Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 4/23/18 11:13pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo started holding weekend throwing sessions with his teammates, in which wide receivers, running backs and tight ends are invited. He held the first one with the 49ers on Saturday, April 21, with WR Pierre Garcon among those who showed up. 'It kind of gets us away from the coaches and everything, allows me to talk to the receivers about specific things,' Garoppolo said. 'Talking through routes, concepts -- how they see it vs. how I see it -- it just gets us on the same page.'

    Huddle Up: What is there not to love about Jimmy G? The former heir apparent to Tom Brady has just been absolutely tremendous in every regard since being acquired by the 49ers midway through last season and is shaping up to be one of the more prized QB1 options out there. Don't be afraid to reach for Garoppolo, as you have to figure with a full offseason alongside his new teammates under his belt, the sky is his limit.

  • O.J. Howard - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 4/23/18 11:00pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the potential to 'take a big leap' in his second year, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, who added that 'there are so, so many little things that he can do better.'

    Huddle Up: Howard registered 26 catches for 432 yards and six scores across 14 ballgames in his rookie campaign before missing the final two with an ankle injury. Other than his touchdowns, more was expected from the 2017 first-round draft pick, but as Koetter said, if he improves on the little things, there could be an immense jump from Howard. That being said, it's worth at least having him on fantasy rosters as a TE2 just for his high ceiling alone.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 4/23/18 3:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option is being picked up Monday, April 23, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: When Gordon is at full health he's one of the most dangerous multip-purpose running backs in the NFL. He deserves to be one of the first half dozen players drafted at his position.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/23/18 3:21pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) will not be signed by the Baltimore Ravens in light of the signing of WR Willie Snead, as expected.

    Huddle Up: This was expected. Bryant may have to wait until at least draft weekend before he knows what colors he'll be wearing next. He has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 status depending on where he plays.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 4/23/18 1:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent WR Tyrell Williams signed his tender Monday, April 23, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Williams was a bust last year as Keenan Allen stayed healthy and essentially monopolized the Chargers' passing game. More so, Mike Williams is returning from an injury-riddled rookie year and could only make matters worse for his fellow Williams. Don't view Tyrell Williams as more than a late-round flier.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/23/18 12:10pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's fifth-year option was officially exercised Monday, April 23. His contract is now extended through 2019.

    Huddle Up: Cooper is coming off a disappointing season, but his ceiling remains in low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 territory.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/23/18 10:22am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said there is no update in terms of the long-term contract talks with RB Le'Veon Bell.

    Huddle Up: The two sides have until the middle of July to reach a long-term agreement, so owners should monitor the situation. Bell likely would sit out until the start of the regular season if he does not get a new contract. He is one of the best option in fantasy leagues and should be a top five pick in all leagues as long as he is playing.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 4/23/18 7:48am ET

    New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead's offer sheet with the Baltimore Ravens will not be matched by the Saints, a source said.

    Huddle Up: Snead could slot in as the WR2 with John Brown in the slot. Snead has always shown potential, but he failed to put it together in New Orleans. The upside isn't as high in the Ravens offense, but he could see a lot of targets. He'll peg as a WR5 with potential for more.

  • Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/22/18 6:44pm ET

    The Dallas Cowboys will try to make QB Dak Prescott more productive in 2018 by making some 'tweaks' to the offense, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

    Huddle Up: Prescott regressed last year after his impressive rookie campaign, and while he should have a full season of Ezekiel Elliott this time around, his receiving corps is full of question marks. He's a QB2 at this point.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/22/18 6:29pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is expected to have his fifth-year option picked up soon, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: After back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns to begin his career, Cooper finished with just 680 yards last season. Injuries were apparently part of the problem, and as the clear go-to target in Oakland's passing game, Cooper could rebound in 2018 and recapture his WR2 form.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/22/18 1:16pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski are expected to return to the team in 2018 despite their absences from voluntary workouts this month, per a source with 'knowledge of the situation' according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.

    Huddle Up: It's possible both men are making their displeasure of the team's decision to remove their trainer from the premises at Gillette Stadium, although neither Brady nor Gronkowski have confirmed that. The Patriots would be wise to target their successors in this week's draft, but the 40-year-old Brady has repeatedly said he hopes to play until he's 45. Gronkowski is more likely to retire sooner given how many injuries he has suffered in his career, but it still seems highly unlikely we've seen the last of him on the gridiron.

  • D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 4/21/18 7:55pm ET

    Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') may have to begin the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

    Huddle Up: There is also a chance that Foreman will be ready for Week 1, so keep an eye on his status throughout the offseason. He is expected to challenge Lamar Miller for the starting role this year, and Foreman will be a RB3 with upside in 2018.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 4/21/18 11:55am ET

    The New Orleans Saints do not plan on matching the offer restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: The Saints added Cameron Meredith earlier this offseason, so there is not much room for Snead in the passing game. Meredith has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in 2018 because of the team's quarterback situation. Snead can be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts because he should have a solid role in the Ravens passing game.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/21/18 10:50am ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) likely will not receive interest from the Detroit Lions, in the opinion of's Michael Rothstein.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have Marvin Jones, Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay as their top three receivers and all will have fantasy value in 2018. Bryant will sign with a team at some point and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/21/18 10:31am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski indicated that he does not plan to participate in the upcoming voluntary workouts.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski still has not announced if he will play in 2018, but he probably will be on the field next season. He is one of the best fantasy options when he is healthy and likely will be selected in the first three rounds of all fantasy leagues.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/20/18 5:50pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not receiving interest from the New York Giants at this point.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has said he would like to stay in the NFC East, but the Giants are not an option at this point. He should sign in a team in the near future and likely will be at least a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/20/18 2:50pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's agent has been in contact with the Raiders about Cooper's contract situation, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. The Raiders will have to decide this offseason whether to exercise the fifth-year option in Cooper's contract.

    Huddle Up: Cooper is coming off a disappointing 2017 season but can still be one of the better receivers in the NFL. He should be the top targets in the Raiders' passing game next season and has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/20/18 2:21pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) may no longer be a target for the Baltimore Ravens if the Ravens are able to add New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead this offseason, in the opinion of's Jamison Hensley.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has not been linked to many teams at this point, so he may wait until after the draft to sign with a team. He can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season. The Ravens have signed Snead to an offer sheet and can be a late-round option for fantasy owners.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 4/20/18 1:27pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles agreed to a revised contract Friday, April 20, that includes a mutual option for the 2019 season, according to sources. Foles will have a chance to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he declines the option.

    Huddle Up: Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win this past season and could be the starter Week 1 depending on Carson Wentz's healthy. Owners will need to monitor the situation over the next several months because Foles would be a decent fantasy option if he starts a few games.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 4/20/18 7:44am ET

    New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead will sign a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million with the Baltimore Ravens Friday, April 20. The Saints will have five days to match.

    Huddle Up: The Saints signed Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet, and it seems unlikely they'll match Snead's offer. The Ravens picked up Michael Crabtree and John Brown this offseason, and Snead would need to battle them for targets. He has WR5 value wherever he lands.

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