Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 10/28/14 5:12pm ET

    St. Louis Rams RBs Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham each were on the field for 18 snaps in Week 8. RB Zac Stacy received 15 snaps during the game.

    Huddle Up: Mason and Stacy had 8 touches apiece in the game, while Cunningham had 5 but none of the three scored or gained more than Stacy's 37 total yards. All three backs should continue to be involved and it'll be a roll of the dice trying to figure out which will score and attain fantasy relevancy in any given week.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/28/14 5:03pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin and WR Vincent Jackson were not traded as the NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday, Oct. 28, despite several rumors leading up to the deadline.

    Huddle Up: Martin and Jackson failed to land in more favorable fantasy destinations, and expect the struggles to continue, especially for Martin, who has gained all of 210 total yards and has scored one TD on 67 touches in 5 games this season. Also don't be surprised if Bobby Rainey and/or soon-to-be returning Charles Sims start assuming more of the team's RB workload.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/28/14 3:59pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell could be on the field more if he could protect the ball better, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said part of the team's decision to stick with Ben Tate late in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders was because of Crowell's fumbling issues. Pettine added that he would like Crowell to get more touches this week.

    Huddle Up: From the outside, it doesn't seem to be a huge concern with the rookie fumbling twice this season and losing one, but it obviously runs deeper than that as Crowell was limited to a season-low 2 touches in Week 8. Meanwhile, fellow rookie Terrance West rushed 7 times and had one reception in the win over the Raiders, but look for those roles to be reversed if Crowell can convince the coaches that his ball-security issues are behind him.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 3:59pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, Oct. 28, for a better look at his bruised back. X-rays came back negative Monday, Oct. 27, and he was able to return to the Week 8 game after taking a pain-killing shot. The team expects Romo to be ready to play the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. He finished the game with 209 yards after going 17-for-28, and he was sacked a season-high five times.

    Huddle Up: Check for the prognosis later, but plan on proceeding with Romo as your starter and a backup plan in place for now.

  • Marcus Lattimore - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/28/14 3:50pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will make his season debut on the practice field Wednesday, Oct. 29, and the team will have 3 weeks to evaluate whether to bring him off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear what kind of role Lattimore would have if activated, but it's ust another item for Frank Gore's fantasy owners to worry about as rookie Carlos Hyde is currently cutting into Gore's already reduced workload.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/28/14 3:50pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sproles said he is hopeful to play this week, but is not sure of his status until he gets more practice in.

    Huddle Up: Sproles was unable to play in Week 8 following the team's bye, but see if he can keep Tuesday's momentum rolling through the rest of the week.

  • Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) is not ready to go for Week 9, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Jennings said he is not able to make cuts yet and has been limited to linear running.

    Huddle Up: The Giants will roll with Andre Williams and others until Jennings is back in the mix.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) suffered a contusion near the surgical site in his back Monday, Oct. 27. Pain tolerance and mobility will be two factors in play in the short term.

    Huddle Up: That Romo returned from the injury in the same game is a good sign, and he definitely played through pain last year--at least right up until he had to sit out the final game. The advisable step would be to secure your Romo fantasy backup plan now in advance of their Week 11 bye, and plan on keeping that backup on your roster just in case.

  • Justin Durant - LB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    Dallas Cowboys OLB Justin Durant (biceps) suffered a torn right biceps in the Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27, and will miss the rest of the season.

    Huddle Up: Another blow for the Cowboys D, which has been surprisingly resilient despite the injuries. Maybe they explore the Brian Urlacher option again?

  • Josh Cribbs - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    Free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs' (Jets) name hasn't come up with the Cleveland Browns to improve their return game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: Cribbs was both popular and effective in Cleveland, but that was a previous regime. With Mike Pettine continuing to foist Ben Tate on the offense, perhaps the playmaking abilities of Terrance West and/or Isaiah Crowell could be used in the return game?

  • Denard Robinson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson's vision is improving, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

    Huddle Up: Robinson is still in the early stages of learning the running back position, having been an option quarterback in college and a receiver earlier in his NFL career. He's already pretty good, as evidenced by back-to-back 100-yard games; adding vision to his repertoire will only increase his chances of success.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/28/14 11:27am ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had six catches on seven targets for 136 yards in Week 8, and he has topped 100 receiving yards three times in his last four games after managing just one 100-yard game in the first four games of the season.

