Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/21/18 8:25pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) will kick during practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has missed the first two preseason games because of an undisclosed injury but may be available for the third preseason game. He will be a solid weekly starting option this season if healthy.

  • Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/21/18 8:15pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) is making progress in his recovery and hopefully will be back on the field shortly, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.

    Huddle Up: Matthews has missed the entire training camp because of an undisclosed injury, so his status for Week 1 may be a question mark at this point. He likely will be a starter for the Titans when he is healthy and is coming off a solid 2017 season. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.

  • Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 8/21/18 7:49pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Huddle Up: It is not known if Riddick is dealing with an injury or just needed a day off. He likely will continue to be used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/21/18 7:25pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon should be on the practice field very soon, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track to meet the conditions needed to return to the field. Gordon should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver as long as he is on the field but is a risky option because of his previous off-field issues.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/21/18 6:45pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (undisclosed) has been missing practice because of a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi has some time to recover from the injury before the regular season begins, so owners should monitor the situation. Ajayi will be part of a committee this season but likely will lead the team in carries. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in standard leagues.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/21/18 5:48pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (ankle, calf) participated in practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Huddle Up: Stills may not play in the third preseason game but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He likely will be one of the starting receivers for Miami this season and can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.

  • Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/21/18 4:46pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Huddle Up: Beasley possesses sleeper appeal in a shallow Dallas receiving corps. He's a better bet in PPR formats, though.

  • Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/21/18 4:02pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (finger) will be good to go for Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Penny will play, but how much? As of now he is behind sophomore Chris Carson and will need to outplay his counterpart in order to reach his maximum potential. In traditional leagues, he can't be drafted as more than a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/21/18 3:05pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) has been progressing as expected and will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin is the focal point of Seattle's passing game and has been for years as Russell Wilson's go-to target. He's a WR1 option again this year as long as he doesn't see any setbacks over the next few weeks.

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/21/18 2:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore was cited for allegedly speeding in a work zone Tuesday, Aug. 21, going 113 miles per hour. Head coach Ron Rivera said Moore has been cooperative and was honest with the organization about the incident.

    Huddle Up: Whether or not Moore is reprimanded by the Panthers or the NFL remains to be seen. For now, he's the No. 3 target in Carolina and has a promising rookie year ahead of him. Drafting him as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 is feasible.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/21/18 1:13pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was not able to practice due to foot soreness. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Williams will be OK.

    Huddle Up: Williams is flying under the radar with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams hogging the spotlight. He's two years removed from a 1,000-yard, seven touchdown campaign. He's worth a look as a WR4.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/21/18 1:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is in great shape and has a chance to play this weekend if he is caught up to speed, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Other than Chris Thompson, the Redskins' backfield is a crapshoot right now with Peterson being the latest shiny toy. Rob Kelley, Peterson and Samaje Perine all devalue each other but are all still draftable, oddly enough.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/21/18 11:51am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) still can't catch the ball and won't play this week. His Week 1 status is up in the air, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: Parker's offseason continues on a downward swing. If he is unable to play in Week 1 then Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson immediately benefit. Stills, in particular, is likely to be Ryan Tannehill's No. 1 target for at least one game. For now, Parker hangs around WR3 to WR4 territory.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/21/18 11:13am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status is uncertain for now, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the Vikings are looking forward to 'possibly' seeing him play.

    Huddle Up: It's a more positive outlook than last week. If Cook does play it won't be much. Naturally, the Vikings don't want to risk aggravating what was a serious knee injury. Cook has said he's healthy, though. As such, he's an RB1 candidate even if he splits time with Latavius Murray.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/21/18 7:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Terrance West was released Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Huddle Up: West still has value, but the Saints have a slew of backs trying to cover for Mark Ingram's suspension behind stud Alvin Kamara. He should latch on somewhere quickly and could be a low-end RB3 in the right situation.

  • Ronald Jones - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/21/18 7:43am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is working on his skills as a receiver. 'In college, there's probably a reason they only threw to (Jones) 17 times,' running backs coach Tim Spencer said. 'But I think he's worked on his game, he's worked on his hands, his eyes. To me, (the thing) I see with him, is eye-hand coordination and following the ball, concentrating and believing you can get the job done.'

    Huddle Up: That first sentence is an eye-popping quote and certainly is an indictment on Jones at this stage of his young career. Peyton Barber has a firm grasp on the job, but Jones has upside as an RB4.

  • Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/21/18 6:03am ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday, Aug. 21, through 2019. The extension is a team option with a base value of $7.75 million.

    Huddle Up: The deal is made as Matthews continues to deal with an undisclosed injury that has cast a shadow of doubt over his Week 1 status. He's a WR3 in fantasy, but that clout is starting to slide as we enter the third week of the preseason.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/20/18 11:54pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) did not play in the team's second preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Hilton has a sprained shoulder but it's not something that should affect his health going into the regular season. In fact, one of the great things about drafting Hilton is his durability, having missed just one game in his six-year career. Though he's coming off a campaign that saw him log his fewest receiving yards since his rookie year, not to mention a career-low four touchdowns, he can be viewed as a safe WR2 with Andrew Luck back under center.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/20/18 11:46pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'clearly locked in as the starting tight end,' according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.

    Huddle Up: Although we haven't seen Seferian-Jenkins yet in preseason action, it's possible he provides useful value in fantasy leagues this year. He's always had talent, with injuries and off-the-field issues preventing him from becoming something significant. In a Jacksonville offense looking for pass-catching options to regularly lean on, Seferian-Jenkins could make a notable impact.

  • Lamar Jackson - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/20/18 8:30pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson finished 7-of-15 for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 26 yards rushing on four carries in Week 2 preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: This game again showed why fantasy owners should be both excited and need to be patient with the former Heisman Trophy winner, as his touchdown pass on the run to Chris Moore was a thing of beauty. Conversely, he absorbed too much punishment trying to make things happen as a runner. His athleticism is going to put him on the high-end QB2 radar if Joe Flacco gets hurt, but it is obvious he needs more time to develop his game.

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