Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 7/27/17 9:50am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) is suited up for practice Thursday, July 27.

    Huddle Up: It seems the report that there was fear his knee issue was more than tendonitis has been defused. Matthews is a WR3 and better suited for PPR leagues.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/27/17 9:05am ET

    Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed's (toe) injury isn't a big concern to the team, and he's expected to return during the preseason.

    Huddle Up: Reed is a legit TE1 when he's healthy, but that is like catching lightning in a bottle in recent years.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/27/17 9:02am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has no limitations as training camp opens, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

    Huddle Up: Gronk has the most upside at the position in fantasy, but he also carries enormous injury risk. Equip yourself with an upside pick as his backup if you make the leap.

  • Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/27/17 6:53am ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (wrist) has a fractured wrist that he has been lifting with for weeks, according to a source. He aggravated it in training.

    Huddle Up: Booker is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which will likely cut into the first few weeks of the season. He's behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, and he's little more than a deep-league pick or a final-round flyer.

  • Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/26/17 9:31pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (wrist) has a wrist injury, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and he's expected to miss up to six to eight weeks. It's unclear how he was injured and it's anticipated that Booker will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: Fortunately for the Broncos, they have more depth at running back than most clubs, but this is still a tough blow, as Booker was potentially emerging after a so-so showing in his rookie season a year ago. With him possibly on track to miss regular season games, that will provide more work for the likes of C.J. Anderson and offseason addition Jamaal Charles.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/26/17 7:09pm ET

    Updating previous reports, the Baltimore Ravens are 'committing to a week of rest' for QB Joe Flacco (back) in hopes that will calm the symptoms down. He'll be shut down during that time and then be re-evaluated.

    Huddle Up: This latest development could point to an earlier-than-anticipated return for Baltimore's franchise quarterback, meaning he might only miss a couple of weeks of action during training camp. Either way, it looks like Flacco will be fine by the time the season kicks off in more than a month, though he shouldn't really be considered a QB1 option in standard leagues going into the new campaign.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/26/17 5:59pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) is preparing to miss three to six weeks because of a disc issue in his back, according to sources. Flacco will miss at least a week or two because of the injury.

    Huddle Up: Flacco could be questionable for the start of the regular season if his recovery is closer to six weeks, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Flacco could be a No. 2 quarterback in some fantasy leagues, but owners may want to look for healthier options to use.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 7/26/17 5:22pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) is dealing with back soreness and may be limited during the first few days of training camp, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Flacco is dealing with a minor injury and should be a full participant in a week or two. He threw for 4,317 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2016 but also had 15 interceptions. He will have a solid group of pass catchers this season but should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/26/17 4:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of significant toe soreness, according to a team spokesperson. He will be evaluated further before he is cleared to practice because the team wants to avoid any possible long-term injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see how long Reed will be sidelined because of this toe injury. Reed is a bit of a risky option for owners because of his injury history but is a No. 1 fantasy tight end when he is healthy.

  • John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 7/26/17 3:29pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) is expected to miss a few weeks of practice because of his surgically repaired shoulder.

    Huddle Up: Ross should be ready for the start of the regular season but likely will be limited during training camp and the preseason. He may be used as a slot receiver and likely will be a deep threat for the Bengals during his rookie season. Ross could be a No. 5 receiver in fantasy leagues because of his big play ability.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/26/17 2:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 26.

    Huddle Up: Reed can return to practice at any point during training camp, so owners should monitor the situation. He has dealt with injuries during his career but has been a very successful play when he is healthy. He has recorded 17 touchdowns in the last two seasons and should be considered a solid No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/26/17 1:50pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman reported on time to training camp Wednesday, July 26, despite not yet receiving a new deal.

    Huddle Up: There doesn't seem to be any panic from either side. Expect a deal to be done in the not-too-distant future. Freeman has turned into one of the most versatile running backs in the game and easily has RB1 upside with added value in PPR formats.

  • Jeff Heuerman - TE - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/26/17 1:37pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is entering his third season with the Broncos, although he sat out 2015 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. General manager John Elway believes 2017 is the year Heuerman needs to break out. 'This would be the year,' Elway said, 'We're waiting for Jeff to make the big step.'

    Huddle Up: The Broncos are pretty thin at tight end, but it's hard to be excited about Heuerman given his injury history and lack of production. He can be avoided unless Virgil Green or A.J. Derby is injured.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/26/17 12:43pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and TE Jason Witten will not participate in practice Wednesday, July 26. Head coach Jason Garrett said he wants the veteran players to have a regular schedule during training camp that will not wear them out.

    Huddle Up: Bryant and Witten probably will receive days off during the regular season as well because the team wants them to stay healthy. Both players will have big roles in the Cowboys passing game in 2017. Bryant should be considered a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues, while Witten probably should be a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 tight end.

  • Mike Glennon - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 7/26/17 11:33am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon is the team's starting quarterback, according to general manager Ryan Pace.

    Huddle Up: Glennon signed with the Bears this offseason and will be the starter for least at the beginning of the season even though the team drafted Mitchell Trubisky. There is a decent chance that Glennon could lose his job during the season if the team is not fighting for a playoff spot, so owners in all leagues probably should avoid him during drafts.

  • T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 7/26/17 11:14am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (undisclosed) will be able to participate in practice Thursday, July 27, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

    Huddle Up: Yeldon did take part in the offseason workouts because of the injury but appears to be ready for training camp. He will be competing for the backup running back job during camp but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues since he will see limited touches if he wins the job.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/26/17 11:06am ET

    Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will receive the first snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 27, but head coach Vance Joseph said that Siemian and QB Paxton Lynch will share snaps with the starters during the early part of training camp. Joseph said he would like to decide on a starting quarterback before the third preseason game but that is not a deadline for the decision.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because the decision on the starting quarterback is likely a few weeks away. Both Siemian and Lynch received playing time in 2016, but Siemian appears to have the edge at this point. The winner of the competition will have a solid receiving corps to work with but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/26/17 10:53am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles will be eased in slowly, but he has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, according to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala.

    Huddle Up: Charles is slated for situational work if his knees hold up, but there is very little that is for certain in Denver's backfield at the moment. C.J. Anderson figures to start, but Devantae Booker and Charles will mix in and could take over at any time during the course of the game if one of them gets 'hot.' For now, Charles should be drafted late as a RB5 with some upside.

  • Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 7/26/17 10:34am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick could see his role expand even more inside the red zone this year, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

    Huddle Up: The Lions need someone to replace Anquan Boldin's 22 red zone targets last year - a mark that was good for third in the league. Riddick had five receiving touchdowns last year, all five were inside the 20 and three were from one yard out. Along with Eric Ebron, rookie Kenny Golladay and perhaps Ameer Abdullah, expect Riddick to become a key part of Detroit's attack near the goal line. Riddick should maintain RB2 status in fantasy.

  • Taylor Gabriel - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 7/26/17 8:53am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will be limited at the start of training camp with a strain in his lower leg. The team has a plan in place to ease him back.

    Huddle Up: Gabriel was kept out of minicamp due to the issue, but it doesn't sound serious. He emerged as a big-play receiver last year that probably won't produce a lot of volume. Mix and match him as a WR4 in fantasy.

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