Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 12/16/18 12:16pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (rib) has returned to the Week 15 game after missing some time because of a rib injury.

    Huddle Up: Jones should be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 12/16/18 12:07pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 15 game and will not return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Boyd's injury in the near future, but it not a good sign that he was ruled out of the game. John Ross, Joshua Malone and Alex Erickson would be the main receivers for the Bengals if Boyd misses time but would not be strong fantasy options.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 12/16/18 11:59am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (rib) suffered a rib injury during the Week 15 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Jones will be able to return to the game. His availability likely will be determined by his pain tolerance. Jones is a must-start option when he is healthy.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 12/16/18 11:52am ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore (foot) has been diagnosed with a foot sprain and will not return to the Week 15 game, according to a source. Gore underwent X-rays on his foot, but they were negative.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation over the next week to see if Gore has a chance to play in Week 16. Kalen Ballage and Kenyan Drake would share playing time at running back if Gore is ruled out and both can be flex options.

  • Aaron Jones - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 12/16/18 11:22am ET

    Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) will not return to the team's Week 15 game because of his knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Jones' status in the next day or two. Jamaal Williams will be the starting running back if Jones misses more time and could be a flex option for owners.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 12/16/18 10:53am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the team's Week 15 game Sunday, Dec. 16. His return is listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: The veteran back had five early carries for 14 yards but left after being tackled awkwardly on a run. Kenyan Drake and Brandon Bolden are in line to pick up the slack if Gore can't return.

  • Marcus Murphy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 12/16/18 10:51am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (arm) suffered an arm injury during the Week 15 game and is considered doubtful to return.

    Huddle Up: Murphy was receiving most of the work in the Week 15 game with LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory inactive but will be the third running back sidelined. Keith Ford should receive most of the carries with the other backs injured but would only be a flex option in deeper leagues if he starts next week.

  • Aaron Jones - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 12/16/18 10:19am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 15 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Jones will be able to return to the game. Jamaal Williams will receive a majority of the work at running back if Jones misses time and could be a flex option.

  • Zach Zenner - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 12/16/18 10:14am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner got the start in Week 15 on Sunday, Dec. 16.

    Huddle Up: With Kerryon Johnson still out with a knee injury, Zenner looks to have overtaken LeGarrette Blount as the Lions' top back after outperforming the latter in the previous game, rushing 12 times for 54 yards a TD. Blount had 12 carries for 33 yards in the contest.

  • Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 12/16/18 9:22am ET

    Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has been replaced by rookie Lamar Jackson as the team's starter and is not expected back with the team next season. 'Look at Flacco's future: He's 33 years old, he's set to make $18.5 million dollars next year,' the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Sunday, Dec. 16 on NFL Game Day Morning. 'The Ravens are expected to move on from him this offseason. They'll incur $16 million of dead money, but, of course, they're not going to bring him back as a backup making $16 million. All of which is to say if Flacco decides he wants to continue playing, he's actually going to be a fairly coveted free agent this offseason. Rarely do starting quarterbacks become available, and Joe Flacco absolutely is.'

    Huddle Up: Flacco averaged 273.9 passing yards per game this season with 12 TD passes and six interceptions as a low-end QB2 and will be at or near the top of the list of the veteran QBs available.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 12/16/18 9:07am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore has rushed for the 10th-most yards (708) for a player with no touchdowns in league history. The last players to rush for at least 700 yards and no scores were Marcel Shipp (830 with the 2003 Arizona Cardinals) and Michael Pittman (751 with the 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

    Huddle Up: Gore leads the Dolphins in rushing attempts (151) and touches (163), but it's fellow RB Kenyan Drake who's totaled nine TDs to Gore's one (a receiving score) on the season and is the better fantasy play, although both are low-end flex options.

  • Tavon Austin - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 12/16/18 8:28am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Tavon Austin (groin) will not be active for Week 15's game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source. However, the team is optimistic that he will return before the end of the regular season and be ready for the playoffs.

    Huddle Up: Austin had been listed as questionable on the injury report after participating in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week on a limited basis. However, he shouldn't be viewed as a great fantasy option even when healthy.

  • Lamar Miller - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 12/16/18 8:15am ET

    Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller's (ankle) ankle injury is not considered serious, and he may be able to play in the Week 16 game, according to a source. Miller should be ready for the start of the playoffs in case he misses any regular season games.

    Huddle Up: Owners should monitor Miller's practice participation next week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 16. He is a solid No. 2 running back in all leagues when he is healthy. Alfred Blue and D'Onta Foreman likely would receive playing time if Miller misses any time and could be flex options.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 12/16/18 8:11am ET

    Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) suffered cracked ribs during the Week 14 game but will be able to play in the Week 15 game.

    Huddle Up: Roethlisberger missed only one day of practice this week and likely will not have any limitations this week. He likely will need to throw a lot against the New England Patriots and should be a No. 1 quarterback in leagues.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 12/16/18 8:08am ET

    The New York Giants appear increasingly likely to bring back QB Eli Manning for the 2019 season, since he has played well recently and because they do not appear to have their quarterback of the future on the current roster, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: The 37-year-old Manning has thrown 10 touchdowns and two interceptions over his last five games and should remain in the starting role as long as the team remains mathematically alive for playoff contention. Despite his recent success, he should not be viewed as anything more than a QB2 in any format.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 12/16/18 7:36am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will not play in Week 15's game against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McCoy had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week but it's not surprising that he will be held out, with the Bills having been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. There's a good chance that Chris Ivory (shoulder) will also be deactivated, meaning that Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford could share carries this afternoon. Murphy is worthy of consideration as a flex option in deeper leagues if Ivory is also ruled out.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 12/16/18 6:18am ET

    Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) has been released from the hospital after undergoing multiple surgeries on his broken leg and battling an infection in the leg, according to multiple league sources.

    Huddle Up: There is optimism that Smith will be able to play again, so fantasy owners should monitor this situation throughout the offseason. When healthy, he should be viewed as a QB2, although he is unlikely to go undrafted in most leagues in 2019 due to the severity of the injury.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 12/16/18 5:48am ET

    Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy could receive the bulk of the carries for Week 15's game against the Detroit Lions if RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are deactivated.

    Huddle Up: Murphy is averaging 5.2 yards on 41 carries this season but should not be viewed as anything more than a desperation flex option in deep seasonal leagues if both McCoy and Ivory are held out of action. Keith Ford, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week, could also receive a handful of carries versus Detroit but he is not a viable fantasy option.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 12/16/18 5:20am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 15's game against the New England Patriots but is expected to return for Week 16's game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Jaylen Samuels will continue to receive the bulk of the action in Pittsburgh's backfield as long as Conner is sidelined and he should be viewed as an RB2 or flex option in most fantasy formats. Stevan Ridley could also see a handful of carries versus New England and possesses some value in deeper leagues and DFS.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 12/16/18 5:17am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to be able to return for Week 16's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been sidelined since sustaining a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament in Week 12 but appears poised to return to action just in time to help seasonal owners who were fortunate enough to make it to the championship round without his services. When healthy, he should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

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