Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 7/16/19 12:24pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) told The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala that he is 'definitely not going to be full-go from the jump' in training camp. He also said the plan is to gradually work him back to full practices.

    Huddle Up: It goes without saying Sanders is a high-risk player for fantasy purposes this year, as Achilles tears are among the worst injuries for players who rely on making Quicken sharp cuts as much as receivers do. Sanders and fantasy owners alike should feel fortunate if he can regain his 2018 form at any point this season, making him more of a low-end WR4 option at best.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 7/16/19 11:13am ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's website.

    Huddle Up: Walker recently stated he wasn't sure if he would begin camp of the Physically Unable to Perform list, but he was optimistic he would be ready for the season opener. The Titans have little reason to rush the 35-year-old, who has been Marcus Mariota's favorite target since the latter entered the league. If he can return to form, it should come as no surprise if Walker has at least one more low-end TE1 season left in him.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 7/16/19 10:50am ET

    Retired TE Rob Gronkowski has a 40-percent chance of returning to play for the New England Patriots this season, a source close to the tight end told Pro Football Talk's Miuke Florio on Tuesday, July 16. The report speculates that Gronkowski may come back for the 'good stuff,' the end of the season and playoffs.

    Huddle Up: This obviously would be a huge turn of events for the Pats, but a late-season return wouldn't do much for fantasy GMs. Steer clear for now, but also keep your ears open if the Gronk rumors heat up.

  • Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 7/16/19 10:40am ET

    New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley led all running backs with 12 runs of at least 25 yards in 2018.

    Huddle Up: In the actual draft, the Giants were ripped for not taking a QB, but those who went with Barkley in their fantasy drafts weren't left disappointed. Now, entering Year 2, he's a legit candidate to go with the No. 1-overall pick in drafts.

  • Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 7/16/19 9:08am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen led all quarterbacks in 2018 with seven rushes of at least 25 yards.

    Huddle Up: Allen's rushing numbers, which consisted of 631 yards and a QB-most eight TDs, accounted for a whopping 43.6 percent of his fantasy points as a rookie. But he'll have to develop more as a passer to become anything more than a low-end QB2.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 7/16/19 5:47am ET

    New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa will be used more on the outside this year, whereas he was used on screen routes more last season. Head coach Adam Gase said that Enunwa needs to go down more instead of fighting for the extra inch in order to stay healthy.

    Huddle Up: Enunwa showed promise early last season, but high ankle sprains derailed him. He's a WR5 target with some upside in the up-and-coming offense.

  • Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 7/15/19 6:32pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) may start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: Wilson did not do much this offseason, so fantasy owners should monitor the situation during training camp. He played well at times last season and could be the No. 1 receiver for Miami this season if he is healthy. He has a chance to be a late-round option in fantasy drafts.

  • Andy Isabella - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/15/19 12:57pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella seems like 'a sure thing to have an initial chance,' in the opinion of Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com.

    Huddle Up: While Urban points out there are no absolutes beyond Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, the drumbeat continues to grow for the second-round rookie. Earlier this summer, NFL Media's Gil Brandt stated he believed Isabella would be the top producing rookie wide receiver in the league. Cut from the same mold as Brandin Cooks and attached to an offense that should throw the ball a lot, it would be a total surprise to see the 5-foot-7, 188-pounder emerge as a viable flex option in fantasy at some point in 2019.

  • David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 7/15/19 12:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's receiving skills 'should come back to the forefront' after being 'all but ignored last season,' in the opinion of Darren Urban of AZcardinals.com.

    Huddle Up: This has been the assumption among fantasy owners since Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury, but it always helps to get it confirmed from a scribe that covers the team like Urban does. Johnson's goal of a 1,000/1,000 season may be a bit too much to ask, but this figures to be the 27-year-old's best shot of hitting those marks since his incredible 2016 campaign. He's well worth a pick in the top half of the first round of most fantasy drafts.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 7/15/19 11:08am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has privately said he intends to hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract, according to Pro football Talk's Mike Florio via a league source.

    Huddle Up: Elliott still has two years left on his rookie contract, so this is a bit different than Melvin Gordon's situation. Unlike most of the running backs in the NFL in today's game, the two-time Pro Bowler has slightly more leverage here due to the lack of depth Dallas has at the position and how important he is to the Cowboys' offense. It's unlikely he'll hold out into the regular season though. However, if he does, rookies Mike Weber and Tony Pollard would likely split touches.

  • Cameron Artis-Payne - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 7/14/19 11:48pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey might see a little more help in the backfield, as head coach Ron Rivera searches for a secondary runner. '(McCaffrey) him touching the ball was no concern,' Rivera said. 'It was just the extra plays. So we have to look at that and find a way to take that load from him.' The team re-signed RBs Cameron Artis-Payne and Elijah Hood, they drafted RB Jordan Scarlett, signed Elijah Holyfield as an undrafted free agent and have RB Reggie Bonnafon in the mix as well.

    Huddle Up: McCaffrey will remain a first-round fantasy selection who will be the bellcow in Charlotte, but a little more rest, particularly late in games with the outcome already decided would not be a bad thing for C-Mac's long-term health. Fantasy owners shouldn't be terribly concerned.

  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 7/14/19 7:16pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling said he has been working out with retired WR Randy Moss four days a week to prepare of the upcoming season.

    Huddle Up: Valdes-Scantling is in the mix to to be the No. 2 receiver in Green Bay, and if he ends up starting across from Davante Adams, he will immediately become a WR4 with upside.

  • Antonio Callaway - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 7/14/19 6:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway has improved his game, according to QB Baker Mayfield, and Mayfield said he is 'very happy' with what he's seen out of Callaway during spring practices.

    Huddle Up: Callaway has a good chance to open the year as the No. 3 receiver because of his ability to stretch the field, but he will be an all-or-nothing fantasy option in that role. He's a late-round lottery ticket, at best.

  • C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 7/14/19 5:56pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise has head coach Pete Carroll 'fired up' heading into training camp. 'To add him into the competition is really nice,' Carroll said.

    Huddle Up: Once a promising PPR option, injuries have derailed Prosise's career. Even if he makes the roster, he won't be worth drafting.

  • Derrius Guice - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 7/14/19 10:11am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (hamstring) indicated that his hamstring injury is not serious.

    Huddle Up: Guice could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list but likely will not miss a lot of practice time. Guice probably will have to share playing time with Adrian Peterson this season but could still be a No. 3 fantasy running back if healthy.

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