Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/15/17 2:43pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) will be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Richardson suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1 of the preseason.

    Huddle Up: Richardson is a sneaky, under-the-radar player this year in Seattle's underappreciated passing offense. He has big-catch ability and should be free in the later rounds of drafts.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/15/17 2:19pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension, according to a source. A hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the appeal.

    Huddle Up: This appeal process could take some time, but for now Elliott will miss the Cowboys' first six games of the 2017 season. Darren McFadden makes for a suitable fantasy flex at the least if the suspension holds.

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/15/17 1:43pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) participated in 7-on-7 drills Tuesday, Aug. 15, after being absent from practice for about a week and a half.

    Huddle Up: Powell is the Jets' running back to own this year, even if Matt Forte is healthy. Powell was a PPR machine in 2016 and there's no reason he can't be the same in 2017, especially in New York's abysmal offense that may be forced to pass a lot.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 8/15/17 1:02pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (leg) was back on the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 15. He had missed six straight practices and seven of the Raiders' last eight practices.

    Huddle Up: It's a little sigh of relief for the Raiders and for Cooper owners. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks he warrants low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 consideration in one of the better passing offenses in the NFL.

  • John Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 8/15/17 12:01pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) will be full go in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Brown has had his fair share of health concerns in his young career, so it's encouraging that he'll be a full participant again. Brown is somewhat of an under-the-radar sleeper and is a worthwhile WR3 or WR4 option as Arizona's go-to deep threat.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 8/15/17 11:51am ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin is fine, as head coach Pete Carroll had indicated he would be. Coming off back-to-back WR1 seasons, Baldwin should once again be targeted in that territory as Russell Wilson's top target.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/15/17 11:41am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins does not want to sign with another team when he becomes a free agent next offseason. Cousins loves playing for the Redskins and hopes to remain there for the entirety of his career.

    Huddle Up: The desire is there, but Cousins and the Redskins have had difficult contract negotiations in the past. Nonetheless, Cousins is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017, even with the losses of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/15/17 11:08am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Vance Joseph. He will play in Week 3 of the preseason, however.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos are taking it easy with their new, fragile toy. They don't want more injury at the position, especially since Devontae Booker is already hurting. If Charles is healthy, he's still no more than a PPR flier.

  • Darren McFadden - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/15/17 10:04am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris may serve in a committee along with Darren McFadden during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer.

    Huddle Up: This seems unlikely given how Morris was supposedly fighting for a job less than two weeks ago, but he has shown well through two preseason games. At the very least, it appears as if he is well on his way to locking down a roster spot. Elliott owners who have already made room for McFadden may want to play it safe and try to add Morris as well, but a committee approach would likely make both players flex options at best during Dallas' grueling early schedule.

  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/15/17 9:25am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles will probably be used less as a runner this season and more as a receiver in 2017 after the team added LeGarrette Blount in the offseason, according to the Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch. 'That?s just our thing now. More so than even last year. We?re trying to get mismatches. Once you get (the ball to us) in space, that?s our strength,' Sproles said.

    Huddle Up: It sounds as if Sproles won't come close to matching his 94 carries from last season, but he'll likely shoot right past the 52-catch mark he reached in 2016. The Eagles also figure to work in rookie Donnel Pumphrey in order to keep the 34-year-old fresh, but Sproles should be the man in the passing game for what appears to be his final NFL season. Sproles has an excellent chance to blow right past his 12th-round ADP and serve as a back-end RB3.

  • Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/15/17 8:11am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (neck) has been medically cleared Tuesday, Aug. 15, and a decision on his roster status is imminent. Update: Mathews was released moments after passing his physical.

    Huddle Up: Wait to see where he lands before considering him as anything better than a fifth or sixth flier.

  • Trey Burton - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/15/17 7:33am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Trey Burton is expected to see more targets out of the slot after the team traded WR Jordan Matthews. Burton and Wentz are close friends, and the two have a rapport on the field. Burton received 36 targets in the last six games last year, and he caught 23 of them.

    Huddle Up: Burton appears to be a PPR diamond in the rough as a TE2. Zach Ertz has had a myriad of injury issues, and Burton has some upside.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/15/17 5:52am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) has been cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi is supposedly on tap for 300-plus touches, though Ryan Tannehill's (knee) injury could change the offensive approach some. Jay Cutler takes more chances downfield than Tannehill, which could alter Ajayi's PPR load. He's still a low-end RB1 in such formats, but it's worth watching the rest of camp.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/14/17 7:13pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 14, and did more than expected.

    Huddle Up: Murray is on track to be a full participant in practice in the near future and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He will receive most of the carries this season and should be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 8/14/17 6:56pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins is expected to play in the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Sean McVay.

    Huddle Up: Watkins will need some time to learn the Rams offense, so it is not known how much playing time he will receive Saturday. Watkins probably will be the Rams' top receiver this season and should see plenty of targets. He probably should be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 8/14/17 4:59pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (undisclosed) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 14, and appeared to be a full participant.

    Huddle Up: Hurns missed a few practices because of his injury but should be ready to go moving forward. He is coming off a disappointing performance last season but should continue to be a top-three receiver for the Jaguars in 2017. He can be considered a late-round option in leagues as a No. 5 fantasy receiver.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/14/17 3:59pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) could return to practice in the next few days, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett has missed about a week because of his injury but appears close to returning. Dorsett has a good chance to be the No. 3 receiver for the Colts this season but will need to stay healthy. Owners can consider selecting Dorsett in the late rounds of drafts, but he will not be a weekly starting option.

  • Sammie Coates - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 8/14/17 3:44pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Sammie Coates (knee) said hopes to be activated from Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 16.

    Huddle Up: Coates probably will compete for the No. 3 receiver job when he returns to practice but may be behind Eli Rogers and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the depth chart at this point. He has dealt with injuries over the last year and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 8/14/17 3:30pm ET

    New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell (neck) and RB Matt Forte (hamstring) were limited to positional drills during practice Monday, Aug. 14.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Powell and Forte are making progress but they probably will miss the second preseason game. Both have a good chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, but owners will need to monitor the situation. Powell could receive more of the snaps at running back this season, but Forte will also be involved in the offense. Powell can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back, while Forte is more of a No. 3 back.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/14/17 2:47pm ET

    Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he has not decided if QB Jay Cutler will play in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 17, but is leaning toward playing Cutler.

    Huddle Up: Cutler probably will receive a few series during the game and will need to work with the first-team offense to prepare for the season. He has had some success in the past and can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback because he will have weapons to work with on offense.

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