Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 3/22/19 9:24am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and the team is closing in on a contract extension that would pay him $20 million a year over a four- or five-year deal, according to a source. Jones also would receive $50-60 million in new guarantees.

    Huddle Up: Jones just turned 30 and is eyeing one last mega-deal for his career after leading the league with 1,677 receiving yards last season. He's been a top-10 fantasy wideout in each of the last five seasons, and there's no reason to expect anything less over the next few seasons.

  • Malcolm Brown - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 3/22/19 6:22am ET

    Los Angeles Rams restricted free-agent RB Malcolm Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet by the Detroit Lions was matched by the Rams Friday, March 22. He'll receive a $100,000 signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Brown will be an option late in drafts to handcuff to Todd Gurley, but he could also carve a niche in the offense to keep Gurley fresh early in the season.

  • O.J. Howard - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/21/19 6:57pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) spent time running routes and catching passes from Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Thursday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: Howard was having a TE1 campaign in 2018 before an injury ended his season early, but he should be back at full strength well before the start of next season. He is a big-play weapon from the tight end spot and could finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 3/21/19 6:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is unlikely to have a role in the offense if he remains with the team in 2019, in the opinion of Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Howard has always struggled to make an impact in the passing game, and after regressing as a between-the-tackles runner last year, the Bears don't have much incentive to feature him in the offense. Feel free to take a flier on him in the final rounds of drafts, but don't count on him to be a contributor for your fantasy squad.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/21/19 6:25pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) has been working out with teammates this offseason, according to RB Adrian Peterson.

    Huddle Up: Reed managed to play in 13 games last season, but it didn't translate into much production on the field. Between constant health issues and slipping per-game numbers, Reed is no more than a late-round lottery ticket heading into 2019.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 3/21/19 6:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Henry should open the year as the starting tight end for the Chargers and a low-end TE1 candidate for fantasy owners.

  • Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 3/21/19 6:08pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said his recovery is where it is 'supposed to be' at this point in the process.

    Huddle Up: Kupp is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season. He was Jared Goff's go-to target on third downs and in the red zone prior to the injury, and Kupp should be able to deliver WR2 numbers, especially in PPR formats.

  • Stephen Gostkowski - PK - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/21/19 3:54pm ET

    Free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots) is making progress in contract talks with the New England Patriots. Gostkowski has also received interest from other teams.

    Huddle Up: Gostkowski struggled at times this past season but still can be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/21/19 7:45am ET

    Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: Cook had a big year last year, and he could be in line for a bigger one in the Saints' offense. He'll be a low-end TE1 in fantasy with the Saints.

  • Peyton Barber - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 3/20/19 10:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber said in a radio interview Wednesday, March 20 that he has a lot to prove. 'I want to break 1,000 yards and prove I'm an every down running back,' Barber said.

    Huddle Up: Barber re-signed for one year and head coach Bruce Arians has spoken glowingly of the back since taking over the head coaching job. If he is used as the bellcow back in 2019, he could be a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/20/19 4:56pm ET

    Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Raiders) is close to an agreement with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Cook is coming off the best season of his career but would have a chance to improve on those stats with the Saints. He likely would have a solid role in the Saints passing game and likely would be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/19/19 11:55pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has and will continue to work out with new University of Wyoming director of sports performance Ben Iannacchione, who spent six of the past seven seasons working in the strength and conditioning program at LSU - Fournette's alma mater. Fournette also spoke with executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin, who still has 'full confidence' in the player he selected No. 4 overall in 2017. 'With Leonard, a prepared Leonard coming into camp with a mindset that he discussed and we talked about ... I have full confidence in him. He does have some things he's got to prove when he comes back about his preparation, but he's a young, young player, he loves football, had an outstanding year, had a very disappointing year, and I think he wants to - we want him to be a great player and I think he's in the same mindset,' Coughlin said.

    Huddle Up: Fournette was among the bigger disappointments in fantasy in 2018, twice missing an extended period of time with hamstring injuries and earning a suspension for coming off the sidelines to throw a punch in Week 12. Owners have every right to avoid him for his lack of durability, but he is also shaping up to be a value pick if he slides into the late third round area of fantasy drafts. Until further notice, he will still be the focal point of the offense. He'll also have plenty of motivation on what should be an improved offense.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/19/19 2:48pm ET

    Free-agent WR Randall Cobb (Packers) signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, March 19.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is aging and has dealt with more than his fair share of injuries throughout his career, but this is a good get for the Cowboys. Cobb immediately replaces Cole Beasley in the slot and gives Dak Prescott another trusted safety valve. His best years may be behind him, but drafting Cobb as a PPR WR3 won't be frowned at.

  • Donte Moncrief - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 3/19/19 9:09am ET

    Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief has received a two-year, $9 million contract that includes $3.5 million guaranteed at signing. He'll make $5 million in cash in 2019.

    Huddle Up: Moncrief is headed to his third team in three years, and with Antonio Brown and his massive target share now out of the picture in Pittsburgh, Moncrief has WR3 upside if he adapts well to his new offense.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 3/19/19 8:41am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's one-year deal is worth up to $6.5 million. He received a $1.2 million signing bonus and a $4 million base salary with $2.5 million in incentives.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is oft-injured, but he could be worth the lottery ticket as a TE2.

  • Dan Bailey - PK - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/19/19 7:30am ET

    Free-agent PK Dan Bailey (Vikings) re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 19, on a one-year, $1 million deal. The deal could be worth $2 million with incentives.

    Huddle Up: Bailey kicks in a dome on a decent team, and he'll be an upper-middle option at kicker.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/18/19 12:18pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson was officially re-signed to his two-year contract Monday, March 13. It was originally reported that the deal is worth $8 million.

    Huddle Up: Peterson's return doesn't bode well for the fantasy ceiling of Derrius Guice, but Guice is still the running back to own from Washington. He has RB2 upside with less value in PPR leagues, while Peterson makes for a late-round handcuff.

  • Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 3/18/19 7:41am ET

    Free-agent RB Spencer Ware (Chiefs) is visiting the Detroit Lions Monday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: Ware can still be an RB4 if he lands in the right timeshare to run between the tackles.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/18/19 7:35am ET

    Free-agent WR Jordy Nelson (Raiders) is visiting the Seattle Seahawks Monday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: Nelson still has some PPR WR4 chops in fantasy, but he'll be an inconsistent contributor.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/18/19 7:06am ET

    Free-agent WR Randall Cobb (Packers) is visiting the Dallas Cowboys Monday, March 18.

    Huddle Up: It's pretty clear what Cobb is at this point, and it's not the 12-touchdown breakout campaign he had in 2014. He has done very little since then and is oft-injured. However, he can still be a factor in fantasy as a WR5.

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