Fantasy Football News & Views
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski place on IR (Sat Dec 3, 04:28 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | T.Y. Hilton questionable for Week 13 (Sat Dec 3, 03:32 PM) [jump to this story]
Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin downgraded to out (Sat Dec 3, 01:06 PM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Sammy Watkins playing with broken foot (Sat Dec 3, 12:24 AM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | D.J. Foster back with Patriots Tue Nov 29, 05:44 PM
New England Patriots RB D.J. Foster cleared waivers and will re-sign to the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Foster is a versatile back who is a reliable pass-catcher. He's an interesting developmental prospect to watch in super deep dynasty leagues.|
Giants | Orleans Darkwa likely going to IR Tue Nov 29, 05:38 PM
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (leg) is likely heading to the Reserve/Injured list, according to a source.Link to story
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Giants | Eli Manning apologized to Sterling Shepard Tue Nov 29, 05:35 PM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he apologized to WR Sterling Shepard for not getting him the ball in the team's Week 12 game Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Cleveland Browns.
|Footballguys view: The rookie played 51 snaps against the Browns on Sunday but didn't receive a single target. He did rush the ball one time for a gain of 22 yards. Going forward, Shepard should be much more involved and he has the capability of posting WR3/flex numbers for fantasy owners.|
Eli Manning player page
Sterling Shepard player page
Buccaneers | Mike James waived by Buccaneers Tue Nov 29, 05:29 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James was waived by the team Tuesday, Nov. 29.Mike James player page
Buccaneers | Louis Murphy waived from IR Tue Nov 29, 05:28 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) was waived from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Louis Murphy player page
Cowboys | Cowboys injury report for Tuesday Tue Nov 29, 05:19 PM
Dallas Cowboys LBs Justin Durant (hamstring), Sean Lee (illness), CB Morris Claiborne (groin), OL Chaz Green (back) and S J.J. Wilcox (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29. DL Jack Crawford (foot), Demarcus Lawrence (back), Terrell McClain (thigh), OL Tyon Smith (back, hip) and S Barry Church (forearm) were limited participants, while DL David Irving (illness) practiced in full.Justin Durant player page
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Ravens | Justin Tucker is NFL's only perfect kicker Tue Nov 29, 05:18 PM
Baltimore Ravens K Justin Tucker is the only NFL kicker to remain perfect this season, converting on all 27 of his field goal attempts. Dating back to last season, Tucker has connected on 34 straight FGs, a streak that ranks as the sixth longest in NFL history. His 27 successful field goals this season lead the NFL.Justin Tucker player page
Bills | Buffalo makes four roster moves Tue Nov 29, 05:11 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Walter Powell (ankle) and DT Corbin Bryant (shoulder) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 29. In corresponding moves, WR Dezmin Lewis and DT Deandre Coleman were promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.Link to story
Corbin Bryant player page
Dezmin Lewis player page
Falcons | Adrian Clayborn out a few weeks Tue Nov 29, 04:58 PM
Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, according to a source. He will miss three to five weeks.
