Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/18 5:39pm ET

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley recorded a franchise record with 14 receptions (for 80 yards) in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. The previous mark was 13, set by RB Tiki Barber on Jan. 2, 2000, also against the Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: The offensive line was giving Eli Manning no time to throw the ball, so the veteran was dumping it off to the rookie running back early and often. The receptions just piled up, much to the delight of fantasy owners in PPR leagues especially. The poor offensive line play meant limited rushing numbers for Barkley, but he more than made up for it through the air.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/17/18 5:36pm ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning was sacked six times in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys, the highest amount since Oct. 12, 2014 against the Philadelphia Eagles when he was also sacked six times.

    Huddle Up: The offensive line was a disaster, and the team was unable to run the ball at all. Manning passed, dumping it off 14 times to Saquon Barkley on a lot of short stuff as he ran for his life. If Manning is going to survive the season the offensive line is going to have to come together quickly. If you own fantasy stock in Manning, don't expect a lot of downfield stuff in the near future.

  • Greg Zuerlein - PK - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/17/18 5:16pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (groin) will miss at least the next several weeks because of his groin injury, according to head coach Sean McVay.

    Huddle Up: Sam Ficken will take over the kicker job but is not a great fantasy option. Owners may want to stash Zuerlein on their bench if they have room and look for a replacement on the waiver wire.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/17/18 5:07pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford is averaging less than four yards per passing attempt, and in 37 completions he has thrown five passes of more than 10 yards. The team plans to scale back their playbook, although they would like to get more creative putting players in better position to succeed.

    Huddle Up: The Cardinals have amassed just 350 yards of offense in two games under Bradford, so it wouldn't be shocking to see a quarterback change come soon if Bradford doesn't turn things around. Needless to say, Bradford shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy roster right now, even in leagues using two starting signal callers.

  • Chad Williams - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/17/18 5:03pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams, listed as the No. 2 receiver, went without a catch on three targets in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Steve Wilks said everyone across the board will be evaluated, and with just six points scored through two games, offensive shake-ups could be coming. Only two Arizona wideouts had receptions. Williams had a nice training camp and preseason, but he wasn't a terribly attractive option, even as a No. 2, so avoid him for fantasy purposes going forward.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 4:53pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) will be healthy enough to play in the team's Week 3 game, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will need to learn a new offense but should still have a role this week against the Detroit Lions. Owners could consider him at least a flex option in leagues but should not expect big numbers.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 4:46pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Monday, Sept. 17 due to a knee issue.

    Huddle Up: The team did not conduct a practice and the participation is just an estimate with the quick turnaround before Thursday's Week 3 game against the New York Jets. We'll get a better idea of Landry's status Tuesday, when the team conducts a full practice. He should be fine, and remains a solid fantasy option across the board, particularly in PPR formats.

  • Mike Vrabel - LB - Free Agent
    Posted 9/17/18 4:10pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert might get another start in Week 3 if QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is unable to go. Head coach Mike Vrabel praised Gabbert, who started in Week 2, for how he executed the offense, earning the game ball.

    Huddle Up: Gabbert did well enough to lead his team to a win over the Houston Texans, but facing the Jacksonville Jaguars stiff defense in their building would be another story. Even the most desperate seasonal fantasy player or DFS player will not want any stock in Gabbert if he draws another start.

  • Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/17/18 4:06pm ET

    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) continues to receive treatment on his ailing elbow. He was unable to play in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, as he could not grip the ball properly in pregame warmups. 'We will see where he is on Wednesday,' head coach Mike Vrabel said Monday, Sept. 17. 'I think there are a lot of possibilities. The treatment that he's doing could help, but it could be something that gets better overnight. That's where we are at.'

    Huddle Up: Mariota did not play Sunday, but Blaine Gabbert did enough to help his team to victory. Gabbert would get the nod in Week 3 at Jacksonville if Mariota cannot go, but he neither is a particularly attractive fantasy option against the strong Jags defense.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/17/18 3:38pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of his hamstring injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Fournette's practice participation during the week to see if he will be able to play in Week 3. He is a must-start player in all leagues if he is active for the game.

  • Tavon Austin - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/17/18 3:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin played just 18 of 53 snaps in a Week 2 win.

    Huddle Up: There will be those who rush to the waiver wire because Austin totaled 99 yards and scored, but don't let that be you. Austin was only targeted twice and only ran the ball once. He's merely a deep bench stash. The volume isn't there.

  • Jack Doyle - TE - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/17/18 3:02pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle was praised for his run blocking in Week 2's win by head coach Frank Reich. Reich said it's the best he's ever seen Doyle block.

    Huddle Up: That's not necessarily good for Doyle's fantasy prospects, but it does mean he'll be on the field for as long as he can handle. Eric Ebron is the main threat to Doyle's value, but Doyle is still part of the low-end TE1 to high-end TE2 conversation. He has averaged 7.5 targets over his first two games.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/17/18 2:32pm ET

    New York Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Pryor is coming off a solid Week 2 performance and has 133 yards so far this season. He could be a flex option in some leagues this week but will have a tough matchup.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/17/18 2:25pm ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Enunwa has been targeted 21 times in the first two games and appears to be a popular target for Sam Darnold. He will be facing a solid Cleveland Browns defense this week but can still be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/17/18 2:13pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen will be the starting quarterback against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Allen had a defense outing in Week 2 but will be facing a very tough Vikings defense this week. He should probably only be owned in keeper leagues and will not be a starting option most weeks.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 1:30pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was traded to the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 17, in exchange for a fifth-round pick, according to sources. If Gordon is not active for 10 games the Patriots will receive a late-round pick.

    Huddle Up: With Gordon gone Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, Rashard Higgins and David Njoku will all benefit. Higgins and Callaway should be available on waivers and are both worth picking up. Landry maintains his status as a low-end PPR WR1 to high-end PPR WR2.

  • Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/17/18 1:25pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was acquired by the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 17, in exchange for a fifth-round pick, according to sources. If Gordon is not active for 10 games the Patriots will receive a late-round pick.

    Huddle Up: The fresh start Gordon needed has arrived quickly. Gordon's presence all but eliminates Phillip Dorsett's value. As stated earlier, Gordon may need some time to acclimate to his new team, so he's not startable right away. Once he's seeing regular snaps he'll be a WR3 consideration.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/17/18 1:16pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more out of the slot in an effort to get him into space, according to head coach Steve Wilks.

    Huddle Up: There's no question the Cardinals need to get David Johnson going, especially in the passing game. He's their most valuable weapon and hasn't been treated as such in the first two games. Don't panic on him yet. He has RB1 appeal as long as he's healthy.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/17/18 12:56pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is considered day-to-day as he recovers from a knee contusion, according to head coach Dan Quinn. It was originally reported that Freeman would be sidelined for multiple games.

    Huddle Up: It is likely that Freeman will still miss this week's contest, but the outlook is more positive coming from Quinn. Start Tevin Coleman as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 again in Week 3, but next week might be the time to shop Coleman if another owner is willing to pay a good price before Freeman returns. Coleman will remain in RB2 territory upon Freeman's return.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/17/18 12:14pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is 'obviously sore' following a Week 2 tie with Minnesota Vikings, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, who admitted he doesn't have a read on whether his quarterback feels better this week or not.

    Huddle Up: Rogers gutted one out for the team against the Vikings and actually showed a bit of mobility, although it was clear he wasn't anywhere close to 100 percent. Fortunately for him, the Packers' schedule lightens up over the next month following home games against tough defenses in the Chicago Bears and Minnesota. Rodgers will return to high-end QB1 status in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.

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