Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/13/15 9:13am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring, toe) is uncertain to play Thursday, Oct. 15, against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Jones appeared limited in Atlanta's Week 5 game, but the Falcons found enough other weapons to keep their perfect record intact. If Jones can't go, look for Roddy White to regain fantasy value. Leonard Hankerson could also be a bigger helper if his rib injury isn't limiting him. Jacob Tamme saw a ginormous uptick in targets last week, so Matt Ryan may go back to him as well. And then, of course, there's Devonta Freeman...

  • Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 10/13/15 9:09am ET

    San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted game highs with nine receptions, 92 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Gates actually played fewer snaps than Ladarius Green, but Philip Rivers leaned heavily on his HOF tight end when he was in the game, particularly in the opening drive and on San Diego's final scoring drive. Still looks like a job-share going forward, with both having fantasy value but Gates obviously looking like the weapon of choice.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 10/13/15 12:42am ET

    San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught a game-high nine passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns Monday, Oct. 12 in the team's 24- 20 Week 5 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: The 35-year-old Gates played like his season-opening four-game suspension never happened as he was targeted a game-most 11 times and caught the 100th and 101st TD passes of his career. Gates finished as fantasy's second-ranked tight end a season ago and looks like he's ready for a run at the top 10 despite the four- game hole. Clearly a must-start player at a position with few dependable certainties.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/13/15 12:33am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 111 yards and a TD and added four receptions for 16 yards Monday, Oct. 12 in a 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers. Bell's rushing TD was a 1-yarder on the final play of the game.

    Huddle Up: With the Michael Vick-quarterbacked Steelers facing the Chargers and their poor run defense, it shaped up to be a busy night for Bell, and it was as he received 25 touches and turned them into his third straight 15-point-plus fantasy night since returning from his two-game suspension. As for the dramatic walk-off TD, it was the cherry on top for one of the elite fantasy studs in the league.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/12/15 10:15pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring, toe) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Jones has missed most of the Falcons' practices the last two weeks while playing limited in two games, and the short week leading into Thursday night's game in New Orleans will present an extra challenge. Monitor his status closely the next few days.

  • Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 10/12/15 10:15pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) said he will participate in practice this week and hopes to be able to play in the Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: It's been a lost season so far for Bell who's missed the last two games after rushing for all of 22 yards and a TD on 20 carries in his first three outings. We'll see what his practice participation looks like this week.

  • Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/12/15 10:08pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston would've been unable to practice Monday, Oct. 12, due to his shoulder ailment.

    Huddle Up: Colston reportedly suffered a shoulder separation in the third quarter of Sunday's game in Philly and tried to play through the injury, but later had to head to the locker room. He had his arm in a sling following the game and could wind up missing a few contests. If so, that will mean more work for Brandin Cooks, Brandon Coleman and the surprising Willie Snead.

  • Justin Forsett - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/12/15 10:08pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett avoided a high-ankle sprain in a Week 5 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Head coach John Harbaugh said Forsett could still play this week.

    Huddle Up: Forsett was injured in the fourth quarter Sunday but not before he posted his second straight 100-yard rushing game. Forsett owners will have to monitor his practice status throughout the week, and hopefully they have either Lorenzo Taliaferro or Javorius Allen as a fall-back option just in case.

  • Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/12/15 10:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) should be able to play in the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.

    Huddle Up: Davis caught eight passes for 109 yards in the first two games before getting injured in the third. Backup Garrett Celek has been fairly busy this season with 19 targets, 14 catches, 131 yards and a TD so Davis could be an overlooked value once he returns.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/12/15 10:08pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is 'day-to-day,' and head coach Chuck Pagano will not say whether Luck will return in Week 6 to face the New England Patriots after practicing in full Monday, Oct. 12. Luck is 0-4 in his career against the Patriots and has lost by an average of 29 points. QB Matt Hasselbeck would start his third straight game if Luck can't go.

    Huddle Up: The Colts have at least changed to a wait-and-see approach after expressing optimism the past two games that Luck wound up missing. Things are looking better, though, with the QB opening the week with a full practice, and that's going to have to continue throughout the week.

