Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Florida State impressed this preseason in Steve Jackson's total absence, and figures to be in line to get the starting call should Jackson's hammy issues linger into next week.

  • Nate Burleson - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/29/14 12:46am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) played in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: The 12-year vet finished with 1 catch for 27 yards on 2 targets Thursday night, but there remains a question as to whether he'll make the final roster -- even on one of the shallowest WR corps in the league -- as hammy and hand injuries have wiped out most of his preseason and also caused him to miss OTAs and mini camp.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/29/14 12:36am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (elbow) returned to the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, after being evaluated in the locker room at halftime. He finished the game with 20 carries for 90 yards and six catches for 70 yards.

    Huddle Up: The injury scare obviously was just that, and the second-round pick capped off a strong preseason with his best performance yet. Giovanni Bernard is still the man in Cincy, but Hill will see his fair share of touches.

  • A.J. Jenkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 8/28/14 11:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and will not return after being diagnosed with a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Jenkins, the former 49er disappointment, is listed as second-string wideout, but this injury now puts his availability for K.C.'s season opener in jeopardy. That could be more damaging than it appears on the surface with No. 1 WR Dwayne Bowe serving a 1-game suspension.

  • Kenjon Barner - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenjon Barner's X-rays on his injured right ankle came back negative, but he did not return to the team's preseason finale.

    Huddle Up: The newly acquired Barner had 5 carries for 21 yards and a catch for minus-4 before the injury, but the negative X-ray doesn't necessarily mean Barner escaped serious injury, either. Keep an eye out for updates on the injury's severity.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a right-elbow injury and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Potentially significant fantasy impact here as the second-round pick is in line to back up Giovanni Bernard after an impressive preseason. Stay tuned.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/28/14 10:54pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins has now been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday night's game with a rib injury after originally being ruled as questionable.

    Huddle Up: Watkins needed the work with EJ Manuel and Co. after entering the game with only 3 preseason receptions, but then here's the flip side: Possibly re-aggravating the injury. Not good with the season opener only 10 days away.

  • Timothy Wright - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Timothy Wright is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Giants after recently being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs and Pats fans will get their first glimpse of Wright in a N.E. uniform, but not many of the other offensive regulars are expected to play, including Tom Brady.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles started the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: With the starters getting the week off, the third-overall pick gets a chance to build on his impressive preseason resume as he's 28-of-45 for 435 yards and a TD entering the contest.

  • Navorro Bowman - LB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/28/14 7:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite appears to be the leading candidate to start at middle linebacker while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.

    Huddle Up: Wilhoite, undrafted out of Washburn University in 2011, got his start in the United Football League and started 2 games last season -- his third with the Niners. He's been impressive so far this preseason, leading the team with 19 total tackles and a sack.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/28/14 6:36pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) could play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, though it likely wouldn't be for long.

    Huddle Up: Watkins sat out last week's preseason game, but the Bills would like to get the rookie some more work with only 3 catches for 21 yards on 7 targets so far this preseason.

  • Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/28/14 6:36pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could play a few snaps in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28 to test out his injured hamstring, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

    Huddle Up: Jackson has fantasy GMs more than a little leery as he's been a preseason spectator so far. In the ADP ranks, he's fallen to 34th among RBs.

  • Matt Schaub - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/28/14 4:05pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) did some light throwing Wednesday, Aug. 28. The team will have him throw again Monday, Sept. 1, to see where his arm is at.

    Huddle Up: Schaub's elbow has definitely been a bother late this preseason, but there's still enough time for the veteran to be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jets.

  • Scott Tolzien - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QBs Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn are expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28 and still are competing for the No. 2 quarterback job. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like to give both quarterbacks equal playing time so he can evaluate better.

    Huddle Up: Tolzien (26-of-38, 338 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs) has had superior numbers so far this preseason, and Flynn (11-of-23, 130, 1 TD, 1 INT) needs to rally in the finale.

  • Dee Milliner - CB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET

    New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Rex Ryan and Co. are hoping their top CB, who's been out since Aug. 10 with a high-ankle sprain, will be ready for the Sept. 7 opener, but between Millner and the AWOL/suspended Dimitri Patterson -- the projected starter on the other side -- the team could be counting on backups to get them through the opener. The good news, though, is that the aerially-challenged Raiders are up first on the docket.

  • Benny Cunningham - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET

    St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham has been the team's best running back during the preseason and could push RB Zac Stacy for playing time this season.

    Huddle Up: In fantasy drafts held over the last 2 weeks, Stacy is the 14th RB coming off the board, while Cunningham is way down at 71, but the gap is getting narrower by the day, especially after the latter got the surprise start in Game 3 of the preseason. Definitely swoop up Cunningham if you're down to the RB handcuff/flier stage in your draft.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ankle) will be able to play in the final preseason game after missing the last two preseason games because of a sprained ankle.

    Huddle Up: Thompson might need the preseason game of his life to secure a roster spot, particularly with sixth-round pick Lache Seastrunk making quite the impression this August.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson reportedly had a phone conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones in June where he stated he would be interested in joining the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings is over. Jones said he has not talked with Peterson since the phone call and does not believe that the call should be considered tampering. Peterson, a Texas native, denied the report. 'This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,' Peterson said in a statement. 'I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.'

    Huddle Up: AD's current deal runs through the 2017 season, but Peterson is closing in on 30 and despite his wishes, you'd have to think the Vikes would explore the possibility of trading him should his play not match the paychecks the next few seasons.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not eligible to play in the CFL while serving a year-long suspension in the NFL, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: The big problem is that Gordon is still under contract with the Browns, so it's back to the drawing board for the wideout and his legal team.

  • Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/28/14 3:42pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) will make his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 28, in the final preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Dobson, who finished his rookie year with 37 catches for 519 yards and 4 TDs, currently owns an ADP of 61 among all WRs -- third among the Pats' wideouts -- but he could prove to be a late-round steal or waiver-wire find should he take the sophomore-season leap that many expect.

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