Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Dion Sims - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/26/16 2:50pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Dion Sims (ankle) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: Jordan Cameron has already been ruled out for Week 4, so Sims could provide a sneaky start on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. He'll be a cheap option in daily formats after catching four passes for 46 yards last week after Cameron was injured.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/26/16 2:46pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Sept. 26. Foster's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: The signs are pointing to Foster missing at least another week, especially since the Dolphins play on Thursday in Week 4. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams will comprise a committee backfield, but that backfield is too much of a crapshoot right now to seriously consider starting anyone. If hard pressed, though, Ajayi is the better bet.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/26/16 2:41pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Monday, Sept. 26. Parker's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: Parker will be good to go for Thursday night if he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both saw great success in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and Parker is a nice start in Week 4 after totaling 11 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown the last two weeks.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/26/16 2:35pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder) did not practice Monday, Sept. 26. Landry's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: The Denver Broncos thrashed the Cincinnati Bengals through the air in Week 3, which bodes well for Landry and the passing game on Thursday night if Landry can take the field. Assuming he's good to go, he'll be a fringe PPR WR1 for Week 4.

  • Virgil Green - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/26/16 1:31pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) is considered day-to-day with a calf injury.

    Huddle Up: Green has been more involved in the passing game this year when he's been healthy. His progress will need to be monitored throughout the week, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't necessarily been accommodating to tight ends this year. Green will still be a backup fantasy tight end if he does play.

  • Shane Vereen - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/26/16 1:06pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is expected to take two months to recover from triceps surgery, according to sources. He could be placed on the Reserve/Injured list and then come off later.

    Huddle Up: Vereen will still miss several weeks assuming he does go through with the surgery. Rashad Jennings, Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey will all see upticks in their workloads, but Rainey seems like the favorite to take over pass-catching duties out of the backfield. He is a top waiver wire consideration this week, especially for those who own Vereen.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/26/16 12:42pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is close to returning, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Eifert has missed the first three weeks of the season following ankle surgery in the offseason.

    Huddle Up: A.J. Green has been the make beneficiary of Eifert's misfortunes, but C.J. Uzomah has filled in well. Unfortunately, Uzomah doesn't produce enough to warrant a place in starting lineups. It may be best to keep Eifert on the bench when he returns, too, as he may be eased in.

  • Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/26/16 12:32pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (head) was cleared on the sideline to reenter the game in Week 3 Buffalo Bills, but he experienced a headache on Monday, Sept. 26, and entered the league's concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: Floyd has officially only missed one game in four seasons with the Cardinals, but he always seems to be struggling with injuries. With John Brown working through his own concussion issues, there may be work soon for Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson. Larry Fitzgerald may be in line for a busy day in Week 4 versus the Los Angeles Rams and is a recommended DFS option for that contest.

  • Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/26/16 11:51am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) left Week 3 with an injury initially feared to be an Achilles' tear, but team doctors have ruled it out after further examination. Instead, the team believes he only sprained his ankle.

    Huddle Up: Langford showed increased physicality in the preseason, but head coach John Fox thought he left yards on the field in Week 1 and appears to have resorted to his favored committee approach since. If Langford is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, rookie Jordan Howard may have just received his chance to become the new lead back in Chicago. With that said, it is difficult to recommend him as anything more than a flex given the Bears' current state of affairs.

  • Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/26/16 11:32am ET

    New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb), who missed Week 3 with a sprained thumb, could be ready to return against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Given the Giants are less than 24 hours out from declaring their starting running back out, this optimism may be more a product of their urgency than any real progress after the team lost Shane Vereen for the season on Monday. Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey figure to share touches should Jennings not be able to go, but neither player can be considered more than a desperation flex play against a very good defense.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/26/16 11:00am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) appears to have a decent chance to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Andy Reid admitted the team is being 'very cautious' in regards to Charles.

