Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/21/17 12:12pm ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: A rule of thumb in the fantasy community over the last few years has been to start your wide receivers, and really any players, if they are playing the New Orleans Saints. With Greg Olsen gone, Benjamin has a good chance for a field day this weekend.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/21/17 12:07pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) remained limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: This is the game for Newton to break out in 2017. The New Orleans Saints are arguably the worst pass defense in the NFL. If Newton can't achieve a QB1 outing in Week 3 then it's time to start questioning his season-long value.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/21/17 12:01pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Stewart will be good to go in a great matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week. While he does split playing time with Christian McCaffrey, Stewart deserves RB2 attention in both standard and PPR leagues.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 9/21/17 11:34am ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Engram should be good to go as long as he passes the concussion protocol. Assuming he does, he makes for a low-end TE1 to high-end TE2 and would be a nice replacement if Tyler Eifert and or Jimmy Graham can't play.

  • Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
    Posted 9/21/17 11:29am ET

    New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited in practice again Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Beckham played last week, so it would be a surprise not to see him suit up this week. The question is how involved in the game plan will he be? Either way, start him as long as he's active, especially against a hurting Philadelphia Eagles secondary.

  • Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/21/17 11:26am ET

    New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Anderson appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 3 and will continue to see a solid amount of targets. He has caught six passes for 50 yards in the first two games of the season, but owners probably can find better options to use in their lineups.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/21/17 11:16am ET

    New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell, Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire will all receive playing time against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, according to offensive coordinator John Morton.

    Huddle Up: Powell entered the season as the starting running back, but Forte leads the team in rushing yards with 69 yards. Powell and Forte can still be flex options in point-per-reception leagues because of their pass-catching abilities. Owners can avoid McGuire for the time being.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 11:10am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) likely will be active for the team's Week 3 game even though he is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi received 28 carries in Week 2, so he is probably just resting his knee in order to prepare for Week 3. The New York Jets have allowed an NFL-worst 370 rushing yards in the first two games of the season, which makes Ajayi a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 11:05am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) likely will be active for the team's Week 3 game even though he is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It appears Parker is resting his injured ankle and should receive his normal workload against New York Jets. He recorded 85 yards in his first game of the season and should be a solid No. 2 fantasy receiver this week because of the favorable matchup.

  • George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/21/17 11:04am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) is expected to be active Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has yet to prove he deserves to be a TE1 in the first two games of his career, although he has been slowed by the injury. Keep him on the bench for now.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/21/17 10:44am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) has yet to practice this week after not practicing Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Cobb's status is iffy for Week 3. If he can't play then Jordy Nelson (if he plays) and Davante Adams will see the lion's share of Aaron Rodgers' targets. Martellus Bennett is also a quality start after receiving a team-high 11 targets last week.

  • Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/21/17 10:34am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) was not practicing for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: It looks like there will be a heavy dose of Javorius Allen in London's weekend forecast. If West plays he will assuredly be on a snap count. Allen has been one of the best surprises in the NFL so far this year. He can be started as an RB2 at worst and has more appeal in PPR formats.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 10:20am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: This is concerning since Parker was a limited participant yesterday. His status will need to be monitored heading into the weekend. If he plays then he should be started in a favorable matchup versus the New York Jets.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/21/17 10:10am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) remained absent from practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead hasn't been used much through the first two weeks of the season, but he did catch three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown last week. If Burkhead is unable to play then James White gains even more value in PPR leagues and can be used as at least a flex.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 9:55am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) has a minor knee ailment after the season opener, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: Landry has a good matchup against the New York Jets. He's on the WR2/WR3 apex this week.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/21/17 9:51am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) got nicked up a little in the season opener, but his ailment isn't serious, according to head coach Adam Gase.

    Huddle Up: That's good news for owners of the RB1. He has a good matchup against the New York Jets this week.

  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/21/17 9:49am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin has a good matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week, and the team is without TE Greg Olsen (foot) for an extended period. Benjamin should see more looks and is a good WR2 this week.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/21/17 8:45am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) is out of practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and appears unlikely to play in Week 3, in the opinion of ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: The entire offense has sputtered, and Tyler Kroft looks like he'll be the starter against the Green Bay Packers. He's only a basement option in DFS formats.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/20/17 9:45pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten leads all players at his position with 22 targets through the first two weeks, with the next-closest being Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, having logged 18 targets. Witten has turned all those throws his way into 17 catches for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Without question, the future Hall-of-Fame tight end is one of the most underrated in the league, having not even missed a game since his rookie year -- way back in 2003! -- and he's accumulated more than 60 catches in each of his 13 seasons since. He's currently on pace to rack up 176 targets, which would be a career high, and while he probably won't come close to that, Witten is proving that he can still serve as a capable TE1 in any fantasy league.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/20/17 8:56pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) said his 'expectations are to play' in the team's Week 3 game Sunday, Sept. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: As long as he is able to suit up, Nelson should have a delicious matchup on tap and be able to deliver his usual WR1 value opposite the reeling 0-2 Bengals. While Cincinnati has only yielded a combined 33 points in their first two games, Aaron Rodgers is typically at his best at Lambeau Field, and Nelson figures to be one of the usual beneficiaries of that performance.

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