Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (groin) left the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London due to a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: Zac Stacy played in Powell's place. The Jets have a bye next week but if Powell can't go in Week 6, Stacy will play a larger role behind Chris Ivory.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry had four receptions for 40 yards in the Week 4 game against the New York Jets in London, and he was targeted a game-high 12 times. Landry also led the team in rushing with two carries for 29 yards.

    Huddle Up: It's never good news when a receiver is your leading rusher. The Dolphins had the ball inside the 5 yard line late and didn't try to run the ball once. Head coach Joe Philbin could be on his last legs in Miami.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray had eight carries for 36 yards and two catches for 12 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 4, and after the game, Murray said he was not being given enough touches.

    Huddle Up: Murray is right and the Eagles have to figure out what they wan to do with their running game. While the numbers suggest that Murray isn't doing much with his carries, he's a high-volume back. He might not do much with his first eight carries but by carry 25 he could have 120 yards. If Chip Kelly paid Murray all that money to give him a few carries a game, he made a mistake.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray was benched late in a 22-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4. He finished with 16 carries for 49 yards and three catches for 12 yards and lost a fumble.

    Huddle Up: Murray had a tough day. He muffed a pass that led to an interception and he fumbled that led to a benching. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned though. Murray is the Raiders' lead back. Just chalk it up to a bad day.

  • Leonard Hankerson - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/4/15 8:55pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson had six catches for a team-high 103 yards and a touchdown in a 48-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Hankerson is now officially the No. 2 receiver in Atlanta. It's been three weeks that he's out-produced Roddy White. Hankerson should be added in all leagues, while White can be safely dropped.

  • Fred Jackson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/4/15 8:55pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is expected to see a bulk of the carries in the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 5, with RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) sidelined. RB Fred Jackson is also expected to rotate in.

    Huddle Up: Rawls is expected to get most of the early-down work with Jackson playing on passing downs. Rawls was impressive last week but Jackson could see a bigger role against the Lions. Rawls is the better fantasy play though as he's expected to see more touches.

  • Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/4/15 12:10am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is dealing with four microfractures in his back and won't play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, head coach John Harbaugh said Saturday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: As expected, Smith is out for Week 5 and he could be out even longer. The Ravens are in rough shape at receiver. Kamar Aiken is now Baltimore's top receiver. The team also traded with the Rams for Chris Givens on Saturday. Aiken is worth picking up as a WR3/4.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/3/15 7:19pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Monday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: It's trending that Thomas Rawls will start Monday night. If Lynch doesn't play, Rawls will be an RB2 against the Lions.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/3/15 4:51pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is doubtful to play Sunday, Oct. 4, against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Adams isn't going to play Sunday. Ty Montgomery will be the Packers' third receiver Sunday versus the 49ers. Montgomery is only worth a flier in deeper leagues.

  • Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 10/3/15 4:51pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner could be in for a bigger role Monday, Oct. 5, against the Seattle Seahawks with RB Joique Bell (ankle) suffering from an ankle injury. Bell did not practice Saturday, Oct. 3, and could miss the Lions' Week 4 outing. Head coach Jim Caldwell gave Zenner a vote of confidence, saying if Zenner does play, he won't have any problem knowing what he's doing.

    Huddle Up: Zenner had a great preseason and while he's not on the fantasy radar yet, he's a name to watch. Bell was injured all training camp and he just doesn't look right. Zenner could earn a bigger role as the season goes on.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/3/15 1:56pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee, quadriceps) said he feels good and is ready to play Sunday, Oct. 4, against the Carolina Panthers. Martin said he nicked his knee in practice Thursday, Oct. 2, but that he'll be perfect for the Week 4 contest.

    Huddle Up: Martin has been a disappointment again this year and he has a tough matchup on Sunday. He's nothing more than a low-end RB2/Flex play at this point.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/3/15 1:56pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) said his passing arm feels healthy and that he believes he can make all throws against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Brees is expected to start against the Cowboys on Sunday. He's a little bit of a risk because of his shoulder issues but Brees is a low-end QB1 this week.

  • Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/3/15 12:31pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (ribs) is dealing with four broken ribs, but it is not considered a long-term injury, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The original report has Smith as "week-to-week." There's a chance he could play in Week 5 against the Browns. Smith is a tough guy but the likely scenario is probably him missing at least one game. Kamar Aiken would become the Ravens' No. 1 receiver if Smith can't play. That's not great for the Ravens but it would put Aiken on the WR3/4 radar. Baltimore also acquired Chris Givens from the Rams on Saturday.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/2/15 11:20pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 2.

    Huddle Up: Lynch is going to be a game-time decision Monday night. Fantasy owners should have Thomas Rawls ready to roll in case Lynch doesn't suit up. Rawls would be a RB2 against the Lions.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/2/15 8:20pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring), who is questionable for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins, is expected to play, according to a source informed of the situation.

    Huddle Up: Ryan Mathews earned more touches after a strong performance last week but Murray will still be the starter if healthy. However, Murray is a risky RB2 because of the crowded Eagles' backfield.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/2/15 8:20pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is listed as questionable for the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Despite the questionable tag, Jeffery is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Raiders. It will be Jeffery's third missed game in a row but with the Bears struggling, they obviously don't want to rush their star receiver back too soon.

  • Reggie Bush - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/2/15 8:20pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) practiced in full all week and is probable for Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Bush could see extended playing time if the 49ers fall behind. He's not a recommended fantasy play this week but it will be interesting to see how Bush eats into Carlos Hyde's touches this week.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/2/15 8:20pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) did not practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 2, but is questionable for Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Despite being listed as questionable, Adams isn't expected to play Sunday. Ty Montgomery will be the Packers' third wide receiver against the 49ers. He has some Flex appeal in 14-team leagues.

  • Shane Vereen - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 10/2/15 6:02pm ET

    New York Giants RB Shane Vereen will likely be used to line up at wide receiver in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. 'Yeah, it's all hands on deck. We'll use him, anybody we can. We need 11. So we'll play with 11 healthy bodies if that's all we have,' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. 'The guys that can catch the ball the best we'll play with on the perimeter.'

    Huddle Up: This looks to be a positive development, particularly for Vereen's PPR-league owners who saw the RB held without a catch last week after 12 receptions over the first two weeks. He's a low-end flex consideration Sunday in Buffalo.

  • Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 10/2/15 5:55pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice again Friday, Oct. 2, and is in danger of missing Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: The Lions don't play until Monday so they have one more day of practice and on more opportunity for Bell to get in some work, but his fantasy owners should already have another plan in place.

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