Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 3/19/18 11:40pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 'likely' to sign a contract extension this week that is 'expected to pay him near $30 million per season,' according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Huddle Up: After reaching the Super Bowl and winning MVP honors during the 2016 season, Ryan took a step back this past season, though that isn't to say he had a down year, since he certainly did not. After all, the 10-year veteran still eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for the seventh straight campaign while logging a solid 91.4 passer rating. He's still firmly in the QB1 picture without question and should present much better value next season.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 3/19/18 10:20pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider recently mentioned that the club 'needs' RB C.J. Prosise 'to be a reliable dude,' adding that he's an 'extremely talented guy.'

    Huddle Up: Seattle's running game was a mess last season, although that had a lot to do with most of their tailbacks being banged up, including Prosise, who landed on injured reserve in mid-November and did not return. That's been a theme of his career up to this point, having played in just 11 out of a possible 32 games since being drafted two years ago. As Schneider said, he's talented but needs to stay healthy, and he'll carve out a useful role if that is the case.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/19/18 9:58pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) posted video of himself throwing inside the team's practice facility Monday, March 19, as he 'appears to be making some significant strides' in his rehab from a torn ACL and LCL. He's still aiming to return for the season opener.

    Huddle Up: All indications are that Wentz will indeed be ready for the start of the season, which means he can be drafted as your standard QB1 after the sensational sophomore showing he exhibited this past year. Prior to going down with a season-ending injury, Wentz had posted a 101.9 passer rating in 13 games, as he finished with 3,296 yards and 33 touchdowns compared to just seven interceptions.

  • Eric Ebron - TE - Free Agent
    Posted 3/19/18 5:54pm ET

    Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) signed a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts worth a maximum value of $15 million on Monday, March 19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: This is a curious signing for the Colts, if only because tight end isn't necessarily a need for the team (Jack Doyle) and Ebron isn't a particularly good blocker. Indianapolis was one of the worst places for Ebron from a fantasy perspective, as he seems unlikely to beat out Doyle. Even if the Colts play more two-tight sets than any other team in the league in 2018, Ebron will likely struggle to maintain TE2 value while also hurting Doyle's case for TE1 status.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/19/18 2:06pm ET

    Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) left his visit with the Miami Dolphins without an agreement Monday, March 19.

    Huddle Up: That doesn't mean an agreement can't eventually get done, but Murray can visit other teams. He's one of the bigger names still on the free-agent market but will assuredly be part of a committee once he finds a new team. Approach him as an RB3 or flex with more upside in PPR scenarios.

  • Donte Moncrief - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/19/18 8:42am ET

    Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Donte Moncrief signed a one-year, $9.6 million deal with $2 million in potential incentives. The contract is fully guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Moncrief scored touchdowns in bunches, but he has yet to show he can be a reliable fantasy contributor. He's worth the WR4 flyer.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/19/18 7:44am ET

    Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Redskins) will visit the New York Jets, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Pryor could still have some PPR luster as a WR4 or WR5, depending on the situation.

  • Eric Ebron - TE - Free Agent
    Posted 3/19/18 6:43am ET

    Free-agent TE Eric Ebron (Lions) is visiting the Indianapolis Colts Monday, March 19.

    Huddle Up: Ebron has all the physical talent, but he has been oft-injured and a fantasy bust since he entered the league. There is still time to put it together, and he's worth monitoring as a TE2.

  • Chad Henne - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 3/18/18 8:02pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Chad Henne said he is ready to embrace a 'mentor role' and help QB Patrick Mahomes.

    Huddle Up: Mahomes is unproven, but he will have plenty of weapons to throw to as he begins his first year as a starter. He will be an upside-QB2 in 2018.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 3/18/18 6:47pm ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning earned a $5 million roster bonus Sunday, March 18, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Giants had already publicly committed to Manning, so this was no surprise. He still has some solid weapons to throw to and should be a serviceable backup option for fantasy owners next year.

