Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 5/25/19 2:44pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) is not participating in offseason workouts but is expected to be available for the start of training camp.

    Huddle Up: McKinnon will be competing with several other running back for playing time this upcoming season. Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on him during camp to see what role he will receive. He should have fantasy value in 2019 but may not be a weekly starting option.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/25/19 2:01pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) said he has completely recovered from the groin injury he dealt with last season.

    Huddle Up: Freeman will receive a majority of the playing time this upcoming season with Tevin Coleman no longer on the roster. He has been a reliable fantasy option over the years and can be a No. 2 running back in leagues in 2019.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/25/19 12:28pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman probably will receive the most touches among the running backs this upcoming season, in the opinion of NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

    Huddle Up: The 49ers have Coleman, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert on the roster, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see the roles for the running backs. They have all been successful in the past and can have fantasy value if they receive a solid offensive role.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/25/19 11:19am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been working out with WRs Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Brady is not participating in offseason workouts but is able to work with his newest receiver. Brady and Edelman will be weekly starting options in fantasy leagues in 2019, while Harry could be a No. 4 fantasy receiver that starts against favorable matchups.

  • Courtland Sutton - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 5/24/19 6:54pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton said he has spent the offseason working with retired WR Anquan Boldin to improve his route-running and with trainer Tony Villani to boost his speed.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Sutton is putting in the work, and while he was a bit of a disappointment after Emmanuel Sanders was injured last season, he still has a chance to emerge as Denver's top receiver. He's a WR4 with upside entering 2019.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 5/24/19 6:47pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten 'hasn't lost a step' after taking a year off, according to QB Dak Prescott. 'I guess the trick is to take a year off because he's definitely gotten better, stronger and faster,' Prescott said.

    Huddle Up: Witten could still be a reliable underneath target and red zone option for Prescott, but the veteran is expected to play limited snaps. At best, he's a touchdown-dependent TE2.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/24/19 6:19pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he is excited to be reunited with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. 'We've come up with some really good stuff,' Ryan said.

    Huddle Up: Ryan is coming off a career-high 35 touchdown passes last season, and Koetter has engineered some potent passing attacks. With plenty of weapons around him, Ryan is a safe bet to deliver QB1 production again in 2019.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 5/24/19 3:04pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RBs James Conner and Jaylen Samuels lined up in the backfield together at times during practice this week, and Samuels said he believes that formation could cause problems for defenses.

    Huddle Up: Conner will receive most of the work at running back this upcoming season, but Samuels will be involved in the offense as well after a solid 2018 season. Conner likely will be a No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues, while Samuels could be a late-round pick or a handcuff to Conner in deeper leagues.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 5/24/19 10:56am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has impressed with his speed and route-running so far in OTAs.

    Huddle Up: Williams' season-high for targets (119) came in 2016 with the Chargers, and he'll be doing good if he can come close to that this season playing opposite Antonio Brown. Value Williams as a WR5.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 5/24/19 9:45am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is being counted on to have a big season in 2019. 'We're really looking forward to Leonard having a big year,' offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said this week, via the team's official website. 'I'm going to call it what it is: He's going to be a major reason where our offense goes. I'm not going to sugarcoat that. Leonard Fournette needs to be a big part of this offense. The harder he works -- which he is right now -- that's going to be not only good for our offense, but good for our team.'

    Huddle Up: Fournette's numbers were down markedly across the board last season as he played in only eight games due to injuries and suspension. However, we've seen what he can do when in the lineup (1,342 total yards, 10 TDs as a rookie) and that's why he will be drafted as a high-end RB2 this summer.

  • Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/24/19 9:37am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel didn't participate in the team's OTA workouts Thursday, May 23, and one team beat writer says it's possible that the team is limiting Michel's offseason workload.

    Huddle Up: Michel matched his 13-game regular-season TD total (six) in three playoff games as he enjoyed a strong postseason. Despite the addition of third-round RB Damien Harris, Michel should be drafted as a solid RB2.

  • Lamar Jackson - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 5/24/19 7:03am ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson struggled with his accuracy in organized team activities, and he especially had trouble in the red zone. Jackson showed increased velocity, but several of his passes wobbled through the air. Jackson has impressed with his work in the team's conditioning program this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Jackson has tremendous upside due to his legs, but he's a work in progress through the air. The silver lining is he appears to be a hard worker, which provides hope for future development. Jackson is a midrange QB1 in fantasy.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 5/23/19 8:12pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett worked with the first-team offense during positional drills in OTAs Thursday, May 23.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett has a shot to secure a starting spot across from Julian Edelman, so he's a player worth keeping an eye on. If he breaks camp as a top-three receiver, he will be worth a flier in the later rounds.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 5/23/19 10:42am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee, groin, foot) is participating in OTAs Thursday, May 23.

    Huddle Up: Freeman only played in two games last season due to multiple injuries, but is set up to be the main man in the Atlanta backfield with Tevin Coleman now gone. Value him as a low-end RB2 with some upside and also, of course, some injury risk.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 5/23/19 8:25am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd is seeking $10 million per season in his next contract.

    Huddle Up: Boyd is in a prove-it year after he posted a 76-1,028-7 season last year, which was largely missed by star receiver A.J. Green. Boyd is a solid WR3 option in fantasy.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 5/22/19 2:14pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has not received a contract extension offer at this point, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is under contract for two more seasons, so the Cowboys likely will try to sign Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper before they sign Elliott. He will continue to be a big piece of their offense and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 5/22/19 1:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said his representatives have made a counter proposal after receiving an initial contract offer from the Cowboys. Prescott said he is not sure how close the two sides are at this point.

    Huddle Up: Prescott is entering the final year of his contract and likely will sign an extension this offseason. He has posted decent numbers over the last several seasons and likely will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2019.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 5/22/19 12:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he has received a five-year contract extension offer from the Vikings, and head coach Mike Zimmer is confident that Rudolph will remain with the team since the two sides are talking.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph's situation has been in question the entire offseason, but it seems the two sides are working on a new deal. Rudolph can be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues if he remains with the Vikings.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 5/22/19 12:14pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was not present for organized team activities Wednesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Diggs should participate in at least the mandatory minicamp and will continue to be a main target in the passing game. Diggs can be a solid No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues in 2019.

  • Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 5/22/19 11:34am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown is participating in practice Wednesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Brown is working with a new quarterback and needs to learn the offense but will be the focal point in the passing game. He can still be a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues but probably will not be the first receiver off the board.

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