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Ndamukong Suh is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move coincides with the recent release of longtime Bucs DL Gerald McCoy. Coincidentally, Suh and McCoy were selected No. 2 and No. 3 overall in the 2010 draft class, with Suh winning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Suh is still a big presence on the interior line and should fill an immediate need for Tampa Bay. He’s racked up five Pro Bowl selections, including three All Pro honors in nine seasons with the Lions, Dolphins, and Rams.


Julian Edelman and the Patriots have agreed to terms on a two-year, $18 million extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $12 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. About to turn 33, Edelman was fantastic in his first year back from ACL surgery in 2018. The veteran slot receiver hauled in 74 receptions for 850 yards and six TDs. He then went on to win Super Bowl MVP. It's likely he finishes his career with the Patriots now.


Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend after he shoved a security guard to the ground in a video shared by TMZ Sports. He was reportedly not formally charged with a crime or arrested but was temporarily detained. (Source: TMZ.com)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Elliott was not formally charged with a crime or even officially arrested is a good sign for him, the Cowboys, and fantasy owners, but it does not mean that he is out of the woods just yet. As as happened in the past, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell reserve the right to impose punishment in the form of fines or suspensions if they deem that the actions taken by the player violates their own personal conduct policies. Elliott has already been suspended by the NFL in the past, and the video of him shoving the security guard will certainly be taken into account by the league office.


Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the NFL season for violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The suspension was originally eight games but was reduced to six when Peterson withdrew his appeal. Peterson has reportedly been unhappy in Arizona for quite some time, and trade rumors have been buzzing as of late. The Chiefs have been the top team linked to a possible Peterson trade, but with news of the suspension and Kansas City’s recent history with players’ character issues, the team may decide not to further pursue a deal. The suspension may be the final straw for Arizona, and if the Cardinals can find a trade partner, Peterson is likely out the door.


The Seahawks released Baldwin with a failed physical designation. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin's NFL career could be over after the veteran wide receiver underwent three surgeries to repair shoulder, knee and sports hernia injuries. The diminutive 30-year-old put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015-16 but was limited to 50 catches for 718 yards and five scores in 13 games last season.


ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Tampa Bay defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a potential season-ending fractured neck injury in a single-car accident last week in south Florida. Schefter adds that he "will visit neck specialists this week to get their opinions to see if there’s hope to save this season." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul recorded 12.5 sacks for Tampa Bay's defense last season and would be a brutal blow to their unit before offseason programs even begin. The defensive end is, of course, no stranger to freak injuries after severely damaging his hand in a fireworks accident, and it sounds like this latest incident could cost him another full season. An update on his status should become available in the coming weeks after he receives additional opinions on his neck.


Doug Martin is re-signing with the Oakland Raiders. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After becoming a free agent this offseason, Martin will re-sign with Oakland in the wake of Isaiah Crowell tearing his Achilles. Martin racked up 723 rushing yards and four rushing TDs on 4.2 yards per carry with the Raiders last season. Martin is already comfortable with the offense and may steal more work from rookie Josh Jacobs than Crowell would have, but it’s likely Martin plays primarily as a backup in 2019. He is a late-round flyer in redraft leagues as Jacobs’ primary handcuff.


Raiders running back Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles during a workout with the team Monday and is out for the season, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Crowell signed a one-year deal with the Raiders earlier in the offseason. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowell's injury will put added pressure on rookie running back Josh Jacobs, who was just drafted by the Raiders in the first round of last week's NFL Draft. Jacobs now has the inside track with little competition to be a three-down running back for the Raiders, with Jalen Richard likely serving as the occasional pass-catching back out of the backfield. Jacobs should be one of the first players off the boards in upcoming rookie dynasty drafts.


Gerald McCoy has drawn the interest of Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey as a possible trade target. (Source: Steve Doerschuk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s no secret that new Bucs’ head coach Bruce Arians has made McCoy available for trade primarily due to salary cap flexibility. John Dorsey is eyeing McCoy to beef up an already impressive Browns defensive line that includes Olivier Vernon, Sheldon Richardson, and Myles Garrett. McCoy, the No. 3 overall pick in 2010, is a six-time Pro Bowler with three All-Pro selections to his name. Disgruntled Browns RB Duke Johnson has emerged as a potential trading piece in a McCoy deal. The Browns have already made it clear that the team has a “win now” mentality with a slew of high profile offseason acquisitions, and McCoy could be the next of those such pickups.


Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will likely be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list this week, per a report from Dan Graziano. (Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill was suspended from Chiefs’ team activities last week after a disturbing audio clip of he and his fiancée was released in which Hill made some threatening remarks and described disciplinary measures he used on his son. An internal investigation is being conducted by the Chiefs organization while Hill is being investigated by local authorities in regard to his son’s broken arm and Hill’s possible involvement in that crime. Rumors have circulated that Hill may be cut by the Chiefs, but it appears the team will do its due diligence before making any decisions. The commissioner’s exempt list prohibits Hill from participating in any NFL activities and essentially acts as “leave without pay.” Kansas City brass has shown its firm stance on domestic violence recently, releasing RB Kareem Hunt almost immediately after video of him assaulting a woman was released last November.


The Arizona Cardinals have selected Iowa WR Hakeem Butler with the 103rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals already took Andy Isabella in the second round, but that didn't stop them from selecting another wideout with the first pick in the fourth. A thin wide receiver corps entering the draft, the Cardinals have certainly bolstered their depth chart early in the draft. With Larry Fitzgerald's career winding down, Butler, Isabella, and Christain Kirk will be the future of the club at receiver.


The Seattle Seahawks have selected WR DK Metcalf with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seattle traded up to make this pick. Metcalf shockingly winds up as the ninth receiver taken in the draft. He showed absolutely elite straight line speed at the NFL Combine but struggled in agility drills. It could mean he is a bit of a one-dimensional receiver at the next level.


Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen has been traded to the Miami Dolphins along with a 2020 fifth-round pick for the 62nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rosen has been rumored to be on the trading block for weeks now, with the Arizona Cardinals rumored to be enthralled with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. The Cardinals, of course, drafted Murray first overall just one year after selected Rosen in the first round, and they now get only a late second-round pick in return for him. Rosen should step in and immediately have an opportunity to start for the rebuilding Dolphins.


The New England Patriots have selected wide receiver N’Keal Harry with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots have brought some stability to their passing attack. Harry is a talented receiver that can win at all four levels of the field. He is explosive after the catch, and is also a 50/50 ball winner. According to PFF College, Harry had 17 contested catches in 2018, good for seventh in the nation. He ranked eighth with 32 plays of over 20 yards. Harry is a WR2 who could become an elite fantasy weapon in this offense.


The Atlanta Falcons have selected former Washington OT Kaleb McGary with the No. 31 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Sports Illustrated on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons made a surprise move by trading the 45th and 79th picks to the Rams in order to move up to No. 31 and select McGary. It’s even more surprising considering the team spent its 14th pick on another offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom earlier in the first round. Matt Ryan and the wide variety of skill position players around him should be well-protected heading into this season.


The New York Giants have selected CB Deandre Baker with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants have a total of 12 picks in this year's draft so they used some of that capital to trade up for Baker. The Georgia product is the first cornerback taken in the 2019 draft and will instantly help New York's secondary.


With the 29th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected TCU LB/Edge L.J. Collier. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: In the pick they received from trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs, the Seahawks went out and grabbed Collier, a player who should be able to come in and supply some of the much-needed pressure off the edge.


The Los Angeles Chargers have selected defensive tackle Jerry Tillery with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers hit the jackpot. A potential top ten talent in most draft classes, Tillery can single handedly take a game over. His motor runs hot and cold, but playing on such a talented line is sure to get his juices flowing. A power rusher who can get after the quarterback, Tillery is a name to remember for IDP owners.


The Oakland Raiders have selected former Mississippi State S Johnathan Abram with the No. 27 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After selecting Clelin Ferrell and Josh Jacobs with the No. 4 and No. 24 picks respectively, Oakland adds a playmaker to the secondary by selecting Abram with the team’s final pick in the first round. Abram adds an athletic and explosive element to the Raiders’ defense.


The Washington Redskins have selected DE Montez Sweat with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after acquiring the pick from the Indianapolis Colts. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sweat is an athletic specimen who piled up 22 sacks in 25 games the past two years at Mississippi State. He also ran a 4.41 forty at 260 pounds. There were concerns over a possible heart issue for Sweat but it now appears as if he might've been misdiagnosed. If his health checks out this could wind up being a great pick for Washington.