Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/16/19 2:44pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) put in a limited practice Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Huddle Up: Ware's lack of good health has paved the way for Damien Williams to break out in Kansas City's backfield. Even if Ware is healthy enough to play, he won't see the same workload he did at the end of the regular season.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/16/19 2:40pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Huddle Up: Watkins surprised many last week as he tallied six catches for 62 in his return. He can't be relied on for consistent production, but he's a decent flex consideration for those in DFS contests.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/16/19 2:36pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (thigh, heel) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Huddle Up: Hill is the key weapon for the Chiefs this weekend. He torched the New England Patriots for seven catches, 142 yards and three touchdowns when they played in the regular season. Weather will be a bigger factor this time around, but Hill will still be factored heavily into the game plan.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 1/16/19 1:56pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will be limited in practice all week despite his knee being fine, according to head coach Sean McVay.

    Huddle Up: Gurley played just fine in his return to the gridiron last week, running for 115 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He and C.J. Anderson have suddenly formed a dynamic duo in the Rams' backfield, but Gurley remains the top threat.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/16/19 12:00pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is expected to be of interest to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. Jaguars new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is already familiar and connected with Foles as he served as the Eagles offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2017.

    Huddle Up: Foles to the Jaguars would make a lot of sense with Blake Bortles not cutting it, Foles deserving a starting gig and the DeFilippo connection. As for fantasy purposes, it would be safer to draft Foles as a QB2 if he did land in Jacksonville or elsewhere, although he does have a QB1 ceiling.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/15/19 5:19pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) is not guaranteed to play at all in 2019 as the team considers all of its options regarding his injured shoulder. Per ESPN.com's David Newton, the organization has been in discussions with medical personnel on the best plan to strengthen the shoulder - whether that's with rest or another surgery. A surgery opens the possibility Newton could miss a season - just as Andrew Luck did in 2017 - after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder.

    Huddle Up: It sounds as if missing all of 2019 is only a worst-case scenario, but the fact it is even on the table this early in the offseason is concerning. Kyle Allen played well in the regular-season finale and could conceivably be asked to fill in, but Carolina will probably try hard to secure a capable placeholder in free agency or spend a relatively early pick in the draft at quarterback to protect itself. At this point, it's probably best if fantasy owners assume the worst and hope for good news sometime this summer.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 1/15/19 2:46pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (shoulder) offseason recovery remains unclear as team owner David Tepper admitted he has 'no idea' if Newton will have surgery.

    Huddle Up: Newton's rushing numbers were down in 2018 - including a career-low four rushing touchdowns - but his passing statistics were better. He even completed a career-high 67.9% of his attempts. His rushing ability will always have him in QB1 territory.

  • Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/15/19 2:13pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is just the fourth player since 1970 to achieve multiple playoff games with at least 130 receiving yards.

    Huddle Up: Thomas led his position in catches in the regular season (125) and has kept it going in the playoffs. Drew Brees may not play much longer, but Thomas will be a WR1 candidate no matter who his quarterback is.

  • Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/15/19 2:07pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is just the fifth tight end since 1999 to achieve multiple 100-yard playoff games.

    Huddle Up: Kelce's value is sky high as long as Patrick Mahomes is on the field. He was the No. 1 fantasy tight end in both PPR and standard scoring and deserves to be the first tight end selected in 2019 fantasy drafts.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 1/15/19 11:59am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) is about two weeks away from being fully recovered from his sprained medial collateral ligament.

    Huddle Up: When they're full go, Boyd and A.J. Green form one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Boyd broke out in his third season to the tune of 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. He's on the WR2 radar heading into the offseason.

  • Adam Vinatieri - PK - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/15/19 11:36am ET

    Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri may return to the Colts if the Colts have their way, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Vinatieri has been historically accurate and consistent, but he's avoided No. 1 fantasy kicker numbers for two consecutive years now. Even if he's brought back in one of the league's best offenses, there are plenty of better options at kicker.

  • Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/15/19 10:14am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is a player the team would like to have return even though Foles can buy out of the final year of his contract if the Eagles pick up his 2019 option. 'We would love to keep Nick Foles,' Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the team's year-end news conference. 'You talk about a guy we've drafted here and grown incredibly close with. Certainly, as we go into the substance of those discussions, no question ... we'd love to keep him.'

    Huddle Up: With the Eagles already saying earlier Tuesday that they remain fully committed to Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback, Foles appears to be luxury who will become too expensive to retain. The ideal situation for Philly might be retaining or placing the franchise tag on Foles and then find a team willing to to pay the price in a trade.

  • Golden Tate - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/15/19 9:24am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate's trade-deadline acquisition from the Detroit Lions 'no question' worked out the way the Eagles hoped it would, general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    Huddle Up: It didn't exactly work out for Tate's fantasy owners, who saw the wideout catch only 30-of-44 targets for 278 yards and a TD in eight regular-season games with the Eagles. Tate added seven catches for 64 yards and a TD in two playoff contests, but there's little doubt his fantasy-WR stock will be down next summer.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 1/15/19 9:06am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) is the team's 'starting quarterback going forward ,' head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the team's season-ending news conference.

    Huddle Up: As expected, the Eagles remain fully committed to Wentz even though he's been unable to finish each of the last two seasons. Look for Nick Foles to return on the final year of his current deal and be dealt if Philly can receive any kind of decent return in a trade.

  • Robert Foster - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 1/14/19 10:43pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Robert Foster led the NFL with 20 yards per catch (minimum 25 receptions) and is one of only four players since 2015 to record three 100-yard receiving games in their rookie season.

    Huddle Up: The latter group consists of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Thomas and Amari Cooper, so it's quite remarkable he was able to pull that off despite not receiving regular playing time until Week 10. The Bills might try to upgrade at receiver in the offseason, but the emergence of Foster and Isaiah McKenzie following the release of Kelvin Benjamin may make give Buffalo pause. Assuming he keeps his starting job, Foster will be an enticing late-round fantasy flier next season.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/14/19 7:15pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of his hamstring injury, according to head coach Andy Reid.

    Huddle Up: Ware was limited during practice last week and was not able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game. Ware could be a game-time decision this week, so owners will need to monitor the situation.

  • Deon Cain - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 1/14/19 5:56pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain (knee) could be an option for the No. 2 receiver job next season if he can recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Cain missed the entire 2018 season because of his injury, so owners should keep an eye on him during offseason workouts and training camp. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy leagues if he wins a starting job.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 1/14/19 3:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Mark Ingram has expressed his desire to remain with the team that drafted him eight years ago. Ingram said he loves the team, the organization and the city.

    Huddle Up: Ingram has served well during his time with the Saints. He and Kamara have made a formidable 1-2 punch and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Saints re-sign him. If that does come to fruition, Ingram would remain the RB2 conversation.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 1/14/19 2:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder, despite his struggles and injury concerns, could demand a contract worth at least $8 million this offseason. Nonetheless, head coach Jay Gruden wants to try to retain Crowder. 'There is really not anything that Jamison can't do,' Gruden said. 'You look at his size and say he's little, but he plays big. He's got great quickness in intermediate routes, can separate, has good hands, he's tough, he's physical in the running game.' Crowder played better later in the year, but he was hampered by an ankle injury that caused him to miss seven games.

    Huddle Up: Crowder may be in high demand as one of the top free-agent slot receivers on the market this year. If he does leave the Redskins then Trey Quinn figures to be thrust into a more meaningful role and would be worth a late-round dart throw.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 1/14/19 12:14pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) said his foot feels fine following the Chiefs' divisional playoff win, according to head coach Andy Reid. Watkins is sore from playing, but his foot injury did not worsen.

    Huddle Up: Somewhat surprisingly, Watkins was quite involved in Kansasy City's victor, catching six passes for 62 yards. His health can't be trusted, but he's an under-the-radar DFS play for championship weekend.

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