|Footballguys view: The Falcons need all the help they can get on defense, especially after losing star CB Desmond Trufant for the rest of the season. Clayborn is on track to return for a playoff run -- on the Falcons hope ends up in Houston at Super Bowl LI.|
Adrian Clayborn player page
Patriots | Marcus Cannon's extension details Tue Nov 29, 04:51 PM
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon's five-year extension is worth $32.5 million and includes $14.5 million in guaranteed money, according to a source.Link to story
Falcons | Atlanta makes several roster moves Tue Nov 29, 04:45 PM
Atlanta Falcons P Matt Wile was waived Tuesday, Nov. 29. Additionally, free-agents OG Trevor Robinson (Chargers) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Titans) were signed to the active roster, while free-agent OT Kevin Graf (Colts) was signed to the practice squad.Link to story
Blidi Wreh-Wilson player page
Falcons | Desmond Trufant placed on IR Tue Nov 29, 04:39 PM
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 29Link to story
Desmond Trufant player page
Bills | Logan Thomas signed by Buffalo Tue Nov 29, 04:23 PM
Detroit Lions TE Logan Thomas was signed by the Buffalo Bills off the Lions' practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Apparently, the Bills have been inspired by Terrelle Pryor's switch from QB to WR for the Browns. Thomas is big, physical and tough to bring down as a runner. A transition to another position was needed as his accuracy was nowhere near good enough to cut it at the pro level. In the deepest dynasty leagues, we'll be keeping an eye on Thomas and his development at tight end.|
Logan Thomas player page
Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy will play Tue Nov 29, 04:06 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (calf) said he's good to go for Week 13 despite wearing a walking boot Sunday, Nov. 27.Link to story
Gerald McCoy player page
Buccaneers | Major Wright back with Bucs Tue Nov 29, 04:01 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Major Wright agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday, Nov. 29, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Major Wright player page
Saints | Brandin Cooks ready for rebound? Tue Nov 29, 03:49 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks had been averaging 94 yards and one touchdown per game at home this season before last week's debacle.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners were burned by Cooks last week as he didn't see a single pass thrown his way against the Rams. He played 45 snaps, but coverage dictated that QB Drew Brees needed to go elsewhere with the football. The Saints are at home again this week, this time a surging Lions team comes to town. We'll consider Cooks a low-end WR2/flex option in this matchup even though he should be matched up against CB Darius Slay.|
Brandin Cooks player page
Cardinals | Chris Hubert re-signed to PS Tue Nov 29, 03:34 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Chris Hubert was re-signed to the practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Packers | James Starks faces tough test Tue Nov 29, 03:22 PM
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks will be up against a Houston Texans defense in Week 13 that has allowed only 58.8 rushing yards per game since Week 8. The Texans have not allowed a rushing touchdown since then.
|Footballguys view: The Packers aren't going to run the ball much (or effectively) anyway. On the season, the Texans have the 19th-ranked rush defense allowing an average of 107.5 rushing yards per game. Starks is only a flex option for fantasy owners, and we're not excited about his prospects in Week 13.|
James Starks player page
Vikings | Minnesota's Tuesday practice report Tue Nov 29, 03:10 PM
Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and CB Marcus Sherels (rib) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29. CB Mackensie Alexander (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (hip, FS Harrison Smith (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) were limited. CB Terence Newman (neck) and OT Jeremiah Sirles (hip) participated fully.Link to story
Terence Newman player page
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Eric Kendricks player page
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Vikings | Adam Thielen fully practices Tue Nov 29, 03:05 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Adam Thielen player page
Vikings | Sam Bradford remains limited Tue Nov 29, 03:01 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: You may be considering Bradford as a streaming option in Week 13. Bradford is facing a weak Cowboys pass defense, and he should get WR Stefon Diggs back for Thursday night's game.|
Sam Bradford player page
Vikings | Stefon Diggs limited again Tue Nov 29, 02:55 PM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: Diggs is on track to play against the Cowboys on Thursday night. We've got him as a WR2 in Week 13.|
Stefon Diggs player page
Patriots | Marcus Cannon agrees to extension Tue Nov 29, 02:39 PM
New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon agreed to a five-year contract extension Tuesday, Nov. 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Falcons | Desmond Trufant will miss rest of year Tue Nov 29, 02:18 PM
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) suffered a torn pectoral in Week 12 that will require surgery. He is done for the season and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list soon.
