Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/17/19 8:36am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (foot) could be at risk of missing Week 3 after he aggravated his foot injury over the weekend. He's out of practice Tuesday, Sept. 17, and rehabbing.

    Huddle Up: Newton hasn't shown enough to start in fantasy whether he plays or not. Kyle Allen would not be worth the spot start should Newton miss the game.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/19 7:19am ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning was benched in favor of rookie QB Daniel Jones for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Manning loses all fantasy value for now. It's possible he is traded or released and lands in a spot that could rejuvenate some spot-start potential.

  • Daniel Jones - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/19 7:18am ET

    New York Giants QB Daniel Jones was named the starting quarterback for Week 3. He will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: Jones has a great matchup for his first game, but it's hard to trust the rookie in his first real action under normal circumstances. Jones had a great preseason, and if you were a Drew Brees (thumb) or Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) owner, he could be an option to spot start here. Eli Manning loses fantasy value in all formats.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/17/19 6:04am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) isn't having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and the recovery time isn't as long as the 12-to-15-month window it would take. His season is still over, though.

    Huddle Up: Mason Rudolph will be a matchup play the rest of the way. If you own Big Ben in a dynasty league, it's hard to see holding on to him considering his age and the severity of the injury to his position.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/17/19 5:30am ET

    Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy's (ankle) MRI didn't show any significant damage, and he could play in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: McCoy will be in the mix for a flex play against the Baltimore Ravens, but it's hard to start a potentially gimpy McCoy in his limited role.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/16/19 10:49pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) will have further tests Tuesday, Sept. 17 on his hamstring after aggravating his injury in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Thomas just joined the Jets, likely rushed to play despite entering with a hamstring injury. He might be fine to play as soon as Week 3 depending on his tests, but fantasy owners will want to see him get a little more comfortable with the playbook and build a little more consistency first. In addition, the Jets appear to be down to their third-string QB, so it might be a while before Thomas bears any fruit for fantasy owners.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/16/19 10:25pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets QB Trevor Siemian (leg) walked through the locker room after the Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Sept. 16 on crutches while wearing a heavy boot over his left lower leg. He wasn't putting any weight on the leg.

    Huddle Up: Siemian was crunched by Myles Garrett on a play which drew a 15-yard flag, but it was likely Siemian's last play of the 2019 season. There is still no definitely word from the Jets on whether he suffered a broken leg, but he did walk off under his own power, while limping into the locker room. It certainly looked gross on TV, though. Luke Falk took over and finished the game, and is the presumed starter for Week 3 against he New England Patriots.

  • Ryan Griffin - TE - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/16/19 9:28pm ET

    New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin was targeted just once with no receptions in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Griffin was on the field for every snap and he figured to be part of the offense with a backup, and then the third-string, quarterback starting. Usually a less experienced signal caller dumps it off frequently to the benefit of backs and tight ends. Griffin was nearly invisible, and he isn't a recommended fantasy option or DFS play heading into Week 3 in New England.

  • Ty Montgomery - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/16/19 9:26pm ET

    New York Jets RB Ty Montgomery posted three runs for 25 yards and he added three receptions for 15 yards on three targets in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery is the primary backup to Le'Veon Bell, so his touches figure to be rather limited. However, he is a name to remember in the event anything happens to Bell which forces him to the shelf. The Jets travel to meet the Patriots in Week 3.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/16/19 9:14pm ET

    New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder registered four receptions for 40 yards on six targets in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Crowder fell back to Earth after posting 14 grabs, 99 yards and 17 targets in Week 1. He is expected to be working with his third starting quarterback in as many games in Week 3 heading into New England, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper PPR leagues until we see how he jells with Luke Falk over a full game.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/16/19 9:12pm ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson had four grabs for 81 yards on six targets in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Anderson had a couple of big-play opportunities despite the fact he had to work with third-string QB Luke Falk for a majority of the game. Treat him more as a low-end WR4 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 3 at New England.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/16/19 9:09pm ET

    New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 21 times for 68 yards in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Sept. 16, and he added 10 receptions for 61 yards on his 10 targets.

    Huddle Up: While Bell didn't get into the end zone, he had a pretty decent night of fantasy production despite the fact the Jets were starting, and then losing, their backup quarterback. He remains a legit fantasy option despite the quarterback turmoil for Gang Green. Next up is a trip to New England in Week 3.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/16/19 9:06pm ET

    New York Jets QB Luke Falk came on for the injured QB Trevor Siemian (leg) in the second quarter of Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns and he completed 20-of-25 passes for 198 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

    Huddle Up: Falk did a pretty decent job with the safe underneath stuff, and he even had a couple of splash plays downfield. He isn't someone to depend upon from a fantasy perspective, particularly in Week 3 for a road game against New England. But he should be a decent caretaker until Sam Darnold (illness) is ready to return.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/16/19 8:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry posted three grabs for 32 yards in Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16 and he was targeted seven times.

    Huddle Up: That's seven grabs for 99 yards and 14 targets through the first two games and he has no touchdowns. It was uncertain how Landry's production would be with his buddy Odell Beckham Jr. on the other side. So far, so bad for fantasy owners. However, he is still a valuable fantasy asset, particularly in PPR leagues, and a great buy-low target if you can snag him from an impatient fantasy owner. The Browns host the Rams in Week 3.

  • Damion Ratley - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/16/19 8:38pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Damion Ratley registered two receptions for 50 yards on three targets in Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Ratley was second on the team in receiving yards, stepping up with Rashard Higgins sidelined due to injury and Antonio Callaway still suspended. Even if he continues to work as the No. 3 receiver he isn't a recommended fantasy option outside of the deepest of leagues and as a flyer in DFS. The Browns host the Rams in Week 3.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/16/19 8:33pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) returned to Met Life Stadium as a visitor for Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16. He posted six grabs for 161 yards and a career-long 89-yard touchdown on 10 targets. After the game he said he was cramping up all night, and he even left the game briefly, but was able to return and finish up.

    Huddle Up: Beckham also had a highlight-reel one-handed grab similar to the famous reception he had on Sunday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. This is what fantasy owners expect out of OBJ. He'll look to keep it rolling against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.

  • Nick Chubb - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/16/19 8:29pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16 and he added four receptions for 36 yards.

    Huddle Up: Chubb just missed out on 100 total yards from scrimmage, which meant some fantasy fell short of bonus points. But at least he shook free for the 19-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and he showed nice burst at times. The way the Browns are using Chubb early on has to frustrate fantasy owners, as it seems like they aren't ready to kick off the training wheels. He'll look for better production in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football.

  • Baker Mayfield - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/16/19 8:09pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 19-of-35 passes for 325 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Mayfield hooked up with an 89-yard touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. for the biggest offensive highlight of the night. That's the positive. The negative was Mayfield was sacked three times. He'll need to be a lot more crisp and get rid of the ball quicker with the strong pass rush of the Los Angeles Rams paying a visit in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/16/19 8:05pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) is dealing with a quadriceps injury, but it is not considered very serious.

    Huddle Up: Mariota has a quick turnaround with a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. He completed 30-of-42 passes for just 262 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in two games against the Jags in 2018, so even if he is able to play he is not a recommended fantasy option.

  • Devin Smith - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/16/19 8:00pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Devin Smith is expected to see a larger role in the offense following the injury to WR Michael Gallup (knee). 'Devin obviously will play more,' head coach Jason Garrett said Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Smith went for three receptions and 74 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins. He is worth a look as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins. Just the fact the Cowboys are facing the hapless Dolphins might mean a huge week of production.

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