Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/17/18 1:49pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, but the team said it is a coach's decision.

    Huddle Up: Bryant will have missed the first two preseason games, so owners should monitor the situation. He can be a weekly starting option if healthy.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/17/18 1:09pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) has started running, and the team is optimistic that Baldwin will be available for Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin probably will not play in any of the preseason games, so owners will need to monitor his progress over the next few weeks. He should be a focal point in the team's passing game this season and can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 fantasy receiver.

  • Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/17/18 11:54am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) is expected to miss about one week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: This comes as a relief for Perine and anyone considering him in fantasy drafts. He could face a setback against Rob Kelley in the battle for assuming RB1 duties vacated by the injured Derrius Guice. Either way, the winner is no better than a flex consideration.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/17/18 8:06am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (calf) will be out the rest of the preseason, according to general manager John Lynch.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is a useful dual-threat RB, but he has never been the go-to guy for long. He's a low-end RB2 but a bargain if he falls to the RB3 territory due to the injury.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/17/18 6:15am ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (shoulder) was optimistic in his post-game interview about his shoulder. 'It just sort of got jarred in a funny way as I was following through, but you know it feels good and we'll check it out (Friday) more thoroughly.'

    Huddle Up: With Carson Wentz (knee) questionable for the season opener, Foles could enter the fray as a one-week play against the Atlanta Falcons. Keep tabs on both of them.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 10:40pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is reportedly dealing with a slight tear in his knee, but it has been deemed a minor injury and something he will be able to play through, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic.

    Huddle Up: At least now we have an answer to what the 'undisclosed' injury is that has sidelined Burkhead recently. Because it's the preseason, the Patriots have absolutely no reason to push things with the running back who is considered the current favorite to lead the backfield and touches. While a tear of any kind in a running back's knee cannot be considered a good thing, the fact he has been cleared to play means owners can probably continue to draft him as a RB3 this month.

  • James Washington - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/16/18 8:36pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington caught five passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in a 51-34 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: With all the weapons in Pittsburgh, Washington will likely have issues making a consistent impact for fantasy owners this year. However, his big-play ability could make him an appealing flier in DFS contests.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/16/18 7:39pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed five times for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: If you are a Le'Veon Bell owner, grabbing Conner as a handcuff isn't a bad idea. He could step into a workhorse role if Bell misses time for whatever reason.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/16/18 7:35pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham caught one pass, an eight-yard touchdown, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: With Aaron Rodgers placing passes with deadly accuracy, Graham could be close to unstoppable in the red zone this year. The touchdown potential alone should make him a top-five option at his position.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 7:26pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan caught five passes on seven targets for 25 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Hogan was on the receiving end of a Tom Brady touchdown pass, and given the current state of New England's receiving corps, Hogan has legitimate WR2 potential.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/16/18 7:18pm ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed eight of his 11 pass attempts for 62 yards and an interception against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Darnold came back down to earth after a solid preseason opener, but he still has a great chance to start Week 1. He doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues yet, but he should be stashed in keeper leagues and dynasty formats.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 7:00pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 19 of his 26 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: It was a bit of a surprise to see Brady play so much, but it was probably a statement on the part of the Patriots after how last year's Super Bowl ended. Regardless, Brady looks locked and loaded for another year of QB1 production.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/16/18 6:53pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed four of his six pass attempts for 48 yards against the New York Jets in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Smith tends to be a little underappreciated in fantasy circles. He is a quality QB2, and he can deliver QB1 numbers against favorable matchups.

  • Trent Taylor - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 8/16/18 6:44pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor is emerging as a 'popular target' for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has a chance to open the year as the starting slot receiver, and he could be worth a flier as a WR5 in PPR formats with Garoppolo leading the offense.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/16/18 6:37pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has already 'mastered' the offense, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Gruden's offense could help bring out the best in Carr, but he'd need to make a sizeable leap to join the QB1 conversation. Consider him a solid backup option.

  • Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/16/18 6:28pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Williams is part of a three-player competition of the starting running back job, so any time missed would hurt his chances. He likely will be part of a committee and may only be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues.

  • Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/16/18 5:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (ankle) left the preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 16, and is being evaluated for an ankle sprain.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check to see if Perine is dealing with a significant injury or if it is minor. He is expected to be part of a committee at running back and is pushing for the starting job with Derrius Guice out. He could be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues if he starts this season.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 5:36pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (undisclosed) is dealing with a minor injury but could have played in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, if it was a regular season game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead probably will return to the field in the near future as long as he does not suffer any setbacks. He will be part of a committee at running back this season and may lead the team in carries. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/16/18 5:25pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 'creeping along' towards a new deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who adds that both sides are motivated to get it done. It is also believed that this will make Rodgers the 'highest-paid player in NFL history.'

    Huddle Up: Given his track record, Rodgers deserves every bit of the monstrous payday that he has coming. As usual, he'll be one of the top QB1 options on the board entering the new season, even after being limited to just seven games last year due to injury. Even in his shortened campaign, Rodgers still compiled 1,675 yards on 64.7 percent passing while recording 16 touchdowns to just six interceptions.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/16/18 4:50pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (head) went through the concussion protocol even though he did not suffer a concussion during practice, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger probably will be able to play in the third preseason game and will be ready for the start of the regular season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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