Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/17 7:55pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks said he believes he will be able to showcase his explosiveness more often as the season goes on. 'At the end of the day, I just want to stick to the process, perfect my craft and pay attention to the little details,' Cooks said. 'And I feel like it's going to come.'

    Huddle Up: Cooks has just two touchdowns this year, but he has still been a big part of the passing game, delivering at least 85 yards in four of the six games. He is locked in as a WR2 heading into a Week 7 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/20/17 7:00pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has not been mentioned in trade discussions, according to team president Art Rooney II. 'We're not looking to trade Martavis,' Rooney said. 'He was out of football for a year. Maybe some of us had higher expectations how quickly he could get back up to full speed, but he's making progress.'

    Huddle Up: Bryant has been one of the biggest fantasy busts this season. The potential for a big play is still there, but Bryant is a total Hail Mary play at this point.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/20/17 6:43pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said Friday, Oct. 20, that he doesn't feel his accuracy is where it needs to be, especially in the red zone where the Patriots have scored 14 touchdowns in 25 trips.

    Huddle Up: For someone who is disappointed in his accuracy, Brady continues to put up QB1 numbers on a weekly basis, and he is a must-start option against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/20/17 6:30pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley said it 'wouldn't be beneficial' for him to receive all the carries, especially with RB Chris Thompson playing so well. 'Whatever Coach needs, I'm there for,' Kelley said. 'If he wants me to run it the whole time, I can run it the whole time. If he wants to split carries, I can do that, too.'

    Huddle Up: Kelley can be left on the bench in Week 7 against the stingy run defense of the Philadelphia Eagles, and although Kelley's return will take some touches from the rest of the backs, Thompson remains a viable flex option in PPR formats.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/20/17 5:35pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, but the team hopes that he will be able to return in time for the team's Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers will miss at least eight weeks but has not been ruled out for the season at this point, so owners will need to keep an eye on his recovery. Owners that have roster space could consider stashing Rodgers on the bench, but he can be dropped if owners need the space.

  • Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/20/17 4:58pm ET

    New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is expected to participate in pregame workouts before the team's Week 7 game to determine if he will be active for the game.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Shepard will be able to play against the Seattle Seahawks. He will be the No. 1 receiver for the Giants when he returns to the lineup. Shepard is a risky option this week because of the injury and the matchup, but he can still be at least a flex option if he plays.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/20/17 4:41pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is appealing his one-game suspension, according to a source. The appeal hearing is expected to occur early next week.

    Huddle Up: Owners should check on Lynch's status next week to see if he will be able to play in Week 8. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he plays.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/20/17 4:15pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday, Oct. 20, for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lynch was ejected from the team's Week 7 game for contact with an official.

    Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will probably share work at running back in Week 8 with Lynch out. Washington probably will receive a majority of the carries, while Richard will be used more in the passing game. They will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense in Week 8 but could be flex options in fantasy leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/20/17 4:14pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers will have to miss at least eight weeks with this move and would not return until December if he has a chance to play again in 2017. Owners can drop Rodgers in standard leagues, but Brett Hundley is not a great fantasy option at this point.

  • Chris Ivory - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/20/17 4:08pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory might have a big role in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts if RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) sits.

    Huddle Up: Fournette is listed as questionable, and the team has a bye in Week 8. It might make sense for the Jaguars to keep their prized running back on the sidelines so he can couple that rest with the bye to get back to 100 percent for the stretch run. If so, Ivory could be an outstanding fantasy asset, especially in PPR formats, against the leaky Colts defense.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/20/17 3:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to start in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: While Kelley is expected to be the team's starter, Gruden added that the team will use all active running backs throughout the game, meaning Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will continue to see regular work, too. It's a three-headed monster which is maddening to fantasy owners, and Kelley's appeal remains rather limited despite the starter designation.

  • Dede Westbrook - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/20/17 3:55pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (core) is eligible to come off the Reserve/Injured list after the bye, and he might see his first game action in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Westbrook has been running for two weeks and he recently started catching passes in practice after being slowed by a core muscle injury. The fourth-round pick led all NFL receivers in the preseason with 288 yards. He isn't a bad speculative pickup if you have the roster flexibility in deeper leagues.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:40pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been targeted at least eight times in four of the five games this season and could see even more targets this week with Emmanuel Sanders sidelined. Thomas should be a No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues.

  • Pierre Garcon - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:39pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon (non-injury related) practice in full Friday, Oct. 20, and is no longer on the injury report heading into Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Garcon wasn't doing all that much with Brian Hoyer under center, now the team will be using the young C.J. Beathard. It doesn't bode well for the fantasy appeal of Garcon.

  • George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:37pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has racked up 17 targets over his past two outings, emerging as a favorite of Brian Hoyer. However, the team has switched to C.J. Beathard, so hopefully that doesn't ruin what Kittle had going. With a young quarterback under center, he is likely to see a lot of short to intermediate pass plays, so that helps Kittle.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:37pm ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Siemian is coming off a 376-yard performance last week but has thrown two touchdowns and four interceptions over the last four games. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Chargers pass defense this week and probably can be benched in most fantasy leagues.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/20/17 3:25pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Oct. 20, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon is likely to see a healthy amount of work against the Ravens, especially in the pass game, as Case Keenum will be without Stefon Diggs again. McKinnon is a respectable RB2 or flex option in most fantasy leagues, but especially so in PPR formats.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/20/17 3:24pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and he has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: With Diggs sidelined it will mean more work for Adam Thielen, as well as Kyle Rudolph and Jerick McKinnon in the pass game.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/20/17 3:18pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Charles has received only 10 carries over the last two weeks but still has 52 yards during that span. He has been successful in his limited playing time, but owners may want to consider other options that receive more touches for their starting lineup.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 3:09pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will divvy up the workload in the Carolina backfield on Sunday, with Stewart acting as the hammer with more carries and McCaffrey catching the ball more out of the backfield. Stewart is a decent RB3 or flex option.

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