Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/16/19 8:32am ET

    The Denver Broncos will not restructure the contract of QB Joe Flacco after agreeing to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. He is slated to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021, although none of it is guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Flacco should be viewed as a QB2 in the majority of fantasy formats, with the potential to be a suitable bye-week replacement or starting option when he possesses a favorable matchup.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 2/15/19 8:41pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold's 80.7 Total QBR over the final four weeks of the 2018 season was the best mark in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: Darnold has his share of ups and downs as a rookie, but the strong finish could be a glimpse of what's to come. He should be viewed as a QB2 for now, but he could make the jump to QB1 sooner rather than later, especially if the Jets add some offensive weapons this offseason.

  • Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 2/15/19 7:33pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will take 'control of the backfield' during spring and summer workouts, in the opinion of Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Once Penny was finally healthy, he actually performed well, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie. It remains to be seen if he can overtake Chris Carson, but as much as Seattle ran the ball in 2018, Penny should at least be a viable flex option next season.

  • James Washington - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 7:25pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington will be 'sitting pretty' to become the No. 2 receiver if WR Antonio Brown doesn't return to the team in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Washington had a quiet rookie year, but he occasionally flashed the ability to make plays down the field. If Brown is out of the picture, Wahington's numbers could jump up significantly. Keep him in mind as a late-round sleeper.

  • Dante Pettis - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/15/19 7:12pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis (knee) caught 24 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Pettis flashed his potential down the stretch, and he could be poised to break out in 2019 if both he and Jimmy Garoppolo are healthy.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 2/15/19 6:34pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is going to remain a big part of the offense, according to offensive line coach Sean Kugler, and Kugler said people will be 'surprised' by how much the Cardinals run the ball in 2019.

    Huddle Up: It's unlikely that the Cardinals will become a run-first team with Kliff Kingsbury now the coach, but Johnson's versatility allows him to contribute as a runner and a receiver. He should at least be a volume-based RB2.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 2/15/19 6:20pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to begin throwing a football a couple of weeks ago.

    Huddle Up: Dalton should be ready to go for the start of the season, and while he can deliver some big games against the right opponents, his overall ceiling is in the QB2 range.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 2:22pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with owner Art Rooney II next week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brown probably will not return to the Steelers next season, but it is not known when the team will trade him. He can be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in 2019 no matter where he plays.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 2/15/19 1:07pm ET

    Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay was released Friday, Feb. 15.

    Huddle Up: Clay is coming off a disappointing 2018 season and has been held to under 600 yards in each of the last four seasons. He should not be an option in most fantasy leagues even if he finds another starting job.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 11:06am ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown now plans to meet with owner Art Rooney II in the near future, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Brown has asked for a trade, so it is not known what will happen during the meeting. He should still be considered a No. 1 fantasy receiver no matter where he plays but may not be the first receiver off draft boards.

  • Chris Godwin - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 2/15/19 10:37am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is the best fit to reprise the Larry Fitzgerald role and play the slot position in head coach Bruce Arians' new offense in Tampa, according to PewterReport.com.

    Huddle Up: Godwin caught 59 of 95 targets for 842 yards and seven TDs in his sophomore campaign last season and could be in for a even more work if he shifts to the slot. He's definitely a fantasy wideout to keep an eye on this offseason.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 9:39am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has no plans to meet with team owner Art Rooney II, who is currently in Florida and hoping to meet with the disgruntled wide receiver. Talks on Brown's future are expected to ramp up at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

    Huddle Up: A resolution keeping Brown in Pittsburgh seems unlikelier by the day, so if the right team makes the right offer to the Steelers, expect Pittsburgh to move on and cut bait with a good deal of the drama that has set back the organization of late.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/15/19 9:26am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton should be ready for training camp, head coach Ron Rivera said Friday, Feb. 15, on ESPN. Rivera also stressed the need to protect Newton better with the quarterback recently undergoing shoulder surgery, and the coach said the Panthers will use both free agency and the draft, if necessary, to shore up the team's offensive line.

    Huddle Up: Cam finished as a top-12 fantasy QB, but tailed off dramatically late in the season once the shoulder flared up, and he wound up missing the final two games of the year. If all is looking good health-wise later this summer, Newton will still go off the board as a QB1 in fantasy drafts.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/15/19 9:09am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has demanded a trade and seems to have a list of desired landing spots, but the Steelers will determine where Brown goes. According to a local beat reporter, the Steelers do not want him going to another team in the AFC North and would prefer to ship him out of the conference entirely. To ensure that, the Steelers would even accept a seventh-round conditional draft pick for Brown rather than release him and have him pick his next destination.

    Huddle Up: Paired with the recent Le'Veon Bell/transition tag reports, the Steelers appear determined to play hardball and exert as much control as possible over the situations. That could mean less-than-desirable fantasy landing spots for Bell and Brown, in particular. Stay tuned ...

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/14/19 7:23pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he is no longer wearing a walking boot but still has a 'slight limp' when walking around.

    Huddle Up: After suffering an Achilles' injury late in the year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Sanders miss time in 2019. He showed last year that he can be a WR2 as the top option in Denver's passing attack, but fantasy owners will need to be patient as he returns to form.

  • Laquon Treadwell - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/14/19 6:49pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell averaged 5.7 yards per target last year, the fourth-worst mark among receivers with at least 50 targets, and Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com expects Treadwell's fifth-year option to be declined.

    Huddle Up: The former first-round pick has been a bust, and he didn't show any signs of righting the ship despite a bigger role in 2018. Even in dynasty formats, it may be time to give up on Treadwell.

  • Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/14/19 6:41pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate and Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder are options to fill the need the Green Bay Packers have at slot receiver, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: The Packers need a dependable option to support Davante Adams, and both Tate and Crowder would quickly become potential WR3 options if Aaron Rodgers is throwing them the ball.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/14/19 4:52pm ET

    Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Eagles) is not expected to return to the Philadelphia Eagles as the backup to Carson Wentz.

    Huddle Up: Foles deserves a starting job. He won't want to play as a backup and make less money when there are teams willing to pay him to be their starter. He can be a part of the QB1 conversation if he lands in the right spot. Of course, when Wentz is healthy he too has QB1 appeal.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/14/19 4:46pm ET

    Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Eagles) is expected to 'keep tabs on' the New York Giants this offseason, according to NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt. A source with knowledge of Foles' thinking said the former Super Bowl MVP would 'probably' be interested in starting for the Giants if they were to release QB Eli Manning.

    Huddle Up: There are many pieces that must fall in order for Foles to the Giants to work out. It's a sensible destination, though, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley leading one of the most talented offenses in the NFL. Foles could be the piece that makes them take a forward step. Were this signing to come to fruition, Foles would demand QB1 consideration given the pieces that would be around him.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/14/19 3:43pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell are not expected to be intensely pursued by the Indianapolis Colts this offseason. The Colts will have the most salary cap space in the league this offseason and will do their due diligence, but Brown's off-field drama and Bell's asking price may be too much for the Colts.

    Huddle Up: The Colts did just fine last year without the services of Brown or Bell. Brown seems like more of an immediate need, but general manager Chris Ballard wants a cohesive and cooperative locker room. While the fantasy marriage of Brown and/or Bell with the Colts might be ideal, don't get your hopes up.

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