Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brandon Boykin - CB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/1/15 8:36pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired CB Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 1, in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles could receive a fourth-round pick depending on Boykin's playing time, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Boykin is one of the better slot corners in the NFL. He instantly upgrades a Steelers' secondary that struggled badly last season. Chip Kelly continues to reconstruct the Eagles under his watch.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/1/15 8:07pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo took some first-team reps at training camp Saturday, Aug. 1. QB Tom Brady worked with the starters during every period of practice, but Garoppolo took a 'few snaps,' according to James Palmer of NFL Media.

    Huddle Up: This should be expected with Brady's four-game suspension still up in the air. Garoppolo would start if Brady is out for those four games. He would be a sneaky low-end start and daily league play.

  • Terrance West - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/1/15 8:07pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (calf) injured his calf during practice Saturday, Aug. 1. He was evaluated afterwards and the injury is not serious.

    Huddle Up: West is battling Isaiah Crowell for the starting running back job, although in Cleveland that doesn't mean much. West said the injury isn't serious but it he might miss a couple days of practice.

  • EJ Manuel - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel is working with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Huddle Up: Manuel is competing with Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel for the Bills' starting QB job. None has much fantasy value in Buffalo's run-first offense, although Manuel offers the most upside of the three.

  • Devin Smith - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    New York Jets WR Devin Smith will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of his broken ribs, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain at this point.

    Huddle Up: Smith was competing with Jeremy Kerley to be the Jets' No. 3 receiver. Kerley will now likely open the season working in the slot alongside Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/1/15 12:44pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 1.

    Huddle Up: Blount was placed on the active/NFI list after failing his conditioning test. His presence at practice means Blount passed the test and everything is back to normal. Blount will see the majority of early down carries in the Patriots' backfield this season.

  • Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/1/15 12:13am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle is the leading candidate for the starting running back job at this point. The team like Randle's vision and explosiveness and expect big things from him this season.

    Huddle Up: This was never really in much doubt. After some early talk of a committee, Ryan Williams was released and Darren McFadden became Darren McFadden, already injuring both hamstrings. Randle's ADP is creeping into Round 3 and that will only continue to rise as we get closer to the season.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray said he understands how important it is for him to perform well in 2015. 'I know the success I've had doesnÂ’t matter,' Murray said Friday, July 31. 'What matters now is what I [do going] forward and what I do this upcoming season, this upcoming training camp. Again, do anything I can just to get better and help the team.'

    Huddle Up: Murray flashed potential late last season when he got an opportunity and fantasy owners are hoping he'll become the Raiders' primary ball carrier this year. Roy Helu is in the mix for touches too but Murray should dominate the early down work. He currently has a fourth round ADP.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin has asked head coach Rex Ryan to play cornerback, and Ryan said he is open to the idea and will let Harvin line up at cornerback from 'time to time' as an experiment.

    Huddle Up: Harvin can't stay healthy when he just plays offense, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to turn him into a two-way player. Rex Ryan should probably focus more attention worrying about an offense that could have Tyrod Taylor leading it when the season kicks off.

  • Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/1/15 12:07am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown hit receivers in stride and dropped in two deep crossing routes over the coverage during training camp Friday, July 31, and WR Dwayne Bowe said McCown is showing 'all the potential of being a top five quarterback in the NFL.'

    Huddle Up: No one is buying that McCown will be a Top 5 QB but this comes one day after Johnny Manziel reportedly struggled. There's a long ways to go but McCown looks like the favorite to be the Browns' starter, especially if you listen to Bowe.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 7/31/15 8:37pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: Richardson suffered his ACL injury in January, so it's not surprising that he's not ready for training camp. The speedster is a likely candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, which means he would miss the first six games of the season.

  • Trent Richardson - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 7/31/15 7:12pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: A reason wasn't given but there's a possibility Richardson failed his conditioning test. It would be a bad sign for his chances of making the Raiders' roster. Reports earlier this week said Richardson didn't look good early in camp. It seems unthinkable but a former first-round pick who was then traded for a first-round pick may be done at the age of 25.

  • Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/31/15 6:34pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice and will not be limited during training camp or preseason games.

    Huddle Up: Great news for the Cards and also for those fantasy owners who wait on QBs in their drafts and are looking for late-round sleepers. Palmer, who averaged a decent 21.3 fantasy points per game last season, has a current ADP of 184 -- 26th among QBs.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/31/15 6:34pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opened training camp Friday, July 31, with the first-team offense. Rookie RB Tevin Coleman, meanwhile, said he plans to win the job.

    Huddle Up: Hey, no surprise. Freeman has a season's jump on the third-round pick Coleman, but camp still just started and there's a whole preseason to go before the starters are determined. Let's see what develops

  • Mario Williams - DE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 7/31/15 6:34pm ET

    Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (undisclosed) was activated from the non-football injury list Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: It looks to be a green light for the DE, who's tallied the fourth-most sacks (38) in the league over the last three seasons.

  • Matt Cassel - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 7/31/15 4:01pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel opened training camp Friday, July 31, as the first-team quarterback.

    Huddle Up: The well-traveled veteran remains the front-runner to start in Buffalo, but 2013 first-rounder EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor, who's made an impression this offseason, will get ample August opportunities to show their wares as well. In the end, it may not matter too much for standard--league fantasy purposes, but it should be an intriguing battle to watch, nonetheless.

  • Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 7/31/15 3:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) is making progress in his recovery from injuries, but there is still no timetable for his return, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Bell is a RB2 on many draft boards, but each day he misses this preseason is another opportunity for rookie Ameer Abdullah to stake his claim in the Motown backfield.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/31/15 3:55pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas ran routes with teammate WR Emmanuel Sanders on Friday, July 31, in practice. Thomas has been eased back into the mix after a contract dispute.

    Huddle Up: D.T. has some catching up to do in the team's new offense after boycotting OTAs and minicamp. It wouldn't be shocking, though, to see his workload trimmed a little after attracting a league-leading 184 targets a year ago as the team incorporates more running into 2015 attack, but he still figures to wind up in solid WR1 territory when all is said and done, barring injury of course.

  • Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 7/31/15 3:42pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31, after three days.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like the veteran wideout is good to go, but don't get too carried away on draft day as he projects as a low-end WR3/high WR4.

  • Junior Galette - LB - Free Agent
    Posted 7/31/15 3:42pm ET

    Free-agent LB Junior Galette (Saints) is sisning a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: As might be expected, it's looks to be a low-risk, high-incentive deal for the pass rusher, who's had a rough offseason with a pectoral injury and reported off-the-field issues, but if all goes well he could be a find after recording 22 sacks the last two seasons.

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