Fantasy Football News 2020

8:25pm EST 11/29/15

Broncos S T.J. Ward left Sunday night's game in the 1st half with an ankle injury. NBC's Michele Tafoya reported that he went to the locker room for an X-ray. We'll pass along any updates we find out.

6:21pm EST 11/15/15

Broncos S T.J. Ward got ejected early in the 4th quarter against the Chiefs for punching WR Jeremy Maclin in the head. Maclin blocked Ward near the end of a long catch-and-run TD by RB Charcandrick West, and Ward took a swing as he went to the ground. We wouldn't be surprised if the action also costs Ward a game. We'll see what the league has to say.

9:49pm EDT 9/5/15

The league announced this week a 1-game suspension for Broncos S T.J. Ward for violating the personal-conduct policy. The suspension comes down for an incident from way back in May 2014 where Ward faced misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly throwing a glass at a bartender in a strip club, according to Ward performed 4 hours of community service in exchange for the charges to be dropped. It's a bit odd that the incident would now cost Ward a game ... but that's NFL discipline under Roger Goodell.

The Broncos on Tuesday signed former Browns S T.J. Ward to a 4-year, $23 million contract that includes $14 million guaranteed.  Ward bounced back from 2 injury-marred year to put forth his best NFL season under 1-year DC Ray Horton in 2013.  If the Broncos deploy him as the same kind of in-the-box defender on running plays, Ward should continue to deliver valuable fantasy results.  He'll likely take over for SS Duke Ihenacho in Denver and remain around the top 10 DBs in our 2014 IDP rankings.

10:56am EDT 9/15/13
Browns S T.J. Ward is active for today's matchup with the Ravens.  He had been listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.  Ward carries risk after leaving the Week 1 contest early, but he also brings significant upside in the team's new defensive scheme -- if he can ever stay healthy.
Browns S T.J. Ward is questionable to return after suffering a shoulder injury against the Dolphins.  That takes a high-upside IDP off the field and is just the latest ding for a young safety who has proved injury prone.  We'll be watching for the full diagnosis.
Browns S T.J. Ward returned to practice Sunday after missing more than a week with a hamstring injury.  Ward said the issue wasn't serious and that he said out as a precaution.  We like his IDP upside in a contract year if he can close out the summer with no further health problems.
Browns S T.J. Ward missed Saturday's workout with a sore hamstring but says it's no big deal.  Ward told the Akron Beacon Journal that he sat as a precaution and "definitely" expects to play in Thursday night's preseason opener.  Ward has raved about the scheme of new DC Ray Horton and is playing for a new contract.  He carries big IDP upside into the 2013 season -- assuming he's healthy.

Add T.J. Ward to the list of players who concede to letting their preparation slip during las year's lockout. The 3rd-year Browns SS says that led to an injury-marred 2nd year in which he missed 8 games. Ward is back healthy, though, and says he's determined to finally show Browns fans his top form. It's always nice to hear a guy that sounds extra motivated. We'd certainly like to believe that it helped drive his workouts this offseason. We'll see once training camp and exhibition games start, though. Ward was a big tackle guy as a rookie but was never healthy in 2011 and got off to a slow start before his season-ending foot sprain. He has top-10 fantasy potential among DBs if healthy and locked in.

Browns S T.J. Ward says the foot he injured last season is fully healthy and never required surgery. The sprained foot cost him the final 8 games but shouldn't be an issue goign forward. Ward has been injury prone dating back to college, however. That must be factored into drafting him in your IDP league. His tackling ability will factor in more heavily for most formats, though. Replacements are easy to find. Expect Ward to be in or around our top-10 fantasy DBs come fantasy draft season.

10:28pm EST 12/14/11

Browns S T.J. Ward put in a limited practice Wednesday for the 1st time since suffering a foot sprain back in Week 9. Ward says he hopes to return for Sunday's visit to Arizona but is no lock to be active yet. IDP owners shouldn't use him right away even if he's in the lineup.

10:07am EST 11/10/11

Browns S T.J. Ward has a cast on the foot he injured in Week 9. The team hasn't offered further specifics on his condition -- or even officially ruled him out for Week 10 -- but IDP owners can go ahead and drop Ward for a healthier option. His production has sagged this season anyway.

Browns S T.J. Ward left Sunday's game after he "felt a pop" near the arch in his right foot. The injury hasn't been publicly deemed more than a sprain yet, and Monday MRI results have yet to be released. Ward Tweeted Monday night, though: "God has a plan for everyone. All we have to do is accept it." That seems like a player trying to come to grips with news he'll miss the rest of the season. We'll see if that's really the case. The good news is that Ward has disappointed fantasy owners so far this year and shouldn't prove a big loss.


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