  • Jeremy Hill - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/18/18 6:27pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill's contract is for one year and $1.5 million with only his $150,000 signing bonus guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: If Hill assumes the role of power back in New England's high-scoring offense, he could have RB2 potential because of ample scoring chances.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/18/18 6:17pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree will be 'a reliable receiver' for QB Joe Flacco, according to retired WR Anquan Boldin. 'I had a chance to play with Crab for two or three years out in San Francisco,' Boldin said. 'Like I said, competitive guy, he?s a crafty guy, a veteran guy, a guy that can really catch the ball.'

    Huddle Up: Crabtree should immediately become Baltimore's top possession guy, and he's also been productive in the red zone. The Baltimore passing game isn't great, but Crabtree should still be a solid WR3 in 2018.

  • Ryan Grant - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/18/18 4:51pm ET

    Free-agent WR Ryan Grant (ankle) passed a physical with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, March 18, but left without a deal. He will visit with the Oakland Raiders next, a source said.

    Huddle Up: Grant had a deal in place with the Baltimore Ravens, but he flunked their physical due to an ankle injury he suffered in the regular season finale. It appears the minor setback will not keep him from finding a home soon. Indy might be a better landing spot for his fantasy appeal, since Oakland has Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, etc.

  • Brandon McManus - PK - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/18/18 4:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus' $2.25 million salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed on Sunday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: McManus, who made just just 75 percent of his field goals in 2017, has seen his total points go down in each of his past two seasons. He ended up with just 99 points in 2017, but could rebound with 100-plus points if the team is better. Kicking well above sea level will always make a Denver kicker a solid fantasy option.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/18/18 3:57pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is due a $3 million roster bonus on Sunday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: Foles was going to receive the bonus either way, but now this counts against the team's salary cap since Philadelphia did not trade him before the bonus kicked in. The Super Bowl LII MVP will serve as the primary backup to Carson Wentz in 2018, and should see plenty of work in training camp and the preseason as Wentz makes his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Since Wentz's injury occurred so late in the season, it's possible Foles could start the season as the team's starter, too, which might be why the organization was hesitant to deal him.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/18/18 3:33pm ET

    The Oakland Raiders are trading WR Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots, a source confirmed Sunday, March 18. It's uncertain what is headed back to the Raiders as compensation.

    Huddle Up: He'll likely take over as the primary kick return man in Foxboro, although he could make a splash as a receiver working with Tom Brady as well. At this point, Patterson would only be worth a look as a deep sleeper in larger formats, but he is a player worth monitoring in training camp and the preseason.

  • Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/18/18 5:12am ET

    Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson's three-year contract is worth $42 million, with $18 million fully guaranteed by next week. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $9.9 million for the 2019 season, with $7.2 million of it converting to a full guarantee by next March.

    Huddle Up: Robinson is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the opening week of the 2017 season but should be fully healthy by the time training camp begins. He should be viewed as a WR2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Ryan Grant - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/17/18 4:29pm ET

    Free-agent WR Ryan Grant (Redskins) will visit with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: Grant had agreed on a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, but an ankle injury suffered in the regular season finale caused him to fail the physical and nullify the deal. It would be ironic if Grant landed in Oakland, as the Ravens turned to former Raiders WR Michael Crabtree after getting away from Grant.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/17/18 3:26pm ET

    Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Titans) will visit with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: Murray could be a big-time fantasy producer if he finds the right situation. Without any proven backs in South Florida, Miami could be the perfect landing spot since he can run, catch out of the backfield and block at a high level.

  • Michael Campanaro - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 3/17/18 3:23pm ET

    A return by free-agent WR Michael Campanaro (Ravens) has not been ruled out by Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome. The GM said the door hasn't been closed on Campanaro, and the team has had conversations with him.

    Huddle Up: Campanaro hasn't really been much of a factor on the offensive side of the ball, but he has shown glimpses of brilliance on special teams. That's where his value is to his real-life team, and his fantasy value remains rather minimal regardless of where he lands.

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