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Ian Rapoport reports that CB Patrick Surtain II has agreed to terms for his rookie deal with the Broncos. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Surtain II was the Broncos first-round selection and is locked up for the next four-years. He is extremely talented and will boost the Broncos secondary as a result. The Broncos have one of the best secondaries in the NFL and will be a pain for opposing wide receivers to deal with.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that RB Ryquell Armstead has been claimed by the New York Giants. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Armstead was waived by the Jaguars yesterday and was quickly claimed by the Giants. This was a depth piece addition by the Giants with little fantasy impact. He will join Saquon Barkley, Devontae Booker, Corey Clement, and Gary Brightwell in the RB room.

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Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) is “all systems go” for Week 1 against the Vikings. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Dr. Neal ElAttrache (who operated on Burrow in December) of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles, Bengals QB Joe Burrow is “all systems go” for Week 1 against the Vikings. “He's on track for full go for the start of the season," said ElAttrache. "He's doing all the work. He's worked his tail off and been an amazingly mature participant in his recovery. He's focused and great to work with." This is excellent news for Burrow and the Bengals' offense. The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is progressing well in his recovery from knee surgery and is expected to return in Week 1. Burrow completed 264 passes for 2,688 yards and a 13:5 TD: INT ratio across 10 games in 2020. The 24-year-old is currently 11th among all quarterbacks in the latest expert consensus rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

The Patriots are re-signing veteran QB Brian Hoyer to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoyer will return to New England on a one-year deal. The Patriots now have Cam Newton, Mac Jones, Jarrett Stidham, and Hoyer on the QB depth chart. The 35-year-old started one game for the Patriots in 2020, completing 15-of-24 passes for 130 passing yards and one interception. Hoyer served as Patriots third-string quarterback in 2020 and will compete with Stidham for the third-string spot in 2021.

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Courtland Sutton said Monday that the "game plan" is for him to be ready for training camp. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: “That’s the game plan. That’s the game plan," Sutton said when asked if he'll be ready for training camp. Sutton tore his ACL in week 2 last season and began running routes in March.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Tajae Sharpe. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs re-signed Sharpe to a one-year deal back in March after he finished last season on the practice squad.

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The Patriots signed OL Alex Redmond to a contract on Monday. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Redmond started 24 games for the Bengals the past three seasons and was considered the team’s best run-blocking guard. He ends up in New England and his presence only helps the Patriots rushing attack. Redmond adds offensive line depth and he’ll back up starting guards Michael Onwenu and Shaq Mason.

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Jeff McLane of Phila Inquirer reports that TE Zach Ertz will not be attending the Eagles voluntary workouts until his situation is cleared. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This news is not very shocking. Ertz will not report for the remainder of the offseason programs as he looks to get traded or released. He's clearly stated that he wants out, but the Eagles aren't going to trade him for nothing. It's unclear if they will receive any offers for him. After an injury-riddled season, he will look to have a bounce-back year. If the Eagles can't find any trade partners, they will most likely opt to release him. This is a situation to monitor in the coming week.s

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Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been lining up in the slot and outside during Lions rookie camp, and doing it well. (Source: Detroit Lions)

Fantasy Impact: St. Brown has a chance to have immense fantasy success in his rookie season with the Lions due to the lack of depth in their receiving room. St. Brown has all the tools to be a successful NFL wideout, and these early reports look to be pointing in the right direction.

Dan Duggan of The Athletic is reporting that Giants rookie WR Kadarius Toney is running shorter routes during minicamp. (Source: Dan Duggan of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Toney was selected 20th overall by the Giants in the 2021 NFL Draft. According to Duggan, Toney mostly lined up in the slot and ran shorter routes. “We are going to look to play him to his strengths and so there’s going to be some things you’ll see that may look similar to what he did in college, although it’s different systems,” said Giants HC Joe Judge. “So we are going to be looking to go ahead and make sure we create enough versatility in his game to play him in different spots to play him in our system, but also we’ll have to change our system like we do with everything to cater to our players.” Toney gives QB Daniel Jones another playmaker and he will compete with Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram for targets in the Giants passing game. The Giants rookie WR is currently 64th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus dynasty rankings.

