Sun, Mar 17th 2:44pm EDT
By Dan Harris
The Dolphins and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed on a two-year deal, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fitzmagic is coming back to the AFC East, as Fitzpatrick will now start for his third team in the division. After his hot start with the Bucs last season, Fitzgerald came back down to reality before being replaced by Jameis Winston. He is what he is at this point - a veteran signal caller who will likely single-handedly win as many games for a team as lose them. The move raises the fantasy outlook of the Dolphins' offensive skillplayers, though pretty much any quarterback other than Luke Falk would have done the same.
Tyreek Hill is being investigated by law enforcement over an alleged incident that took place involving his 3-year-old son which resulted in a broken arm. (Source: Kansas City Star)
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs wide receiver has not been charged with any crime at this time. This isn't the first time Hill has been tied to an off-field issue as he pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015 for choking his current fiance who was at the time pregnant with their son. This latest incident is troubling considering his past and the league will most certainly keep a close eye on this investigation. Without more details, it's too early to speculate whether a suspension may occur or not.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Dolphins have traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Tennessee will be giving Tannehill a one-year, $7 million contract to serve as Marcus Mariota’s backup. In return Miami is getting a fourth rounder in 2020 and a seventh rounder in 2019 while also sending the Titans a sixth-round pick this year. The bottom line is the Dolphins were very ready to move on from Tannehill, and they’ll now look to replace him in the upcoming draft.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: We've been waiting for the suspension to come down and it was a minimum of six games, so this isn't a big surprise. Considering the nature of the crime, it's unlikely Hunt appeals, though it's possible he tries to knock it down to six games. The Browns don't really need him with Nick Chubb on the roster, though he does provide great depth for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. Knowing there's no guaranteed role when he comes back from suspension, Hunt isn't worth a draft pick in redraft leagues with his eight-game suspension.
Thu, Mar 14th 4:49pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Giants are signing Golden Tate to a four-year, $37.5 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Schefter adds the deal includes $23 million guaranteed. Tate had been linked to the Patriots recently but it's unlikely New England would've offered this big of a commitment. The 30-year-old will slide in alongside Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley as pass catchers in a post-Odell Beckham world for the Giants. It also looks like New York is sticking with Eli Manning at quarterback, which will likely cap the entire offense's fantasy upside.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Tevin Coleman and the 49ers have come to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Coleman was linked mostly to the Jets over the last couple of weeks but they filled their running back need with Le’veon Bell. Coleman was arguably the second best back on the market despite his disappointing contract year. The ex-Falcons RB rushed for 800 yards and four TDs last season while adding an additional 276 yards (and five more scores) through the air. He should do well with Kyle Shannahan since the 49ers coach had him when he was in Atlanta. Coleman could settle as an upside RB2 pick in off-season fantasy drafts. It’s unclear what San Francisco plans to do with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida now.
Wed, Mar 13th 3:03pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports Adrian Peterson is re-signing with the Redskins on a two-year contract. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The financial terms of the contract are not yet known, but it’s suprising to see Peterson get a two-year deal at his age. He was basically out of the league at this time last year before having a resurgence with Washington once Derrius Guice tore his ACL. Guice is due back this season so it’ll be interesting to see how carries are divided between the two backs.
Mark Ingram has reached an agreement with the Ravens on a three-year, $15 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ingram moves from playing alongside Alvin Kamara in the Saints' high-flying offense to a unit that certainly made the run a priority to end the 2018 campaign. Touches became available earlier this offseason when the team cut Alex Collins, but Ingram will still be sharing a workload with Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon in 2019.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Earl Thomas and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a four-year contract worth a total of $55 million. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $32 million in guaranteed money. Thomas is coming off a major leg injury and was reportedly only seeking a two-year deal worth $30 million, but this is obviously much more than that. The 29-year-old safety will be an upgrade to an already great Baltimore defense.
Le'Veon Bell has decided to sign with the New York Jets. The deal is for four years, $52.5 million with $35 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Jets signed a new guard in Kelechi Osemele from the Raiders to bolster their o-line earlier in the week and Sam Darnold flashed at times in his rookie season. Bell will be depended on to bolster an offense that has a need for a top-end talent like his and he should help open up the pass game for Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. He'll maintain his workhorse status as Isaiah Crowell and Elijah McGuire pose no threat to stealing away major carries. He's a sure-fire RB1 for 2019.
The Kansas City Chiefs are sending outside linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for 2020 second-round pick, according to multiple reports. Ford is expected to sign a five-year deal worth $87.5 million with the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport)
Fantasy Impact: Ford led the NFL with 84 total pressures a year ago, and he now joins a 49ers team that entered the offseason with among the most room under the salary cap in the league. They have also reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent linebacker Kwon Alexander on a four-year deal worth $54 million this offseason, so San Francisco is clearly investing in improving their defense.
