Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/22/18 12:08pm ET

    Cleveland Browns impending free-agent RB Isaiah Crowell is not expected to be retained. ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi believes the Browns' starting running back in 2018 will be a high draft pick.

    Huddle Up: Grossi is obviously implying that the Browns will be drafting Saquon Barkley with one of their two top-four draft picks. Assuming that comes to fruition, Duke Johnson will maintain his pass-catching role. Barkley would garner low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration while Johnson would remain in RB2 territory in PPR leagues.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 2/22/18 11:24am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson's case involving his vehicle that was allegedly found wrecked will bullets and marijuana is inactive. Tampa police said there were no witnesses or evidence to place the driver behind the wheel at the time of the wreck.

    Huddle Up: Jackson is coming off a down year, but it was a down year for the Buccaneers offense as a whole in 2017. It didn't help that Jackson missed two games. If he can keep himself beyond reproach and stay healthy he has WR2 upside in standard leagues. It's best to draft him as a flex, though.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/22/18 8:24am ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri (Colts) agreed to a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Feb. 22. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

    Huddle Up: If Andrew Luck (shoulder) is healthy, the offense should receive enough of a boost to put Vinatieri back in the low-end PK1 conversation in fantasy.

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 2/22/18 6:31am ET

    Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent PK Matt Bryant said there is mutual interest in returning to the Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Bryant was a top-10 kicker in fantasy last season, and he'd return to the same low-end PK1 area if he returns to Atlanta.

  • Eli Rogers - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/21/18 11:31pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers (knee) said he's off crutches as of Wednesday, Feb. 21.

    Huddle Up: Rogers has flashed some potential since entering the league in 2016, but the reality is it's hard to see him becoming a meaningful fantasy player with how loaded the Steelers are on offense. In 14 games this past season, the former Louisville standout registered just 18 catches on 36 targets for 149 yards and a score. He doesn't need to be drafted in just about all leagues based on his current situation.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 2/21/18 10:44pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is 'unlikely' to be re-signed by the team, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who believes someone would be willing to pay up for his services, even if it's on a 'prove-it' type deal.

    Huddle Up: Eifert's situation has been one of the more unfortunate ones in all of pro football over the last several years. When healthy, he's proven to be a legitimate TE1, even making the Pro Bowl during the 2015 campaign. However, health has been his biggest bugaboo, as he's played more than half a season only twice in five years, and was limited to just two games in 2017. He may be worth the risk, though, given his notable talent.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 2/21/18 9:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' representatives are expected to meet with the team at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine 'to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It is expected that the two sides find 'common ground' on deal that will fall between $20 million and $25 million annually.

    Huddle Up: Brees has already stated his desired to remain with the Saints, whom he wants to end his career with, so this isn't a surprise. The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback is still very much at the top of his game after registering a 103.9 passer rating last season. He ultimately finished with 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, while completing an NFL-record 72 percent of his passes. He's a no-brainer QB1.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/21/18 4:56pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) will miss at least six months and likely will miss the entire preseason but is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to a source. His surgery was to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the offseason and training camp to see if he will be in any danger of missing Week 1. He played very well in his first season with the Eagles and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver if he is healthy.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 2/21/18 3:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason because he did not play in enough games this season for an accrued season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will not be allowed to talk with other teams, so he will be with the Browns for at least one more seasons. He recorded 335 yards and one touchdown in five games this season and should be a focal point in the passing game in 2018. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/21/18 2:19pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is believed to be looking for a contract similar to the four-year, $58 million contract Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams recently signed. The Dolphins have offered Landry a contract worth around $13 million per season, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins have placed the franchise tag on Landry but may look to trade him at some point. Landry has been a solid receiver over the last several years and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season even if he is traded.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/21/18 1:23pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's touchdown to interception ratio on passes of at least 20 yards in home games last season was 8:1. The ratio for such passes in road contests plummeted to 1:3. His passer rating on such passes at home was 117.1 compared to 47.6 on the road.

