Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/5/15 4:01pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is being shopped by the team with the idea of trading him, according to a league source. Another league source said his belief is that the team is taking calls on Marshall. The team could move Marshall for a mid-round pick.

    Huddle Up: B-Marsh already has been traded twice since entering the league in 2006, and there are several notable franchises reportedly interested this time around, including the two most recent Super Bowl participants and the WR-desperate Chiefs. Trades can officially take place beginning next Tuesday (March. 10), and another date to keep in mind is March 12 when Marshall's $7.5 million 2015 base salary becomes guaranteed.

  • Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 3/5/15 4:00pm ET

    Free-agent WR Harry Douglas (Falcons) visited with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, March 5.

    Huddle Up: The Titans have an inside track to landing some WR help as Douglas' former coach, Mike Mularkey, is the Titans' assistant head coach/TE coach. It's unknown if Douglas has visits planned to any other teams so see what develops.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 3/5/15 4:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe my be cut if the team can not trade him.

    Huddle Up: With the Chiefs expected to revamp their entire WR corps, Bowe's eight-year run in K.C. appears to be over, and it would be somewhat interesting to see the WR get a shot with a team more dedicated to the aerial game as K.C. QBs have thrown for the third-fewest yards (24,508) in the league during Bowe's tenure.

  • Larry Donnell - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 3/5/15 3:41pm ET

    New York Giants TE Larry Donnell was on a Delta Airlines plane that skidded off the runway at La Guardia airport Thursday, March 5. Donnell was not injured in that incident.

    Huddle Up: Great to hear as it was certainly a scary sight as it appears the plane skidded to a stop just yards from the water.

  • Greg Hardy - DE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/5/15 3:41pm ET

    Carolina Panthers impending free-agent DE Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new deal even though he's still on the commissioner's exempt list. NFL free agency starts Tuesday, March 10. However, his playing status remains in limbo, and he isn't allowed to play until he's removed from the exempt list, which might prevent teams from talking to him in free agency. The league has uncovered enough evidence in a domestic violence charge to warrant a suspension, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Bittersweet news at best for the Panthers' 2013 sack leader as most teams figure to take a wait-and-see approach before extending any kind of contact offer.

  • Brian Hartline - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 3/5/15 3:41pm ET

    Free-agent WR Brian Hartline (Dolphins) is visiting with the Houston Texans on Thursday, March 5.

    Huddle Up: Hartline is generating quite a bit of interest as he's already visited with the Browns and Bears, and now the Patriots and possibly the Colts are also interested. Meanwhile, the Dolphins reportedly would welcome the WR's return at a lower salary, but it appears they're at the back of the line.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/5/15 2:31pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning officially passed his physical Thursday, March 5 and will return for the 2015 season.

    Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 39-year-old Manning checks out physically, his 2015 salary has been amended and now begins the adjustment to a new coach and a new offense -- one that doesn't figure to have TE Julius Thomas and WR Wes Welker -- for his fourth season in Denver. Start adjusting your fantasy expectations accordingly.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - NFL Draft Prospect
    Posted 3/5/15 2:31pm ET

    The Philadelphia Eagles might be in position to package several draft picks to move up and draft a franchise-caliber signal caller such as University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, especially after the team cleared plenty of cap room following the trade of RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Philly is certainly giving the appearance of Oregon East these days, and the ultimate acquisition would be moving up to draft Mariota. In light of the recent McCoy trade, that certainly wouldn't be a shocker, especially given Nick Foles' mixed second season as the Eagles' primary starter last fall. You'll have no choice but to stay tuned ...

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/5/15 11:24am ET

    The Green Bay Packers are working to re-sign impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb, and have exclusive negotiating rights until Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m., and exclusive signing rights until Tuesday, March 10. The team has been working to hammer out a deal with Cobb for six months. With WRs Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams under contract, the team did not feel the need to use a franchise tag on Cobb like the Dallas Cowboys did with WR Dez Bryant, and the Denver Broncos did with WR Demaryius Thomas. According to sources, the team said they would sign Cobb to a five-year deal averaging $8-9 million per season, and his agent said he feels confident they can get more on the open market.

    Huddle Up: The Pack is reluctant to pay Cobb more than Nelson, their No. 1A WR, and seem prepared to move on with the second-year Adams if necessary. Cobb may find a better deal on the open market from a WR-needy team such as the Chiefs or Raiders, but, again, his fantasy value obviously would sustain a definite hit without Aaron Rodgers throwing him passes.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/5/15 1:42am ET

    The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make a run at Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb should he hit the open market.

