Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 4/26/18 11:40pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield is expected to serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind veteran QBs Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon.

    Huddle Up: The idea of redshirting Mayfield sounds good in April, but if/when the Browns start racking up the losses or Taylor gets injured we'll see if the team sticks to its plan. Still, the club's obvious desire to let Mayfield sit and learn means he's only of interest in keeper leagues on draft day.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 4/26/18 10:43pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford remains the team's projected Week 1 starter ahead of first-round pick QB Josh Rosen, according to head coach Steve Wilks, though he indicated that could change.

    Huddle Up: Whoever lines up in Week 1, Bradford is most assuredly a bridge QB now, effectively keeping the spot warm for Rosen. How long that will be the arrangement is unclear, but Rosen's selection drains any fantasy value Bradford might've had.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 4/26/18 10:32pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is likely to sit for a year and then take over as part of an offensive overhaul in 2019, according to Ian Rapoport. QB Joe Flacco has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract after the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: There was little doubt when the Ravens moved up to take Jackson that he factored heavily in their long-term plans, but it sounds as though they may move on from Flacco in short order. While Jackson's 2018 fantasy value is nil, he has some appeal in keeper formats.

  • Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 4/26/18 8:07pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant can be a 'dynamic receiver' for quarterback Derek Carr, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie, and McKenzie said Oakland had been working on trading for Bryant for some time.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has plenty of upside because of his big-play ability, but he has to stay on the field and show some consistency. He is worth taking a chance on as a WR4.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/26/18 7:32pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Huddle Up: If his play last season hadn't already cemented JuJu Smith-Schuster as the No. 2 receiver in Pittsburgh, this trade does. Smith-Schuster should be a strong WR3 playing across from Antonio Brown.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/26/18 7:17pm ET

    The Oakland Raiders acquired WR Martavis Bryant from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Huddle Up: Bryant should be more of a focal point of the passing attack in Oakland than he was in Pittsburgh, but it remains to be seen if he can be more than just a big-play threat. Consider him a WR4 with upside.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 4/26/18 9:58am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has quietly remained in trade discussions over the last couple of months. However, most of the teams needing receivers are rivals to the team.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has loads of talent, but he's at a disadvantage on a team with Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Bryant has WR3 appeal, but it's a risk to expect that much return on this team.

  • Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 4/26/18 8:10am ET

    Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen will sign a two-year extension Thursday, April 26, worth $8.55 million per season with a maximum value of up to $10.05 million per year. He could become the highest-paid tight end in the league.

    Huddle Up: Olsen is a good PPR tight end. However, he's 33, coming off an injury-riddled year and doesn't catch a high number of touchdowns. He'll be an upper-middle TE1 in fantasy.

  • Paul Perkins - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 4/26/18 7:58am ET

    Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (pectoral) had surgery on a torn pectoral muscle. The extent of his injury and timetable are unknown.

    Huddle Up: Perkins didn't have a firm spot before the injury, and the Giants could draft Saquon Barkley at No. 2. The injury could cost Perkins nine months or more, and he should be avoided in fantasy for now.

  • Charles Sims - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 4/26/18 6:56am ET

    Free-agent RB Charles Sims (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, April 26. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Sims will slot in behind Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers, and there's a good chance they draft a running back this weekend. Sims has RB5 flyer potential, but there isn't much upside beyond depth.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/25/18 12:00pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) turned down a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens, according to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Bryant is seeking a one-year deal and an opportunity to earn a bigger contract as a free agent next year.

    Huddle Up: Bryant would have been a good fit for the Ravens, but his logic is sound. We'll have to wait until after the draft to see where he lands, but should ideally be considered as a WR2.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 4/25/18 8:46am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is participating in every part of minicamp except throwing, according to head coach Frank Reich.

    Huddle Up: Luck is a wild card in fantasy this year. He could wind up being a top-three option, but his health continues to a pressing issue.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/25/18 6:12am ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is likely to sign after the NFL draft.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has regressed a great deal the last few years, but he's still worthy of being a WR3 in fantasy.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 4/24/18 11:34pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is unlikely to have his fifth-year option picked up and could be traded or released before the team has to pay Perriman a $649,485 bonus due on the third day of training camp, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley.

    Huddle Up: With the GM already on record as this summer being 'make or break' for Perriman it was all but assured the Ravens wouldn't pick up his option, but cutting ties on the former first-round pick now seems possible as well. Given his injury history and lack of production when healthy he's not a viable fantasy option at this time.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 4/24/18 11:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during a news conference Tuesday, April 24, that the team needed to 'move on knowing that we don't have' free-agent WR Dez Bryant. He also said the team would look to add a receiver during the draft but did not specify if they'd use an early-round selection.

    Huddle Up: Given that the Cowboys released him -- reportedly without offering a pay cut -- this should come as no surprise. With the draft almost upon us it's unlikely we'll see Bryant signed before its conclusion. Depending on where he lands, Bryant could still hold significant fantasy appeal.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/24/18 5:48pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed his recover from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well. 'Dalvin?s knocked the rehab out of the park. He?s done a great job. He?s been here every day since the injury occurred post-surgery. He?ll participate in (organized team activities and minicamp) on a limited basis. ? Hopefully when he gets to training camp ? he?ll be a participant just like everybody else,' Sugarman said.

    Huddle Up: Cook will likely go in the late first round of many fantasy drafts this spring and summer, but he has to be considered one of the favorites to perform like an early first-round pick. The Vikings upgraded at quarterback in the offseason with Kirk Cousins and the defense should remain among the best in the league, so volume should not be an issue. Consider him a strong RB1 option.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 4/24/18 5:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed Cook's recovery from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well. 'Dalvin has knocked the rehab out of the park. He has done a great job. He has been here every day since the injury occurred post-surgery. He will participate in (organized team activities and minicamp) on a limited basis. ? Hopefully when he gets to training camp ? he will be a participant just like everybody else,' Sugarman said.

    Huddle Up: Cook will likely go in the late first round of many fantasy drafts this spring and summer, but he has to be considered one of the favorites to perform like an early first-round pick. The Vikings upgraded at quarterback in the offseason with Kirk Cousins and the defense should remain among the best in the league, so volume should not be an issue. Consider him a strong RB1 option.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 4/24/18 3:32pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski announced Tuesday, April 24, that he will be playing in 2018, as expected.

    Huddle Up: Not a big surprise, but there have been reports throughout the offseason that Gronk could retire. Since he is returning, he should be regarded as the No. 1 fantasy tight end, per usual.

  • Cameron Meredith - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 4/24/18 3:01pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (knee) is recovering well and might be able to participate in minicamp, according to head coach Sean Payton.

    Huddle Up: Meredith has promising prospects in one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, but he'll have to stay on the field. If he can maintain good health he has WR3 upside.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 4/24/18 12:46pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's fifth-year option was exercised, as expected, Tuesday, April 24.

    Huddle Up: Many thought Parker would break out last season, which he didn't, but his 2018 campaign is tailor made for a breakout with Jarvis Landry now out of the picture. As Miami's No. 1 wide receiver, he'll have WR2 upside but is a safer draftee as a WR3.

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