News: The Chiefs have re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive back Travis Daniels. Daniels has appeared in 41 games over three seasons with the Chiefs, with 47 tackles (28 solo) and three interceptions. He also plays on special teams. Daniels is a seven-year NFL veteran who was a fourth-round pick (104th overall) out of LSU by Miami in 2005.
Analysis: Daniels should make the squad and be a serviceable player, but he's not going to put up big stats. Leave him on waivers.
News: Kansas City DB Travis Daniels recorded his second interception of the season on Sunday night against Pittsburgh. He also notched two solo tackles in the 13-9 loss. That pick was his sixth career interception.
Analysis: Daniels has just seven tackles on the year, and despite his two interceptions isn't worth much in Fantasy IDP leagues. Owners should continue to ignore him.
News: Chiefs DB Travis Daniels did something in Week 12 against the Seahawks that he hadn't done since 2007 -- intercept a pass. He picked off QB Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter, all but shoring up the Kansas City victory. Daniels also had two tackles and two passes defended in the 42-24 win.
Analysis: Daniels saw playing time on Sunday with the Chiefs secondary pretty banged up and had a productive game. But since he will likely not see much more playing time once others get healthy, continue to view the 28-year-old as a low-end Fantasy DB for the deepest of IDP formats heading into Week 13 against the Broncos.
News:Jarrad Page, a three-year starter at free safety, has been placed on injured reserve by the Chiefs. On Monday coach Todd Haley said he had been injured during practice last Thursday but gave no other comments. Page was listed on the injury report in Week 7 with a shoulder problem. The Chiefs signed free agent cornerback Travis Daniels to take his roster spot. He attended training camp with the Chiefs this year but was released before the season began.
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: On Friday the Chiefs released linebacker Corey Smith, fullback Jed Collins and cornerbacks Travis Daniels and Londen Fryar.
Analysis: None of these players were expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.
News: The Chiefs have come to terms with free agent cornerback Travis Daniels, who played at Cleveland last year. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Daniels began his NFL career as a fourth-round draft pick for Miami, where he played from 2005 to 2007 before going to the Browns. He has started 26 games and had 126 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Analysis: Daniels should make the squad and be a serviceable cornerback, but he's not going to put up big stats. Leave him on waivers.
News: The Browns have declared the inactives for their Week 14 game at Tennessee. Not in uniform will be: DB Travis Daniels (coach's decision), RB Charles Ali (ribs), SS Hamzah Abdullah (coach's decision), LB Kris Griffin (coach's decision), LB Beau Bell (knee), TE Kellen Winslow (ankle) and DT Santonio Thomas (coach's decision).
Analysis: Winslow is the only one on this list who has any Fantasy value, but he was declared out earlier this week, so you should have already made alternate plans.
News: The Browns acquired DB Travis Daniels from the Dolphins for an undisclosed draft choice, pending passing a physical, the club announced Wednesday. Daniels was originally a fourth-round draft choice in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dolphins out of LSU. Daniels is a three-year veteran who has played in 44 career games with Miami, including 25 starts, and has totaled 125 tackles, 92 solo, three interceptions and 19 passes defensed. Daniels, who can play both the corner and safety positions, had a career-high 14 starts and 62 tackles during his rookie season with the Dolphins in 2005. Last season with Miami, he appeared in all 16 games, including five starts, and added 27 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed.
Analysis: Daniels has minimal Fantasy value at this time, but the trade to Cleveland could help if he can get on the field and make plays. Don't draft him in any IDP leagues at this time, but keep an eye on his progress the rest of training camp and into the season.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Dolphins DB Travis Daniels, who was moved from cornerback to safety recently, was moved back to cornerback Wednesday. He has struggled all season and is still the backup behind Will Allen and Michael Lehan.
Analysis: Daniels does not get enough snaps to warrant any attention in IDP leagues at this time.
News: According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins secondary that has been an epicenter for change early in the season might undergo more adjustment by Sunday's game against the New York Jets, with cornerback André Goodman returning to action, cornerback Travis Daniels possibly making a long-expected move to safety and Michael Lehan getting more work.
Analysis: The loss of Yeremiah Bell was a big one for the Miami secondary and it's never good news when players are switching positions in the middle of a season. Still, Cam Cameron probably knows what he's doing and the pass defense wasn't horrible in the first two games. The Dolphins face the Jets in New York in Week 3 and are a low-end No. 1 Fantasy DST option.
News: Miami DBs Renaldo Hill and Travis Daniels each had one interception in the Dolphins' Week 1 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Despite their good start to the 2007 season, neither Daniels or Hill are worth owning in any IDP leagues. Before his pick, Daniels was burned on two deep balls, and Hill had only two interceptions all last year, so don't expect his production to continue in Week 2 vs. Dallas.
News: The Dolphins DST had a fumble recovery against the Colts with no sacks or interceptions. DL Jason Taylor had four tackles and recovered a fumble. LB Zach Thomas had 12 tackles. DB Travis Daniels had eight tackles. DL Vonnie Holliday had one tackle. LB Channing Crowder had five tackles.
Analysis: The Dolphins DST should be considered a low-end No. 1 option in 2007.
News: Dolphins DL Keith Traylor (knee), DB Travares Tillman (hamstring) and DB Renaldo Hill (wrist) are questionable, while DB Travis Daniels (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17 at Indianapolis.
Analysis: None of these players are recommended Fantasy options for Week 17.
News: Dolphins LB Channing Crowder (knee), DB Travis Daniels (knee) and LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 9 at Chicago.
