Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/25/17 3:04pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to miss several weeks because of his back injury but will not need surgery, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft likely will continue to be the starting tight end with Eifert out but only posted 28 yards in Week 3. Owners should be able to find a better short-term option until Eifert returns and can avoid Kroft.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 2:47pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee, arm) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood is the Philadelphia running back to add if he's available. LeGarrette Blount will vulture some touchdowns and be used in short-yardage situations. Corey Clement will also steal some touches. That being said, Smallwood has the most upside in Sproles' absence.

  • Ty Montgomery - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/25/17 2:21pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (wrist) was a limited practice participant Monday, Sept. 25. The Packers did not actually practice; this practice participation designation is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery is the indubitable workhorse in the Packers' backfield this year, so bumps and bruises are to be expected. There has been no indication that he is at risk of missing Thursday night's contest, so keep him in those starting lineups for now.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/25/17 2:15pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 25. The Packers did not actually practice; this practice participation designation is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Cobb had an extra week off after being sidelined last weekend. The fact that he will be practicing at all is promising, but the Packers do play Thursday night. Keep tabs on his status leading up to then. If he plays he could be limited.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/25/17 1:57pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has a chance to practice this week if he is cleared by team doctors, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Jacoby Brissett sure didn't look like a backup quarterback in Week 3, but Andrew Luck is preparing to take his starting job back anyway. By no means should Luck be started this week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 9/25/17 1:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) has a minor bone bruise and a sore knee, but he should be good to go for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Gordon failed to catch a ball last weekend for the first time this season, but he scampered for 79 yards and a touchdown on the ground even with the knee malady. He should still be viewed as an RB1 even in a tougher matchup versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/25/17 1:09pm ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte's (toe) X-rays were negative on his injured toe, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: The Jets' backfield is a crapshoot right now with Forte, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire all sharing playing time. Forte has yet to exceed 10 carries or 100 total yards in a game this year and has not found the end zone yet. He can stay on fantasy benches for the time being.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/25/17 12:55pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is considered day-to-day and is expected to be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Samaje Perine left the door open for Kelley to take back the starting job upon his return. The rookie running back struggled to find running room and lost a fumble with Kelley sidelined. Hold on to Perine, but he's not a reliable start when Kelley is out.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/25/17 12:49pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ribs, chest) is considered day-to-day and is expected to be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: It's always a concern when Reed is injured considering his extensive history with the injury bug. His ailments don't appear to be too serious, but pick up Vernon Davis if you can fit him on your roster in case Reed is forced to miss more time.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/25/17 12:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is back at the team facility and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: If Bradford is even off to a limited start in practice this week then that will be a good sign. Consider, though, that the Vikings may want to rest him another week to get him fully healthy, especially after the career game Case Keenum constructed in Week 3. Have a backup plan ready in case Bradford sits again.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/25/17 11:37am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (back) should be good to go in Week 4 despite suffering a back injury in Week 3, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Jones was relatively disappointing last week but managed to eclipse the 100-yard mark. He's an automatic start as long as he is active. Don't be scared by the ailment even if he is limited in practice.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/25/17 11:19am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was not listed on the team's Week 4 injury report in advance of its game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: A Monday injury report for Thursday games is a speculative one since teams don't practice the day after a game, but the reason this is notable is because Howard is known to have a shoulder injury and was seen favoring it Sunday. The most likely explanation is head coach John Fox's reputation for treating injury reports like state secrets and sometimes not being entirely honest with them. Despite Howard's Week 3 outburst, continue to treat him like a less-than-100-percent RB2 for now.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 10:57am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has played 117 snaps this season, compared to 17 for Thomas Rawls and seven for Eddie Lacy.

    Huddle Up: C.J. Prosise was excluded in part because he essentially plays a different position as the main third-down back, but if there was any remaining doubt Carson has the early-down job to himself before, there shouldn't be any after Week 3. Carson saw 41 snaps to Rawls' one, while Lacy was active but did not play. Carson has entered the low-end RB2 discussion and should be a decent start in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/25/17 10:17am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) learned he did sustain any structural damage from the injury that forced him from Week 3 after receiving the results of an MRI on his left knee Monday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: No timetable for his return to the field has been reported yet, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he had to miss at least a game after getting bent back awkwardly early in the Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. With Greg Olsen also done for a while, Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel and Russell Shepard - along with tight end Ed Dickson - are Cam Newton's top options right now. It's a situation to avoid in fantasy.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/25/17 10:06am ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis prior to Week 3, and head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters he is 'hearing some good things' in regards to Fuller's ability to play in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Fuller's deep speed brings an element that is sorely lacking from the Texans' offense, but it remains to be seen whether or not to Deshaun Watson can build upon his impressive Week 3 effort to the point where he can make more than one receiver fantasy viable. For now, consider Fuller a WR4 - one capable of a high ceiling and a low floor.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 7:57am ET

    Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 25, but his groin injury isn't believed to be serious.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin had a 10-105-1 performance and is a high-end WR2 if he's able to suit up against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 7:32am ET

    Updating earlier reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (arm, knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and broke his arm on the same play, according to sources. He will have surgery on his arm Monday, Sept. 25, and will have knee surgery later.

    Huddle Up: Expect a committee of LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement in Sproles' absence. Blount had a 12-67-1 day in Week 3, but he didn't have a single carry in Week 2. His usage isn't guaranteed every week. Smallwood had 12 rushes for 71 yards. Clement was mixed in late in the game, and he had a 6-22-1 showing. Blount and Smallwood are RB3 mix-and-match players. Clement is worth picking up in deeper formats or as a speculative backup.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 5:16am ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (arm) is out indefinitely with what is believed to be a broken arm, according to sources. He'll have an MRI Monday, Sept. 25, to confirm.

    Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood figures to enter a committee with LeGarrette Blount in Sproles' absence. Smallwood had 12 carries for 71 yards in Week 3 and is an RB3 candidate.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/17 9:08pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 25 of his 30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After a sloppy start to the year, Cousins had a breakout performance against Oakland. His QB1 upside is undeniable, but Cousins could be a boom-or-bust option on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/17 8:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson had eight carries for 38 yards and six catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Thompson now has four touchdowns in three games, and while he won't have this many receiving yards on a routine basis, he is a viable flex option in PPR formats because of his steady role in the passing game.

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