Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 8/21/18 1:13pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (foot) was not able to practice due to foot soreness. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Williams will be OK.

    Huddle Up: Williams is flying under the radar with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams hogging the spotlight. He's two years removed from a 1,000-yard, seven touchdown campaign. He's worth a look as a WR4.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/21/18 1:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is in great shape and has a chance to play this weekend if he is caught up to speed, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Other than Chris Thompson, the Redskins' backfield is a crapshoot right now with Peterson being the latest shiny toy. Rob Kelley, Peterson and Samaje Perine all devalue each other but are all still draftable, oddly enough.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/21/18 11:51am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) still can't catch the ball and won't play this week. His Week 1 status is up in the air, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: Parker's offseason continues on a downward swing. If he is unable to play in Week 1 then Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson immediately benefit. Stills, in particular, is likely to be Ryan Tannehill's No. 1 target for at least one game. For now, Parker hangs around WR3 to WR4 territory.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 8/21/18 11:13am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook's (knee) status is uncertain for now, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said the Vikings are looking forward to 'possibly' seeing him play.

    Huddle Up: It's a more positive outlook than last week. If Cook does play it won't be much. Naturally, the Vikings don't want to risk aggravating what was a serious knee injury. Cook has said he's healthy, though. As such, he's an RB1 candidate even if he splits time with Latavius Murray.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/21/18 7:50am ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Terrance West was released Tuesday, Aug. 21.

    Huddle Up: West still has value, but the Saints have a slew of backs trying to cover for Mark Ingram's suspension behind stud Alvin Kamara. He should latch on somewhere quickly and could be a low-end RB3 in the right situation.

  • Ronald Jones - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/21/18 7:43am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is working on his skills as a receiver. 'In college, there's probably a reason they only threw to (Jones) 17 times,' running backs coach Tim Spencer said. 'But I think he's worked on his game, he's worked on his hands, his eyes. To me, (the thing) I see with him, is eye-hand coordination and following the ball, concentrating and believing you can get the job done.'

    Huddle Up: That first sentence is an eye-popping quote and certainly is an indictment on Jones at this stage of his young career. Peyton Barber has a firm grasp on the job, but Jones has upside as an RB4.

  • Rishard Matthews - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/21/18 6:03am ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday, Aug. 21, through 2019. The extension is a team option with a base value of $7.75 million.

    Huddle Up: The deal is made as Matthews continues to deal with an undisclosed injury that has cast a shadow of doubt over his Week 1 status. He's a WR3 in fantasy, but that clout is starting to slide as we enter the third week of the preseason.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/20/18 11:54pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) did not play in the team's second preseason game Monday, Aug. 20, against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Hilton has a sprained shoulder but it's not something that should affect his health going into the regular season. In fact, one of the great things about drafting Hilton is his durability, having missed just one game in his six-year career. Though he's coming off a campaign that saw him log his fewest receiving yards since his rookie year, not to mention a career-low four touchdowns, he can be viewed as a safe WR2 with Andrew Luck back under center.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/20/18 11:46pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'clearly locked in as the starting tight end,' according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.

    Huddle Up: Although we haven't seen Seferian-Jenkins yet in preseason action, it's possible he provides useful value in fantasy leagues this year. He's always had talent, with injuries and off-the-field issues preventing him from becoming something significant. In a Jacksonville offense looking for pass-catching options to regularly lean on, Seferian-Jenkins could make a notable impact.

  • Lamar Jackson - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/20/18 8:30pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson finished 7-of-15 for 49 yards and a touchdown and added 26 yards rushing on four carries in Week 2 preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: This game again showed why fantasy owners should be both excited and need to be patient with the former Heisman Trophy winner, as his touchdown pass on the run to Chris Moore was a thing of beauty. Conversely, he absorbed too much punishment trying to make things happen as a runner. His athleticism is going to put him on the high-end QB2 radar if Joe Flacco gets hurt, but it is obvious he needs more time to develop his game.

  • Nyheim Hines - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/20/18 8:27pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines ran five times for 12 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: Hines has reportedly been struggling in camp and hasn't torn it up in exhibition play either, totaling 19 yards on eight carries. He has also fumbled four times, which definitely isn't going to help his cause. The rookie needs to be in space to be at his best, and he isn't getting many of those opportunities thus far. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll get those chances in the team's dress rehearsal this Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers. For now, owners need to view him as a later-round lottery ticket.

  • Jordan Wilkins - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/20/18 8:18pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins ran seven times for 26 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: It's not the type of performance that figures to put a ton of heat on likely starter Marlon Mack, but it has been assumed for some time the Colts would be utilizing a committee backfield. Wilkins did himself no favors by fumbling near the goal line, although the play resulted in a touchdown anyway when the ball bounced nicely into the waiting hands of Chester Rogers. Wilkins should be considered no more than a middling RB4 at this point.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/20/18 6:31pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck went 6-of-13 for 50 yards and an interception in Week 2 preseason action versus the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: The one big caveat here is Luck did not have T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack or Nyheim Hines available to him. With that said, Luck was sacked twice in 23 plays and forced a red zone throw in the direction of Jack Doyle that was intercepted. While it's a step back for Luck, it's hardly a surprise he struggled without some of his best weapons against what figures to be one of the better defenses in the league again this year. While he comes with some obvious risk, he is still very much in the low-end QB1 discussion.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/20/18 6:15pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco finished 7-of-9 for 72 yards and one touchdown in Week 2 preseason action against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: Flacco connected with Michael Crabtree along the sideline on a 29-yard play before finding John Brown in the back of the end zone on a 7-yard throw. The 33-year-old has been on point so far in two preseason games, healthy after being dogged by injuries for the first half of last season. While he should not be viewed as anything more than an average fantasy QB2, a healthy Flacco should be good enough to make Crabtree and Brown relevant in fantasy.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/20/18 4:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (personal) will not be active for Week 3 of the preseason. Gordon remains on the Active/Non-Football Illness list and has not resumed practicing.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's situation is ongoing. It has already been reported that he has a chance to play Week 1, but his long-term potential is obviously risky. Feel free to grab him as a mid-range WR2, but have a contingency plan in place.

  • A.J. McCarron - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/20/18 3:40pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron (collarbone) did not fracture his collarbone in Week 2 of the preseason, as was originally reported, according to a source. He is expected to be back at practice soon.

    Huddle Up: McCarron isn't as seriously hurt as we thought, but Allen will still start this week. The Bills seemingly like what they've seen from Allen more than what they've seen from a healthy McCarron. The bottom line, though, is to not draft any Buffalo quarterbacks as your starter.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/20/18 3:22pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen is making his first start of the preseason this week, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It was only a matter of time before Allen was given a chance with the starters, especially after AJ McCarron fractured his collarbone. Allen has the talent to succeed in the NFL, but his supporting cast is lacking. He's only worth a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.

  • Sebastian Janikowski - PK - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/20/18 2:05pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks PK Sebastian Janikowski has won the starting kicking job with the release of PK Jason Myers.

    Huddle Up: Janikowski has some gas left in the tank, but not enough to be considered a viable weekly starter.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 8/20/18 12:49pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 20, because of a sore groin.

    Huddle Up: McCoy probably will be back on the field later in the week and will be a focal point for the Bills offense this season. McCoy should be considered a low-end No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/20/18 12:01pm ET

    New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (concussion) has gone through the concussion protocol and is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 20.

    Huddle Up: Crowell probably will play in the third preseason game and is on track to be the starting running back for the Jets. He will be splitting some playing time with Bilal Powell this season but should receive most of the carries. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.

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