Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Robbie Gould - PK - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/18/19 1:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent PK Robbie Gould is expected to be franchise tagged this offseason if a long-term deal is not able to be reached. Franchise tags for kickers are expected to be worth $5 million.

    Huddle Up: Gould was the most accurate kicker in football last year, connecting on 33 of his 34 field-goal attempts. Even at 36 years old, Gould demands No. 1 fantasy kicker consideration.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/18/19 12:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco passed his physical, making it possible for the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to make their traded official in March. The Broncos agreed to trade the better of their fourth-round picks for Flacco.

    Huddle Up: The move came at the bewilderment of many, with Flacco's ceiling being about as high as Case Keenum's. Nonetheless, Flacco has proven to be a backup fantasy quarterback throughout his mediocre career.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 2/18/19 10:25am ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was sought after by the New England Patriots ahead of the last season's trade deadline, according to NBC's Chris Simms, who reported New England was the team 'most aggressively pursuing' Beckham at that point of time.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots obviously settled on Josh Gordon, but his status is such that Beckham could easily be a target of theirs again in 2019. While Gordon may be able to return again at some point in 2019, New England knows it can't count on him for any length of time. The Patriots' biggest need may be an outside receiver, and the prospect of playing the next two to three years with Tom Brady could be too tantalizing for the team to pass up if they are willing to pay the price to get Beckham.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/17/19 3:34pm ET

    Washington Redskins senior vice president of football operations Doug Williams said QB Alex Smith (leg) hopefully will be able to play at some point in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Smith suffered a serious leg injury and there is still not definite timetable for his return. The Redskins likely will add at least one more quarterback this season, but owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation next season.

  • Chris Brown - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 2/17/19 1:52pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones has the ability to be a slot receiver and played the position during his college career, in the opinion of BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

    Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a decent season with 652 yards and seven touchdowns. He likely will be a top-three receiver for the Bills next season and could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/17/19 12:23pm ET

    New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram likely will not receive the franchise tag this offseason, in the opinion of ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.

    Huddle Up: The Saints likely will go with Alvin Kamara as their main running back next season and probably will be a No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues. Ingram should receive interest from several teams during free agency and could be a No. 2 fantasy back depending on his situation.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/17/19 11:49am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco also was coveted by the Washington Redskins, helping spark the Broncos to make the trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

    Huddle Up: Just as the QB he is replacing (Case Keenum) was in 2018, value Flacco as a mid-to-low-end QB2 next season in an offense that isn't expected to feature a high volume of passes.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/17/19 9:28am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has visited the team's facilities at Gillette Stadium multiple times since Super Bowl LIII, and one Patriots beat reporter sees that as a 'reflection of his being in a good place with how the season ended, both team-wise and personally.'

    Huddle Up: There's still no indication if Gronk will return for a 10th season, but his strong postseason (19 targets-13 receptions-191 yards-0 TDs in three games) that followed one of his least productive regular seasons (72-47-682-3 in 13 games) just might've tipped the balance. Stay tuned ...

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/17/19 9:19am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore graded out as the league's top rookie wide receiver in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: Moore finished second on the Panthers to RB Christian McCaffrey with 82 targets, 55 receptions and 788 yards and had at least 67 yards in four of his final seven games. Now with fellow WR Devin Funchess not expected back and a healthier Cam Newton after shoulder surgery, look for Moore to challenge for WR2 status next season.

  • Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/16/19 8:27pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent Alex Collins could be a trade target for the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles dealt with several injuries at the running back position last year, and while he lost his starting role with the Ravens, Collins could be an upgrade on early downs for Philadelphia.

  • Deon Cain - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/16/19 6:49pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain (knee) will have a 'chance to become a big-play threat' in his second season, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Cain was turning heads in training camp as a rookie prior to his knee injury, but he could pick up where he left off in 2019, especially now that Andrew Luck has returned to form. Cain could be a great target in dynasty formats during the offseason.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 2/16/19 2:35pm ET

    Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car accident in Denver Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is also dealing with a torn Achilles' tendon, so he will be recovering from multiple injuries. He may not be signed until training camp and probably will not have a big role with his new team. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts based on his situation.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/16/19 8:32am ET

    The Denver Broncos will not restructure the contract of QB Joe Flacco after agreeing to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. He is slated to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021, although none of it is guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Flacco should be viewed as a QB2 in the majority of fantasy formats, with the potential to be a suitable bye-week replacement or starting option when he possesses a favorable matchup.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 2/15/19 8:41pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold's 80.7 Total QBR over the final four weeks of the 2018 season was the best mark in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has his share of ups and downs as a rookie, but the strong finish could be a glimpse of what's to come. He should be viewed as a QB2 for now, but he could make the jump to QB1 sooner rather than later, especially if the Jets add some offensive weapons this offseason.

  • Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/15/19 7:33pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will take 'control of the backfield' during spring and summer workouts, in the opinion of Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Once Penny was finally healthy, he actually performed well, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie. It remains to be seen if he can overtake Chris Carson, but as much as Seattle ran the ball in 2018, Penny should at least be a viable flex option next season.

  • James Washington - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 7:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington will be 'sitting pretty' to become the No. 2 receiver if WR Antonio Brown doesn't return to the team in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Washington had a quiet rookie year, but he occasionally flashed the ability to make plays down the field. If Brown is out of the picture, Wahington's numbers could jump up significantly. Keep him in mind as a late-round sleeper.

  • Dante Pettis - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/15/19 7:12pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) caught 24 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Pettis flashed his potential down the stretch, and he could be poised to break out in 2019 if both he and Jimmy Garoppolo are healthy.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 2/15/19 6:34pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is going to remain a big part of the offense, according to offensive line coach Sean Kugler, and Kugler said people will be 'surprised' by how much the Cardinals run the ball in 2019.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely that the Cardinals will become a run-first team with Kliff Kingsbury now the coach, but Johnson's versatility allows him to contribute as a runner and a receiver. He should at least be a volume-based RB2.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 2/15/19 6:20pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to begin throwing a football a couple of weeks ago.

    Huddle Up: Dalton should be ready to go for the start of the season, and while he can deliver some big games against the right opponents, his overall ceiling is in the QB2 range.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 2:22pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with owner Art Rooney II next week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brown probably will not return to the Steelers next season, but it is not known when the team will trade him. He can be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in 2019 no matter where he plays.

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