Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 11/14/18 10:51am ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Huddle Up: The Ravens haven't been clear on who will start if Flacco can't, but it will be either Robert Griffin III or Lamar Jackson. Jackson has been more involved this year and gives the Ravens a more athletic threat, so the Ravens could just be keeping the Cincinnati Bengals on their toes. Jackson would make for a quiet start in superflex leagues.

  • D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 11/14/18 9:19am ET

    Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') will practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, which will open his 21-day window to possibly return from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: Foreman is a good stash option if he's floating on waivers. However, it'll at least a couple of weeks before he could be a factor.

  • Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 11/14/18 7:10am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny still has rookie moments in the classroom, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. 'He'll always be involved in the plan,' Schottenheimer said. 'We're hard on him. We're excited about him. He's still a young player. He still has those times in the meetings where it's like, 'Rashaad, are you listening?' like most young players do. The season is long.'

    Huddle Up: He's clearly behind Chris Carson and is just a depth back at this point. However, Carson is banged up often, and Penny could break through at any point.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 11/13/18 10:16pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (ribs) indicated he 'will play' against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of an interview with NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Diggs didn't play in Week 9, so he'll have had three full weeks to heal up for a divisional showdown with the Bears. Through eight games, Diggs is averaging 7.3 receptions, 74 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. Assuming there are no setbacks, Diggs looks like a strong WR2 this Sunday.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 11/13/18 9:41pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) will not travel with the team for their Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: No surprise. Cobb has been banged up most of the year and hasn't done much since a dynamic Week 1. His absence should mean more looks for rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown, though MVS is clearly the one to play.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 11/13/18 7:36pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin told 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the knee issues he's been battling all season improved to the point that he woke up without pain last week for the first time.

    Huddle Up: It's great news for Baldwin, who had five catches for 39 yards in the team's Week 10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. However, he has yet to visit the end zone this year after doing so at least seven times in each of the last three seasons and only has 23 receptions for 275 yards through seven games. Baldwin will remain no more than a WR4 for fantasy purposes moving forward until he becomes a bigger part of the offense, which may not happen this season.

  • Mike Davis - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 11/13/18 7:13pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) will continue to start despite sitting out Week 10 due to injury, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who offered no further details as to how Mike Davis or Rashaad Penny would be utilized in Week 11 versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't come as much of a surprise Carson is returning as the starter, and he should be considered a risky fantasy RB2 for Thursday's game given the team's commitment to running the ball and the fact he will be the freshest back of the bunch. It is anyone's guess if Davis or Penny will see enough opportunity to be worth using in fantasy, making both low-end flex options at best.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 11/13/18 5:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RBs Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida will likely see significant time on the field together in 2019, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Shanahan noted during his media availability session Tuesday that he envisioned seeing the two backs in the backfield this season prior to McKinnon's ACL tear. The expectation now, as it was this summer pre-injury, is that McKinnon will serve as the Devonta Freeman to Breida's Tevin Coleman if the former doesn't encounter any setbacks in his recovery. Both backs figure to be RB2 candidates for fantasy purposes in 2019.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 11/13/18 4:17pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (knee) is expected to return to practice following the 49ers' Week 11 bye.

    Huddle Up: Garcon hasn't done much when he has been healthy this year, totaling just 286 yards and one touchdown in eight games. He can only be played in good matchups as a desperate flex in deeper leagues.

  • Nick Mullens - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 11/13/18 4:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens will remain the starting quarterback following the Week 11 bye, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Mullens fell back down to earth in his second career start Monday night, but he played well enough to keep the starting job for now. He still can't be started in traditional leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 11/13/18 2:52pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) put in a full practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers hasn't been his usual self over the last three games as far as yardage is concerned, but he has thrown five touchdowns in that span. Keep him in your starting lineup in what could very well be a high-scoring affair with the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 11/13/18 2:48pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (knee) was not able to practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    Huddle Up: Don't let a second straight missed practice get your hopes too down. If Graham returns to practice tomorrow he should be active Thursday night. Even Graham at less than 100% is a TE1.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 11/13/18 2:45pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was held out of practice Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    Huddle Up: Cobb and the Packers are on a short week as they face the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night. If he isn't able to practice for a third straight day then it's unlikely he'll be taking the field this week.

