Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/22/18 2:55pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: Look for Doug Martin to lead the Raiders in carries going forward, but Jalen Richard is the Oakland running back you want on your squad. He has been heavily involved in the passing game and will see more carries with Lynch out. Starting Richard as a PPR flex going forward is a viable strategy.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/18 2:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will not report to the team this week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bell may not report to the team until after the trade deadline next week, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. James Conner will continue to receive most of the work at running back and can be a No. 1 running back in all leagues this week.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 2:20pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Brock Osweiler (back) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: Osweiler saw a drop in his passing yards in Week 7 but still had a productive game against the Detroit Lions. He will be facing a solid Houston Texans defense this week and may only be a bye week replacement in deeper leagues.

  • Jakeem Grant - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 2:14pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles') fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: Grant has been receiving a handful of targets over the last several weeks but could see more playing time in Week 8 because of the injuries to Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson. Grant probably is not more than a flex option for desperate owners this week.

  • Danny Amendola - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 2:12pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: Amendola may receive a big role in the passing game in Week 8 because of the injuries to the other receivers on the roster. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Derek Anderson - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/22/18 1:58pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson will make his second consecutive start in Week 8 as QB Josh Allen (elbow) remains sidelined, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: Anderson was a non-factor in his first start of the year in Week 7, throwing three interceptions and only 175 yards. He's not on the fantasy radar by any means.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/22/18 1:29pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will return as starting quarterback in Week 8, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone said he believes Bortles gives the Jaguars the best chance to win.

    Huddle Up: Bortles has played abysmally in his last three contests, throwing two touchdowns and five interceptions. His rushing ability makes him more fantasy relevant, but he simply can't be trusted as a starting fantasy quarterback at this juncture.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 1:20pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 8, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: Despite Parker's tenure to forget in Miami, the Dolphins need him with both Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson nursing injuries. However, it is best to wait at least a week before deploying Parker into starting lineups. He has played sparingly in 2018 as he has not been able to stay healthy.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 12:54pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (groin) will not play in Week 8 versus the Houston Texans and could miss more games due to the grain injury he suffered in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Will this finally be when the Dolphins turn to DeVante Parker? It is anyone's guess at this point, but it makes sense given the current state of Miami's receiving corps. Stills was already on the borderline worthy of a roster spot in fantasy leagues prior to this injury, so owners should feel free to move on from him if so choose.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/22/18 12:20pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was not immediately named the starter for Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Oct. 22. Head coach Doug Marrone told reporters he has yet to make a decision and won't until he has a chance to speak to the team.

    Huddle Up: Given how often coaches make a next-day proclamation they are staying with an embattled starter, so this likely means Cody Kessler will be getting the nod in London this weekend. Bortles was benched in Week 7 after losing two fumbles, giving him eight turnovers the last three games. Kessler accounted for himself fairly well after Bortles' benching, but there's nothing in his history to suggest he is going to be the answer.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/22/18 12:18pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is being traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round draft pick, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Good on the Raiders for obtaining a first-round pick. Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant represent Oakland's starting wide receivers with Cooper out of the picture. If Bryant is still available he deserves to be a top waiver wire pickup this week. Look for Jalen Richard and Seth Roberts to be even more involved in the passing game going forward. Roberts is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/22/18 12:14pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is being acquired by the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round draft pick, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys finally gain a much-needed offensive playmaker to help Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Cooper can't do any worse in Dallas than he was doing in Oakland. Targets shouldn't be an issue anymore, ideally, as he immediately becomes the Cowboys' best passing threat. On top of usage, Cooper has a favorable schedule remaining from a fantasy perspective.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/22/18 12:08pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will be considered week-to-week after an MRI on Monday, Oct. 22, revealed no structural damage, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The injury looked like a potential season-ender when it happened, so the Patriots - not to mention Michel's fantasy owners - got off lucky here. This news doesn't figure to stop New England from adding temporary help at the position, as James White and Kenjon Barner make for an undersized duo on a team that wants to be able to run the ball up the middle.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/22/18 11:12am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) was sidelined in Week 7 after experiencing back spasms Friday, Oct. 19 - a problem team doctors spent 'a considerable amount of time' trying to alleviate over the weekend. According to a team source, the problem is expected to be a 'short-term thing' and there is hope he will be able to play in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots play on Monday night this week, so owners have to hope they get some clarity on the situation before Sunday. Backup Jacob Hollister missed Week 7 with a hamstring injury and Dwayne Allen did not contribute anything statistically in their absence, so owners probably aren't going to find their answer on the Patriots' roster if Gronkowski sits.

  • Keke Coutee - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/22/18 11:03am ET

    Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) is likely to miss Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins with a hamstring injury, but he is not expected to miss much more time than that, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Coutee's production has slowed considerably since his 11-catch, 15-target debut, but he's also seen limited time at practice since returning and been dogged by a hamstring injury since this summer. Owners of the rookie receiver should hold onto him, as they have already seen his upside, and he's one injury away from having significant relevance in fantasy.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/18 9:35am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell was not present at team headquarters Monday, Oct. 22, as the rest of the team came back following the bye week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: It was reported last week Bell wants to wait to see if the trade deadline brings about any changes to his status before reporting. He needs to report within the next two weeks in order to get the accrued season he desires toward free agency or else his absence from the team to this point will have been for naught. James Conner should see one - if not two - more weeks of elite RB1 usage at the very least before owners will be forced to make other plans.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/22/18 9:09am ET

    New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon is reportedly doing what he needs to do in order to gain the trust of Tom Brady, as the latter praised the former during a radio interview Monday, Oct. 22. 'I think our confidence (in Gordon) is growing and growing and growing ... I'm excited to see where we're going,' Brady told the Kirk & Callahan radio show.

    Huddle Up: Brady showed plenty of confidence in Gordon on a leaping catch on fourth down in Week 7. The troubled receiver also played a season-high 95 percent of the snaps against the Chicago Bears. As long as he avoids the demons that have haunted him throughout most of his career, he is a great bet to be a high-upside WR2 at the very least the rest of the way.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/22/18 8:57am ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (groin) will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 22, due to a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins play on Thursday, and it's hard to fathom him being able to make that quick of a turnaround. DeVante Parker could receive some buzz this week. Give him a speculative pickup.

  • Torrey Smith - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/22/18 8:41am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith (knee) will be checked out Monday, Oct. 22, after his knee swelled up from a hard hit. It's not believed to be structurally injured, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: Smith has come alive in the last couple of weeks and is worth having as depth.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/22/18 7:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to miss some time, but it's not believed to be overly serious, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: James White is the last man standing in the backfield, and the team will likely need to acquire another back to share the carries. White is an RB3 with RB2 potential in PPR leagues.

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