    Huddle Up: It's no secret the Chiefs are desperate for receiver help, and Cobb would be a good fit in an Andy Reid offense. Of course, his fantasy value would take a hit as going just about anywhere away from Aaron Rodgers would be a downgrade at quarterback.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/5/15 1:42am ET

    New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram has been rumored to be of interest to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely the Eagles roll into the season with their current rostered backfield, but they aren't likely to break the bank on a free agent either. CJ Spiller is also reportedly on their radar, and Pierre Thomas might be the best fit in a Chip Kelly offense. But it's clear Kelly believes more in the system than the back, so all of those veteran options are likely to receive more lucrative offers elsewhere.

  • Pierre Thomas - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/5/15 1:42am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas was released Wednesday, March 4.

    Huddle Up: The release of Thomas leaves Khiry Robinson as the lead dog in the Saints' backfield... at least for now. One rumored landing spot for Thomas is Detroit, where he would serve as the replacement for Reggie Bush. Gee, sounds familiar.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/5/15 1:42am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning's new contract in which he takes a $4 million pay cut will not become finalized until he passes his physical, which he is expected to take within 24 hours, according to sources. Other details of the contract are still being finalized.

    Huddle Up: The physical is no longer just a formality for Manning, given his age and health issues the past few seasons. Once he passes the Broncos can set to re-signing his receiving corps, or at least parts of it. And don't feel bad for Peyton; he can earn back that $4 million in bonuses next year.

  • Matt Cassel - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/5/15 1:42am ET

    The Buffalo Bills acquired QB Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 4. The Bills swapped their 2015 fifth-round pick for the Vikings 2015 sixth-round draft pick. Minnesota will also receive a 2016 seventh-round draft pick.

    Huddle Up: Cassel moves to the top of the Buffalo depth chart, the Vikings upgrade a Day 3 pick this year and get an extra one for next year, and Minnesota now needs to find another insurance policy for Teddy Bridgewater.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/4/15 12:53pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has asked the team to release him this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The early favorite is Indianapolis, but part of the rationale is the University of Miami ties between Johnson and Reggie Wayne--and if the Colts get Johnson they may not have a need for Wayne. The Texans will have trouble trading Johnson and his salary, but there will be no shortage of suitors if he hits free agency.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/4/15 12:53pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy is unhappy with the trade to the Bills, according to a source close to him. 'He's a Pennsylvania kid. He's never played football outside of Pennsylvania,' the source said. 'So of course he's not happy. Sounds like it's pretty final to me unless LeSean is refusing to go to Buffalo.' When the source was asked if McCoy was going to make the trade difficult, they said: 'he's not going to make it easy, that's for sure.'

    Huddle Up: So McCoy isn't going to report to Buffalo? That could cause some problems. Also tough to see the Bills ponying up more money to woo McCoy. Looks like Rex Ryan will have some selling to do to get McCoy to buy into Buffalo Ground & Pound.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/4/15 12:53pm ET

    Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb is unlikely to re-sign with the team, barring something unexpected. The Packers have attempted to sign Cobb for six months with little room for optimism. The Packers have tried to sign him to a five-year deal worth around $8-$9 million per year.

    Huddle Up: Cobb might find more money in free agency, but the teams reportedly ready to throw that money at him--Jacksonville and Oakland--offer a decided step down in quarterback from the Packers.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/3/15 8:41pm ET

    Buffalo Bills free-agent RB C.J. Spiller said Tuesday, March 3, that the Bills called him and thanked him for his services. In summary, Spiller won't be coming back to the Bills next season, as if the impending acquisition of RB LeSean McCoy wasn't enough proof.

    Huddle Up: Spiller is only 27 and still has a good amount of tread left on his tires with just 668 carries in five seasons. Still, at 5-11 and 194 pounds, he may be best suited for a complementary, change-of-pace role instead of a full-time starting No. 1 RB gig, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands given the overloaded free-agent RB market and the well-stocked 2015 RB draft class.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/3/15 8:32pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will reportedly be traded for Buffalo Bills LB Kiko Alonso. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. According to an ESPN report, the Bills will owe McCoy, who is signed through 2017, $10.25 million this season.

    Huddle Up: Here's the first real fantasy (and reality) blockbuster move of the offseason as McCoy has compiled the third-most fantasy points among NFL RBs since entering the league in 2009. It's an instant upgrade for the Bills' backfield, and for now, it leaves Philly with a Darren Sproles-Chris Polk combo atop the depth chart, although that certainly could change given the depth of the free-agent and 2015 draft RB classes.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/3/15 6:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel needs to have an obsession with football, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. 'It's truly a lifestyle to be an NFL quarterback,' DeFilippo said. 'It's not just a job. It's all-consuming. You need to sleep, eat, do everything fast and just think about football all the time.'

    Huddle Up: Manziel has some personal issues to get under control first, but once that happens if he is to find NFL success he'll certainly need to be more devoted to his craft than he demonstrated in his rookie season.

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