Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jeremy Maclin - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/18/17 10:36am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, and is on track to suit up Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: The Ravens have been dreadful throwing the ball this year, but Maclin has been a serviceable WR3 in three of the five games in which he's played. Since he runs more than half of his routes out of the slot, he should avoid coverage from Xavier Rhodes for the most part and lead the team in targets this week. He's not a recommended start in three-receiver leagues, but he should be able to hold his own.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/18/17 10:14am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Hill is practicing in full this week after it was initially feared he may have suffered a concussion in the Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but those fears were quickly quieted. With the Chiefs down a few receivers - Chris Conley is done for the season and Albert Wilson (knee) has been ruled out for this game already - a favorable matchup on Thursday Night Football may be just what Hill needs to get rolling again. He's a high-upside WR2.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/18/17 9:50am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) remains day-to-day with the ankle injury that caused him to miss Week 6, according to head coach Adam Gase, who added that it is 'hard to anticipate anything' in regards to his return.

    Huddle Up: Parker has found a way to be productive despite Miami's low-volume, low-risk passing game this season. His participation at practice, or lack thereof, on Thursday and/or Friday will be telling, but owners should not plan on having him available against the New York Jets in Week 7 for now.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/18/17 9:34am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, according to the team's website.

    Huddle Up: It's still hard to believe Fournette is dealing with a sprained ankle as opposed to a hyperextended knee three days later after it happened, but the rookie himself verified the injury and told reporters he could have went back into the game if necessary in Week 6. For now, it appears Fournette will be fine to use as a RB1 in fantasy against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/18/17 9:27am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown are the first pair of teammates since the 1970 merger with at least 700 scrimmage yards apiece in their team's first six games of the season.

    Huddle Up: Owners already know Bell and Brown are obvious must-starts, but this stat reflects just how heavily the Steelers rely on them to carry the offense. Bell already has a league-high164 touches despite getting eased into action in Week 1, while Brown has nine more targets (74) and 196 more receiving yards than any other receiver.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/18/17 8:08am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was named the starting quarterback Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: The Browns take on the Tennessee Titans this week, but Kizer doesn't have much value outside of dynasty leagues.

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/18/17 7:19am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but he'll be limited.

    Huddle Up: Matthews is iffy to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. If he's good to go, he's in the flex mix.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/17/17 10:16pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer is expected to start in Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon, though head coach Hue Jackson won't make an official announcement until Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Things are a mess in Cleveland, and a year that was supposed to see positive strides has arguably seen regression -- a difficult thing coming off a 1-15 season. Jackson pulling the plug on Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan felt like a panic move, and letting Kizer get more reps seems sensible. Nothing is official yet, but be ready to scoop up the rookie if you're in a bad spot at the position.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/17/17 9:33pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he is 'hopeful' that WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) will return to practice this week. Sanu has been out since injuring his hamstring in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Outside of his 85-yard performance in Week 2 Sanu has been pretty quiet this season, so odds are you'll want to see him make a positive contribution before considering him for your lineup, even against a vulnerable Patriots secondary.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/17/17 8:30pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has completed 63 percent of his passes and boasts a 19:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 10 career games against the Oakland Raiders. Since joining the Chiefs, Smith has played in 67 games; in seven of them he finished with better than a 9.89 yards per attempt average, four of which have come versus Oakland.

    Huddle Up: Smith has been throwing downfield more often and with more success than ever in 2017. The Raiders really haven't made too many strides when it comes to stopping quarterbacks from last year, so start Smith with confidence for Thursday Night Football this week.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/17/17 7:21pm ET

    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters he liked the distribution of work in the backfield during the team's Week 6 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Derrick Henry rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while Murray gained 40 yards on 12 carries. Mularkey also said Henry is beginning to establish himself as a big key in the fourth quarter of games. 'That?s probably been the case of late, when we go into a four-minute. Henry's probably a little fresher from not taking a lot of snaps. ? But I really like how it has played out with percentages and how these guys (get along). I mean, the first guy down to congratulate (Derrick) on his (72-yard) touchdown was DeMarco Murray,' Mularkey said.

    Huddle Up: Despite the disparity in Week 6, Murray is still the lead back in this offense. It's also worth noting Henry was having a mediocre day (59 yards on his first 18 carries) before his dash to the end zone. With that said, Murray refuses to take a game or two off to let his hamstring heal, so Henry may continue to see more work moving forward until that changes. Murray is a back-end RB2 at best at this point, while Henry is a high-upside flex option.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/17/17 4:51pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was given his temporary restraining order against the NFL Tuesday, Oct. 17. His pending suspension is now delayed two weeks or until further proceedings.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is safe for now, again, but this whole situation has been a wobbly teeter totter. Elliott may eventually be suspended in 2017, but it looks like he'll be able to play at least the next two weeks, so make sure he's back in those starting lineups. The Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris hype trains are on stand by for a while.

  • Robert Turbin - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/17/17 3:37pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Robert Turbin (arm) is expected to miss the rest of the season with an arm injury he suffered against the Tennessee Titans Monday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: Paging Marlon Mack, Mr. Marlon Mack. Frank Gore will start as long as he's healthy, but Mack has made his playmaking ability evident and appears to be making a strong case to take over for Gore whenever that time may be. Mack should be added and stashed if he's available.

  • Dustin Hopkins - PK - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/17/17 3:10pm ET

    Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 17. Free-agent PK Nick Rose (49ers) was signed by the Redskins in a corresponding move.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins is a big loss for the Redskins as he was/is one of the best kickers in the NFL. Fantasy owners shouldn't have a hard time finding a capable replacement on the waiver wire. Some names to consider are Stephen Hauschka, Chandler Catanzaro and Chris Boswell.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/17/17 2:52pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) made it through the Titans' Week 6 win without any setbacks to his ailing hamstring.

    Huddle Up: It's all systems go for Mariota. He has a talented arm, quick legs and a reliable supporting cast. Barring any future setbacks or other injuries, he'll continue to be in the middle of the QB1 conversation.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/17/17 2:47pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is dealing with hamstring tightness, but head coach Mike Mularkey believes Murray should be fine for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Murray seems to be ceding more carries to backfield mate Derrick Henry which has naturally caused his production to teeter off some. He has maintained a decent role in the passing game, however, and continues to be a quality RB2 in all formats.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/17/17 2:31pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: The Oakland Raiders have defended the wide receiver position well in 2017. Hill, however, is a difference maker and a playmaker that can succeed versus any team despite a recent cold streak. Starting him as a WR2 or flex would be ideal.

  • Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/17/17 2:25pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has been on fire in his inaugural professional season. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders have been one of the league's worst defenses against running backs. Start Hunt as you normally would even on a short week.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/17/17 1:06pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) is expected to take the field this week against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Prosise will not have played for about a month when he suits up this weekend. It's usually best to wait at least a week before starting an injured player who's been out for a while. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and J.D. McKissic will all be competing for touches as well, so it's advisable to wait and see how Prosise looks and how involved he'll be.

  • Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/17/17 12:57pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is on pace to become the fourth running back ever to rush 100 times and eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in one season. Thompson must average 5.8 carries and 60.0 receiving yards per game.

    Huddle Up: Thompson has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2017 season so far. He has turned into a reliable every-week starter and a household name in PPR leagues, pacing all running backs with 340 receiving yards. Either sell Thompson high or hang on to him and enjoy the ride.

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