    Huddle Up: Spencer Ware is making the cautious approach look like the right approach thus far, although Week 3 marked the first time he failed to top 100 total yards despite receiving a season-high 21 touches. The Chiefs go on their bye in Week 5, so a case could be made to sit Charles out one more game. Either way, Charles appears headed for a timeshare with Ware - at least initially - once he makes his return.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/26/16 10:50am ET

    San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) 'wasn't close' to playing in Week 3 versus the Indianapolis Colts and is likely to miss Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints, according to Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Hunter Henry played all 59 snaps versus the Colts and fared well outside of a late fourth-quarter fumble that squashed any chance of a rally, finishing with five catches for 76 yards. It appears the rookie could be in for another busy day at the office in a plus-matchup at home versus New Orleans next week.

  • Shane Vereen - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/26/16 10:31am ET

    New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury that will require surgery.

    Huddle Up: Vereen turned 13 touches into 95 yards and a touchdown and was still in the game on the Giants' final offensive play in Week 3, so it is unclear when he suffered the injury. His loss stings a team that was already missing Rashad Jennings due to a thumb injury. Rookie Paul Perkins is the player that should slide into Vereen's role, but it appears New York doesn't believe he is ready yet. If Jennings is out again Week 4, expect Orleans Darkwa to get the start and Bobby Rainey to absorb Vereen's complementary role.

  • Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/26/16 10:18am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is expected to miss a few weeks with a hairline fracture in his fibula. Rawls missed the team's Week 3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers and could be out for a month, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Christine Michael erupted for 106 yards and two touchdowns on the ground Sunday. If Rawls is sidelined for a month as is being reported, Michael may very well have the feature-back role in Seattle locked up by the time he is able to return. With Russell Wilson also operating at far less than 100 percent, Michael may very well need to carry the offense for the foreseeable future. Consider him a low-end RB1 for now.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/26/16 9:53am ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) was diagnosed with a sprain to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee suffered during the team's Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Pete Carroll stated Wilson 'feel great' and is recovering well.

    Huddle Up: Considering he has a high ankle sprain on his right leg, Wilson unlikely 'feels great', but Carroll remains optimistic his quarterback will be ready to go in Week 4 versus the New York Jets. The fifth-year quarterback has understandably rushed for only 33 yards this season and can't be expected to be a top-level fantasy option when his mobility is compromised. Owners should seek other options at least for this week.

  • Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/26/16 9:40am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) will remain the starter, but head coach Doug Pederson said the team will continue to rotate backs even when Mathews is healthy.

    Huddle Up: The backfield was already trending toward the committee anyway, as Mathews has only touched the ball 12 times since logging 22 carries in the season opener. Darren Sproles should be considered the best option for Philly whenever the Eagles face a stout run defense, while Mathews is shaping up to be a touchdown-dependent flex option. Rookie Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner will also be involved, likely making this a backfield to avoid going forward.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/26/16 9:25am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is focused solely on playing again this season, according to a report from Pro Football Talk.

    Huddle Up: Peterson has to sit out until Week 11, but it would be mistake to rule him out for the season given his track record. Owners in deeper leagues or those with IR spots are advised to hold as long as possible in part because AP is one of the few true feature backs around, but Minnesota's offensive line has been so bad so far that he should be considered no more than a RB2 even if he does return. Jerick McKinnon will continue to serve as the lead back during his Peterson's absence.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/26/16 9:13am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will not play Monday, Sept. 26, against the Atlanta Falcons after missing most of the team's practices leading up to the Week 3 finale with a toe injury.

    Huddle Up: Snead missed practice on Thursday and Friday before getting a limited session in on Saturday, so this news isn't entirely unexpected. Rookie Michael Thomas and Coby Fleener should be more involved than usual in a plus-matchup, while Travaris Cadet and Mark Ingram could see a bit more work in the passing game as well.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/26/16 8:08am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster (groin) won't be rushed back, according to head coach Adam Gase, which casts him as doubtful for Week 4 Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Jay Ajayi had just seven rushes for 28 yards, but a touchdown saved his performance in Week 3. However, he lost a fumble in the game as well. He's a flex option against the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/26/16 7:19am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell will return from his three-game suspension in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Bell will face a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense in his season debut. He'll be a low-end RB1, but rust to a certain degree should be expected.

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