Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/23/18 3:21pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (concussion) official status will be unclear for a couple more days, but there is some optimism regarding his availability for the Super Bowl, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Gronk has a couple of weeks to pass the concussion protocol as opposed to the usual one week or less. Obviously he's a vital part of New England's offense and will play a pivotal role in the Patriots' game plan if he is available. He's the best tight end in football when healthy and should be drafted as such next season.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/23/18 2:00pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's future with the team was not addressed Tuesday, Jan. 23, as head coach Sean McDermott declined to comment on the topic. McDermott simply said the coaching staff will continue to evaluate.

    Huddle Up: Taylor has been under the microscope in Buffalo for some time now, although he's clearly a much better option than Nathan Peterman. Taylor is an underrated fantasy quarterback thanks in large part to his running ability, but he's not consistent enough to be relied on as a weekly starter.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/23/18 12:19pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum's future with the Vikings is in limbo. Head coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings will go through the process of determining who their starting quarterback will be next season. Keenum and fellow QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are all in the running.

    Huddle Up: Keenum deserves to be the top candidate to start in 2018 after his coming out party that led the Vikings to the NFC Championship. Minnesota does have three gunslingers with starter caliber, but none of them are reliable week-to-week starting fantasy quarterbacks.

  • Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/23/18 12:05pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams is focusing on improving his explosiveness this offseason. Williams wants to have quicker feet, more speed and to make sure his knees are up. He added that he'll be working on his lateral movements and speed in order to make sure his knees are up and that his lower body is stronger.

    Huddle Up: Williams came on late in his first professional football campaign. Unfortunately, he'll be competing with fellow sophomore running back Aaron Jones, so his fantasy ceiling isn't as high as it could be. For now, view him as a flex as a better fit in standard leagues.

  • Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 1/23/18 11:48am ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has still not decided as to whether or not he will retire this offseason, according to new head coach Steve Wilks. Fitzgerald just completed his 14th season in the NFL and will turn 35 years old before the 2018 regular season begins.

    Huddle Up: Even in his mid-30s, Fitzgerald is an ageless wonder. Without Carson Palmer he still managed to achieve WR1 status in 2017. As long as he's healthy, and doesn't hang up the cleats, he's a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 with added value in PPR leagues.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 1/23/18 11:17am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) admitted that a back injury suffered in Week 4 did impact his play throughout the course of the season. 'Injuries will never be something I talk about, especially during the season, but since it's after the season, the [back issue] was one of those things that was there,' Carr said. The fourth-year quarterback suffered three transverse process fractures and said he wanted to deal with the injury instead of using it as an excuse.

    Huddle Up: Carr's determination and toughness are admirable, but one wonders just how much the injury affected his play. At full health Carr is no more than a fringe QB1, but drafting him as a QB2 is on the safe side.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 1/23/18 7:00am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's antics on the sideline are a distraction, according to Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones. 'The Dez situation has a lot of moving parts to it,' Jones said. 'The chemistry between Dak (Prescott) and Dez is different between Tony (Romo) and Dez. Tony and Dez had their game tailored to one another. Dak doesn't play the way Tony played. It's a work in progress. The other thing that we all see and it is certainly visible to anyone who watches our games, watches our sideline, is Dez is certainly a fiery guy who plays with a lot of emotion both on and off the field. Sometimes that can be a distraction.'

    Huddle Up: Bryant had a 69-838-6 season, and it was the first time he played all 16 games in three years. However, he is a shell of the game-changing receiver he was in 2012-14. He's still just 29, but he's no more than a WR2 in fantasy.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/23/18 12:59am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette finished the playoffs with four rushing touchdowns, which is tied for the most by a rookie in postseason history. Retired RBs Norm Standlee (1941), Tony Dorsett (1977), William Floyd (1994) and Jamal Lewis (2000) are the others to have accomplished this feat.

    Huddle Up: Fournette missed three games during his rookie campaign but still managed to hit the 1,000-yard plateau, scoring nine touchdowns in the process. There's no question Fournette will be a consensus first-round pick in fantasy drafts next season, but owners just need to be weary of his potentially troublesome ankle. His ceiling is as high as anyone's if he can stay healthy for all 16 regular season games.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/23/18 12:42am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount moved up to seventh on the NFL's all-time postseason rushing touchdown leaderboard, scoring his 10th career playoff touchdown on the ground in the team's Conference Championship win Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Despite registering single-digit rush attempts in each of Philadelphia's first two playoff games, Blount has managed to make the most of his work, as he's found the end zone in both contests. Jay Ajayi has been getting the bulk of the carries, but even so, Blount should continue to remain a force in red-zone and goaline situations.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/22/18 11:47pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles' 97.0 Total QBR in the team's NFC Conference Championship victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, was the fourth-highest QBR in a playoff game since 2006, which is as far back as the metric goes.

