Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • 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.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 1/19/18 1:49pm ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson was arrested in Florida Friday, Jan. 19, and is facing nine charges including reckless driving, eluding police, resisting arrest and harm to a public servant or family member.

    Huddle Up: Anderson likely will be facing a suspension from the NFL since he has been arrested twice in the last eight months. It is not known if he will stay with the Jets, so owners should monitor the situation. He played well this season but will be a risky option for owners next season because of the possible suspension.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/19/18 1:31pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Bortles had a solid second half of the season and has posted decent numbers in the playoffs but will be facing a good New England Patriots defense in the championship game. He may not be asked to throw much during the game and can be a considered a risky fantasy option for owners.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 1/19/18 1:22pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Fournette should receive his normal workload and will be a big part of the team's offense against the New England Patriots. He should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues this week.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/19/18 1:14pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has not played in several weeks and could be inactive again even though he has been participating in practice. He would only see limited touches if he plays and would not be a strong fantasy option.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/19/18 1:07pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead appears to have a decent chance to play in the championship game, but owners will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He would have a role in the rushing and passing game if he plays and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 1/19/18 1:06pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Brady should be able to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite being listed as questionable. He will have a tough matchup this week but can still be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in a majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Eli Rogers - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 1/19/18 12:50pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Rogers may not be ready for the start of the 2018 season, so owners should monitor his status during the offseason. He will be the team's No. 4 receiver when he returns and will not be a great fantasy option.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/19/18 11:07am ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Thielen appears to have a good chance to play against the Philadelphia Eagles, but owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He is a solid part of the Vikings passing game and would be at least a No. 2 fantasy option if he plays.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 1/19/18 9:28am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back) is taking part in practice Friday, Jan. 19.

    Huddle Up: Thielen will be a low-end WR1 or a high-end WR2 against the Philadelphia Eagles in playoff formats.

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