Tue, Mar 12th 8:03pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports the Browns have acquired Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Wow. It was reported earlier today that the Giants would move Beckham in the right deal but it still felt unlikely. Adam Schefter of ESPN adds the Giants will receive a first round pick, a third round pick, and safety Jabril Peppers. Beckham will remain an elite wide receiver in Cleveland, and this certainly helps the entire Browns offense. Baker Mayfield in particular will be an exciting quarterback pick this draft season.
Anthony Barr is re-signing with the Vikings on a five-year contract worth $67.5 million. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $33 million in guaranteed money. It was reported yesterday that Barr was going to sign with the Jets but he apparently had a change of heart. It's a big blow to the Jets since they were going to use Barr to upgrade their pass rush. The 26-year-old linebacker totaled three sacks in 13 games last year, though Minnesota didn't use him to rush the passer all that much.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Dolphins and wide receiver Devante Parker have agreed to terms on a new two-year deal to keep him in Miami. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is somewhat surprising, but it appears that new head coach Brian Flores thinks much more of Parker than Adam Gase did. Throughout Gase's tenure as the head coach, it just seemed that he'd throw players into the doghouse and never let them out. Parker has flashed at times during his four-year career, but health has been a major issue for him. Now that Nick Foles and Teddy Bridgewater have found their homes, it appears that the Dolphins will sign one of Tyrod Taylor or Ryan Fitzpatrick as a one- or two-year holdover until they can get their potential franchise quarterback through the draft. The fact that Parker was re-signed to a new deal, it does give a bit of hope, as it shows that Flores and new offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea have a clear role for him in the offense. The issue is that there isn't much talent around him, and without a quarterback, it's tough to get excited about anything more than WR4/5-type production.
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Saints have come to an agreement with free agent running back Latavius Murray on a four-year deal worth $14.4 million. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: He's the Mark Ingram replacement in New Orleans. For those who were holding out hope for Ingram to return to the team, this eliminates that from happening. Over the last two years with Alvin Kamara on the roster, Ingram has averaged 13.1 carries and 2.8 receptions per game, so it's not as if Murray's walking into a backup role like the one he had with the Vikings. That's nearly 16 touches per game to a running back who's delivered whenever his name's been called. If he can cross the 200-carry threshold, Murray should be locked in as a low-end RB2 in this top-six scoring offense.
John Brown and the Bills have reached an agreement on a three-year, $27 million contract. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Brown lands in Buffalo after spending seasons in Arizona and Baltimore. He showed promise in 2018 with the Ravens prior to Lamar Jackson taking over at QB and the focus shifting to the run. He's shown flashes in the NFL, and he could certainly be a high-ceiling, low-floor option in 2019 paired with Josh Allen. However, he'll be competing for targets with the newly signed Cole Beasley along with the returning Robert Foster.
The Bills have reached an agreement with free agent WR Cole Beasley on a four-year, $29 million deal. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Beasley will be an option over the middle for second-year QB Josh Allen like he was for Dak Prescott in Dallas. Beasley found some value in PPR leagues in 2018, but it wasn't consistent enough to warrant steady ownership, much less starter consideration. He'll be joined by WR John Brown in Buffalo, along with potentially others this offseason.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded DeSean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It's unclear what the Bucs will get in return but things appeared to be heading this way for a while now. Jackson wasn't happy in Tampa Bay and wanted to return to Philly. The 32-year-old speedster will be a nice complement to an Eagles offense that doesn't have a true deep threat. In 12 games last year Jackson totaled 771 yards and four scores. He'll be an exciting best-ball pick throughout off-season drafts.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Jacksonville Jaguars are signing free agent quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year deal worth $88 million. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This was to be expected after the Jaguars cleared out tons of cap space by releasing multiple players last week. Foles walks into a tough spot, as the Jaguars offensive line isn't nearly as talented as the Eagles' was and they don't currently have a 50/50 receiver on the roster. Foles has been known to throw the ball up and let his receiver win a one-on-one battle, but Dede Westbrook and D.J. Chark aren't receivers you want to do that with very often. Expect the Jaguars to address a big wide receiver or tight end in the draft to give Foles a weapon in the red zone. You should not be drafting Foles outside of 2QB leagues.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that free agent safety Landon Collins is signing a six-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth $84 million with $45 million guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After the Giants failed to place the franchise tag on Collins, their divisional rivals pounced on him during the legal tampering period. After Washington cut D.J. Swearinger, they had a massive need at strong safety, but they shouldn't miss him at all with Collins in the mix, who's been selected to three Pro Bowls in his first four seasons in the league. There's a lot of money tied to his contract, as his $45 million guaranteed is $15 million more than Eric Berry received prior to the 2017 season. At just 25 years old, Collins should be a difference-maker for a long time.
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