Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 2/24/17 10:26am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles did not receive a full commitment to remain the starter from Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin on Friday, Feb. 24.

    Huddle Up: It should be noted Coughlin did not indicate the Jaguars would be moving on from Bortles either. Chad Henne and Brandon Allen are the only other quarterbacks on the roster, so any realistic challenger is going to have to come via free agency or the draft. Bortles is the odds-on favorite to remain the starter in Jacksonville, but he is firmly in QB2 territory in fantasy.

  • Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/24/17 8:33am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was doing drills at the team's facility Friday, Feb. 24.

    Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role next year with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson potentially gone. He'll have to prove it in camp, though. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on how things shake out.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/24/17 6:57am ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor could be atop the Buffalo Bills' wish list in free agency.

    Huddle Up: Pryor has shown a willingness to re-sign with the Browns after a 77-1,007-4 season. Pryor is a low-end WR3 but would have a higher ceiling with an established quarterback.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/23/17 6:28pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford's future with the team beyond 2017 isn't set in stone, according to general manager Chris Spielman, and Spielman said the future of the quarterback position remains 'in flux.'

    Huddle Up: Bradford's future with Minnesota likely depends on the health of Teddy Bridgewater. In the meantime, Bradford is locked in as the starter for 2017, but he is merely a midrange QB2 for fantasy purposes.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 2/23/17 3:44pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) ran publicly for the first time -- albeit in a pool during a rehab session at the University of Alabama -- since having ankle surgery a few months ago Thursday, Feb. 23.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Lacy's injury that cost him 11 games of the 2016 season won't affect his status going into training camp. However, it remains to be seen where he'll end up, as the Packers may let him go into free agency. Lacy proved he can still be an effective starting running back, as he was averaging a career-high 5.1 yards per carry prior to going down with his ankle issue. His potential new situation will dictate where he should go in drafts next season.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 2/23/17 2:48pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman produced the best numbers of any backfield combination in 2016. Their main production came in the endzone, tallying a combined 24 total touchdowns. Freeman finished with over 1,500 total yards, while Coleman finished just shy of 1,000 total yards.

    Huddle Up: Freeman will be the main guy going forward, but Coleman deserves credit. Despite backing up Freeman, Coleman ended the season as the RB18, one spot behind Lamar Miller and one spot ahead of Todd Gurley. It's hard to imagine they'll have similar seasons, but they have proven that they can successfully coexist. View Freeman as an RB1 with more value in PPR leagues, while Coleman should be drafted as an RB2.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/23/17 12:38pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is still in limbo. General manager Rick Spielman said Minnesota hasn't yet made a decision on their running back, but it's unlikely that Peterson remains a Viking if he's not willing to take a big pay cut. He is due $18 million next season.

    Huddle Up: Drafting Peterson this offseason is much too risky of a proposition after he suffered another serious knee injury last year. He has missed 28 games the last three seasons and may be close to the end of his career. He obviously has RB1 potential when he's healthy, but it's just too risky to take him in RB1 territory, wherever he plays.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/23/17 10:25am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will be able to participate in all of the Dolphins' offseason activities. He will not undergo reconstructive surgery on his severely sprained knee. Weeks ago, Tannehill passed a battery of tests that determined the functionality and stability of his knees. Furthermore, Tannehill will not be more susceptible to future anterior cruciate ligament injuries in his left knee. Tannehill's rigorous rehabilitation program, including adult stem cell treatment, brought just as good results as surgery would have, according to team doctors and athletic trainers. Tannehill will play the 2017 season with a brace on the knee.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill has plenty of time to get used to his knee and playing with the brace. Don't be surprised if he's held back somewhat in the offseason program, but he'll be good to go for the regular season as of now. Tannehill has yet to reach that 'next level' in his career and remains a backup fantasy quarterback.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 2/23/17 5:49am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is still considering whether he wants to continue playing in 2017, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Cutler turns 34 in April and has missed games in seven straight seasons. If he continues his career, it'll likely be with another team. He'll be a QB2 without a lot of upside.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 2/22/17 9:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford totaled six touchdown passes over the final two weeks of the season - a total that surpassed the number of interceptions he threw all season (five).