Analysis: Crowder is the only player worth keeping an eye on at this point. He has surpassed expectations this season with 53 tackles through seven games. Although he lacks stats in other catergories, he makes for a decent Fantasy LB in leagues that reward heavily for tackles. Daniels is worth keeping an eye on as he continues to progress, but not worth adding to IDP rosters. Pope is merely a special teams player and not Fantasy worthy.
News: Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper was not the third QB for Miami against Green Bay but instead was inactive. The other Miami inactives are: DB Travis Daniels, LB Keith Adams, DL Fred Evans, TE Tim Massaquoi, DL Kevin Vickerson and WR Marcus Vick. Vick also was listed as the third QB.
Analysis: Keep all these players reserved at this time.
News: Dolphins DE Kevin Carter (knee), CB Travis Daniels (knee), DB Andre' Goodman (shoulder), DB Michael Lehan (hamstring), TE Justin Peelle (knee), LB Derrick Pope (hamstring) are listed as questionable, while DE David Bowens (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 7 vs. Green Bay.
Analysis: Aside from Carter and Daniels, none of these players are viable Fantasy options. Carter and Daniels are reserve players in IDP leagues.
News: Miami CB Travis Daniels, who has missed three games with ankle and knee injuries, is getting better but when asked what his timetable to return was Daniels smiled and said, "Saban time."
Analysis: When healthy, Daniels is a low-end Fantasy CB. Otherwise, he should be ignored in all formats.
News: Dolphins DB Travis Daniels (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 6 at N.Y. Jets.
Analysis: Daniels has not lived up to the expectations and has been a very weak Fantasy option in 2006. Keep him reserved until it looks as though he shakes the injury bug.
News: Dolphins DB Travis Daniels said he believes he strained his right knee against Buffalo. ''Everything keeps happening to my right side right now,'' said Daniels, who returned just two weeks ago after sustaining a severe right ankle sprain in Early August. `` I don't know what it is.'' Daniels sustained his injury in the third quarter. He noted he didn't hear anything in his knee ''pop,'' which had him optimistic he didn't blow out any major ligaments. ''The knee feels alright, it just feels a little sore,'' Daniels said. I probably just overextended it or something.'' Daniels, of course, was equally optimistic after spraining his ankle during training camp. Initially diagnosed with a mild sprain, a long recovery led to a frustrating rehabilitation process for the second-year cornerback. Now, just one week after Daniels broke back into his starting role, the team likely will slide cornerback Andre Goodman back into his place. Goodman was the starter before Daniels returned to his role with the first-team defense.
Analysis: When healthy, Daniels is a good No. 2 DB in IDP leagues. For now, keep him reserved for Week 6 against the Jets.
News: CB Travis Daniels (ankle) and CB Eddie Jackson (toe) are listed as probable for Week 4 at Houston.
Analysis: Neither of these cornerbacks are recommended Fantasy options in IDP leagues at this point. Reserve them for Week 4.
News: CB Travis Daniels made his season debut after missing the last two months because of a sprained right ankle. He appeared rusty but did make the game-saving interception with 1:54 remaining. Saban said Daniels was no worse for wear after the game and should practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: When healthy, Daniels is not a recommended Fantasy option in IDP leagues despite possibly being Miami's best cornerback.
News: The Dolphins DST finally got their first turnovers of the season. LB Zach Thomas and DB Travis Daniels had interceptions, and cornerback Will Allen had a fumble recovery.
Analysis: The Dolphins DST is a good start for Week 4 against the Texans.
News: Dolphins CB Travis Daniels (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 3 at Miami. He did practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: Even when healthy, Daniels is not a recommended Fantasy option in IDP leagues.
News: Here is a list of Dolphins inactives for Week 2 vs. Buffalo: DL Dan Wilkinson, CB Travis Daniels, DL Fred Evans and DL Kevin Vickerson. Cleo Lemon has been named emergency quarterback for the game.
Analysis: Keep these players reserved in Week 2.
News: CB Travis Daniels (ankle), DT Frederick Evans, DT Kevin Vickerson and DT Jeff Zgonina are inactive for Week 1 at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: When healthy, neither of these four players are recommended Fantasy options in IDP leagues.
News: The Dolphins downgraded Travis Daniels from questionable to doubtful Wednesday, further evidence the injured cornerback will not play tonight against the Steelers. Daniels is the only Miami starter projected to miss the game.
Analysis: Daniels absence is less significant with the Steelers starting QB Charlie Batch instead of Ben Roethlisberger. Expect a low-scoring game, but only use the Dolphins defense if a better unit with a better matchup is not available.
News: Miami rookie CB Travis Daniels came in as a fourth-round pick, won a starting job by Week 3 and never relinquished it. In '05, he had 47 solo tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and 13 pass deflections.
Analysis: Fantasywise, he was Miami's best DB last year. Daniels got scored on, but also did some things that should land him a starting job with Miami in '06. In IDP keeper leagues, Daniels could develop into a strong long-term option.
News: The Sun-Sentinel reports that rookie Travis Daniels, who played under Nick Saban for four years at Louisiana State, is helping the veterans along with learning Saban's schemes. "You expect to be asking them all the questions," Saban said. "When you come here, it's like reverse, they're asking you the questions. It's a little different, but nothing major."
Analysis: Daniels may end up starting because of the lack of depth at CB for the Dolphins. In IDP keeper leagues, Daniels has some value and should be taken with a late-round flier.