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The Dolphins have not discussed a contract extension with RB Matt Breida, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Breida is entering the final year of his contact and is scheduled for unrestricted free agency in March. He is set to make $3.3 million this season. “With league revenues expected to take a hit this season and the salary cap ceiling uncertain for 2021, the Dolphins have held off on extensions for their top 2021 unrestricted free agents: Davon Godchaux, Raekwon McMillan and Breida,” Jackson added. He is expected to split carries with newly acquired Jordan Howard. The 25-year-old logged 123 carries for 623 rushing yards along with 19 receptions for 120 receiving yards and two total touchdowns across 13 games for the 49ers in 2019. Breida is currently 38th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors


Second-round pick WR Laviska Shenault Jr. out of Colorado signs his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Doug Marrone envisions Shenault filling a variety of roles for the Jaguars this season. “You can put him in the backfield, he can play wildcat [quarterback], he can play the ‘F’ tight end,” said Marrone of his new weapon. Shenault figures to be given ample opportunities right out of the gates in Jacksonville and is an intriguing late round add in redraft fantasy leagues. He’s an ever better target for those playing in dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions


Fourth-round pick RB Lamical Perine signs his rookie deal with the New York Jets. (Source: New York Jets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perine was an impactful three-year starter at the University of Florida, totaling 2,252 yards and 19 TDs on 467 rush attempts. He’ll fall behind both Le’Veon Bell and the ageless Frank Gore on the Jets depth chart, but he could have some sneaky value should either Bell or Gore suffer an injury. What’s more, we could see an unhappy Bell traded midway through the season if the Jets fail to show any improvement from last season, which could lead to more touches for Perine. Keep an eye on him in redraft leagues and make him a late-round priority in dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions


Fifth-round pick RB Jason Huntley has agreed to terms on a rookie deal with the Detroit Lions. (Source: Jason Huntley)

Fantasy Impact: Huntley is expected to compete with Ty Johnson for a spot behind second-round pick D’Andre Swift and incumbent starter Kerryon Johnson. He’s unlikely to see the field very much in 2020, but he’s got some appeal in deep dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions


Lions fifth-round draft pick WR Quintez Cephus has officially signed his rookie contract with the Detroit Lions. (Source: SportsTrust Advisors on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Wisconsin Badger slipped a little in the Draft after not putting on the best performance at the combine. Nevertheless, Cephus should be targeted in dynasty leagues as he’ll have the opportunity to climb the depth chart quickly in Detroit with Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola becoming free agents after the 2020 season.

Category: Transactions


Cam Newton has officially signed his one-year deal with the New England Patriots. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Newton is now officially a member of the New England Patriots and will compete to become the starting quarterback right out of the gates. Jarrett Stidham has been in the Patriots system for over a year and will be given every opportunity to prove he’s worthy of the starting gig as well. It will be an interesting training camp in New England to say the least.

Category: Transactions


RB Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert’s contract (which paid him for special teams) we requested a trade,” said Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler. The 28-year-old is set to make $3.15 million in 2020 and has now requested a trade. RBs Tevin Coleman and Jerrick McKinnon would have the most to gain if the 49ers do move on from Mostert. He logged 190 carries for 1,108 yards and 13 touchdowns last season (postseason included). Mostert is currently 26th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings, but that number could rise or fall pending on If he gets dealt.


According to Titans insider Terry McCormick, franchise RB Derrick Henry and the team are not on the verge of coming to an agreement on an extension. (Source: Titan Insider)

Fantasy Impact: If the Titans and Henry can’t come to an agreement by July 15, the workhorse back will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag he signed back in the Spring, worth $10.278M. Henry won the rushing title last season with 1,540 yards and 16 TDs. As he’s signed the tag already, there’s no worry about a possible holdout from Henry as we approach training camp later this month. It’s possible talks heat up this week heading into the deadline to work out an extension, but as of now, nothing seems imminent.

Category: Rumors


WR Jalen Hurd is expected to play the "big slot" role in the 49ers' offense this season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Hurd missed the entire 2019 season with a back injury but has been catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo dating back to at least mid-June. The 24-year-old is an explosive athlete who will likely make more of a "real life" impact this season, as opposed to having a role on your fantasy squad.


The Philadelphia Eagles have signed sixth-round pick WR Quez Watkins out of Southern Mississippi to a rookie contract. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watkins is a speedster, running a 4.36 forty at 6-foot-2. He will likely be fighting for a roster spot during training camp, but his wheels make him a potential special teamer in 2020. Keep an eye on Watkins as he learns from DeSean Jackson, a player who he has drawn comparisons to due to his speed and quickness.

Category: Transactions


Former Texans and Seahawks star pass-rusher Jaedeveon Clowney has received interest from several teams over the last couple months but sources tell Pro Football Talk that the Browns appear to no longer be one of those teams. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Clowney has received interest from the Browns, Raiders, Titans, Jets, and Seahawks. But with Cleveland agreeing to a renegotiated contract with Olivier Vernon, a league source told PFT that the team is unlikely to continue its pursuit of Clowney. The Seahawks remain the favorite to sign the former No.1 pick.

