Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 6/24/18 6:36pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) has been limited to individual drills during spring practices, according to head coach Andy Reid, but Reid expects Ware to be ready in the coming weeks.

    Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt is now the workhorse in the Kansas City backfield, making Ware no more than a handcuff for Hunt's fantasy owners.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 6/24/18 11:32am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder is healthy after a season in which he dealt with hamstring issues and is focusing on doing more of the dynamic lifts in college in order to avoid them this season. He has also 'clearly clicked' with Alex Smith this offseason, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. 'Super talented. Such great feel. Such great instincts. Such great vision,' Smith said about Crowder.

    Huddle Up: Smith's 102.8 quarterback rating when targeting slot receivers over the last five seasons trails only Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson among quarterbacks who have made at least 30 starts. It obviously bodes well for Crowder, who is entering a contract year and poised for his best season yet after averaging 64 catches over his first three seasons. He is shaping up to be a solid value pick given his current eighth-round ADP in PPR formats.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 6/23/18 9:08pm ET

    Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay should finish with around 50 catches and 600 receiving yards in 2018, according to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.

    Huddle Up: Clay has topped 500 yards in each of the last five seasons, and while he isn't the flashiest option by any means, he is a decent TE1 option if you wait until late in your draft to address the position.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/23/18 7:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has a chance to do 'Kareem Hunt type things,' according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Freeman should at least be part of the running back rotation in Denver, and he has a decent chance to emerge as the lead back, especially on early downs. If he breaks camp as the starter, he is worth grabbing as a RB3, and he is a potential first-round pick in rookie drafts regardless.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/23/18 7:18pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars OG Andrew Norwell's signing is an indication that the offense will be built around RB Leonard Fournette and the running game, according to Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: Fournette is coming off a 1,000-yard season as a rookie. He isn't ready to enter the ranks of the elite fantasy backs, but he is a safe bet for RB1 production after the top options are off the board.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 6/22/18 8:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson spent time returning kickoffs during spring practices.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has long-term upside, but he will have to deal with a crowded backfield as a rookie. Returning kicks won't help his fantasy stock much, but he is still worth grabbing as a RB4 in redraft leagues.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 6/22/18 8:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he changed his diet and added muscle this offseason without changing his playing weight.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is already entrenched as a WR1, and it doesn't sound like his letting success go to his head. He's a legitimate top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 6/22/18 7:11pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has 'looked fast on the occasions when he's taken off' during spring practices, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com.

    Huddle Up: Mariota didn't live up to the hype last year, but he has a high fantasy ceiling thanks to his dual-threat ability. Throw in another year of experience and an improved supporting cast, and Mariota is worth drafting as a low-end QB1.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 6/22/18 6:40pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams is the player most likely to 'step forward' and win the No. 2 receiver job this season, in the opinion of Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.

    Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much as a rookie, but he could be headed to a much bigger role this season. If he does break camp as a starter, he could be worth a flier in the later rounds of redraft leagues.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/22/18 9:41am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was constantly open during non-contact practices and made impressive catch after impressive catch, according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.

    Huddle Up: Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Seferian-Jenkins is the 17th tight end coming off the board with an ADP of 14.01. That's too low even if he does little more than match what he did last year as an underutilized and somewhat misused piece in the New York Jets' offense. The 25-year-old is one of the better bets to finish as a fantasy TE1 that isn't already going inside the top 12 at his position.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/22/18 9:04am ET

    Cleveland Browns RBs Carlos Hyde, Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson each are expected to play a major role in the team's offense this season, but running backs coach Freddie Kitchens told the team's website he plans to ride the 'hot hand' in the backfield because 'if they are having success, why would you change?'

    Huddle Up: While each of the three running backs is talented enough to serve as a NFL lead back, one has to wonder why the Browns felt the need to add a second-round running back (Chubb) when they signed Hyde for $5 million per year and extended Johnson for more than that over the next three. If the Browns stay with the committee or hot-hand approach all season long, none of the backs figure to be anything more than low-end RB2s in fantasy.

  • DaeSean Hamilton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton can be counted on to run the proper routes, according to QB Case Keenum. 'To have a receiver that you can count on to be in the right place at the right time, that's always a huge plus,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Hamilton has some veterans in front of him that will limit his appeal in redraft leagues, but he is a player to stash in keeper format.

  • Courtland Sutton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:22pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is a 'friendly target,' according to QB Case Keenum. 'I like throwing him the football,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Sutton's size could make him a factor in the red zone early on, but despite Keenum's praise, he has too much talent in front of him in Denver to be owned in redraft leagues right now. However, Sutton does need to be owned in all keeper formats.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 6/21/18 8:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has the 'body of an All-Pro' and is in great shape, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: We may have already seen Dalton's best years, but if offseason upgrades to the offensive line work out, he could certainly be one of the better QB2 options in 2018.

  • David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/21/18 7:55pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has improved this spring and 'should be a dominant receiver in the red zone,' according to tight ends coach Greg Seamon.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has elite physical tools for his position, and with a year of experience under his belt and a more proven quarterback, he could be primed for a breakout. He has enough upside to grab as a TE2.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 6/21/18 7:06pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon has been building chemistry with QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. 'It's been a good process for them to get here, spend some time together,' Shanahan said.

    Huddle Up: With Garoppolo leading the offense, Garcon should be a dependable WR3 this year, and he could sneak in WR2 territory in PPR formats.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 6/21/18 3:42pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to sources. The suspension could increase or decrease depending on the circumstances surrounding the off-field incident.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see when a suspension will officially be announced. Winston could still be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues, but owners would need a strong backup to use early in the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick probably would start if Winston sits out but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 6/21/18 10:34am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has stayed clean and hasn't missed a drug test amid rumors that he could be suspended for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders need Bryant to stay on the field after losing Michael Crabtree and with Jordy Nelson's game seemingly declining. Bryant will be Oakland's No. 3 receiving option behind the aforementioned receivers, making him a mid- to late-round consideration.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 6/21/18 10:06am ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson pleaded no contest Thursday, June 21, to a reckless driving charge from an arrest in January. He was sentenced to six months of non-reporting probation.

    Huddle Up: Anderson and the Jets can now focus on the offseason. The Jets need Anderson to stay healthy and to stay out of trouble as he is their most talented wide receiver. Everyone on the Jets has limited fantasy value, but Anderson is worth a late-round selection given his upside.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 6/21/18 7:58am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expecting a suspension by the NFL for an incident with an Uber driver in 2016, according to ESPN Radio 97.9 in Tallahassee's Jeff Cameron. Cameron's sources told him that the maximum is likely three games, but the most likely event is that he's suspended one game. Winston was accused of groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the suspension would stem from his failure to report the incident to the league. The personal conduct policy states players are 'to promptly report any matter that comes to their attention (through victim or witness reports, law enforcement, or media reports) that may constitute a violation of this policy.' It's unknown if Winston would appeal.

    Huddle Up: Winston is a midrange QB1 with some upside due to the talent around him. The Bucs have a bye in Week 5, and if he misses three games, then you have him for one game in the first five weeks of the season. You would have to draft another starting option with him in that event. If he misses one game, his value doesn't falter too much.

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