Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/24/19 7:59pm ET

    New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder said he is excited to play in head coach Adam Gase's offense because of how it utilizes slot receivers.

    Huddle Up: Crowder's 2018 season was marred by an ankle injury, but if he stays healthy, he could become a dependable target for Sam Darnold. Crowder is worth a look as a WR4 in PPR formats.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/24/19 7:50pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's contract talks are 'still ongoing,' according to general manager Kevin Colbert. 'This is probably his last contract as an NFL player, so it's significant,' Colbert said.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger is coming off of one of his most productive seasons as a passer, and even with the loss of Antonio Brown, he is still a solid bet for low-end QB1 production in 2019.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/24/19 3:06pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL Sunday, March 24.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots have lost Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen this offseason, so they probably will be looking for a tight end early in the 2019 NFL Draft. None of the other tight ends on the Patriots roster have a lot of fantasy value.

  • Phillip Lindsay - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/24/19 9:08am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is unlikely to be ready for the team's draft-week bonus minicamp as he recovers from wrist surgery, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday, March 24.

    Huddle Up: No real worries at the moment as this has been the planned recovery time all along. As long as Lindsay is cleared to go for most of training camp, he'll remain a RB2 draft consideration.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/23/19 10:47pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 231 pounds, intends to add muscle during the offseason and wants to play at 250 pounds in 2019. 'I'm getting it. I'm going to play bigger this year. I'm about 250. Yeah. A solid 250. It's just about hydration and being at the peak body, too,'' Winston said.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear why Winston feels the need to put on weight, although fantasy owners will probably take it if it allows him to stay on the field and improve on his deep passing. The arrival of head coach Bruce Arians figures to be a boon to his career, and there is little question he has a capable supporting cast with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard as his primary targets. If he doesn't thrive this season, he'll likely have no one but himself to blame.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/23/19 8:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson called his 2018 season 'decent' and believes he is capable of more in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards last year, but with Derrius Guice expected to be fully recovered from a knee injury, Peterson looks like more of a handcuff than a fantasy starter.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 3/22/19 6:39pm ET

    Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) said on his Twitter feed that his time with the Los Angeles Rams 'was fun' and that he enjoyed the opportunity.

    Huddle Up: Anderson was speaking like a player who doesn't expect to be back with the Rams in 2019. However, he did show that he has a little gas left in the tank in the right offense, and depending on where he signs, he could have some appeal as a depth option for fantasy owners.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 3/22/19 9:24am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and the team is closing in on a contract extension that would pay him $20 million a year over a four- or five-year deal, according to a source. Jones also would receive $50-60 million in new guarantees.

    Huddle Up: Jones just turned 30 and is eyeing one last mega-deal for his career after leading the league with 1,677 receiving yards last season. He's been a top-10 fantasy wideout in each of the last five seasons, and there's no reason to expect anything less over the next few seasons.

  • Malcolm Brown - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 3/22/19 6:22am ET

    Los Angeles Rams restricted free-agent RB Malcolm Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet by the Detroit Lions was matched by the Rams Friday, March 22. He'll receive a $100,000 signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Brown will be an option late in drafts to handcuff to Todd Gurley, but he could also carve a niche in the offense to keep Gurley fresh early in the season.

  • O.J. Howard - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/21/19 6:57pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) spent time running routes and catching passes from Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Thursday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: Howard was having a TE1 campaign in 2018 before an injury ended his season early, but he should be back at full strength well before the start of next season. He is a big-play weapon from the tight end spot and could finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/21/19 6:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is unlikely to have a role in the offense if he remains with the team in 2019, in the opinion of Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Howard has always struggled to make an impact in the passing game, and after regressing as a between-the-tackles runner last year, the Bears don't have much incentive to feature him in the offense. Feel free to take a flier on him in the final rounds of drafts, but don't count on him to be a contributor for your fantasy squad.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/21/19 6:25pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) has been working out with teammates this offseason, according to RB Adrian Peterson.

    Huddle Up: Reed managed to play in 13 games last season, but it didn't translate into much production on the field. Between constant health issues and slipping per-game numbers, Reed is no more than a late-round lottery ticket heading into 2019.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 3/21/19 6:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Henry should open the year as the starting tight end for the Chargers and a low-end TE1 candidate for fantasy owners.

  • Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 3/21/19 6:08pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said his recovery is where it is 'supposed to be' at this point in the process.

    Huddle Up: Kupp is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season. He was Jared Goff's go-to target on third downs and in the red zone prior to the injury, and Kupp should be able to deliver WR2 numbers, especially in PPR formats.

  • Stephen Gostkowski - PK - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/21/19 3:54pm ET

    Free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots) is making progress in contract talks with the New England Patriots. Gostkowski has also received interest from other teams.

    Huddle Up: Gostkowski struggled at times this past season but still can be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/21/19 7:45am ET

    Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: Cook had a big year last year, and he could be in line for a bigger one in the Saints' offense. He'll be a low-end TE1 in fantasy with the Saints.

  • Peyton Barber - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/20/19 10:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber said in a radio interview Wednesday, March 20 that he has a lot to prove. 'I want to break 1,000 yards and prove I'm an every down running back,' Barber said.

    Huddle Up: Barber re-signed for one year and head coach Bruce Arians has spoken glowingly of the back since taking over the head coaching job. If he is used as the bellcow back in 2019, he could be a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/20/19 4:56pm ET

    Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is close to an agreement with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Cook is coming off the best season of his career but would have a chance to improve on those stats with the Saints. He likely would have a solid role in the Saints passing game and likely would be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

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