Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Crockett Gillmore - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/9/15 3:47pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) has been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Gillmore will miss a second straight game, meaning more work for rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle, who had four targets apiece but only netted 29 combined yards on five catches in Week 3.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/9/15 3:47pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who leads the NFL with 38 catches and 478 yards through four games, has been moved around on the field more often this year, making it tough for opposing defenses to keep track of where he is. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's misdirection offense also helps Jones get open more often. Jones' ability to run different routes from different positions on the field also makes him tougher to defend.

    Huddle Up: Jones had a stunningly quiet outing (4-38) in the Week 4 rout of the Texans, but that likely means he's due for an explosion Sunday against Washington which comes in allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/9/15 3:27pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: ASJ, who was injured in Week 2, still hasn't practiced and likely remains a couple weeks away, leaving Brandon Myers as the team's top pass-catching tight end.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/9/15 3:27pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is questionable for Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Thomas took some definite strides this week, catching passes and getting in some practice time, but his return to game action likely remains a a week or two away. Double check his Sunday status, though, just to make sure.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/9/15 3:22pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is likely out for Week 5, but he said he could play in an emergency. Watkins took part in individual drills for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 9, and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Keep an eye open for a late reversal of fantasy fortune Sunday morning but go ahead and set your lineup with the idea that Watkins will miss a second straight game.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/9/15 3:22pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Jeffery owners, the Bears' wideout definitely is on the iffy side of questionable having not practiced all week so prepare to go without him a fourth straight game.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/9/15 3:22pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's Week 5 game Sunday, Oct. 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: The disappointing fantasy season for the first-round pick continues as he'll miss a second straight game. Hopefully, Lynch owners also have rookie Thomas Rawls as he'll see the majority of the touches Sunday with Fred Jackson questionable with a high- ankle sprain.

  • Sean Lee - LB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/9/15 3:14pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 5 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Good news for Lee's IDP-league owners and the Cowboys, who will need their leading tackler against the high-powered Patriots.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/9/15 3:14pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) both missed practice again Friday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Williams is still in the concussion protocol. RB Anthony Dixon is likely to start against the Titans, but RB Dan Herron also will share in the workload. McCoy, meanwhile, said he'll miss three to four weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

    Huddle Up: As expected here, the Bills will be without their top-two RBs Sunday, leaving Dixon as low-end flex play with upside against the Titans' D.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/9/15 3:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) will not travel with the team and is out for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Well, Reed's fantasy owners got four starts out of tight end before the health issues cropped up. And it's one of the worst kind with concussion and hamstring problems sidelining Reed for five games last season. Derek Carrier will get the start, but is a deep-league option at best.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/9/15 9:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is close to returning, and head coach Chuck Pagano said he's supremely confident Luck will return for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Matt Hasselbeck has more than held down the fort, but it will be nice for Indy--and fantasy owners--to get Luck back in the mix.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/9/15 9:39am ET

    Houston Texans RB Arian Foster had 19 carries for 41 yards and nine catches for 77 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: That's not an overwhelming rushing line for Foster, but the Texans clearly know how to use him out of the backfield. Going forward expect a heavy dose of catches among his 25-plus touches per game, and 100-plus combo yards should be his standard.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/9/15 9:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore had a season high in carries and yards in a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans in Week 5, finishing with 22 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: The Colts may be slightly less inclined to lean on Gore once Andrew Luck returns, but he demonstrated he's up to the task and should remain a vital cog in the Indy offense.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/9/15 9:39am ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had 11 catches on 14 targets for 169 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Doesn't matter which underwhelming quarterback the Texans are using, both know where to find Hopkins. He'll remain heavily targeted, and he's clearly demonstrated his ability to rise above bad quarterbacking and defensive attention to be a productive fantasy contributor.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/9/15 12:19am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson had six catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: After recording only seven receptions for 51 yards entering the contest, including reception-less outings the last two weeks, Johnson broke out in a big way Thursday night, sickening all the fantasy GMs who've recently dumped him. He's still going to be hard to trust, though, going forward with T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief remaining ahead of him in the Colts' WR hierarchy, but at the least, he demonstrated Thursday that he's far from done.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/9/15 12:19am ET

    Houston Texans RB Arian Foster rushed 19 times for a team-leading 41 yards and caught nine of his 10 targets for 77 yards Thursday, Oct. 8 in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Foster didn't find his way into the end zone and averaged only 2.2 yards per carry, but it was a big plus to see him finish with 28 touches in his second game of the season -- especially after it appeared he might not make it back into the contest after heading into the locker room in the second quarter to get checked for a possible concussion. He'll now have 10 days to recuperate before a Week 6 contest in Jacksonville.

  • Ryan Mallett - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/8/15 10:17pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett exited against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 with an undisclosed injury -- reportedly just having the wind knocked out of him -- and was replaced by QB Brian Hoyer.

    Huddle Up: After a 7-of-10, 50-yard start with an interception for Mallett, Hoyer came in and completed 8-of-13 passes for 127 yards and a TD in directing the Texans to 10 points. His TD toss was a 42-yard Hail Mary toss to rookie WR Jaelen Strong as the first half expired. Mallett's breath recovered or not, expect to see Hoyer the rest of the game.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/8/15 10:06pm ET

    Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (head) was taken to the locker room by trainers after being hit in the helmet during the second quarter of Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Foster, in his second game of the season following his recovery from a preseason groin injury, was hurt on a second-quarter tackle by D'Qwell Jackson, left the game but returned to the field to carry the ball one more time before he could examined by trainers. His helmet was then taken away, and he headed into the locker room to be examined. Foster, however, was cleared at halftime and returned to start the Texans' opening series of the third quarter.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/8/15 8:01pm ET

    The Houston Texans have declared WR Cecil Shorts, WR Nate Washington, RB Jonathan Grimes, LB Akeem Dent, OL Greg Mancz, DL Kourtnei Brown and SS Quintin Demps inactive for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: As expected, Shorts and Washington won't play Thursday night, opening the door for those fantasy owners needing to use rookies Keith Mumphery or Jaelen Strong (preferably) in deep leagues.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/8/15 7:52pm ET

    The Indianapolis Colts have declared QB Andrew Luck, LB Bjoern Werner, OT Denzelle Good, LB Jerrell Freeman, OG Lance Louis, DL T.Y. McGill, RB Tyler Varga inactive for Week 5. QB Matt Hasselbeck (illness) is dealing with a bacterial infection and was still on an IV Thursday, Oct. 8. Hasselbeck is starting against the Houston Texans and said he hopes he can play all four quarters.

    Huddle Up: Rough news for Luck owners and those planning to start an Indy pass-catcher. And now with Hasselbeck, the 40-year-old backup, ailing, proceed with utmost caution with your Colts.

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