News: The Giants have signed cornerback Dante Hughes to replace cornerback Brian Witherspoon, who tore his ACL for the second time in as many years on Wednesday. Witherspoon was waived/injured. Hughes spent two seasons with the Colts and three with the Chargers before trying out at the Giants rookie mini-camp two weeks ago. Hughes' best season came last year when he had 42 tackles and three passes defensed for the Chargers.
Analysis: Hughes shouldn't put up much in the way of stats with the Giants while Witherspoon spends the year rehabbing his injury. Neither player should be on Fantasy rosters.
News:Brian Witherspoon tore his ACL at practice, coach Tom Coughlin told the media Wednesday. It is the same ACL he tore before last season. His surgery has yet to be scheduled.
Analysis: For the second year in a row, Witherspoon was competing for a roster spot in the secondary. And for the second year in a row, but now his hopes are dashed. Ignore him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Giants CB Brian Witherspoon is out for the season with a torn ACL. Witherspoon told CBSsports.com after Monday's game that he had injured his MCL, but further tests revealed ACL damage.
Analysis: Witherspoon was competing for a roster spot in the secondary since the Giants are banged up at cornerback, but now his hopes are dashed. Ignore him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Giants CB Brian Witherspoon told CBSsports.com that he injured his MCL in Monday's preseason game against the Bears. He added that he will have further tests to determine the extent of the injury over the next couple of days. Witherspoon had a tackle before the early exit.
Analysis: Witherspoon was injured minutes after Terrell Thomas tore his ACL, so the Giants have to address the need sooner than later. The fourth-year man was going to be in competition for a job to help fill the void, but the knee injury may cost him a roster spot in the long run. Witherspoon should not be considered a Fantasy option in any format at this point.
News: The Giants signed CB/PR Brian Witherspoon on Thursday to replace the injured Will Blackmon.
Analysis: Witherspoon played in eight games last season for Jacksonville and Detroit before spending time in camp this season with the Panthers. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: Detroit TE Casey FitzSimmons is out for the season with symptoms stemming from a concussion. The team signed running back Cedric Peerman, tight end Michael Matthews and claimed kick returner Brian Witherspoon off waivers from Jacksonville. The Lions also released cornerback Jahi Word-Daniels, and added defensive tackle Terrance Taylor and receiver Eric Fowler to the practice squad.
Analysis: Peerman has some potential value long term, though he's on his third team this season. Ultimately, none of these players warrant Fantasy use and should be kept off rosters.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated fullback Brock Bolen from the practice squad, an indication that Greg Jones' ankle injury could keep him out of Thursday night's game against Indianapolis. To make room for Bolen, the Jaguars waived cornerback/kick returner Brian Witherspoon.
Analysis: Neither of these players were or are expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: Jaguars WR Tiquan Underwood, DB Rashean Mathis, DB Sean Considine, DB Brian Witherspoon, LB Bryan Smith and DL Greg Peterson have all been ruled inactive for Week 8 at Tennessee.
Analysis: Mathis is a pretty important defender for the Jags, but he is currently out battling a finger injury. He is worth starting as a low-end Fantasy DB when healthy. Most of the other players are reserves and have little to no Fantasy appeal. Keep them reserved for Week 8.
News: Jags DB Brian Witherspoon (hamstring) left Week 6 against the Rams and did not return.
Analysis: Witherspoon is just a low-end Fantasy option when healthy and is not worth owning outside of the deepest Fantasy formats.
News: The Jaguars have ruled out LB Adam Seward (groin) and Brian Witherspoon (hamstring) for Week 3 at Houston. Neither player has practiced this week.
Analysis: Seward and Witherspoon are not star Fantasy players and have very little appeal when healthy. Keep them reserved Week 3.
News: Jaguars DB Brian Witherspoon will not play Week 2 against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Witherspoon does not make enough of an impact in any Fantasy format to be worth using, so continue to leave him out of lineups.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the inactives for their Week 10 game at Detroit. Not in uniform will be: DB William James (coach's decision), RB Chauncey Washington (coach's decision), DB Brian Witherspoon (coach's decision), LB Mike Peterson (coach's decision), WR Mike Walker (knee) and DT John Henderson (knees).
Analysis: Peterson has some low-end Fantasy value in IDP leagues when he's active, but he was sent home from practice by Jack Del Rio earlier in the week. He can be ignored in all formats for this matchup. The rest of these guys have minimal or zero Fantasy value.
News: Jacksonville DB Brian Witherspoon was able to play on Thursday against the Redskins. Witherspoon recorded a solo tackle and fumbled on a punt return.
Analysis: Witherspoon could make the team as a return man, but he has minimal Fantasy value in 2008.
News: Jacksonville DBs Scott Starks (pectoral) and Brian Witherspoon (ankle) were both out against the Bucs in Saturday's preseason game.
Analysis: Even if Starks is the nickel back this season, he has minimal Fantasy value in 2008. Ignore him in all IDP leagues. Witherspoon could make the team as a return man, but he has minimal Fantasy value in 2008. Don't draft him in any leagues, but hopefully he can continue to make an impact for the Jaguars ST unit.
News:Jaguars rookie DB Brian Witherspoon missed practice Monday after sustaining a sprained ankle Saturday in the preseason loss to Miami, reports the Florida Times-Union. Witherspoon is averaging 33.8 yards on kickoff returns and 16.7 yards on punt returns and has caught the coaching staff's attention with his speed. The team leaders from last season - Maurice Drew and Dennis Northcutt - averaged 26.2 and 9.2 yards, respectively, on kickoff and punt returns.
Analysis: Witherspoon could make the team as a return man, but he has minimal Fantasy value in 2008. Don't draft him in any leagues, but hopefully he can continue to make an impact for the Jaguars ST unit.