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WR Sammy Watkins has signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $9M to return to Kansas City. The deal includes an incentive package that can pay him up to $16M in 2020. (Source: Terez A. Paylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a very interesting move by the Chiefs. There were rumblings that Kansas City would not retain Watkins under his current contract terms, and after the team announced they were bringing back WR Demarcus Robinson, everyone thought the writing was on the wall for Watkins to head elsewhere in 2020. Instead, Watkins will return to the Super Bowl champions for one more season after a 2019 where he caught 52 passes for 673 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. Those numbers are a bit skewed however, as all three touchdowns came in week 1 against Jacksonville where he had nine receptions for 198 yards and three scores. Watkins is cemented as the 2nd or 3rd WR on the depth chart for the Chiefs, behind Tyreek Hill and possibly even Mecole Hardman depending on the day, and as long as Patrick Mahomes is throwing the football, he’ll be a WR to target in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts. Consider him a WR3 in 2020.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa voluntarily participated in a medical re-check conducted by an independent doctor that was selected by NFL team physicians, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tagovailoa enters the 2020 NFL Draft as one of the biggest question marks after his recent injury history at Alabama, with the ankle and the hip. He’s certainly doing everything in his power to debunk the myth that he is an injury risk by volunteering to participate in a medical re-check. With all the positivity surrounding his health, it would be a shock to see Miami, with the 5th overall pick, let Tagovailoa slip past them with their need for a franchise quarterback. Many draft analysts have weighed in on the Tagovailoa vs. Justin Herbert discussion at pick #5, but all signs recently seem to be pointing towards the former being the best bet at that slot if healthy.

Edge rusher Aldon Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report from Jay Glazer on Twitter. Glazer adds that Smith is clean and sober now and has turned his life around during a lengthy absence from the NFL. Mike Garafolo reports that Smith gets a $2 million base value and $2 million in sack incentives. (Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was an incredible player early in his career and recorded 19 1/2 sacks in 2012, but he hasn't played in the league since 2015, so it is hard to know what to expect from him in 2020. A series of off-field and substance abuse issues derailed his career, but he is reportedly clean and sober and ready to make a comeback. This is an interesting low-risk gamble for the Cowboys who just lost Robert Quinn in free agency.

Per Titans GM Jon Robinson, the team has been in touch with the agent of Pro-Bowl DE Jadeveon Clowney. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A move to bring in an experienced and versatile pass rusher like Clowney would make a whole lot of sense for Tennessee, who struggled to get pressure on the quarterback last season. Clowney, the former 2014 first overall pick, spent last season with the Seahawks in what many would consider a down year for him, only recording three sacks in 13 games. In the two seasons prior to last with the Texans, Clowney went for 9.5 and nine sacks respectively, so the ability is certainly there given the right opportunity. We’ll see how things play out in the upcoming weeks, but the Titans general manager certainly wants people to know that they’ve called about Clowney.

Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have resumed negotiations for a contract extension, according to ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder. The team placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott earlier this month, but he has yet to sign the tender. (Source: Ed Werder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Prescott is going to be the quarterback of the Cowboys this season one way or another, and the team should have every incentive to sign him to a long-term contract extension. The longer they wait, the more the price goes up, especially with a Patrick Mahomes extension with the Chiefs on the horizon. In 2019, Prescott completed 388 of his 596 pass attempts for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while adding 277 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Former Panthers DT Dontari Poe has agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys, per sources. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Details of the deal are not yet known, however, Poe will become a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. He’ll join forces with Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy on the Cowboys line. The former 2012 first-round pick out of Memphis started his career in Kansas City before joining Atlanta and then most recently Carolina. Poe played 11 games last season for the Panthers, recording 22 tackles (seven tackles for loss) and four sacks. He’ll add some veteran toughness up front for Dallas this upcoming season.

Former Jets WR Robby Anderson is headed to Carolina on a two-year, $20M deal, with $12M in year one. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is reunited with his former college coach at Temple, Matt Rhule. Undrafted in 2016, Anderson has had four productive seasons with the Jets. He hasn’t had consistent quarterback play or coaching, which has suppressed his overall fantasy ceiling in New York. He’ll join forces with QB Teddy Bridgewater, WRs D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, and RB Christian McCaffrey in Carolina this upcoming season. That’s a lot of speed and firepower from the skill positions, and it’ll be interesting to see how all are utilized. McCaffrey and Moore are the first two options for the Panthers on offense, but Anderson could quickly become the third. Consider him a WR3 for the time being with Bridgewater somewhat limited as to how much he can throw the football. This will also open up more targets in New York for WR Jamison Crowder, who quickly became a favorite target of QB Sam Darnold last season.

Cam Newton was released by the Panthers on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Newton was officially released by the Panthers on Tuesday. It was reported that Newton passed a physical on Monday, and both his shoulder and foot checked out fine. The 31-year-old quarterback will try to prove he has something left in the tank. Newton threw for 29,041 yards with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions across nine seasons as a Carolina Panther. The former NFL MVP will become an unrestricted free agent and look to latch onto another team this offseason.

