Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Pat Angerer - LB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET

    The Atlanta Falcons released LB Pat Angerer on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: The talented but injury-addled LB was thought to have a shot with LB Sean Weatherspoon out for the season, but team obviously has liked what it's seen from it's young LBs

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/29/14 3:11pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a relatively minor separated shoulder in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. He hopes to practice next week after taking a few days off.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like the fourth-round pick escaped serious injury, and may be able to contribute in Week 1. Monitor his progress next week.

  • Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/29/14 3:04pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Dobson looked good, and if you have faith that his surgically-repaired foot holds up, he should be just behind Julian Edelman as the top Pats' WR on your draft board.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/29/14 3:04pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) said he will be ready for the team's season opener.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Marqise Lee has come on late in the preseason, but a healthy Shorts brings a veteran presence and consistency to the Jags' WR corps and still projects as the team's No. 1 wideout.

  • Larry English - LB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Larry English on Friday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: If this isn't the end of the line for 2009 first-rounder, it's certainly close, as he's now been released by 2 teams in a little more than a month.

  • Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Dobson looked good, and if you have faith that his surgically-repaired foot holds up, he should be just behind Julian Edelman as the top Pats' WR on your draft board.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/29/14 3:03pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) said he will be ready for the team's season opener.

    Huddle Up: Rookie Marqise Lee has come on late in the preseason, but a healthy Shorts brings a veteran presence and consistency to the Jags' WR corps and still projects as the team's No. 1 wideout.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/29/14 10:14am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) suffered an injury to his ribs in the same area as his previous one, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Watkins has already missed time with the rib injury, and aggravating the injury in the same spot isn't going to help. The rookie already has an uphill battle for fantasy relevancy given the struggles of EJ Manuel and the typical adjustment curve for a first-year wideout; throw a nagging injury into the mix and his immediate fantasy future becomes even more bleak.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/29/14 10:14am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (shoulder) suffered a sprained right AC joint in his shoulder in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: No word yet on how long the injury might sideline Bryant. He had already been left in the dust by Markus Wheaton for the Steelers' WR2 spot, and any time missed will threaten his ability to carve out any sort of significant role in Pittsburgh's receiver rotation.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Florida State impressed this preseason in Steve Jackson's total absence, and figures to be in line to get the starting call should Jackson's hammy issues linger into next week.

  • Nate Burleson - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The 12-year vet finished with 1 catch for 27 yards on 2 targets Thursday night, but there remains a question as to whether he'll make the final roster -- even on one of the shallowest WR corps in the league -- as hammy and hand injuries have wiped out most of his preseason and also caused him to miss OTAs and mini camp.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/29/14 12:36am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (elbow) returned to the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, after being evaluated in the locker room at halftime. He finished the game with 20 carries for 90 yards and six catches for 70 yards.

    Huddle Up: The injury scare obviously was just that, and the second-round pick capped off a strong preseason with his best performance yet. Giovanni Bernard is still the man in Cincy, but Hill will see his fair share of touches.

  • A.J. Jenkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 8/28/14 11:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return after being diagnosed with a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Jenkins, the former 49er disappointment, is listed as second-string wideout, but this injury now puts his availability for K.C.'s season opener in jeopardy. That could be more damaging than it appears on the surface with No. 1 WR Dwayne Bowe serving a 1-game suspension.

  • Kenjon Barner - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenjon Barner's X-rays on his injured right ankle came back negative, but he did not return to the team's preseason finale.

    Huddle Up: The newly acquired Barner had 5 carries for 21 yards and a catch for minus-4 before the injury, but the negative X-ray doesn't necessarily mean Barner escaped serious injury, either. Keep an eye out for updates on the injury's severity.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a right-elbow injury and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Potentially significant fantasy impact here as the second-round pick is in line to back up Giovanni Bernard after an impressive preseason. Stay tuned.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins has now been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday night's game with a rib injury after originally being ruled as questionable.

    Huddle Up: Watkins needed the work with EJ Manuel and Co. after entering the game with only 3 preseason receptions, but then here's the flip side: Possibly re-aggravating the injury. Not good with the season opener only 10 days away.

  • Timothy Wright - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Timothy Wright is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Giants after recently being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs and Pats fans will get their first glimpse of Wright in a N.E. uniform, but not many of the other offensive regulars are expected to play, including Tom Brady.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles started the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: With the starters getting the week off, the third-overall pick gets a chance to build on his impressive preseason resume as he's 28-of-45 for 435 yards and a TD entering the contest.

  • Navorro Bowman - LB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite appears to be the leading candidate to start at middle linebacker while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.

    Huddle Up: Wilhoite, undrafted out of Washburn University in 2011, got his start in the United Football League and started 2 games last season -- his third with the Niners. He's been impressive so far this preseason, leading the team with 19 total tackles and a sack.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/28/14 6:36pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) could play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, though it likely wouldn't be for long.

    Huddle Up: Watkins sat out last week's preseason game, but the Bills would like to get the rookie some more work with only 3 catches for 21 yards on 7 targets so far this preseason.

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