  • Malcom Floyd - WR - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 10/12/15 8:14pm ET

    San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) is officially active for the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Floyd, who has caught eight passes for 167 yards and a TD, will play and could see a few extra looks with fellow wideout Stevie Johnson not playing.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/12/15 8:14pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was not activated to the 53-man roster Monday, Oct. 12, and is not eligible to play tonight against the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: This is the first game that the big-play Bryant was eligible to play in after serving a four-game suspension, but he reportedly tweaked a knee in his first practice back and will need some extra time.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 10/12/15 8:09pm ET

    San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was officially added to the active roster Monday, Oct. 12, and will play tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers. S Adrian Phillips was waived.

    Huddle Up: The 35-year-old Gates, fantasy's No. 2 tight end a season ago, is back after serving a four-game suspension and will join Ladarius Green to form of the league's most potent TE combinations. The Bolts are thin at WR so he might get a few extra looks tonight.

  • Rueben Randle - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/12/15 3:12pm ET

    New York Giants WR Rueben Randle (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 5, but the team hopes he will be able to practice on at least a limited basis this week, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

    Huddle Up: Randle has an extra day to get healthy because the Giants don't play until Monday night. If he can't go expect Shane Vereen to be more involved in the offense because the Giants are extremely thin at receiver.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/12/15 3:12pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) suffered a Grade 1 shoulder sprain during the team's Week 5 game and his status will be updated later in the week, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

    Huddle Up: Receivers have a history of playing through a Grade 1 shoulder sprain but quarterbacks sometimes need to rest it. Bortles won't practice much this week and will likely be a game-time decision. If he can't play, Chad Henne will start against the Texans.

  • Knile Davis - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/12/15 1:16pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RBs Charcandrick West and Knile Davis both expect to split carries with RB Jamaal Charles (knee) expected to miss the rest of the season, and head coach Andy Reid said the two running backs will continue to split time without committing to anything on the depth chart. West had seven carries for 31 yards while Davis had just two carries for two yards in Week 5. 'I'm not saying who is or is not the feature guy, but we need both of them,' Reid said. 'Both their games are different. We'll just see how that goes. You saw both of them played today, so we'll get back to the drawing board on that and get it right.'

    Huddle Up: West is the top pickup this week but Davis should be added as well. Both backs will get carries with West the first to see if he can establish himself with Charles out for the season.

  • Ben Tate - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 10/12/15 1:16pm ET

    Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) will work out for the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, Oct. 13, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Tate would just add depth to Kansas City's backfield if he was signed. He's not on the fantasy radar at this time.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/12/15 1:16pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) had bone marrow stem cells removed from his hip and injected into his ankle last week to help improve the healing process. The team is hoping he can return Oct. 25 against the New York Giants. 'It will do two things,' owner Jerry Jones said. 'It has the potential to improve the healing time but more important gives him and everyone more confidence that when he comes back, at whatever the time is, it will be sounder and I think that was the overriding reason for doing it. It will be sounder even if he kept the same timeframe. It could easily speed it up, but if not, what you're always going to be worried about (is) if you wait another week maybe you've got less chance of reinjuring it or basically rushing it. That will give us more peace of mind on rushing it.'

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys believe Bryant will be ready to play after their Week 6 bye. That remains to be seen but fantasy owners can hopefully expect to have Bryant back in their lineups in the next couple of weeks.

  • Daniel Fells - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 10/12/15 8:54am ET

    New York Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle), who was placed on injured reserve late last week due to a staph infection in his ankle, could have his foot amputated as a last resort. Fells is facing more surgeries as doctors try to save his foot. He has already had five surgeries.

    Huddle Up: It's a messy situation to say the least, with more than Fells' football future hanging in the balance.

  • Matt Jones - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/12/15 8:54am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (toe) suffered a sprained big toe in the Week 5 overtime loss against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: We'll see if the toe injury is enough to cost Jones touches in the crowded Washington backfield.

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