Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 2/5/16 9:44am ET

    New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is dealing with a torn fascia in his calf -- a rare injury. He is still expected to make a full recovery and should avoid any long-term issues.

    Huddle Up: We've been waiting for Cruz to fully recover from his injuries for the past two seasons; meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr has taken over as the Giants' top pass-catcher. So even if Cruz does eventually fully recover, his role in New York is significantly less than what it was prior to his spate of injuries.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray could be courted by the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders or Dallas Cowboys if he does not return to the Eagles next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Those three teams were interested in Murray last offseason before he signed with the Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Seattle would seem to be a less-likely destination now after the emergence of rookie Thomas Rawls this past season, and a return to the Cowboys would seem to make the most sense if the financial details can be hammered out.

  • Alfred Morris - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be able to test free agency this offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. If Morris is not offered a deal to his liking, then the Redskins may entertain re-signing Morris.

    Huddle Up: Morris may be the latest former big-name RB to find a lack of open-market suitors considering that his rushing totals and yard-per-carry average have declined steadily in each of his four seasons.

  • Travis Benjamin - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin said he could get a deal done with the Browns before March. Furthermore, he spoke with new head coach Hue Jackson, who said he loves Benjamin's skill set and that 2016 will hopefully be a great season for the Browns.

    Huddle Up: While Benjamin isn't a No. 1 WR, his 2015 breakout season (68-966-5) and kick-return skills certainly make him a valuable asset for the talent-poor Browns.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) did not require surgery on his knee or back, according to reports.

    Huddle Up: Gronk certainly put up healthy numbers in the AFC title game (8-144-1), and don't look now but he's played in 15 regular-season games in back-to-back seasons.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen has 22 receptions on passes thrown between 15 and 30 yards downfield in 2015 (including playoffs), the most since New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and former New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham each had 21 in 2011.

    Huddle Up: Olsen finished with career highs in targets (124) and receiving yards (1,104) and is Cam Newton's go-to- target given the team's WR question marks. Look for Newton to look his way plenty again come Sunday as consistently covering tight ends has been one of the few trouble spots this season for the Denver D.

  • T.J. Ward - S - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/4/16 12:36pm ET

    Denver Broncos Ss T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (knee) all practiced Wednesday, Feb. 3, and head coach Gary Kubiak expects all three to play in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers. Ward only slightly favored his ankle while running, and Stewart was running well without limitations.

    Huddle Up: Good news for an already-strong Denver defense which had to finish the regular season and the fourth quarter of the AFC title game with its fifth- and sixth-string safeties.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is engaged in discussions to re-sign with the Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Expect a deal to be struck before Cousins can hit the open market given the league-wide demand for any kind of semi-competent QB help.

  • Greg Jennings - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Greg Jennings is unlikely to return to the Dolphins in 2016.

    Huddle Up: Jennings will turn 33 in September and looks to be nearing the end of the line as his receiving numbers have decreased each of the last three seasons, falling to 19-208-1 last season in South Beach.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016. Cameron has a $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit next season.

    Huddle Up: Cameron didn't miss a start last season but never seemed to develop a true groove in the Miami offense, catching 35 of his 70 targets for 386 yards and three TDs.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is still resting his torn plantar fascia in his right foot, but he's close to full strength.

    Huddle Up: The healing process is a little slower now for the 37-year-old Brees, but he should be good to go by the time OTAs roll around.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy was listed at 234 pounds during the season, but beat writer Rob Reischel says it is a good bet Lacy was at least 25 pound heavier than that. During his 61-yard run in the playoff against the Arizona Cardinals he took 12.02 seconds to complete the play.

    Huddle Up: The Packers have already said they want Lacy to drop 30 pounds before training camp 2016 opens, so that 25-pound overage is a conservative estimation. Certainly Lacy will need to run something better than a 12-second 60 to remain in the Packers' good graces.

