Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/25/17 11:37am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (back) should be good to go in Week 4 despite suffering a back injury in Week 3, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Jones was relatively disappointing last week but managed to eclipse the 100-yard mark. He's an automatic start as long as he is active. Don't be scared by the ailment even if he is limited in practice.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/25/17 11:19am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was not listed on the team's Week 4 injury report in advance of its game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: A Monday injury report for Thursday games is a speculative one since teams don't practice the day after a game, but the reason this is notable is because Howard is known to have a shoulder injury and was seen favoring it Sunday. The most likely explanation is head coach John Fox's reputation for treating injury reports like state secrets and sometimes not being entirely honest with them. Despite Howard's Week 3 outburst, continue to treat him like a less-than-100-percent RB2 for now.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 10:57am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has played 117 snaps this season, compared to 17 for Thomas Rawls and seven for Eddie Lacy.

    Huddle Up: C.J. Prosise was excluded in part because he essentially plays a different position as the main third-down back, but if there was any remaining doubt Carson has the early-down job to himself before, there shouldn't be any after Week 3. Carson saw 41 snaps to Rawls' one, while Lacy was active but did not play. Carson has entered the low-end RB2 discussion and should be a decent start in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/25/17 10:17am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) learned he did sustain any structural damage from the injury that forced him from Week 3 after receiving the results of an MRI on his left knee Monday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: No timetable for his return to the field has been reported yet, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he had to miss at least a game after getting bent back awkwardly early in the Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. With Greg Olsen also done for a while, Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel and Russell Shepard - along with tight end Ed Dickson - are Cam Newton's top options right now. It's a situation to avoid in fantasy.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/25/17 10:06am ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis prior to Week 3, and head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters he is 'hearing some good things' in regards to Fuller's ability to play in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Fuller's deep speed brings an element that is sorely lacking from the Texans' offense, but it remains to be seen whether or not to Deshaun Watson can build upon his impressive Week 3 effort to the point where he can make more than one receiver fantasy viable. For now, consider Fuller a WR4 - one capable of a high ceiling and a low floor.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 7:57am ET

    Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 25, but his groin injury isn't believed to be serious.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin had a 10-105-1 performance and is a high-end WR2 if he's able to suit up against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 7:32am ET

    Updating earlier reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (arm, knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and broke his arm on the same play, according to sources. He will have surgery on his arm Monday, Sept. 25, and will have knee surgery later.

    Huddle Up: Expect a committee of LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement in Sproles' absence. Blount had a 12-67-1 day in Week 3, but he didn't have a single carry in Week 2. His usage isn't guaranteed every week. Smallwood had 12 rushes for 71 yards. Clement was mixed in late in the game, and he had a 6-22-1 showing. Blount and Smallwood are RB3 mix-and-match players. Clement is worth picking up in deeper formats or as a speculative backup.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 5:16am ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (arm) is out indefinitely with what is believed to be a broken arm, according to sources. He'll have an MRI Monday, Sept. 25, to confirm.

    Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood figures to enter a committee with LeGarrette Blount in Sproles' absence. Smallwood had 12 carries for 71 yards in Week 3 and is an RB3 candidate.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/17 9:08pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 25 of his 30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After a sloppy start to the year, Cousins had a breakout performance against Oakland. His QB1 upside is undeniable, but Cousins could be a boom-or-bust option on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/24/17 8:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson had eight carries for 38 yards and six catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Thompson now has four touchdowns in three games, and while he won't have this many receiving yards on a routine basis, he is a viable flex option in PPR formats because of his steady role in the passing game.

  • Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/24/17 8:46pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker finished with four catches on five targets for 49 yards in a 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: It was actually Decker's most productive game of the year, and if Corey Davis is sidelined again in Week 4, Decker could be a WR4 option against the Houston Texans.

  • Seth Roberts - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:45pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts posted four receptions for 20 yards on five targets in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: The Oakland wideouts had seven of the team's 18 receptions, and Roberts accounted for four of them. It isn't often he puts up more stats than Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree combined, so that will tell you a little bit about how this game went without looking at the stats. He is only worth fantasy consideration in deeper PPR formats heading into Week 4 against the Denver Broncos and beyond.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:42pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook racked up four receptions for a team-high 43 yards and his first touchdown of the season in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Cook was the only fantasy bright spot in an otherwise dismal night for the Oakland offense. They face another tough matchup in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos. He remains more of a TE2 despite the score.

  • DeAndre Washington - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:41pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington posted five receptions for 24 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins and he had one rush for no gain.

    Huddle Up: Washington can be an effective change of pace back for the Raiders when they need a spark, but they need way more in this game. The Raiders offense was horrendous. They'll look to rebound in Week 4 at Denver in another tough matchup. Washington is only worth using in deeper PPR leagues as long as Marshawn Lynch remains healthy.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:36pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper posted just one catch for six yards in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Cooper and the Raiders offense was held down by a dominating Washington defense. He'll look to bounce back in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos, but that's another difficult matchup. Treat Cooper more as a WR3 for Week 4.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:35pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch rushed six times for just 18 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Lynch did nothing against a dominant Washington defense, and the Raiders got away from the run in the second half which kept Lynch on the sidelines with a long face and a knit hat to watch the rout on a knee. He'll have better days, trying to get it going again in Week 4 in Denver.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:34pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 18 of his 30 pass attempts for just 110 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Carr was sacked four times and he turned in a dismal 50.7 quarterback rating, as the Redskins defense seemed to be in the backfield harassing him all evening. He'll look to bounce back in Week 4 on the road against the Broncos in another difficult matchup.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/24/17 8:22pm ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker finished with four catches on six targets for 31 yards in a 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After topping 60 yards in each of the first two games, Walker was limited to a few short gains against Seattle. There is no need to hit the panic button. Walker has reached 800 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons and can continue to be deployed as a TE1 moving forward.

  • Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/24/17 8:12pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (thigh) suffered a bruised thigh in a 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Henry played through the injury and finished with 13 carries for 54 yards and one catch for 10 yards.

    Huddle Up: The injury doesn't sound too serious, and Henry finished with one less carry than DeMarco Murray, who came into the game nursing a hamstring injury of his own. When healthy, Murray should continue to lead the backfield, but Henry remains a must-own backup, especially for Murray owners.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/24/17 8:09pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) left the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins in the second half due to a chest injury and he is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree exploded for three touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 2, but he had managed just one grab for seven yards on three targets before checking out on Sunday.

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