Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 5/22/18 1:00pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) left organized team activities early Tuesday, May 22, with a hamstring ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

    Huddle Up: This will need some monitoring, but it doesn't sound like the issue is overly concerning. Gruden has already said Cooper will be the focus of the offense in 2017. For now, Cooper has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 appeal.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/22/18 12:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be present at minicamp after skipping organized team activities, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: OTAs are voluntary, after all, and it's not uncommon for important, veteran players to miss them. Jones remains one of the top three wide receivers in the NFL and should be drafted as such.

  • Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 5/22/18 11:54am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has made significant progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is considered ahead of schedule.

    Huddle Up: Watson is coming along nicely. Don't look too much into him not participating in OTAs. As long as he stays on the path he's on he'll be good to go for the regular season. Draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 5/22/18 11:32am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (hamstring) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like it will take long for Adams to get back to 100%, assuming no setbacks. He's a legitimate WR1 candidate.

  • Sam Darnold - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 5/22/18 8:49am ET

    New York Jets QB Sam Darnold has received all 16 repetitions in 11-on-11 drills in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't really mean anything as he is the new car in the garage. However, he could end up winning the job, and he's worthy of QB2 consideration in fantasy.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 5/22/18 8:42am ET

    New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) suffered another ankle injury this offseason, and he's not participating in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Pryor deal with ankle issues last year and had surgery in November, so this is concerning for the potential WR3 in fantasy.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 5/22/18 5:34am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will participate in full in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill has given plenty of evidence of the kind of quarterback he is, and that's just not a fantasy starter. He's a midrange QB2.

  • David Njoku - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 5/22/18 1:05am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is going to be the club's full-time starter, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Huddle Up: Njoku was Cleveland's first-round draft choice in 2017, and while he only garnered about the same number of targets last year as Seth DeValve, this would represent a step in the right direction. Combine that with much-improved quarterback play and Njoku could be in line to be one of the top sleepers at his position for the upcoming campaign.

  • Jeff Heuerman - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/22/18 12:04am ET

    Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is considered to be the 'likely starter' at tight end in 2018, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com. 'I've been fortunate to learn from some older tight ends the last couple of years and I'm ready,' Heuerman said. 'I'm ready to take on that leadership role, that No. 1 role and go from there.'

    Huddle Up: With Case Keenum now the starting quarterback in town, tight end could be a position of considerable value after Kyle Rudolph tied for the team-lead last season with eight touchdowns for the Vikings. However, Heuerman doesn't appear to have much potential and can probably be nabbed off the waiver wire after drafts, if desired. Jake Butt probably has the higher ceiling, too.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 5/21/18 3:45pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes Cook will see work during organized team activities, but he will be limited in training camp.

    Huddle Up: Limiting Cook in camp lessens the risk of aggravation, but it's a positive sign that he'll be participating in OTAs. As long as he holds his current pace, he should be good to go for the season opener. View him as an RB1 with risk attached.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/21/18 1:11pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) participated in organized team activities Monday, May 21.

    Huddle Up: Edelman is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and should be ready for training camp. He likely will be a top option for Tom Brady in the passing game in 2018 and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/21/18 10:39am ET

    The New England Patriots are working on restructuring TE Rob Gronkowski's contract. The team is not allowed to agree on a reworked deal with Gronkowski until Thursday, May 24, if it includes incentives.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots and Gronkowski should be able to agree to a restructured contract at some point this offseason. Gronkowski is one of the top performers in fantasy football when he is healthy and will be the first tight end selected in drafts.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/21/18 10:19am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was not present for organized team activities Monday, May 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones is looking for a better contract but has been in contact with head coach Dan Quinn, so he probably will participate in at least the mandatory June minicamp. Jones will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues in 2018 and likely will be selected in one of the first two rounds.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 5/21/18 10:15am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell still has not signed his franchise tender offer and is not expected to participate in organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Bell likely will hold out until the start of the regular season if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the July 16 deadline. He is one of the best options in fantasy football and will be in contention for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/21/18 9:04am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's participation in organized team activities is uncertain at this point because of his contract situation, but he will be present for the mandatory June minicamp, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski indicated he will play in 2018, but he does not need to be with the team until minicamp. He is the top tight end when healthy and will be an early-round pick in all fantasy leagues.

  • Ryan Grant - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 5/20/18 1:56pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Ryan Grant is the favorite over Chester Rogers to start opposite T.Y. Hilton, based on the one-year, $5 million contract Grant signed in free agency, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

    Huddle Up: It's poor reasoning from Rosenthal and runs counter to The Indianapolis Star' Zak Keefer, who reported a couple of weeks ago that Rogers is the 'leading candidate' to start in 2018. Rogers is reportedly picking up the new offense quickly and already has some chemistry with Andrew Luck. Grant can be a fine slot option, but asking him to hold up on the outside on a regular basis may be too big of a request.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 5/20/18 12:50pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi played fewer than half the team's snaps in the playoffs, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

    Huddle Up: It's not surprising from the standpoint Ajayi arrived at midseason. It's a bit surprising from the perspective that Ajayi is clearly the Eagles' best back, but Philadelphia seems pretty content with its committee backfield approach. Even with the departure of LeGarrette Blount and an offseason to learn coach Doug Pederson's offense, the ex-Miami Dolphin is probably going to struggle seeing enough consistent playing time to be a low-end fantasy RB2.

  • Rico Gathers - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 5/20/18 12:42pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is a candidate to step up as the team's starting tight end, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.

    Huddle Up: Due in part to Gathers' lack of football experience, Geoff Swaim will probably be the favorite to earn the most snaps at tight end in Dallas. But make no mistake about it, Gathers is the one Cowboys' pass-catcher who can be considered a matchup nightmare. If he can stay healthy this season - multiple head injuries sidelined him last year - he could make a strong case to win a job during the preseason.

  • Donnel Pumphrey - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 5/19/18 7:23pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) missed the 2017 season with a torn hamstring and will be fighting for a roster spot this summer. NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes it is silly to write off Pumphrey after just 26 preseason carries, because the 2017 rookie looked dynamic at times in practice and bulked up, per reports. Even still, Pumphrey faces an uphill battle to make the final roster.

    Huddle Up: Pumphrey has no immediate fantasy appeal, unless he manages to unexpectedly secure a job among the top three at his position. Darren Sproles is his fiercest competition for a roster spot, but Corey Clement will also enter ahead of him.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 5/19/18 7:13pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) will have a big role in the offense, despite being 34 years old and coming off of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, in the opinion of Eliot Shorr-Parks, of NJ.com. Sproles was not signed to be a feel-good story, according to Shorr-Parks, and it would not be a surprising to see the veteran near or even atop the depth chart.

    Huddle Up: Sproles might have a little gas in the tank for PPR gamers, but this is a crowded backfield. With Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement being more explosive, Sproles could be relegated third-down work and have an erratic role. Treat him as a roster-filling RB4 or No. 5

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