|Footballguys view: A crushing blow to the Falcons defense here. Trufant is one of the best CBs in the game today, and the rest of the defenders in the defensive backfield are known to give up yardage. In fact, the Falcons have the 32nd ranked pass defense this year and surrender an average of 282.2 passing yards per game. This injury won't help that number improve.|
Desmond Trufant player page
Vikings | Two Vikings may not play Thursday Tue Nov 29, 02:08 PM
Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion) and CB Marcus Sherels (ribs) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and are not expected to play Thursday, Dec. 1.Link to story
Vikings | Adrian Peterson ahead of schedule Tue Nov 29, 01:52 PM
Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is 'ahead of schedule', according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who told reporters Tuesday, Nov. 29, was not the first day Peterson was able to run sprints off to the side of practice.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to take note here. It seems like Peterson is on track to return later this season. A Week 15 or Week 16 return is certainly possible, and that's right in the thick of the fantasy playoffs. Make sure to check to see if Peterson is on your waiver wire. If he's there (and you have the spot on your bench), then now is the time to scoop him up.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Panthers | Carolina inks duo to practice squad Tue Nov 29, 01:45 PM
Free-agent OT Tyrus Thompson (Saints) and OT Jake Rodgers (Giants) were added to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Panthers | Dan France joins Carolina Tue Nov 29, 01:42 PM
Free-agent OT Dan France (Browns) was signed by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Bills | Seantrel Henderson suspended 10 games Tue Nov 29, 01:40 PM
Buffalo Bills OT Seantrel Henderson has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.Link to story
Panthers | Carolina lands Ryan Wendell Tue Nov 29, 01:37 PM
Free-agent OL Ryan Wendell (Patriots) was signed by the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Panthers | Gino Gradkowski headed to IR Tue Nov 29, 01:35 PM
Carolina Panthers C Gino Gradkowski (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Panthers | Ryan Kalil done for the season Tue Nov 29, 01:33 PM
Carolina Panthers C Ryan Kalil (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Vikings | Adrian Peterson running again Tue Nov 29, 01:24 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) was seen running several short sprints during the open portion of practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: This goes against reports that said Peterson had not yet been cleared to run as it was revealed by head coach Mike Zimmer that this wasn't the first time Peterson has run as he continues to recover from his knee injury. We could see Peterson return to the field in Week 15 or Week 16. Add him on the waiver wire if you can. Perhaps he doesn't play, but you at least want to keep potential points away from an opponent.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Vikings | Stefon Diggs gets in another practice Tue Nov 29, 01:03 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) participated in his second straight practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and he appears to be on track to return from a one-game absence in Week 13 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
|Footballguys view: The Vikings play on Thursday night, and it looks like Diggs is going to be available. He's on track to play against the Cowboys, and that team is weak against the pass. The Cowboys rank 31st in the league in pass defense and allow an average of 280.4 passing yards per game.|
Stefon Diggs player page
Steelers | DeAngelo Williams could return Week 13 Tue Nov 29, 12:56 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (knee) is 'perking up' and appears to be on track to return Week 13 against the New York Giants after undergoing minor knee surgery about three weeks ago, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
|Footballguys view: If Williams is out there, he's a valuable handcuff to grab off the waiver wire for Le'Veon Bell fantasy owners. If anything happened to Bell, Williams would post RB1 numbers during the fantasy playoffs which start Week 14 in most leagues.|
DeAngelo Williams player page
Steelers | Ladarius Green making solid progress Tue Nov 29, 12:49 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green should expect increased reps moving forward and has the coaching staff 'excited' about potential contributions, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
|Footballguys view: Go ahead and grab Green off the waiver wire if he's available. We're also excited about his potential...always have been, especially in this offense. As the fantasy playoffs near, Green is the type of player who could help you win and move on in the tournament.|
Ladarius Green player page
Eagles | Ryan Mathews remains day-to-day Tue Nov 29, 12:39 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not play as expected in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers and remains day-to-day, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners shouldn't be relying on Mathews, even if he does return to the field anytime soon. The Eagles will continue to see if Wendell Smallwood can do more as a featured player. Darren Sproles will also mix in as their receiving/change-of-pace back.|
Ryan Mathews player page
Eagles | Jordan Matthews expected to suit up Week 13 Tue Nov 29, 12:21 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, Nov. 29, but he is expected to be fine to play in Week 13 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Footballguys view: It sounds like this ankle injury is minor. The Bengals are a middling pass defense, allowing an average of 246 passing yards per game.|
Jordan Matthews player page
Cowboys | J.J. Wilcox unlikely to go Week 13 Tue Nov 29, 12:18 PM
Dallas Cowboys S J.J. Wilcox (thigh) is expected to sit out practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and unlikely to play in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.Link to story
Falcons | Taylor Gabriel drawing rave reviews Tue Nov 29, 12:06 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel has been 'great for us this year' and a 'sparkplug' for the offense, according to QB Matt Ryan.
