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Matthew Stafford, who has agreed to part way with the ions via trade, is not getting as much interest as expected a day into the team's push for a trade, per Mike Florio with Pro Football Talk. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: As of now, only 10 teams in the league have reached out to the Lions regarding their 32-year-old veteran quarterback. Stafford still has two years left on his contract that will hit a team's cap for $59M. Although the list of interested teams hasn't been revealed, there are absolutely more than 10 teams that could use the veteran's presence. Stafford played through a handful of injuries in 2020 but still suited up for all 16 games, recording 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns while completing 64.2% of his attempts.

Category: Rumors


Todd Archer of ESPN reports that Raiders TE Jason Witten is once again retiring from the National Football League. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Witten didn't play during the 2018 season but returned for one more year with the Cowboys followed by a season in Las Vegas. Archer adds that the 38-year-old will sign a one-day contract with Dallas in March once his Vegas contract expires. Witten finishes his career with 274 games played, which is the most ever for a tight end. During his prime he was a rock-solid fantasy contributor.

Category: Transactions


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports his understanding is that the Rams will entering training camp with an "open competition" at the quarterback position. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Of course, this competition will be between Jared Goff and John Wolford. This also assumes that Goff will remain on the roster and isn't traded, which isn't a certainty. The Rams apparently like the added dimensions Wolford's legs bring to the offense and it's clear they aren't satisfied with Goff's recent performance. The biggest issue is Goff's un-tradeable contract. His cap hit for the 2021 season is $34.625 million.

Category: Rumors


The Florida Times-Union believes the Jaguars will move on from RB Chris Thompson. (Source: Florida Times-Union)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson landed on IR with a back injury midway through the season. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, it makes little sense for Jacksonville to bring him back.

Category: Rumors


Browns GM Andrew Berry says WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) is on track in his recovery from a torn ACL. (Source: Andrew Gribble on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beckham tore his ACL in Week 7 and has avoided setbacks up until this point. Still, he'll miss offseason practices and is likely questionable for the start of training camp. The 28-year-old topped 75 receiving yards just once in his six full games last year. Coach Kevin Stefanski recently said he's "excited" for Beckham's return.

Category: Injury Updates


Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports the Rams are "not expected" to re-sign TE Gerald Everett. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: She adds that LA isn't expected to re-sign Josh Reynolds either. Everett posted career-highs in catches (41) and yards (417) last season but scored just one touchdown. Tyler Higbee should be more appealing for fantasy managers entering 2021, assuming the organization doesn't bring in more competition.

Category: Rumors


Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic writes the Rams are "unlikely to bring back" RB Malcolm Brown. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Brown has been a reliable veteran presence over the past couple of season, but LA is now poised to move forward with a Cam Akers-Darrell Henderson backfield. It's unlikely that Brown will have much fantasy value wherever he winds up.

Category: Rumors


New Chargers OC Joe Lombardi compared RB Austin Ekeler to Alvin Kamara, Reggie Bush, and Darren Sproles. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lombardi comes from the Saints, who have historically gotten their running backs involved in the passing game better than almost any other team. The fact that he's comparing Ekeler to these players is a good sign for how he wants to utilize his versatile, new RB. With prized rookie Justin Herbert set to enter his second year as the starter, it's looking as if the sky is the limit for this Chargers offense. Ekeler is currently priced as RB10 in the very early 0.5 PPR rankings.


The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed restricted free agent RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year deal. (Source: San Francisco 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson appeared in 12 games this season for the 49ers, leading all running backs with 733 total yards and 10 touchdowns. When given the opportunity to shoulder the load, Wilson performed admirably, particularly down the stretch. He saw 25 red zone carries this season compared to just 11 (in 8 games) for backfield teammate Raheem Mostert. With Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both likely gone, the 49ers could choose to roll with Mostert and Wilson in tandem in 2021, but don’t be surprised if Wilson ends up leading the team in rushing again.

Category: Transactions


Bucs WR Antonio Brown (knee) is expected to return for the Super Bowl against the Chiefs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship game after injuring his knee the week prior. Scotty Miller would likely see a decrease in opportunities if Brown is indeed able to return. We'll monitor the practice reports leading up to the big game.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Bucs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Watkins hasn't played since going down in Week 16. Mecole Hardman should still receive a handful of touches and targets despite his return, but Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle would once again be non-factors. We'll still monitor the injury report for both teams leading up to the big game.

Category: Injury Updates


QB Nick Mullens underwent successful surgery on his right elbow in December and is expected to be ready by the start of training camp. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mullens avoided Tommy John surgery and is expected to be ready by the start of training camp. “The damage was not as extensive as initially feared and did not require Tommy John surgery,” per Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network. He will be an unrestricted free agent and look to latch onto a team this offseason. Mullens threw for 2,437 yards and a 12:12 TD:INT ratio over 10 games for the 49ers in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Bucs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bell was inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship game after injuring his knee in practice last week. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams are both expected to see more touches than Bell, assuming all three are active.

Category: Injury Updates


The Packers signed RB Dexter Williams to a reserve/futures contract. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was the team's sixth round pick from 2019. He could have a role in Green Bay if the Packers move on from both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams this offseason. However, he only received playing time in one game this season so fantasy managers shouldn't expect much of a workload even if a role materializes.

Category: Transactions


Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he isn't optimistic that OL Mitchell Schwartz (back) will be available for the Super Bowl against the Bucs. (Source: Nate Taylor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't ideal after the Chiefs lost LT Eric Fisher to an Achilles injury on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes should still be able to work his magic against the Bucs' pass defense, but the team might need to place more of an emphasis on protecting him due to the state of the offensive line.

Category: Injury Updates


Bills WR Cole Beasley said he played through a broken fibula during the postseason. (Source: Marcel Louis-Jacques on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beasley was on the injury report with a "knee" injury for most of the playoffs. He suffered it in Week 16 and was apparently more impacted by it during the Wild Card Round and Divisional Round. He hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 88 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, however. Beasley could undergo offseason surgery at some point, depending on how bad the break is.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Fisher tore his Achilles tendon in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Bills. He will not play in the Super Bowl and faces a long road to recovery. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 2013's first overall pick inked a 4-year/$48M extension a few years ago that will expire after 2021. At 30 years old, his recovery may cause Fisher to miss some time next season, a crucial contract year for the standout offensive lineman. The Chiefs will likely promote Martinas Rankin into the starting lineup for the Super Bowl. We'll be sure to keep you updated on Fisher's status and recovery throughout the offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


The Buffalo Bills D/ST gave up 38 points and had one sack in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: The Bills D/ST got healthy down the stretch and proved to be the formidable opponent experts thought they would be heading into 2020. Unfortunately, they ran into the buzz saw that is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills D/ST finished as a top-12 scoring defense in fantasy and there is no reason to believe they can't do it again in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Bills K Tyler Bass connected on all four of his field-goals and missed an extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Bass remains the kicker for the Bills, he'll be fantasy gold. Look for him to be one of the first kickers off the board in 2021 drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Bills RB T.J. Yeldon rushed three times for 15 yards and had four receptions for 41 yards in Sunday's Championship round loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Yeldon had a solid game but doesn't seem to have a long-term role in Buffalo. With Devin Singletary back and Zack Moss healthy, Yeldon remains buried on the depth chart, and barring injury won't be fantasy-relevant in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps