Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) will not return to the AFC Championship game because of his head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski may have suffered a concussion during the game, but owners should know more about his status after the games. He probably would be considered questionable if the team makes it to Super Bowl LII.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 2:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is officially active for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Thielen will be able to play despite the back injury and should have a solid role in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy wide receiver in most leagues this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) is considered questionable to return to the AFC Championship game because of a head injury.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski will not return to the game if he is diagnosed with a concussion, so owners will need to monitor the situation. He could return to the game if he is cleared by doctors.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 1:34pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) left the AFC Championship game early after suffering a hit to the head and was taken to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski likely is being checked for a concussion and would need to be cleared before he is allowed to play again. Owners should monitor the situation during the game.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 12:43pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) suffered a couple of slight fractures in his back during the Divisional Round playoff game but plans to play in the NFC Championship game, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Thielen probably will see a normal workload despite the injury and should be one of the main options in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver this week.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:57am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) suffered a collateral ligament sprain to his right thumb in addition to the cut on his hand, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Brady is active for the AFC Championship game and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback despite the injury.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:53am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead will have a role in the offense against the Jaguars and should be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a flex option for fantasy owners this week.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/21/18 10:48am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) is officially active for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Brady is ready to play despite injuring his hand earlier in the week. He will be facing a tough Jaguars defense but should still be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 1/21/18 10:23am ET

    New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for QB Eli Manning to return to the team next season during a meeting with him earlier this month, according to sources. Gettleman also told Manning that the team will continue to scout the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft and compare them to QB Davis Webb.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Manning will be the Giants' starting quarterback for at least one more season. He finished this season with 3,468 yards and 19 touchdowns but played most of the season without his top two receivers. He has the chance to be a solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2018.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/21/18 5:52am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is expected to play in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 21, despite being in plenty of pain due to a lower back ailment, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Thielen took part on a limited basis in two of the team's three practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should be viewed as a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 in postseason fantasy games.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 8:55pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been a utilized as both a runner and receiver when healthy, and he will be worth a look in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 8:51pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) won't play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Gillislee out of action, Dion Lewis becomes a little easier to trust in DFS contests. Rex Burkhead could also be worth a flier.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/20/18 8:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins isn't a 'special' player, according to former general manager Scot McCloughan. 'You just need to have some talent around him because you don't want him to be throwing the ball 35 to 40 times to win the game,' McCloughan said.

    Huddle Up: Despite the critique, every team in need of a quarterback will likely be interested in Cousins this offseason. He will likely be a low-end QB1 candidate wherever he ends up.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 8:39pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) will 'probably' wear a glove on his throwing hand to protect his stitches against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Brady reportedly threw the ball well in practice despite the injury, so don't hesitate to use him in DFS contests this weekend.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 5:38pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) will start the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: To some this comes as no surprise, but the Patriots were worried for a bit. Brady should have another effective game but could be a bit hamstrung by the Jaguars' defense.

  • Eli Rogers - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/20/18 1:56pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers (knee) may not be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season because he underwent surgery earlier this week to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. He is a restricted free agent this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Rogers could be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list next season if he is not ready for Week 1. He should be avoided in most leagues but could be a waiver wire option during the season.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/20/18 6:59am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (thumb) suffered a cut to his right thumb during practice Wednesday, Jan. 17, which was gushing blood and required multiple stitches, according to a source close to the situation. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the injury occurred when RB Rex Burkhead collided with him. Brady was held out of practice Thursday, Jan. 18, but was 'zinging it pretty good' when he returned to action as a limited practice participant Friday, Jan. 19.

    Huddle Up: Brady was listed as questionable on the injury report but it would be a total surprise if he wasn't under center for the AFC Championship Game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Jan. 21. He should be viewed as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all fantasy formats despite the thumb issue.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 1/19/18 7:27pm ET

    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will thrive if Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur becomes the next head coach of the Giants as expected, according to WR Stefon Diggs, 'because Pat knows how to get people the ball.'

    Huddle Up: Ankle issues derailed Beckham in 2017, but he should return to his WR1 status in 2018. Prior to last year, he had delivered three straight seasons of more than 1,300 yards and at least 10 touchdowns.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 1/19/18 6:59pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman could remain a part of the backfield beyond 2018, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

    Huddle Up: Coleman has one year left on his current deal, and since Atlanta already locked up Devonta Freeman, it would be a bit of a surprise to if the Falcons also gave Coleman an extension. In the meantime, he'll remain one of the more attractive backup running backs for 2018.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 1/19/18 6:23pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives Eifert a 10 percent chance of re-signing with the Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Eifert has been a force in the red zone when healthy, but he hasn't been able to stay on the field. Wherever he plays in 2018, he will be a high-risk, high-reward TE2.

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