Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 5/29/16 9:06pm ET

    Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has received a three-year offer from the New York Jets worth $24 million, according to sources. Fitzpatrick would receive $12 million in the first year of the deal and $6 million in the other two seasons.

    Huddle Up: It's certainly not break-the-bank money, but it's definitely a step closer to getting the two sides together in what still seems to be an inevitable re-signing.

  • Cody Latimer - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/29/16 9:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos WRs Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp. Latimer has performed well during offseason workouts during the last few seasons but has not recorded great numbers during the regular season. Fowler had a decent role in the passing game in 2015 but injuries and inconsistency dropped him on the depth chart.

    Huddle Up: This would be huge fantasy news two or three seasons ago, but with Mark Sanchez or Paxton Lynch expected to guide a run-first offense, it's far off the fantasy map for all but the huge or dynasty leagues.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 5/29/16 9:06pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he met with TE Julius Thomas multiple times this offseason because he wants the same chemistry with Thomas that he had last year. 'We had a chance this offseason to sit down multiple times, watch film and talk about things,' Bortles said. 'Talk about what he wanted from me and what I wanted from him and how we can quickly get on the same page to grow together.'

    Huddle Up: After missing the early part of the season with a finger injury, Thomas made an impact in the middle part of 2015 before finishing with a thud (back-to-back two-catch, 12-yard outings) in the Weeks 16 & 17. Most of the other 10 games, though, were TE1-caliber.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/29/16 9:15pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills caught only 48.2 percent of the passes thrown to him by QB Ryan Tannehill in 2015 but many of his targets were deep passes. Head coach Adam Gase has been impressed with Stills during offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: Stills finished with only 27 catches (among 63 targets) for 440 yards and three TDs, and will definitely need to keep impressing this offseason given the stiffer WR competition he faces in second-year WR DeVante Parker and rookie third-round pick Leonte Carroo.

  • Chris Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 5/29/16 9:15pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes he and RB David Johnson can be the best running back tandem in the NFL. David Johnson said Chris Johnson has helped him become a more patient running back.

    Huddle Up: It definitely is one of the league's more intriguing -- and, yes, productive -- RB pairings with the veteran Chris Johnson and sophomore David Johnson, but the latter projects as the Cards' clear No. 1 back (a top-10 fantasy RB) after the former surprisingly led the team in rushing a season ago.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 5/29/16 9:15pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods said he feels like he has his speed back this year and expects to be able to create separation from defenders.

    Huddle Up: Woods' 2015 numbers (47-552-3) took a definite dip from his figures the previous year (65-699-5), but he could wind up as the Bills' No. 1 wideout if Sammy Watkins can't overcome his myriad health issues.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 5/29/16 9:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell and RB Duke Johnson will lead a smash-mouth, run-first offense, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson.

    Huddle Up: That would mark a departure from a year ago when the Browns ran only 36.5 percent of their offensive plays -- the seventh-lowest total in the league. Right now, though, the Huddle has both ranked in RB4 territory, and it might take an injury to the other for one of the Cleveland backs to move up.

  • Devin Smith - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 5/29/16 9:26pm ET

    New York Jets WR Devin Smith (knee) is considered doubtful to start the regular season and will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Smith continues to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and subsequent surgery.

    Huddle Up: Health is only one of the issues working against the 2015 second-round pick as the Jets' uncertain QB situation and the two highly productive target monsters (Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker) atop the Jets' depth chart also aren't exactly favorable for the second-year wideout. Keep your Smith expectations to a minimum unless there's a sea change in N.Y.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 5/29/16 9:35pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's ankle injury didnít improve as expected following the initial evaluation, and surgery became the only option.

    Huddle Up: Definitely a rough offseason break for Eifert, who ranked sixth among fantasy tight ends, and about the best hope right now is that the surgery recovery doesn't cut more than a game or two off his 2016 season. Stay tuned ...

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 5/29/16 9:35pm ET

    Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson can be a great weapon in the red zone for the Redskins, according to QB Kirk Cousins. 'It's very natural for him to go up and catch [the contested pass],' Cousins said. 'He can run well. He has got great size. Having a guy like Josh could also be a great weapon in the red zone.'

