News: The Lions released wide receiver Lance Long on Friday to clear a spot on the active roster for tight end Shaun Chapas, who was promoted from the team's practice squad. Chapas will serve as depth at the position as starting tight end Brandon Pettigrew is unlikely to play in Week 15.
Analysis: Long was added to the roster last Wednesday, but did not register a catch in his lone game with Detroit. He has just 20 catches during his career and should not be considered a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point in the season.
News: The Lions added wide receiver Lance Long to the 53-man roster Wednesday.
Analysis: Long will now be low man on the totem pole at receiver and have to work his way up the depth chart. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: The 49ers have signed WR Lance Long, 25, who was on the Colts practice squad and spent last year with the Chiefs on their practice squad. Long caught 20 passes for 178 yards for Kansas City last season.
Analysis: Long was signed by San Francisco to provide depth at the receiver position. He will most likely not see many snaps on Sunday's and can be ignored in Fantasy at this time.
News: The Jaguars released WR Lance Long from their practice squad on Tuesday.
Analysis: Long has one career start for the Chiefs in 2009, and caught 20 passes last season. He can continue to be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: The Jaguars signed WR Lance Long to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Analysis: Long has one career start, for the Chiefs in 2009, and caught 20 passes last season. He can continue to be ignored in Fantasy play as long as he's on the practice squad.
News: Kansas City WR Lance Long rushed one time in the Week 14 loss to the Bills. He totaled minus-1 yards off his rushing attempt. He added two catches and those went for minus-6 yards.
Analysis: Long has been good for at least two catches per game since Week 7 of the season. That said, hes yet to score a touchdown for go for more than 74 yards in any game. Keep him on waivers for Week 15 against the Browns.
News: Chiefs WR Lance Long caught two passes for 37 yards in Week 11 against Pittsburgh. He was targeted three times in the game.
Analysis: Long had one good game this season with eight catches for 74 yards, but has otherwise been a non-factor. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
News: The Chiefs announced that WR Dwayne Bowe has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. He will begin serving the suspension immediately and won't be eligible to play until Week 15 vs. Cleveland. This means that for the next four games Kansas City will roll out Chris Chambers and Lance Long as its starting receivers with Mark Bradley and Bobby Wade as additional weapons in the offense.
Analysis: Of these players, Chambers is the best bet to step up and see more looks from QB Matt Cassel in the near term, though Bradley does have some deep-balls skills and Long and Wade good short-area weapons. None of these receivers register higher than low-end No. 3 options vs. Pittsburgh in Week 11, however.
News: Chiefs WR Lance Long caught only one pass on Sunday in a Week 10 win over the Raiders. He caught just two passes in the game, gaining a total of 18 yards. His longest reception went for 13 yards.
Analysis: Long was the teams top receiver in Week 9 against Jacksonville, catching eight passes for 74 yards. He came back to earth Week 10 as expected, catching just the two passes. He is just a low-end option for Week 11 against the Steelers.
News: Chiefs WR Lance Long led all Chiefs receivers in Week 9 at Jacksonville with eight catches for 74 yards. He was targeted 11 times in the game.
Analysis: Long led the team in catches, yards and targets. He came into the game with just two catches on the season, but looks to be ready to take on a bigger role in the team's pass offense going forward. He's worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues based on the amount of looks he got in Week 9. The Chiefs will travel to Oakland in Week 10.
News: Chiefs WR Lance Long suffered a concussion in Week 7 against the Chargers. Long caught two passes for 12 yards before getting hurt.
Analysis: Long will have to pass some post-concussion tests before returning, but he's nothing more than a longshot to be a useful Fantasy option this season. Keep him off of rosters.
News: The Chiefs made a roster move early Sunday, releasing WR Quinten Lawrence and promoting WR Lance Long from the practice squad. Long caught two passes for 12 yards in Week 7 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Long was with Arizona for the '09 opener, but then released. He was thrown to five times in the game (actually as many times as No. 1 receiver Dwayne Bowe) and had a touchdown go through his hands on a diving attempt. He could be worth taking a flier in deeper formats, but is not someone we recommend activating when the team returns from a bye in Week 9 at Jacksonville.
News: The Chiefs made a roster move early Sunday, releasing WR Quinten Lawrence and promoting WR Lance Long from the practice squad.
Analysis: Lawrence was a 6th-round choice in '09 who had played in two games. Long was with Arizona for the '09 opener, but then released. Neither player has any Fantasy value.
News: The Chiefs, struggling to upgrade their receiver corps, have added former Arizona wideout Lance Long to the practice squad. The move came Wednesday, one day after they signed veteran free agent receiver Bobby Wade. Long played in one game for Arizona in 2009 after spending the 2008 season on the Cardinals practice squad.
Analysis: He isn't expected to produce enough stats on a regular basis to be useful in Fantasy. Keep him off rosters.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, the Cardinals could take a look at WR Lance Long. The report says Long "was impressive this offseason, catching nearly everything thrown his way." Last year, Long earned a spot on the practice squad.
Analysis: The Cardinals are deep at WR so it's going to be difficult for Long to crack the roster, unless he excels on special teams in the preseason. Keep an eye on Long, but ignore him on Draft Day in all seasonal leagues.
News: Veteran linebackers Brandon Moore, Matt Stewart, and Joe Tafoya were among the 22 players released by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, as the team pared its roster to the 53-player maximum. Also cut on Saturday were cornerback Michael Adams, cornerback Travarous Bain, defensive end Jason Banks, running back Steve Baylark, offensive lineman Kelly Butler, offensive lineman Peter Clifford, defensive tackle Keilen Dykes, linebacker Chris Harrington, offensive lineman Jasper Harvey, safety Dennis Keyes, wide receiver Lance Long, offensive lineman Carlton Medder, tight end Brent Miller, cornerback DeMario Minter, quarterback Anthony Morelli, wide receiver Jamaica Rector, center Pat Ross, tight end Alex Shor and running back Chris Vincent.
Analysis: Notables among that group include Adams, who played in seven games with the Cardinals last season; Harrington, the team's sixth-round Draft choice out of Texas A&M this past April; and Rector, who appeared in two contests with the team a year ago. These players were not expected to get a lot of playing time this season and should not be owned in Fantasy.