Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • 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.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 2/20/18 1:00pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive the franchise tag again this offseason. That tag is worth $14.5 million. He and the Steelers would still be able to accomplish a long-term deal.

    Huddle Up: Bell looks to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL if/when that long-term contract is reached. The bottom line is that Pittsburgh isn't going to let Bell hit the free-agent market. Suffice it to say Bell is arguably the player to select with the No. 1 overall pick in redraft leagues.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 2/20/18 8:19am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was released Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Bucs will save $6.75 million. Due to the structure of his contract, the team will absorb no dead money on their salary cap.

    Huddle Up: Other than a resurgence in 2015, Martin has been a perennial fantasy disappointment after a monster rookie season. Those are the only two seasons he has managed to play at least 12 games. He's 29 and could be an interesting piece of a committee. Monitor where he lands for a potential RB3 grab.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/20/18 7:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins could receive an offer from the New York Jets that would give him $60 million guaranteed in the first year of the contract, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will be at worst a midrange QB1 option next season, but the Jets don't offer a lot of upside if he lands there.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 2/20/18 6:59am ET

    Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins could receive an offer from the New York Jets with a fully guaranteed contract, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Cousins will be at least a midrange QB1 in fantasy next season, but signing with the Jets wouldn't provide the most upside.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/19/18 11:22pm ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker reached the 800-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season in 2017. He's the only tight end to reach that plateau even once in franchise history. In addition, he became the fourth player in the history of the Titans to record five consecutive seasons with at least 60 receptions.

    Huddle Up: Arguably the most underrated tight end in all of pro football, Walker is never mentioned among the uppermost top tier at his position, but perhaps he should be given his notable consistency. This past season, Walker tied for third among tight ends in catches with 74 and also finished third in targets (111) and fourth in yards (807). He'll remain a TE1 going into next year.

  • Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 2/19/18 8:56pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry ranked third in the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.09 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats. Henry decisively cleared 3.7 yards gained after close in five games, but he fell under that mark in all the others.

    Huddle Up: Henry's inconsistency in making defenders miss from short range - or powering through those tackle attempts - is actually a bit troubling for a 247-pound back with impressive straight-line athleticism. The Titans figure to benefit from a chance at offensive coordinator as a whole - Matt LaFleur was hired to replace Terry Robiskie - and DeMarco Murray is a candidate for release this offseason, both of which could enable Henry to reach the ceiling he has displayed at times during his first two NFL seasons.

  • Dion Lewis - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 2/19/18 8:33pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis ranked second in the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.44 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats.

    Huddle Up: The impending free agent took on a heavy workload down the stretch once Mike Gillislee landed in the doghouse and Rex Burkhead got hurt, proving himself as a very capable every-down back. The Patriots surprisingly chose to back off of Lewis and give more work to James White down the stretch, but the former isn't going to lack for suitors on the open market if he makes it there. Almost regardless of where he lands, he should be a solid RB2 for fantasy purposes.

  • Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 2/19/18 8:10pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt led the NFL - among players who recorded at least 175 carries - with 4.63 yards gained after defenders closed within one yard of him in 2017, according to Next Gen Stats.

    Huddle Up: This should come as no surprise to any of his owners, as Hunt routinely used exceptional balance and power to keep his feet after he got past the first level of defenders. Spencer Ware's return in 2018 could make a repeat of his league-leading rushing campaign unlikely, but Hunt has all the makings of being the next great Andy Reid running back.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 2/19/18 3:33pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson could be pursued by the Miami Dolphins again if he were to be released by the Broncos. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and new running backs coach Eric Studesville both coached Anderson in Denver and Miami gave Anderson an offer just two years ago before it was matched by the Broncos.

    Huddle Up: It's a potentially sensible move, but Anderson needs to be released first. Kenyan Drake would still have the most potential in Miami's backfield, but Anderson would certainly hurt his fantasy ceiling. This is all conjecture at this point, but stay tuned as free agency approaches.

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