Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 10/20/17 12:21pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Powell should be the starting running back for the Jets this week but will share snaps with Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire. He will be facing a solid Miami Dolphins run defense but can still be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in leagues.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/20/17 12:10pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi likely will be bothered by the knee for the rest of the season but will be able to play. He recorded his second 100-yard game last week and should receive a solid amount of carries against the New York Jets. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/20/17 12:04pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 20, and is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Parker probably will miss another game because of the injury and should be avoided in all leagues. Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo should see more playing time again this week, but Stills is probably the only one that can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 10/20/17 10:35am ET

    Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is 'one of the best players the NFL' and coaches need to do a better job using the scheme in order to get him the ball more often, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

    Huddle Up: Hilton was held to one catch for 19 yards during Week 6 in a plus-matchup against the Tennessee Titans. This week's opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, have shut down just about every passing game they have encountered, so it will be interesting to see if the Colts try to force the issue with Hilton. Given the difficult matchup, Hilton is more of a WR3 this week.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/20/17 10:20am ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) and TE Delanie Walker (calf) are listed as questionable on the Week 7 injury report. Both players could be game-time decisions against the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.

    Huddle Up: The Titans would be wise to use this opportunity to take advantage of a game they should win this week and the team's Week 8 bye by resting both players. Murray practiced in a limited fashion on Friday, while Walker missed Friday's session after being limited Thursday. Derrick Henry would be on the RB1/RB2 borderline if Murray misses the game, while Jonnu Smith could enter the TE1 conversation against a defense that hasn't defended the position well all year if Walker is ruled out.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 10:07am ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Huddle Up: Per Rivera, Benjamin had a 'good day' Friday and ran all the routes, so the concern the Carolina coaching staff had regarding his status Thursday appears to no longer be an issue. Given the matchup and the fact he is probably not operating anywhere close to 100 percent, owners are advised to bench him in fantasy if they have other similar options available.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/20/17 9:54am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice for a sixth straight time Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Parker was reportedly feeling 'much better' Thursday, so it appears he has a decent chance to come back from his sprained ankle in Week 8 if he cannot go this week against the New York Jets. Jarvis Landry figures to see double-digit targets, while Kenny Stills is a decent-upside, low-floor WR4 if Parker sits.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/20/17 9:31am ET

    Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) will play through a minor AC sprain in his right shoulder and start Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Dirk Koetter made the announcement Friday after apparently seeing the velocity he wanted to see from the former No. 1 overall pick, while Ryan Fitzpatrick will head back to the bench after coming on in relief in Week 6. The matchup is not a great one for Winston, as only the Jacksonville Jaguars have been stingier against fantasy quarterbacks than Buffalo, although Mike Evans and Cameron Brate are more attractive options with him under center.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 10/20/17 9:17am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was back at practice Friday, Oct 20, sporting a sleeve on the left knee that kept him from practicing the previous two days.

    Huddle Up: Considering how this thing is played out this week, Benjamin figures to be a game-time decision. With a difficult matchup in what should be a slow-paced slugfest with the Chicago Bears, it is advisable owners sit him down if they have other decent options going. As long as he can stay healthy, Benjamin will have a number of solid matchups over the second half of the season, so he'll be of plenty of use down the road.

  • Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/20/17 8:47am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) threw in the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Winston has a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills, and the game plan may not allow him to stand in the pocket for very long to chuck it downfield. He's a pretty lackluster QB1 option this week.

  • Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 10/20/17 8:28am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was out of practice Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: It looks very much like he'll be out this week against the Indianapolis Colts. Chris Ivory will take the reins in a good matchup. He'll be a low-end RB2 or flex option.

  • Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 10/20/17 8:15am ET

    New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Shepard is facing the Legion of Boom this week, and the Giants really scaled back their aerial attack last week in a surprising win over the Denver Broncos. You could see them mimicking that approach this week. Shepard could be limited, and Evan Engram might be the only receiving option to use this week.

  • Paul Perkins - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 10/20/17 8:12am ET

    New York Giants RB Paul Perkins (ribs) is out for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Orleans Darkwa took control of the backfield last week with 21 carries for 117 yards against the best defense against RBs in the league this season. The Seattle Seahawks have been good as well, but Darkwa makes a solid flex choice.

  • Andre Ellington - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/20/17 7:09am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (quadriceps) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ellington was a flex option against the Los Angeles Rams in PPR leagues, but scratch that notion. Kerwynn Williams probably isn't much of an option either.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/20/17 6:21am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) has been dealing with chronic knee soreness since the end of the preseason, which has required a day off each week for treatment. Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen hinted that it has stunted Ajayi's development in the passing game because of the missed repetitions. 'It is kind of an issue (because) he doesn't practice every single day,' Christensen said. 'So he probably needs the extra reps in the passing game, but when you get him out there you want to get your runs called.'

    Huddle Up: He tore his right anterior cruciate ligament six years ago, and there was concern that he'd require constant treatment to stay on the field when he came out of the NFL Draft. His lack of a touchdown and seven grabs for 23 yards are what have kept him from his RB1 potential up to this point. He has a so-so matchup against the New York Jets this week.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 10/20/17 6:10am ET

    Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins is likely to be shadowed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Watkins has six targets, two catches and 28 yards over the last three games, and he may need to be benched for this matchup. He is an interesting buy-low option on the trade market, though.

  • Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/19/17 10:28pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce had four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: It was the second straight game of less than 40 yards receiving for Kelce, but at least he managed to supplement his production with a touchdown this time. Next up is the Broncos, a team Kelce dominated to the tune of 19 receptions, 261 yards and a score in two games last season. Keep him plugged in as your starting TE.

  • Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/19/17 10:21pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill had six receptions, 125 receiving yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Hill shook off a few quiet outings in a row to torch the Raiders for a 64-yard touchdown as part of a 125-yard evening in Oakland. While he's not a surefire producer week in and week out, Hill's upside should keep him in your lineup as a WR2.

  • Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/19/17 10:13pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt carried the ball 18 times for 87 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Oct. 19. He added four receptions for 30 yards.

    Huddle Up: Make it seven straight of more than 100 total yards for Hunt, who continues to make big plays and move piles. The only asterisk to Hunt's unbelievable rookie campaign is the ongoing touchdown drought; he hasn't scored since Week 3 after scoring six times in his first three games. He'll get a nice break to recharge his batteries as the Chiefs don't play until Oct. 30 against the Broncos.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/19/17 9:47pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 25-for-36 for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during the team's Week 7 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: After scuffling a bit against the Steelers, Smith bounced back by topping the 300-yard passing mark for the third time this season -- for comparison, he surpassed that number just once all of last year. Smith also passed for multiple scores for the fourth time and has yet to throw an interception this season. The veteran continues to play the best ball of his career and is a must start for fantasy owners.

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