WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Reports have surfaced that Boldin would be interested in coming out of retirement to play for the Patriots this season.
A few weeks ago, Boldin decided to retire from the NFL to focus on helping the community. He was also on the Buffalo Bills at that time, a team that looks to be giving up before the season even starts. Boldin is 36 years old, but still posses the skills of an above average slot receiver. He scored 8 touchdowns on 67 receptions for the Lions last season. With the Patriots losing Julian Edelman for the season, this move makes sense. This would give Boldin a chance to compete for a championship, and the Patriots to add another proven veteran to the roster.
ESPN's Jim Trotter is reporting Buffalo Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin has informed the team he is retiring.
Boldin, who signed with the Bills earlier in the month, told the team he is retiring. From a fantasy perspective, Zay Jones and Jordan Matthews' fantasy stock will rise. They are in line to open the year as the team's WR1 and WR2 respectively. However, the biggest beneficiary could be Charles Clay, who is expected to emerge as one the Bills' top red zone threats in Boldin's absence.
Anquan Boldin was targeted three times, hauling in one for five yards on Thursday.
With the departure of Watkins, Boldin should play a heavy role in the passing game. He should also see a lot of targets in the red zone.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Buffalo Bills and free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million deal on Monday.
Boldin will join a Bills' offense desperate for wide receiver help outside of Sammy Watkins, who is always a question mark due to his health concerns. The veteran wideout, who produced a 67-584-8 stat line last season with Detroit, could find himself in a significant role in 2017 if Watkins or presumed WR2 Zay Jones are sidelined at any point. From a fantasy football perspective, Boldin should immediately be viewed in the back-end WR3/ flex tier entering fantasy draft season.
ESPN's Dan Graziano is reporting free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin will visit with the Buffalo Bills Monday.
Per reports, Boldin has a visit lined up with the Bills Monday. Although the 36-year-old wideout remains a free agent, he is fully expected to sign with a club and play out the 2017 season. Depending on his landing spot, he could be worth a late round flier in upcoming fantasy drafts.