News: Houston coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that defensive back Quintin Demps had surgery on his broken forearm and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period, but the issue is not season-ending. Demps also had surgery to repair his thumb last week and played Sunday.
Analysis: Demps has suited up for all four games this season, but will obviously miss his first outing with the latest issue. The 27-year-old has registered 15 tackles on the season and should not be considered a worthwhile Fantasy option while he's sidelined.
News: Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday safety Quintin Demps had thumb surgery and could play Week 4 against the Titans with a cast.
Analysis: Demps has 13 tackles (nine solo) through three games. He is not a recommended Fantasy option in IDP formats when healthy.
News: The Houston Texans have re-signed free agent safety Quintin Demps. The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Demps had a career year with Houston last season with 22 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defended in nine games. He also returned five kickoffs for 169 yards (33.8 average), including a 50-yarder against Carolina, the longest by a Texans player last season.
Analysis: Demps won't put up quality stats for Fantasy, so there's no need to keep tabs on him going forward.
News: Texans DB Quintin Demps totaled two solo tackles and one interception in Week 9 vs. Cleveland. It was his second career interception and first since 2009.
Analysis: Demps was added to the roster a few weeks ago after safety Danieal Manning got hurt. He is a backup defensive back and has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have signed DB Quentin Demps to help bolster the safety position after the loss of DB Danieal Manning (broken fibia). Demps played in two games with Houston last season.
Analysis: Demps, who was cut prior to the start of the season, will join rookies Brandon Harris and Shiloh Keo for playing time behind new starting DB Troy Nolan. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in all formats.
News: The Eagles signed DB Quintin Demps on Tuesday. Demps played for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010. He returned an interception 73 yards for a touchdown in the Colonials season finale on Nov. 20.
Analysis: Demps played in 25 games for the Eagles between 2008 and 2009, making just 32 tackles and one interception. He can continue to be ignored in IDP Fantasy play for now.
News: Eagles safety Marlin Jackson, who ruptured an Achilles tendon during Tuesday's minicamp practice, will probably have surgery next week. He is expected to miss the entire season. With Jackson out indefinitely, contenders to start at free safety are veterans Quintin Demps and Macho Harris and rookie Nate Allen, a second-round pick from South Florida.
Analysis: Keep an eye on who wins the starting job in the Eagles' secondary because the winner could be worth a late-round flier in IDP leagues this season.
News: Eagles have listed the following players as inactive for Week 17 at Dallas: DB Geoffrey Pope, DB Quintin Demps, WR Kevin Curtis, TE Martin Rucker, DL Trevor Laws and 3rd QB Michael Vick.
Analysis: Vick is dressed as the emergency QB, but Philadelphia is hoping to keep him on the bench. The rest of the players above have no Fantasy value at this time and can be left off Fantasy rosters heading into next year.
News: Eagles QB Michael Vick, WR Kevin Curtis, DB Quintin Demps, DB Geoffrey Pope, TE Martin Rucker and DL Trevor Laws have all been ruled inactive for Week 16 vs. Denver.
Analysis: Vick is dressed as the emergency QB, but Philadelphia is hoping to keep him on the bench in Week 16, so he doesn't suffer a setback from his quad injury. No one on this list is going to cause a big stir in Fantasy. Keep them reserved for Week 16.
News: The Eagles have declared the following players inactive for Week 11 at Chicago: RB P.J. Hill, RB Brian Westbrook, DB Quintin Demps, LB Akeem Jordan, WR Kevin Curtis, and QB Kevin Kolb.
Analysis: Westbrook and Curtis, the only Fantasy-viable players in this group, had already been declared out before this game, so you should have benched him in all formats earlier in the week. The rest of these guys have no Fantasy value.
News: Philadelphia DB Quintin Demps (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game at Chicago.
Analysis: Demps is not a relevant Fantasy player and can continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
News: Eagles safety Quintin Demps left in the first half of Sunday's game against Dallas with an ankle injury. He finished with two tackles.
Analysis: Demps is a low-end DB in IDP leagues. Even when healthy, he should not be used in Week 10 at San Diego.
News: The Eagles listed QBs Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick as inactive for Week 2 vs. New Orleans. They also listed WR Reggie Brown, WR Brandon Gibson, DB, Quintin Demps and LB Joe Mays as inactive.
Analysis: Aside from McNabb and Vick, none of the players on this list figure to have much Fantasy appeal this season. Leave them on the waiver wire until further notice.
News: Eagles DB Quintin Demps (hamstring) is out for Week 2 vs. New Orleans. He did not practice all week after suffering the injury in Week 1 against the Panthers.
Analysis: Demps sees a fair amount of playing time when he is healthy, but his numbers don't yet appeal to the masses in Fantasy. Until that happens, he has low-end appeal when healthy.
News: Eagles DB Quintin Demps left Week 1 against the Panthers with a hamstring injury. He did not record any stats before leaving the game.
Analysis: The second-year safety has stepped into the starting role that was vacant after Brian Dawkins left for Denver in the offseason. We will wait to see if Demps turns into as good a pro as Dawkins, but he has low-end Fantasy appeal in the mean time.
News: The Philadelphia Eagles are turning to a rookie to replace Brian Dawkins. Victor 'Macho' Harris took snaps with the first-team defense Monday, a strong indication he's beaten out second-year pro Quintin Demps for the starting spot at free safety. A fifth-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech, Harris played cornerback and also saw action as a returner and wide receiver during his four seasons with the Hokies. He had 15 interceptions in 40 starts, returning four of those picks for touchdowns. "I had an opportunity and I didn't capitalize on it," Demps said after a closed practice. "That's competition. That's what happens."
Analysis: Harris immediately shoots up IDP rank lists as a potential sleeper for the season. We like him now as a No. 3 DB with lots of upside. He's got a decent matchup in Week 1 against the Panthers. As for Demps, you can kick him off of standard rosters immediately.
News: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles DB Quintin Demps is hoping to start on defense this year and replace the departed Brian Dawkins. Demps was used mostly as a kick returner last season and played sparingly as part of the team's dime package. With Dawkins and Sean Considine gone via free agency, Demps will now compete with Sean Jones, one of only three NFL safeties with more than 14 interceptions over the last three seasons. Rashad Baker is also in the mix.
Analysis: It will be interesting to see who starts for the Eagles at the safety spot. Let the battle play out before looking to draft someone in IDP leagues.
News: Eagles DB Quintin Demps returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Week 12 against the Ravens. He also recorded a solo tackle.
Analysis: Unless you play in a league that rewards special teams points to individuals, Demps has no Fantasy appeal. Even then, he doesn't have much.
News: The Eagles got the receiver they were hoping for in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft when they took DeSean Jackson from California. Philly also drafted DT Trevor Laws from Notre Dame in the second round, LB Bryan Smith from McNeese State in the third round, FS Quintin Demps from Texas in the fourth round, DB Jack Ikegwuonu from Wisconsin in the fourth round, LB Joe Mays from North Dakota State in the sixth round and LB Andy Studebaker from Wheaton in the sixth round.
Analysis: Jackson has the chance to have immediate Fantasy value in 2008 with the Eagles needing help at WR. Consider him a great sleeper and worthy of a late-round pick in all Fantasy leagues. Laws is more of a space eater and has minimal Fantasy value, and Smith, Demps and Ikegwuonu could eventually be reserves in IDP leagues.