Redskins OL Trent Williams and his agent, Vincent Taylor, have made it clear to Redskins Owner Dan Snyder that they want the organization to act in both Williams’ and the team’s best interest and either trade or release the veteran Pro-Bowler. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams sat out the entire 2019 season hoping to be dealt by the Redskins, but no such deal came to fruition. The former 2010 first-round pick out of Oklahoma has been openly frustrated with the organization for a couple of years now, and it’s now officially on the table from his agent that he wants to be traded or released. Washington doesn’t want to just release him, they want to obtain some sort of compensation for the Pro-Bowl LT. The problem has been that other teams around the NFL are unwilling to part with high draft picks to obtain the 31-year old Williams. It’ll be interesting to see what Snyder does now that everything is out in the open and the floodgates have officially been opened by Williams and his representation.

Cowboys Veteran C Travis Frederick announced on Twitter that he is retiring from the NFL at the age of 29. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frederick has decided to hang up his cleats after making it to five Pro Bowls in six seasons with the Cowboys. The lineman out of Wisconsin battled an autoimmune disorder that held him out of the entire 2018 season. Sources say that Frederick has been mulling this decision for a while, and now it’s official. He was signed through 2023 and will forfeit $7M of base salary he would have received this upcoming season. Needless to say, the All-Pro will be greatly missed by Cowboy Nation.

QB Philip Rivers has officially signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.

QB Jameis Winston bids farewell to Bucs fans after five seasons in Tampa Bay. He stated in his post, “I look forward to seeing y’all again in February. #SBLV #2020Vision” (Source: Jameis Winston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As we all expected after the Tom Brady signing, it looks like Winston will officially not be returning as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. Stay tuned on where he lands this offseason.

Free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson on Twitter. It's a $16 million deal that can be worth up to $19 million, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders was traded from the Broncos to the 49ers last season and had been linked to the Cowboys early in free agency, but he lands with the Saints on a two-year deal. The veteran wideout caught 66 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns last season, and this move should only increase his fantasy value despite his advancing age.

Former Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with the Denver Broncos. $13.5M is guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon stays in the AFC West and heads to a division rival. He’ll look to create a thunder and lightning backfield tandem with RB Phillip Lindsay. It looks like RB Royce Freeman could potentially be the odd man out in the Denver backfield. There’s no denying that Gordon has all the talent in the world, but he underwhelmed in 2019 with the Chargers in an injury-riddled year. He only rushed for 612 yards on 3.8 yards per carry. He still managed to find the end zone nine times, salvaging his “down-year.” Gordon will look to bounce back in 2020 with the Broncos, and both he and Lindsay should be considered RB2s for fantasy purposes.

Eric Ebron is signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Steelers, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ebron underwent surgery on both of his ankles in December, but the Steelers were comfortable enough with his progression to ink the 26-year-old to a two-year contract. He totaled 17 touchdowns across 27 games for the Colts the past two seasons. Ebron will see a boost in value as Pittsburgh’s leading tight end and is a borderline TE1 in 2020.

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady has signed a two-year, $50M deal, fully guaranteed, with up to $9M in incentives with Tampa Bay. The contract also prohibits tags and trades. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Big guaranteed sum of money for the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. What’s interesting to note about the contract details is that it prohibits tags and trades, which hints at Brady having plans to play in the NFL even beyond the 2021 season. As long as he can stay healthy, there’s no reason to believe Brady will slow down any time soon.

Todd Gurley is signing a one-year deal with the Falcons, per Jordan Schultz of ESPN. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gurley, who was recently released by the Rams, ends up signing with the Falcons. It was reported on Thursday that the Falcons and Dolphins were the two front runners for Gurley’s services. He ended up in Atlanta. The 25-year-old running back logged 223 carries for 857 yards and 12 touchdowns across 15 games for the Rams last season. Gurley should lead the Falcons in carries and will be a borderline top-10 running back in upcoming 2020 drafts.

Former Bears S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has agreed to a one-year, $4M deal with Dallas, with $2.5M guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clinton-Dix will be reunited with new Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy in Dallas. The Safety was a former first-round selection in 2014 by the Packers and played there under McCarthy for five seasons before playing with the Redskins and Bears in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Clinton-Dix has never missed a single game in his entire six-year NFL career and he provides a level of toughness in the secondary that Dallas has highly coveted for years.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Saints coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the coronavirus. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Payton is the first person in the NFL world known to test positive. Schefter also reported that Payton came forward about his diagnosis because he wants people to heed the warnings of government officials.

Per Ian Rapoport, free agent WR Antonio Brown is not likely to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, despite swirling rumors that Tom Brady was interested in working with Brown. (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Doesn’t sound like the Buccaneers are interested in bringing the Antonio Brown circus to town, and why should they be? They’ve got all the weapons at the WR and TE position they could possibly need, with Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate. Maybe Brown lands elsewhere, but don’t count on Tampa Bay giving him an opportunity.

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