Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/21/15 8:30pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could see a decreased amount of snaps during training camp this year in an attempt to preserve his good health. According to executive vice president Stephen Jones, it will be important for Bryant and the Cowboys for him not to be 'thrown to the wolves' right away.

    Huddle Up: With the WR's shiny new deal, the Cowboys have approximately 45 million reasons -- the amount of guaranteed money in Bryant's five-year contract -- to want to keep the wideout healthy and in optimal, game-dominating condition.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 7/21/15 8:08pm ET

    St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is expected to be placed on the Non-Football Injury list when training camp opens. This was the team's plan, and he can be removed from it at any time.

    Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here -- if you've paying any sort of attention -- with the 10th overall pick, who wasn't injured until last November, meaning he'll likely need some extra time, possibly including a few regular-season games, to recover and get ready for his rookie season. Stay tuned ...

  • Justin Hunter - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 7/21/15 8:02pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter was released from jail on a $25,000 bond Tuesday, July 21. Hunter had been arrested and charged with malicious wounding in an incident which occurred July 3 in Virginia Beach. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 3.

    Huddle Up: The talented 2013 second-round pick was a trendy sleeper pick a year ago, but his injury-shortened, 12-game season only netted 28 receptions for 498 yards and three scores. Now, after back from a ruptured spleen, the wideout could open his third season on the Commissioner's Exempt List or be put on waivers, depending on what further investigations reveal. In the meantime, the Titans aren't just going to wait around with training camp opening soon as they'll be moving ahead with second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 7/21/15 8:02pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's supposed appeal for his three-game suspension has not been brought to the attention of commissioner Roger Goodell. Bell was suspended for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence.

    Huddle Up: Like Tom Brady, Bell and his fantasy owners are in a holding pattern, wondering if the suspension will get reduced by a game or two. But unlike the Brady appeal, the ruling on Bell could certainly alter the first round in re-draft leagues as the RB could be drafted anywhere from first through 12th, depending largely on the length of the suspension.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 7/21/15 8:02pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's restructured deal comes with a 2015 guaranteed salary and injury guarantees for 2016. Peterson will see a reduction in his 2016 salary, but he'll be able to make those up with incentives. Peterson will earn $44 million over three years, including $20 million in guaranteed money. If he is still on the roster next year, he will have earned $26 million over two years.

    Huddle Up: Say what you want about the moral and social sensibility of the Vikings rewarding Peterson when they clearly didn't have to, but this pretty much erases any remaining animosity between the RB and the franchise.

  • Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 7/20/15 12:17pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston could be used as a red zone target more than in recent years, and he should remain heavily involved in the offense.

    Huddle Up: There's a role to fill with Jimmy Graham out of the picture, and Colston has the frame to be effective in a red zone role. With the Saints wanting to run more frequently, however, don't bank on all of Graham's old TDs just rolling over to another pass-catcher.

  • Ben Watson - TE - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 7/20/15 12:17pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill and TE Benjamin Watson will likely be used in a committee to supplement the team's offense after TE Jimmy Graham was traded.

    Huddle Up: There's been plenty of buzz about Hill and his opportunity to take over Graham's role. Now it sounds like he'll be sharing that role. There's plenty of fantasy production to go around, but the prospects of a committee mean you can't bank on Hill being a mini-Graham right out of the gate.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's 33 rushing touchdowns over the last four years are the most by any quarterback during that span.

    Huddle Up: Andrew Luck is a distant second on the list with 12 rushing scores since 2011 while Netwon also is a clear No. 1 among QBs with 467 rushing attempts and 2,571 yards. However, his 103 rushes for 539 yards and five TDs last season all were career lows -- albeit in 14 games -- and looks to be trending toward working through his passing progressions and looking to run less.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET

    Updating previous reports, the camp for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady believes an appeal decision could come this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Brady appealed a four-game suspension ruling for his involvement in deflating footballs last postseason.

    Huddle Up: That would suit most fantasy GMs just fine aside from the threat of further legal litigation if the ruling isn't favorable enough. That could delay the proceedings into fantasy-draft territory and possibly beyond.

  • Josh Morgan - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Josh Morgan will have a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp after he performed well during offseason workouts. Morgan likely will have to be one of the team's top four receivers if he wants a chance to make the roster.