    Huddle Up: Jackson was on the business end of a long ball from Colt McCoy Monday night, a bit surprising given McCoy's perceived limitations in that area. He's providing Jay Gruden's offense with more than just a deep threat, however, and whether it's McCoy again or RG3 at the helm Jackson remains Washington's go-to receiver.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 1:36am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray became the first running back to reach 1,000 yards this season during the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He finished the game with 19 carries for 141 yards and four catches for 80 yards.

    Huddle Up: Murray has now eclipsed 100 rushing yards in each of his 8 games and his 221 yards from scrimmage Monday night were the second-highest single-game total of his career. On the flip side, Murray failed to get into the end zone for only the second game all season and coughed up his fifth fumble of the year, but he still leads all fantasy RBs by a comfortable margin.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 1:36am ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (undisclosed) took a knee to his surgically repaired back on a sack before exiting the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27 in the third quarter. He was diagnosed with a back contusion. X-rays, however, were negative, and the QB returned to the game late in the fourth quarter.

    Huddle Up: Romo said afterward that since he was able to return to Monday's game, he doesn't have any concerns about being able to start Week 9 vs. the Cardinals. That is, of course, provided any further issues or complications don't crop up over the ensuing 6 days. Stay turned ...

  • Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/28/14 1:36am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy was 25-of-30 for 299 yards and an interception and also ran 7 times for 16 yards, including a 7-yard TD, on Monday, Oct. 27 in a 20-17 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: McCoy, making his first start since 2011 and becoming the third Washington QB to start this season, was more impressive in reality than fantasy in directing the upset win in his home state. It might be a short stay, though, in the lineup as Robert Griffin III could return from his ankle injury and start the team's Week 9 game in Minnesota. RGIII will need to get in a full week of practice -- or something very close to it -- so see what develops this week in D.C.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/28/14 12:01am ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27, after being evaluated in the locker room following a sack.

    Huddle Up: Romo looked as if he argued his way back into the contest but was unable to lead Dallas to any points on the team's final possession of the fourth quarter and their lone drive in OT of the 20-17 loss. He finished 17-of-28 for 209 yards and a TD. He had one rush for 1 yard and was sacked five times by the blitz-heavy Washington D. The Cowboys now have a short week leading up to Sunday's home game against the Cardinals so see what Romo's prognosis is over the coming days.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/27/14 11:13pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) is out of his walking boot and is expected to be fine, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He reportedly suffered a bruised foot during Sunday's OT win over the Bucs.

    Huddle Up: Good news for Patterson owners who saw the WR garner a season-high 12 targets and finish with 6 receptions for 86 yards -- both also season highs -- in the game. See what his activity level is in practice this week, but definitely expect him to play in Week 9 as of right now.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/27/14 11:07pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (undisclosed) was tended to on the field by trainers after being sacked ein the third quarter of the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He went to the locker room after walking off the field slowly and was replaced

    Huddle Up: On the sack, Romo took a shot to his back, which has been surgically repaired in each of the last 2 offseasons, and was down on the turf for a couple minutes after the hit. The exact nature of the injury remains undisclosed, but it was reported on the ESPN telecast that there is even a chance Romo could return to the game.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/27/14 11:03pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 8 game.

    Huddle Up: K.C. coach Andy Reid said Monday that the QB has a sprained right throwing shoulder but is optimistic that he'll be able to practice Wednesday when the team resumes workouts. Definitely a situation to monitor.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/27/14 11:03pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman played in just 45 of the 74 offensive snaps Sunday, Oct. 26. He played in 45 of the team's first 52 snaps, but was apparently benched. The team didn't announce an injury, but he had two drops.

    Huddle Up: Edelman's targets (13) and receptions (5) have taken a noticeable dip over the last 2 games -- coinciding with increased work for WR Brandon LaFell (16 targets-15 cstches) and TE Rob Gronkowski (19-14) -- and his fantasy owners should be a little concerned. He does play for the chameleon-like Patriots, though, so Edelman could have 15 targets and 12 receptions this coming Sunday.

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