The Huddle's Fantasy Player News Feed

Fantasy football player news and analysis from The Huddle.
  1. John Brown - Cards' wideout Brown under the radar
    Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown finished the 2015 season with 1,003 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games.
    Huddle Up: The second-year WR finished second in all three categories to veteran Larry Fitzgerald, and while his deep speed is an integral part of the Cards' aerial attack, his continued success hinges a great deal upon another career-esque year from Carson Palmer, who will be 37 before the season is over.
  2. Andre Williams - Williams, Darkwa fighting for roster spot?
    New York Giants RBs Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa are likely competing with each other for a roster spot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
    Huddle Up: With exciting fifth-round rookie Paul Perkins added to the N.Y. RB mix headed by Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, Williams and Darkwa have fallen even farther off the fantasy radar. Keep your draft distance.
  3. Doug Baldwin - Doug Baldwin signs extension
    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin signed a four-year contract extension through 2020 on Tuesday, June 28. The deal is worth a total of $46 million, with $24.25 million in guaranteed money, according to a source.
    Huddle Up: The undrafted wideout has parlayed his stunningly successful career year (78-1,069-14) into quite the nice payday, but beware of reaching too high for him in fantasy drafts as his TD numbers are about to regress.
  4. C.J. Prosise - Seattle rookie Prosise needs good camp
    Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hip) is going to need to have a really good training camp after not being able to participate fully this offseason with a hip flexor, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
    Huddle Up: Yeah, the rookie needs to get on the field and show his wares, but keep in mind that projected starter Thomas Rawls also has been MIA due to injury this offseason so things are very much unsettled all-around in the Seattle backfield heading into training camp.
  5. Danny Amendola - Amendola says he's feeling good
    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle, knee) said he feels really good after undergoing two minor procedures this offseason.
    Huddle Up: A perennial health risk with the Rams, Amendola has played in 42 of a possible 48 regular-season games with the Pats, but that still doesn't do as much as it should for his fantasy stock, given that's he's no better than the No. 3 pass-catching option in N.E. even on the best of days with Gronk and Julian Edelman occupying the top two rungs.
  6. Ezekiel Elliott - Rookie Elliott could see big workload
    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott could receive 280 to 300 carries in his rookie season, in the opinion of David Helman of dallascowboys.com.
    Huddle Up: Alfred Morris and/or (the currently-injured) Darren McFadden are capble fill-in options, but Jerry Jones didn't spend the No. 4-overall pick on a 50-50 timeshare back and that's precisely why the rookie is in such high demand in drafts this summer.
  7. Marcus Mariota - Titans' Mariota just wants to win
    Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said he will hand the ball off 40 times if that's what it takes to win. 'That's what's important to me, to (give) us an opportunity to win,' Mariota said. 'Having those two workhorses back there should help us out.'
    Huddle Up: Despite finishing in a tie for the league's worst record (3-13), the Titans attempted the 21st fewest passes in the NFL last season, and it could sensibly dip from there Tennessee has a better team this season and has beefed up the RB position considerably with the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. In other words, you're not drafting Mariota as No. 2 QB because of his aerial-volume potential.
  8. Amari Cooper - Raiders' Cooper feeling comfortable
    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper has received praise for his performance during the team's offseason program, and he has continued to build rapport with QB Derek Carr. He has appeared confident and comfortable this spring.
    Huddle Up: Cooper struggled down the home stretch last season, but his talent and potential are undeniable and he still should be drafted as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 this summer.
  9. Le'Veon Bell - Steelers' Bell targets 3rd preseason game
    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is optimistic to be ready by the third preseason game.
    Huddle Up: It seems a little optimistic considering the RB wasn't injured until Week 8 last year, but let's see where we are come early August.
  10. Nick Vannett - TE Vannett a pleasant surprise
    Seattle Seahawks rookie TE Nick Vannett has exceeded expectations so far in his first offseason. Head coach Pete Carroll said Vannett is a natural pass-catcher despite being billed as more of a blocking tight end. 'He shows the savvy and instincts that you hope a guy has,' Carroll said, adding that QB Russell Wilson has really clicked with Vannett.
    Huddle Up: The third-round pick is a name to keep in mind -- along with Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet -- if Jimmy Graham can't make it all the way back from last season's knee injury.
