Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • 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.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 6/20/18 11:52pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall (hamstring, toe) is no lock to make the 53-man roster, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson. This is due to the team's limited financial commitment, which is insurance in case Marshall doesn't heal as well as they hope or if they see more value in retaining a younger option.

    Huddle Up: Obviously the team hopes Marshall heals nicely and shows signs of his earlier prowess as a receiver, due in no small part to the veteran's size in an otherwise small group. Still, it's good to remember that this is a low-risk signing for Seattle, which makes Marshall little more than a late-round flier for fantasy owners.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 6/20/18 11:17pm ET

    The Oakland Raiders fear WR Martavis Bryant could be facing a suspension, believed to be related to the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review's Michael Gehlken.

    Huddle Up: While nothing concrete has emerged, reliable sources like the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Paul Gutierrez have made reference to the possibility that something is going on with Bryant. Given Bryant's history, any misstep could result in serious discipline being handed down. There's nothing to do yet but watch and wait, though if you draft early it's something to consider before taking the plunge.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 6/20/18 7:53pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. could still consider a holdout if he does not receive a new contract, according to sources in Beckham's camp. Beckham has said he plans to report to training camp on time.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if any progress is made between Beckham and the Giants. He is a No. 1 fantasy receiver when he is on the field and will be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 6/20/18 4:55pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be joining his teammates for QB Matt Ryan's annual passing camp that he will be holding in July. 'There's probably about 12 (Falcons players) that are going to get together,' Ryan said. 'And (Jones) will certainly be a part of that.'

    Huddle Up: Jones skipped minicamp but it looks like he'll be part of this effort when Atlanta's offensive players get together. He's seeking an adjusted contract but it shouldn't prevent the star wide-out from being ready for Week 1 of the upcoming season. As usual, he'll be a WR1 entering the new campaign. Despite posting only three scores last year, Jones still put up 1,444 yards on 88 catches. The touchdowns figure to spike up.

  • Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 6/20/18 10:43am ET

    Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Titans) said he would love to play for the New England Patriots, adding that he talked to the Patriots last offseason during free agency before signing with the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Decker has lost a step at 31 years old, but he's still one of the best remaining wide receivers without a team. The Patriots lost Danny Amendola and will be without Julian Edelman for four games, so this connection could make some sense. For now, though, Decker is undraftable.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 6/19/18 1:27pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri said he loves football as much today as he did when he first started playing. The 45-year-old veteran added that he won't be retiring anytime soon as he looks to become the NFL's all-time leading scorer.

    Huddle Up: Vinatieri is arguably the greatest kicker in NFL history and holds his own in the fantasy realm, too. He'll have even more value if/when Andrew Luck returns, but for now he can be viewed as a high-end backup fantasy kicker.

  • Hayden Hurst - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 6/19/18 1:14pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst singed his four-year rookie deal Tuesday, June 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Hurst should immediately be given a sizable role in Baltimore's offense as he aims to be the Ravens next Todd Heap. That being said, rookie tight ends are notorious for disappointing in their inaugural seasons. Draft Hurst as a backup in redraft leagues.

  • Danny Amendola - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 6/18/18 11:50pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola is 'speaking loudest by his actions or demeanor' more than any other teammate in the early going, as he brings the 'same off-the-charts level of intensity' to each practice. He's been staying on the field as long as anyone, works solo on 'some unique drills,' and when something happens to not go his way, 'there is a brief outburst that screams of how much he cares.'

    Huddle Up: Amendola's passion and intensity has never been in question but they are two traits that have helped enable the 32-year-old to enjoy a very solid NFL career -- when he's on the field, that is. If Amendola can remain healthy, he'll be one of the main fantasy contributors from this Dolphins team. Improved quarterback play with Ryan Tannehill back under center figures to help Amendola potentially maintain WR3 value.

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 6/18/18 11:40pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore has 'looked the part' thus far during organized team activities and minicamp, according to Albert Breer of

    Huddle Up: That's good news for those buying into Moore to make an impact in his rookie campaign after he was the first wide receiver selected in this year's draft. While he's decisively the fourth option in the passing game, Moore could still put up useful numbers for a WR4 with the ceiling of a WR3.

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 6/18/18 12:46pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, June 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Moore has one of the easiest paths to success among rookie wide receivers this year. He will start opposite Devin Funchess, but he is, in fact, the No. 4 target for Cam Newton behind Funchess, Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey. Drafting Moore in WR3 to WR4 territory is ideal.

  • Eric Ebron - TE - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 6/18/18 10:54am ET

    Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron was one of the more impressive players during offseason workouts and could have an impact in the passing game this season, in the opinion of the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder.

    Huddle Up: Ebron likely will have a solid role in the passing game in 2018 even if he is not the starting tight end and could be a target in the red zone. He has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in some leagues.

  • Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 6/18/18 10:25am ET

    Green Bay Packers RBs Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will be part of a committee at running back this upcoming season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said the team will be able to adjust if one of the running backs shows they can be the full-time starter.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the preseason to see how each running back is used. Montgomery probably is the best receiver out of the three, but Williams and Jones are also decent receivers. All three will have value in fantasy leagues but none will be more than No. 3 running backs unless one takes over the starting job.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 6/18/18 5:39am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) senses differences in how his shoulder reacts to new things this year. 'The pain is gone, and it's going to stay that way,' Luck said to reporters at minicamp. 'My body doesn't revolt, in a sense, to new things I ask.'

    Huddle Up: Luck has the chance to be the best quarterback in fantasy, but until we see him in a team setting, he's still a risky high-end choice.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 6/17/18 8:20pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he plans to have throwing sessions with his receivers over the summer. 'So we'll be getting together, and it'll be good for us,' Flacco said.

    Huddle Up: Flacco is trying to develop chemistry with some new additions to the receiving corps, and the presence of Lamar Jackson probably adds a little motivation. Even with some extra work over the offseason, Flacco is a midrange QB2, at best.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/17/18 7:04pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice is going to do 'big things' this season, according to Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette. 'He always had the talent when I was there at LSU,' Fournette said. 'He's going to have a great year.'

    Huddle Up: Fournette powered his way to 1,040 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns as a rookie, and Guice could approach those numbers if he commands most of the carries on early downs, as expected. Guice is a RB2 candidate in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 6/17/18 6:30pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (knee) saw more reps during team drills as minicamp progressed, and he said limiting his reps has helped him prepare physically and mentally. 'I can really build on what we had done here and coming to training camp ready to go,' Bradford said. 'I feel like we've done a great job of sticking to the plan,' Bradford said. 'I think the plan has worked and my body feels really good right now.'

    Huddle Up: He is expected to open the year as the starter, and while Josh Rosen will be waiting in the wings, Bradford can be a midrange QB2 as long as long as he has the starting gig.

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