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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero believes that Taysom Hill could receive a first or second-round tender from the Saints. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That would require teams to sacrifice a first or second-round NFL Draft pick in order to sign Hill away from New Orleans. While Hill has proven valuable in Sean Payton's system, it's hard to imagine that another team would value Hill in the same way. As such, Hill's likely to return to New Orleans at this point in a role where he was fantasy relevant in 2019.

Category: Rumors

Kareem Hunt told reporters that he expects to remain with the Browns in 2020. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Given his likely cost to retain him, the Browns may not ultimately be his landing spot, especially with Nick Chubb already in town. Still, Cleveland could issue a first-round tender that would pay Hunt over $4 million in 2020. They could also sign him to a long-term contract, or they could retain him on the tender and trade him prior to the start of the season. While Hunt showed that he can have some fantasy value in Cleveland with Chubb, he would have an opportunity to return to RB1 status if he lands in the right situation this offseason. However, he's also recently admitted that he'd likely fail a drug test, so another suspension is not outside the range of possible outcomes.

Category: Rumors

Joe Flacco's agent told reporters that the QB currently plans to play in 2020, but he's not willing to risk his long-term health. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flacco, who ended the season on the sidelines while watching QB of the future Drew Lock take over in Denver, received encouraging initial reports on a recent MRI on his neck. However, he'll receive more opinions on the health of his neck and back as he continues to determine his plan for 2020. Whatever the case, Flacco will most likely enter the season as a reserve player, so he's not someone that's fantasy relevant at this point.

Category: Injury Updates

Jason Witten told reporters that he hopes to continue to play in 2020. If it were up to him, he would play his 17th season for the Cowboys. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Witten seems to also be interested in coaching in the future, but he's currently set on returning to the playing field in 2020. In the interview, he recognized that he may need to play for another team beyond Dallas if he wants to return in 2020. Witten wasn't a consistent option at the TE position in 2019 for fantasy purposes, and that doesn't figure to change this year.

New Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt told reporters that he plans to change QB Baker Mayfield's footwork in the offseason to "help him." (Source: Jake Trotter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough year Cleveland and its quarterback, Mayfield, who was considered a top-five signal-caller for fantasy purposes entering the 2019 season. After his struggles last year, Mayfield currently sits as the QB18 in our expert consensus rankings. Given the talent surrounding him, Mayfield could prove to be a value at QB this season.

The Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Peterson, who will turn 35 this off-season, will be back in Washington next year. The former MVP led the team in rushing last season but will likely be a backup to Derrius Guice in 2020. Washington coach Ron Rivera made a point to say Peterson's leadership is vital to the organization right now.

Category: Transactions

Greg Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday. The deal has $5.5 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: After visiting Buffalo, Washington and Seattle this off-season, Olsen ultimately lands a one-year deal with the Seahawks. The 35-year old tight end caught 52 catches for 527 yards and two touchdowns across 14 games for the Panthers last season. Olsen will be Seattle’s number one tight end, and should see a boost in fantasy value catching passes from Russell Wilson in a fantasy friendly tight end offense.

Category: Transactions

The Falcons have re-signed Younghoe Koo to a one-year deal. (Source: Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Koo hit 23-of-26 field goal attempts last year and, most notably, was one of the more impressive onside kickers in the league. Once again playing in a dome for an offense with plenty of exciting pieces, Koo should make a startable option in most fantasy leagues in 2020.

Category: Transactions

The chances of a Le'Veon Bell trade are currently "remote" according to ESPN. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets are hoping to cut salary to rebuild their roster, but Bell's contract is prohibitive in either cutting him or likely trading him given the amount remaining on his contract. ESPN concludes that Bell will most likely remain with the Jets for at least one more season. Bell has already fallen off a cliff in terms of value over the last two seasons, but he did continue to see consistent volume in 2019. Given the fact that, if he remains with the team in 2020, the Jets have a lot of incentive to drive Bell as much as they can, he is currently still considered an RB2 (RB20 overall) by our early expert consensus rankings.

Category: Rumors

Washington head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that tight end Jordan Reed remains in the league's concussion protocol. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Reed ended the season on injured reserve due to the head injury suffered in 2019. It's unclear when he'll be deemed healthy enough to return, and given the league's attention on head injuries, he's going to be a volatile asset for fantasy purposes moving forward, even more so than before. While his talent and upside have rarely been questioned, he's struggled to remain on the field due to a bevy of health issues.

