Sidney Rice fantasy update: Knee injury won’t hinder fantasy status
Rice was mostly a spectator on Friday as the Seahawks held a scrimmage while preparing for their preseason opener next Thursday at San Diego. Rice caught a few passes on the side and Carroll said he is expected to return to practice on Sunday. “Everything went great, exactly as they hoped,” Carroll said. “We’ll see what happens as he progresses, but hopefully it was a good move for him.” Rice flew about 10,000 miles round trip to Switzerland to have a plasma injection into his knee to help with patella tendinitis. Rice spent two nights in Europe and said the procedure took only about 20 minutes. “It was something I set up earlier in the offseason a little after the OTAs and it was a long process, things I had to go through with the doctors over there,” Rice said. “I was just fortunate that Coach gave me the opportunity to go over there and get it done and thankful for my teammates not making a big deal about leaving practice, leaving them here in camp and going and getting it done. I’m grateful to be in a good organization like this to go handle that.” Rice, hampered by knee issues late last season, finished the 2012 campaign with 50 catches for 748 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fantasy Drops Week 3: Brandon Weeden, Josh Freeman and Sidney Rice Busts As Phillip Rivers and Marlon Brown Best Pick Ups
And as it turns out, they were serious. Through the first two weeks of NFL action, we hadn’t seen anyone get flagged for spinning the ball. But during last night’s 49ers/Seahawks game, Seattle wide receiver Sidney Rice celebrated a catch by getting up, spinning the football, and then heading back to the huddle. And guess what? He got flagged for it and his team took a hit for the penalty. Fortunately, Rice’s gaffe didn’t matter. The Seahawks beat the Ninerseasilyby a score of 29-3. But still, how silly is this?
Weeden was hurt on his thumb and the team will wait until they can see how it heals before deciding whether to start someone else on Sunday. The Browns have struggled on offense and the line play as been rough, with Weeden being sacked a double-digit amount of times already this season. Weeden ended up getting x-rays that did not come back positive and now he will be left playing the waiting game to see if he is healed up enough to play. Weeden threw for 227 yards on Sunday, but the offense once again had trouble sustaining drives and getting into the endzone and now it seems that any chance of Weeden being a fantasy option is over, He should be one of the top drops and one player that is interesting to check out heading into Week 3 is Philip Rivers of the Chargers. Weeden passed for just 289 yards against the Dolphins in week 1 and now he has three picks and just one touchdown on the year. Rivers was overlooked by many fantasy owners at the start of the season after having a rough 2012, but after two weeks he appears to be a very good fantasy option, as he has thrown for seven touchdowns and just one interception through two games. Although the Chargers are 1-1, Rivers was fantastic against the eagles throwing for 419 yards and three touchdowns while also completing over 75 percent of his passes. This was the Rivers many players remember and he is available in over 70 percent of ESPN leagues and could be a nice backup option or starter if Weeden was the quarterback. Josh Freeman has not been good either and he could be on the verge of losing his starting job if the Buccaneers and the quarterback does not play well against the Patriots.
Seahawks’ Sidney Rice receiving knee treatment in Switzerland
“You’ve got Doug (Baldwin) on me because last year he was the one that let them know I was concussed, I believe the Baltimore game, I was running the wrong plays out there,” Rice said. “He came over and checked on me. They just wanted to make sure I was fine.” Wide receiver Golden Tate, who caught a touchdown to give the Seahawks a brief lead late in regulation, helped Rice to the sideline once Rice was allowed to get up. “First off, just making sure he was all right, the fact he was walking, talking, that was a positive sign,” Tate said. “I was like, ‘Good job, Sidney. You did it, you made a play when we needed it and got it done.’ He wasn’t saying much.
So, what did he do with the rest of his time in Zurich? Sidney Rice lets out a yell after missing a catch at the opening day of Seahawks training camp July 25. (Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com) Oh, just hung out with some Seahawks fans. Rice on Sunday told Q13-TV that a Seahawks fan living in Switzerland reached out to Rice on Twitter after seeing that the star wide receiver was in town, and invited Rice to a barbecue. Rice responded with a private message and got the address. After the treatment I actually showed up at his house, played a game of Madden (the video game) with him and his brother, Rice told Q13. They were pretty stoked. That was pretty cool. So, is Rice as dominant in Madden as he is on the football field?
