Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Vance McDonald - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/16/18 6:40am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is expected to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: McDonald was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in each of the team's three practice sessions during the week. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy formats.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/16/18 6:31am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Adams was listed as questionable on the injury report despite only practicing once during the week on a limited basis. He should be viewed as a WR2 in most fantasy formats despite the tough matchup because Aaron Rodgers will be back under center.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/16/18 6:08am ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Tennessee Titans.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins was listed as questionable on the injury report and was limited in practice throughout the week. He should be viewed as a WR1 in all fantasy formats.

  • Marlon Mack - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/16/18 5:53am ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) will participate in pregame warmups Sunday, Sept. 16, and there is optimism that he will be able to play in Week 2's game against the Washington Redskins.

    Huddle Up: Mack was listed as questionable on the injury report even though he was a full practice participant Friday, Sept. 14. He could wind up splitting carries with Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines this week, so Mack shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/16/18 5:43am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) is considered a game-time decision for Week 2's game versus the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Richardson was listed as questionable on the injury report but it is concerning that he went from being a full practice participant Thursday, Sept. 13, to not practicing at all Friday, Sept. 14. It would be best to avoid using him in fantasy lineups this week and seek healthier options.

  • Blaine Gabbert - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/15/18 10:07pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert might get the starting nod in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) cannot go.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like it will be a game-time decision for Mariota, who reportedly could still not grip the football properly on Saturday. If Gabbert starts he is a terrible fantasy option, but the Texans DST would have some added fantasy appeal in seasonal play and DFS.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/15/18 9:29pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) still cannot grip the ball normally, a source said late Saturday, Sept. 15. The team is still trying to decide whether Mariota or QB Blaine Gabbert will start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Mariota will be a game-time decision, likely having his fate sealed during pre-game warmups. He is an extremely risky fantasy play, so leave him on the bench and find a streaming option with a favorable matchup if you do not have a reserve. Cleveland's Tyrod Taylor or Philadelphia's Nick Foles might be suitable replacements.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 9/15/18 7:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) is expected to play in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: While the 49ers have yet to allow a rushing touchdown through two games, they do rank 17th in the league with 116.0 yards per game allowed on the ground. Blount should still be treated as an RB3 or flex fantasy option for this one.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/15/18 4:38pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will be released Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has had his share of off-field issues, but this move comes out of relatively nowhere. He had already been ruled out for Week 2, but one wonders if he's struggling with non-football issues more than he's let on. In the meantime, Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway will see more repetitions at wide receiver, but the Browns could bring back Dez Bryant for another visit. If there's nothing deeper to be delved from the release, then perhaps another team will give Gordon, who is still only 27 years old, another chance.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/15/18 4:30pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WRs Christian Kirk and Chad Williams anticipate seeing more targets in Week 2 after combining for just five said targets last week. Head coach Steve Willks said the Cardinals need to spread it around more in the passing game.

    Huddle Up: That's all well and good, but we'll need to see it to believe it before any actionable decisions are made. Keep Kirk and/or Williams on fantasy benches for the time being.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/15/18 4:08pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is expected to miss two to three games with a knee contusion, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It's great news for Tevin Coleman and those who roster him. He figures to be in the low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 conversation while Freeman sits, including this week. For those who have Freeman, picking up someone like T.J. Yeldon, Phillip Lindsay, Austin Ekeler or even Nyheim Hines could help ease the pain.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/15/18 3:31pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is not expected to play this week as he continues to nurse his strained hamstring. The sophomore running back did not practice all week and is considered questionable.

    Huddle Up: Fournette appears to be on the wrong side of questionable, paving the way for T.J. Yeldon to take over primary running back duties tomorrow. Corey Grant will spot him here and there, but Yeldon possesses RB2 allure if/when Fournette is ruled out.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/15/18 3:19pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) progressed this week and made the trip for Week 2, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It's encouraging, but he's not out of the woods yet. Burkhead will have to show that he's good to go in pre-game warmups tomorrow. If he does play he may not see his usual allotment of touches, but he would pose as an RB3 threat.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/15/18 3:12pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) progressed this week to the extent that he may be able to play in Week 2, according to a source. There is no guarantee that he will play, however.

    Huddle Up: It's now looking as if all of Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White could play. Burkhead is the best bet if healthy, but White has PPR RB2 appeal if Michel and/or Burkhead are sidelined. It's best to wait at least a week to see how Michel looks, if he plays.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/15/18 1:27pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) has been ruled out for the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: With Baldwin on the shelf it will be Tyler Lockett, Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown seeing a bump in targets, with Lockett as the best bet for DFS and seasonal fantasy purposes.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/15/18 10:53am ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) has been ruled out for the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was able to play in Week 1 but appears to have aggravated his hamstring injury. Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway probably will receive more playing time but neither is a must-start in fantasy leagues. Jarvis Landry and David Njoku are the only Browns pass catchers that could be in most fantasy lineups.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 9/15/18 10:12am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) is expected to clear the concussion protocol and play in Week 2, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Owners should check the inactive list to make sure Jackson is playing before deciding on their lineup. He is coming off a fantastic Week 1 performance and would be a valuable option again this week. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/15/18 9:54am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Saturday, Sept. 15, and is expected to be sidelined for two to four weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Mixon will miss at least one game because of the injury and could miss more depending on his recovery. Giovani Bernard should take over the starting job for now and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in all leagues.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/15/18 9:25am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 15, but is still listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers appears to be on track to play, but owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He is a weekly starting option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/15/18 9:20am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will be able to play in Week 2, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has played better at home over the last several years, so he should be a solid starting option in most fantasy leagues this week.

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