News: The Cowboys released TE Martin Rucker and LB Isaiah Greenhouse on Tuesday, while signing DB Frank Walker to help a banged up secondary.
Analysis: Walker is a veteran NFL cornerback that will provide Dallas with some much needed depth in the secondary. But he can be left on Fantasy waivers until further notice.
News: Two days after CB Ryan Mouton suffered an Achilles injury that will sideline him for the season, the Titans signed CB Frank Walker.
Analysis: In eight seasons in the NFL, Walker has 17 starts and eight INTs while playing for four different teams. He was added to the team's roster in camp to provide some depth, but is not expected to be in line for playing time in 2011. He should not be owned in Fantasy.
News: Vikings DB Frank Walker picked up his first interception of the year in Week 14 against the Giants. He picked off QB Eli Manning in the first quarter and had the better position against WR Hakeem Nicks for the entire play, never giving Nicks a clean look at the ball.
Analysis: Walker is third-string on the depth chart for Minnesota and does not pose any serious Fantasy value down the stretch. Continue to ignore him in all IDP formats heading into Week 15 against the Bears.
News: The Vikings have signed veteran cornerback Frank Walker to help an injury-depleted position. Walker was added to the roster Wednesday to fill a hole created by starting cornerback Cedric Griffin's season-ending right knee injury. Rookie cornerback Chris Cook's status is also in question this week because of a left knee injury, though he was on the field at the start of Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Walker is a veteran of seven NFL seasons and played the past two campaigns with the Ravens. He will provide some depth for the Vikings, but isn't expected to see enough of the field to be worth owning in IDP Fantasy play.
News: The Ravens had several defenders play well Sunday against Chicago. LB Ray Lewis had nine tackles and a sack. LB Kelly Gregg had four tackles and a sack. DL Haloti Ngata had four tackles, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. LB Jarret Johnson had three tackles and an interception. DB Dawan Landry had three tackles and a forced fumble. LB Terrell Suggs had five tackles. DB Domonique Foxworth had four tackles and two interceptions. DB Frank Walker had one tackle and an interception.
Analysis: The Ravens have some solid Fantasy options in IDP leagues. Plan on using your regular options in Week 16 at the Steelers.
News: Baltimore will be without DL Haloti Ngata for Week 9 at the Bengals. The following players are also inactive for that game: DB Frank Walker, RB Jalen Parmele, LB Antwan Barnes, DL Paul Kruger, QB John Beck and DL Oniel Cousins.
Analysis: Ngata is one of the NFL's best defensive tackles, but he is a better run stuffer than pass rusher. Therefore, he remains nothing more than a low-end Fantasy DL in IDP formats, when healthy. Keep him and the rest of the players listed above inactive for Week 9.
News: Baltimore has listed the following players as inactive for Week 8 against Denver: QB John Beck, RB Jalen Parmele, CB Frank Walker, OLB Antwan Barnes, NT Kelly Talavou, and LB/DE Paul Kruger.
Analysis: The Ravens have listed a bunch of players who are most likely never going to be viable Fantasy options this season. You can leave them all on waivers in all leagues.
News: Ravens DB Frank Walker totaled six solo tackles, two pass defenses and one forced fumble Week 17 against the Jaguars. He finished the season with 35 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception.
Analysis: Walker has pretty much been a nickelback in his career and that likely isn't going to change heading into 2009. He has little to no Fantasy value next season.
News: The Ravens have announced their Week 13 inactives. Not in uniform in Cincinnati will be: QB Todd Bouman (third QB), WR Terrance Copper (neck), WR Marcus Maxwell (coach's decision), CB Frank Walker (coach's decision), TE Edgar Jones (coach's decision) and DT Lamar Divens (shoulder).
Analysis: Copper has some minimal Fantasy value, but continue to ignore him in all formats, just like all the other players on this list.
