Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 4/19/18 1:21pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (knee) is not having any problems with his knee and has been limited during offseason workouts because there is no reason to rush things in April, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Bradford probably will wait until training camp before he is a full participant in practices. He has had some success during his career but has dealt with many injuries since entering the NFL. He probably can be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 4/19/18 11:25am ET

    New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall is being released Thursday, April 19, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Marshall's absence paves the way for the Giants to draft a wide receiver or for guys like Cody Latimer and Roger Lewis to step up. For now, Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard are the only fantasy relevant receivers on the Giants.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 4/19/18 10:48am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is not participating in the voluntary offseason program this week. Head coach Dan Quinn said he already knew Jones wouldn't be at the program.

    Huddle Up: Not a big deal. Jones will be there when the activities are mandatory. He deserves to be one of the first few wide receivers taken in fantasy drafts despite notching just three touchdowns last season. That number will assuredly increase this year.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 4/19/18 9:24am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston and WR DeSean Jackson have already spent time together this offseason to improve their deep-ball chemistry. Winston said they're going to find more time to work outside the team facility and build their connection.

    Huddle Up: Tampa Bay's offense was relatively disappointing last year. Winston and Jackson's chemistry, or lack thereof, was part of that disappointment. The two can only build on how they performed in 2018. That being said, Winston has QB1 appeal and Jackson, who is primarily a one-trick deep threat, has WR3 to WR4 value.

  • Tarik Cohen - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 4/19/18 7:49am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen has focused on improving his skills as a receiver and route running this offseason. Head coach Matt Nagy said the team plans to move him around and do different things with him.

    Huddle Up: Cohen will be an interesting RB3 option in PPR formats, but he presents some uncertainty along with upside. Jordan Howard figures to see a large workload running the ball, which means Cohen could slip in drafts.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 4/19/18 7:10am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's fifth-year option is expected to be exercised. It would be worth around $9.5 million.

    Huddle Up: Three years in the league, and he has a 139-1,908-8 line. However, the team let Jarvis Landry walk this offseason, which leaves Parker as the lead wide out. It's a make-it-or-break-it year for him as a WR3 in fantasy.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 4/18/18 4:43pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) said he does not have a definite timetable for his return but does intend to play Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor his progress during training camp to see if he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Wentz should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback when he is healthy, but owners should have a solid backup on their roster in case Wentz misses a few games.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/18/18 4:10pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady would like a new contract before the start of the 2018 season but it is not a pressing issue at this point. Brady is still expected to play next season.

    Huddle Up: Brady is not participating in offseason workouts at this point but likely will be ready for training camp. He should be a solid No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues as long as he is playing.

  • Kevin White - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 4/18/18 1:31pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shoulder) is participating in minicamp this week as he continues in his recovery from a broken shoulder blade last year. Head coach Matt Nagy said White has looked sharp and healthy so far.

    Huddle Up: There is a lot of pressure on White this season to stay healthy after playing in just five games over his first two years. Because of that extensive injury history, he is no more than a late-round dart throw.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/18/18 1:07pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is working out in Miami as the Steelers begin voluntary workouts. Long-term contract negotiations are currently at an impasse between Bell and Pittsburgh.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here. Bell wants a long-term contract and Pittsburgh's focus is elsewhere right now. Time will tell how long Bell will hold out from Steelers activities, but he's arguably the No. 1 fantasy pick when he returns.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 4/18/18 11:45am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will be the starter this season. That proclamation was recently reiterated by Miami executives, who added that a rookie quarterback would spend their season watching and learning fromTannehill.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins can't be totally confident in Tannehill given his serious knee injury last year and overall underwhelming performance throughout his career. He is capable of being a quality starter but is not consistently good enough to warrant weekly QB1 merit.

  • Tarik Cohen - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 4/18/18 11:23am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is up to 190 pounds after bulking up this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Cohen is petite as far as NFL running backs are concerned, but he is as speedy and shifty as they come. He quickly came on to the scene in his rookie season, particularly in the passing game and on special teams. With Jordan Howard hogging most of the carries in Chicago, Cohen is a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 candidate in PPR formats.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 4/18/18 10:09am ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota's fifth-year option will be exercised, according to general manager Jon Robinson.

    Huddle Up: It's an obvious move for the Titans as Mariota is one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL. He took a step backwards last year, but his dual-threat ability makes him a QB1 candidate going into a new season.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/18/18 5:29am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady still hasn't committed to playing in 2018, but people close to him believe he'll be back, according to sources. He wants to spend more time with his family, and there are people around him who would rather see him retire, sources said.

    Huddle Up: He'll be back and ready to go, and he'll be one of the first quarterbacks to target in fantasy.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 4/17/18 12:41pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) said he has started running in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn lateral collateral ligament. The quarterback added that he feels good and is happy where he's at in his progress.

    Huddle Up: It's still unclear whether or not Wentz will be good to go for Week 1, but we'll take good news. Wentz was debatably the most productive fantasy quarterback before suffering his gruesome injuries. If he doesn't see any setbacks between now and Week 1 he should be one of the first quarterbacks selected.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 4/17/18 12:30pm ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said his injured foot is completely healed and that his focus this offseason is securing a contract extension before the regular season begins. If an extension is not achieved then Olsen said broadcasting for Monday Night Football would be a viable option.

    Huddle Up: Olsen is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he's 100%. Before missing seven games last year, he had averaged 1,061.6 yards and 5.3 touchdowns in the previous three years. Assuming he plays, he should be one of the first three to five tight ends drafted.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 4/17/18 11:27am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard's agent said the Bears will not be trading their star running back.

    Huddle Up: Chicago's offense is coming together and Howard will arguably be its most important asset. He has averaged 1,217.5 yards and 7.5 touchdowns over his first two years and deserves attention as a low-end RB1.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 4/17/18 8:15am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's fifth-year option was exercised Tuesday, April 17. It's worth $20.922 million guaranteed for injury.

    Huddle Up: Winston has improved his completion percentage every year in his three-year career. He was on his way to surpassing his career-high 4,090 passing yards before injury last season. He'll be a solid midrange QB1 with some upside in fantasy.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 4/17/18 6:21am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 'frustrated and emotional' about being completely cut out of discussions that resulted in departures of WR Jordy Nelson and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, according to sources. It is a factor in his thought process when it comes to his contract extension.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers just turned 34, and he looked great before the collarbone injury derailed him last year. He should be one of the top quarterback options again this season, and the chip on his shoulder could be beneficial to fantasy owners.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 4/16/18 2:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has decreased his weight to 225 pounds this offseason after weighing in at 238 pounds last offseason. The sophomore running back plans to lose five more pounds before the season begins.

    Huddle Up: Mixon held his own behind a subpar offensive line as a rookie. With an improved line and improve physique, Mixon should be ready to better his numbers in his second year. As it stands, Mixon can be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 despite yielding touches to Giovani Bernard.

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