Fantasy Football Player News
Posted: 10/20/2016 9:32pm et
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith hauled in only one of his two targets for 12 yards in a Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: While Brian Hoyer's first-half arm injury and subsequent exit didn't exactly help matters, Meredith appeared to be an afterthought all game long. After posting 20 catches on 27 targets over the previous two weeks, the second-year wideout is now in uncertain fantasy territory with Hoyer out indefinitely and Matt Barkley under center. It's too early for his owners to panic, but a Week 8 date with the Minnesota Vikings is daunting enough to make him bench-worthy.

Posted: 10/20/2016 1:14pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 20. It had previously been reported that Beckham did not practice.
Huddle Up: A limited practice is certainly better than not practicing. Beckham is an every-week starter and about as matchup-proof a player as there is in the NFL. That being said, don't expect close to the numbers he put up in a breakout game last week (222 yards, two touchdowns). He's still easily a WR1 though.

Posted: 10/20/2016 10:29am et
Green Bay Packers practice squad RB Don Jackson will be signed to the active roster and is expected to be active for the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: There is a good chance that Jackson will receive most of the work at running back against the Chicago Bears because of the injuries to Eddie Lacy and James Starks. Jackson should be considered an attractive flex option in leagues over the next few weeks.

Posted: 10/20/2016 10:16am et
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 20.
Huddle Up: Beckham has missed the first two days of practice this week, so owners will need to see if he can practice Friday, Oct. 21. Beckham could be a game-time decision for Week 7 but should be in all starting lineups if he is active for the game.

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.

Posted: 11/18/2015 10:09am et
Arizona Cardinals OG Mike Iupati (neck) has been cleared for the Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bruce Arians said Iupati suffered a double stinger.
Huddle Up: After the scary sight of Iupati being placed on a backboard and taken from the field in an ambulance, it's great news that he's been cleared to return. The Arizona ground game is thrilled as well.

Posted: 11/16/2015 12:19pm et
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Monday, Nov. 16, according to two sources.
Huddle Up: In the least surprising move ever, the Saints finally fired Ryan. The Saints rank last in the league in both yards and points allowed and are on pace to give up the most touchdown passes in NFL history. You have to wonder how much longer being Buddy's son gets Rob work.