News: The Ravens' secondary is in trouble, and it's not coming at a good time. Starting cornerbacks Chris McAlister (knee) and Samari Rolle (neck) are doubtful for Week 9 at Cleveland while veteran corner Frank Walker (thigh) is questionable. If all three miss the game, the Ravens will be forced to start Fabian Washington and Corey Ivy at cornerback, news that will sit very well with the Browns' passing offense, which has improved over the last few games.
Analysis: All three Ravens cornerbacks should be avoided for Week 9 play. McAlister is a candidate for Injured Reserve and may be on there in the near future. Consider other options when looking for a Fantasy DB.
News: Ravens CB Fabian Washington will miss Sunday's game against Indianapolis with a dislocated right shoulder, further thinning a secondary poised to face Peyton Manning. Washington was filling in for starter Samari Rolle, who is out at least a month following neck surgery last week. Frank Walker will start at cornerback, backed up by Corey Ivy. Walker's last start was in 2006 with the New York Giants.
Analysis: Walker and Washington have minimal Fantasy value at this time and should not be used in most leagues. The Ravens DST should still be fine even with the loss of these defensive backs.
News: The Baltimore Ravens ruled out starting CB Samari Rolle for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of shoulder and neck injuries. In Rolle's place, the Ravens could go with a combination of reserve cornerbacks Fabian Washington, Corey Ivy and Frank Walker. Washington is listed as probable on the injury report with a bulging disk in his neck, which forced him to miss last week's 28-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. He missed the first game under an NFL suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Analysis: Keep Rolle reserved in all leagues for Week 4. When healthy, he has minimal Fantasy value. Don't plan on using Washington, Walker or Ivy either against the Steelers.
News: According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens added experience and depth by agreeing to terms with two free agents, DB Frank Walker and LB Nick Greisen. Walker, 26, was a dime back last season for the Green Bay Packers. He is expected to sign a two-year, $3.5 million deal. The Ravens struggled with inexperienced backups last season after Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle went down with injuries. Greisen, 28, was a backup for the Ravens last season. He will sign a three-year, $4 million deal, which includes a $1 million signing bonus. Greisen had 38 tackles on defense and 13 on special teams.
Analysis: Walker and Greisen have minimal Fantasy value in IDP leagues, but they add depth to a veteran defense in need of some help.
News: The Packers' list of inactives for Week 8 at Denver includes DL Justin Harrell, DL Mike Montgomery, DL Daniel Muir and DB Frank Walker.
Analysis: None of these players contributes enough statistically to have any Fantasy value. Keep all on waivers for Week 9 at Kansas City.
News: Packers CB Frank Walker underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday and probably will miss up to a month, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker suffered torn cartilage covering a punt in Week 6 against Washington.
Analysis: Walker had only played in three games this season, recording five total tackles. He had no Fantasy value before this injury and that remains the case now he's hurt.
News: Notable inactives for the Packers-Vikings Week 4 matchup include: Packers DB Frank Walker, LB Desmond Bishop, DL Justin Harrell, DL Daniel Muir, DL Mike Montgomery and RB Brandon Jackson. For the Vikings, QB Tarvaris Jackson (No. 3/emergency QB), WR Aundrae Allison, DL Fred Evans, DB Ronyell Whitaker, RB Mewelde Moore, FB Garrett Mills and DL Erasmus James are inactive.
Analysis: DeShawn Wynn will start at running back for the Packers, but Vernand Morency is expected to play as well. Neither one should put a dent in that Vikings run defense, though. Kelly Holcomb will start at QB for the Vikings, and Moore's inactivity is based on Chester Taylor's return to the Vikings' lineup -- he will start and take some of Adrian Peterson's reps. The rest of the players listed aren't reliable Fantasy players.
News: The Packers inactives for Week 3 against San Diego are RB Vernand Morency, DB Aaron Rouse, DB Frank Walker, LB Abdul Hodge, DL Justin Harrell, DL Daniel Muir and DL Michael Montgomery.
Analysis: Morency has yet to play this season with a knee injury and should be kept reserved against the Chargers. The same goes for all the other players listed here.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that CB Frank Walker has signed a contract with the Packers. He'll compete for a spot along the team's depth chart at cornerback behind Al Harris and Charles Woodson.