Category: Rumors


Rookie first-round pick OT Jedrick Wills Jr. has signed his four-year, $19.702M deal with the Cleveland Browns. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The contract is fully guaranteed for the dominant offensive tackle out of Alabama. Wills will also receive an $11.889M signing bonus. As with all first-round picks, his deal comes with a fifth-year team option. Wills becomes the third top-10 pick to sign his rookie deal and he will likely be called upon early in his career to protect QB Baker Mayfield.

Category: Transactions


Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has agreed to rework the final year of his contract that drops his base salary from $2.5M to $1.05M in a cap saving move by New England. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead will earn $550K as a signing bonus instead with $400K available in roster bonuses. The reworking of his contract creates almost an additional $1M in cap space for a team that was tight against the cap to begin with. Burkhead will compete for touches amongst a crowded group of RBs in New England that includes Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris, and Brandon Bolden. He won’t have much fantasy value heading into the final year of his contract unless other guys get hurt.

Category: Transactions


The Browns and DE Olivier Vernon have agreed to a renegotiated contract that will turn $15.25M non-guaranteed into $11M guaranteed through a $7M signing bonus. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vernon will have a base salary of $3.75M with an additional $250K workout bonus. He’ll also have $2M worth of incentives in his contract. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent after this season in Cleveland. Vernon missed six games last year due to injury but has been a very productive pass rusher in his eight-year career when healthy. He’s totaled 55 sacks in 113 games played with the Dolphins, Giants, and Browns.

Category: Transactions


Updating a previous report and per his agency, Steinberg Sports, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has officially agreed to terms on a 10-year, $503M extension, with $477M in guarantee mechanisms. (Source: Steinberg Sports on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extension will keep Mahomes in Kansas City through the 2031 season. There is a no-trade clause and it’s the first contract in sports history worth a half billion dollars. Mahomes will also have outs in his contract if the guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised. The historical and lucrative deal was worked in tandem by Chris Cabott and Leigh Steinberg of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment.

Category: Transactions


Jets' HC Adam Gase reportedly wanted to trade S Marcus Maye before the start of last season, per Manish Mehta of NY Daily News. (Source: Manish Mehta of NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: "Gase wanted to trade Maye after he was hired last year before being convinced to keep the player," Mehta added. The Jets drafted Cal safety Ashytn Davis in NFL 2020 Draft, which prompted Maye's future. It was reported that Maye would unlikely sign a second contract with the Jets. He racked up 65 tackles and one interception across 16 games in 2019. The 27-year-old will compete with Davis to start along side star safety Jamal Adams. Maye is currently 110th among all defensive backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors


Despite the fact that Browns TE David Njoku and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, have requested a trade, Cleveland still sees the former first-round pick as a big part of their offense. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns may have a difficult time trading Njoku prior to the start of training camp, and that could be why they’re saying the tight end is a big part of their plans. Cleveland brought in Austin Hooper on a four-year deal for a reason, clearly because they don’t see Njoku as the pass-catching option they desire. Both Njoku and his agent feel as if he’d be better suited as the number one option on another team, hence the trade request.

Category: Rumors


Brian Hoyer could be the odd man out of the Patriots' QBs. "Hoyer finds himself in an interesting spot with Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham in New England," per Mike Reiss of ESPN. (Source: Mike Reiss of ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Hoyer was released by the Colts earlier this off-season once the team signed QB Philip Rivers. With the Patriots signing Newton, Hoyer once again finds himself in a similar spot. New England could opt to keep only two quarterbacks, making Hoyer the odd man out. This decision will most likely depend on Newton's health. Hoyer will enter camp competing with Stidham for the backup QB spot.

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Running backs coach Deland McCullough believes RB Damien Williams’ “maturation” in the Chiefs offense “is going to be a big jump this year.” (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: “When he shined, he shined at a level that helped us get over a hump in a few games — and obviously helped us in winning the Super Bowl,” McCullough said of Williams. Willams played just 11 games last season, splitting time with a number of Chiefs RBs, but he was the primary ball carrier the majority of the games he played. He rushed for 104 yards and a score in the Super Bowl, and for that the Chiefs may have to give him opportunities early on this season. Williams is only under contract for one more season, and Kansas City went ahead and drafted his eventual replacement in Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round. It’ll be interesting to see the split between the two backs, but figure they’ll both play a role early on in the season.


New Bills WR Stefon Diggs and QB Josh Allen have worked out together in Florida this offseason in an attempt to build chemistry ahead of training camp. (Source: BuffaloBills.com)

Fantasy Impact: Diggs is the newest member to join Allen’s arsenal of weapons on offense. He’s been dubbed one of the best route runners in the league by many and should get lots of opportunities to show that in Buffalo. He’ll compete with Smokey John Brown and Cole Beasley for targets, but he’s likely to hit the century mark as the team’s best wideout. Diggs finds himself as ranked as WR27 in the FantasyPros ECR, with Brown coming in at WR38. Neither has an extremely high ceiling, but both have relatively safe floors.