Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/22/17 5:05am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) is in the concussion protocol Friday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Watkins is coming off a 6-106-2 game in Week 3 but has a couple of extra days to recover. He'd be a WR3 option against the Dallas Cowboys if he's fit to go.

  • John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/21/17 11:28pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (knee) 'tweaked' his knee during the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and he'll likely require an MRI.

    Huddle Up: Ross, who missed Week 1 with a knee injury and sat out Wednesday's practice due to illness, apparently walked off under his own power without a noticeable limp. Ross had 'lottery ticket' potential given Green Bay's secondary troubles in Atlanta, but this certainly throws his Week 3 status into serious doubt.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 11:21pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) left the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers with about eight minutes remaining after being evaluated on the sidelines for a head injury. Watkins went to the locker room and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: This isn't the news fantasy owners wanted to hear after Watkins enjoyed his best game of the season by far. The silver lining is that the team doesn't take the field again until Oct. 1, giving Watkins 10 days to recover. If he does, he has WR2 potential against the Cowboys. If he doesn't, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp become interesting options.

  • Tavon Austin - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 11:15pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) was placed in the concussion protocol during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: It was another quiet night for Austin, who managed three carries for 14 yards (let's call it Austin 3:14, not nearly as cool as Austin 3:16) and was not targeted in the passing game. He'll have a few extra days to get cleared before Week 4, but with a combined 40 yards of offense through three weeks he's of no value to fantasy owners.

  • Brian Hoyer - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/21/17 9:47pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Coming off a terrible game, Hoyer started Week 3 with a brutal pick before rebounding for his best performance since leaving the Bears. Hoyer is capable of these kinds of showings, but he's also capable of what went down four days ago in Seattle. Still, if the matchup is juicy, Hoyer could offer short-term value.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 9:25pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods registered six receptions for 108 yards in the team's Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: This is what the Rams were hoping for when they inked Woods to a five-year, $39 million deal in the offseason. Woods caught six of the seven balls thrown his way and looked like a nice complement to Sammy Watkins. One game does not a season make, but this shows Woods is capable of contributing at a fantasy-relevant level. For now he's a decent depth option.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 9:15pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley carried the ball 28 times for 113 yards (4.0 YPC) and two touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. Gurley added 36 yards and another score on five receptions.

    Huddle Up: Incredibly, this was Gurley's first 100-plus-yard rushing game since Dec. 13, 2015, against the Lions (a span of 20 games). He now leads the NFL in touchdowns with six and is averaging 127 total yards per game. If you're looking for an asterisk it's that Gurley fumbled for the third straight contest and fourth time this year. Still, after a dismal 2016 he's looking like a legitimate workhorse and viable RB1.

  • Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 9:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff went 22-for-28 (78.6 percent) with 292 yards passing and three touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: This was Goff's best day as a professional as he lit up a 49ers defense that had been respectable in Week 1 and downright stout this past Sunday. You can blame fatigue for some of San Francisco's struggles, but it's time to acknowledge that Goff looks like a totally different player in Year 2. If he's available in your league he'd be worth plucking off waivers as a QB2 with starter potential in the right matchup.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/21/17 9:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon finished with seven catches on 10 targets for a game-high 142 yards in a 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Garcon continues to be Brian Hoyer's go-to option, and he has piled up 25 targets and 249 yards in three games. He should be safe to deploy as a WR3 going forward, especially in PPR formats.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 8:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins finished with six catches on seven targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After two lackluster games to start the year, Watkins broke out against San Francisco. Chemistry between Watkins and Jared Goff should only improve as the season goes on, and Watkins has WR2 upside against Dallas in Week 4.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/21/17 8:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley finished with 28 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns and added five catches for 36 yards and a score in a 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Gurley now has as many touchdowns in three games this year as he did in all of 2016. He is quickly looking like a weekly RB1 option in all formats once again.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 8:40pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is a 'hard guy to take out of the game,' according to head coach Adam Gase, but Gase said Ajayi wil be rested when needed during the week to make sure he is ready for the next game.

    Huddle Up: While Ajayi won't receive 28 carries every week, it sounds like Miami will try to limit his workload during practice rather than during games. He is a high-end RB1 heading into a Week 3 matchup against a Jets defense that has been gashed by the run this year.

  • Kenny Britt - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/21/17 8:03pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Kenny Britt said he was challenged 'man-to-man' by head coach Hue Jackson to step up and be a leader for the receiving corps.

    Huddle Up: Coming off a 1,000-yard campaign last year, Britt has two catches for 15 yards through two games in Cleveland. You may want to hang on to him to see if the injury to Corey Coleman boosts his production, but he shouldn't be anywhere near starting lineups in Week 3.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 9/21/17 7:49pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) said he has experienced zero setbacks with his injured ankle after playing in Week 2, and he expects to play more against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Beckham played limited snaps and managed just 36 yards in his debut, but if he suits up in Week 3, he has too much potential to leave on the bench.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/21/17 6:55pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said the chemistry between he and QB Deshaun Watson is improving every day. 'We're growing, we're getting to know each other, and it's getting better, I can say,' Hopkins said.

    Huddle Up: In their first full game together, Watson targeted Hopkins 13 times. The big plays haven't been there, but the huge workload should make him a low-end WR2, especially in PPR formats, against the Patriots in Week 3.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/21/17 6:38pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (hip) returned against the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Hyde's fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida split carries while Hyde was out, so both backs could warrant attention if Hyde does miss time going forward.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/21/17 5:41pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (hip) left the team's Week 3 game early because of a hip injury and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check for an update on Hyde's status after the game to see if he will miss more time. Matt Breida probably would be the starting running back if Hyde was sidelined for multiple weeks and could be at least a flex option in leagues.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/21/17 5:09pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: The nine-year veteran should be good to go for Sunday, as this seems like it'll be typical concerning his practice habits for the duration of the campaign. He's on pace for a career high in receptions in the early going, and with a nice matchup on tap versus the Redskins, he could end up being a very useful TE1 this weekend.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/21/17 5:07pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Richardson has caught six passes for 78 yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season and could receive a few targets against the Tennessee Titans. The Seattle offense has struggled so far this season, so owners could consider benching Richardson if they have better options.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/21/17 4:56pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: This appears to simply be standard procedure for the star third-year wideout. While he's only registered nine catches for 95 yards thus far, he does have a touchdown and has also drawn 18 targets. To put that into perspective, if he maintains that pace of nine per game, he'd end up with a career high. Cooper should be a solid WR1 this week, as he has a delicious matchup on tap in Washington on Sunday night.

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