Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/18/18 11:49pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) was healthy enough to play in Week 2, according to head coach Adam Gase, who cited 'a lot of moving parts' as to why Parker was inactive. Gase, who informed Parker of his decision the night before the game, also indicated that an extra week of rest wouldn't hurt with Parker's health.

    Huddle Up: Hard to imagine a coach voluntarily holding out someone he considers to be a vital part of the passing game so this news doesn't cast a very glowing portrait of Gase's view of Parker's value to the team. Miami's aerial attack has hardly been dynamic in their 2-0 start, so you'd think there's room for Parker to carve out a spot, but until he shows something he belongs moored to your bench.

  • Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/18/18 6:35pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson was listed atop the team's Week 3 depth chart Tuesday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: This is notable is because Carson was "gassed" - according to head coach Pete Carroll - from playing special teams and did see a single touch in the second half during the team's Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears. Carroll sang the praises of Carson all spring and summer, but his playing time isn't reflecting it. The 2017 seventh-round pick has averaged 5.8 yards per carry so far versus Rashaad Penny's 2.2, yet the latter has more carries than the former (17-13), leaving him as an RB3/flex until something changes.

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/18/18 6:09pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the NFL with eight red zone targets through two weeks.

    Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster has drawn an eye-popping 27 targets so far, six fewer than teammate and league leader Antonio Brown. Taking that one step further, Smith-Schuster has 60 more yards on the same number of receptions. Perhaps more interestingly, the second-year receiver has lined up in the slot in 92 of his 105 snaps this season. His production will start slowing down a bit once the Steelers operate in positive game scripts, but he has certainly emerged as a high-end fantasy WR2.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/18/18 3:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will 'probably' be given more carries going forward, according to Matt Nagy. Nagy added that the Bears won't plan a certain amount of passes or carries in any particular game, they'll simply 'play it out as is.'

    Huddle Up: The 14 carries Howard tallied in last night's contest isn't a huge concern. What is concerning are the 35 yards gained from those 14 carries. Still, Howard has averaged 18.5 touches per game through the first two weeks of the season. Keep plugging him in as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/18/18 1:44pm ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: Underrated all offseason, Enunwa has now amassed 13 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown in two games. He easily paces the Jets with 21 targets as Sam Darnold's favorite target. Enunwa now resides in WR2 company.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/18/18 12:23pm ET

    Free-agent WR Jordan Matthews (Patriots) was spotted at the Philadelphia Eagles' facility Tuesday, Sept. 19, and is a candidate to re-sign with the team with the Eagles in need of wide receiver help.

    Huddle Up: Alshon Jeffery hasn't played yet this year, and Mike Wallace is done for the season with a broken leg, so the Eagles may turn to Matthews, a 2014 second-round pick who was traded to the Bills in the offseason a year ago. Matthews caught eight TDs in each of his 2014 and '15 seasons with Philly, but those obviously were different teams and seasons, and he's since disappointed with the Bills (25 catches in 10 games last year) and been waived by the Patriots. Matthews would be nothing more than a speculative deep-league fantasy add even if he does return to Philly.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/18/18 11:58am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) has a good chance of being sidelined in Week 3, according to offensive coordinator Mike Groh.

    Huddle Up: Corey Clement is one of the most capable backup running backs in the NFL. In fact, just last week he totaled 85 yards on 11 touches, including five catches for 55 yards. If Ajayi is indeed ruled out then Clement owns RB2 upside.

  • Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/18/18 11:46am ET

    Seattle Sehawks WR Tyler Lockett was on the field for a position-most 91 percent (60 of 66) of the team's offensive snaps Monday, Sept. 17, against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Brandon Marshall was second with 53 snaps Monday, but Lockett was the clear top target for Russell Wilson as he also led the team in targets (seven), receptions (five) and receiving yards (60), including his 19-yard scoring reception in the fourth quarter. Lockett is a solid flex consideration as long as Doug Baldwin remains sidelined.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/18/18 11:30am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: As long as Landry has no setbacks tomorrow he should be on the field Thursday night. With Josh Gordon gone, Landry is unequivocally the Browns' biggest receiving threat. As such, treat him as a low-end PPR WR1 to high-end PPR WR2.

  • Dallas Goedert - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/18/18 10:58am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert could see more looks going forward, offensive coordinator Mike Groh said in a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 19. 'We have a talented player in Dallas, and we have to find ways to get him involved,' Groh said.

    Huddle Up: Goedert was a fantasy sleeper after being drafted in the second round, but he ranks seventh on the team so far with three targets, catching one for four yards. Goedert may indeed see more targets with WRs Alshon Jeffery and, now, Mike Wallace out, but it's unlikely to useful in most fantasy leagues unless something happens to starting TE Zach Ertz, who leads the team in targets (23), receptions (16) and receiving yards (142).

