Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/18 1:46pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) did not travel with the team for the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears, according to a league source. However, he has not yet been ruled out.

    Huddle Up: If Gronkowski cannot play it would be Dwayne Allen serving as the starter with Jacob Hollister as the primary backup. Neither player would be particularly attractive from a fantasy perspective.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/20/18 1:31pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (groin) was officially released Saturday, Oct. 20 and the team signed WR Deontay Burnett to take his spot on the 53-man roster.

    Huddle Up: Pryor has playing well before his ailment, but he suffered a multi-week injury and the team elected to move on for immediate help. It's uncertain when he'll be back, but it might take him a while to get back up to speed after a torn groin muscle.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/20/18 1:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler could serve as the lead back in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans depending on the status of RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, dehydration). Gordon was downgraded to questionable on Saturday, Oct. 20, less than 24 hours before kickoff in London.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler isn't a bad fantasy option if he gets the start, but Gordon would need to be inactive. It's a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff, so you'll have to check back 90 minutes before the game for Gordon's status. If he is out, Ekeler could make noise against a Titans rush defense which ranks 26th in the NFL, allowing 123.2 yards per game.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/20/18 1:05pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) has been downgraded to questionable for the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been dealing with a hamstring injury and some dehydration issues. There is still a 50-50 chance he'll play, but being downgraded less than 24 hours before kickoff is alarming for fantasy owners, especially with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff. Check back 90 minutes before kick for his official status and have reserves at the ready just in case. Austin Ekeler would see a larger role if Gordon is out with Justin Jackson serving as the backup.

  • Calvin Ridley - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/20/18 12:48pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (ankle) went through a limited practice Saturday, Oct. 20 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Ridley has slowed down over the past two games, posting seven grabs for 85 yards on eight targets, but he does have 22 receptions, 349 yards and six touchdowns in six games overall. He has emerged as a solid WR3 in most fantasy formats.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/20/18 12:45pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) was about to take part in a limited practice Saturday, Oct. 20 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game against the New York Giants on Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: Sanu is working as the No. 3 receiver behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, so treat him more as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/18 11:17am ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (heel) is traveling with the team for their Week 7 game and is still listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: Edelman likely will be active for the Week 7 game and should see plenty of targets during the game. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/20/18 11:06am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker is a trade target for several teams, but the Dolphins are not shopping him at this point. The Dolphins have talked with multiple teams about Parker.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few weeks to see if Parker will stay with the Dolphins or join a new team. He has struggled with injuries this season and should be avoided in most leagues at this time.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/20/18 10:57am ET

    New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (groin) will be released Saturday, Oct. 20, according to a source. Pryor has a tear in his groin and is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. The Jets will be interested in re-signing Pryor when he is healthy, but he likely will receive interest from other teams.

    Huddle Up: Pryor has recorded 14 catches and 235 yards so far this season and could receive interest from several teams once he is healthy. Owners that have Pryor could consider stashing him on their bench until he is ready to play.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 10/20/18 10:31am ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Engram ready to play this week after missing several games because of his injury. He should be a popular target in the passing game this week and can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in all leagues.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/20/18 10:20am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after dealing with some inflammation in the knee. Head coach Sean Payton said Ginn could return later this season.

    Huddle Up: Tre'Quan Smith and Cameron Meredith should receive more targets while Ginn is sidelined. Both receivers should be owned and could be flex options in favorable matchups.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/20/18 9:45am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson hopefully will be more involved in the offense under new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has not rushed for more than 71 yards in any game this season and has only caught 20 passes for 166 yards in seven games. He probably will be featured more under Leftwich and hopefully will return to his No. 1 fantasy running back status.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/20/18 9:22am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hip) is participating in practice Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has missed the first two days of practice, but he appears to have a chance to play this week. He is a risky option because the Falcons play on Monday Night Football, so owners will need other options available if they want to keep Sanu in their lineups.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/20/18 9:14am ET

    Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) may be placed on the Reserve/Injured list because of his groin injury.

    Huddle Up: Lynch would miss at least eight weeks if he placed on the Reserve/Injured list, so he would not have much fantasy value for the rest of the season. Doug Martin is expected to receive a majority of the work at running back at this point but is probably only a flex option in standard leagues.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/20/18 6:01am ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, dehydration) has been dealing with dehydration recently, in addition to a minor hamstring injury, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. However, he was not listed on the injury report after practicing on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 19, and he is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is ranked third in the NFL with 466 rushing yards and has at least one touchdown in his last five games, including three last week versus the Cleveland Browns. He has a very favorable matchup against the Titans, who have allowed an average of 123.2 rushing yards per game in 2018, and should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/19/18 10:22pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde is not expected to play in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, according to 1010XL's Hays Carlyon.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a shocker given Hyde was acquired on Friday. Granted, this is not official, but you should have alternate plans set for Week 7.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 10/19/18 7:07pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith is expected to see a larger role after WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, and Smith said he is 'ready for the opportunity.'

    Huddle Up: Smith was able to show that he can be a threat down the field when he caught three passes for 111 and two touchdowns against the Washington Redskins in Week 5. He will be a boom-or-bust flex option against the Ravens in Week 7.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/19/18 6:33pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde won't overtake RB T.J. Yeldon for the lead back role against the Houston Texans in Week 7, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars backfield could become quite crowded if Leonard Fournette is ever healthy, but until Hyde's role becomes clear, you should hang on to him in all formats. That being said, you won't want to start him in Week 7.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/19/18 6:27pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon will remain the 'main back' for the Week 7 game against the Houston Texans, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars just acquired Carlos Hyde, but until he has a full week of practice with the team under his belt, it makes sense that Yeldon would shoulder most of the load. Yeldon can be a RB2 in most leagues.

  • Josh Rosen - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/19/18 5:35pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (toe) is dealing with a sprained left toe but should be available for the Week 8 game, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: Rosen has struggled since taking over as the starting quarterback but will be working with a new offensive coordinator next week. Rosen should not be a starting option in any fantasy leagues, but owners may want to keep an eye on him to see if he improves over the next few weeks.

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