Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 8/31/15 1:17pm ET

    New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) still hasn't received clearance to practice Monday, Aug. 31. Cruz said that the inflammation has gone down and that the team is being cautious. They don't want him jogging yet, but he's hoping to be ready for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Cruz won't play in the preseason and his availability for Week 1 is uncertain. For a player coming back from a patellar tendon tear, Cruz is a risky draft pick with a Round 6 ADP.

  • Fred Jackson - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 8/31/15 1:17pm ET

    Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Bills) isn't drawing interest from the Dallas Cowboys, who may be interested in a different running back.

    Huddle Up: Jackson was released by the Bills on Monday and is sure to draw interest from RB-needy teams. However, the Cowboys don't appear to be one of them. Look for the 34-year-old Jackson to land somewhere in the next few days.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/31/15 1:17pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Matt Cassel an QB EJ Manuel.

    Huddle Up: Despite not starting the third preseason game, Taylor was considered the favorite and got the job. Taylor has only started one NFL game in his career but brings some fantasy upside because of his running ability. Remember, Tim Tebow was a productive fantasy quarterback. Taylor is a QB2 with a chance to rise as the year goes on.

  • Denarius Moore - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/31/15 10:35am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Denarius Moore, WR Desmond Lawrence and TE John Peters were cut Monday, Aug. 31.

    Huddle Up: The Bengals' receiving corps is AJ Green and everybody else, so even if Moore was able to stick on the roster his fantasy value was minimal.

  • Tim Wright - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/31/15 10:35am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Tim Wright was acquired by the Detroit Lions Monday, Aug. 31, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The move suggests that Tampa Bay is more than satisfied with sophomore Austin Safarian-Jenkins... and that Detroit might not be getting the expected productivity from a tight end crew headed by classmate Eric Ebron.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/31/15 10:35am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 31, over QB Robert Griffin III, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: There wasn't much of a dropoff when Cousins and Colt McCoy took turns at quarterback last season, so no reason for a fantasy downgrade to the likes of Alfred Morris and DeSean Jackson.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/31/15 8:32am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper had four catches for 62 yards in a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has looked every bit the first-round pick and franchise receiver the Raiders hoped they were drafting. He'll endure a difficult schedule (assuming opposing teams use their top cover corner on him and not Michael Crabtree), but that looks to be the only blemish in a promising rookie campaign.

  • Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 8/31/15 8:32am ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was sacked three times and finished 8-for-22 passing for 103 yards and two interceptions in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Huddle Up: Not exactly how the Cardinals wanted Palmer's last extended preseason action to go. There are some kinks to be worked out in the Arizona offense, and not much time to do so before things get real.

  • Joe Banyard - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/31/15 8:32am ET

    The Minnesota Vikings cut RB Joe Banyard Sunday, Aug. 30.

    Huddle Up: With Adrian Peterson back in the mix Banyard was fighting an uphill battle for a roster spot, let alone playing time. At least with an early release he'll have an opportunity to latch on with another team that's significantly less crowded at running back.

  • Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 8/31/15 12:05am ET

    New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) won't play in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots, and head coach Tom Coughlin said Cruz still hasn't been given the 'green light' to begin practicing.

    Huddle Up: It looks like the Cruz Watch will continue into Week 1 of the regular season. He certainly has late-round upside with current ADP of 98 -- 36th among receivers -- but his fantasy owners are going to have to be patient as a slow start very well could follow, even after he does return to the field.

  • Javorious Allen - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/30/15 11:57pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen fumbled the ball before crossing the goal line in his first game replacing RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) as the backup running back against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 29. 'You have to hold on to the football,' head coach Jim Harbaugh said. 'It's just not possible to put runners out there that fumble the football. He's going to have other opportunities and chances going forward, and I really believe he's going to be a very good player. But, he's going to have to learn from that.'

    Huddle Up: The Ravens are counting on the rookie Allen with Taliaferro likely to miss the first few regular-season games with an MCL sprain, but he's far from irreplaceable, and it'll be next man up if he struggles holding onto the ball. In short, the Justin Forsett handcuff situation is in flux right now.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/30/15 11:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (shoulder) has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, after undergoing further tests Sunday, Aug. 30, according to a source. He suffered the injury after being driven into the turf on a tackle in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Huddle Up: The Packers remain insistent that Cobb's injury is nothing more than a shoulder sprain, and now the focus becomes whether the wideout can heal enough to be ready for the regular-season opener in two weeks. And it promises to be a long two weeks for Cobb's fantasy owners.

  • Tre Mason - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 8/30/15 11:57pm ET

    St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason (hamstring) suffered a mild hamstring strain during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Mason has had a slow preseason with only 24 yards on nine carries, but he's being counted on as the team's lead back with rookie Todd Gurley not expected to be sufficiently healed from his knee injury last season at Georgia. We'll monitor the reports coming out of the Gateway City over the next two weeks.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) has a chance to play in the final preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: It might be too little, too late -- even on the WR-needy Browns -- for the converted QB who's missed all three of the team's preseason contests following an impressive showing early in camp.

  • Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson suffered a concussion during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. He is not expected to play in the final preseason game.

    Huddle Up: It was a inauspicious debut for the third-round pick who rushed once for four yards and caught one of his two targets for a yard after sitting out the first two exhibition contests with a hamstring injury. He's still an intriguing fantasy pick with upside but be very wary of reaching too high for the rookie who isn't exactly off to a strong start.

  • Leonard Williams - DE - New York Jets
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets DE Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind his knee but none of the ligaments are damaged. The injury is not believed to be a long-term issue.

    Huddle Up: Good news for the sixth-overall pick who has notched six total tackles and 1.5 sacks this preseason, and now we'll have to monitor his progress with the games that count only 2 weeks away.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for two yards on four carries during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Coleman missed the first two preseason games because of a hamstring injury.

    Huddle Up: Yikes -- not exactly an impressive debut but then again the Falcons' run game as a whole has been abysmal this preseason, averaging only 50 yards a game and 1.9 yards per attempt -- both easily league lows. Coleman currently owns an ADP of 88 -- 29th among RBs -- and even if you get him there, it's a pick based largely on upside and opportunity.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford completed all 10 of his passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns during the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 29. 'I thought he was really poised out there, had a really good command of what we were doing, really located the football. I thought he played really well,' head coach Chip Kelly noted.

    Huddle Up: With a league-high 115 points so far -- no other team has more than 88 -- the Philly offense has been the talk of the preseason, and Bradford could prove to be one of the all-time fantasy draft steals at his current ADP of 128 (16th among QBs). And, of course, we must qualify that with the obligatory "if he can stay healthy."

  • Philip Rivers - QB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' (finger) X-rays on his finger were negative following a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and he said he would have continued to play if it had been the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Rivers has had a so-so preseason so far, going 15-of-21 for 160 yards, no TDs and no interceptions in a pair of games and should be drafted as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (neck) was removed as a precaution in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, Aug. 29, head coach Marvin Lewis said.

    Huddle Up: Dalton left after one series with a sore neck and was actually hurt while diving in for a 1-yard scoring run. He remains a low-end QB2 with upside.

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