Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/16/18 7:51pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is 'highly unlikely' to play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, according to multiple sources. Tannehill is expected to be evaluated after two or three weeks of rest.

    Huddle Up: It means Miami could be trotting out Brock Osweiler until the end of the month. While Osweiler showed out in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears, there is plenty of evidence to suggest his presence will be more of a boon to opposing fantasy defenses than the Dolphins' offensive playmakers. Owners should feel somewhat confident about rolling with Detroit's defense this week and the Houston Texans' defense in Week 8.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/16/18 7:28pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen has amassed 58 catches on 71 targets for 712 yards through six games. At his current pace, he will finish with 155 receptions, 189 targets and 1,899 receiving yards. Thielen is on track to finish 12 catches ahead of Marvin Harrison's record-setting reception mark of 143 in 2002. Only 11 receivers have ever recorded at least 189 targets in a season, while Calvin Johnson (1,964) is the only receiver to ever post more than 1,900 receiving yards in a season.

    Huddle Up: Simply put, Thielen is simply performing at a level many fantasy owners have never seen. While there is no reason to expect him to fall from the WR1 ranks anytime soon, it may behoove owners to see what they can get for him in a trade, as a record-setting pace is called that because it's hard to maintain. Among other factors to consider, the eventual return of Dalvin Cook should steal a few of his looks. Regardless, Thielen has cemented himself as a fantasy WR1 at the very least in 2018.

  • David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/16/18 7:26pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has totaled 23 targets over the last two games (Week 5 and Week 6), the most of any tight end in the league.

    Huddle Up: Njoku has turned those looks into 13 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. The second-year tight end has seen no fewer than seven targets and amassed at least 52 yards in each of the three games Baker Mayfield has started. It appears he has emerged as the rookie quarterback's second favorite option behind Jarvis Landry and should be considered an every-week starter until further notice.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/16/18 5:32pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) is expected to undergo MRI to determine the severity of the groin strain he suffered in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Jon Gruden told reporters he was hopeful he could still play through the injury but also expressed concern about Lynch's healthy.

    Huddle Up: Gruden also told reporters he would not have an update on Lynch's status until the team comes off its bye in Week 7. While Jalen Richard has been the best fantasy-point producer behind Lynch in the Oakland backfield, Doug Martin would be the first in line to handle the 17.5 touches per week Lynch has been averaging if the latter is forced to miss any time. Until owners know more about Lynch's prognosis, they should make an effort to snag Martin off waivers.

  • Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/16/18 2:11pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments of 2018. He has yet to eclipse 80 yards, but he was targeted eight times in Week 6. Opportunities should be there versus a susceptible Denver Broncos defense. It may not be a comfortable exercise, but starting him as a flex is OK.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/16/18 1:32pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) could have a long-term issue with his groin ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

    Huddle Up: The spotlight will be on Jalen Richard and Doug Martin if Lynch is sidelined for an extended period. Richard in particular is an attractive PPR option as he has caught 31 passes in six games this year. Richard and Martin are both on the waiver-wire radar, but Richard's blip is brighter.

  • Dontrelle Inman - WR - Free Agent
    Posted 10/16/18 11:33am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Dontrelle Inman, who signed with the team Tuesday, Oct. 16, likely will be thrust into action in Week 7, offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said.

    Huddle Up: With Ryan Grant and Marcus Johnson suffering ankle injuries and T.Y. Hilton already out, Indy finished its Week 6 game with two healthy wide receivers in Chester Rogers and Zach Pascal. Johnson has since been placed on IR and Hilton's status is still up in the air so definitely don't be surprised if Inman is pressed right into action. WR is fantasy's deepest position, though, so there are undoubtedly better options on your waiver wire.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/16/18 11:15am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is undergoing surgery on his injured groin and is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 16. He could return later in the year if his recovery goes well.

    Huddle Up: It will be a committee of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith in Atlanta's backfield for the foreseeable future. Coleman's ceiling is higher and he can be valued as an RB2 going forward, but Smith's role has been steadily increasing. If Smith is available, he's a top waiver-wire selection.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/16/18 10:55am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) could miss multiple weeks with a right-elbow injury suffered in Week 6 against the Houston Texans, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini.

    Huddle Up: Allen and the Bills have certainly struggled with Buffalo averaging a league-low 12.7 points per game, and speculation is that recently signed veteran Derek Anderson will get the start in Week 7 after Nathan Peterman bombed in relief of the injured Allen in Week 6. Stay tuned ...

