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2024 NFL Free Agents: Michael Pittman Jr., Marquise Brown, Calvin Ridley (Fantasy Football)

2024 NFL Free Agents: Michael Pittman Jr., Marquise Brown, Calvin Ridley (Fantasy Football)

The NFL recently announced the salary cap will increase by $30.6M in 2024. The timing is perfect, with many big names hitting the market in 2024.

Let’s take a look at my top-three NFL Free Agency predictions for 2024.

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2024 NFL Free Agency Predictions

Lower-Tier Receivers Surprise & Gain Value

The Bengals tagged Tee Higgins, and it’s unlikely that the Colts will let Michael Pittman Jr. walk. Tampa Bay just cut Shaq Barrett for cap savings – a sign they are clearing space for Mike Evans. If all three receivers remain with their teams, we could see a repeat of Jacksonville’s 2022 signing of Christian Kirk – big moves for less-proven receivers.

This year’s Draft class is strong at receiver, but don’t be surprised if multiple lower-tier receivers stumble into high-upside situations, including Marquise Brown, Calvin Ridley, Gabe Davis and even Darnell Mooney or Curtis Samuel.

It’s easy to overlook the second-tier receivers because it’s full of receivers that fantasy managers – myself included – hoped would achieve true WR1 status but always had something holding them back. Whether injury issues, suspensions or role issues, their upside never matched the output. Their failures have depressed their value. The highest-ranked player currently in FantasyPros’ 2024 ECR is Ridley at WR31. There’s value to be had with new locations and situation upgrades.

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