Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 12:12pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is close to being traded to the New England Patriots, according to a source. There is no official agreement, but signs are positive.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots need a wide receiver, especially for the next two weeks while Julian Edelman finishes his suspension. Gordon is one of the most talented receivers in the league, but his off-field struggles are well documented. If/when he does sign, it's best to wait a week before starting him in order to see how the Patriots use him and how much he plays.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/17/18 9:40am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Mike Wallace (leg) suffered a fractured fibula in Week 2 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles will not place Wallace on the Reserve/Injured list at this time.

    Huddle Up: The good news is Philadelphia expects Wallace to return sometime in the next eight weeks if it intends to keep him off IR, but the bad news is the Eagles are missing the three receivers capable of stretching the field in Alshon Jeffery, Mack Hollins and Wallace. Although Philadelphia had big plans for Wallace, he belongs on the waiver wire in fantasy.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/17/18 9:38am ET

    Updating a previous report, WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is still 'week-to-week,' according to head coach Doug Pederson.

    Huddle Up: The Eagles got great news Monday when they found out Carson Wentz will return to the lineup, but the cupboard is looking pretty bare at receiver at the moment behind Nelson Agholor. With Jeffery, Mack Hollins and Mike Wallace all out, Kamar Aiken may be primed for a return to fantasy relevancy over the next few weeks. Jeffery is worth holding onto, but any optimism created by the earlier report he hopes to return to practice this week needs to be tempered with the likelihood he'll miss some more games.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/17/18 9:12am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) has been medically cleared for contact and is expected to start in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: It's great news for the Eagles and fantasy owners alike. While Wentz is short on receivers at the moment, his return is an immediate upgrade for the entire offense. It became abundantly clear over the first two games of the season why Nick Foles should be a backup quarterback, as the offense struggled to get it going. Wentz has reportedly been sharp in practice, but it's fair to expect he'll be a bit rusty, even in a plus matchup. Ideally, owners can give him a game before making him their every-week starter again.

  • Greg Zuerlein - PK - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/17/18 7:31am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (groin) isn't expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injury list, which indicated he doesn't have a long-term injury.

    Huddle Up: If he's out multiple weeks, you'll have to cut him and play the wire the rest of the season.

  • Dalvin Cook - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/17/18 6:31am ET

    Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) said he's fine, and the hamstring injury was just fatigue from the heat.

    Huddle Up: Good news for Cook, and in even better news, he faces the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He'll be a strong RB1 in that one.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/17/18 6:19am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) had X-rays rule out broken ribs Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: He avoided broken ribs, but everything around him sure looks broken. He has rushed 16 times for 61 yards and caught five balls for 28 yards. He'll face another tough day in Week 3 with the Minnesota Vikings. McCoy looks like a shaky RB2 right now.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/17/18 5:34am ET

    Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles WR Mike Wallace (ankle) is expected to have an extended absence due to an ankle injury, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Wallace can be cut loose in most formats outside of deeper leagues with limited options on waivers. Kamar Aiken could see some WR5 value in the next couple of weeks.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 5:29am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) has received interest from eight to 10 teams about acquiring him, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Gordon should still be rostered, but it may be a few weeks for him to have an impact with his new team depending on how serious the hamstring injury is.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/18 5:21am ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram had seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Engram caught all seven targets as Eli Manning threw to him and Saquon Barkley 23 times as he was constantly under fire in the pocket. Engram will be a good TE1 start against the Houston Texans next week.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/18 5:14am ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning was 33-for-44 for 279 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 2 loss against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: The numbers were decent from a fantasy perspective, but he was sacked six times. He'll face another swarm of pressure in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, where Manning will be a QB2.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/17/18 12:48am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for nine yards in Week 2 versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Much like last week, Elliott saved his fantasy day with a fourth-quarter score. The Cowboys got up early and were never really seriously threatened by the Giants' anemic offense. Elliott's workload is secure, but his fantasy owners have to be a bit scared about him moving forward if Dallas cannot get teams to respect the passing game. They may not have to worry about that for another week, however, as the Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/18 12:39am ET

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley carried 11 times for only 28 yards but caught 14 of his 16 targets for 80 yards in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: As much as owners will take his fantasy production from this contest, Barkley was so much better than his final line indicated, making at least one tackler miss just about every time he touched the ball. However, the Giants' offensive line was getting beat so often that the rookie ended up seeing seven more targets than any of his teammates. Barkley is going to be a threat for 100 total yards every week, including in Week 3 versus the Houston Texans.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/17/18 12:25am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was not targeted in the first half but caught all four of his targets for 96 yards in the second half in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos' offense was dreadful in the first half, but business started picking up after the break. Sanders has seen six fewer targets through two games than Demaryius Thomas (21-15), but he has three more catches (14-11) and 150 more yards receiving (231-81). This is beginning to look like the year Sanders overtakes Thomas as the top receiving option in Denver, and he figures to be a solid WR2 option in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Keelan Cole - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/17/18 12:09am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Keelan Cole caught seven of his eight targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: After a slow Week 1, Cole repeatedly burned the Patriots. His leaping one-handed grab along the left sideline in the first quarter will likely go down as one of the best by any receiver this year. He followed that up with a nice over-the-shoulder catch for a 24-yard TD moments later. Even in Jacksonville's committee receiver attack, Cole is a worthy WR3 in fantasy.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/17/18 12:03am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was targeted only four times in Week 2 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, posting two catches for 15 yards.

    Huddle Up: The highly anticipated showdown between Gronkowski and Jalen Ramsey predictably rarely ever happened. Jacksonville is one of the few teams with the athleticism at linebacker and safety to challenge the four-time All-Pro, so a slow day at the office isn't a shock. Expect Gronkowski to bounce back in a big way versus the Detroit Lions in Week 3.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/16/18 11:57pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan finished with three catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Hogan essentially provided the kind of production in the most difficult matchup he's probably going to have all year one week after managing one reception for 11 yards in a much friendlier draw versus the Houston Texans. At any rate, Hogan proved he doesn't need to be benched in fantasy regardless of the opponent. He's very much in the WR2 discussion in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

  • Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/16/18 11:56pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught five of 11 targeted passes for 18 yards in the team's win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: After posting a respectable 6-63-1 line in Week 1, Thomas just couldn't get going on Sunday. He struggled to hang on to the ball, including a terrible drop on what turned out to be the game-winning drive, and averaged a meager 3.6 yards per catch. The silver lining is Thomas' usage -- his 11 targets were five more than anyone else -- but at age 30 there should be at least be some mild concern as to whether he's still a weekly WR2.

  • Corey Grant - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/16/18 11:52pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Corey Grant ran four times for 13 yards and caught six of his seven targets for 56 more yards in Week 2 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Doug Marrone expressed regret he didn't get Grant more involved after Leonard Fournette got hurt in Week 1, and Grant did his part to spark the offense as he operated in a near-split committee with T.J. Yeldon, who finished with 12 touches. At the very least, it would appear as if Grant is worth adding as a potential flex option if Fournette sits again in Week 3 versus the Tennessee Titans.

  • Phillip Lindsay - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/16/18 11:51pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay carried the ball 14 times for 107 yards in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. In doing so, Lindsay became the first undrafted player in NFL history to top 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games.

    Huddle Up: After accounting for 102 yards and a score in Week 1, Linsday compiled 111 total yards on Sunday. At 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, it seems unsustainable, but after two weeks he deserves to be picked up in all leagues. We'll see how he handles a physical Ravens defense on the road coming off an extra few days of rest in Week 3.

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