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/18/18 10:38am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus released a statement Tuesday, Sept. 19, explaining his client's recent actions, including a 'trade me' tweet and missing team meetings Monday, Sept. 17. 'The tweet yesterday was not in reference to anything other than Antonio responding to a person he knows,' Rosenhaus said in his statement. 'It was not directed towards a trade, or wanting to be traded. Any idea he was asking for a trade is not accurate. Antonio had a personal matter. I talked to the team about it. His issue was unrelated to the tweet or his relationship with the team. Third, AB has an incredible drive to win. He just wants to win. That's all that that is. That's not anything more than him encouraging his coaches and teammates to win. And that's what his entire focus is on. Any notion, any speculation otherwise, can be put to bed. This is a non-story that has been blown out of proportion. We can end this right here and now.'

    Huddle Up: Brown and coach Mike Tomlin are set to meet Tuesday, and the expectation is this issue will amount to nothing and blow over quickly in time for the next Steelers dramatic incident.

  • Brice Butler - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/18/18 9:35am ET

    Free-agent WR Brice Butler (Cardinals) says he will be re-signing with the Dallas Cowboys, posting an 'I'm backkkkk!!' tweet Tuesday, Sept. 18, along with a photo of himself in a Cowboys uniform. The team has not made an offical announcement.

    Huddle Up: Butler caught 43 passes for 794 yards and six TDs from 2015-17 with the Cowboys, but his addition would just add another body to a fantasy-unfriendly wide receiver logjam. Six Dallas wideouts have drawn at least two targets so far with only one, Tavon Austin, owning double-digit fantasy points (standard scoring) through two games, and that came courtesy of his 64-yard scoring grab Sunday night. Stay away until the situation gains some clarity.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/18/18 9:19am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown was absent from team meetings and film review Monday, Sept. 17, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 18, but did not say whether the absence was excused or not. As for Brown's 'trade me' tweet Monday, Tomlin said, '(I'm) not going to talk about much social media. I'll address that with him. I'll leave that between he and I.'

    Huddle Up: Brown fired off his tweet in response to a critical jab by a former Steelers PR staff member, but his absence Monday may indicate that there could be a little more here going on behind the scenes. The best guess, though, is that Tomlin and Brown will be able to smooth things out, and the latter will remain locked into his customary elite WR1 status.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/18/18 8:40am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown was absent from meetings and film review Monday, Sept. 17, and it's not known whether it was excused or not.

    Huddle Up: A former Steelers employee was critical of AB on social media saying he was a product of the positive circumstances the team had when he was drafted. Brown fired back: "Trade me and let's find out." Clearly, there is a disconnect of some sorts here. Keep tabs on this when practice opens Wednesday to see if there is potential punishment for the elite WR1.

  • Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/17/18 9:43pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson's touches on offense in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears were limited because he was 'gassed' after also playing special teams, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: If you were wondering why Rashaad Penny led the running backs in touches, and not Carson, it's because of his work on special teams, too. He also added the team wanted to see more of Penny. Fantasy owners of Carson cannot be terribly pleased he is doubling on special teams, as there is nothing to gain from a fantasy perspective in that capacity. The backfield picture is rather muddled heading into Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/17/18 9:27pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller had two grabs for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 win against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Memphis was dominant in college and he has speed to burn. He has a ton of upside, and he is a tremendous long-term keeper fantasy option. However, in redraft leagues he is more of a WR5 for now. The Bears travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 3.

  • Trey Burton - TE - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/17/18 9:24pm ET

    Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton had four grabs for 20 yards and a touchdown on his four targets in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: The touchdown was nice for Burton, but he still has just five catches and 35 yards through two games on 10 targets. He'll need to bump up those totals before becoming a regular outside of the deepest of fantasy formats. The Bears travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 3.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/17/18 9:19pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel posted four receptions for 30 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17, and he rushed three times for 17 yards.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel is a Swiss Army Knife who came be a difference maker, and it appears head coach Matt Nagy wants to get the ball in his hands. However, he remains more of a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/17/18 9:16pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson posted 10 receptions for 83 yards on 14 targets in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Robinson's numbers were game highs across the board, as he reeled in plenty of short and intermediate balls from Mitchell Trubisky. Going forward, it doesn't look like Trubisky is going to be looking downfield a whole lot, so Robinson could post some big catch totals on the short stuff. He's a solid WR3 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues heading into Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/17/18 9:12pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 14 times for just 35 yards in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17 while adding three grabs for 33 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Howard totaled 17 touches, but he was mostly spinning his wheels in a game which turned out to be a defensive slog. He'll likely have a lot more success in Week 3 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, a team which allowed three rushing TDs to Todd Gurley in Week 2.

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