  • Marvin Jones - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones is excited to test the free-agent market this offseason. 'I love Cincinnati, but at the same time I am a free agent,' Jones said. 'It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. It's just an exciting process.' Jones does not want to give the Bengals a hometown discount as he prefers to approach free agency from all angles and hope an irresistible offer arises.

    Huddle Up: Jones could get out from under AJ Green's shadow by leaving Cincinnati, plus he could find a WR1 role and a paycheck commensurate with those duties. Worst-case he returns to a quality offense in Cincinnati with a decent pay hike and a defined role.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    The New York Jets are not and have not been interested in San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has wanted out of San Francisco for months now, and the hiring of new head coach Chip Kelly hasn't changed his stance. A trade remains very likely.

    Huddle Up: While the marriage of Kaepernick and Kelly seems ideal, that may not be how things shake out in San Francisco. So expect Kaep to be linked with just about every available quarterback opening this offseason until either Kelly anoints him as his quarterback or he lands with a new team.

  • Khiry Robinson - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (leg) has been cleared for jogging. Robinson is recovering from a broken leg he suffered late last season.

    Huddle Up: Robinson is a restricted free agent who could return to New Orleans as a compliment to Mark Ingram--or he could find a larger role elsewhere via the open market. He'll need to demonstrate he's healthy before other teams are willing to crack open the wallet, so being cleared for light running is a step in the right direction.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall said he doesn't want the team to acquire San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and wants the team to re-sign impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. 'I don't want Kaepernick,' Marshall said on ESPN's 'First Take.' 'I think he's good. My guy's Fitz,' Marshall explained. 'It's nothing against Kaepernick, but what I'm saying is that I have my quarterbacks and I'm good.'

    Huddle Up: Nothing wrong with a wide receiver going to bat for his quarterback. And with Fitz facing free agency, he has to feel pretty good about the team's top target having his back.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/4/16 11:07am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (hip) said he's been told he'll need a hip replacement surgery 'down the road' and that he'll try to handle any potential issues with his neck and back in the future.

    Huddle Up: As if you needed further evidence Peyton is getting old, now he needs a hip replacement. Enjoy what may be Manning's final rodeo in Super Bowl 50 before he heads off to late-afternoon buffets and shuffleboard tournaments at the rest home.

  • James Jones - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/4/16 11:06am ET

    Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones will be 32 this offseason, and typically general manager Ted Thompson avoids receivers of that advanced age. However, Jones played 1,205 out of 1,316 snaps (91.6 percent) while leading the team in receiving yardage (971) with 17.8 yards per reception. He is also a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers.

    Huddle Up: The Packers could follow the same path as last year, when they let Jones walk via free agency before scooping him back up after he was released by the Giants. With Jordy Nelson returning and young receivers like Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams all battling for reps the Packers don't have a burning need for a 32-year-old wideout like they did at the beginning of the 2015 season.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/4/16 11:06am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams was a huge disappointment last season, dropping 12 of his 96 targets, or 12.5 percent. He also averaged just 9.7 yards per reception, and only 3.0 yards after the catch. Beat writer Rob Reischel feels Adams might simply be in a fight for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason.

    Huddle Up: When Jordy Nelson went down with a season-ending knee injury Adams was immediately elevated to elite fantasy status, so he was a double disappointment--to both Packer fans and fantasy owners. Too early to write him off, but he'll have to compete with Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis for a spot in Green Bay's receiver rotation in 2016.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/4/16 11:06am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) started to run recently and he is hopeful of being a full participant when training camp begins this summer. 'I think Jordy will come back better than ever,' head coach Mike McCarthy said. 'Just like you knew he would, he's so far ahead with the rehab, he looks great. There's no reason to think he won't be as good as new.'

    Huddle Up: The Packers dearly missed Nelson as a field-stretching target for Aaron Rodgers and a defender magnet to open things up for Green Bay's other receivers. With speed such an integral part of his game, Packer fans and fantasy owners will be watching Nelson's recovery closely this August.

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