Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Geronimo Allison - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/23/19 2:00pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison told ESPN's Rob Demovsky that his main focus will be playing in the slot in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Obviously, this news doesn't preclude Davante Adams or Marquez Valdes-Scantling from lining up inside on occasion, but it is a big deal for Allison in that he is 6-foot-3, 202-pound receiver who should be getting a fair amount of easy throws from Aaron Rodgers. If Allison locks down the slot as he suspects he will, he should have no problem being a serviceable WR3 for fantasy purposes.

  • Dante Pettis - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 7/23/19 12:58pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis is a 'student of the game' and 'can line up anywhere,' according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. As such, Silver expects Pettis to be a key contributor in 2019.

    Huddle Up: It's not exactly the biggest pronouncement by Silver, although some have speculated the addition of Deebo Samuel was going to hurt Pettis' production sooner than later. That might happen down the line, but Pettis' smooth route-running, explosiveness and trustworthiness down the stretch last year likely bought him plenty of time to assert himself as the No. 1 receiver in town. He should be a fine WR3 option in fantasy.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 7/23/19 12:31pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) wants to play the 2019 season at 218 pounds after playing most of his career around 224 pounds, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.

    Huddle Up: The drop in weight - even though it is only six pounds - figures to be good for his ailing left knee. The narrative about Gurley's career being somewhat in jeopardy appears to be changing a bit as the offseason progresses, as the Rams continue to preach confidence and optimism in Gurley's health. Even though he comes with substantial risk and may be a surprise inactive from time to time, he is shaping up to be an extreme value pick for any owner lucky enough to get him in the second round of fantasy drafts.

  • Allen Hurns - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/23/19 9:33am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Allen Hurns (ankle) will be released Tuesday, July 23, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hurns' debut season in Big D in 2018 produced only 20 receptions for 295 yards and two TDs, and then he suffered a nasty ankle/leg injury during the postseason. He's still on the mend but should find a new home at only age 27.

  • Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 7/23/19 9:26am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is in Cleveland Tuesday, July 23, meeting with the team concerning Johnson's future with the Browns following his offseason trade demand. The Browns kick off training camp Wednesday, July 24.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has been under-utilized by the Browns and that looks to continue with Nick Chubb and (after eight games) Kareem Hunt also in the backfield. He's a high-end RB5 if he remains in Cleveland.

  • Mason Foster - LB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/23/19 9:09am ET

    Washington Redskins LB Mason Foster is being released Tuesday, July 23.

    Huddle Up: Foster led the team with 131 total tackles last season, including 81 solo stops, but now will be looking for a new home at age 30.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 7/23/19 8:38am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd will sign a four-year, $43 million extension, according to league sources. The deal will keep him under contract through 2023.

    Huddle Up: It really doesn't mean anything for fantasy purposes, aside from the distraction being behind Boyd. He checks in as a so-so WR2 in fantasy and a much better No. 3 option.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 7/22/19 7:03pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) should be fine despite being placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, according to sources. The team is looking to limit the wear on his body.

    Huddle Up: Gore is part of a crowded running back group for the Bills but has posted solid numbers over the last few seasons. He may be the No. 2 running back for the Bills this season and could have some value in deeper standard leagues.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/22/19 10:17am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is still rehabbing a foot injury that kept him out of June minicamps, according to head coach Dan Quinn on Monday, July 22. Jones had a bunion removed immediately after the 2018 season and was limited to working with trainers in Monday's opening day of training camp. The absence is not related to his contract situation.

    Huddle Up: At this stage, it's more of a "keep an eye on it" approach than time to change your draft plans. The star receiver has a history of foot problems, but this one has nothing to do with it, as far as we can tell. Jones remains an elite WR1 in all fantasy settings.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/22/19 6:53am ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) is wearing a small brace over his left thumb, which is expected to sideline him for about three weeks.

    Huddle Up: Edelman isn't likely to lose anything from the time off as he and Tom Brady have such a rapport. Edelman is a low-end WR2 in PPR formats as he catches a lot of passes, but they don't usually result in a ton of yardage or scoring potential.

