Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/16/17 2:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is considered day-to-day because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Koetter said Winston is not expected do any throwing during practice this week.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation this week to see if Winston will be able to play in Week 7. He has thrown for at least 300 yards in three of the last four games and would be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he is active but would also come with some risk.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/16/17 1:41pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will need surgery on his broken collarbone and could miss the rest of the season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers likely will miss the rest of the regular season, so owners in standard leagues can drop him if they need to add another quarterback. Brett Hundley will be the starting quarterback moving forward but is no better than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. The quarterback change will hurt the fantasy value of the Packers receivers and tight ends.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/16/17 1:36pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will be more involved in the offense if head coach Dan Quinn has his way. Quinn said he was not satisfied with how often Jones was seeing the ball, adding that more offensive plays in general will help that cause.

    Huddle Up: There has been a plethora of fantasy disappointments in 2017, one of them being Jones. The star receiver has amassed just 25 catches for 367 yards and -- worst of all -- no touchdowns. Needless to say, though, he needs to remain a fixture in fantasy lineups.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/16/17 12:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) suffered a minor shoulder sprain in Week 6 but is expected to play in Week 7, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Siemian's 376 yards were impressive and currently lead all quarterbacks for Week 6, but highly questionable reads and subsequent throws doomed the Broncos Sunday night. Siemian remains a backup fantasy quarterback going forward.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/16/17 12:28pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) will be able to participate in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Kelley has missed the last game because of the injury but appears to have a chance to play in Week 7. He probably would share playing time with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson if he is active this week but could receive a majority of the carries. Kelley can be a flex option in some deeper leagues.

  • Dustin Hopkins - PK - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/16/17 12:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) is dealing with a right hip rotator muscle sprain. Free-agent kickers are expected to work out for the Redskins this week in light of the injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins' prospects for Week 7 don't sound promising, so be ready to start another kicker. Some names that might be available to fill in include: Stephen Hauschka, Chandler Catanzaro and Chris Boswell.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/16/17 12:11pm ET

    Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) is considered week-to-week because of his knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Nick O'Leary probably will take over as the starting tight end while Clay is sidelined. He played well in Week 5 when he recorded five catches and 54 yards after taking over for Clay. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options to use and can avoid O'Leary.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/16/17 11:57am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will be sidelined next week with a sprained ankle, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: That's more on the side of good news since the hit on Sanders looked a good deal worse Sunday night. With Sanders out, Bennie Fowler will assume the No. 2 wide receiver position opposite Demaryius Thomas. Fowler is a deep sleeper in standard leagues, but starting him versus the Los Angeles Chargers might be getting too cute.

  • Kevin Hogan - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/16/17 11:47am ET

    Cleveland Browns QBs Kevin Hogan, DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler will know who will start next week by Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Cleveland has been wishy washy with the quarterback position this year, or rather for the last couple decades or so. None of Hogan, Kizer or Kessler should be started unless they're the last possible option for those who own Aaron Rodgers and/or Sam Bradford and/or a bye-week quarterback.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/16/17 11:40am ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and should practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It's been a long time coming for Bridgewater to return to practice. Case Keenum has filled in splendidly for the most part with both Bridgewater and Sam Bradford out of commission. The Vikings may have a three-way competition at the position on their hands once Bradford and Bridgewater are ready to go. None of them should be considered weekly QB1 options, however.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/16/17 11:16am ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is expected to play Monday, Oct. 16, against the Indianapolis Colts despite being considered a game-time decision.

    Huddle Up: Mariota is back in time for a stellar matchup against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL so far in 2017. The dual-threat quarterback is winless in his young career versus Indianapolis (0-3), but in three games he has averaged more than 300 total yards and two touchdowns. Start him tonight if it's not too late.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/16/17 10:51am ET

    Contradicting a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant told reporters Monday, Oct. 16, he did not request a trade and has only talked with coaches about getting better.

    Huddle Up: Reports surfaced over the weekend Bryant had been growing increasingly upset about his diminishing role and reduced snaps, as JuJu Smith-Schuster saw more snaps and ran more routes than he did for three straight weeks leading into Week 6. By all accounts, Bryant has been highly disappointing in fantasy this season and needs to be on fantasy benches until he gives an owner a reason for optimism.

  • Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 10/16/17 10:14am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo an MRI soon, but the expectation is he will miss 'some time,' according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Tate and his fantasy owners catch a bit of a break with Detroit on bye in Week 7, but the source believes he will miss a few weeks, leaving the Lions without their top receiver. His expected absence could free up targets in the slot for Eric Ebron or help the team get Theo Riddick more involved in the passing game once again. Detroit could also be getting Kenny Golladay from a hamstring injury, although he is not going to replace Tate's snaps in the slot.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/16/17 10:01am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson played 48-of-65 offensive snaps in Week 6 - his first game with the team since he was acquired from the New Orleans Saints earlier in the week.

    Huddle Up: It's a shocking workload for a player who looked like he had roughly four days to prepare, but the 32-year-old Peterson continued to defy logic with 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's back in the RB2 conversation in Week 7 as the Cardinals face a Los Angeles Rams run defense that has struggled to contain opposing running games all season long.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/16/17 9:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.

    Huddle Up: Winston is likely to be able to play through it, but it'll be a pain-tolerance issue that is in his throwing shoulder. He was able to return to the game and throw, which was a good sign. He'll remain a mid-to-low QB1 against the Buffalo Bills next week.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/16/17 8:32am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been cleared to practice by doctors Monday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: He will probably need a couple of weeks before he is considered ready to play. With Sam Bradford (knee) ailing, there's an opportunity. However, Case Keenum is playing the best ball of his career. Bridgewater is watch-list material right now.

  • C.J. Beathard - QB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/16/17 7:44am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard will be the starting quarterback moving forward, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: The third-round pick out of Iowa was 19-for-36 for 245 yards, one touchdown and one pick against the Washington Redskins in Week 6. He's only an option in two-QB leagues.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/16/17 7:39am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) is day to day, and head coach Sean McDermott said Matthews made a lot of progress during the bye week.

    Huddle Up: He'll be a flex option against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week if he's able to go.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/16/17 6:46am ET

    Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will have tests performed Monday, Oct. 16, to determine the next course of action. There's a chance he returns later in the season.

    Huddle Up: For all intents and purposes Rodgers is likely toast for the rest of the fantasy season. Brett Hundley figures to be a matchup play in the interim.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/16/17 5:56am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) is expected to play in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: The Indianapolis Colts have been so-so against opposing running backs, and Fournette could be limited. See how the week shakes out, but he should at least be worth a flex play.

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