Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/18 11:32pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell said he 'of course' would want to remain in Pittsburgh next season and that he would 'never want to leave this city,' but 'circumstances and things like that' would be the reason if he doesn't continue his tenure with the Steelers in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Bell has already gone on record of saying that he would consider sitting out next year or possibly even retiring if the club decides to place the franchise tag on him, but it seems more likely than not that the two sides will get a deal done. As long as he's back next year, Bell should continue to be one of the first guys taken off the board in all fantasy drafts.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/15/18 11:08pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's three-touchdown performance in the team's Divisional Round victory Saturday, Jan. 13, against the Tennessee Titans was his 10th such performance in the postseason, breaking a tie with retired QB Joe Montana for most career playoff games with three or more passing touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: At this point, it'd be a surprise to find any sort of passing-related record in the playoffs that Brady doesn't hold. He's probably going to go down as the greatest quarterback to have ever played the game, and even at age 40, he's still the best going in the world today. Despite a tough matchup on tap versus Jacksonville's terrific defense, Brady figures to put up yet another useful stat line on Championship Sunday.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/15/18 10:32pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) said he's 'feeling good' while rehabbing from a fractured fibula that he sustained back in November in a game against the New Orleans Saints. He remains on pace to return by training camp.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was arguably the Redskins' best offensive player this year before going down due to injury, logging career bests in touchdowns (six) and total yards from scrimmage (804). Even if he has to share the workload again in Washington's backfield next season, he's still going to make for a solid sleeper pick in drafts leading up to the 2018 campaign.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/15/18 10:08pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said following the team's Divisional Round loss opposite the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 14, that he expects the club to re-sign him. He believes the Saints are entering 'a window of time here where we can really make a run at it' and expects to be part of that effort, adding that he is 'excited for the future of Saints football.'

    Huddle Up: Brees is coming off yet another masterful campaign that saw him take back the NFL record for highest completion percentage in a single season (72 percent), en route to throwing for 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and only eight interceptions while leading the Saints to their first playoff berth in four years. There's no question the future Hall-of-Famer has something left in the tank, and thus, he'll remain one of the top QB1 options going into next year.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 1/15/18 9:34pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray said he believes he is 'definitely' still a top-end feature back. 'I am very confident in myself and I am excited,' he said. 'I am excited about the future, and my future. I know what kind of player I am.' He added that he 'probably' would have been able to return from injury in the next game had the Titans not lost their Divisional Round playoff affair Saturday, Jan. 13, against the New England Patriots. Murray also mentioned that he envisioned returning to the team next season.

    Huddle Up: Murray might be hopeful of a return to Tennessee in 2018 but his contract suggests otherwise, as the Titans would avoid owing him any of the $6.5 million he's set to make next season by cutting him in the coming months. That makes the most sense, as Derrick Henry is fully expected to take over the reins of the backfield. Murray's fantasy stock next year will depend on what backfield situation he lands in.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/15/18 4:40pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has averaged just 193 passing yards in away games this season while throwing six touchdowns and eight interceptions in those contests.

    Huddle Up: Bortles and the Jaguars will be in Massachusetts this weekend in their toughest test of the year against the New England Patriots. The up-and-down quarterback has often been a weak link for the Jaguars, but has done enough to help get them to this point. That being said, he's not a legitimate QB1 candidate for next season but is capable of QB1 weeks.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/18 2:42pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has informed teammates that he would like to play three more years in the NFL. Roethlisberger had already announced that he would be returning for the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger looked good in the Steelers' divisional playoff loss, throwing for 459 yards and five touchdowns. He'll be turning 36 years old this offseason, but Ben still has what it takes to succeed in the NFL. View him as a low-end QB1to high-end QB2 for 2018.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/15/18 11:30am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant said he wants to return to the Steelers next season and will be ready for offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: Bryant had a solid end to the season with three straight games of at least 60 yards receiving. He should be a top-three receiver if he returns to the Steelers and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues next season.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 1/15/18 10:12am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option likely will be exercised this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was able to play all 16 games this season and finished with 1,105 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He was also involved in the passing game with 476 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He will receive most of the work in 2018 and can be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Allen Robinson - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/15/18 9:30am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR Allen Robinson (knee) said he believes he will be able to pass a physical when free agency begins. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Robinson likely would receive interest from several teams if he hits the free-agent market, but the Jaguars probably will try to re-sign him. He should be a starting receiver for a team in 2018 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/15/18 9:12am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) said he will undergo knee surgery at some point this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin had some success after being acquired by the Bills but did not post great numbers during the second half of the season. He probably will be a starter if he returns to the Bills next season and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/15/18 5:00am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: The team has a number of injuries at the position, and Burkhead could slot in for some short-yardage work. He's a flex option in playoff formats.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/14/18 8:48pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger indicated that he will return for another season in 2018. 'So I look forward to next year with these guys,' Roethlisberger said Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has plenty of weapons at his disposal, and he'll be a low-end QB1 if he does indeed return.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:53pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five grabs for 28 yards on eight targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was busy, but the frequent catches didn't amount to much in the way of yardage. Still, he might be the most reasonably priced DFS option at tight end heading into the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen secured six receptions for 74 yards on nine targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Thielen emerged as a dependable fantasy option across the board this season and he was a valuable option in his one, too. He'll continue to be a DFS favorite heading into the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:51pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs finished with six receptions for 137 yards in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14, and his 61-yard game-winning touchdown with no time left will go down in NFL playoff history as one of the biggest.

    Huddle Up: Diggs and the Vikings were down 24-23 with a handful of ticks on the clock, but he went up for the ball, eluded a defender and shook loose down the sidelined while U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis was going bonkers. He'll look to carry over the momentum into the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:51pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon ran eight times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14, and he added three grabs for six yards.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon was outgained by Murray for 67 total yards to 40, while Murray had 21 total touches to 11 for McKinnon. Look for a similar touch distribution in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend. McKinnon is more of a RB3 or flex fantasy play in DFS for that one.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray ran 19 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Murray and Jerick McKinnon shared the backfield carries at a 2-to-1 split, with Murray doing most of the lifting. Look for the same distribution in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next week. Murray is a decent RB2 or flex fantasy option in DFS play next week.

  • Case Keenum - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/14/18 5:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum completed 25 of his 40 pass attempts for 318 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Keenum's only TD of the afternoon will go down in NFL Playoff history as one of the most amazing wins. He hit Stefon Diggs on a 61-yard pass play with no time left in regulation to stun the Saints. Next up is a visit against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/14/18 5:34pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. racked up eight receptions for 72 yards on 11 targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Ginn had a productive season, posting 53 grabs for 787 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season. He hasn't lost anything in the speed department, either, even at 32 years of age. Ginn could head into 2018 as a decent complementary receiver to Michael Thomas, serving as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in seasonal play yet again.

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