Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after not practicing Friday, Sept. 12. However, he participated in the walk-through portion of practice. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Marshall's progress. Marshall said that he plans to play.

    Huddle Up: Sitting out Friday isn't a sign of progress, but the feeling most of the week has been that Marshall will be out there Sunday night. Double check this weekend, and be mindful of the Bears' late-night starting time.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/12/14 6:43pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

    Huddle Up: Troubling news -- particularly in light of the ongoing Ray Rice controversy -- but at this time, there's no indication as to how this will affect Peterson's immediate availability. You'll have no choice but to stay tuned here.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 9/12/14 6:43pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is questionable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Martin has been limited the past 2 days, and the guess here is that he plays Sunday against the Rams. Double check his status, though, over the weekend.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/12/14 5:06pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension will be reduced to 10 games if the NFL and NFL Players Association agree on a new drug policy, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: That's still most of the fantasy season, but that would leave him as a factor for the stretch run and playoffs. Continue to hold on to him if you can spare the space.

  • Knowshon Moreno - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/12/14 5:06pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Week 1's leading rusher will go, but the task is a lot tougher this week facing the Bills' D on the road.

  • Toby Gerhart - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/12/14 5:06pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Gerhart is a low-end RB2/flex candidate going against the Washington D if you need him.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (non-injury) fully practiced Friday, Sept. 12, and is probable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: No worries with the veteran TE, who had the second-most targets (11) and third-most yards (83) among all NFL TEs in Week 1.

  • A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) was back at practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being held out as a precaution Thursday, Sept. 11. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green will play in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Have no real concerns about Green who has a juicy matchup against an Atlanta pass defense that surrendered 333 passing yards to the Saints in Week 1.

  • DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and has head coach Ron Rivera on alert. "I'm concerned,'' Rivera told ESPN. "He's a running back and he's got to rely on that burst. Based on what he ran today, I've got to see where he is (Saturday). If he's the slightest bit hampered by it, (he'll sit).''

    Huddle Up: Williams owners are going to have to monitor the RB throughout the weekend, and if he can't go, it'll be a rare opportunity to get Jonathan Stewart into your lineup.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/12/14 2:52pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Cameron got in limited practice work Friday after sitting out Thursday, and now will be a game-time decision Sunday, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. If you haven't already done so, have another option at the ready.

  • Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) would see only limited repetitions if he does play in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Shorts is listed as doubtful for the game, and he practiced only once this week, getting in limited work on Thursday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: With the frustrations continuing for Shorts, it looks as if the Jags will once again look to rookie wideouts Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, who combined for 19 targets 10 receptions, 172 yards and 2 TDs (both by Hurns) in the opening-week loss to the Eagles.

  • Vontaze Burfict - LB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) was back on the field and looked to be a full-go in practice Friday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: The 2013 league total-tackles leader missed the team's practices earlier in the week, but he reportedly has passed the initial steps in the concussion protocol so he just may be able to suit up and play Sunday. Stay tuned . . .

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Here's the official nail in the coffin for those Reed owners who were still holding out a glimmer of hope.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/12/14 2:37pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension is likely to be reduced to eight games when a new drug-testing agreement is reached, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hey, congrats to all those who have held on to Gordon as it's looking like you could have the services of 2013's top fantasy WR for this season's homestretch.

  • Ahmad Bradshaw - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/12/14 10:22am ET

    Indianapolis Colts RBs Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw are expected to split carries in Week 2. Richardson rushed only six times for 20 yards in Week 1 because the team fell behind early. However, in his limited work, he showed improved vision and decisiveness.

    Huddle Up: Hard to emphatically state that 3.3 yards per carry indicates "improved vision and decisiveness", but we'll go with it. Bradshaw is a better fit when the team needs to throw, as they did playing catch-up in Denver, so it boils down to what direction Pep Hamilton and the offense want (or need) to go based on the game situation. Hope you weren't banking on Richardson being your (and Indy's) go-to feature back.

  • Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/12/14 10:22am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith was targeted 10 times in Week 2 and hauled in six catches for 71 yards. WR Torrey Smith had just three targets and caught one pass for 10 yards in the game.

    Huddle Up: Through the first two games at least the Baltimore offense is running through Steve Smith and the tight end position. Feels like a good fantasy buy-low opportunity on Torrey Smith, but there's a definite risk that, as opposed to playing the Andre Johnson role in Gary Kubiak's Baltimore version of his Houston offense, this is how the Ravens passing game will break down the rest of the way.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/12/14 10:22am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is expected to miss the Week 2 game, according to multiple sources. Jones-Drew had a small bandage covering a surgical site below his index finger, and his hand was swollen Thursday, Sept. 11. He said he didn't break his hand, however, multiple sources have reported that he did break his hand. He's not expected to miss a lot of time.

    Huddle Up: Darren McFadden is expected to get the start, with Marcel Reese seeing an uptick in touches as well.

  • Bernard Pierce - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/12/14 12:10am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce had 22 carries for 96 yards in the team's Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: Pierce, benched for the second half in Week 1 after a second-quarter fumble, started Thursday night and finished with a game-high 23 touches for 103 total yards. That had to be a little disappointing for those who used a high waiver claim on Justin Forsett, who finished with 12 touches and 72 yards. This likely could be the Ravens' rotation going forward, though, with Pierce starting and Forsett spelling him as a change-of-pace back.

  • Shaun Hill - QB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 9/12/14 12:10am ET

    St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11 because of a thigh injury, but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Hill might not have to practice this week in order to be able to play Sunday, Sept. 14, because of his experience and knowledge of the offense.

    Huddle Up: Chances are you're not counting on a Rams' QB in Week 2, but just in case, you're likely going to have to stay on top of updates through Sunday morning.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/12/14 12:00am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown passed all tests after being evaluated for a concussion and returned to the team's Week 2 Game Thursday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: After what appeared was going to be an early exit, Brown returned and finished with 7 catches for 90 yards on 12 targets -- all game highs. He also picked up 10 yards rushing on a pair of end-around runs to finish with double-digit fantasy points on an otherwise forgettable night for the Pittsburgh offense.

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