  11. Robert Griffin III - RG3 has been underwhelming so far
    Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to earn the starting job during the offseason, training camp and the preseason. Beat writer Tony Grossi said in a radio interview Monday, June 27, that Griffin has been underwhelming. 'He is learning a new offense. First of all he is healthy, he's very healthy. He looks physically like the old Robert Griffin in that he's moving great, he can zing the ball pretty well, but that's just the first step,' Grossi said.
    Huddle Up: Fortunately for RG3, all he has to do is beat out Josh McCown for the Browns' starting gig. So if he can work his way up to simply "whelming", he'll probably be Cleveland's starter.
  12. Keith Marshall - Two Redskins rookies may not make team
    Washington Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall and rookie QB Nate Sudfeld were left off the 53-man roster projection by Mike Jones of The Washington Post.
    Huddle Up: A seventh-round pick, Marshall has the potential to push Matt Jones for carries in Washington--but he'll need to flash something early in training camp to get enough touches to do so.
  13. Jeremy Langford - Jeremy Langford dropped passes
    Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford led all running backs in drop rate last season, with eight of 30 catchable targets hitting the ground.
    Huddle Up: That's not good for a guy who hopes to be the Bears' feature back, and whose fallback plan is to be their pass-catching back. It's something to keep an eye on in training camp; if Langford continues to struggle catching the football, it's going to cut into his workload.
  14. Vernon Davis - Vernon Davis could miss final roster
    Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis may not make the final roster if he does not improve as a pass-catcher and blocker, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones currently has Davis penciled in as the No. 4 tight end in Washington.
    Huddle Up: Davis' fantasy value has fallen off a cliff since his 49ers heyday. Right now he's at best an injury handcuff to Jordan Reed, and even that is looking like an overly optimistic projection.
  15. Nate Washington - Nate Washington has struggled
    New England Patriots WR Nate Washington had trouble getting on the same page as QB Tom Brady during organized team activities. He's at risk of missing the final roster if he does not impress at training camp.
    Huddle Up: Bad news for Washington, as there's definitely an opportunity for a capable pass-catcher in New England. Fantasy owners weren't looking at him as anything more than a late-round flier, but now it's looking as if that pick will be best spent elsewhere.
  16. Mike Wallace - Mike Wallace not as fast
    Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said he isn't as fast as he was as the slot receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers four years ago, but he thinks he can still get it done. 'I think I've gotten better, even though (the) numbers don't say so,' Wallace said. 'I think I'll get better this year, and I'll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve.'
    Huddle Up: Wallace will have a strong-armed quarterback better suited to capitalize on his strengths. And even if he isn't quite as fast as he used to be, he has enough speed to carve out a Torrey Smith-like role in the Baltimore offense.
  17. Tyler Lockett - Tyler Lockett will have important role
    Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will be moved around on offense in 2016 and is a central part of the team's offensive plans, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Lockett has spent this offseason working on beating press coverage.
    Huddle Up: The Seahawks' offense had to transition to more reliance on the pass last season after Marshawn Lynch went down with an injury, and Russell Wilson was up to the challenge. With Lynch retired, the onus will be on Wilson and the passing game once again--and that means Lockett will have a chance to build on last season's success.
  18. Carson Wentz - Wentz may be Philly's No. 3 QB
    Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz might not even dress on game days, and QB Chase Daniel would likely take over as the starter if QB Sam Bradford goes down, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski.
    Huddle Up: Wentz is facing a huge jump going from the FCS to the league's No. 2 overall draft pick, but if the competition is close, look for Wentz to get the benefit of the doubt given the price the Eagles paid to move up in the draft.
  19. Julius Thomas - Jags' TE Thomas dominant in OTAs
    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas has looked unstoppable in OTAs, according to beat writer Hays Carlyon.
    Huddle Up: The 6-4, 250-pound Thomas is definitely a mismatch for DBs, but the key question is health as he's never played more than 14 games in any of his first five NFL seasons.
  20. Emmanuel Sanders - Sanders not worried about contract
    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his contract but is not worried about his contract situation because he believes something will be worked out.
    Huddle Up: Sanders did end the 2015 season -- playoffs included -- as the Broncos' best receiver, but it's fair to wonder how Denver is going to fit in his contract extension with the team already paying elite money to fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas and LB Von Miller set to become the highest-paid defensive player in the league.