Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/24/18 1:32pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) is making progress and considered day-to-day as he continues to recover from cracked rib cartilage, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: McCoy has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments even when healthy this year. The Bills are coming off an historic upset, though, and McCoy has a favorable matchup with the Green Bay Packers waiting. If he's active, he's an RB2 candidate at worst.

  • Josh Rosen - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/24/18 1:13pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has been named the starting quarterback for Week 4, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Rosen took over late in a tough Week 3 loss for Arizona. Sam Bradford is healthy, but he just hasn't been getting the job done. It's time for a fresh start for the Cardinals, which can only bode well for Larry Fitzgerald and others. Rosen is worth adding in superflex leagues.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/24/18 12:32pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) are considered day-to-day, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

    Huddle Up: Yeldon has carried the torch admirably in Fournette's absence, but the Jacksonville offense was mostly stagnant in Week 3. Both of their statuses will need to be tracked throughout the week, but if Fournette is sidelined again then Yeldon, if healthy, is an RB2 candidate. If both players sit, Corey Grant would be the biggest bargain of the week.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/18 12:17pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who added he expects Peterson to be ready to play when the team returns to action in Week 5 following its bye.

    Huddle Up: He is reportedly in a walking boot, but it doesn't sound like a major issue for Peterson, who currently ranks fifth in the league in rushing with 236 yards and has scored three touchdowns. Still the athletic marvel at 33 years old, owners would be wise to consider selling high on him given his age and recent durability issues, although the early bye could help him last a little longer. As long as Washington can play in positive game scripts and he is healthy, however, Peterson can be considered an RB2.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/24/18 12:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has drawn interest from the New York Jets, who have inquired about Bell's trade availability, according to sources. New York has yet to make an offer for Bell, however.

    Huddle Up: Bell would make for an interesting fit in the Jets' backfield alongside Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell. We'll pay more attention to that fit if this move ever comes to fruition. For now, Bell, as much as it hurts, must remain on fantasy benches.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/24/18 12:06pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Huddle Up: C.J. Beathard is expected to replace him in the lineup. It's a crushing blow for a team that was supposed to take a huge step forward in 2018. While Beathard proved to be capable of times last season, he is unlikely to be anything more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy moving forward, and his promotion is a downgrade for the entire offense.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/24/18 11:59am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) considers himself day-to-day and suggests there's a 'good chance' he'll play in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Cook thought he would "definitely" play late last week, so this may not be the good news it would appear to be at first blush. Nevertheless, the Vikings likely had their eye on this game when holding him out over the weekend, so owners are probably justified in believing he will suit up. The matchup is a difficult one, but Cook's contributions as a receiver should keep him in the RB2 conversation.

  • Baker Mayfield - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/24/18 10:06am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was named the team's starting quarterback Monday, Sept. 24.

    Huddle Up: This is a move that has been expected since Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and led the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit in Week 3 against the New York Jets. His promotion figures to be good news for the entire offense, although Jarvis Landry, David Njoku and Antonio Callaway could end up benefiting the most given how Mayfield's accuracy. He belongs on the QB2 radar for now, beginning in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 9/24/18 8:22am ET

    Updating an earlier report, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) had an MRI reveal no significant tears in his right knee, but he was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament. His timetable sounds like it could be four to six weeks.

    Huddle Up: The Giants have a bye in Week 7, and that would give him five weeks to heal. It's a stretch to expect him before that. Rhett Ellison caught all three of his targets for 39 yards and a score in Week 3 and could be worth a fringe TE2 spot.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 9/24/18 8:11am ET

    Updating previous reports, New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) has a sprained medial collateral ligament, and he'll be viewed as week to week.

    Huddle Up: MCL sprains can generally take anywhere from two to six weeks to heal. It's possible the team could hold him out of the next three games to get through the bye week. Rhett Ellison caught all three of his targets for 39 yards and a score in Week 3. He doesn't have the skill set you'd want to have if you just lost Engram, but he could be worth owning as a backup. Hold on to Engram if you have the roster space.

  • Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/24/18 6:42am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker had seven of his 10 touches after the team fell behind by 13 points in the third quarter as the team trusts him in the passing game as a blocker and receiver. He had 26 snaps on offense overall for 38 percent of the offense.