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 10/16/18 10:30am ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) is practicing Tuesday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: This is a great sign with the team having an extra day and playing on Monday Night Football. Engram is a midrange TE1 against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/16/18 9:42am ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has completed 18-of-20 red-zone passing attempts since Week 2 which is tops among all 29 quarterbacks with more than 10 red-zone passing attempts.

    Huddle Up: Ryan and the Falcons have certainly responded after their 2017 red-zone struggles carried over into the Week 1 loss in Philly, and partly as a result, Ryan trails only the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes in total QB fantasy points on the season. Now, if only they could find a way to include Julio Jones in the mix ...

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 10/16/18 9:20am ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning was the subject of a question posed Tuesday, Oct. 16, to team owner John Mara at the league's fall meetings. 'When you're 1-5, it generally means everybody has to play better,' Mara told NFL Network. Mara added, though, that he will leave it up to the team's coaches as to whether a quarterback change is needed.

    Huddle Up: With six TD passes, four interceptions and two fumbles so far, Eli ranks 23rd among fantasy QBs, and it's also affecting the rest of the skill players, most notably outspoken WR Odell Beckham Jr. The team's lingering pass-protection issues up front certainly haven't helped, but if the offensive and won-loss struggles continue, don't be surprised if rookie Kyle Lauletta gets a shot under center.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/16/18 9:03am ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. drew a rebuke Tuesday, Oct. 16, from team co-owner John Mara, who said 'I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.'

    Huddle Up: OBJ's fantasy owners would like to see more out of the wideout as well as he's fourth in targets (69) and receptions (45) but is tied for 23rd in total fantasy points after six games. Still even with the slow start and the struggles of QB Eli Manning, Beckham projects as a sold WR1 going forward, so don't panic and give him away for too little in a trade.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/16/18 8:29am ET

    New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon's role is expanding weekly, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

    Huddle Up: His targets continue to double each week. He had two, four and nine in his three games with the Pats. Gordon could start providing high-end WR2 value - even against a tough Chicago Bears matchup this week.

  • Giorgio Tavecchio - PK - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/16/18 8:22am ET

    Free-agent PK Giorgio Tavecchio (Falcons) is likely to sign with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: Tavecchio is expected to kick in place of Matt Bryant (hamstring) this week. The Falcons are at home in the dome against the New York Giants. He could be a money one-week play to cover a bye week.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/16/18 5:35am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will be out for Week 7, and there is concern he'll miss multiple weeks, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Nathan Peterman would be at the helm in the interim, and he is of no fantasy service.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/16/18 5:34am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) said he told the doctor he wants to remove the brace from his knee after the bye week, but he's likely to have another MRI.

    Huddle Up: The Packers are off this week, and they'll suit up against the Los Angeles Rams Oct. 28. Rodgers reestablished himself as a high-end QB1 with big performances the last two weeks.

  • Greg Zuerlein - PK - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 10/16/18 3:46am ET

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said 'there's a chance' PK Greg Zuerlein (groin) returns for the team's Week 7 contest on Sunday, Oct. 21.

    Huddle Up: That would be a tough break for fill-in Cairo Santos, who has done a nice job holding down the fort in Legatron's absence. Despite this stint on the sidelines, Zuerlein simply should not be on any waiver wires, as not only does he get plenty of opportunities while playing for the NFL's only unbeaten team, he's arguably the best kicker in the game as well.

  • D.J. Moore - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/16/18 3:28am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore is not yet in danger of being benched, according to head coach Ron Rivera, despite fumbling twice in the team's Week 6 loss Sunday, Oct. 14, opposite the Washington Redskins. 'We're trying to develop a football team,' Rivera said. 'I'm not too concerned about punishing players for making mistakes as much as we are about developing them and making sure they're learning and growing and being able to go forward with them. That's the idea behind that.'

    Huddle Up: Moore's stock has risen in recent weeks while trying to establish himself as the club's No. 2 receiver. Though he struggled with ball security issues in Week 6, the 2018 first-round draft pick did also manage to churn out career highs in receptions (four), targets (five) and yards (59). He's clinging to WR4 status, but really more so for deeper leagues.

  • Alfred Morris - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/15/18 9:26pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Alfred Morris played only one snap and received zero touches in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 15, versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: This is an unfortunate turn of events for fantasy owners of Morris, who had received at least 12 carries in four of the first five games. Raheem Mostert was the biggest beneficiary of this development, producing 87 yards on just 12 rush attempts. It appears Morris is no longer worth holding on rosters outside the deepest of leagues.

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