Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Andre Ellington - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/19/17 1:04pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (quadriceps) was not able to practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Ellington was limited yesterday, so him not practicing is obviously not a good sign. He was targeted only once last week in what was an extremely unfavorable game script for the pass-catching back. He's too risky of a start even if he does play.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/19/17 12:40pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Matthews appears to have a chance to play in Week 7 and probably will be a game-time decision. He probably would be a starter for the Bills if he plays, but his injury could affect his ability to catch the ball. Owners may want to use Matthews a flex option or could bench him if they have better options.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/19/17 12:28pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) did not throw during practice Thursday, Oct. 19, but head coach Dirk Koetter said Winston is expected to take all of the first-team snaps during practice Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Winston probably will have to throw at some point during practice if he has a chance to play in Week 7. He probably will be a game-time decision this week, which makes him a risky option. Owners may want to use other options in their lineups because of Winston's uncertain status.

  • Wendell Smallwood - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/19/17 12:27pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Smallwood was impressive in his last game, totaling 79 yards and finding the end zone once. He's the Eagle's most versatile healthy running back right now but his ceiling is limited because of LeGarrette Blount. Wait at least a week before plugging Smallwood back into starting lineups.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/19/17 12:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) put in a limited practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Kelley has, for the most part, been a non-factor this year, whether because of injury or not. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine have held the fort in Kelley's absence, and held it well. As long as Thompson and Perine are healthy, namely Thompson, it will be difficult for Kelley to gain fantasy traction.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/19/17 12:04pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace (back) said he expects to play in Week 7 even though he missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Wallace's status later in the week. He could be the top receiver for the Ravens this week since Breshad Perriman and Jeremy Maclin are also dealing with injuries. Wallace would be facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense and would not be a great option for fantasy owners.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/19/17 11:54am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Stewart was held to minus four yards last week but will continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues, but owners in most leagues should have better options available and can bench Stewart.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/19/17 11:54am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: If he doesn't practice for a third consecutive day tomorrow then we can really start to worry. If that is the case, Chris Ivory's blip on the fantasy radar becomes much stronger. Inexplicably, he caught nine passes for 74 yards last week and would become a serviceable starter in Week 7 if Fournette can't play.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/19/17 11:44am ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Don't read too much into Murray's absences yet. If he practices tomorrow then he's likely to play this weekend. Murray will continue to split time with Derrick Henry but remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 candidate with more value in PPR leagues.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/19/17 11:42am ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Newton is coming off a disappointing Week 6 performance but has thrown for at least 300 yards in two of the last three games. He may be missing a few of his pass catchers this week but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues against the Chicago Bears.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 10/19/17 11:32am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Dalton has thrown for at least 285 yards in each of his last two games but will be facing a tough Pittsburgh Steelers pass defense this week. Owners should be able to find better options to use and can avoid Dalton in Week 7.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/19/17 11:21am ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, and will play in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Anderson went from not practicing to practicing in full in the span of one day. He saw a season-high 12 targets last week, but didn't do much with them. He's no more than a flex option in a lowly Jets offense.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/19/17 11:16am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) has not participated in as many team drills as the team would have liked this week, according to head coach Sean McDermott. McDermott said the team will see how Matthews looks during practice Friday, Oct. 20, before deciding on his Week 7 status.

    Huddle Up: Matthews could be a game-time decision for Week 7, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. He probably will be a starter for the Bills if he is able to play but may be a flex option in deeper leagues this week.

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 10/19/17 11:10am ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, and will be able to play in Week 7, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: Powell probably will be the starting running back but will have to share time with Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire. Powell should be involved in the running game and passing game against the Miami Dolphins and can be a flex option for owners.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/19/17 11:08am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott likely will not reach a settlement with the NFL in terms of his six-game suspension, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has received a temporary restraining order and will play in the next two games but he could serve the suspension later in the season. He should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues as long as he is allowed to play.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/19/17 10:58am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) was not at practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: It looks like West will be manning the sideline again this week. Javorius Allen and Alex Collins will continue to comprise a two-headed backfield, but both are merely flex plays at best.

  • Ben Watson - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/19/17 10:55am ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: As noted in the Mike Wallace tip, there are hopefully better options in your lineup than starting any Raven. Most of them are injured and they face a tough test in the Chicago Bears this week. Try to stay away from Watson and company if possible.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/19/17 10:51am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace (back) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Baltimore's receiving corps is currently in shambles. Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman and Ben Watson are also hurting, some more than others. It's difficult to start any Ravens on offense this week given the injuries, the tough matchup (Chicago Bears) and the fact that the offense as a whole hasn't played very well in 2017.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/19/17 10:32am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: That's two straight practices missed for Ajayi, but don't give up on him yet. He wasn't at full health last week and managed to cultivate his best game of the season. Monitor his status over the next couple of days, but keep him in your starting lineup for now.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/19/17 10:26am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Parker is on the wrong side of questionable as Week 7 approaches. If he is unable to play then Jarvis Landry should once again be featured in the passing game and would be an automatic start. Kenny Stills, coming off his best overall performance of the year, would demand flex consideration.

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