Seahawks WR Sidney Rice heads to Switzerland for treatment on knee
At the very least, it would be a surprise to see Rice play in the preseason, even if he is back stateside next month. The Seahawks signed Rice to a five-year, $41 million contract after the 2011 lockout. Injuries, including multiple concussions in 2011, has limited Rice to 25 games over his two seasons in Seattle, during which the 2009 Pro Bowler has 82 receptions for 1,232 yards and nine touchdowns. Rice had an impressive 2012, staying healthy for all 16 games and catching 50 passes, seven for touchdowns, and was 14th among wide receivers in Football Outsiders’ receiving DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement) metric. Rice is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in base salary this season, $3.5 million of which is guaranteed for injury. Between Rice’s injuries, the Seahawks trading for Harvin and signing him to a long-term extension and the club being high on 2010 second-round pick and 2014 unrestricted free agent Golden Tate, who was 18th in receiving DYAR and emerged as a threat after the catch as well as on the perimeter, 2013 is shaping up to be Rice’s final season with the Seahawks.
Sidney Rice takes a big shot, but makes a big play
#Seahawks WR Sidney Rice is “off campus” in Switzerland getting some sort of knee treatment per Carroll. Sidney Rice is in Switzerland receiving treatment on his knee. (AP photo) MORE: Percy Harvin needs surgery Carroll said that Rice is not expected to miss any preseason games and he hoped the treatment he receives would give him fresh legs. A number of American athletes in a number of sports have gone to Europe for Regenokine injection treatments. The procedure has not been approved the FDA, but athletes contend the procedure is beneficial. It involves removing blood from the body, separating it to create a protein-rich serum designed to accelerate healing to injured areas of the body after the blood is re-injected. Rice played the latter part of the 2012 season with knee pain, but was never sidelined.
Sidney Rice crashed Seahawks fan’s barbecue while in Switzerland
Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Tuesday he was optimistic Rice wouldn’t miss any game action, suggesting the receiver will be ready for the Seahawks ‘ preseason opener Aug. 8 against the San Diego Chargers . Our primary question is why Rice — bothered by knee issues late last season — would participate in a preseason tilt if questions remain about his health. With Harvin facing a long rehab from hip surgery, the Seahawks will ask Rice to play an every-down role for much of the season. No reason to rush to rush him back, but maybe Switzerland is just a magical place. UPDATE:Carroll said during a news conference Friday that Rice will practice Sunday.
Sidney Rice returns to Seahawks after knee treatment
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 Sidney Rice fantasy update: Knee injury won’t hinder fantasy status Related In partnership with SBNation.com By Jack Choros Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers . He was a full participant in practice on both Thursday and Friday and will start as usual. More: For more Seahawks info, visit Field Gulls Once considered a rising star and future go-to guy after coming over from the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, Rice was only targeted three times by quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 1. Fantasy Impact: It looks as if Rice might well be behind both Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin on the depth chart in Seattle. That’s bad news for his fantasy stock when you consider that Percy Harvin (hip) is expected to play by Week 7 or 8 depending on how much he progresses. This would surely be a crushing blow to Rice’s fantasy value and he’ll eventually be no more than a flex option at best. Keep up with all of our Fantasy Coverage
Healthy Sidney Rice Could Help Seattle Seahawks’ Offense
Thats why head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider signed the 6-foot-4 pass catcher for five years and $41 million last year even though he came from Minnesota with the reputation for being injury-prone. He lived down to that stigma last season, missing the first two games with shoulder problems and then hitting injured reserve in late November after suffering two concussions in three weeks. Then he had surgeries on both shoulders in the offseason, which laid him up until training camp and limited him in the preseason. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was with Rice in Minnesota three years ago, when he caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight scores. Bevell knows what he can do. Bevell also knows Rice has not been healthy the past two years, playing just 15 games in 2010 and 2011. But he is healthy now and has shown he is ready and very willing to start earning all of that money.