Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Wendell Smallwood - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/21/17 12:39pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Smallwood was a full participant during practice this week, so he should have a good chance to play in Week 7. He will receive a limited amount of touches if he plays but could still be a flex option in some leagues.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/21/17 11:41am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles but will share work with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson during the game. Owners probably should keep Kelley off the bench because there likely are other options available that will receive more work this week.

  • Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/21/17 6:10am ET

    Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is optimistic that TE Charles Clay (knee) could resume playing before the end of the season.

    Huddle Up: Clay is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and sprained medial collateral ligament suffered in Week 5's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Nick O'Leary will continue to start in place of Clay but fantasy owners should be able to find better options.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/21/17 5:46am ET

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer believes QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be able to resume playing later this season.

    Huddle Up: Bradford was ruled out for Week 7's game versus the Baltimore Ravens after not practicing at all during the week and no official timetable has been established for his return. Case Keenum will continue to serve as the Vikings' starter in his absence but only has value in two-quarterback leagues or as a possible bye-week replacement.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/20/17 9:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry has seen 15 targets over the last two games compared to four targets for TE Antonio Gates. Gates was targeted 17 times and Henry 10 times over the first four games.

    Huddle Up: Now that Gates has the touchdown record for tight ends, it looks like the Chargers are featuring Henry. He looks like a TE1 going forward.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/20/17 9:14pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has outgained RB Isaiah Crowell by 62 total yards on 36 fewer touches, and Johnson leads the team with 26 catches and 269 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: Although Crowell continues to see more carries, Johnson's efficiency and involvement in the passing game make him the better fantasy option and a RB2 in PPR formats against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7.

  • Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/20/17 9:05pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz's 53 targets rank eighth in the NFL, and he is the only tight end ranked in the top 10 in targets.

    Huddle Up: Ertz has been targeted at least eight times in five of the first six games, and he has topped 50 yards five times. He has emerged as a must-start TE1, and that won't change against the Washington Redskins in Week 7.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/20/17 8:48pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray is averaging 2.6 yards on 25 carries in the two games since RB Dalvin Cook (knee) was injured.

    Huddle Up: Murray has been splitting time with Jerick McKinnon in Cook's absence, but McKinnon has been the more explosive and versatile back. Murray is a low-upside flex play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, and McKinnon has RB2 upside in PPR formats.

  • 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.

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