Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 27.

    Huddle Up: Charles wasn't expected to have much work in training camp anyway since he is coming off a torn ACL. He is still expected to be ready for the start of the season but his status is obviously worth tracking.

  • Bernard Pierce - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Free-agent RB Bernard Pierce (Jaguars) will sign with the New York Jets Wednesday, July 27.

    Huddle Up: He'll just add to the RB depth mix. Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are the only RB's expected to play any significant role this year.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is believed to be close to ending his impasse with the New York Jets, according to some that know him well.

    Huddle Up: The fantasy fortunes of Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall are running on the outcome of this impasse. Fitzpatrick is expected to sign at some point but until he does there is risk with the rest of this offense.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will report to training camp Thursday, July 28, despite displeasure with this contract. Brown is hopeful his contract situation will be addressed before the start of the season. He has $6.25 million and $8.71 million salaries the next two seasons.

    Huddle Up: No reason to worry about one of the NFL elite receivers. This is not a distraction.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) does not have a timetable for a return from foot surgery, although a league source said Tuesday, July 26, that he might be on track to return by the second week of preseason.

    Huddle Up: Cook could end up as a sneaky fantasy backup since he lands in Green Bay where he'll play with a top QB for the first time in his career. Cook topped out with a 49-759-3 stat line back in TEN but never but never managed more than a mediocre season with the Rams for three years. Aaron Rodgers is a major upgrade for Cook.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/27/16 2:52pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was a bit slimmer on the first day of training camp Tuesday, July 26, then he was for organized team activities (OTAs). He went back to P90X trainer Tony Horton for a second time this offseason, getting down to an estimated 240 pounds according to beat writer Pete Dougherty.

    Huddle Up: Lacy is provoking more confidence in fantasy drafts this year hoping that he can rediscover the form that had him with 1566 total yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/27/16 5:32pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace failed his conditioning test Wednesday, July 27. He will be able to take the test again Thursday, July 28.

    Huddle Up: Not the way Wallace wants to make a first impression. The 30 year old Wallace is on his fourth and possibly final team with a chance to redeem himself after a terrible season in MIN. He'll be tested tomorrow and should be in camp soon.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 7/27/16 5:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Nick Foles was released Wednesday, July 27.

    Huddle Up: Foles asked for his released knowing that the rookie Jared Goff is going to start. His release could end up with a chance to play with the Jets who continue to have an impasse with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 7/27/16 9:32pm ET

    Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Jets Wednesday, July 27, worth $12 million. Fitzpatrick can earn an additional $3 million based on the team's performance.

    Huddle Up: Great news for the entire Jets offense but in particular for Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker who combined for 189 catches for 2529 yards and 26 touchdowns. The second year for OC Chan Gailey's offense should be just as good - and possibly better with a returning Fitzpatrick.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 7/27/16 9:32pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has been cleared to participate in practice, but head coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin likely will be eased back into practice.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin will be a full year removed form his ACL tear and already turned in a 73-1008-9 stat line as a rookie. Cam Newton excelled last year even without his most talented receiver. With Benjamin back, the Panthers offense can be even better. He is expected to be good-to-go for Week 1.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/26/16 12:50pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 26. Head coach Mike McCarthy said there are no long-term concerns with Nelson, and he's likely to be activated at some point in training camp.

    Huddle Up: Since he's nearly had a full year since his preseason knee injury last August, Nelson's receovery looks to be nearly complete, but it would be completely understandable if the Pack played it safe with him this preseason.

  • Devin Hester - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/26/16 12:50pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester was released Tuesday, July 26.

    Huddle Up: The age-33-going-on-34 Hester may have another year or two left as a return specialist, but his fantasy-relevant WR days -- what few there were -- are in the rear-view mirror.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 7/26/16 12:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is likely in his final year with the Vikings as his salary hikes to $18 million in 2017, and QB Teddy Bridgewater is due for a large salary increase, according to beat writer Charley Walters.

    Huddle Up: It just wouldn't seem right seeing Peterson wearing something other than purple, but the combination of his big-$$$ deal and RB age (he turns 32 nextg March) could very well lead to a parting of ways. Given AD's seemingly super-human skills, though, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see him crank out 2-3 more strong seasons -- wherever he's at.

  • Julian Edelman - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/26/16 12:50pm ET

    New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) and RB Dion Lewis (knee) were all placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here as fantasy GMs are going to have to keep an eye on their progress through camp, and this trio may have to be drafted with leaps of faith and best-guess projections.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 7/26/16 1:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' workload won't be limited if he's healthy and returns to the player he was before his knee injury, according to beat writer Adam Teicher.

    Huddle Up: Andy Reid never has been shy about featuring his lead back, but given Charles' injury history and approaching 30th birthday combined with the skilled backups (Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware) now behind him, there is cause for some ? about J.C.'s overall share of the workload.

  • Will Tye - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 7/26/16 1:00pm ET

    New York Giants TE Will Tye is the favorite to start at tight end over TE Larry Donnell, in the opinion of NJ.com's Dan Duggan. TE Matt LaCosse is also expected to compete for the starting job.

    Huddle Up: Tye emerged in Donnell's injury absence in the second half of last season, but the best guess right now is that a full-blown TEBC develops and no one N.Y. TE becomes fantasy useful in the majority of leagues.

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/26/16 1:04pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will back up WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the outside in his rookie season, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. Keim also said Doctson is not expected to see much work in three-wide-receiver sets.

    Huddle Up: Doctson was the third WR off the board in the draft, but unlike his fellow first-round wideouts, he's landed with a team well-stocked in pass-catchers -- throwing in Washington TE Jordan Reed -- and his first-year fantasy expectations must be tempered as a result.

  • Anquan Boldin - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 7/26/16 3:57pm ET

    Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (49ers) is finalizing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: For those who were seeing a lot of value in Golden Tate and Marvin Jones stepping in for the Megatron-less Lions, this adds a new wrinkle to the depth chart -- and one which will take targets away from the two aforementioned wideouts.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/26/16 3:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) said he was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he recently tweaked his other knee, and not his knee that required season-ending surgery last year. Nelson added Week 1 is not in jeopardy, but he does not know when he will be ready to practice during training camp.

    Huddle Up: Yikes -- not what Nelson's fantasy owners and Packer Nation wanted to hear, but it certainly sounds like it could've been worse. It's not time to drop Nelson on your WR board, but a little more deep thought needs to take place when weighing him with the other mid-to-low-end WR1s. In the meantime, don't expect to see Nelson much -- if at all -- this preseason.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 7/26/16 10:45pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has received medical clearance to participate fully in training camp, according to a source. Kaepernick had a torn left labrum repaired this offseason in addition to surgery on his right thumb and left knee.

    Huddle Up: That means we'll have two healthy combatants for what figures to be one of the more intriguing and tightly contested QB battles of August. Let the duel begin ...

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