Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/16/18 2:39pm ET

    Free-agent WR Dez Bryant's (Cowboys) visit with the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 16, may be more about the two sides getting to know each other better than it is to reach a contract agreement, according to a source. Bryant is believed to be looking for a one-year deal, which would allow him to show he is still a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

    Huddle Up: It appears like the Browns may be the most likely destination for Bryant at this time. He probably would be the No. 3 receiver if he signs with the Browns. Bryant could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in some leagues if he receives a solid role in the passing game.

  • Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/16/18 12:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. Rivers did not play in the first preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Rivers has been one of the more consistent fantasy quarterbacks over the last several years but is still undervalued in some fantasy leagues. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/16/18 12:22pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 16, despite leaving practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Mixon appears to be fine and could play in the team's next preseason game. He likely will be the main running back for the Bengals this season and can be considered a No. 2 running back on most fantasy leagues.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 12:21pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan has started contract extension talks with the Patriots, but the two sides are a bit too far apart at this time, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hogan will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, so the team probably will try to sign him to an extension. Hogan will be a focal point in the passing game this season especially in the first four weeks of the season. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver in most leagues.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/16/18 11:48am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) likely will participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 18, and should be available to play in the third preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger will not need many preseason snaps to be ready for the start of the regular season. He has struggled at times on the road over the last few seasons but should still be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/16/18 11:38am ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) was seen doing sprints off to the side during practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Sprinting is a positive step in Baldwin's recovery from a knee issue. There's no reason to believe he won't be ready to play by Week 1. View him as a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2.

  • Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/16/18 10:22am ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 16, after being kicked in the leg Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Lockett has a solid chance to be a bona fide sleeper this year with Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham out of the picture. Career numbers are for the taking with a WR3 to WR4 finish in the realm of possibilities.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/16/18 9:36am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is out of the concussion protocol.

    Huddle Up: Crisis officially averted. It's unclear how much Big Ben will play this preseason, but the veteran is primed to post another QB1 year with one of the best supporting casts in the NFL behind him. As long as the injury bug doesn't bite, that is.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/16/18 9:25am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) doesn't know yet if he'll be playing this weekend, but said he and his knee are ready to take the field if permitted to do so.

    Huddle Up: Cook looks good to go for the start of the regular season. All he has to do is avoid aggravating that knee in the preseason. His dual-threat ability puts him in the RB1 conversation.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/16/18 8:53am ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (undisclosed) left practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Walker is always a sneaky PPR tight end to take later in drafts. Keep tabs on what the concern is with him.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/16/18 7:51am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (back) is expected to play deep into the first half of the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Brady's status as a top-flight QB1 hasn't changed.

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 8/16/18 7:25am ET

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is out of practice again Thursday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Barkley remains an RB1, and he has upside to slot very highly.

  • A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/16/18 6:50am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green feels great and says he runs the most of anybody in practice at age 30. 'I ain't an old man,' Green said. 'I've always got juice. I've had it for a long time. I'm not going anywhere any time soon.'

    Huddle Up: Green is a productive receiver, but he hasn't reached 90 catches or 1,300 yards since 2013. His 75-1,078-8 season was good last year, but it's hard to see him improving on that. He's a WR1 in fantasy, but there are more attractive options.

  • Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/16/18 6:13am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson is the team's bellcow at running back, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: Rashaad Penny (finger) isn't expected to be out long, if at all, for the regular season. However, it looks like he's a complementary piece, and Carson is the one to target. Carson has some durability concerns of his own, but he's worth snagging as an RB3.

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 8/15/18 11:34pm ET

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. The injury is not considered serious, and Barkley is day to day.

    Huddle Up: Barkley tweaked his hammy Monday, and the team is obviously not going to push in any way, shape or form during the preseason. His RB1 outlook for 2018 remains unchanged.

  • Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/15/18 7:48pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) kicked 15 balls during practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and will be a game-time decision for the second preseason game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Bryant should be ready for the start of the regular season and can be a solid fantasy option for owners most weeks.

  • Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/15/18 6:40pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (finger) possibly might miss 'a game or two' to open up the regular season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

    Huddle Up: With Penny potentially sidelined for Week 1 and perhaps the following week as well, that means Chris Carson should receive every opportunity to establish himself as the bell cow back in the early going. However, being the club's first-round draft pick this past April, Penny figures to immediately be inserted back into the fold once he returns and will have a regular workload. This shouldn't deter fantasy owners from drafting him.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/15/18 4:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (head) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, after he missed the previous two practices because of headaches.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has had an up-and-down training camp so far, but it appears like he has a good chance to be the team's No. 3 receiver. Bryant is a big-ply threat because of his speed and could be a No. 4 fantasy receiver if he continues to perform well.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/15/18 4:09pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is believed to be fine and traveled with the team for their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger may not play in any preseason games but should be fine for the start of training camp. He has been a solid fantasy option for the last several seasons and can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback again this season.

  • Derrius Guice - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/15/18 2:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) will have surgery Friday, Aug. 17 to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. Renowned Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure.

    Huddle Up: Guice is done for the season with a torn ACL, so it will be up to a committee led by Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson to fill the void. Kapri Bibbs might also factor in at some point. Each have their strong points in fantasy, with Thompson useful in PPR leagues and as a flex play in standard. Kelley and Perine are more RB3-type options in standard leagues for now, and their value could fluctuate based upon touches.

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