Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/15/18 12:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) isn't expected to resume practicing until at least Friday, Oct. 19, at the earliest, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: It means Crowder is a poor bet to suit up in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys. With only 13 catches and 134 yards in the four games he's played in so far, owners are justified in cutting bait with him. While he will have huge PPR potential the moment Chris Thompson and/or Jordan Reed get hurt, Alex Smith is not making any Washington receiver a big enough part of the offense at the moment.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/15/18 12:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is not expected to play in Week 7 versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons are likely looking ahead to their Week 8 bye to give their top running back some more recovery time, but the fact they're already considering him unlikely for Week 7 isn't the greatest of news. It likely means another heavy dose of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith, although only Coleman should be trusted as an RB2 in lineups.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/15/18 12:12pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WRs Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are not expected to be active against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: It's logical for the Packers to hold their key wide receivers out of a game they can win without them. Hamstrings can be tricky and there's no point in risking aggravation in an otherwise winnable contest. The absences of Cobb and Allison make Marquez Valdes-Scantling an attractive WR3 or flex candidate.

  • Nick Chubb - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/15/18 12:11pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb ran for 25 yards on three carries in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and head coach Hue Jackson suggested for the second time in three weeks that Chubb needs to get more carries.

    Huddle Up: Forgive owners for experiencing deja vu here, but Chubb has seen no more than three carries in any of his first six games, including in each of the past two weeks since he rushed for 105 yards and two scores against the Oakland Raiders. The rookie will almost certainly begin to see more work soon, but it's fair to wonder if it will be enough for regular fantasy relevancy. Owners need to hold onto Chubb, however, as Carlos Hyde doesn't have the greatest track record of staying healthy.

  • Baker Mayfield - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/15/18 11:51am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) is not expected to be fine to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Mayfield had a rough go of things in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but the schedule eases up over the next month, beginning this week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rookie's biggest issue at the moment is having enough healthy receivers to take advantage. Nevertheless, Mayfield should be a capable streaming option at the very least.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/15/18 11:10am ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, although head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Monday, Oct. 15, he was unsure of the severity.

    Huddle Up: It's been a rough few weeks for Enunwa, who was on the Week 5 injury report with a hip injury. He was then spotted wearing a brace on his hand during that contest in which he dropped a quick screen and just had a potential touchdown glance off his fingertips. He then got hurt in Week 6 on a first-half quick screen when he was stripped of the ball, leaving his owners with another poor fantasy effort. Given how little weight he could put on his leg following the injury, owners could be looking at a multiple-week injury.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/15/18 11:03am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) is believed to have suffered a bone bruise on his left ankle after an MRI came back 'pretty clean' Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Despite what appears to be a minor injury and the distinct possibility he could be ready to play in Week 7, there is already speculation the Falcons will sit him and give him the Week 8 bye in order to fully heal. Stay tuned, but Julio Jones would seem to be the most likely to benefit in terms of seeing more targets - especially in the red zone - if the rookie is inactive.

  • D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/15/18 10:09am ET

    Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is not expected to be activated in Week 7 to face the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

    Huddle Up: Recent reports had Foreman returning to the field as soon as he was eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list, but it was never all that likely he was going to make his season debut this week. While Houston's offensive line shoulders some of the blame, neither Lamar Miller (3.7 yards per carry) nor Alfred Blue (3.4) is getting the job done. Foreman should be stashed in most leagues by now and could enter the flex conversation immediately if he proves his health upon return.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/15/18 9:17am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is day-to-day with the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Adam Gase.

  • Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/15/18 9:07am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara's nine offensive touches in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins were a byproduct of the team's several explosive plays in that game and not a reduced role, according to head coach Sean Payton, who expects more balance between Kamara and Mark Ingram going forward.

    Huddle Up: Kamara's reduced role in Week 5 sent quite a few owners into a bit of a panic, but the expectation moving forward should be that he sees a few more touches in every game than Ingram. The second-year back should have little issue performing at an RB1 level the rest of the way, so owners should leave him locked into lineups for the remainder of the season.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/15/18 7:44am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is absent from meetings during the bye week Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: The team doesn't have to pay him during the bye, and he may not show up all week. When/if he reports, it's very likely he's going to be part of a two-headed attack at running back, which could push him to RB2 status.

  • Baker Mayfield - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/15/18 6:32am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle Sunday, Oct. 14, and will receive treatment this week. He's not expected to miss time.

    Huddle Up: Mayfield is a low-end QB2 as he ranks 20th in standard leagues in fantasy points the last three weeks. However, he faces the best matchup possible with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you have an iffy matchup or a bye to cover, Mayfield might be an option.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/15/18 6:14am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' 707 receiving yards are the most a player has had in the first six weeks without a touchdown in NFL history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

    Huddle Up: That zero hurts, but he still picked up at least 24 points in PPR leagues with his 10 grabs for 143 yards this week. He is actually performing better in the other categories because he's healthy. His 44 grabs for 707 yards are about half of what he did in 16 games last season in two fewer games. Keep running him out there as a WR1.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/15/18 5:13am ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't told the team when he'll report, but NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport expects Bell to return to a committee with RB James Conner.

    Huddle Up: Bell is the gift that keeps on giving his fantasy owners this season since he could be an RB2 when he finally returns.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/15/18 5:12am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner is expected to remain involved in a committee when and if RB Le'Veon Bell returns, in the opinion of NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Conner would lose some value, but he should remain on rosters as a flex option.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/15/18 5:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will have an MRI on his right elbow Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: The team is going to be cautious with him, and we'll know more after the MRI. Nathan Peterman wouldn't make a good fill-in in fantasy if Allen were out.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/15/18 5:02am ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had his sixth straight 100-yard game Sunday, Oct. 14, and only four players in NFL history have a longer single-season streak.

    Huddle Up: He'll have another tasty matchup against the New York Jets in Week 7. Thielen is a must-start WR1 right now.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/14/18 11:47pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman turned seven targets into four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Edelman posted 54 yards on seven receptions in his season debut last week. Given the influx of weapons in New England and Tom Brady's heavier reliance on James White as an option in the short passing game, the catch and yardage totals are probably the types of performances owners can expect from Edelman going forward. He'll be a serviceable WR3 in PPR leagues again in Week 7 versus the Chicago Bears.

  • Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 10/14/18 11:44pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) returned to the game after halftime, despite being carted off the field following a horse-collar tackle. Kupp played the first offensive series of the third quarter but was held out the rest of the way. After the game, Kupp indicated he was feeling 'alright' and believed he'd be good going forward, though he's expected to undergo further tests on Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Somehow it appears that Kupp has avoided serious injury, which would be greats news for fantasy owners (and, ya know, that Kupp guy, too). Keep an eye out for an update in the next 24-48 hours to see if the second-year pro will miss any time.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/14/18 11:36pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed caught five passes for 36 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Reed was targeted a team-high nine times, three more than anyone else, but it didn't equate to production, and he finished with fewer than 40 yards for the second straight week. Washington hosts Dallas next week, and Reed remains a midrange TE1 despite some early struggles.

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