  • Mitchell Trubisky - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 11/13/18 11:38am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is on pace to break Chicago's single-season franchise records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Both records are held by former QB Erik Kramer, who threw for 3,838 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in 1995.

    Huddle Up: Trubisky is too often inaccurate, but the sophomore signal-caller can make plays and keep the Bears in games at the least. He showed that in Week 10 as he led the Bears to a shellacking of the Detroit Lions. While he's not an every-week fantasy starter just yet, Troob can be started when the matchup is good.

  • Aaron Jones - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 11/13/18 11:11am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones was given a vote of confidence by QB Aaron Rodgers, who said the Packers need to keep giving the second-year running back more opportunities. Rodgers added that Jones helped the offense secure first downs and was an asset in the red zone.

    Huddle Up: It's unfortunate that it took Mike McCarthy and the coaching staff so long to feature Jones, who has clearly proven to be the best running back in Green Bay. As long as his recent usage continues, he's a solid RB2 candidate going forward.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 11/13/18 10:53am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has scored a touchdown in seven straight games, which is the second-longest streak in franchise history behind an 11-game run from former WR Buddy Dial.

    Huddle Up: The streak, which includes nine TDs in all, has erased any early-season doubts about Brown and vaulted him back to his customary standing among the top five fantasy wideouts. His 10 TDs on the season are the most among wide receivers.

  • Torrey Smith - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 11/13/18 10:41am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 13, but said his injured knee is feeling a lot stronger and has resumed running.

    Huddle Up: Smith hasn't played since Week 7, and even when he does return, he'll be fighting for targets with the rest of Carolina's deep pass-catching corps and isn't usable in fantasy outside the deepest of leagues.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 11/13/18 10:14am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's performance this season is a matter of 'Detroit Lions information,' offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    Huddle Up: Things are getting testy in Motown with the Lions having dropped three straight double-digit decisions and much of the blame centers on the offense. Stafford has thrown for at least 275 yards and multiple TDs in only one game since Week 4 and ranks 21st at the position with 21.01 fantasy points per game. Stay away aside from two-quarterback leagues.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 11/13/18 10:00am ET

    Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas spent the team's Week 10 bye catching up on the team's offense and playbook, and head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday, Nov. 13, that he's expecting bigger and better things from Thomas in the coming weeks after his three-catch, 61-yard debut in Week 9. 'We've got to be able to use him more, even more than we did,' O'Brien said via the Houston Chronicle. 'He had three catches. I think they were all basically almost on the first or second drive of the game. He's a very smart guy, excellent pro. He was in here last week, meeting extra on Thursday, Friday, trying to get some more of the offense down. Go out there (Monday), have a lot of plays we ran in practice, knew where to line up, change his position, change his identity by personnel, knew what to do. I think we're going to make a lot of strides with him from week to week.'

    Huddle Up: Thomas certainly won't be the focal point of opposing defenses as he lines up opposite DeAndre Hopkins, but with D.T. lacking the deep speed of Will Fuller, the wideout he replaced, it's hard to project anything more than fantasy flex usage going forward for Thomas.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 11/13/18 9:45am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Nov. 13, at his weekly news conference that he hasn't spoken to holdout RB Le'Veon Bell and that he has 'no expectation' about the situation. When asked about potentially never coaching Bell again, Tomlin replied, 'so be it.'

    Huddle Up: Bell has until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to report or forego the rest of 2018 season, but he's still not expected to show, meaning a lost season for Bell's fantasy owners who weren't fortunate enough to pick up stud backup James Conner. Those rostering Conner and Bell, though, are better off if the latter stays away.

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