Marqise Lee signs with the 49ers

Mon, May 17th 11:34am EDT
By Brad Camara

Free-agent wide receiver Marqise Lee agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lee was released by the Patriots during the offseason with a failed physical designation. He opted out of the 2020 season and didn’t suit up for New England. The 29-year-old lands in San Francisco as a depth signing. Lee hasn’t played since Week 8 of 2019 and finished that season with three receptions on four targets for 18 yards across six games for the Jaguars.

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Former Washington Football Team DE Ryan Kerrigan announced on Instagram that he’s signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kerrigan stays in the NFC East and joins the Eagles after racking up 95.5 sacks in 10 seasons in Washington. This is a very nice veteran pickup for an Eagles team that was lacking depth on the defensive front.

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Free-agent wide receiver Trent Taylor agreed to a contract with the Bengals on Monday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor will look to maintain a slot role and handle punt return duties for the Bengals in 2021. He hauled in 10 of 21 targets for 86 yards over 12 games with the 49ers in 2020. The 27-year-old underwent surgery on his foot in 2019 and spent time on the COVID list last season. Taylor will most likely have a role on special teams and provide WR depth for Cincinnati.

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Former Los Angeles Chargers RB Troymaine Pope has signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Greg Auman. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year old running back joins his fourth team after quiet usage during his two-year stint in L.A. Pope will provide depth in an already crowded running back room after impressing the Bucs' coaching staff during rookie minicamp. This signing doesn't do much for fantasy purposes but Pope could see some situational usage based on his 73.3 Ctch% out of the backfield throughout his four-year career.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement has reportedly signed a contract with the New York Giants, joining the team's 90-man roster. (Source: Zack Rosenblatt)

Fantasy Impact: Clement saw his role in Philadelphia become greatly reduced following the team's 2017 Super Bowl victory, where he rushed for 321 yards and added another 123 yards through the air showcasing his dual-threat abilities. The explosive fifth-year running back will compete for a roster spot to back up Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker and could also earn additional reps on the Giants' special teams units, as he is an experienced returner and coverage player.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to return and attend training camp, per head coach Bruce Arians. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Howard suffered an Achilles injury in Week 4 of the 2020 season but is nearing a return and according to Bucs' head coach Bruce Arians, "...looks fantastic working out every day." Howard will enter his fifth year in the league but will have to solidify his role in a crowded tight end room alongside Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate. He saw the most targets of his career in 2019 (53) despite scoring only one touchdown, compared to the 11 touchdowns he scored across his first two seasons in Tampa Bay. Fantasy managers in 1QB redraft leagues can likely wait until the later rounds to take a flier on the talented tight end, as his Achilles injury and lack of touchdowns in 2019 has him as the TE29 in half-PPR formats according to the latest Expert Consensus Rankings.

Category: Injury Updates

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) is on track to be a full participant in training camp, per head coach Mike McCarthy. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the fifth game of the 2020 season but is reportedly on track to fully participate in training camp, per Mike McCarthy. His return will dramatically improve an offense that floundered with Andy Dalton under center, as Prescott threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2019. If Prescott is able to generate similar production to his 2019 season, Cowboys' wideouts Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are both capable of finishing the 2021 season as bonafide WR1s.

Category: Injury Updates

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Giants are signing free agent Kelvin Benjamin. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport notes that Benjamin is coming onboard as a tight end. A former first-round pick as a wide receiver, Benjamin has been out of the league for two seasons now. He'll begin his comeback journey with the Giants, who also have Evan Engram. We don't expect Benjamin to make much of a fantasy impact this year.

Category: Transactions

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer said Saturday that first-round running back Travis Etienne will take all of his minicamp reps at wide receiver. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: “Worst case scenario you have a running back that's elite with receiver skills,” Meyer said. This could potentially be positive news for James Robinson, though the Jaguars already have D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault Jr. so they don't necessarily need another wide receiver. This will be an interesting development to keep an eye on heading into OTA's and training camp later in the offseason.

The Seahawks and rookie offensive lineman Stone Forsythe have come to an agreement on a deal. (Source: Dugar, Michael-Shawn on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Seattle traded up to select Forsythe in round six of the 2021 NFL Draft. He has a chance to potentially compete for an immediate starting job on the Seahawks offensive line, though he also figures to act as the successor to Duane Brown at left tackle.

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