    Huddle Up: Bradford played at least 14 games for the fourth time in his career last season, but 2016 marked the first time in those years he threw fewer than 13 interceptions. He has arguably the best supporting cast he's ever had at the moment with Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph all coming off career years. The Vikings are going to need to address their offensive line if they hope to keep Bradford mostly healthy again next year, but he has emerged as a matchup-based QB2 in fantasy at the very least.

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 8:42pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell amassed 82 carries for 411 yards and two touchdowns while adding 21 catches for 141 yards over the final four games of the regular season.

    Huddle Up: It's worth remembering Powell pulled off this feat with Bryce Petty and Ryan Fitzpatrick under center and behind a banged-up offensive line as well as a defense that didn't look like it cared at times toward the end of the season. Powell's strong finish should put him in line to begin 2017 no worse than a split backfield partner, although the film suggests he should start over Matt Forte. As such, Powell should be considered a high-upside flex for now.

  • Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 2/22/17 7:30pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is due to make $5.5 million in each of the last two years of his contract, but there is speculation the team may not want to pay him that much despite the fact he is coming off a career-high 86-catch season, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Pitta led all tight ends in receptions in 2016, but he is set to enter his age-32 season and the Ravens could use more cap room, so a parting of ways is likely if the tight end balks at a pay cut. Pitta has long been Joe Flacco's most trusted option, so it's hard to imagine him coming anywhere close to matching last year's production with another team. If he is released, he's a good bet for TE2 production next season at best, even if he can stay healthy.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/22/17 7:18pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is an 'important part of the offense', but DeMarco Murray will remain the starter and lead runner in 2017, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: Depth-chart proclamations in February mean very little since they usually only serve as a reminder of how things were when the season ended; Henry and Murray obviously haven't set foot on a field in over a month. Murray logged 346 touches in 2016 and is one of the league's more complete running backs, but he is entering his age-29 season and a prime regression candidate. Henry still may not earn enough of a role to be a regular fantasy starter as a sophomore, but he remains a strong buy in dynasty leagues.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/22/17 7:09pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) is 'doing very well' in his rehab from a broken fibula, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: The Titans plan on holding Mariota out of OTAs in an effort to make sure he doesn't suffer any kind of needless setback, so he is a very good bet to be fully healthy by the time training camp rolls around. Assuming Tennessee lands a top-notch receiver in the draft as expected, Mariota stands a very good chance of settling in as a midrange QB1 in 2017.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/22/17 3:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he would love if the Buccaneers signed Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Jackson should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market and would make a solid tandem in Tampa Bay with Mike Evans. Jackson will have a solid role in an offense in 2017 and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:25pm ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa dropped five passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

    Huddle Up: Enunwa was a consistent option for the Jets this past season and led the team in receiving yards with 857 yards and touchdowns with four. He should continue to have a solid role in the passing game in 2017 and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:21pm ET

    New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall dropped seven passes this past season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

    Huddle Up: Marshall's future with the Jets is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He finished this season with 59 receptions, 788 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall probably will be a starting receiver for a team in 2017 and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 2/22/17 12:08pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) could be asked to restructure his contract this offseason because he is scheduled to count $8.75 million against the salary cap in 2017 and is coming off hip and shoulder injuries.

    Huddle Up: Decker was limited to three games because of his injuries but was able to post 194 yards and two touchdowns in those games. He should be back with the Jets in 2017, but his value will depend on the team's quarterback. He probably should be considered a No. 3 receiver with the potential to be a No. 2 receiver.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/22/17 11:43am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is not scheduled to undergo groin surgery at this time even though he met with doctors after the season, according to a source. Bell probably would have had surgery by now if it was necessary.

    Huddle Up: Bell likely will rehab the injury during the offseason and could be limited during workouts but should be fine for training camp. He probably will receive the franchise tag from the Steelers or sign a long-term contract. He continues to be one of the best running backs in the NFL and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 2/22/17 11:19am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) said he is close to fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered during the regular season, according to OT Donald Penn.

    Huddle Up: Carr could be limited during some of the offseason workouts but should be a full participant when training camp starts. He was tied for seventh in the NFL with his 28 touchdowns and finished with 3,937 yards and only six interceptions. He will have several weapons to work with in the passing game and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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