Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Zay Jones - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/14/18 9:03am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Jan. 16, to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder that he played with for the majority of the season, according to his father.

    Huddle Up: Jones finished the season with 316 yards and two touchdowns but has a solid chance to improve those numbers next season. He should be a top-three receiver for the Bills in 2018 and could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/14/18 8:43am ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps strain during the first quarter the Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Mariota will have the entire offseason to recover from the injury and should return to the field at some point during offseason workouts. He was a disappointment for fantasy owners this season and probably should be seen as a No. 2 quarterback next season.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/14/18 8:39am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Brown is a risky option for fantasy owners because of the calf injury, but he should have a big role on offense against the Jaguars. He can be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/14/18 7:24am ET

    The National Football League is currently investigating whether the Carolina Panthers properly followed concussion protocol with QB Cam Newton during the NFC Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 7. Newton was poked in the eye and also suffered a knee injury after taking a hit to the head from DT David Onyemata. A league source said the injured knee was a contributing factor to Newton staggering to the ground and having difficulty maintaining his balance. He was taken to the team's blue medical tent on the sidelines for evaluation but was not sent to the locker room, as the league's new rules require.

    Huddle Up: Although an MRI exam on Newton's knee came back positive, the injury was not considered serious and he would have been able to play this weekend if the Panthers had advanced in the playoffs. He should be considered a low-end QB1 heading into the 2018 season.

  • James White - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:51pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 29 yards and a score in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: White didn't score during the regular season, but he now has five touchdowns in his last two postseason games. Dion Lewis is the safest bet in New England's backfield, but if Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee remain sidelined next weekend, White could be a sneaky DFS play.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:46pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught three passes on nine targets for 32 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Cooks' fantasy owners should be used to this. Playing in an offense that spreads the ball around, Cooks is going to remain prone to the occasional clunker.

  • Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:36pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola caught 11 passes on 13 targets for 112 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Amendola had more catches and more yards than he had during any game during the regular season. He could be a nice DFS sleeper next weekend in case the trend continues.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:29pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six passes on nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: As long as Gronkowski stays healthy, you can expect strong lines from him as long as the Patriots stay alive in the postseason.

  • Dion Lewis - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:25pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught nine passes for 79 yards in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Lewis' recent momentum carried into the playoffs, and he needs to be considered a RB1 if you are playing playoff fantasy football of any type.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/13/18 9:19pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 35 of his 53 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Brady carved up Tennessee's secondary, and if you are playing playoff fantasy football, he should continue to deliver big results.

  • Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/13/18 9:11pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis caught five passes on eight targets for 63 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: His rookie year was marred by injuries, but Davis flashing his upside was the lone bright spot in an otherwise ugly playoff loss. He should be a solid fantasy sleeper for 2018.

  • Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/13/18 9:07pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker caught six passes on seven targets for 85 yards in a 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: It was only the second time all season Decker has topped 80 receiving yards, and he never really clicked with Marcus Mariota. He will be a free agent this offseason, and he will need to land in the right spot to resurrect his fantasy value.

  • Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/13/18 9:01pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 12 times for 28 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards in a 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: New England shut down Henry early, and Tennessee had to abandon the run after falling behind. There is a chance DeMarco Murray doesn't return in 2018, and if that's the case, Henry will have RB1 potential.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/13/18 8:54pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed 22 of his 37 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns and rushed four times for 37 yards in a 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Mariota put together a decent game despite the lopsided nature of the score. Overall, his 2017 season was a disappointment from a fantasy perspective, and he will be an upside QB2 heading into 2018.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/13/18 7:25pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) said he played the end of the season with a sprained medial collateral ligament and a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, but he is hoping to avoid offseason surgery.

    Huddle Up: Freeman should enter 2018 as the lead back for Atlanta, but with Tevin Coleman also in the mix, Freeman should be viewed as a high-end RB2.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 1/13/18 6:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be given the franchise tag if a long-term contract is not reached by March 6, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, but Maiocco is confident the two sides will agree to a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo showed intriguing potential after being given the starting gig, and there's a good chance he is drafted as a low-end QB1 in 2018.

  • Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/18 6:03pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz caught three passes for 32 yards in a 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Ertz has been slowed by injuries in the second half, and the quarterback change from Carson Wentz to Nick Foles didn't help either. Ertz may be effective at your tight end spot against either New Orleans or Minnesota.

  • Torrey Smith - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/18 5:58pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith caught three passes for 39 yards in a 15-10 NFC divisional playoff win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Smith had found his niche under Carson Wentz, and it looks like he might have bottomed out under Nick Foles. If Foles can spread the wealth around next week against a tough defense in New Orleans or Minnesota, Smith could see a few points for fantasy owners.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/18 5:52pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery caught four of five targeted passes for 61 yards and led his team in receiving Saturday, Jan. 13. The Eagles won the NFC Divisional playoff game, 15-10.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery should be a solid WR1 start for Philadelphia. It looks like he and Nick Foles have a chemistry and a rapport together, and that's all you can ask for a team that lost Carson Wentz a few weeks back.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/13/18 5:36pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount scored a touchdown for the Eagles in his team's 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Blount finished with nine carries and 19 yards rushing.

    Huddle Up: Blount could be effective in short-yardage situations, especially if Philadelphia struggles against its opponent next week. Keep an eye on Blount for fantasy contests.

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