Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Dede Westbrook - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:11pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook managed just one receptions for 29 yards on three targets in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Westbrook has plenty of big-play potential, but a core muscle injury caused him to miss a huge chunk of the season. He showed signs of life down the stretch and he should benefit from a full offseason program if he can stay healthy. Westbrook could be a fantasy sleeper into 2018 depending on how the personnel moves go during the offseason, as Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson are each impending unrestricted free agents.

  • Marcedes Lewis - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:10pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis had one catch for four yards and his first-career NFL postseason touchdown in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Lewis didn't factor into the game plan much after his second quarter scoring grab, although he is always instrumental as a blocking tight end. The veteran should be back playing a healthy amount of snaps in 2018, but he isn't much of a fantasy factor at this point of his career.

  • Corey Grant - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:08pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Corey Grant ran one for two yards in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added three receptions for 59 yards.

    Huddle Up: Grant showed tremendous hands out of the backfield and bursts of speed, and he could be someone who finds himself with a larger role in 2018 depending on the team's offseason personnel moves.

  • Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 4:01pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee posted four receptions for 41 yards on a team-high eight targets in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Lee showed glimpses of brilliance during the regular season, helping fill the early void once Allen Robinson went down with a season-ending injury. He heads into the offseason as a impending unrestricted free agent, so his fantasy outlook for 2018 is a bit unclear.

  • Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:44pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns finished with six receptions and 80 yards on seven receptions in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Hurns did a decent job when he was healthy, stepping up once Allen Robinson went down with a season-ending injury. However, he is normally more of a WR4 or WR5 in fantasy leagues, and should be treated as such heading into 2018.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:43pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 25 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added two catches for six yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Yeldon didn't do a whole lot in the regular season, but he did step up in the postseason to hold his own when Leonard Fournette needed a breather. If he can ascend to and keep the No. 2 spot behind Fournette in 2018, he might be worth a look in deeper leagues as a handcuff, particularly PPR formats. It depends on the team's personnel moves in the offseason.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:34pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette rushed 24 times for 76 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21, and he added two grabs for 13 yards.

    Huddle Up: Fournette was instrumental in Jacksonville's turnaround from doormat to contender this season, as the rookie posted 1,040 rushing yards, nine touchdowns on the ground and one receiving score during the regular season. He'll be a fantasy mainstay for many years to come.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/21/18 3:33pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 23-of-36 passes for 293 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 21.

    Huddle Up: Bortles and his teammates were outscored 14-3 in the decisive fourth quarter to derail their chances at a first Super Bowl appearance, but it was a great season for the Jags. He finished the regular season with a 60.2 completion percentage, 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. As such, he'll be in the low-end QB1 fantasy discussion in larger leagues, but he should mostly be a QB2 in most formats.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) will not return to the AFC Championship game because of his head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski may have suffered a concussion during the game, but owners should know more about his status after the games. He probably would be considered questionable if the team makes it to Super Bowl LII.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is officially active for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Thielen will be able to play despite the back injury and should have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy wide receiver in most leagues this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) is considered questionable to return to the AFC Championship game because of a head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski will not return to the game if he is diagnosed with a concussion, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He could return to the game if he is cleared by doctors.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:34pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) left the AFC Championship game early after suffering a hit to the head and was taken to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski likely is being checked for a concussion and would need to be cleared before he is allowed to play again. Owners should monitor the situation during the game.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 12:43pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) suffered a couple of slight fractures in his back during the Divisional Round playoff game but plans to play in the NFC Championship game, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Thielen probably will see a normal workload despite the injury and should be one of the main options in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver this week.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:57am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) suffered a collateral ligament sprain to his right thumb in addition to the cut on his hand, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Brady is active for the AFC Championship game and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback despite the injury.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:53am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead will have a role in the offense against the Jaguars and should be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a flex option for fantasy owners this week.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:48am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Brady is ready to play despite injuring his hand earlier in the week. He will be facing a tough Jaguars defense but should still be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 1/21/18 10:23am ET

    New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for QB Eli Manning to return to the team next season during a meeting with him earlier this month, according to sources. Gettleman also told Manning that the team will continue to scout the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft and compare them to QB Davis Webb.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Manning will be the Giants' starting quarterback for at least one more season. He finished this season with 3,468 yards and 19 touchdowns but played most of the season without his top two receivers. He has the chance to be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2018.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 5:52am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is expected to play in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 21, despite being in plenty of pain due to a lower back ailment, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Thielen took part on a limited basis in two of the team's three practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be viewed as a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 in postseason fantasy games.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 8:55pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been a utilized as both a runner and receiver when healthy, and he will be worth a look in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 8:51pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) won't play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Gillislee out of action, Dion Lewis becomes a little easier to trust in DFS contests. Rex Burkhead could also be worth a flier.

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