Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/19/17 9:33am ET

    New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is practicing Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Shepard has the inglorious matchup against the Seattle Seahawks this week, and he's really only a desperation bye-week filler this week. He'll be a top option in the decimated offense.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/19/17 9:20am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) is practicing Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Matthews isn't a lock as a starting option in fantasy against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you need to cover multiple bye weeks, maybe, but the upside isn't real high until we see the rust is knocked off.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/19/17 8:53am ET

    Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to throw some in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

    Huddle Up: Winston has a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills this week, and he could be limited in what he can do in the aerial game. This is a week you might look for a ripe matchup play.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/19/17 8:30am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Oct. 19, due to knee soreness.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin is coming off of one of his best games of the season, and Friday will be a big day in gauging his playability against the Chicago Bears.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/19/17 6:34am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles is on tap to receive more touches, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'That's always the plan with Jamaal as we go forward in the season,' Joseph said. 'He'll get more and more touches.'

    Huddle Up: Charles has received 38 carries and three receptions through five games, and it remains to be seen whether his workload will increase by much at his age. He's averaging 5.1 yards per carry, but Charles is just a bench stash for now.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/19/17 6:33am ET

    Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but he did everything except throw. The team hasn't signed another quarterback, which would suggest Winston should at least be active as a backup in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: The Buffalo Bills are one of the better teams against opposing quarterbacks the last five weeks, and Winston might be limited in what he can do. This might be a week to sit him for a one-week play.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/17 10:38pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has yet to be scheduled for surgery, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers remains on the active roster pending the surgery as the team is waiting for the results of the procedure to establish a timeline for his recovery.

    Huddle Up: Thus far the only official announcement is that Rodgers 'could potentially' miss the rest of the season, though it seems many are anticipating he won't return in 2017. It's going to be an extended absence no matter what, so if you need the roster space go ahead and cut him. If not, you might as well wait for a more definitive time frame.

  • Christian McCaffrey - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/18/17 8:25pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads all running backs with 50 targets, eight more ahead of New England Patriots RB James White, who is second on the list with 42.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a fixture in Carolina's passing game, making him a worthy start in just about all formats, but unfortunately, he hasn't contributed much on the ground. He's accumulated only 104 rushing yards on 38 carries, which amounts to a pretty bad 2.7 yards per carry. With Jonathan Stewart struggling as of late, though, McCaffrey might see some extra rushes in the weeks ahead to go with his usual number of targets through the air.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/18/17 8:24pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (leg) is expected to return to practice Thursday, Oct. 19, according to head coach Vance Joseph, who added that Thomas 'needed one more day to get it right.'

    Huddle Up: Thomas should be out there on Sunday, and he'll bring along his usual WR1 potential, especially considering Denver's current state of affairs within the receiving corps. Emmanuel Sanders will be out, meaning Thomas has a legitimate chance to build off Sunday night's performance when he recorded season highs in catches (10) and receiving yards (133).

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/18/17 8:14pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette joined retired RB Robert Edwards as the only two rookies in NFL history to score a touchdown in each of their team's first six games to begin a season.

    Huddle Up: It's just another notch on the belt of what has been an outstanding first campaign for the first-round pick out of LSU. Fournette has averaged a tick less than 100 rushing yards per game thus far, totaling seven touchdowns in the process. Any owner who took him in the first or second round of drafts has to be thrilled with the early returns.

  • Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/18/17 6:53pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is tied with retired QBs Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien for most touchdown passes (15) in a player's first six games of their career.

    Huddle Up: What makes that even more remarkable is that Watson didn't even begin the season as the starter. He quickly dethroned Tom Savage for the job, however, and hasn't looked back since. The former Clemson standout has been especially terrific as of late, tossing 12 touchdowns in his last three games alone, compared to just two interceptions. He's also been a force on the ground, tallying more than 20 rushing yards in each of his last five contests. Watson has established himself as a legit QB1 for the time being as a result.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/18/17 6:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, following a 14-month absence, and received rave reviews, with TE Kyle Rudolph even comparing him to retired QB Joe Montana. However, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Bridgewater 'probably' won't play this week.

    Huddle Up: It's awesome to see Bridgewater back on the field after sustaining a career-threatening injury last summer. It's even better that he apparently picked up where he left off after having what was reportedly a very good practice. While this is a great start for the 24-year-old, owners shouldn't start considering him as a serious fantasy option for at least several more weeks.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/18/17 5:49pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) potentially missing the rest of the season wouldn't be a surprise, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, 'based on what we heard (Wednesday, Oct. 18).'

    Huddle Up: Those who drafted the former No. 1 overall pick as their fantasy quarterback this season had to expect a lengthy absence, but certainly not one that would sideline Luck for the entire year. It's a tough break, but that's the baggage that can come with drafting someone that is already severely injured. Jacoby Brissett has looked mostly serviceable in his absence, though he's more of an option for deeper leagues.

  • Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/18/17 5:29pm ET

    New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) said he expects to be able to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7 after being able to run some routes and makes some cuts during practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Shepard will be the No. 1 receiver when he returns to the lineup and should receive a solid amount of targets. He will be facing a tough Seattle Seahawks secondary but can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in most leagues.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/18/17 4:56pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Prosise has a very good chance to play this week and may be used as a third-down back. He will have to share playing time with multiple running backs against the New York Giants and probably should be avoided in most leagues since he would see limited touches.

  • George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/18/17 4:30pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has started to make a name for himself over the last couple of weeks, tallying 11 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in those games combined. He can serve as fellow rookie C.J. Beathard's safety blanket going forward and is nearing fringe TE1 territory.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/18/17 4:25pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It was likely a day off for the 49ers' veteran wide receiver. The quarterback change from Brian Hoyer to C.J. Beathard is somewhat worrisome for Garcon since Hoyer targeted him so frequently, but Garcon remains far and away San Francisco's best passing threat. Don't take him out of the WR2 conversation.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/18/17 4:22pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Siemian threw for more than 300 yards for the first time in Week 6 and should be fine against the Los Angeles Chargers. He has thrown eight touchdowns and six interceptions so far this season and should not be a starting option for owners this week.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/18/17 4:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Charles should return to practice later this week and will have his usual role against the Los Angeles Chargers. He has only received 10 carries over the last two games and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/18/17 4:03pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oc.t 18.

    Huddle Up: You're not going to bench Gordon if he's active, but the matchup is worrisome versus the Denver Broncos, even after they just yielded over 100 yards to Orleans Darkwa. Even so, start Gordon as long as he's playing. He is averaging 156.5 total yards, 7.5 catches and two touchdowns over his last two contests.

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