    Huddle Up: There is credence to home-field advantage and the impact it has on the human psyche, and vice versa in hostile environments on the road. Game scripts obviously play a big role in the frequency and length of passes, too. Roethlisberger is a borderline No. 1 fantasy quarterback, but keep in mind that Big Ben, and players in general, may have a harder time finding success on the road.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/21/18 12:43pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is expected to be on the trading block this offseason as the Broncos look to add at the position via free agency and/or the draft.

    Huddle Up: Siemian was never able to find his groove in 2017. When he was healthy he was prone to turn the ball over much too often. Perhaps a team like the Arizona Cardinals would be willing to part with a late-round pick since Denver's former offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, now serves in the same role in Arizona. Nonetheless, Siemian is not a starting fantasy quarterback.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/21/18 12:12pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent RB Frank Gore is not expected to be re-signed. Gore will turn 35 years old this offseason but still wants to play. He is just 75 yards shy of reaching fourth on the NFL's all-time rushing list.

    Huddle Up: Gore is nearing the end of his road in the NFL, but he's not completely washed up. At worst he can be used in short-yardage and goal-line situations. That being said, he is at best a late-round flex for fantasy purposes, wherever he plays.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/21/18 11:50am ET

    Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery's (shoulder) surgery for his torn right rotator cuff could keep him sidelined until the preseason. As reported earlier, Jeffery suffered the injury last offseason, but the pain and discomfort were not so severe to keep Jeffery from playing.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery has several months to recover from the surgery, but the fact that he may miss the preseason is cause for concern. If he runs into one setback there's a good chance he will miss regular season time. He has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 upside when fully healthy.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 2/21/18 8:25am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff Wednesday, Feb. 21. He suffered the injury in training camp and played through it all season.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery had a 57-789-9 season despite the injury. One thing you can always count on, it seems, is injuries when it comes to him. He hasn't reached 1,000 yards in three straight seasons now, and it might be time to start looking at him as a risk/reward WR3.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/21/18 7:11am ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri is close to finalizing a deal to re-sign with the Colts, and it's expected to be done Thursday, Feb. 22.

    Huddle Up: Vinatieri was just outside of the top 12 at the position last year on what was an atrocious offense. He has a chance to sneak back into the fold as a low-end PK1 this season.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/21/18 5:47am ET

    Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is throwing weighted balls, which are heavier than footballs, in his rehabilitation.

    Huddle Up: Luck will carry some risk, but he confirmed a second surgery isn't on the table right now. He's worth taking as a QB1 if you miss out of on the first few.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/20/18 8:04pm ET

    Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Jarvis Landry received the non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday, Feb. 20 - the first day teams could assign the franchise tag to players - which is being interpreted as a desire by the Dolphins to trade him, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: This seems like a likely scenario considering Miami has had over a year to sign Landry to a long-term deal and not been overly aggressive in doing so. A trade would probably be the best thing for Landry, who is coming off a season in which he led the league with 112 catches and caught a career-high nine touchdowns but did so averaging a meager 8.8 yards per reception. Look for the trade talk to heat up at the NFL Combine at the end of next week.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 2/20/18 5:20pm ET

    Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Jarvis Landry received the non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Huddle Up: The non-exclusive franchise tag means Landry will have the opportunity to negotiate with other teams and sign an offer sheet, but Miami has the right to match any offer or receive two first-round picks as compensation if it chooses not to match. This move goes against the year-long rhetoric that the Dolphins were willing to let Landry walk and build around DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Regardless of what happens moving forward, Landry has proven himself to be a capable fantasy WR2 at the very least.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 2/20/18 3:24pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is still rehabilitating his throwing shoulder, but head coach Frank Reich hopes his star quarterback is healthy enough to participate in organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Luck had a 2017 to forget under the vague protection of Jim Irsay and company. He should be able to return at full health this season and the new coaching staff should be a breath of fresh air. If he is 100% then he's worth the risk of drafting as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback again.

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