Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Marqise Lee - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/16/19 1:06pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 16. The Jaguars did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Lee did not play in Week 2, so his status for Week 3 is still to be determined. Fantasy players likely will be able to find better options to use and can keep Lee on the bench.

  • D.J. Chark - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/16/19 1:05pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (ankle) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 16. The Jaguars did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Chark was targeted nine times in the Week 2 game and appears to have good chemistry with Gardner Minshew. He has scored a touchdown in each of the first two games and could be a flex option in some deeper leagues if he plays.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/16/19 12:06pm ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start for Week 3 versus the Dallas Cowboys, although head coach Brian Flores made it clear to the media Monday, Sept. 16, that the team is 'evaluating all positions.'

    Huddle Up: Nothing much to see here. The Dolphins have been horrendous thus far, averaging five points and 192 yards of offense. It doesn't seem like it will take much longer before Miami pulls the plug here, but the question is whether Josh Rosen will be given much of a chance to prove himself behind the same poor offensive line. Pretty much any Dolphin player is not worth using in fantasy at the moment.

  • Michael Gallup - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/16/19 11:48am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) is expected to miss two to four weeks with a torn meniscus in his knee, according to the Dallas Morning News' Calvin Watkins via a source. Gallup is not believed to have suffered any structural damage to his knee, however.

    Huddle Up: It's a bit of a blow to the Cowboys in that Gallup was really beginning to thrive as the vertical threat in Kellen Moore's offense, but the good news is he could be back as soon as Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers. Devin Smith makes for a strong fill-in in fantasy and reality in the interim, while Amari Cooper and perhaps even Jason Witten could see one to two more targets while Gallup is recovering.

  • James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/16/19 11:19am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (knee) is not expected to miss much - if any - time with the knee injury that sidelined him late in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, multiple teammates believe the injury is not serious, and Conner appeared to be moving fine walking around the locker room after the game.

    Huddle Up: While this isn't exactly getting clearance from a doctor, this news combined with the fact he is expected to do his usual Monday radio interview are good signs all is well. It hasn't been a good start to the season for Conner, but the Steelers may need to rely on him more now than ever with Ben Roethlisberger done for the year. Jaylen Samuels would get the start if Conner misses a game, but it looks like fantasy owners of Conner may have lucked out here.

  • Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/16/19 9:33am ET

    New York Giants QB Eli Manning was not immediately named the starter for Week 3 by head coach Pat Shurmur while meeting with reporters Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Manning hasn't been terrible thus far (556 yards passing, two touchdowns, two interceptions), especially considering most of his weapons are banged up at the moment. But the problem is it's unlikely to get any better for a player who has been a starting quarterback in the NFL for about three more years than he should have been. Rookie Daniel Jones may not get a start this week, but his time is coming. Neither quarterback will be anything more than a low-end QB2 at best for the foreseeable future.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/16/19 8:52am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will require surgery on his right elbow, and he'll miss the rest of the season.

    Huddle Up: This will have large ramifications on WR Juju Smith-Schuster, who will fall to a bottom-tier WR1 with Mason Rudolph under center. Depending on the severity of James Conner's (knee) injury, his value would increase in the interim. Rudolph is not a fantasy-viable quarterback outside of two-QB leagues.

  • Tyler Higbee - TE - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/16/19 8:26am ET

    Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee (lung) suffered a lung injury in Week 2 and was hospitalized as a precaution. He may miss a brief period of time.

    Huddle Up: Higbee isn't a great start in fantasy due to his inconsistent production. Gerald Everett will fill in, but he's just a buy-low candidate in DFS.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 8:22am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) will have an MRI Monday, Sept. 16, after suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. The injury didn't appear major, but they'll know more after the exam.

    Huddle Up: McCoy had a strong Week 1, but he only amassed 23 rushing yards and three catches for no yards in Week 2. Damien Williams (knee) also left the game, and McCoy is only worth starting if Williams were out for Week 3.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/16/19 7:46am ET

    Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) is expected to undergo thumb surgery as early as Monday, Sept. 16, and could miss six weeks.

    Huddle Up: The Saints don't have a bye until Week 9, which means he could be out until Week 10. If you have the roster space, hold on to him. However, it's certainly within the realm of possibility to let him go. Teddy Bridgewater could be worth streaming in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/16/19 7:08am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will be examined Monday, Sept. 16, to determine if he'll require elbow surgery.