    Huddle Up: Booker isn't doing much with his touches. He has 10 rushes for 31 yards and seven catches for 45 yards. He's unplayable right now, but he's still worth holding as depth.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/24/18 5:40am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski confirmed a report that he was nearly traded to the Detroit Lions, but he wouldn't have reported there or anywhere else. That nixed the deal. 'Yeah it happened,' Gronkowski said. 'Brady's my quarterback.'

    Huddle Up: Gronk is starting to lose ground after being in a tier of his own for the last few years in fantasy. He's still a great TE1, but the sputtering offense has drifted him to the pack a bit.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/18 1:06am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder caught all four of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown while adding one carry for six yards in Week 3 versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Crowder has attracted exactly four targets in each of his first three games, making him something of a disappointment for fantasy purposes considering how his well his ability to win on shorter routes complements Alex Smith's conservative ways. After Washington comes off its bye in Week 4, he'll be on the low-end flex radar in Week 5 versus the New Orleans Saints.

  • Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 9/24/18 12:57am ET

    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 27-of-36 for 262 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 3 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Stafford took a bit of a backseat to the rushing attack in this one, as Detroit piled up 159 yards on the ground. And despite the fact that he completed 75 percent of his passes, he overshot Marvin Jones on a potential touchdown and threw a bad interception early in the second half. Nevertheless, his last two games have got a long way in removing the stench of his Week 1 stinker. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB1 in Week 4, however, as the Dallas Cowboys have played good pass defense so far this season.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/24/18 12:49am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 14 times for 50 yards and lost a yard on his only catch in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Michel finished with 14 of the team's 18 carries coming from the backfield, but it is still hard to read too much into his usage, as Rex Burkhead only played a few snaps before leaving due to injury. The rookie showed the ability that made him an attractive draft pick this spring when he got the opportunity to do so, but New England really struggled to block the Lions' defensive line for most of the night. If Burkhead is forced to sit in Week 4, Michel could be a serviceable flex option versus Miami Dolphins.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/24/18 12:35am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught four of his five targets for 51 yards in Week 3 versus the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Detroit sold out to stop him in critical situations throughout, including using the kind of jam at the line usually reserved for gunners on punt coverage on at least one play late in the game. Owners probably aren't going to be overly thrilled with six catches and 66 scoreless yards combined over the last two weeks, but life is going to get better as soon as defenses have to start accounting for Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman. Gronkowski remains an elite TE1 play in fantasy in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 9/24/18 12:18am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 16 times for 101 yards and added two receptions for nine yards in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Johnson became the first Detroit running back to rush for over 100 yards since Reggie Bush did so in Week 13 of the 2013 season. Much as was the case at Auburn and over his first two games as a pro, the second-round pick looked light on his feet and is a smooth runner who doesn't turn in many negative runs. The Lions seem to want to keep him in a committee for now, but it is clear he is the best all-around back they have. He's very much in the flex discussion entering Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/24/18 12:18am ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett logged four receptions, 77 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. Lockett also carried once for five yards.

    Huddle Up: Without Doug Baldwin around Lockett is the best of an uninspiring bunch in the Emerald City. With bye weeks already beginning Lockett might hold some appeal next Sunday against a winless Arizona squad.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/24/18 12:11am ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan converted three of his four targets into 31 scoreless yards in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Hogan has been completely unpredictable from a fantasy standpoint so far, doing next to nothing in two favorable matchups and scoring twice against a Jacksonville Jaguars secondary that is as stingy as they come. While it's possible Josh Gordon's integration in the offense could open up some looks for Hogan, it's just as likely his value will bottom out once Julian Edelman returns. Hogan has quickly descended into WR3 territory entering Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/24/18 12:10am ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall caught two passes for 30 yards on Sunday, Sept. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Taken in combination with his performance in the second half of the Chicago game, Marshall has now caught two passes in the last six quarters of game action. Even with Doug Baldwin out Marshall isn't posting fantasy-relevant numbers. At best he's someone to stash at the back end of your roster in the hope he's got something left in the tank.

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