Fantasy Football Breaking News

  • Adam Humphries - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 8/14/19 11:42am ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Adam Humphries (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 14. Head coach Mike Vrabel said Humphries will be reevaluated and hopefully will be able to practice Thursday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy players should monitor the situation to see if Humphries will miss any significant time because of the injury. He should serve as the slot receiver for the Titans and likely will receive a solid amount of targets. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Duke Johnson - RB - Houston Texans
    Posted 8/14/19 11:20am ET

    Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is still sidelined because of his hamstring injury and will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: Johnson has a chance to earn a solid role in the offense but needs to recover from his injury. He can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he should be involved in the passing game and will also have value in standard leagues.

  • Kenyan Drake - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/14/19 11:07am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) will miss some time because of a foot injury, but head coach Brian Flores said the team hopes Drake will be ready for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Drake has been competing for the starting running back job but should receive a solid amount of targets even if he is not the starter. He can be considered a No. 3 running back in some leagues depending on his role.

  • Damien Harris - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/14/19 10:36am ET

    New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (hand, wrist) has been dealing with a minor hand or wrist injury.

    Huddle Up: It was strange that he hadn't seen many repetitions. Harris is still an RB5, but he's losing valuable reps.

  • Josh Rosen - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/14/19 10:06am ET

    Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen is working with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 14, and is receiving 'true starter burn' this week in practice, according to beat writer Cameron Wolfe.

    Huddle Up: Rosen has some burn in dynasty leagues, but there are far better upside QB2 selections in traditional formats for now.

  • N'Keal Harry - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 8/14/19 7:55am ET

    New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (hamstring, foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.

    Huddle Up: Harry has some sneaky upside if he can remain healthy. Look at him as a late-round flyer in traditional leagues.

  • Kenyan Drake - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/14/19 7:16am ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (leg) was wearing a walking boot Wednesday, Aug. 14, after leaving practice the previous day.

    Huddle Up: There are no specifics, but Kalen Ballage has already been rising up draft boards. It might be tough to land him as an RB4 now. Drake could still wind up ahead of Ballage to start the season, but keep tabs on the severity of his ailment.

  • Mitchell Trubisky - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 8/14/19 6:36am ET

    Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is 'way past' where he was last season in reading defenses, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Trubisky was not always in tune with reading blitzes and coverages because he was so worried about getting the play called. Now, he's playing off of instincts.

    Huddle Up: It's a promising tidbit, but it also needs to be shown on the field. There are a lot of quarterbacks jumbled in the midrange to low-end QB1 area this year. Some are aging, and some haven't taken that next step. Trubisky could be jumbled into that pot or as a high-end QB2.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 8/13/19 6:33pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is not expected to travel with the team as it heads to Hawaii to play the Dallas Cowboys in exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 17. 'That's something that I would say, more likely than not, but we're still working through the specifics of that as we kind of get closer and closer to that. I don't have the full answer, but more likely than not, he will not go,' head coach Sean McVay said.

    Huddle Up: Gurley wants to make the trip, but he said he will defer to McVay. It's a curious decision if McVay is as healthy as the Rams want everyone to believe, although it is also understandable why they wouldn't want an important player with a knee issue on a long flight, especially when he isn't going to play a snap anyway. Much will probably be made of the decision to leave Gurley behind if it happens, but owners should wait for something a bit more substantial before making a final decision on him for this season.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/13/19 5:46pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he's willing to continue contract negotiations with QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott and WR Amari Cooper in the regular season.

    Huddle Up: This is least promising for Elliott, who has said he won't play this season without a new deal. With Jerry apparently willing to play hardball, drafting the elite running back won't be for the faint of heart.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 8/13/19 5:08pm ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (ankle) is unlikely to play in the preseason due to an ankle issue, according to general manager Chris Ballard Tuesday, Aug. 13. Ballard said he's not ready to say the regular-season opener is in jeopardy due to the injury and Luck will continue rehabbing.

    Huddle Up: This is not good news for a consensus top-five fantasy quarterback. The breaks should be pumped on drafting Luck for now, who is currently being selected in the fifth round on average in standard leagues. This situation will need to be monitored through the rest of the preseason to see if he's at least able to return to practice.

  • Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 8/13/19 4:58pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum is on a path to being named the Week 1 starter under center, according to Rick Snider of The Washington Post, Tuesday, Aug. 13. Colt McCoy (undisclosed) sat out Tuesday's practice due to what head coach Jay Gruden called soreness. Rookie Dwayne Haskins has still looked 'like the rookie he is,' according to Snider.

    Huddle Up: Keenum certainly has more fantasy appeal than McCoy, but Haskins is the only one worth worrying about as a dynasty stash or late-round target in deeper keeper leagues.

  • Jeff Driskel - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 8/13/19 4:17pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel took snaps at wide receiver Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the request of head coach Zac Taylor, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic. 'I'm still competing at quarterback,' Driskel said. 'That's what I want to be. That's what I think I can be. But I just want to show that I can add value to this team in other ways and show that I want to contribute and can contribute.'

    Huddle Up: Driskel is in competition with fourth-round pick Ryan Finley to be Andy Dalton's backup at quarterback. The Bengals seem to be trying to make Driskel their own variation of New Orleans Saints utilityman Taysom Hill, but even the original didn't have any predictable fantasy value.

  • Kenyan Drake - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 8/13/19 4:03pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (lower body) limped off the practice field Tuesday, Aug. 13, due to an apparent lower-body injury. Head coach Brian Flores didn't offer specifics after practice but said 'hopefully he's back out there tomorrow.'

    Huddle Up: Drake will likely split work with Kalen Ballage when both are healthy this season. Any amount of missed time for either could open the door for the other, capping their draft stock as RB3s in standard leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/13/19 3:28pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with plantar fascia irritation, according to a source who adds 'he'll be fine.'

    Huddle Up: Cooper isn't yet expected to miss any regular-season action, but it would be nice to see him get back on the practice field ahead of time. The fringe WR1 needs to be watched closely.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 8/13/19 3:18pm ET

    Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he plans to play his starters for 'a quarter or so' against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 15 in the second preseason. 'It'll be a good test for our first time running this offense in another stadium, on the road, against a really good defense,' QB Aaron Rodgers said after Tuesday's practice.

    Huddle Up: The high-profile Packers offense is always flush with fantasy options when healthy so it'll be important to see how the receiving corps works Thursday. Keep a close eye on who is getting the playing time with Rodgers among Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown and J'Mon Moore.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 8/13/19 12:02pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is reportedly back to running routes at full speed after spending most of the early part of training camp recovering from a foot injury, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Huddle Up: The plan all along has been to take it slow with Jones and reduce his reps, so things appear to be progressing just as everyone hoped. Jones should be among the top five receivers off the board on draft day, if not the first one.

  • Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 8/13/19 11:58am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's return in time for the season opener against the New York Giants may have no better than a 50-50 proposition, according to comments made by CBS Sports color analyst Tony Romo.

    Huddle Up: Romo's opinion is notable here because he should know a little bit about the inner workings of team owner Jerry Jones and the way the team goes about its business given his ties to the franchise. Owners can probably hold out hope a little bit longer, but if Zeke hasn't returned by the end of next week, he will almost certainly not be as ready physically as he needs to be for the opener. He's shaping up to be the biggest risk-reward pick in the first round of fantasy drafts.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 8/13/19 11:44am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is 'a complete player' who can 'do anything that he wants,' according to offensive coordinator Mike Groh. Jackson appears to be rejuvenated by his return to Philadelphia and is thrilled with head coach Doug Pederson's offense, telling NBC Sports Philadelphia's Reuben Frank that 'we got some dope stuff in this year' and the 'kind of stuff (Pederson) has up his sleeve for this offense ... is unbelievable.'

    Huddle Up: Jackson is a screaming value at his mid-10th round ADP, and it's only a matter of time before owners start catching on to what insiders have known for a few months - Carson Wentz and Jackson are about as perfect of a match as any fantasy owner could hope for. There is a distinct possibility Jackson ends up beating his ADP by three or four rounds.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 8/13/19 10:59am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he doesn't believe he'll be on a snap-count limit come Week 1 of the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Sanders has tumbled down the WR ranks due to last season's injury and age (32), but he continues to appear well ahead of schedule in training camp. It's a very real possibility that he winds up leading the Broncos in receiving and proves to be an extremely valuable late-draft fantasy pickup.

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