Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Doug Martin - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/15/18 12:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch will not be released despite the addition of RB Doug Martin.

    Huddle Up: Oakland's backfield is somewhat of a conundrum with Martin now. He and Lynch figure to be in on the first two downs with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington splitting time on passing downs. Lynch remains the most valuable fantasy back, but his ceiling is obviously lowered with Martin. Don't draft Lynch as more than a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 3/15/18 12:34pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor will be the starter this season and he will have no competition, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

    Huddle Up: The question is does Jackson mean with the current roster or until they draft a rookie? Surely Taylor will have competition if/when the Browns draft a top rookie quarterback, but he would probably start the season in that case anyway. Either way, Taylor has some quality weapons on offense and arguably the best running ability among quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a fringe QB1 on his new squad.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 3/15/18 12:07pm ET

    Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) is re-signing to a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is one of the best at his position, but he has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. Over the last two seasons he has played in just 10 games, missing all but two in 2017. Ergo, the one-year deal makes sense. He's a touchdown machine when he's on the field, but the risk just isn't worth it at his price tag.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/15/18 11:27am ET

    Free-agent RB Doug Martin (Buccaneers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Thursday, March 15, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Marshawn Lynch should be able to hold off the oft-injured Martin for the starting job, but this move puts a damper on his fantasy value. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington will maintain pass-catching duties, so Martin is no more than a flex in this scenario.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/15/18 11:20am ET

    Free-agent WR Jordy Nelson (Packers) is not a done deal for the Oakland Raiders. The New Orleans Saints are pushing hard for Nelson and the Seattle Seahawks also remain interested.

    Huddle Up: Nelson is now one of the most popular names in free agency and is obviously in high demand. He has a lost a step or two with injury and age, but his size and speed make him a valuable asset in any offense. He'll be a solid fit in any of those offenses and can be drafted as a WR3 if he's healthy.

  • C.J. Fiedorowicz - TE - Houston Texans
    Posted 3/15/18 9:45am ET

    Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has been placed on the Reserve/Retired list. Fiedorowicz suffered multiple concussions in his NFL career.

    Huddle Up: With Fiedorowicz gone, Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson figure to be more involved in 2018. The Texans implemented a committee approach in 2017 and could do the same this year. That being said, neither Griffin nor Anderson is a viable weekly TE1.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - Free Agent
    Posted 3/15/18 9:20am ET

    Free-agent RB Danny Woodhead (Ravens) has been contacted by the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Neither of those teams is ideal for Woodhead from a fantasy standpoint. Both backfields are already crowded and Woodhead would most definitely be relegated to a change-of-pace role. That's not even factoring in his extensive injury history. No matter where Woodhead lands, proceed with caution.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/15/18 8:47am ET

    Free-agent WR Jordy Nelson (Packers) is being sought to sign by the Oakland Raiders after a positive visit. The team would release WR Michael Crabtree if a deal is done.

    Huddle Up: Nelson doesn't have the WR1 clout anymore, but he can be a good WR2 in PPR formats.

  • Brandon Coleman - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/14/18 9:22pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman was not tendered by the team, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    Huddle Up: Coleman was largely unimpressive during his three years in New Orleans, as while he played in all possible 48 regular season games, he failed to surpass 30 catches in any season. It's hard to envision him landing in a situation where he can turn into a WR3 or WR4 for fantasy purposes.

  • A.J. McCarron - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 3/14/18 8:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, new Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron will earn at least $10 million over two years with $6.5 million available in incentives.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is probably going to be the starter in Buffalo at the onset of campaign, but due to the club's lack of depth in their supporting cast, he's really just an option for two-quarterback formats. The former Bengal flashed some success when he got the chance to start for a time during the 2015 campaign, but he's not likely to duplicate that in his current situation.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 3/14/18 7:17pm ET

    Free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions on Friday, March 16.

    Huddle Up: It would be a good fit for Blount to land with the Lions, who have not had a desirable running game in years. In fact, they just produced the league's worst rush attack this past season, so it's a sure bet that Detroit will do something to address this obvious need. Blount saw his numbers go down in 2017 but he could potentially be a legit RB2 as the Lions' lead back.

  • Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 3/14/18 6:52pm ET

    Free-agent RB Frank Gore (Colts) is close to reaching a contract agreement with Detroit Lions, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Gore is one of several veteran running backs that the Lions have met with this offseason. He could receive most of the carries if he joined the Lions but would have to share work with Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah. Gore could be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues if the deal is finalized.

  • T.J. Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
    Posted 3/14/18 4:41pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones was given an original-round tender on Wednesday, March 14.

    Huddle Up: Jones played both inside and outside receiver spots last season, and the team still views him as a capable and versatile backup receiver. Still, his fantasy value is rather minimal.

  • Ryan Grant - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/14/18 4:37pm ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Ryan Grant (Redskins) officially agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, March 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but an earlier report stated that it is a four-year deal worth $29 million.

    Huddle Up: Grant probably will be at least the No. 3 receiver for the Ravens this season and could even be in the starting lineup. He is coming off a solid 2017 season and could be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in deeper fantasy leagues.

  • A.J. McCarron - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 3/14/18 4:25pm ET

    The Buffalo Bills and free-agent QB AJ McCarron agreed to terms on a two-year deal Wednesday, March 14. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

    Huddle Up: McCarron will be the veteran bridge quarterback and mentor to a young rookie the team is expected to bring in. For fantasy purposes, he has low-end QB2 at this point.

  • Quincy Enunwa - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 3/14/18 4:18pm ET

    New York Jets restricted free-agent WR Quincy Enunwa received the second-round tender offer Wednesday, March 14.

    Huddle Up: Enunwa missed most of the 2017 season because of an injury but should compete for a starting job next season. The Jets may use him as their No. 3 receiver in 2018, which makes him a late-round option in deeper leagues.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/14/18 4:02pm ET

    Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Redskins) is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Pryor struggled this past season with the Redskins but has shown he can be a starting receiver for a team. Pryor has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season depending on his situation.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 3/14/18 3:00pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a trade for QB Trevor Siemian from the Denver Broncos, a source said Wednesday, March 14.

    Huddle Up: Siemian will serve as the backup to newly added QB Kirk Cousins in the Twin Cities. He will have no fantasy appeal unless Cousins suffers some sort of long-term injury.

  • Torrey Smith - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 3/14/18 2:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith was officially acquired by the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for CB Daryl Worley.

    Huddle Up: Smith should serve as a deep threat for the Panthers this season and will have some fantasy value because of his big-play ability. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in 2018.

  • Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/14/18 2:39pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was officially traded to the Washington Redskins Wednesday, March 14, in exchange for CB Kendall Fuller and a 2018 third-round draft choice.

    Huddle Up: Patrick Mahomes will take over as the starting quarterback for the Chiefs and has a chance to have success because of the pass catchers on the roster. Owners in most leagues should consider him a No. 2 quarterback, but he can be a No. 1 quarterback in keeper leagues.

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