Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/22/14 7:55pm ET

    Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) are both active for the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. Both were questionable for the game.

    Huddle Up: It's a juicy matchup against a depleted Jets secondary tonight, and Marshall is hoping to follow up his three-TD Week 2 outing in San Fran while Jeffery is looking for his first scoring grab of the season after being limited in a 3-47 outing against the Niners.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/22/14 7:55pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Go ahead and roll with Decker who leads the Jets in all major receiving categories and provides a major boost for those starting QB Geno Smith.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-through Monday.

    Huddle Up: Jackson was targeted a healthy 11 times Sunday and had a 5-117-1 outing vs. old team in Philly and seemed to emerge from the contest no worse for wear so expect him to be a full-go Thursday night.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-though Monday.

    Huddle Up: Reed has missed the last 2 games, and it might be tough for him to get ready on a short week. In short, it looks to be another week of Niles Paul unless we hear otherwise.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:06pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (leg) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after he suffered a broken fibula during the team's Week 3 game.

    Huddle Up: Donald Brown will now be the bell cow until Ryan Mathews returns. Once Mathews is back, Brown will take over Woodhead's pass catching role in San Diego's backfield.

  • Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) also has a fracture in his right hip, according to a source. Pitta will likely undergo surgery for the dislocated and fractured hip.

    Huddle Up: Pitta will miss the rest of the 2014 season. Owen Daniels is now the Ravens starting tight end. He's nothing more than a middling TE2, although his value increases in TD heavy leagues.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 22. He did not play Week 3 with a knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Martin should return this week against Pittsburgh. Although, if the Bucaneers offensive line doesn't start playing any better, it's going to be hard to trust Martin as a RB2 every week.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could very well miss Week 4 with a severely sprained right knee. Stewart will not practice until Friday, Sept. 26 this week, which usually means a player isn't expected to play the following game.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Stewart has suffered another multi-week injury. The days of Stewart being a trusted fantasy player have passed. He simply can't stay on the field anymore.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. He is expected to miss about six weeks.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph owners are in a bind with bye weeks coming up. The Vikings will roll with Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray but neither is a viable fantasy option right now. If you lost Rudolph, Niles Paul, Travis Kelce or Dwayne Allen are possible replacement options.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/22/14 6:54pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) will 'most likely' return to practice this week after sitting out in Week 3, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City has an extra day off this week while preparing for their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Charles looks like he'll return to the lineup this week against New England, meaning Knile Davis is once again relegated to high-priced handcuff. Charles is a Top 3 fantasy play if healthy.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/22/14 6:51pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) said he felt good while working out before the game and expects to play in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Those owners holding out hope for Decker should wait to make sure he's active but it looks like he'll play. Decker will be a WR2 tonight against the Bears if he's in the lineup.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has underthrown his target 11 times in the last two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

    Huddle Up: Could be that Rodgers is unable to step into throws because of oncoming pressure, could just be coincidence; either way, Rodgers has thus far been a fantasy disappointment. He's also faced a couple defenses that have traditionally given him trouble, so there's no reason to think things won't turn around going forward--and that makes Rodgers an attractive buy-low candidate.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had five of 11 carries Sunday, Sept. 21, go for no gain or negative yardage. Lacy acknowledged defenses may know how to contain him with a year's worth of tape on him now. 'That could be it,' Lacy said. 'But no matter what it is, it's still my job. I'm still supposed to be able to run the ball in and make sure - not every run is going to be 10 yards - but make sure we get something positive.'

    Huddle Up: Lacy has faced three of the better run defenses in the league, and while his schedule doesn't get a whole lot easier the toughest part is behind him. Expect Lacy's fantasy prospects to improve going forward

  • Rod Streater - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) suffered a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 21. Streater was wearing a walking boot and was on crutches following the game.

    Huddle Up: Streater's expected absence opens the door for James Jones and Andre Holmes to get more looks in Oakland.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    With injuries to both RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and Danny Woodhead (ankle/leg), RB Branden Oliver could see more playing time going forward with the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Donald Brown isn't a full-workload kind of back, so with Ryan down at least a couple more weeks and Woodhead likely done for the season the Chargers will need someone to step up--and Oliver will get first crack at the gig.

  • Marvin Jones - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to be healthy enough to return in Week 5 after the team's bye.

    Huddle Up: You may remember Jones from his 10 touchdowns a year ago. He'll have to battle Mohamed Sanu for wingman duties opposite AJ Green, so don't expect an immediate fantasy impact. But with the Cincy offense rolling, there is certainly upside to Jones going forward.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He did not return to the game.

    Huddle Up: Shocking, really, that the ├╝ber-brittle Stewart would suffer yet another injury in a game where he didn't have to fight DeAngelo Williams for touches. No word on if this latest malady will sideline him for any significant length of time.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

    Huddle Up: Plenty of scuttlebutt about Peterson's future, with many opining that he's played his last game as a Viking. There's also word that his legal team wants to force the Vikings' hand by getting Peterson reinstated this season. From a strictly fantasy football perspective, only those banking on Matt Asiata aren't hoping for a quick resolution as to the availability of one of the league's elite backs.

  • Keenan Allen - WR - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he managed just two catches for 17 yards and he was targeted just the two times.

    Huddle Up: That's three straight dogs for Allen. The first two can be attributed to difficult matchups, and the third a combination of an underrated Bills defense and Allen's groin injury. Assuming the injury isn't significant, Allen is an intriguing buy low candidate--or, conversely, launching one of the more impressive sophomore slump seasons in recent memory.

  • Nick Novak - PK - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak made a pair of field goals and he had two extra points in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. He has made 23 straight successful field goal attempts, passing former PK Nate Kaeding for the second-longest streak in franchise history.

    Huddle Up: Novak has just about everything you could ask for in your fantasy kicker: late bye, no weather concerns, and a prolific offense in addition to his consistency. If he's on your league's waiver wire grab him now and forget about the kicking position for the next two months.

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