Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brett Favre - QB - Free Agent
    Posted 7/21/19 1:00pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was likened to former NFL QB Brett Favre, by Favre himself. 'There's no question that the sky is the limit for Baker,' Favre said. 'And, yeah, I think his style of play, and I've heard the same thing about (Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick) Mahomes, and I agree with both, that their styles of play - if you had to pick a former player - would certainly match up to my style.' Favre complimented Mayfield's demeanor and improvisation in particular.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy expectations are exorbitantly high for Mayfield entering his sophomore season following the Browns' addition of WR Odell Beckham Jr. He should be one of the first five to eight QBs off the board.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 7/21/19 12:36pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Jordan Matthews is expected to make the 53-man roster along with Dante Pettis, Marquise Goodwin, Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.

    Huddle Up: Matthews is one of the most experienced members of a young receiving group at training camp. The 27-year-old caught 20 of 28 targets for 300 yards and two touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He has been in decline for the last several years, but he's still young and could prove to be a fantasy option by the end of the year.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/21/19 12:21pm ET

    Denver Broncos RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman remind offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello of former Atlanta Falcons running mates Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman has since moved on to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.

    Huddle Up: Lindsay and Freeman combined for 1,558 rushing yards and 313 receiving yards with 15 total touchdowns last season. Lindsay, an undrafted free agent in 2018, is expected to stay on top of the backfield depth chart entering his second year.

  • Noah Fant - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/21/19 12:03pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant is impressing with his run blocking so far in training camp. 'One of the things I think was undervalued with him ahead of the draft is I think he's an excellent run-blocker,' Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello said Sunday, July 21.

    Huddle Up: At first glance this doesn't seem important to Fant's fantasy prospects, but it may help get him on the field for more snaps as a rookie. Value him as a low-end TE2.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/21/19 12:02pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones reported for training camp Sunday, July 21, as he continues waiting for a new contract. The 30-year-old enters the 2019 campaign on the second-to-last year of his current deal and will carry a cap hit of $12.9 million.

    Huddle Up: Jones remains in the conversation for the best receiver in fantasy football and should be a sure-fire first-round pick.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 7/21/19 11:47am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: Mixon shook a ho-hum rookie season to finish as fantasy's ninth-ranked running back in 2018. Look for him to cement himself as an elite back this season, so value him as mid-level RB1 with upside in drafts.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/21/19 10:06am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is believed to be making plans for an out-of-country trip to begin a holdout as his teammates report to training camp in the coming week, a source said Saturday, July 20.

    Huddle Up: A situation to closely monitor as Elliott is a near-consensus top-five overall fantasy pick. Currently listed behind him on the depth chart are second-year back Darius Jackson and rookies Tony Pollard and Mike Weber -- names that will become much more familiar should Elliott's holdout linger into mid-August.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 7/21/19 9:27am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles is preparing for his debut season with the Jags and has been focusing on his diet along with his mental and spiritual health. 'I'm a firm believer that if you're putting the right things in your body and you take care of it, then you're going to be more resilient and able to handle all kinds of situations,' Foles said recently. 'Everyone can relate to this: When adversity hits in life, if you're feeling really energized and healthy because you've been getting great sleep and eating well, your body feels good, then it's easier to handle a stressful situation than when you feel like garbage.'

    Huddle Up: Foles will provide an upgrade over Blake Bortles, but he won't have as talented of a supporting cast as he had in Philly. Regard him as QB3 for now.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/21/19 9:12am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to camp with his teammates Sunday, July 21. Jones is seeking a new contract, and owner Arthur Blank said the team is amenable to giving him one.

    Huddle Up: Jones, now 30, has topped 1,400 receiving yards in each of the last five seasons and remains an elite WR1 in fantasy.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/20/19 10:19pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) is expected to be completely recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament in time to play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

    Huddle Up: Fuller missed the entirety of spring workouts and figures to be limited at best early in training camp, but he will be roughly 10 months removed from surgery by the time the Texans visit the Saints on Sept. 9. Of course, his biggest challenge will be staying on the field - something he has struggled to do as a pro. He's a high-end WR3 who owners need to have a backup plan for, as he has missed 17 of a possible 48 games in his three-year NFL career.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 7/20/19 7:54pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill could be traded early next season if a contract extension can't be worked out, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.

    Huddle Up: Hill should be headed for another year of WR1 production as one of the main weapons in Kansas City's high-powered offense, but his ceiling could change dramatically if he switches teams. The trade talk is just speculation for now, but it is one more reason to try to acquire Mecole Hardman in keeper formats.

  • David Moore - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 7/20/19 7:34pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore will open the season as a top-three receiver, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.

    Huddle Up: Tyler Lockett is likely to be the top target in the passing attack, but the pecking order is wide open from there. With Seattle looking to replace Doug Baldwin, Moore could be worth a flier as a WR5.

  • D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/20/19 6:58pm ET

    Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman's performance this year will be a 'season-long audition' to show he deserves to be the lead back in 2020, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

    Huddle Up: Lamar Miller enters 2019 as the starter, but he is also in a contract year. Foreman is a high-end handcuff in redraft leagues for now, but his upside in keeper formats is enormous. By next season, he could be the featured back in a potent offense.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/20/19 6:20pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could see a 'bigger market share of carries' this season, specifically near the goal line and in short-yardage situations, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Freeman could essentially serve as a power back, giving him some value in touchdown-only formats. Overall, Phillip Lindsay is still the Denver back to own, but his owners should target Freeman as an insurance policy.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 7/20/19 1:17pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals TE Charles Clay (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 20.

    Huddle Up: Clay has a good chance to be the starter for the Cardinals this season but may not have a big role in the passing game. He probably can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/20/19 12:51pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco threw three interceptions during practice Saturday, July 20.

    Huddle Up: Flacco is on track to be the starting quarterback this season and will look to post better numbers than he did last season. He will have a decent receiving corps to work with this season but likely will only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Noah Fant - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/19/19 7:32pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant 'found success' running quick out routes and catching passes in the flats during practice Friday, July 19, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com.

    Huddle Up: Fant's blocking will be a work in progress, but his ability as a receiver should keep him on the field enough to warrant a look as a TE2.

  • Cameron Brate - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 7/19/19 5:40pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) said he has been medically cleared and will be 100 percent for training camp.

    Huddle Up: Brate likely will be sharing playing time with O.J. Howard but could still have a decent role in the passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 2 tight end in some fantasy leagues in 2019.

  • Justin Watson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 7/19/19 12:02pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Justin Watson worked 'extensively' in the slot this spring, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

    Huddle Up: As Auman states, there has been a lot of offseason talk about Chris Godwin working in the slot. Godwin will still get plenty of time inside and probably be the primary slot option in Tampa Bay, but he won't be the only one that spends time there. Owners can continue drafting Godwin high because he is poised to break out regardless of where he lines up, but Watson is a name to remember as a highly athletic player capable of becoming what Godwin turned into last season.

  • Drew Lock - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/19/19 10:54am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is a 'hard-throwing pitcher who doesn't know how to pitch yet,' head coach Vic Fangio said Friday, July 19.

    Huddle Up: Barring an injury to veteran starter Joe Flacco, don't expect to see much of Lock this season, especially early. He's a dynasty league consideration only.

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