Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/23/16 1:43pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) is expected to see some playing time Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Dallas Cowboys if he continues to progress, according to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

    Huddle Up: Prosise has practiced minimally this offseason because of his nagging hamstring injury. His first professional action, albeit in the preseason, will be a welcome occurrence after such a tumultuous offseason. He still has to finish the uphill battle he's in, though, and will also be battling Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael for touches in the regular season. Don't completely overlook the rookie, though. He has more upside in PPR leagues and is worth a late-round pick.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/23/16 12:45pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, because of a sore knee, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He is rehabbing.

    Huddle Up: Soreness isn't anything to frown about. Crowder should be back to full health soon. He could be a top-three wideout for the Redskins this year and holds more value in PPR formats after catching 59 passes in his rookie season last year. It's safer to draft him as merely a WR5 option in such leagues, however, with Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon all demanding targets.

  • Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 8/23/16 12:19pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, as he continues to recover from a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't appear to be a serious ailment, but his status should be monitored over the next couple weeks. He'll be Chicago's primary running back when he's healthy, but Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey should be given a look in late rounds for those who are targeting Langford. As for Langford, he should be viewed as an RB2.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/23/16 11:37am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is good to go against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 26. He won't play much, but head coach Rex Ryan believes he's ready.

    Huddle Up: It's definitely a positive step in Watkins' recovery. If he doesn't aggravate his foot injury then he should be fine for the start of the regular season. He's snugly in WR2 territory.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/23/16 9:05am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) will play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, and the plan is for him to see eight to 12 plays. The team hopes to give him looks as a runner and receiver.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has been one of the most hyped players this offseason, and it's understandable for how dynamic he was at Ohio State and the great offensive line in front of him. However, there is considerable risk in taking him as an RB1 with no experience and no safety net of proof that he can hold up for a full NFL season.

  • Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
    Posted 8/23/16 7:03am ET

    Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is expected to play in Week 1, barring a setback, according to a source. Ebron has an outside chance at playing in the final preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Ebron is a breakout candidate that figures to be a big cog in an offense that took off under Jim Bob Cooter late last season. Ebron is a midrange TE1 with upside.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/23/16 6:47am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (concussion) suffered a concussion in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and he has been ruled out for the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has two weeks to recover before the start of the season, and that might be questionable with all of the phases of the protocol he has to clear. This could cause him to slip to a low-end WR1.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/23/16 5:52am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has had multiple teams call the Browns inquiring about his availability, according to sources. A team source said the Browns aren't looking to trade Gordon, and many around the league believe head coach Hue Jackson is the right coach for Gordon to thrive with.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will miss the first four games of the season, but Joe Haden raved about how well Gordon looks in practice as if he hasn't missed a step from a long hiatus. Gordon is a low-end WR2, but he makes a dynamite WR3 as the risk and reward are pretty high.

  • Vontae Davis - CB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/22/16 5:31pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis (ankle) has ligament damage in his ankle and is expected to miss at least the first month of the regular season, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Davis' absence will hurt the value of the Colts defense, so owners probably will be able to find better defenses to use. Opposing receivers will see an increase in value while Davis out and could be attractive options in daily fantasy leagues.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/22/16 5:10pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) has not been ruled out for the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 27. Head coach John Harbaugh said he wants Perriman to play if he is cleared to play.

    Huddle Up: Perriman has not played since being drafted last season, but it appears he has a chance to play this preseason. He should have a decent role in the passing game if he is able to stay healthy and can be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/22/16 4:44pm ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) increased his practice workload Monday, Aug. 22, and may play Saturday, Aug. 27, against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: He may not play much if he does play, but it will still be nice to see how Forte looks since he's been recovering from the hamstring ailment. Even with his cumbersome workloads over his career, Forte is still a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration.

  • Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/22/16 4:12pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) appears to be moving well despite remaining on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He did warm up with teammates in practice Monday, Aug. 22, but he was not in full pads.

    Huddle Up: It's still concerning that Amendola isn't off the PUP list yet. His injury history has been extensive and he should not be viewed as more than a WR5.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/22/16 3:56pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 15, although he does not appear to be dealing with a serious ailment.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots are mysterious when it comes to their players' injuries and injury designations. They'll take it easy with their star tight end leading up to the season. Since it's nothing serious, Gronk can still be drafted as the first tight end in all formats.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/22/16 3:29pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Mike Gillislee (concussion) is 'probably the No. 2 back right now', according to head coach Rex Ryan. Gillislee is still in the concussion protocol, however.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee played pretty well when he was given the opportunity last year, averaging 5.7 yards on 47 carries. He will be competing with Jonathan Williams, Reggie Bush and others, but he's worth a look in the later rounds of deeper leagues, especially for those who are drafting LeSean McCoy.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/22/16 3:27pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) was not wearing a brace on his surgically repaired knee during practice Monday, Aug. 22.

    Huddle Up: Nelson appears to be on track for the start of the regular season and likely will be a big part of the passing game in 2016. Owners in most leagues should consider Nelson as a low-end No. 1 receiver that likely will selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/22/16 3:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and appears to be on track to play in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: It is now known how much playing time Elliott will receive if he is active for the game, but it is a good sign that he is close to playing. He should receive a majority of the carries this season and should be a considered a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Randy Bullock - PK - New York Jets
    Posted 8/22/16 2:12pm ET

    Free-agent PK Randy Bullock (Jets) will sign with the New York Giants, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bullock will be the kicker for at least Week 1 since Josh Brown is suspended, but it is not known if Bullock will keep the job. The Giants offense should be productive this season, so Bullock could be a starting option in daily fantasy leagues for Week 1.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/22/16 12:51pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 22. The extent of Olsen's participation was not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Aside from Cam Newton, Olsen is arguably the most valuable offensive player the Panthers have, so this is great news for Carolina and Olsen owners. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks leading up to the regular season, he's a top-five tight end on any draft board.

  • Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/22/16 12:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) participated in a full warmup practice Monday, Aug. 22. It was his first such participation since Aug. 10.

    Huddle Up: Maybe now Kaep can ramp up San Fran's quarterback competition. Blaine Gabbert has been decent in the first two preseason games, but he hasn't really flashed. Kaepernick still has a chance to prove he deserves to start, but neither Gabbert nor Kaepernick are starting caliber QBs in traditional leagues.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/22/16 12:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: It's Siemian's second consecutive start, and he seems to be the favorite right now to start Week 1 for Denver barring a major lapse this weekend. The Broncos' quarterback situation is not an enviable one, though, and none of them should be regarded as starters in traditional leagues.

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