Category: Injury Updates

Mike Tomlin told reporters "I have no hesitation" on Ben Roethlisberger being ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Tomlin added, "this guy is the ultimate competitor. He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he's coming back." (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seems to be the expectation of the Steelers at this point, though a clear timeframe for Roethlisberger's return is not currently available. Given the team's lack of quality QB play behind Roethlisberger in 2019, it will be interesting to see how they address the position in free agency and the NFL Draft. If healthy, Big Ben will likely enter the new season as a fringe QB1. He's currently the QB17 based on our expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

The Lions have approached several teams about a trade involving CB Darius Slay. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If the Lions trade Slay, the acquiring team would not only need to send Detroit compensation, but they'd be expected to sign Slay to a new contract. It's been said that the Lions are looking for a Jalen Ramsey type of haul for Slay, but sources remain confident that he will be traded this offseason.

Category: Rumors

Teddy Bridgewater is expected to command a "strong market" during free agency this offseason. Bridgewater is expected to move on from the Saints now that Drew Brees has declared he's returning to New Orleans. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Saints said early that they expect Bridgewater back, but it seems like the former backup QB could command upwards of $30 million per year and even a multi-year deal depending on how his market develops. At those numbers, it will be hard for Bridgewater to return to a reserve role behind Brees despite the appeal of being the team's QB of the future under offensive guru Sean Payton. Bridgewater has a large range of outcomes this offseason, making him an interesting target in dynasty leagues, specifically 2QB or Superflex.

Category: Rumors

The Panthers believe that QB Cam Newton will pass his physical and be cleared to return to football-related activity sometime in March. (Source: Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carolina is expected to continue to handle Newton cautiously when he returns, and there's still no guarantee that he's with the team when the 2020 NFL season begins. If he proves healthy, at least over the summer, Newton is likely to get a shot under center with some team, but he's also hard to trust for fantasy purposes at this point.

Category: Injury Updates

Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced he will return for the 2020 season, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Brees also posted a message to his personal Instagram account indicating that he was returning. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brees remains under contract with the Saints, but there was some talk about the veteran quarterback retiring. He turned 41 years old in January. Now, it appears he will return to the Saints for at least one more season after throwing for 2,979 yards with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions in 11 games in 2019.

The Buccaneers have still not made a decision on whether or not they will retain QB Jameis Winston. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Bruce Arians said that team remains undecided as they will continue to review what else happens around the league before deciding on Winston's future. While Winston was one of the most prolific fantasy signal callers of 2019, he struggled with turnovers and consistency on the field which makes him not as highly regarded as a real-life quarterback. His value will ultimately be determined by his role and team in 2020.

Category: Rumors

Antonio Brown told TMZ that he hopes to meet with NFL teams at the 2020 NFL Combine. (Source: TMZ)

Fantasy Impact: Brown continues to issue apologies regarding his behavior. While he could be too toxic for an NFL team to touch, he continued to show last season that he has a lot left on the field despite his off-the-field issues. It will be interesting to see if he's able to find a home in 2020, but at this point he's not someone that's more than a flier in dynasty or best ball leagues.

Category: Rumors

The have been "no movements" in contract talks between Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, according to ESPN. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't surprising as there is still a lot of time for this to play out. There continue to be rumors that tie Brady to other teams, including the Chargers and Raiders. However, the Patriots return the odds-on favorite to retain the veteran signal caller. Brady's fantasy value will be largely impacted by the team he's playing for in 2020.

Category: Rumors

The Steelers continue to say that there is no timeframe on the return of Ryan Shazier. (Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Fantasy Impact: Shazier continues to try to return to the NFL following what was thought to be a career-ending injury. While he's made great strides to regain mobility, there's no indication at this point that Shazier will be ready to return to the team in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates

According to the Miami Herald, The Dolphins don't view former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa as "a slam-dunk pick near the top the draft." Also, the team has been getting an "increasingly positive view" on former Oregon QB Justin Herbert.

Fantasy Impact: The thought has been in NFL mock drafts that Tua would be taken by the Dolphins at the No. 5 pick, as Miami needs a quarterback of the future. While this could be posturing, this would seem to indicate that the Dolphins could be more interested in Herbert than Tua. This situation will continue to change as we get through the NFL Combine and pro days, but it seems like both quarterbacks should be selected early in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Category: Rumors

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