    Huddle Up: Doctson has the skills to make a run at best-rookie-fantasy-WR honors, but a lot of things are going to have to fall right, including the rookie putting himself in position near the top of the Washington wideout depth chart and Cousins showing his 2015 regular season wasn't a one-hit wonder.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/29/16 10:04pm ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte could line up as a wide receiver in 2016. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said the Jets need to adjust their system to make fit Forte, including lining him up wide or in the slot at times.

    Huddle Up: Forte matched his career low with 44 catches last season a year after catching a RB-record 102 passes in 2014, but that total should climb back into the 60s in 2016 in his first season in N.Y.

  • Ty Montgomery - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 5/29/16 10:04pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery said he has been pain free since having surgery on his ankle, and his flexibility has been making consistent progress. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he has no 'long-term' concerns about Montgomery's ankle.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery figures to have much better health fortune this season after bring limited to six games as a rookie last year, but the return of No. 1 WR Jordy Nelson only pushes Montgomery further down the Pack's WR pecking order, and his main 2016 contribution figures to be as a return man.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/29/16 10:04pm ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte could line up as a wide receiver in 2016. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said the Jets need to adjust their system to make fit Forte, including lining him up wide or in the slot at times.

    Huddle Up: Forte matched his career low with 44 catches last season a year after catching a RB-record 102 passes in 2014, but that total should climb back into the 60s in 2016 in his first season in N.Y.

  • Ty Montgomery - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 5/29/16 10:04pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery said he has been pain free since having surgery on his ankle, and his flexibility has been making consistent progress. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he has no 'long-term' concerns about Montgomery's ankle.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery figures to have much better health fortune this season after bring limited to six games as a rookie last year, but the return of No. 1 WR Jordy Nelson only pushes Montgomery further down the Pack's WR pecking order, and his main 2016 contribution figures to be as a return man.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams said he wasn't proud of his performance last season, but he plans to prove to the team and to himself what he is capable of in 2016.

    Huddle Up: With Jordy Nelson presumably healthy, Adams is at best fighting for the third receiver gig in Green Bay. And his copious drops may have cost him Aaron Rodgers' confidence; he'll need to have a heck of a training camp to convince Rodgers he's worthy of targets.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas practiced with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, May 26, with WR Brandin Cooks (undisclosed) missing practice.

    Huddle Up: You would hope that even if Cooks were available Thomas would be running with the first team in the role vacated by Marques Colston. Fantasy owners can hope that Thomas is simply taking advantage of the opportunity to learn all of the different receiver positions in the Saints offense and that he won't be bumped to the back burner once Cooks returns.

  • C.J. Spiller - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller's (knee) health and movement skills are noticeably different so far this offseason, according to head coach Sean Payton. 'He worked his butt off in the offseason to get the strength back in that leg he [injured],' Payton said. 'That's been real encouraging.'

    Huddle Up: No pads, no defense... of course Spiller is going to look good. But when the big boys start hitting Spiller has tended to get banged up, so take any positive news in OTAs with a grain of salt.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and TE Martellus Bennett connected several times in the red zone, including some touchdowns, during organized team activities Thursday, May 26. Bennett was New England's primary tight end in practice with TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) not practicing.

    Huddle Up: Worst-case scenario Bennett is a handcuff for Gronk, who has been known to get banged up from time to time. Best case he gives the Patriots the unique dual-tight end attack they had prior to Aaron Hernandez's arrest. And with Julian Edelman at present the only wide receiver making a strong push for targets, there could certainly be room for two fantasy-worthy pass-catching tight ends in New England.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) might be ready to play in Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Graham continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon he suffered last season.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks' passing game actually seemed to improve after Graham left the lineup, so it will be interesting to see how Seattle and Russell Wilson incorporate their big-ticket tight end into the offense--and what the fantasy fallout will be.

  • Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 5/27/16 10:50am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) may be healthy enough to play by Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls is still recovering from a fractured ankle he suffered late last year.

    Huddle Up: Rawls is presumably the starter in Seattle, but there are still plenty of variables: whether he's ready to play, whether or not Marshawn Lynch stays retired, and which if any of the rookie running backs step up and make a push for playing time. At present it's a bit of a fantasy mess; hopefully we'll get more clarity in August.

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