Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 1/18/18 5:26pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has his strength and full range of motion back with his injured wrist, which is now healed. He's focused mostly on making sure he's 'ready to play' in 2018 and that he is as healthy as possible.

    Huddle Up: There was arguably no bigger tragedy in fantasy football this year than the unfortunate season-ending injury to Johnson, who was one of the first guys off the board in pretty much all drafts. Making matters worse, the 26-year-old will be returning to unfamiliar surroundings, having a new quarterback and head coach when the new campaign kicks off. Regardless, Johnson should remain one of the highest-ranked running backs going into next season.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/18/18 2:01pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Bortles has posted solid numbers over the last few weeks but may be asked to do more in the AFC Championship game. He will be facing a solid New England Patriots defense and will be a risky fantasy option.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/18/18 1:42pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Fournette should be ready to play in the AFC Championship game as long as he does not suffer a setback. He is one of the better running backs in the NFL and should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/18 1:35pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee's status for the AFC Championship game is uncertain, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He would see limited carries if he plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars and may not be a great fantasy option.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/18 1:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead did not play last week despite practicing, so his status for the AFC Championship game is uncertain at this point. He probably would receive a limited role if he is active for the game but could be a flex option in leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/18 1:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially listed as did not practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Brady was on the field but probably did not participate in drills during practice. He is expected to play in the AFC Championship game despite the injury and is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/18/18 12:03pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) will not need surgery to repair his torn posterior cruciate ligament and sprained medial collateral ligament, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Freeman could miss some offseason workouts but should be fine for the start of training camp. He will continue to be the No. 1 running back for the Falcons and should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2018.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/18/18 11:43am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jan. 18, after missing practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Thielen is an integral part of Minnesota's offense and should be able to take the field after being able to practice today. That is as long as he doesn't have any setbacks over the next couple days. Looking ahead to next season, Thielen has a WR1 ceiling again.

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/18/18 11:17am ET

    Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant will be in talks with the franchise this offseason about a contract extension, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

    Huddle Up: Bryant is a perennial No. 1 fantasy kicker as long as he is healthy and deserves an extension. Remember, though, don't draft a kicker until the last round.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/18/18 10:52am ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan's potential contract extension will be the focus of the offseason, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

    Huddle Up: Ryan's 2018 numbers paled in comparison to his 2017 MVP campaign, but he was bound to regress after a career year. The veteran signal-caller has thrown over 4,000 yards in seven straight seasons now and is a threat for QB1 status each year.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 1/18/18 10:20am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was given high praise from new offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Olson opined that Carr's football intelligence is 'off the charts' and spoke highly of the quarterback's physical talent, accuracy and quick release.

    Huddle Up: It's encouraging for an offensive coordinator to speak fondly of his quarterback, but Carr has largely disappointed in fantasy circles, particularly in 2017. There is a good opportunity for a fresh start, though, with a new coaching staff. Oakland still has one of the best offensive lines and receiver duos in football. For now, view Carr as a high-end QB2 with QB1 upside.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/18/18 9:48am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 18, after injuring his hand in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17. The swelling in Brady's hand doesn't appear to have worsened as he was practicing instead of receiving treatment. The extent of Brady's practice participation was not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: It's likely that Brady was a limited participant, but it's encouraging nonetheless that he was on the field after hurting the hand yesterday. Unless he suffers a severe setback or aggravation he will be playing in the AFC Championship and is easily this weekend's top daily fantasy quarterback option.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/18/18 8:33am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

    Huddle Up: Fournette is coming off a 25-109-3 game, and the New England Patriots could bend for yardage. They allowed the second-fewest rushing scores to RBs, though, with five all season. Fournette is an RB1 option and arguably the best back left in the playoffs.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/17/18 8:52pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi said that he's 'driven' to avenge the Miami Dolphins' decision to trade him earlier in the season and that he's trying to prove them wrong for shipping him out in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. He added, 'I don't think it will be redemption until I win the Super Bowl. If we can get that done, then I'll have my redemption.'

    Huddle Up: Following a breakout second year with the Dolphins in 2015, Ajayi was out to a sluggish start before being dealt after seven games. The 24-year-old ended up being more efficient with his new team, averaging considerably more yards per carry and per reception in Philadelphia. He's been a steady presence in the Eagles' running game since being acquired, and with this extra motivation, Ajayi is set up to be one of the more productive RB options for DFS formats this weekend.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 1/17/18 8:51pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry does not plan on taking any sort of hometown discount, according to his agent, Damarius Bilbo. 'Absolutely not,' said Bilbo when asked about the issue. 'This may be Jarvis' first and last time to set himself up and his family up. He needs to strike and strike while the iron is hot.' Bilbo also mentioned that he is waiting on the Dolphins to respond to his contract proposal.

    Huddle Up: Landry is looking to garner big money, and rightfully so after yet another productive season in his fourth year with the Dolphins. Although he finished short of the 1,000-yard plateau for the first time since his rookie campaign, Landry did manage to record career bests with 112 receptions and nine touchdowns. He also continued his iron man streak, having played in all 64 games since being drafted. The 25-year-old will enter next year as a WR2 with a high ceiling.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/17/18 7:22pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (hand) 'hand should be OK,' a source told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. It could affect him 'slightly' but the belief is that he should be good overall for the Conference Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Normally, when it comes to postseason affairs, Brady has been as reliable as can be throughout the history of the game, but going up against arguably the best defense in football at less than 100 percent could prove to be the ultimate challenge. Despite this, it's hard not to view him as the top QB1 option for DFS formats this weekend.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/17/18 6:24pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota led all quarterbacks in passer rating on play action passes during the 2017 regular season, finishing with a 122.8 mark. Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (118.7) and Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (117.4) finished second and third, respectively.

    Huddle Up: Mariota regressed in several major statistical categories this season, including throwing for a career-high interceptions and career-low touchdowns, but the former Heisman Trophy winner also still managed to excel with certain parts of his game, lending plenty of hope that he can get back on track. It's a little concerning that he'll be playing for his third coach in four seasons, but Mariota will be one of the top bounce-back candidates going into next year.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/17/18 2:51pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) underwent X-rays on his injured hand Wednesday, Jan. 17, but they did not show any structural damage, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brady could be limited during practice for the rest of the week but should be ready to play in the AFC Championship game. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues despite the tough matchup.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/17/18 1:48pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: There's a lot on Bortles' shoulders heading into the AFC Championship. He'll need to be mistake-free in order for the Jaguars to upset the New England Patriots. He'll be a borderline QB1, largely thanks to his running ability, going into the 2018 fantasy year.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/17/18 1:45pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: In order to upset the New England Patriots the Jags will have to keep Tom Brady and company on the sideline. Fournette will be a major factor in Jacksonville's game plan and is comfortably in RB1 territory for next season.

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