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Former Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray has canceled his scheduled visit with the Washington Redskins. (Source: Steve Wyche on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murray, the rumored number-one overall pick in this year’s draft, has decided not to meet with the Redskins. He has already met with the Cardinals and Giants who have the first and sixth picks in this year’s draft, respectively. Murray’s decision not to meet with Washington signifies his belief that he will be selected before the Redskins are on the clock at pick 15.

Demaryius Thomas is signing with the New England Patriots, per Field Yates. The details of the contract are unknown. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Given Thomas's age and recent injury history, it's unlikely the deal would be high-value or long-term. Thomas is most likely on a one-year deal to ride off into the sunset on a contending team. However, the depth chart is practically nonexistent, so Thomas could see starter reps immediately. If he's healthy for the start of the season, it's conceivable that Thomas could even be in the WR3 conversation since the Patriots have few other WRs and Rob Gronkowski has retired. This is absolutely a noteworthy signing for a player who was approaching droppable territory in dynasty leagues.

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Former Alabama DT Quinnen Williams will meet with the Jets on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets pick third overall in this year’s draft and need help on the defensive line. Williams is one of the most talented players in the 2019 draft class and could be an instant contributor for Gang Green.

The Chargers and Travis Benjamin have agreed to a one-year extension through 2020. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin's deal includes a $5.5 million signing bonus while also reducing his 2019 salary from $5.25 million to just $1 million. The extension not only means that Benjamin's roster spot for 2019 is secure, but also gives the Chargers some salary cap relief for this upcoming season. With Tyrell Williams now with the Raiders, Benjamin should be the primary deep threat for the Chargers in 2019, making him worthy of a late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $140 million that includes a $65 million signing bonus late Monday night. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just ahead of Wilson's implied deadline, the Seahawks awarded their star quarterback with a lucrative four-year extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player. With his new deal, Wilson is tied to the Seahawks until 2023. While there were trade rumors looming to send Wilson packing, the Seahawks proved that they are committed to their quarterback, who has led Seattle to a pair of Super Bowls earlier in his carer, winning one. Included in the deal is $107 million in guaranteed money as well as a no-trade clause. With all things being considered, Wilson is due $157 million over the course of the next five years.

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Former Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown met with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown is one of the fastest receivers in this year's draft class, and showed off his explosive playmaking catching passes from Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray over the last two seasons. His talent is undeniable, but his small size and off-season Lisfranc surgery are certainly pre-draft concerns. The Ravens pick 22nd in the first round and are desperate for help at receiver after losing John Brown and Michael Crabtree. As of now, Baltimore's top receiving option is Willie Snead.

Former Iowa tight end Noah Fant will visit the Oakland Raiders on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fant is one of the top tight end prospects in this year’s draft due to his athleticism and matchup problems he causes for opposing defenses. The Raiders have the fourth, 24th, and 27th picks in the first round of the NFL Draft and could use help at tight end after letting Jared Cook go in free agency.

Tyreek Hill is present at the start of the Chiefs’ off-season workout program on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hill is still under investigation for two cases of suspected child abuse, but the the NFL is not going to hand down any rulings until child protective services finishes their part in this. Hill had yet to talk to Chiefs coach Andy Reid so will likely do so this week. Hill and the Chiefs has been discussing a contract extension before these allegations came to light. Obviously that has been put on hold for now.

Former Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown held a private workout for the Texans on April 12. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown is regarded as a first-round talent in this year's draft after leading the SEC in receiving in 2017 and 2018. The Texans are likely doing due diligence in preparation for the draft, as they are expected to use the 23rd pick to upgrade a poor offensive line. Still, a one-two punch of Brown and All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins would be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.

Former Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry will hold his only private team workout with the Cardinals on April 20. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harry, considered by many to be a late first-round selection, will hold the work out at Arizona State University for Cardinals’ top brass. It appears that Harry wants to stay close to where he went to college, and the Cardinals could certainly use his services with NFL stalwart Larry Fitzgerald playing his final season in 2019. The Cardinals have the first pick in the second round at number 33, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see them use it on Harry if he is still available.

Former Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell is visiting the Seattle Seahawks on a pre-draft visit this week. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks visit with Campbell makes sense given that Doug Baldwin’s timetable for return is unclear following off-season sports hernia surgery. The team needs help in the receiving corps, and Campbell could be a great weapon for the big-armed Russell Wilson after the former ran a blazing 4.31 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine this year.

The Buffalo Bills brought in former Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf for a visit on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: Metcalf, one of the most highly-touted wideouts in the 2019 draft class, will likely hear his name called on the first night of the NFL Draft. He will be eyed by receiver-needy teams such as Buffalo, Tennessee, and Baltimore and would have a great chance to be an immediate starter for any of those clubs.

The Panthers have signed wide receiver Chris Hogan. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hogan spent the last three seasons in New England. Despite carrying a fair amount of hype during his time with the Patriots, he failed to deliver for fantasy owners, as he was one of the most disappointing players of 2018. He's currently outside the top 90 WRs according to our consensus rankings, and the move to Carolina won't likely make him fantasy relevant in most leagues.

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Ty Montgomery signs with Jets

Thu, Apr 11th 5:28pm EDT
By James Bisson

The Jets have reportedly signed Montgomery to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery is expected to serve as the backup to new Jets workhorse Le'Veon Bell, giving the New York backfield a completely different look. Montgomery posted just 188 rushing yards on 41 attempts between the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens in 2018, and is only worth a look if Bell goes down with an injury.

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Leonard Fournette was arrested on Thursday afternoon for failing to pay a speeding ticket from November. (Source: Justin Barney on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fournette was going 12mph over the speed limit with a suspended license. It’s reassuring to hear the arrest wasn’t over something more serious, but it’s also fair to expect Fournette to take care of something like this without it escalating to this point. The third-year running back is reportedly looking at 2019 as a fresh start for himself. Hopefully this is the end of nonsense like this.

David Johnson is looking forward to playing more snaps in the shotgun formation this upcoming season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has yet to talk too much about his offensive plans this season but has mentioned a desire to use shotgun more often. Johnson is excited about it, saying he ran out of the shotgun in college. However, the key for DJ's fantasy season will be how involved he is as a pass catcher. We're guessing Kingsbury will use him in that role.

Christian McCaffrey is not concerned about his workload entering 2019. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey played 75 more snaps than any other running back last season. He played 91.3% of Carolina's offensive snaps. The Panthers reportedly want to lighten his workload this season but currently do not have a running back on the roster with a similar skillset to McCaffrey. Carolina might then draft a RB, but McCaffrey should remain an uber-elite fantasy option this upcoming season.

The Packers are planning to use Davante Adams more in the slot this season. (Source: Packers News)

Fantasy Impact: Randall Cobb is with the Cowboys now, so Adams figures to be the biggest beneficiary of increased slot reps. The 26-year-old ran about 20% of his routes from the slot last season, and should only be more efficient in 2019 with the added opportunities. Adams is an easy, early-second round pick in fantasy draft right now.

The Patriots had T.J. Yeldon in for a visit on Wednesday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old has been a productive role player at times for the Jaguars but remains on the open market. New England wouldn't be a great landing spot for his fantasy value. They already have a crowded backfield with Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead all returning.

The Giants are reportedly close to signing Shepard to a four-year, $41 million extension. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a major commitment from the Giants, with Shepard expected to assume the No. 1 receiver role vacated by the departed Odell Beckham Jr. With the Giants having added Golden Tate in the offseason, look for Shepard to move to the outside; he's an intriguing boom-or-bust option in upcoming fantasy drafts.

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