|Footballguys view: Gabriel is maximizing his touches each week. Since Week 8, Gabriel is the number seven fantasy WR (on a points per game basis) in PPR leagues. He's done that on only 18 targets. Gabriel can work in as a runner on jet sweeps, and he's scored four touchdowns during this time to boost his fantasy numbers.|
Taylor Gabriel player page
Cowboys | Barry Church on track for Week 13 return Tue Nov 29, 11:59 AM
Dallas Cowboys S Barry Church (forearm) is expected to return from the broken forearm that has sidelined him for the last four games in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.Link to story
Barry Church player page
Browns | Robert Griffin cleared for contact Tue Nov 29, 11:43 AM
Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been cleared for contact Tuesday, Nov. 29. He will practice during the bye week with QB Cody Kessler (concussion) and QB Josh McCown, and the team will decide on a starter.
|Footballguys view: Griffin should be added off the waiver wire if you've got a spot on your bench. If he gets the starting nod, Griffin could post QB1 numbers due to his rushing ability and the talent around him with pass-catchers like Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman.|
Josh McCown player page
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Ravens | Asa Jackson to BAL practice squad Tue Nov 29, 11:02 AM
Free-agent CB Asa Jackson (Ravens) was re-signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
Eagles | Brandon Brooks out of hospital Tue Nov 29, 10:51 AM
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles OG Brandon Brooks (illness) was released from the hospital Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
49ers | Colin Kaepernick on a binge Tue Nov 29, 10:41 AM
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has 1,110 passing yards and eight touchdowns on 145 passing attempts over his last four games, and all of which are the highest four-game totals of his career.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers aren't winning, but "Ws" don't matter to fantasy owners. Kaepernick has QB1 upside every week and he makes for a great streaming option.|
Colin Kaepernick player page
Cowboys | No reduction in Ezekiel Elliott's workload Tue Nov 29, 10:01 AM
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not have his workload reduced, according to owner Jerry Jones.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys are built for a deep postseason run, and Elliott is the centerpiece of the offense. Fantasy owners can count on him as a RB1 each week.|
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Packers | Aaron Rodgers suffered hamstring injury Tue Nov 29, 09:59 AM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) said he suffered a hamstring injury in the second half Monday, Nov. 28, but he expects to play in Week 13.
|Footballguys view: Just keep an eye on this as the week of practice goes on. The Packers are at home versus the Texans in Week 13. The Texans have the 5th-best pass defense in the league and they only allow an average of 209.2 passing yards per game.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Eagles | Jordan Matthews to have MRI Tue Nov 29, 09:07 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) will have an MRI on his ankle, but the team isn't concerned that it's a bad sprain.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles travel to play the Bengals in Week 13. If we don't hear this is a high ankle sprain, then Matthews should be able to play. Keep an eye on his status during the week of practice, specifically on Friday to see if he can at least be limited.|
Jordan Matthews player page
Browns | Jonathan Cooper could start Tue Nov 29, 08:35 AM
Cleveland Browns C Jonathan Cooper could start at left guard in place of OG John Greco (foot), who was lost for the season, according to head coach Hue Jackson.Link to story
Bears | Daniel Braverman promoted Tue Nov 29, 08:16 AM
Chicago Bears WR Daniel Braverman will be promoted to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 29.Link to story
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