Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/21/18 11:30am ET

    Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller made several terrific catches during practice Saturday, July 21.

    Huddle Up: Miller has a chance to be a solid contributor in the passing game this season and can be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/21/18 10:41am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady indicated that he plans to report to training camp early.

    Huddle Up: Brady skipped most of the workouts this offseason but will be ready when training camp begins. He is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL despite his age and will be a No. 1 quarterback in all standard leagues.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 7/21/18 7:55am ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers have continued to express interest in re-signing free-agent TE Antonio Gates, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: The 38-year-old Gates has slowed down in recent years but is familiar with the club's offense and would make a better fantasy option than the healthy tight ends currently on the Chargers' roster. He should be viewed as a TE2 in most leagues.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 7/20/18 7:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he's looking forward to working with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo because of DeFilippo's success with tight ends.

    Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge and Zach Ertz both had great years under DeFilippo. Rudolph is already an established TE1 because of his red zone prowess, and the addition of Kirk Cousins and DeFilippo could push his ceiling higher.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/20/18 6:36pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was on the field at the same time as QB Joe Flacco for a few plays during training camp Thursday, July 19.

    Huddle Up: Flacco is still expected to open the year as the starter, but Jackson may have some packages or at least some gadget plays. He probably needs an injury to Flacco to be a useful fantasy asset this year, but he's a must-own option in keeper formats because of his dual-threat potential.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/20/18 2:02pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has not made any meaningful progress in contract extension talks with the Packers, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers is looking for a new contract but will not hold out of training camp or the regular season. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL when healthy and will have some new pass catchers to work with in 2018. He should be an elite No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 7/20/18 11:25am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will have no limitations with his surgically repaired shoulder and is 'good to go' for training camp, according to general manager Chris Ballard, who added Luck will take occasional days off but is fully healthy.

    Huddle Up: So far, so good. While Luck still has to prove he can take a hit to his shoulder or fall on it without incident, it appears as if the Colts and the quarterback feel comfortable finding out where he's at. Although he figures to see very little action during the preseason, Luck can prove he is worth a mid-to-late round investment just by making it through August. Even with the Colts' upgraded offensive line personnel, however, he's a risk-reward QB1 until he proves he can make it through a season.

  • Jimmy Graham - TE - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/19/18 9:59pm ET

    Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham will likely split out wide as a receiver much more often than in-line as a traditional tight end this season, according to USA Today Network Wisconsin's Aaron Nagler.

    Huddle Up: While much has been made of who will be the WR3 behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, the reality is Graham will likely fill that role quite often with Marcedes Lewis in the more traditional role. It figures to be much closer to what he did in New Orleans than in Seattle, which could bode well for his statistical outlook in 2018. Consider Graham a midrange TE1 with top-five upside.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/19/18 8:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'catches the ball well,' according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is already expected to see his share of carries on early downs, and if he can contribute in the passing game, it will only improve his chances of becoming the unquestioned lead back. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 7/19/18 7:28pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.

    Huddle Up: All signs point to Watson being ready for the start of the season, and even though he is coming off a knee injury, Watson has to be considered a QB1 after he threw an NFL-record 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games last year.

  • Brice Butler - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/19/18 7:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk is not in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, according to Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona, and Jurecki believes either WR Chad Williams, WR JJ Nelson or WR Brice Butler will win the job.

    Huddle Up: Kirk could still have a role in the passing attack as a rookie, a role that could grow as the season goes on. He is still worth a flier at the end of drafts, and his long-term upside makes him a potential first-round option in rookie drafts.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/19/18 6:54pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams looks more confident and comfortable this offseason and is one of the players in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, in the opinion of Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona.

    Huddle Up: Williams is unproven, but if he heads into the season as the starter, he will be worth a flier as a WR5.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 7/19/18 6:39pm ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson is set to 'explode' and become a 'more complete player' in 2018, according to wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell.

    Huddle Up: Anderson could be facing punishment for some issues off the field, but after nearly reaching 1,000 yards last year and flashing big-play potential, he is worth a look as a WR3.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/19/18 1:14pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will not receive a new deal at this point, but the Falcons have told Jones that they will work on his contract situation next offseason, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones may skip some time during training camp but should be on the field for Week 1. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and should be selected in one of the first two rounds of all fantasy drafts.

  • Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/19/18 10:19am ET

    Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) is 'full steam ahead' as the Bears commence training camp, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

    Huddle Up: Don't expect the Bears to push Robinson too hard in his comeback from a torn ACL so as to avoid any setbacks or aggravations. Robinson begins a promising second start in what is still a young NFL career. As Chicago's No. 1 wide receiver in what will be a potentially improved offense, Robinson has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 intrigue.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 7/19/18 9:33am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has shed weight this offseason, going from 230 pounds to 218 pounds. 'I feel like that's where I play my best,' Mixon said. 'I was trying to get last year but I wasn't able to make it. I feel real good. My body feels real good. I feel like I'm in really good shape.'

    Huddle Up: This is the kind of stuff you want to hear during the offseason. Mixon held his own as a rookie behind a suspect line, but he was considered by and large to be a disappointment. With an improved line and an improved physique, Mixon is primed to reach low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 status.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/19/18 5:58am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman will likely have his $649,485 roster bonus picked up by the deadline Saturday, July 21. He'll have to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster.

    Huddle Up: Perriman still has tools that made him a first-round pick in 2015, but he has missed so much time that he is really behind the 8-ball. He's probably not worth drafting unless one of the top three receivers go down.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/19/18 5:50am ET

    Updating previous reports, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is out of his walking boot and expects to be ready for training camp. He said it wasn't known if he would have limitations yet.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is in a position to contribute as the second wide out. He can be a serviceable WR3 in fantasy, but he's always an injury risk.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/18/18 10:30pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was recently informed that the team had not budgeted to renegotiate Jones' contract in 2018 and have no plan to give him a raise for the upcoming season, according to The Athletic's Jeff Schultz. The Falcons did promise to renegotiate after the season, however, and hope that Jones will report to training camp on time.

    Huddle Up: This is surely not what Jones wanted to hear, but the ball is now firmly in his court. Does he report, play out 2018 and hope the team keeps its word? Or does he sit out and try to leverage a Falcons team with championship aspirations to the negotiating table? We'll know more on July 26, which is when veterans are due to report. For the time being Jones has to be considered as a solid WR1 based on a lengthy history of top-level production.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/18/18 6:34pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has a good chance to enter the season as the No. 1 option for the team from a traditional running back perspective.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead probably will lead the team in carries this season and should also see some work in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues if he is the top option at running back.

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