    Huddle Up: With Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks entrenched atop the WR depth chart, Morgan's chief competition figures to be holdovers Nick Toon and Joseph Morgan, so let's see how things play out early in training camp and the preseason.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has 48 catches of 40-plus yards over seven seasons, and he led the NFL with 13 such catches in 2014.

    Huddle Up: Jackson's yards-per-catch average only has dipped below 15.6 once in his seven NFL seasons, and his 20.9 average last season was his second highest. However, his 95 targets and 56 receptions were the lowest such totals of his career in a season in which he's played in 15 or more games, but some stability at the QB position in D.C. might help push those numbers back up.

  • Kenny Stills - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 7/19/15 11:39pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills averaged 16.5 yards per catch and had 11 receptions of 40-plus yards in his first two years in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: That certainly worked well in the Big Easy, but the Dolphins and their short-pass-oriented attack only had four 40-yard-plus aerial gains all last season -- with only the Chiefs having fewer with three -- so expect Stills' big-play numbers and yardage to head south in South Beach.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 7/19/15 3:24pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon has picked up the offense at a fast rate this offseason, according to running backs coach Kelly Skipper. 'The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly,' Skipper said. 'For the most part, when he gets something, he has it [down] and we can move onto the next thing.'

    Huddle Up: The starting job in J'ville has been Yeldon's to lose since he was selected early in the second round, and he's the third-highest rookie -- and 23rd overall -- RB on The Huddle's current 2015 cheat sheet and if everything goes right, he could wind up finishing as a solid RB2 this year.

  • Dan Orlovsky - QB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 7/19/15 3:24pm ET

    Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky may lose his job as the Lions' backup quarterback. QB Kellen Moore has a chance to win the job after taking a large share of the second-team reps this offseason. Orlovsky ranked No. 29 in an ranking of all 32 backup quarterbacks.

    Huddle Up: Orlovsky returned to the Motor City after two seasons in Tampa while Moore is prepping for his fourth straight year with the Lions, but it might not matter much as starter Matthew Stafford has overcome his early-career injury concerns and hasn't missed a start since his second season in 2010.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/19/15 3:24pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he is focusing on preparing for training camp, not worrying about the looming decision regarding QB Tom Brady's suspension. 'I'm not really thinking about that right now,' Edelman said. 'I have 10 more days to get ready for camp, and I'm going to worry about what I can do to put myself in the best situation to help this team.'

    Huddle Up: Edelman ranks third in the league in receptions (197) and ninth in targets (285) over the last two seasons while catching an impressive 69.1 percent of his targets and he projects as a rock-solid WR2 selection in PPR leagues, four-game suspension for Brady or not.

  • Jermaine Gresham - TE - Free Agent
    Posted 7/19/15 3:03pm ET

    Free-agent TE Jermaine Gresham will visit the Arizona Cardinals at some point during the week of July 19, according to a source apprised of his plans. Gresham plans to meet with additional teams and to find a new home by training camp.

    Huddle Up: Gresham finished the second-highest reception total (62) of his five-year career last season but is coming off surgery for a herniated disc in his back in March so he's going to have to check out medically first. The Saints, who offered Gresham a contract after his visit to the Big Easy in June, and Packers also have been mentioned as possible landing spots, but Arizona clearly offers the best opportunity of the three with Troy Niklas and Darren Fells currently residing atop the depth chart.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/19/15 3:03pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler may need to win in 2015 to stay in Chicago, suggests Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. Cutler has over $47 million guaranteed remaining on his contract, but the Bears could move on if Cutler struggles again in 2015.

    Huddle Up: Cutler is getting an opportunity in another QB-friendly offense with new OC Adam Gase coming to town, and the key for the QB remains making better decisions as he's tossed 93 interceptions (at an ugly 3.51 percent rate) since coming to the Windy City in 2009, which ranks as the third most in the league over that span.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 7/19/15 3:03pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck recently worked out with some of his receivers at Stanford University in preparation for training camp.

    Huddle Up: Luck easily established career highs in completions (380), yards (4,761) and TD tosses (40) last season, and his pass-catching weapons have only improved with the offseason additions of WRs Andre Johnson and rookie Phillip Dorsett so don't be surprised if he finishes on top of the fantasy QB points standings for a second straight year.

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