    Huddle Up: If Big Ben is out for an extended period, he can likely be dropped in most formats because bye weeks are incoming soon. Mason Rudolph isn't a viable replacement in fantasy.

  • Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/16/19 5:20am ET

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) has a ligament issue with his throwing thumb that has him concerned that it's significant. The team will know more Monday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like Brees could miss a month at the very least. If the thumb required surgery, it could be eight to 12 weeks. If that were the case, it would be hard to hold on to him in single-year formats. Teddy Bridgewater could be a matchup play in the interim. Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks might be one of them to stream him for.

  • Mecole Hardman - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 12:54am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman hauled in four of his six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Hardman was blanked in his NFL debut last week, but he was anything but invisible in his second game as a pro. His 42-yard touchdown came on 3rd-and-20 and could have had a much bigger day had a 72-yard catch not been negated by a penalty. While no single player is going to step in and replace the production of the injured Tyreek Hill, Week 2 was a pretty clear indication the rookie is worth starting in fantasy during his absence.

  • Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 12:49am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught seven of his nine targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: It's easy to take Kelce's production for granted sometimes because he offers such a high floor. After a sub-par Week 1 by his standards, the 29-year-old is up to 10 catches for 195 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. Although next week's matchup against the Baltimore Ravens is far from an easy one, Kelce has proven to be about as matchup-proof as they come.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 12:36am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (knee) carried nine times for eight yards but hauled in three of his five targets for 48 yards in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries and did not gain a yard on his three receptions. However, Williams left late due to a right knee contusion, while McCoy suffered an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Williams has been very productive as a receiver so far, but he's mustered a mere 34 yards on 22 carries through two games. McCoy was much more productive as a runner in the opener, but the entire ground game was bottled up in Week 2. Should either player be forced to sit out Week 3, fantasy owners might get a chance to see what preseason star Darwin Thompson could do in more of a full-time role.

  • Josh Jacobs - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/16/19 12:28am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs carried 12 times for 99 yards in Week 2 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: About the only negative from the game was the lack of work in the passing game (again). Jacobs was drafted in part due to his ability to contribute as both a runner and receiver, but he's seen only one target through two games. He will have his hands full in Week 3 trying to get much going against the defense of the Minnesota Vikings, but owners are unlikely to have many other options with a floor of about 15 touches at their disposal.

  • Demarcus Robinson - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 12:20am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson erupted for 172 yards receiving and two touchdowns while catching all six of his targets in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: For some perspective, Robinson entered the contest with 44 catches for 500 yards and four touchdowns in 49 career games. Fantasy owners can do worse than place their faith in just about pass-catcher seeing significant time in this offense at the moment, and Robinson certainly earned more snaps with this effort. Owners shouldn't be afraid to scoop him up off waivers this week and start him in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Patrick Mahomes - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/16/19 12:06am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes finished 30-of-44 for 443 yards and four touchdowns in Week 2 versus the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Andy Reid is playing chess while opposing defensive coordinators are playing chess. Mahomes would be doing crazy things even if he didn't have Reid calling the shots, but the two of them together is lethal for defenses. Mahomes' 278 yards passing in the second quarter were the most for a player in any quarter since 2008. He should be considered the best play at his position against next week at home against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Michael Gallup - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/15/19 11:58pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, Sept. 16, according to a source. Gallup caught six of his eight targets for 68 yards in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins before departing.

    Huddle Up: Gallup has played a much more important role in Kellen Moore's offense than he did as a rookie under former play-caller Scott Linehan. It's unclear whether or not the MRI is precautionary, but any kind of absence from him would be unfortunate for a passing game that has been clicking on all cylinders so far. Expect an update on his status soon, although he could be held out of a very winnable game against the Miami Dolphins next week if there are any doubts about his health.

  • Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/15/19 11:50pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 25 of 43 passes for 231 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 15. Wentz also ran for a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Wentz was dealing with a skeleton crew on offense after injuries knocked several of his top weapons out of action. Wentz even came off the field for a bit and was replaced by Josh McCown. Given all that, and the fact that Nelson Agholor dropped a possible long touchdown, Wentz played a pretty respectable game. He remains a QB1, though do keep an eye on those injuries.

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