye in Week 9, and La Canfora said it's "possible" Jackson will play in Week 1... [Read More]
10/19 UPDATE: Bills RB C.J. Spiller to undergo season-ending surgery on collarbone
Following up an earlier report, it has been confirmed that the Buffalo Bills' explosive running back, C.J. Spiller, will have season-ending surgery to repair his broken collarbone. Spiller sustained the injury in the first half of the team's 17-16 come-from-behind win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. With Spiller out, RB Fred Jackson, who also sustained a groin injury in the game that could for... [Read More]
10/19 Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray posts seventh 100-yard game to start season, sets all-time record
The list is now one. DeMarco Murray is the only running back in the history of the NFL to start a season with seven straight games of over 100 yards rushing. His 128-yard, one-touchdown game was the perfect balance to keep the Cowboys passing game on the attack, with QB Tony Romo throwing for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Murray also added a catch for 4 yards. Murray did roll his ankle in the f... [Read More]
10/19 RB Jerick McKinnon hits century mark for Vikings
Minnesota running back Jerick McKinnon made the most of his opportunity Sunday. In the Vikings 17-16 loss to Buffalo, McKinnon got the start over RB Matt Asiata and posted his second career 100-plus yard rushing game. The rookie from Georgia Southern gained 103 yards on 19 carries, for an average of 5.4 yards per tote. Running mate Matt Asiata only gained 24 yards on six carries. Barring somethin... [Read More]
10/19 RB Denard Robinson shines in Jaguars' first win
With RB Toby Gerhart still sidelined, Jacksonville's much-maligned running game got a huge effort from RB Denard Robinson in Week 7, as the Jaguars got their first win of the season in a lop-sided 24-6 home win over the Cleveland Browns. On the day, Robinson ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. In true Michigan fashion, the former Wolverine didn't pass on the opportunity to take a jab ... [Read More]
10/19 WR Sammy Watkins goes off, QB Kyle Orton leads Bills to comeback win
The Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins showed why they took him with the 4th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Watkins posted career highs in catches (9), yards (122), and touchdowns (2) in the Bills 17-16 comeback win against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. QB Kyle Orton, who put up a solid stat line of 283 yards and two touchdowns on the day, took the ball with 3:16 left in the gam... [Read More]
10/19 Bills RBs C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson injured
The Buffalo Bills top two running backs, Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller were both injured in the first half of their team's 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Both players left the game on a cart and neither returned to action. At the time of injury, Jackson had run for 12 yards on three carries, and caught three passes for 16 yards. Spiller had caught one pass for three yards and peeled... [Read More]
10/19 QB Colt McCoy replaces Kirk Cousins for Redskins, leads team to comeback win
QB Colt McCoy took over for Kirk Cousins in the second half of the Washington Redskins game with Tennessee Sunday. Cousins was 10-of-16 in the first half for 139 yards, but threw an interception and lost a fumble, leading to a 10-6 deficit heading into the locker room. McCoy immediately hooked up with WR Pierre Garcon on a 70-yard touchdown pass and proceeded to complete 11-of-12 passes for 128 y... [Read More]
10/19 Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 7?
It's Week 7 -- the halfway point of the fantasy regular season for most leagues. Is your team living up to expectations? Have you been plagued by injuries and underperforming players? Either way, remember that seven weeks still remain until the fantasy playoffs. A lot will change between now and then. Your fate is far from sealed. As usual, we'll be here all morning long giving you the latest inf... [Read More]
10/18 Report: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch almost didn't get on team bus after hearing of Percy Harvin trade
The initial emotion conveyed by the football world upon hearing word of the Percy Harvin trade was largely shock. The initial emotion of those inside the Seahawks' locker room had to be largely the same. Running back Marshawn Lynch was certainly shocked. And very, very angry. A source told the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta that Harvin's newly former teammates were told about the deal as they ... [Read More]
10/18 Rams will go with 'hot hand' backfield
Few things frustrate fantasy owners more than a team deploying a running back-by-committee approach. The Rams confirmed Friday that's exactly what they want to do. "Early in the game, we try to get guys multiple touches (and) then we try to go with the hot hand late in the game," offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. "Most places that I've been that have really good running games, they... [Read More]
10/18 Saints release TE Tom Crabtree. A good sign for Jimmy Graham?
The Saints have cut tight end Tom Crabtree. They signed the former Packer before their Week 6 bye and two days after Jimmy Graham suffered a sprained right shoulder against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 5. He considers himself to be a game-time decision.... [Read More]
10/18 'All signs point to' Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin playing Sunday
Panthers rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin made the team flight to Green Bay for Sunday's game versus the Packers, and according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, "all signs point to" him playing in that game. Benjamin suffered a concussion in Week 6 and is listed as questionable for this weekend. He was able to go through a full practice Friday and reportedly looked good.... [Read More]
10/18 Bills OC says he wants to continue 'feeding' RB C.J. Spiller
Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said Friday that running back C.J. Spiller isn't doing a good enough job of taking what the defense gives him and is trying to "do too much" on his rushes. However, he also expressed his support for Spiller and said he wants to continue "feeding" him the ball. After averaging 6 yards per carry in 2012 and 4.6 yards per last season, Spiller's YPC avera... [Read More]
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