Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/27/18 6:36pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said there is 'no bad blood' between he and the organization, and he has simply been working on his own instead of attending OTAs. 'I'm not going nowhere, man,' Jones said. 'I love the team.'

    Huddle Up: Jones has topped 1,400 receiving yards in each of the last four seasons, and he is firmly entrenched as a high-end WR1. Don't expect any potential issues about his contract to change his production on the field.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 5/27/18 3:02pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was lauded by new offensive coordinator John DeFillippo recently for displaying 'fantastic' ball skills, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Huddle Up: While his catch and yardage totals dropped from 2017, Diggs scored eight touchdowns last season - doubling his previous career high. To this point of his career, the fourth-year receiver's biggest issue has been durability. Considering he is entering a contract year, an offensive coordinator who seems to love him and has Kirk Cousins at the controls of the offense, it wouldn't be a surprise if 2018 is the season it all comes together for Diggs.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 5/26/18 8:55pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has been learning a lot from WR Jordy Nelson.

    Huddle Up: Cooper is coming off his worst season as a pro, but the offseason additions of Nelson and Martavis Bryant could make life easier for Cooper. He is capable of flirting with WR1 status, and he should be available for a WR2 cost after his rough 2017 campaign.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 5/26/18 8:23pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said he has been working on widening his throwing stance to increase his balance and improve his throwing accuracy.

    Huddle Up: Mariota took a step in the wrong direction last year, but the Titans have added more weapons, and he seems committed to improving. He has enough upside to select as a low-end QB1.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 5/26/18 7:42pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said his goal is to have a better season this year than he had in 2017, and head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller appears to be back at full speed at OTAs after battling nagging injuries last season.

    Huddle Up: Fuller's big-play ability is undeniable, and as long as Deshaun Watson is under center, he has WR3 upside.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/26/18 7:05pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has not responded to retired WR Chris Chambers' attempts to help him 'speed up his growth curve,' according to Chambers. 'I don?t know if he fully gets what it means to be a pro,' Chambers said. 'Athleticism and talent only last so long.'

    Huddle Up: This isn't the first time Parker has been accused of a lack of effort, but all reports coming from the team have been positive. It remains to be seen if Parker will ever put it all together, but his upside makes him worth a look as a WR3.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Free Agent
    Posted 5/26/18 9:23am ET

    Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Dolphins) could be an option for the Los Angeles Chargers because of TE Hunter Henry's (knee) injury, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has dealt with injuries during his career and is coming off a quiet 2017 season where he finished with 388 yards and three touchdowns. He would only be a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he signs with the Chargers.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 5/26/18 9:18am ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) is a player the Los Angeles Chargers have discussed re-signing this offseason because of TE Hunter Henry's (knee) injury.

    Huddle Up: Gates knows the offense and is probably the most likely candidate to be signed by the Chargers this offseason. He has slowed down over the last several seasons but would have a solid role in the offense if he rejoins the Chargers. He could be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 5/26/18 9:17am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams has looked more confident and explosive during offseason workouts, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

    Huddle Up: Williams was limited to only 11 receptions and 95 yards last season because of injury, but he should have a solid role in 2018 if he can stay healthy. Williams has a chance to be a late-round option in deeper leagues but probably will not be a weekly starting option.

  • Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 5/25/18 9:37pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (ankle) is in 'extraordinary condition' following ankle surgery last year, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Carson flashed some potential in four games last year before suffering the injury, but first-round pick Rashaad Penny will likely lead the backfield in 2018, dropping Carson into RB4 territory.

  • Tarik Cohen - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 5/25/18 9:22pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen could 'no doubt' serve as the third-down back if he can prove to be a capable blocker, according to running backs coach Charles London.

    Huddle Up: Cohen was able to deliver several explosive plays last year when given playing time, and if he can secure a steady role, he could be a flex option in PPR formats. Keep tabs on the situation throughout the summer.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 5/25/18 9:04pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins made multiple one-handed catches during OTAs Thursday, May 24.

    Huddle Up: His upside and athleticism have never been questioned, but staying healthy has been an issue. Patrick Mahomes is an unknown at the quarterback spot, but Watkins could be worth the gamble as a WR3.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 5/25/18 7:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks and QB Jared Goff connecting in the passing game has 'become the norm' during OTAs, according to Myles Simmons of TheRams.com.

    Huddle Up: The Rams have plenty of firepower on offense, which could limit Cooks' ceiling a bit. He should still be a strong WR3 and is always capable of producing big plays.

  • Patrick Mahomes - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 5/25/18 7:21pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' struggles during OTAs are nothing to be worried about, according to head coach Andy Reid. 'We throw in a lot of new stuff so you want to test what you can get away with in these camps, so you're going to have interceptions,' Reid said. 'That doesn't bother me.'

    Huddle Up: Mahomes is unproven as he enters his first season as the starter, but he has a big arm and plenty of weapons around him. He will be a high-risk, high-reward QB2.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 5/25/18 6:56pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) did not participate in OTAs Thursday, May 24.

    Huddle Up: Ware is expected to be ready for training camp, but he has taken a backseat to Kareem Hunt in the offense. He is no more than a late-round handcuff to Hunt at this point.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 5/25/18 6:49pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) has been practicing during OTAs, and TE Jesse James said Conner looks more confident this year. 'He's running fast, running every ball to the end zone,' James said. 'He looks good.'

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Conner has fully recovered from knee surgery, and he is worth stashing as a handcuff if you are a Le'Veon Bell owner.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 5/25/18 6:31pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount were 'no doubt' the top two running backs during OTAs Thursday, May 24, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has the long-term upside, but he and Blount will likely split carries on early downs and near the goal line in some capacity. Keep an eye on the situation because there is a good chance one of these backs emerges as a RB3.

  • Corey Clement - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 5/25/18 3:40pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement said he hopes to be more involved in the offense this upcoming season. 'I definitely want to get more touches, more carries, more catches out of the backfield this year. I want to be more of a key contributor. I don't think that's being greedy. I have a job to do and that's to put this team in the best position possible [to win],' Clement said.

    Huddle Up: Clement likely will be competing for the No. 2 running back during training camp and could see a decent amount of touches if he wins the job. He has a chance to be a late-round option in deeper leagues and point-per-reception leagues.

  • D.J. Chark - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 5/25/18 1:54pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars second-round draft choice WR DJ Chark signed a four-year deal with the Jaguars Friday, May 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Chark has joined a young receiver corps with Jaguars, so his role is uncertain at the moment. Owners will need to monitor the preseason to see how Chark is used in the offense. He should be a solid option in keeper leagues and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 5/25/18 10:38am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree was called 'the guy' by QB Joe Flacco when the latter was asked about chemistry with his new receivers following an OTA session on Thursday, May 24.

    Huddle Up: The Ravens did well to add a plethora of veteran receivers such as John Brown and Willie Snead, but Crabtree is the only receiver on the roster who has experienced any prolonged NFL success. Owners should expect well over 100 targets for Crabtree, who should be able to contend for WR2 status in fantasy if he can stay healthy this season.

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