Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 2/9/16 10:25pm ET

    New York Giants WR Victor Cruz may be willing to take a pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the Giants. Cruz has three years and $24 million remaining on his current deal.

    Huddle Up: A pay cut certainly would seem to be in order for Cruz, who hasn't played since ripping up his knee in Week 6 of the 2014 season.

  • Reggie Bush - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/9/16 10:25pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent RB Reggie Bush's (knee) rehabilitation is going well. He is scheduled to start running in two weeks and does not plan to retire this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Bush turns 31 in early March, but he did only have 12 touches this past season. Still, he'll likely have to settle for an incentive-laden deal considering he hasn't played a full season since 2012.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/9/16 7:29pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he didn't dive after a second-half fumble in the Super Bowl because of the way his leg was positioned. 'I don't dive on one fumble because the way my leg was - it could have been (contorted) in a way,' Newton said. 'OK, you say my effort. I didn't dive down. I fumbled. That's fine. But we didn't lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.'

    Huddle Up: Yeah, that play certainly looked like it could've used a little more effort from Newton, but at the same time, everything he does -- or doesn't -- do these days seems to elicit some sort of national response.

  • Montee Ball - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Montee Ball was released Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    Huddle Up: The stunning career free-fall continues for the 2013 Broncos second-round pick who has only played in five games -- all in 2014 -- since his rookie season.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy's case was investigated by police and has been turned over to the district attorney's office, which is reviewing it for potential charges. McCoy was allegedly involved in an altercation that sent two off-duty police officers to a Philadelphia area hospital last weekend.

    Huddle Up: Anything but good news and definitely something to keep an eye on here over the next few weeks.

  • Mike Tolbert - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert said there have been no contract talks with the Panthers yet. Tolbert already said he would like to return to Carolina next season. He may be asked to restructure his current deal, which stands at $3.4 million.

    Huddle Up: The now 30-year-old Tolbert is aiming to play a fifth season, but his 80 total touches marked a full-season low since 2009, and some restructuring certainly looks to be on the table.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning still has one year remaining on the contract he signed in 2012. His $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9, and the deal counts $21.5 million against Denver's salary cap. The Broncos' available cap space will be impacted greatly by his decision.

    Huddle Up: In other words, the Broncos would like to know well before March 8 as they a number of key free agents to sign, topped by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri said he plans on playing a 21st season in the NFL and maybe more. Vinatieri will be 43 when training camp starts in August. Vinatieri is expected to re-sign with the Colts. He missed just three field goals in 58 attempts in the last two years with Indianapolis. Vinatieri is also third all time in made field goals (503).

    Huddle Up: The ageless wonder is still going strong and will once again be among the top fantasy-kicker considerations.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is working out in Los Angeles this offseason, and he's talking to a counselor via phone once a week. Bryant was suspended four games last season for multiple failed drug tests.

    Huddle Up: Bryant struggled down the stretch in the regular season, but the Steelers are hoping his troubles are behind him and that his strong playoff performance -- 14 receptions-183 yards-TD and 3-84-1 rushing -- will be what carries over to next season.

  • Owen Daniels - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels has admitted that he will think about retirement after winning Super Bowl 50. 'Of course, of course. That's definitely an option,' Daniels told USA TODAY Sports. 'But I'm a man of my word, I signed a three-year deal, so I'd like to keep playing. I feel good enough as long as I can get some work done on my 33-year-old knees.' He has no more meniscus in his left knee, but his right knee caused him more pain during the 2015 season.

    Huddle Up: Another Bronco who might choose to go out on top. The tight end is always a fantasy contributor in a true Gary Kubiak offense, so as long as Daniels is getting the snaps he's at least worthy of fantasy attention.

  • Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend issued an affidavit that said Manziel hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley suffered a ruptured eardrum, which is expected to heal eventually. She is seeking to obtain a protective order against Manziel. Manziel is currently under criminal investigation on allegations of domestic violence. 'Fearful for my life, I hit (Manziel) several times, hoping I could back out of the car,' she said in the affidavit, adding Manziel 'threw me off of him and I hit my head on the car window and I fell into the passenger floorboard.'

    Huddle Up: Doesn't bode well for Manziel, either in Cleveland or with another NFL team--at least not in the immediate future.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may receive a contract extension before the start of free agency March 15. Extending Brees before free agency begins would give the Saints the ability to use the extension to cut down Brees' salary-cap cost for 2016. New Orleans is currently $10 million over the projected salary cap.

    Huddle Up: Brees is nearing the end of his run, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him rework his deal so the Saints can afford to surround him with enough talent to make one more postseason push.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford will not receive the franchise tag.

    Huddle Up: This should not come as a surprise.

  • Riley Cooper - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/9/16 10:05am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper was released Monday, Feb. 8.

    Huddle Up: Cooper stuck around in Philly because Chip Kelly likes big receivers. He could end up in San Francisco, though he's demonstrated his year as a fantasy factor was mostly a fluke.

  • Kony Ealy - DE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Carolina Panthers DE Kony Ealy tied a Super Bowl record with 3.0 sacks in a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7. He also had an interception.

    Huddle Up: Ealy was lights out for the Panthers, and had they managed to come back and win he was definitely the front runner for MVP honors.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught one pass for eight yards in a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was a fantasy disappointment all postseason, though for the most part the Broncos rode their defense and ground game to the Super Bowl title. With a quarterback change likely in Denver he shouldn't suffer a similar fate next season, but the Broncos are most certainly transitioning from a high-flying passing game to a defense/run game squad that's more in line with the Gary Kubiak blueprint.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch sent a tweet Sunday, Feb. 7, indicating that he plans to retire. The tweet contained two fingers up with a picture of Lynch's green cleats hanging.

    Huddle Up: Typical Beast Mode to use no words in his apparent retirement notice. Lynch's retirement would open the door in Seattle for Thomas Rawls to become a top-tier fantasy back.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he is taking his career one year at a time, but he added that he would play another seven years if he remains healthy and can play at a high level.

    Huddle Up: Witten's level of fantasy contribution has already fallen off dramatically, so sticking around for another seven years seems like a bit of a stretch.

  • Nick Foles - QB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Nick Foles has no chance of being reacquired by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles moved on from Foles once before, and the change in coaching staff obviously didn't rekindle any sort of love affair.

  • Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/8/16 9:05am ET

    Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte could be pursued by the New England Patriots this offseason.

    Huddle Up: New England had issues with its ground game this season, though injuries--both in the backfield and along the offensive line--had as much to do with that problem as anything else. Still, if Forte hits free agency he'd be a tremendous fit for the Patriots offense, with the pass-catching skills to fill the Dion Lewis role and enough left in the tank as a rusher to handle LeGarrette Blount's workload. About the only area he hasn't had success has been at the goal line, but the way New England hurries to the line inside the five might open doors for him as well. It's certainly food for fantasy thought as the offseason officially kicks off.

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