Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/12/17 6:17pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) will not play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has been dealing with a leg issue, but it isn't considered serious at this point. The Raiders have no reason to rush their top receiver, and Cooper remains safe to draft as a low-end WR1 or luxury WR2.

  • Markus Wheaton - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 8/12/17 2:42pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (appendix) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton was sidelined for a little more than a week after undergoing an appendectomy but should be able to play in a few of the remaining preseason games. Wheaton has a chance to the Bears' No. 3 receiver this season but is only a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.

  • Brock Osweiler - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/12/17 2:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QBs Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer are splitting snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Osweiler started the first preseason game, but Kizer played well during the game. It is not known which quarterback will start the second preseason game, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation during the week. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can avoid whichever quarterback is named the starter, but Kizer would be an option in keeper leagues if he starts.

  • Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/12/17 1:29pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) was limited to individual drills during practice Saturday, Aug. 12. The Eagles may consider not playing Jeffery in the second preseason game.

    Huddle Up: Jeffery recently returned to practice but is still not ready to participate in all drills. He should be ready for the start of the start of the season, but owners will need to monitor the situation. Jeffery is expected to be the main target in the passing game for the Eagles and should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy receiver.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/12/17 1:07pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) will be reevaluated after the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Reed has not participated in practice since the start of training camp because of his toe injury, so owners will know more about his status after the evaluation. He is one of the better fantasy tight ends when healthy but he has struggled with injuries during his career. Reed should be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues if he is healthy for Week 1.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 8/12/17 12:05pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12, because he received the day off.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins has been a productive player for the Texans no matter who the quarterback has been, so owners should expect another good season from him. He has recorded at least 1,000 yards in two of the last three seasons and has 15 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 8/12/17 12:03pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Perriman has been out of practice for a while and it is not known when he will be back on the field, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Perriman is expected to have a big role in the passing game this season but has struggled with injuries during his career. Owners could see Perriman as a No. 4 fantasy receiver if he is able to recover from his injury.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/12/17 11:35am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi is still recovering from a concussion but still has a few weeks to recover before the start of the regular season. He finished in the top five in rushing yards last season and will be a focal point on offense in 2017. He should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/12/17 11:14am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Tannehill will be sidelined for the entire 2017 season and his future with the Dolphins is uncertain. Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback for Miami in 2017 and could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues.

  • Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/12/17 11:10am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

    Huddle Up: Hurns suffered the injury earlier this week and there is no timetable for his return. He is coming off a disappointing 2016 season but is in line for a solid role in the passing game this season. He could be a No. 5 fantasy receiver in some leagues if he recovers from his injury.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/12/17 10:55am ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) received special orthotics for his left cleat and will test it out for the next couple days, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who added the team will take a look at how Reed is doing after the team's next preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: If Reed could ever stay healthy for a full season, he could easily make a claim to be one of the top three tight ends in the game. As it stands right now, Reed is expected to be ready for Week 1, but he is a poor bet to stay healthy all season, making him a risky pick before the end of the fifth round.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/12/17 9:35am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant participated in a closed practice session Thursday, Aug. 10, and has been cleared for full practice Sunday, Aug. 13, after the Steelers received word from the league earlier in the week he was allowed to rejoin the team.

    Huddle Up: The reports on Bryant have been positive all offseason, but he is at risk of being overpriced in fantasy as his ADP has already shot into the fourth round. While he certainly has the talent to live up to it, he will be hard-pressed to do so in an offense that will be centered around Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Owners also need to consider the likelihood Ben Roethlisberger will miss time again this season. He's a high-risk, high-reward WR2 at his current ADP.

  • Roberto Aguayo - PK - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/12/17 7:18am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo converted a 20-yard field goal attempt in the club's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals Friday, Aug. 11, but missed an extra point and a 47-yard attempt.

    Huddle Up: Aguayo struggled throughout the 2016 preseason and only hit 71 percent of his field goal attempts during his rookie campaign. There's no guarantee Aguayo will make the 53-man roster and fantasy owners should look for more consistent options.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 8/11/17 9:53pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) is unable to practice, but he said he has been running routes at half speed on the sidelines with QB Cam Newton (shoulder), who is also unable to practice.

    Huddle Up: Samuel is a big-play waiting to happen, but his role in the offense isn't clear, and the injury is going to make the learning curve even steeper for the rookie. He is worth a late-round flier, but he could be a year away from making a consistent fantasy impact.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/11/17 9:11pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette said the NFL was 'a lot slower' than he expected following his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 10, against the New England Patriots. 'I think, to me, it was really easy,' Fournette said.

    Huddle Up: The preseason isn't the regular season, but Fournette is built to carry a big load, and Jacksonville is likely to give him plenty of touches after spending the No. 4 pick on him. At the very least, he should be a volume-based RB2.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/11/17 8:56pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon had six carries for 31 yards and one catch for 11 yards in a 23-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 11. 'Once I got that first carry and got the first-game jitters out of the way, I adjusted,' Mixon said.

    Huddle Up: Mixon will have to compete with Jeremy Hill for playing time on early downs, but if he keeps playing well, he could grab the reins of the backfield. He has enough upside to consider as a low-end RB2.

  • Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 8/11/17 8:07pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught four passes on seven targets for 58 yards in a 23-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason Friday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: Evans led the NFL in targets last season, and despite some offseason additions to the passing attack, he was still the clear No. 1 option for Jameis Winston in this one. Evans is a midrange WR1 in any format.

  • DeShone Kizer - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 8/11/17 7:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer won't be rushed, according to head coach Hue Jackson, and Jackson said it is 'too soon' to name Kizer the starter for the next preseason game or the season opener.

    Huddle Up: Jackson is pumping the brakes on Kizer, and fantasy owners should do the same. He has a big arm and intriguing upside, but he only needs to owned in keeper formats for now.

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/11/17 5:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) suffered a concussion during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster will not return to the field until he is able to pass his concussion tests, so his chance to be the No. 3 receiver is in question. His fantasy value will depend on what his role will be in the Steelers offense.

  • Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/11/17 5:06pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is scheduled to undergo reconstructive knee surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

    Huddle Up: Jay Cutler will be the starter for the Dolphins this season and has had success under head coach Adam Gase. He will have a very good receiving corps to work with and could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Tannehill will not be back until 2018 and has a uncertain future with the Dolphins.

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