Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 6:38pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) is considered day-to-day after undergoing tests on the strained groin he suffered in Week 3, according to sources. He may have a chance to play in the team's Week 4 game.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on Baldwin's practice participation this week to see if Baldwin will be in uniform this week. He is coming off a terrific Week 3 performance where he posted 105 yards and one touchdown. Baldwin is a must-start option in all leagues if he is active, but owners will need a backup plan in case he sits out.

  • Ed Dickson - TE - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/25/17 6:30pm ET

    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he has told coaches that he wants TE Ed Dickson to be more involved in the offense.

    Huddle Up: Dickson has taken over the starting tight end job with Greg Olsen sidelined but caught only one pass in Week 3. He could receive a few more targets during games but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/25/17 4:16pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) has not been ruled out for the team's Week 4 game at this point, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Davis' practice participation during the week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 4. Owners in most leagues probably should look for healthier options to use in their lineups because Davis could be limited even if he does play.

  • Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/25/17 3:56pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (thigh) will be able to play in Week 4 even though he suffered a thigh contusion in Week 3, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: Henry received the start in Week 3 because of DeMarco Murray's injury and finished with 54 yards. He could start again if Murray is not able to but play but will have a solid role even if Murray returns. He should be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues and could be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he starts.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/25/17 3:50pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 4, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Luck is making progress and may practice this week but is still probably a few weeks away from playing in a game. Jacoby Brissett will receive another start but probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues because he will be facing a tough Seattle Seahawks defense.

  • Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/25/17 3:30pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon received 34 offensive snaps in the team's Week 3 game. RB Jeremy Hill received 14 snaps, while RB Giovani Bernard received 13 snaps.

    Huddle Up: It appears Mixon will be the No. 1 running back for the Bengals moving forward, which makes him a valuable option for fantasy owners. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option most weeks. Hill can be considered a flex option against certain opponents in standard leagues, while Bernard can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/25/17 3:04pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to miss several weeks because of his back injury but will not need surgery, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft likely will continue to be the starting tight end with Eifert out but only posted 28 yards in Week 3. Owners should be able to find a better short-term option until Eifert returns and can avoid Kroft.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/25/17 2:47pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee, arm) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood is the Philadelphia running back to add if he's available. LeGarrette Blount will vulture some touchdowns and be used in short-yardage situations. Corey Clement will also steal some touches. That being said, Smallwood has the most upside in Sproles' absence.

  • Ty Montgomery - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/25/17 2:21pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery (wrist) was a limited practice participant Monday, Sept. 25. The Packers did not actually practice; this practice participation designation is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Montgomery is the indubitable workhorse in the Packers' backfield this year, so bumps and bruises are to be expected. There has been no indication that he is at risk of missing Thursday night's contest, so keep him in those starting lineups for now.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/25/17 2:15pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) was limited in practice Monday, Sept. 25. The Packers did not actually practice; this practice participation designation is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Cobb had an extra week off after being sidelined last weekend. The fact that he will be practicing at all is promising, but the Packers do play Thursday night. Keep tabs on his status leading up to then. If he plays he could be limited.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/25/17 1:57pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has a chance to practice this week if he is cleared by team doctors, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Jacoby Brissett sure didn't look like a backup quarterback in Week 3, but Andrew Luck is preparing to take his starting job back anyway. By no means should Luck be started this week, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 9/25/17 1:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) has a minor bone bruise and a sore knee, but he should be good to go for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Gordon failed to catch a ball last weekend for the first time this season, but he scampered for 79 yards and a touchdown on the ground even with the knee malady. He should still be viewed as an RB1 even in a tougher matchup versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/25/17 1:09pm ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte's (toe) X-rays were negative on his injured toe, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: The Jets' backfield is a crapshoot right now with Forte, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire all sharing playing time. Forte has yet to exceed 10 carries or 100 total yards in a game this year and has not found the end zone yet. He can stay on fantasy benches for the time being.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/25/17 12:55pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is considered day-to-day and is expected to be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Samaje Perine left the door open for Kelley to take back the starting job upon his return. The rookie running back struggled to find running room and lost a fumble with Kelley sidelined. Hold on to Perine, but he's not a reliable start when Kelley is out.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/25/17 12:49pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ribs, chest) is considered day-to-day and is expected to be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: It's always a concern when Reed is injured considering his extensive history with the injury bug. His ailments don't appear to be too serious, but pick up Vernon Davis if you can fit him on your roster in case Reed is forced to miss more time.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/25/17 12:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is back at the team facility and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: If Bradford is even off to a limited start in practice this week then that will be a good sign. Consider, though, that the Vikings may want to rest him another week to get him fully healthy, especially after the career game Case Keenum constructed in Week 3. Have a backup plan ready in case Bradford sits again.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/25/17 11:37am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (back) should be good to go in Week 4 despite suffering a back injury in Week 3, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

    Huddle Up: Jones was relatively disappointing last week but managed to eclipse the 100-yard mark. He's an automatic start as long as he is active. Don't be scared by the ailment even if he is limited in practice.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/25/17 11:19am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was not listed on the team's Week 4 injury report in advance of its game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: A Monday injury report for Thursday games is a speculative one since teams don't practice the day after a game, but the reason this is notable is because Howard is known to have a shoulder injury and was seen favoring it Sunday. The most likely explanation is head coach John Fox's reputation for treating injury reports like state secrets and sometimes not being entirely honest with them. Despite Howard's Week 3 outburst, continue to treat him like a less-than-100-percent RB2 for now.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/25/17 10:57am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has played 117 snaps this season, compared to 17 for Thomas Rawls and seven for Eddie Lacy.

    Huddle Up: C.J. Prosise was excluded in part because he essentially plays a different position as the main third-down back, but if there was any remaining doubt Carson has the early-down job to himself before, there shouldn't be any after Week 3. Carson saw 41 snaps to Rawls' one, while Lacy was active but did not play. Carson has entered the low-end RB2 discussion and should be a decent start in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/25/17 10:17am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) learned he did sustain any structural damage from the injury that forced him from Week 3 after receiving the results of an MRI on his left knee Monday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: No timetable for his return to the field has been reported yet, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he had to miss at least a game after getting bent back awkwardly early in the Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. With Greg Olsen also done for a while, Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel and Russell Shepard - along with tight end Ed Dickson - are Cam Newton's top options right now. It's a situation to avoid in fantasy.

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