Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/20/17 4:15pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday, Oct. 20, for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lynch was ejected from the team's Week 7 game for contact with an official.

    Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will probably share work at running back in Week 8 with Lynch out. Washington probably will receive a majority of the carries, while Richard will be used more in the passing game. They will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense in Week 8 but could be flex options in fantasy leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/20/17 4:14pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers will have to miss at least eight weeks with this move and would not return until December if he has a chance to play again in 2017. Owners can drop Rodgers in standard leagues, but Brett Hundley is not a great fantasy option at this point.

  • Chris Ivory - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/20/17 4:08pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory might have a big role in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts if RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) sits.

    Huddle Up: Fournette is listed as questionable, and the team has a bye in Week 8. It might make sense for the Jaguars to keep their prized running back on the sidelines so he can couple that rest with the bye to get back to 100 percent for the stretch run. If so, Ivory could be an outstanding fantasy asset, especially in PPR formats, against the leaky Colts defense.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/20/17 3:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to start in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: While Kelley is expected to be the team's starter, Gruden added that the team will use all active running backs throughout the game, meaning Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will continue to see regular work, too. It's a three-headed monster which is maddening to fantasy owners, and Kelley's appeal remains rather limited despite the starter designation.

  • Dede Westbrook - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/20/17 3:55pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (core) is eligible to come off the Reserve/Injured list after the bye, and he might see his first game action in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Westbrook has been running for two weeks and he recently started catching passes in practice after being slowed by a core muscle injury. The fourth-round pick led all NFL receivers in the preseason with 288 yards. He isn't a bad speculative pickup if you have the roster flexibility in deeper leagues.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:40pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been targeted at least eight times in four of the five games this season and could see even more targets this week with Emmanuel Sanders sidelined. Thomas should be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:39pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (non-injury related) practice in full Friday, Oct. 20, and is no longer on the injury report heading into Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Garcon wasn't doing all that much with Brian Hoyer under center, now the team will be using the young C.J. Beathard. It doesn't bode well for the fantasy appeal of Garcon.

  • George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:37pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has racked up 17 targets over his past two outings, emerging as a favorite of Brian Hoyer. However, the team has switched to C.J. Beathard, so hopefully that doesn't ruin what Kittle had going. With a young quarterback under center, he is likely to see a lot of short to intermediate pass plays, so that helps Kittle.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:37pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Siemian is coming off a 376-yard performance last week but has thrown two touchdowns and four interceptions over the last four games. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Chargers pass defense this week and probably can be benched in most fantasy leagues.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/20/17 3:25pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Oct. 20, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is likely to see a healthy amount of work against the Ravens, especially in the pass game, as Case Keenum will be without Stefon Diggs again. McKinnon is a respectable RB2 or flex option in most fantasy leagues, but especially so in PPR formats.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/20/17 3:24pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: With Diggs sidelined it will mean more work for Adam Thielen, as well as Kyle Rudolph and Jerick McKinnon in the pass game.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:18pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Charles has received only 10 carries over the last two weeks but still has 52 yards during that span. He has been successful in his limited playing time, but owners may want to consider other options that receive more touches for their starting lineup.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:09pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will divvy up the workload in the Carolina backfield on Sunday, with Stewart acting as the hammer with more carries and McCaffrey catching the ball more out of the backfield. Stewart is a decent RB3 or flex option.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 20, but was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Newton has been on the injury report all season as he takes it easy during the week with his surgically repaired shoulder. He hasn't missed any playing time and remains a fantasy must-start option across the board.

  • Graham Gano - PK - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:08pm ET

    Carolina Panthers PK Graham Gano (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Gano has one of the longer legs in football and is a fantasy asset when healthy. However, he will be playing his game in the swirling winds of Soldier Field, and he is on the injury report and might not be 100 percent. It isn't a bad idea to make alternate plans if you have the roster flexibility.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/17 3:03pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Hogan recorded only one catch and 19 yards last week but should see more targets this week. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues as long as he is active.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/17 2:57pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead likely will be back in uniform after missing several games because of his injury. He will be sharing work with Mike Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis if they are all active. Owners probably should look for other options to use this week since Burkhead's role is uncertain.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/20/17 2:50pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Mariota threw for 306 yards and one touchdown in Week 6 and probably will be able to do more running this week. He will have a favorable matchup this week and should be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/20/17 2:43pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Walker appears to be in danger of missing Week 7, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the weekend. Walker is usually a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues, but owners may want to look for healthier options for their lineups.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/20/17 2:41pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Murray may be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to check the inactive list for his status. He will be a risky option because of the injury and could see a drop in his touches if he plays. Owners can consider him a No. 2 running back of a flex option if he is active.

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