Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/25/18 8:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has the opportunity to be the team's lead back, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos haven't had a back carry the ball 250 times since 2004, and Freeman would likely share the load with Devontae Booker. If Freeman is able to grab at least a 50-50 split, he'll be an RB3 in fantasy.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 6/25/18 7:28am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) could miss the start of training camp due to a right ankle injury, according to sources. He is in a walking boot but didn't say whether he had surgery.

    Huddle Up: Cobb had rekindled value entering the year as the No. 2 receiver, and he could be a WR3 option in fantasy. The injury situation is one to monitor in camp.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 6/25/18 5:08am ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's appeal of his four-game suspension will be heard Monday, June 25, and sources say he plans to mount a vigorous defense that questions the NFL's handling of his case. The substance for which Edelman tested positive wasn't one the league's drug testers recognized. According to sources, he's also contesting the way the documentation and delivery of Edelman's test results were handled.

    Huddle Up: The 32-year-old will still have PPR value, but if he's forced to miss four games, his stock will take a huge hit. His durability and consistency are also concerns, and he'd fall into the WR3 territory if the ban holds up.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 6/24/18 8:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon should break 1,000 yards behind a revamped offensive line this season, in the opinion of Gil Brandt of

    Huddle Up: Mixon struggled with efficiency as a rookie, but he still finished with 913 yards from scrimmage while starting just seven games. As the unquestioned starter in 2018, he should at least provide RB2 production.

  • Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 6/24/18 8:19pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett said he is healthier than he has ever been, and head coach Pete Carroll said having Lockett healthy is 'really positive' for the offense.

    Huddle Up: Lockett should be the No. 2 receiver for Seattle this year. He brings some injury risk, but Lockett has WR3 upside if you are willing to take the chance.

  • Austin Hooper - TE - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 6/24/18 8:06pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper 'should continue to ascend' in his second season in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian's system, according to Gil Brandt of

    Huddle Up: Hooper saw a significant jump in his second season, finishing with 49 catches for 526 yards after managing 19 catches for 271 yards as a rookie. Even a small boost in his numbers this year will make him a low-end TE1 candidate.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 6/24/18 6:36pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) has been limited to individual drills during spring practices, according to head coach Andy Reid, but Reid expects Ware to be ready in the coming weeks.

    Huddle Up: Kareem Hunt is now the workhorse in the Kansas City backfield, making Ware no more than a handcuff for Hunt's fantasy owners.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 6/24/18 11:32am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder is healthy after a season in which he dealt with hamstring issues and is focusing on doing more of the dynamic lifts in college in order to avoid them this season. He has also 'clearly clicked' with Alex Smith this offseason, according to's John Keim. 'Super talented. Such great feel. Such great instincts. Such great vision,' Smith said about Crowder.

    Huddle Up: Smith's 102.8 quarterback rating when targeting slot receivers over the last five seasons trails only Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson among quarterbacks who have made at least 30 starts. It obviously bodes well for Crowder, who is entering a contract year and poised for his best season yet after averaging 64 catches over his first three seasons. He is shaping up to be a solid value pick given his current eighth-round ADP in PPR formats.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 6/23/18 9:08pm ET

    Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay should finish with around 50 catches and 600 receiving yards in 2018, according to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.

    Huddle Up: Clay has topped 500 yards in each of the last five seasons, and while he isn't the flashiest option by any means, he is a decent TE1 option if you wait until late in your draft to address the position.

  • Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/23/18 7:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has a chance to do 'Kareem Hunt type things,' according to Bucky Brooks of

    Huddle Up: Freeman should at least be part of the running back rotation in Denver, and he has a decent chance to emerge as the lead back, especially on early downs. If he breaks camp as the starter, he is worth grabbing as a RB3, and he is a potential first-round pick in rookie drafts regardless.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/23/18 7:18pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars OG Andrew Norwell's signing is an indication that the offense will be built around RB Leonard Fournette and the running game, according to Mike DiRocco of

    Huddle Up: Fournette is coming off a 1,000-yard season as a rookie. He isn't ready to enter the ranks of the elite fantasy backs, but he is a safe bet for RB1 production after the top options are off the board.

  • Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 6/22/18 8:45pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson spent time returning kickoffs during spring practices.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has long-term upside, but he will have to deal with a crowded backfield as a rookie. Returning kicks won't help his fantasy stock much, but he is still worth grabbing as a RB4 in redraft leagues.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 6/22/18 8:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he changed his diet and added muscle this offseason without changing his playing weight.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is already entrenched as a WR1, and it doesn't sound like his letting success go to his head. He's a legitimate top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 6/22/18 7:11pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has 'looked fast on the occasions when he's taken off' during spring practices, according to Jim Wyatt of

    Huddle Up: Mariota didn't live up to the hype last year, but he has a high fantasy ceiling thanks to his dual-threat ability. Throw in another year of experience and an improved supporting cast, and Mariota is worth drafting as a low-end QB1.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 6/22/18 6:40pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams is the player most likely to 'step forward' and win the No. 2 receiver job this season, in the opinion of Darren Urban of

    Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much as a rookie, but he could be headed to a much bigger role this season. If he does break camp as a starter, he could be worth a flier in the later rounds of redraft leagues.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 6/22/18 9:41am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was constantly open during non-contact practices and made impressive catch after impressive catch, according to Mike Kaye of

    Huddle Up: Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Seferian-Jenkins is the 17th tight end coming off the board with an ADP of 14.01. That's too low even if he does little more than match what he did last year as an underutilized and somewhat misused piece in the New York Jets' offense. The 25-year-old is one of the better bets to finish as a fantasy TE1 that isn't already going inside the top 12 at his position.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 6/22/18 9:04am ET

    Cleveland Browns RBs Carlos Hyde, Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson each are expected to play a major role in the team's offense this season, but running backs coach Freddie Kitchens told the team's website he plans to ride the 'hot hand' in the backfield because 'if they are having success, why would you change?'

    Huddle Up: While each of the three running backs is talented enough to serve as a NFL lead back, one has to wonder why the Browns felt the need to add a second-round running back (Chubb) when they signed Hyde for $5 million per year and extended Johnson for more than that over the next three. If the Browns stay with the committee or hot-hand approach all season long, none of the backs figure to be anything more than low-end RB2s in fantasy.

  • DaeSean Hamilton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton can be counted on to run the proper routes, according to QB Case Keenum. 'To have a receiver that you can count on to be in the right place at the right time, that's always a huge plus,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Hamilton has some veterans in front of him that will limit his appeal in redraft leagues, but he is a player to stash in keeper format.

  • Courtland Sutton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 6/21/18 8:22pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is a 'friendly target,' according to QB Case Keenum. 'I like throwing him the football,' Keenum said.

    Huddle Up: Sutton's size could make him a factor in the red zone early on, but despite Keenum's praise, he has too much talent in front of him in Denver to be owned in redraft leagues right now. However, Sutton does need to be owned in all keeper formats.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 6/21/18 8:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has the 'body of an All-Pro' and is in great shape, according to Gil Brandt of

    Huddle Up: We may have already seen Dalton's best years, but if offseason upgrades to the offensive line work out, he could certainly be one of the better QB2 options in 2018.

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