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Posted: 11/12/2016 7:35pm et
Denver Broncos TE A.J. Derby's versatility reminds head coach Gary Kubiak of free-agent TE Owen Daniels, and Kubiak said he hopes to involve Derby more in the offense going forward.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Derby will become a viable weapon for Denver, but he could be worth stashing in deeper formats if you are desperate for tight end help.

Posted: 11/11/2016 3:56pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and is listed as questionable for the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Williams will be up against the league's No. 8 pass defense, as Miami allows just 226.4 yards per game through the air. It's a tough matchup for Williams when healthy, but he slightly unattractive from a fantasy perspective since he is not 100 percent.

Posted: 11/11/2016 2:04pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (knee) has been listed as questionable for Week 10 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: There doesn't seem to be much concern about his Week 10 availability, however, which is good news consider Travis Benjamin is expected to miss the game. Williams should be considered a very solid WR2 option.

Posted: 11/5/2016 10:27am et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. spent just seven percent of his time in the slot prior to his team's Week 8 bye after playing 19 percent of the offensive snaps there last year. In an effort to prevent double teams against him going forward, the Giants are considering giving him more time inside.
Huddle Up: It is much harder for defenses to double slot receivers for a multitude of reasons, but New York's unwillingness to have OBJ work inside more often during the first half of the season probably wasn't the team's biggest problem. Owners of Sterling Shepard - the usual slot receiver - need not panic as the rookie can play outside, plus the Giants are predominantly a three-receiver offense. Beckham remains a WR1 despite the offense's woes thus far, albeit one with a lower floor than his first two seasons.

Posted: 11/3/2016 10:01pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate racked up five receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Brate has scored in back-to-back games, and he has four scores over his past six outings. Despite the two scores in two games, he remains more of a bye-week replacement and emergency starter than a regular fantasy contributor.

Posted: 11/3/2016 10:01pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries posted five grabs for 46 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3. It was the first touchdown of the season for Humphries, and just the second of his career.
Huddle Up: Humphries had five catches, his most since Week 3. He is only worth using as a WR4 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 10.

Posted: 11/3/2016 2:45pm et
San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Williams was sidelined yesterday, so the limited status is encouraging. If he practices fully this weekend then he's all but sure to play. Both Williams and Benjamin could see less playing time even if they do play, particularly Benjamin. If Williams plays, view him as a low-end WR2 to high-end WR3.

Posted: 11/3/2016 12:22pm et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Beckham should be able to play this week even though he has been limited during practice this week. He has been a bit inconsistent this season but should still be a No. 1 receiver in most leagues.

Posted: 10/29/2016 1:12pm et
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (shoulder) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Meredith probably will be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings, but it is not known how his timing with Jay Cutler will be during the game. He was limited to 12 yards in the last game but could still be a flex option since he had back-to-back 100-yard games before last week.

Posted: 10/1/2016 7:00pm et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. needs to learn to control his emotions better to avoid becoming a distraction, head coach Ben McAdoo said, but Beckham said he doesn't plan on changing how he plays or approaches the game.
Huddle Up: Beckham's emotional outbursts are becoming routine, but they aren't to the point where they are impacting his fantasy value. A matchup with Minnesota's stingy defense in Week 4 is another story. Beckham should still start in most standard leagues, but he needs to be avoided in DFS formats.

Posted: 8/19/2016 8:46pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 12 of his 15 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran three times for 28 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-14 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Prescott's impressive preseason continued, and the small sample is enough to warrant a speculative stash in dynasty formats.

Posted: 8/19/2016 7:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott led four scoring drives in the first half against the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19, and owner Jerry Jones said he doesn't see a veteran quarterback coming in as long as Prescott continues to play well.
Huddle Up: Prescott is well on his way to securing the backup quarterback job. He has flashed enough potential to add in all keeper leagues, and he would be a speculative add in all formats if Tony Romo suffers another injury.

Posted: 8/18/2016 7:59pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 preseason win over the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Injuries and offseason departures have Boyd primed for a big role in Cincinnati's offense. Grab him as a midrange WR4.

Posted: 8/17/2016 9:48pm et
New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell posted four grabs for 55 yards on 15 snaps in the preseason opener, and he is considered a leading candidate for the 'X' receiver role.
Huddle Up: Mitchell might be a fantasy sleeper if he works into a meaningful role in the X. He is definitely worth a look as a late-round flyer in standard fantasy leagues, as he could be quite the steal.

Posted: 8/12/2016 9:16pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has been performing very well during training camp and has exceeded head coach Marvin Lewis' expectations. 'He's really entered training camp and come back and worked and done the things we expected him to do and be able to do. He's taken it and he's grasped it and ran with it,' Lewis said. Boyd likely will be the No. 3 receiver this season because of his ability to play on the outside and in the slot.
Huddle Up: Boyd will begin the year as the Bengals slot receiver with Brandon LaFell starting opposite A.J. Green but that could change over time. LaFell has just one season with 50+ receptions in his career and that's with Cam Newton and Tom Brady as his quarterbacks. If LaFell struggles early and Boyd continues to impress, the rookie's playing time will only increase as the year goes on. Boyd is an intriguing late-round fantasy pick in a high-powered offense.

Posted: 8/6/2016 11:59am et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (leg) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Beckham missed a few days of practice after he took a cleat to the leg. The Giants were just being cautious with their star receiver. OBJ will be fine going forward.

Posted: 8/5/2016 8:46am et
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard continues to make "play after play," and doing so while playing with the first team. It's clear he's going to be a big part of the club's offense with his ability to make tough, contested catches.
Huddle Up: Shepard is a very intriguing sleeper candidate, as Victor Cruz still isn't 100%, while the club has also moved on from Rueben Randle. Thus, Shepard should get plenty of opportunities to succeed in his rookie season and is worth a midround selection. Don't be overzealous, though, and reach for him earlier than his seventh-round ADP in casual leagues.