Analysis: Walker doesn't put up enough stats to warrant use in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Notable Giants inactive for Week 17 at Washington include: Tim Hasselbeck (3rd QB), WR Michael Jennings, RB Robert Douglas, CB Frank Walker, WR Darius Watts and DT Titus Adams.
Analysis: Keep these players out of active Fantasy lineups for Week 17.
News: The Giants listed DB Frank Walker, DL Jonas Seawright, WR Michael Jennings, QB Tim Hasselbeck (third QB), DT Titus Adams and LB Tyson Smith as inactive for Week 16 vs. New Orleans.
Analysis: None of these players should be anywhere near your active Fantasy lineup for Week 16.
News: The depleted and injury-ravaged Giants defense was hit with another blow when CB Corey Webster was not in uniform because of a toe injury. That forced Frank Walker to move into the starting lineup for the first time this season. Walker was called for a costly unnecessary roughness penalty early in the fourth quarter when he launched himself at Titans rookie QB Vince Young while Young was running toward the right sideline. Young said Walker was trash-talking to him all game. Webster has been banged up for a few weeks and was unable to finish last week's game in Jacksonville. He was able to practice last week but was added to the injury list on Friday when he sat out of practice.
Analysis: Neither Webster or Walker have any Fantasy value at this point.
News: The New York Giants declared LB Carlos Emmons (groin), QB Tim Hasselbeck, WR Sinorice Moss (quadriceps), LB Brandon Short (quadriceps), DE Michael Strahan (foot), DE Justin Tuck (foot), DE Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and DB Frank Walker are inactive for Week 10 against the Bears.
Analysis: Strahan and Umenyiora are useful in IDP leagues when they are healthy, but most of the others have very little Fantasy appeal for Week 11 at Jacksonville.
News: The following Giants were listed as probable on the Week 9 injury report: WR Plaxico Burress (back), WR Amani Toomer (ankle), FB Jim Finn (ankle), CB Frank Walker (hamstring) and CB Corey Webster (back).
Analysis: Burress is a must-start Fantasy WR, and Toomer is a platoonable No. 3 Fantasy WR who has a real nice matchup vs. Houston in Week 9. Finn, Walker and Webster should not be on Fantasy rosters of any kind.
News: The Giants listed QB Tim Hasselbeck (emergency QB), CB Frank Walker, DE Osi Umenyiora, WR Sinorice Moss and DE Justin Tuck as inactive for Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay.
Analysis: None of these players should be in your active lineup for Week 8.
News: Giants DB Sam Madison (hamstring), LB Carlos Emmons (pectoral), DB Jason Bell (concussion), DB Frank Walker (hamstring) and RB Derrick Ward (foot) are listed as questionable for Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Madison is still a veteran that can be helpful in IDP formats. He gets thrown at often and gets plenty of chances to fill up the stat sheet. Emmons is worth a roster spot as a reserve in IDP leagues when healthy, but he has missed the past three games and might not be ready to return just yet. Bell, Walker and Ward are not viable options at this time.
News: There are three defensive players, all undrafted rookie free agents, who seem to have impressed the coaches enough to make it through the first cut. They are cornerbacks E.J. Underwood and Kevin Dockery and LB Nick McNeil. Another veteran who has made serious inroads to the final roster is three-year veteran CB Frank Walker, who finally seems to have his game (and his emotions) under control.
Analysis: Despite his progress in training camp, he is not a viable IDP option. Ignore him in those formats.
News: According to reports, the New York Giants have tendered one-year offers to restricted free agents David Tyree, Willie Ponder, Visanthe Shiancoe, Frank Walker and Kenderick Allen.
Analysis: Walker has no value in Fantasy Football.
News: According to the team's official website, Frank Walker suffered a dislocated elbow in the team's afternoon practice on Monday.
Analysis: Coach Jim Fassel said he is expected to miss at least three weeks. Walker has no Fantasy appeal.