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The Chicago Bears and QB Brian Hoyer agreed to term on a one-year deal on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brian Hoyer signed with the Bears on Sunday. Hoyer was released by the Texans earlier in the offseason took his time to find his new suitor, landing in Chicago on the final day of the NFL Draft. Hoyer will back up Jay Cuter in 2016.

Category: Transactions


The Dolphins have traded CB Jamar Taylor to the Cleveland Browns. In exchange, the Dolphins move up 27 spots from pick No. 250 to pick No. 223 in the seventh round. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins have tried to address issues at corner during the offseason by acquiring Byron Maxwell to replace Brent Grimes. They also drafted Xavien Howard from Baylor in the second round (38) and Penn State's Jordan Lucas (204) in the sixth. Taylor routinely failed to perform at a high level and was often targeted by opposing offenses as a result.

Category: Transactions


Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant joins Rutgers’ Leonte Carroo as the second receiver drafted by the Dolphins. The team obtained the sixth-rounder (No. 186) after trading sixth and seventh round picks with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins may look to see if Jakeem Grant can handle return duties. Third-round pick Kenyan Drake also has the potential to return kicks. Jarvis Landry was the main returner for the Dolphins last year, and provided a bonus in leagues where players were rewarded for return yards. Owners planning to draft him with that in mind, may want to temper those expectations going into camp and see what happens with the Grant and Drake picks.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Dallas Cowboys have selected Mississippi Sate QB Dak Prescott with the 1345th pick overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Dallas finally snagged a quarterback by selecting Dak Prescott in the fourth-round. The Cowboys had an obvious need at the position and are hopeful that they have a serviceable backup to Tony Romo for the future. There is still a possibility tat the Cowboys attempt to bring in a veteran to compete for the job as well.

Category: Draft Coverage


With the 10th pick of the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft, the New York Giants have selected UCLA running back Paul Perkins.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants added a second offensive skill player in running back Paul Perkins to pair with their similarly adept-in-space second round pick, Sterling Shepherd. Perkins has unquestionable third-down value and should push Shane Vereen for snaps. Paired with Rashad Jennings, the Giants' backfield should be a good fit for Perkins as he adjusts to the physicality of NFL trenches.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Los Angeles Rams have drafted South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper with the 19th pick of the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper will be a useful addition to a Rams team that was so thin at wide receiver in 2015 they had to sign an aging Wes Welker off the street. With Tavon Austin acting as a breakaway threat and Todd Gurley pounding the ball between the tackles, Cooper can ideally function as something of a possession receiver, on his best days comparable to Lions wideout Golden Tate, to help the Rams move the chains. Presumptive franchise quarterback Jared Goff likely appreciates this pick.

Category: Draft Coverage


Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith(knee) told the Dallas Morning News that there was "absolutely" a chance that he could play in 2016 and that he hopes to be back on the field "as soon as possible." (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Jaylon Smith is battling the effects of a severe knee injury suffered during the last leg of his collegiate career with Notre Dame. Smith fell to the Cowboys in the second-round and is a boom or bust selection that could pan out to be the "steal of the draft" in 2016.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors, Draft Coverage


The Los Angeles Rams have selected Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee with the 100th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams took a flier on Tyler Higbee in the wake of his recent arrest. Higbee could emerge as Los Angeles' best tight end with the question marks surrounding the position since the release of Jared Cook. Higbee will likely compete with Lance Kendricks for the starting job in 2016.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Oakland Raiders have selected Michigan State QB Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders pulled a shocker in round four by selecting Connor Cook ahead of the Dallas Cowboys. Oakland already has Derek Carr as their signal caller and Cook will either serve as insurance or a potential trade candidate for future picks.

Category: Draft Coverage


The New England Patriots have selected N.C. State QB Jacoby Brissett with the 91st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Parriots select Jacoby Brissett as the potential backup for Jimmy Garoppolo for the first quarter of the regular season in the wake of the Tom Brady suspension.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Cleveland Browns have selected Southern California QB Cody Kessler with the 93rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: With Connor Cook still on the board, the Browns throw a curveball and select Cody Kessler. First round selection WR Corey Coleman could be paired with Kessler for years to come as solid fantasy duo if the quarterback can make strides in the NFL.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Seattle Seahawks have selected Boise State OL Rees Odhiambo with the 97th overall pick(compensatory) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks had a need at the position due to the loss of Russell Okung earlier in the offseason.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Seattle Seahawks have selected Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise with the 90th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: C.J. Prosise will receive an opportunity to play early in his rookie season along side of Thomas Rawls, who is returning from injury. Aside of Rawls and Christine Michael, the Seahawks were arguably weak at the position and used the pick to address a need.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Miami Dolphins made Alabama's Kenyan Drake the third running back chosen in the 2016 draft. Drake is considered to be an all-purpose back who is noted for his speed and his special teams skills as a kick returner. He also played on kickoff coverage. Drake was Derrick Henry's backup last season. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Drake (6'1", 210) will likely challenge Jay Ajayi for the starting role in the Miami backfield, or may settle in as the third-down back at the very least.

Category: Draft Coverage


Bengals selected LB Nick Vigil as 87th pick.

Fantasy Impact: Vigil is a little undersized and may need to move to the outside but he certainly has the desire and instincts to play in the NFL. He will have to develop on the field and in the weight room before he can consistently contribute for the team.

Category: Draft Coverage


Green Bay finally address their LB position by selecting Utah State, OLB Kyler Fackrell. Fackrell has great length and athleticism. He missed his 2014 season with an ACL tear, but finished with 82 tackles, 15 TFL and four sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Green Bay needed LB help and Fackrell can be an instant contributor. He can learn from one of the best OLBs in Clay Matthews. Look for the Packers to find a ILB before the Draft is done.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Miami Dolphins traded up and selected Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo with the 86th pick in the NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Miami Dolphins must of really liked Leonte Carroo, after trading a 6th round pick this year, and a 3rd and 4th round pick this year. Carroo is a great route runner and has a chance to be a number 2 wide receiver.

Category: Draft Coverage


Texas Tech OT Le'Raven Clark Kenny Clark was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 82nd overall pick.

Fantasy Impact: He's got quickness and length that all NFL teams covet. He's not the most muscular lineman and his inconsistent with his footwork, but his pass protection is outstanding, and his length gives him a natural advantage. He'll make a decent NFL starter at the very least.

Category: Draft Coverage


The Houston Texans have selected Ohio State WR Braxton Miller with the 85th overall pick in the 2026 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Braxton Miller will compete for the No. 3 wide receiver spit on the Texans depth chart. Will Fuller will likely start opposite DeAndre Hopkins with Miller, Cecil Shorts and Jaelen Strong battling it out for targets in 2016.

Category: Draft Coverage


Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 80th pick of the NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Buffalo Bills first three picks have been all defense. Washington will most likely not be a starter this year, but will be a great fit for the Buffalo Bills.

Category: Draft Coverage