    Huddle Up: It was truly a marvel to watch, as Foles had arguably the game of his life against the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense in both fewest points and yards allowed during the 2017 season. Overall, the 29-year-old completed 26-of-33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. He has another tough defense on tap next in the Super Bowl but Foles has proven to be very good in his playoff action thus far.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/22/18 11:02pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) mentioned he was getting the 12 stitches on his hand removed in the coming days. 'And at that point, again, because I was fortunate not to tear any ligaments or anything like that - there was no broken bones - that was obviously the best news I could ever hear based on what you thought it could be,' he said. 'It ended up being a lot of good luck after, I'd say, a pretty unlucky injury. It turned out to be a lot good luck it wasn't more serious than it was.'

    Huddle Up: While it certainly wasn't easy, Brady was able to once again lead yet another fourth-quarter comeback in Sunday's AFC title game victory over the Jaguars in totaling 290 yards on almost 70-percent passing and tossing a pair of touchdowns compared to zero turnovers. The 40-year-old figures to be even more dangerous with the stitches removed, making it a tougher proposition for the Eagles to contain him in Super Bowl 52.

  • Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 1/22/18 10:34pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams conceded that in his exit interviews with head coach Mike McCarthy and running backs coach Ben Sirmans, 'We were just in agreement that I've got to get my feet quicker and just get a little more speed happening and make sure that my knees are up. So, I'm just going to be working on my lateral movements, speed, make sure I get my knees up, make sure my lower body's a lot stronger.'

    Huddle Up: Williams flashed some interesting potential in his rookie season, ultimately leading the team in rushing with 556 yards while also adding four touchdowns. However, he needed 153 rush attempts to garner that yardage -- good for just 3.6 yards per carry -- so it won't be an easy path to reclaim the starting job with Ty Montgomery (wrist) and Aaron Jones (knee) returning to full health. Whoever is Green Bay's starting running back going into next year will hold notable value considering Aaron Rodgers will be healthy to begin the campaign.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/22/18 2:47pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he would be 'thrilled' to remain with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The fourth-year quarterback will be an impending free agent in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Bortles did his part in leading the Jaguars to the AFC Championship. His numbers don't jump off the chart, but he made fewer mistakes than in previous years. His running ability makes him an underrated fantasy quarterback.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/22/18 11:16am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Jerick McKinnon said he would like to be a featured back for a team next season.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon likely will not return to the Vikings if he wants to be a No. 1 running back for a team. He may have trouble finding a starting job but would receive interest from several teams looking for a change-of-pace back. McKinnon has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back in 2018 depending on his role.

  • Case Keenum - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/22/18 10:53am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Case Keenum said he has not received any indication from the Vikings on if they want to re-sign him this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Keenum is one of three Vikings quarterbacks that will be unrestricted free agents this offseason, but it is not known which quarterback the Vikings will look to re-sign. Keenum finished the regular season with 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns after taking over the starting job early in the season. He probably will be a starting quarterback for a team in 2018 and should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/22/18 9:52am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said he is able to do some jogging but does not have a timetable for when he will return to football activities.

    Huddle Up: Cook probably will not do much during offseason workouts but should have a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. He played well before suffering his injury this season and should have a similar role in 2018. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/22/18 9:29am ET

    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater said he views himself as a starting quarterback next season but is not sure if it will be with the Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Bridgewater is one of three Vikings quarterbacks that will be free agents this offseason, so he could hit the free-agent market this offseason. He should have a decent chance to find a starting job if he decides to sign with another team. Bridgewater can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he finds a starting job.

  • Laquon Treadwell - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 8:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell failed to catch his only target in a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Treadwell managed just 20 catches all season, and he is looking like a massive bust. At this point, the former first-round pick is even a sketchy stash option in dynasty formats.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/21/18 8:14pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (undisclosed) was seen leaving the X-ray room following the NFC Championship game, but he said he was 'fine.'

    Huddle Up: It sounds like the X-rays were just precautionary, and Foles should be ready to go for the Super Bowl.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 8:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed six times for 18 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: It was a forgettable end to what turned out to be a solid season for Murray. However, Dalvin Cook is in line to return in 2018, so Murray will likely be no more than a handcuff.

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