Jason Avant Fantasy News

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

TNF Injury Report: Broncos vs. Chiefs

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:43pm

Denver Broncos
DE Kenny Anunike (knee)
S Omar Bolden (foot)
RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe), DE Malik Jackson (head), S Darian Stewart (groin)
S David Bruton (hip), QB Peyton Manning (back), LB Brandon Marshall (foot), LB Lerentee McCray (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (hand)
Kansas City CHIEFS
S Husain Abdullah (quadricep), LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), G Jeff Allen (knee), WR Jason Avant (hip), T Eric Fisher (ankle), LB Tamba Hali (neck), TE Demetrius Harris (foot), TE Travis Kelce (hip), WR Jeremy Maclin (back), LB Joshua Mauga (achilles), DT Dontari Poe (back), WR De'Anthony Thomas (calf), RB Charcandrick West (achilles), WR Albert Wilson (shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Anderson is expected to play and see a typical RB1 workload, though Ronnie Hillman is pushing for snaps and touches.

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1.

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (hip) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm

Chiefs WR Jason Avant (hip) practiced fully Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:53pm

The Morning Call - [Full Article]

Jeremy Maclin was signed to anchor the group, and the Chiefs lavished a third-round pick on Chris Conley, a rangy speedster out of Georgia who could become their No. 2 wide receiver.

The rest of the position group is a crapshoot. Albert Wilson is quick but undersized, Jason Avant is 32-years old and on the downward side of his career, and Da'Rick Rogers, Armon Binns and Kenny Cook are among those fighting for a roster spot who have yet to accomplish much.

Fantasy Impact:

Maclin and TE Travis Kelce are the only dependable options in the Kansas City pass offense at this point. The team is hoping that QB Alex Smith can be more aggressive by pushing the ball downfield.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:29pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Panthers brought veteran wide receiver Jason Avant in as a mentor.

But after sharing his opinion on the way things were going, they may have decided he wasn’t sharing the right things.

Avant’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, just tweeted out what appears to be news that Avant is no longer a Panther.

“Much better things ahead and role for Jason Avant. Definitely deserves better,” he wrote.

Fantasy Impact:

Avant hasn't had much of a role in the offense as of late. He has just two catches over the team's last four games after being more involved early on. Avant should catch on somewhere else as he's always had good hands. However, he hasn't really ever been a consistent fantasy option.

DeAngelo Williams, Jerricho Cotchery OUT for SNF

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:16pm

Panthers Inactives
Tre Boston SS
Jerricho Cotchery WR
David Foucault T
Andrew Norwell G
Joe Webb QB
Fozzy Whittaker RB
DeAngelo Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart becomes a sneaky start against a suspect Steelers run defense. Expect a lot of Kelvin Benjamin with Jason Avant and possibly some Philly Brown or Brenton Bersin in the mix. Mike Tolbert is active.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Panthers WR Jason Avant (thigh, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 3.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Panthers WR Jason Avant (thigh) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Panthers WR Jason Avant (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:44pm

Panthers.com - [Full Article]

Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant's lack of preseason production in limited action doesn't concern head coach Ron Rivera one bit.

"Everything Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant have done for us is exactly what we're looking for," Rivera said. "We're looking for very consistent football players who run good routes and know where they need to be. They can handle things and control things in the classroom and on the field, and that's what those two guys bring to the table."

In three preseason games, Cotchery has just one catch for eight yards and Avant has one reception for 25 yards.

"Go back and look at the targets – that's the biggest thing," Rivera said.

Cotchery has been targeted just three times and Avant only two.

All that said, Cotchery cautioned those who read too much into preseason production.

"I don't put too much stock in it as far as what your numbers look like, because I've seen guys catch 100 yards every game in the preseason and then in the regular season you wonder where the production is," Cotchery said. "For that matter, (preseason) is a focus of just getting better individually and staying on top of your assignments."

Fantasy Impact:

Carolina's WRs are a big question mark coming into the season. WR1 Kelvin Benjamin has looked good but is a rookie. Cotchery quietly had 10 TDs last season and Avant has very good hands as a slot receiver. But Newton has been banged up with ankle and rib issues, and as the story points out, there wasn't a lot of live work in the preseason games. Benjamin is a sleeper-type addition later in fantasy drafts and Newton's stock has fallen a bit to a lower-end QB1 with now some injury issues.

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:01am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Panthers are including WR Tiquan Underwood in their first round of cuts.

The Panthers were hoping he could add some speed on a budget, but he never caught the ball consistently in training camp, and didn’t make many plays in the preseason to make them keep him.

Fantasy Impact:

The Panthers started from scratch at the position this offseason, and rookie Kelvin Benjamin’s playing well, even though they haven’t gotten much from Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant this preseason.

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