Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) traveled with the team and is on track to play Sunday, Oct. 19, in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Reports say all signs point to Benjamin playing on Sunday. Benjamin would be a strong WR2 against a beat-up Green Bay secondary that is already missing CB Sam Shields and could also be without CB Tramon Williams.

  • Juwan Thompson - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Juwan Thompson is slotted behind RB Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart, and he is a versatile back. He never rushed for more than 500 yards in a season in college, but he caught the ball well, blocked well and played special teams. He even started a game at linebacker in college.

    Huddle Up: Thompson will back up Ronnie Hillman on Sunday. He currently has little fantasy value though unless Hillman gets hurt.

  • Montee Ball - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) will have a difficult time regaining the featured-back role this season after his injury. It's beat writer Mike Klis' opinion that Ball never fully recovered from his appendectomy, which could have been a precursor to his groin injury.

    Huddle Up: Ball was ineffective as the starter and Ronnie Hillman rushed for 100 yards in his first game as the No. 1 back against the Jets. It's likely the Broncos will use both running backs when Ball returns, with Hillman remaining the starter.

  • Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET

    St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy may have his workload cut after offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer confirmed the team will use the running back with the hot hand late in the game. 'Early in the game, we try to get guys multiple touches (and) then we try to go with the hot hand late in the game,' Schottenheimer said. 'Most places that I've been that have really good running games, they had the people to spread the ball around. Different backs bring different types of plays.'

    Huddle Up: Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason will all be in line for carries in the coming weeks. It's a fantasy mess that is best left alone for the time being if possible. Mason has the highest ceiling of the threesome.

  • Charles Sims - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) could return to practice soon and is eligible to return after the team's game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday. Nov. 2. Sims underwent ankle surgery this offseason and is on the Reserve/Injured list with a designation to return.

    Huddle Up: Sims could help add a spark to a dormant Buccaneers running game. Sims is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and was expected to have a big role in the offense before getting injured. He's worth stashing in PPR leagues if you have the room.

  • DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/18/14 2:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Jonathan Stewart is expected to start this week for Carolina. He'll see a majority of the touches and is a flex play consideration against Green Bay.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/18/14 2:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) still needs to pass one more concussion tests before being cleared to play in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin will be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to have another option ready to go.

  • Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 10/18/14 2:01pm ET

    New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) intends to start running next week in a pool and on a machine that will alleviate pressure. Jennings is hoping to return in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Andre Williams will continue to see the bulk of the carries while Jennings is out. Williams is a strong flex play option this week against Dallas even though he didn't do much in last week's blowout loss to Philadelphia.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/18/14 9:20am ET

    New York Jets WR Percy Harvin is onto his third NFL team, and he looks for more success than with the Seattle Seahawks. In Minnesota, he averaged 7.3 targets per game with 61.2 receiving yards per game and 34.2 yards per game after the catch (YAC). He ranked sixth in YAC. In Seattle, he managed just 4.5 targets per game, with only 25.0 receiving yards per game, 17.0 yards per catch and he ranked 99th in the league in YAC.

    Huddle Up: Multiple reports are now surfacing that suggest Harvin's "anger management issues" led to his trade to the Jets. Only time will tell if being shipped off to his third team will result in any personal growth in that area. Maybe playing under a Rex Ryan regime will help, maybe not. At a minimum his talent on the field should be a benefit to QB Geno Smith and the Jets offense.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/17/14 11:22pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a total QBR of 45.3 with former WR Percy Harvin on the field this season, and a QBR of 71.0 with him on the field.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks basically won a Super Bowl last year without Harvin but it's still a little surprising to see such a wide gap in Wilson's numbers. However, it shows fantasy owners shouldn't expect a decline in Wilson's production without Harvin.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/17/14 11:22pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski played 53 of his team's 57 offensive snaps in the Week 7 game against the New York Jets Thursday, Oct. 18. It was the first time all season he has played over 90 percent of the snaps in a game.

    Huddle Up: Gronk is healthy again and playing virtually all of the Patriots offensive snaps. He's locked in as one of fantasy football's top two tight ends.

  • Jordan Todman - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/17/14 11:22pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Storm Johnson and Denard Robinson will split first- and second-down snaps in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns, while RB Jordan Todman will handle third-down duties with RB Toby Gerhart (foot) ruled out for a second straight game.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars backfield is a fantasy mess right now and should be avoided by owners at all costs. Not to mention that Jacksonville has arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL as well.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/17/14 8:11pm ET

    New York Jets WR Percy Harvin was traded by the Seattle Seahawks in part because he had anger issues while with the Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Reports say Seattle had been trying to trade Harvin for weeks now. It's a stunning turnaround for a player the Seahawks gave up first, third and seventh round picks to acquire. Seattle will save over $6 million in cap space this year by trading Harvin.

  • Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/17/14 8:11pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Davis has been practicing all week and is a TE1 this week against the Broncos, despite being a fantasy disappointment so far this season.

  • Montee Ball - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/17/14 8:11pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Ronnie Hillman will get his second straight start. Hillman is coming off a 100-yard performance and is a strong RB2 against the 49ers this week.

  • Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/17/14 6:33pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 17, but is probable for Week 7 against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Miller has caused a little nervousness this week and could see his workload limited somewhat Sunday, but he remains the Dolphins' lead backfield dog and is a low-end RB1 option this week

  • Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 10/17/14 6:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) fully participated in practiced Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for the team's Week 7 game.

    Huddle Up: As promised, Bush will return to action Sunday and give the Lions a needed big-play threat in the continued absence of Calvin Johnson.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/17/14 6:33pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) said he won't know until just before kickoff Sunday, Oct. 19, if he'll play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. "I think (coach) Sean (Payton) might try to see how I'm doing on Sunday and maybe work me before the game to see where I'm at," said Graham, who was limited Friday and listed as questionable. "As of right now I don't know." Head coach Sean Payton would not discuss whether Graham could be limited if he plays Sunday.

    Huddle Up: Graham owners will need to check the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injuries & Weather report Sunday morning and also have a backup plan firmly in at the ready as well. Ben Watson and Josh Hill will get the TE looks if Graham can't go.

  • Percy Harvin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/17/14 6:17pm ET

    The New York Jets acquired WR Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, Oct. 17, for a conditional draft pick.

    Huddle Up: A stunning deal of sorts -- especially coming on a Friday 2 days before Seattle plays in St. Louis. Harvin has struggled as a receiver this season with 22 catches for 133 yards and no TDs this , but his 11-92-1 rushing numbers have bumped up his fantasy bottom line. He might get more work on the playmaker-needy Jets, but certainly his new surrounding cast is a downgrade. Meanwhile, it is a loss for the Seattle offense, which will now rely more on WRs Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette and TEs Zach Miller and Luke Willson.

  • A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 10/17/14 3:45pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has no timetable for his return to action, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Green will miss his second straight start in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. He has been around the team all week but hasn't participated in any practices. Green has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns this year.

    Huddle Up: Meanwhile, the WR2 opportunities continue for Mohamed Sanu, who has caught a combined 15 passes for 190 yards and 2 TDs the last 2 games and has had a scoring grab in 3 of Cincy's last 4 contests.

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