Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jermaine Gresham - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 12/22/14 8:20pm ET

    The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB A.J. McCarron, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, DL Devon Still, LB Emmanuel Lamur, WR Greg Little, WR James Wright, OT Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 16, meaning TE Jeramine Gresham will play.

    Huddle Up: Gresham, Cincy's third-leading receiver with 50 receptions for 378 yards and three TDs, will be back after sitting out Week 16.

  • Drew Stanton - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 12/22/14 8:12pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) will not be ready to start in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The team is hoping that Stanton can be ready to play in the team's first playoff game, whether it's in the wild card or divisional round. Stanton had some swelling in his right knee after a practice last week, but the swelling went down quickly.

    Huddle Up: Continued bad news for those owning Cards' skill-position players as rookie Logan Thomas will start the regular-season finale against the Niners.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 12/22/14 8:12pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) will be active for the team's Week 17 game if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: "If" is the key word there for Rudolph who sat out Week 16 -- his eighth missed game of the season.

  • Brian Hoyer - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 12/22/14 8:06pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (shoulder) has no structural damage to his shoulder, but he is dealing with a significant bruise suffered in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Mike Pettine said Monday, Dec. 22, that Hoyer is 'very sore.'

    Huddle Up: See how Hoyer progresses throughout the week, and if he can't go, rookie Connor Shaw will get the call against the Ravens, dropping the fantasy values of the Browns' surrounding offensive cast and raising the stock of the Baltimore D.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 12/22/14 8:06pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 17, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Not having Hilton in Week 16 was a big loss for fantasy owners, but see if he'll be ready to go in this Sunday's regular-season finale.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 12/22/14 8:00pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is expected to start in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22, and he does not have to worry about RB Ronnie Hillman (foot), who is inactive.

    Huddle Up: Hillman is close to returning but it won't be Monday night as he'll miss a sixth straight game. Anderson -- with help from Juwan Thompson and Jeremy Stewart -- will shoulder the RB load once again.

  • Dwayne Bowe - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 12/22/14 8:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is dealing with what the team is calling a sprained shoulder, and his availability for Week 17 against the San Diego Chargers is in question. However, head coach Andy Reid is optimistic that Bowe will be able to play in the season finale. Bowe missed all of practice last week while dealing with the flu and still caught six passes for 57 yards in Week 16. "Knowing Dwayne, he doesn't miss much,' Reid said. "I think he'll be OK once it's all said and done here. We've got a little different schedule because of Christmas, and we'll practice tomorrow. It will be a stretch for him to practice to be able to do that tomorrow but as the week goes on, he'll be there."

    Huddle Up: Bowe has 57 catches for 724 yards but no TDs this season as the K.C. WR scoreless drought drones on. If you're counting on Bowe in the regular-season finale, monitor the late-week practice reports coming out of K.C.

  • Ryan Mathews - WR - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 12/22/14 8:00pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) and WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) could return to the lineup for Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Mathews has missed the last two games with a severe ankle sprain, and he hasn't practiced at all since his injury.

    Huddle Up: Mathews would seem to be a much better bet to play than Allen and his broken collarbone but check the practice status of both players throughout the week.

  • Philip Rivers - QB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 12/22/14 5:12pm ET

    San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) will play Sunday, Dec. 28, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers has been dealing with a bulging disk in his back.

    Huddle Up: Rivers has been playing through pain but with the Chargers still in the playoff mix, he'll continue to gut it out. Rivers has a tough matchup against the Chiefs this week.

  • Logan Thomas - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 12/22/14 5:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Logan Thomas has been named the starting quarterback for Week 17, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals are obviously looking for answers at quarterback right now. It's doubtful that Thomas is it. Hopeful Drew Stanton will return for the playoffs but this will likely be a season of "what could have been" in Arizona.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 12/22/14 5:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is out for the rest of the year due to a hamstring injury suffered in Week 16, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: Manziel should be in the mix for Cleveland's starting job in 2015 but expect the Browns to bring in some serious competition. Manziel still has a long ways to go before he's ready to lead an NFL team.

  • Jimmy Clausen - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 12/22/14 5:12pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 16 and has been ruled out for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Jay Cutler will start against the Vikings. Cutler threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota in Week 11 but a lot has happened in Chicago since then. The Minnesota defense is more of a plug and play this week than Cutler.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 12/22/14 2:24pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is questionable for Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens after hurting his hamstring in Week 16, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel is 18-for-35 for 143 yards, a rushing touchdown and two interceptions in his two starts this year.

    Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer is likely to start the Browns finale against the Ravens. Manziel is expected to be given an opportunity to be Cleveland's starting quarterback in 2015, despite his struggles this season.

  • Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 12/22/14 2:24pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) is expected to be ready for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Devonta Freeman played well in Jackson's absence Sunday. Even if Jackson plays against Carolina, expect Freeman to see an expanded role.

  • Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 12/22/14 10:37am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in the second quarter of the Week 16 game against the Saints and did not return.

    Huddle Up: According to reports Jackson should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers for the NFC South title. Devonta Freeman filled in nicely for Jackson with a nice 31-yard TD and 48 yards receiving on three catches. He may have earned himself some extra work going forward.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 12/22/14 10:31am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) left the team's Week 16 game early because of a hamstring injury and did not return.

    Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer took over and went 7-13-134 with one TD. He also had an interception and was sacked three times. At this point Manziel is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

  • Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 12/22/14 10:24am ET

    Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson posted six catches for 65 yards in the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving him 1,002 receptions for his career. He is the 10th player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

    Huddle Up: Johnson was targeted a game-high 13 times by QB Case Keenum's 42 throws. That was also a season high target amount. Look for more of the same as the Texans wrap the season up by hosting the Jaguars in Week 17.

  • Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 12/22/14 10:24am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) hauled in six receptions for a game-high 103 yards in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears, as he went over 1,000 yards receiving for the fifth straight season, and sixth time in eight NFL seasons. He left the game briefly due to an ankle issue, but was able to return.

    Huddle Up: Johnson's ankle should be fine after Golden Tate was tackled into the back of his legs while blocking on a screen. He only missed a few plays. The Lions face the Packers in a nice Week 17 matchup for Johnson

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 12/22/14 10:24am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) was removed in the final moments of the first quarter of the Week 16 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was seen grimacing in pain on the sidelines.

    Huddle Up: Following Sunday's win over the Colts, Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game." He didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 58 yards and a score on 22 carries. With possibly nothing on the line next week, don't expect Murray to see any action.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 12/22/14 10:24am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 16 but it isn't considered to be serious.

    Huddle Up: With the AFC North title on the line next week against the Bengals, look for Big Ben to be on the field.

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