Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 8/19/18 1:09pm ET

    New York Giants WR Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Barkley may not play in another preseason game but should be ready for Week 1. Barkley should be a focal point in the Giants offense this season and likely will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/19/18 12:53pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead is on track to be the starting running back for the Patriots this season. He should be involved in the running and passing game, which can make him a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most leagues.

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/19/18 12:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day because of an undisclosed injury.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has a few weeks to heal before the start of the season. He will be a weekly starting option if he is healthy for the regular season.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 8/19/18 11:50am ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Cardinals) is scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 20, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Peterson had a decent season in 2017 but was not able to find a new contract this offseason. He would be part of a committee if he signs with the Redskins but could a flex option in most standard leagues.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/19/18 11:18am ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (illness) is participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Reed should be fine and likely will play in the next preseason game. He is a solid fantasy option when he is healthy but is a risky option in all leagues because of his injury history.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/19/18 10:56am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore said he plans to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Gore does not need a lot of preseason time to prepare for the regular season. He is expected to split playing time with Kenyan Drake this season and could receive a decent amount of carries in 2018. He may be a flex option in some standard leagues.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/19/18 10:06am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold received most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Sunday, Aug. 19, and appears to be the likely candidate to start in the third preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Darnold appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job and will be a valuable option in keeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should only consider him a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/19/18 9:33am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has a chance to be ready for Week 1, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has about three weeks to return to the field and prepare for the start of the season. He has shown that he can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver when he is on the field but will be a risky option for Week 1.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/19/18 9:16am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is about three months into his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but the team has not ruled out the possibility of Henry playing in 2018. Henry is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

    Huddle Up: Henry likely will miss most, of not all of the 2018 season, so owners in standard leagues should avoid him. The Chargers have tried several players out at starting tight end, but none of the players have much fantasy value.

  • Roberto Aguayo - PK - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/19/18 7:35am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers PK Roberto Aguayo appears likely to win the team's placekicking job, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: The 24-year-old Aguayo made his only field goal attempt and has successfully converted all five of his extra-point attempts this preseason but he has struggled with accuracy throughout his career. Fantasy owners should be able to find more reliable options.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/19/18 7:07am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist) did not play in the team's preseason game against the Chicago Bears Saturday, Aug. 18, because of a sore wrist suffered in practice, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: The 30-year-old Thomas failed to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark last year for the first time since 2011 and has seen his numbers decline over each of the last three seasons. That being said, he should still be viewed as a decent WR2 option in PPR fantasy formats.

  • Tavon Austin - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/18/18 11:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (hamstring) did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Austin is a shifty player who has the potential to be a big playmaker on a team looking for a jolt in the passing game with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten moving on. However, he has been unable to show what he can do because of injury, and he is only worth a look as a late-round flier in the deepest of fantasy leagues at the moment.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/18/18 10:50pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hip) was able to make his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers. He finished with 12 rushing yards on three carries while posting six receptions for 35 yards on his six targets.

    Huddle Up: Prosise has a ton of talent, and he could be someone who helps fantasy owners in PPR leagues if he could only stay healthy. His propensity for injury makes him a very risky play. Avoid him in all but the deepest of leagues, especially since he has a ton of company in the Seattle backfield with Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Mike Davis and JD McKissic.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/18/18 10:45pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 13 of his 21 pass attempts for 193 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Wilson looks to be primed and ready for another strong season, but he'll need Doug Baldwin to get healthy first. He remains a legitimate QB1 in all fantasy formats due to his scrambling ability and amazing way of keeping plays alive when others would get sacked.

  • Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/18/18 10:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams posted a 25-yard touchdown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Williams had the highlight of the game, going up high to snag a pass in the right corner of the end zone from Geno Smith on his only target. He might be the team's primary red-zone threat, and he showed why in his one. He is worth a look as a WR4 in most fantasy leagues, as someone needs to step up near the end zone with Hunter Henry done for the season.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/18/18 10:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 10 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the preseason win Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Gordon had a pretty hefty workload for the preseason, especially considering his injury history. Those who have already drafted him were likely cringing on every hit. He is a top-tier fantasy running back and he might be in line for more catches out of the backfield, too.

  • Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/18/18 10:42pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks. He finished 6-of-7 for 62 yards in his one quarter of action before turning it over to the second-team offense.

    Huddle Up: Rivers looked sharp in his first official action, and he looks to be in line for another strong campaign. He has a solid running game and plenty of weapons at wideout, including Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin. Consider him a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats heading into the regular season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/18/18 9:55pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman and RB Devontae Booker are still in a competition, head coach Vance Joseph said Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Both players saw action with the starters in the second preseason game, but Freeman picked up the touchdown. If that trend continues, Freeman will be the stronger option, even if carries are split somewhat evenly.

  • Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 8/18/18 9:32pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller caught three passes on four targets for 33 yards in a 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: The hype around Miller has been building throughout the offseason. He's still a late-round flier, at best, in redraft leagues, but his dynasty value is booming.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 8/18/18 9:26pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed nine times for 32 yards in a 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Howard's struggles as a receiver have been documented, but he's still ticketed for plenty of touches and a proven 1,000-yard rusher. He's a low-end RB1 in standard formats.

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