Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 5/23/18 5:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson said that he is in discussions with the team about a contract extension and he's 'very optimistic' the two sides will come to an agreement.

    Huddle Up: Although the Browns signed Carlos Hyde to replace Isaiah Crowell in the backfield, that doesn't mean Johnson won't continue to have a valuable role. In his third NFL season last year, the 24-year-old only accumulated 348 yards on the ground on 82 carries, but he also scored four rushing touchdowns, not to mention while recording career bests in receiving yards, catches and touchdowns through the air. He can be a sneaky good RB2, especially in PPR formats.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/23/18 11:34am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is fully cleared for all football activities as of last week. Tannehill no longer wears a knee brace and said he's feeling 'really good right now' after recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered two years ago.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill hasn't played football since 2016 and only played 13 games then. Even when he's healthy he's not a reliable fantasy starter, not to mention the sizable injury risk. At best he's a bye-week fill-in.

  • Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 5/23/18 8:18am ET

    Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller is earmarked to be the slot receiver in the offense.

    Huddle Up: Miller is coming off a foot injury, and they'll be cautious with him in camp. He has a chance to be a buzzworthy WR5 flyer.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 5/22/18 11:43pm ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers are likely to consider re-signing free-agent TE Antonio Gates, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gates had previously been told he would not be brought back, but TE Hunter Henry (knee) suffered what's believed to be a season-ending knee injury Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Gates, who is currently unsigned, has spent all 15 of his seasons with the Chargers, so he knows the offense and has the trust of Philip Rivers. If Gates is brought back and looks poised to be the primary pass catcher at the tight end position he could have some TE2 value and maybe even a little upside.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 5/22/18 6:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) suffered a torn ACL during a drill in OTAs on Tuesday, May 22. While he is scheduled to get a second opinion Wednesday, May 23, he is expected to miss the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: It's a crushing blow for the Chargers and fantasy owners alike, as Henry was primed to take the next step into the elite group of tight ends this season with Antonio Gates no longer around. While they could see if Gates is in interested in a reunion, this injury leaves Virgil Green atop the depth chart for now. Assuming things stay the same as they are now, the Chargers may utilize more three- and four-wide sets.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 5/22/18 5:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon caught several passes out of the backfield from Jimmy Garoppolo and looked 'very comfortable,' according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.

    Huddle Up: Perhaps the most interesting nugget from Barrows was his prediction for McKinnon's catch total, which he set the over/under at 73 - the same number Devonta Freeman had in his breakout season (2015) under then-offensive coordinator (and current San Francisco head coach) Kyle Shanahan. It's an ambitious number, but it is also a realistic one for a player as gifted in the passing game as McKinnon. If he proves he can hold up to the workload, McKinnon could push for a top-five finish at running back in fantasy.

  • Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 5/22/18 3:36pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is focused on improving his awareness and his yards after catch heading into his fifth season. 'I've got another hurdle to jump over, and I think I'll be much better this year,' Evans said. 'I've got to do better in [yards after catch], and I think if I do, I'll be the most complete receiver.'

    Huddle Up: Four years in a row now Evans has reached at least 1,000 yards. His touchdowns were down last year, but Tampa Bay's offense as a whole sputtered based on expectations. Still, Evans is an elite wide receiver, worthy of WR1 consideration.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 5/22/18 1:00pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) left organized team activities early Tuesday, May 22, with a hamstring ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

    Huddle Up: This will need some monitoring, but it doesn't sound like the issue is overly concerning. Gruden has already said Cooper will be the focus of the offense in 2017. For now, Cooper has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 appeal.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/22/18 12:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be present at minicamp after skipping organized team activities, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: OTAs are voluntary, after all, and it's not uncommon for important, veteran players to miss them. Jones remains one of the top three wide receivers in the NFL and should be drafted as such.

  • Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 5/22/18 11:54am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has made significant progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is considered ahead of schedule.

    Huddle Up: Watson is coming along nicely. Don't look too much into him not participating in OTAs. As long as he stays on the path he's on he'll be good to go for the regular season. Draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 5/22/18 11:32am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (hamstring) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like it will take long for Adams to get back to 100%, assuming no setbacks. He's a legitimate WR1 candidate.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/22/18 8:49am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has received all 16 repetitions in 11-on-11 drills in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't really mean anything as he is the new car in the garage. However, he could end up winning the job, and he's worthy of QB2 consideration in fantasy.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 5/22/18 8:42am ET

    New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) suffered another ankle injury this offseason, and he's not participating in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Pryor deal with ankle issues last year and had surgery in November, so this is concerning for the potential WR3 in fantasy.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/22/18 5:34am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will participate in full in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill has given plenty of evidence of the kind of quarterback he is, and that's just not a fantasy starter. He's a midrange QB2.

  • David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 5/22/18 1:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is going to be the club's full-time starter, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was Cleveland's first-round draft choice in 2017, and while he only garnered about the same number of targets last year as Seth DeValve, this would represent a step in the right direction. Combine that with much-improved quarterback play and Njoku could be in line to be one of the top sleepers at his position for the upcoming campaign.

  • Jeff Heuerman - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/22/18 12:04am ET

    Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is considered to be the 'likely starter' at tight end in 2018, according to Mike Klis of 'I've been fortunate to learn from some older tight ends the last couple of years and I'm ready,' Heuerman said. 'I'm ready to take on that leadership role, that No. 1 role and go from there.'

    Huddle Up: With Case Keenum now the starting quarterback in town, tight end could be a position of considerable value after Kyle Rudolph tied for the team-lead last season with eight touchdowns for the Vikings. However, Heuerman doesn't appear to have much potential and can probably be nabbed off the waiver wire after drafts, if desired. Jake Butt probably has the higher ceiling, too.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 5/21/18 3:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes Cook will see work during organized team activities, but he will be limited in training camp.

    Huddle Up: Limiting Cook in camp lessens the risk of aggravation, but it's a positive sign that he'll be participating in OTAs. As long as he holds his current pace, he should be good to go for the season opener. View him as an RB1 with risk attached.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/21/18 1:11pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) participated in organized team activities Monday, May 21.

    Huddle Up: Edelman is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and should be ready for training camp. He likely will be a top option for Tom Brady in the passing game in 2018 and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/21/18 10:39am ET

    The New England Patriots are working on restructuring TE Rob Gronkowski's contract. The team is not allowed to agree on a reworked deal with Gronkowski until Thursday, May 24, if it includes incentives.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots and Gronkowski should be able to agree to a restructured contract at some point this offseason. Gronkowski is one of the top performers in fantasy football when he is healthy and will be the first tight end selected in drafts.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/21/18 10:19am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was not present for organized team activities Monday, May 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones is looking for a better contract but has been in contact with head coach Dan Quinn, so he probably will participate in at least the mandatory June minicamp. Jones will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues in 2018 and likely will be selected in one of the first two rounds.

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