  • Phillip Lindsay - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/21/19 11:51pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay might get more touches as a receiver out of the backfield, offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello hinted Sunday, July 21. He was seen splitting out wide and matching up against various linebackers during 11-on-11 drills.

    Huddle Up: Lindsay had 12.8 carries and 2.3 receptions per game last season, totaling 1,037 rushing yards and 241 receiving yards in 2018. If he is able to add to his receiving numbers, his fantasy value obviously improves, especially in PPR formats. Monitor the situation during training camp and the preseason.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/21/19 6:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) continues to participate in the early portions of practice with the team before leaving to work with trainers, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday. July 21. 'It's a slow but sure process,' Fangio said. 'Everything is good so far. He's where we expected him to be and even a little bit more.'

    Huddle Up: While Sanders continues to make progress, it seems unlikely he is going to be top form by Week 1. If you are willing to be patient, he could become a solid WR3 by the end of the year.

  • Noah Fant - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/21/19 6:01pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught a touchdown in the red zone and was able to create separation and 'rip off gains' of 20-plus yards on passes in the flat during practice Sunday, July 21, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.

    Huddle Up: Fant was a nightmare for opposing defenses in the red zone in college, and with his speed and athleticism, he should continue to be a matchup problem at the next level. It may take him a year to perfect his blocking and take on an every-down role, but he should immediately be a touchdown-dependent TE2 in redraft leagues and a future TE1 in keeper formats.

  • Austin Hooper - TE - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/21/19 3:24pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle) will participate in training camp after missing minicamp due to an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Hooper is coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance as he heads into his fourth season in the NFL. The former third-round pick caught 71 of 88 targets for 660 yards and four touchdowns in his breakout season and has top-10 upside at his position under the direction of new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

  • David Montgomery - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/21/19 2:37pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery is drawing praise from his head coach and general manager heading into his first NFL training camp. 'He's just so well-rounded. He can do everything,' said general manager Ryan Pace on Sunday, July 21. 'I think he should get a fair amount of carries in the preseason,' head coach Matt Nagy said.

    Huddle Up: The Bears showed their commitment to Montgomery, the 73rd pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, early on by trading Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie will now compete with Tarik Cohen and free-agent addition Mike Davis, but he's expected to lead the backfield on the ground and has RB1 potential at an RB2 price.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/21/19 1:50pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list entering his first season with the Pats.

    Huddle Up: It's not a great sign for Thomas who'll need as much repetition as he can to get accustomed and up to speed with head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady's offense. Thomas will start the year behind Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and N'Keal Harry, and will struggle to get enough targets to be fantasy relevant.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/21/19 1:46pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) opens training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list after undergoing a procedure on his knee this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Michel should still be viewed as a valuable RB2 in all fantasy formats, but the Patriots' running back competition will be one of the most intriguing this offseason following the addition of third-round pick Damien Harris.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/21/19 1:42pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: The elite receiver suffered the injury in the Texans playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in which ligaments were revealed to have been torn off the bone. He's fully expected to be ready for the regular season and remains near the top of draft boards.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 7/21/19 1:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield organized workouts with TEs David Njoku and Seth DeValve, and WRs Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashard Higgins, at UCLA earlier this month. Landry indicated Mayfield organized the sessions which focused on route running. 'We ran routes pretty much the whole week leading up (to) Mayfield's wedding,'' said Landry. 'We had the whole group there. ... We might have something coming right before training camp,'' he said. 'A couple of videos. Yeah. Dawgs gotta eat, right?'

    Huddle Up: While it's not much different from what a lot of teams do every offseason, it's a promising sign of leadership from Mayfield heading into his sophomore season and it's important to note Beckham was in attendance. The involvement of Higgins and DeValve as less notable players in Cleveland's offense is interesting for fantasy outlooks.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 7/21/19 1:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson's public trade request won't hinder the team at training camp, according to WR Jarvis Landry. 'It will not be a distraction,' Landry said Friday, July 19. 'Our focus is pretty clear. We want to win a championship and the guys that are here, that's going to help us do that. We start on Thursday. Let's get it done.'

    Huddle Up: Johnson won't be fantasy relevant for as long as he remains with the Browns due to the presence of sophomore Nick Chubb and mid-season return of suspended RB Kareem Hunt.

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