Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 6:14pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has entered the league's mandated concussion protocol, but there is optimism he'll be ready to return for Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4.

    Huddle Up: Gronk was clocked on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first half of the AFC Championship Game and unable to return. He has two weeks to shake the cobwebs and get himself ready for the big game.

  • Case Keenum - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 6:13pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum could receive the franchise tag, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Minnesota will have some big decisions to make about the quarterback position this offseason. If Keenum does end up back under center to start 2018, he will be worth a look as a QB2.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 5:25pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan managed two grabs for 20 yards on four targets in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Hogan missed a chunk of time down the stretch due to a shoulder injury and he was clearly behind both Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola in the pecking order for receptions. He'll have two weeks to rest his bumps and bruises before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

  • Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 5:25pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola finished with seven receptions for 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: One of Amendola's touchdowns came on a nice toe-tap grab in the back of the end zone. He and Brandin Cooks really picked up the slack once Rob Gronkowski went down with a head injury in the first half. He'll be a big target in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis in two weeks.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 5:24pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks finished the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with six receptions for 100 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Cooks posted the big yardage and Danny Amendola had a pair of touchdowns, giving Tom Brady a pair of reliable targets once Rob Gronkowski left the game with a head injury.

  • Dion Lewis - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 5:10pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis ran nine times for 34 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he tacked on seven receptions for 32 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Lewis led the way with 16 total touches and 66 yards, although he also had a lost fumble. He'll be the back of choice in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis in two weeks, too. He finished the regular season with 896 yards and six rushing touchdowns.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 5:09pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 26 of his 38 pass attempts for 290 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Brady will be playing in his eighth Super Bowl in 16 NFL seasons, as the legend continues to grow. Love him or hate him, he is a winner who has found a way to get it done, usually without a huge supporting cast in the skill positions around him.

  • Dede Westbrook - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:11pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook managed just one receptions for 29 yards on three targets in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Westbrook has plenty of big-play potential, but a core muscle injury caused him to miss a huge chunk of the season. He showed signs of life down the stretch and he should benefit from a full offseason program if he can stay healthy. Westbrook could be a fantasy sleeper into 2018 depending on how the personnel moves go during the offseason, as Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are each impending unrestricted free agents.

  • Marcedes Lewis - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:10pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis had one catch for four yards and his first-career NFL postseason touchdown in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Lewis didn't factor into the game plan much after his second quarter scoring grab, although he is always instrumental as a blocking tight end. The veteran should be back playing a healthy amount of snaps in 2018, but he isn't much of a fantasy factor at this point of his career.

  • Corey Grant - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:08pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Corey Grant ran one for two yards in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added three receptions for 59 yards.

    Huddle Up: Grant showed tremendous hands out of the backfield and bursts of speed, and he could be someone who finds himself with a larger role in 2018 depending on the team's offseason personnel moves.

  • Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:01pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee posted four receptions for 41 yards on a team-high eight targets in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Lee showed glimpses of brilliance during the regular season, helping fill the early void once Allen Robinson went down with a season-ending injury. He heads into the offseason as a impending unrestricted free agent, so his fantasy outlook for 2018 is a bit unclear.

  • Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:44pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns finished with six receptions and 80 yards on seven receptions in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Hurns did a decent job when he was healthy, stepping up once Allen Robinson went down with a season-ending injury. However, he is normally more of a WR4 or WR5 in fantasy leagues, and should be treated as such heading into 2018.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:43pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 25 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added two catches for six yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Yeldon didn't do a whole lot in the regular season, but he did step up in the postseason to hold his own when Leonard Fournette needed a breather. If he can ascend to and keep the No. 2 spot behind Fournette in 2018, he might be worth a look in deeper leagues as a handcuff, particularly PPR formats. It depends on the team's personnel moves in the offseason.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:34pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette rushed 24 times for 76 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added two grabs for 13 yards.

    Huddle Up: Fournette was instrumental in Jacksonville's turnaround from doormat to contender this season, as the rookie posted 1,040 rushing yards, nine touchdowns on the ground and one receiving score during the regular season. He'll be a fantasy mainstay for many years to come.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:33pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 23-of-36 passes for 293 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Bortles and his teammates were outscored 14-3 in the decisive fourth quarter to derail their chances at a first Super Bowl appearance, but it was a great season for the Jags. He finished the regular season with a 60.2 completion percentage, 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. As such, he'll be in the low-end QB1 fantasy discussion in larger leagues, but he should mostly be a QB2 in most formats.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) will not return to the AFC Championship game because of his head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski may have suffered a concussion during the game, but owners should know more about his status after the games. He probably would be considered questionable if the team makes it to Super Bowl LII.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is officially active for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Thielen will be able to play despite the back injury and should have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy wide receiver in most leagues this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) is considered questionable to return to the AFC Championship game because of a head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski will not return to the game if he is diagnosed with a concussion, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He could return to the game if he is cleared by doctors.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:34pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) left the AFC Championship game early after suffering a hit to the head and was taken to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski likely is being checked for a concussion and would need to be cleared before he is allowed to play again. Owners should monitor the situation during the game.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 12:43pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) suffered a couple of slight fractures in his back during the Divisional Round playoff game but plans to play in the NFC Championship game, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Thielen probably will see a normal workload despite the injury and should be one of the main options in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver this week.

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