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Glover Quin dumped by Lions

Sat, Feb 16th 12:11am EST
By Alex Johnson

The Lions released veteran safety Glover Quin Friday. They also cut wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Releasing Quin saves the team $6.25 million in cap space for 2019. The move is not a surprise considering the cap savings and the reality that 2018 rookie Tracy Walker began to cut into his playing time over the course of the season. Quin entered the league as a fourth round pick of the Texans in 2009. He played four seasons in Houston before joining the Lions in 2013. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014 while leading the league with seven interceptions.

Category: Transactions


The Broncos have informed linebacker Brandon Marshall that they do not intend to exercise his contract option for 2019. He will become an unrestricted free agent March 13th. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Marshall would have made $7 million in 2019 had he returned to Denver. He expressed his disappointment and love for the organization to Mike Klis of 9News - Denver. “I love the organization, they gave me my first chance to play,” Marshall said. “I love all my teammates. I really love [the] city. I felt embraced on and off the field. I’m just sorry I was injured two of the last three years…It’s a really great organization so we’ll see what happens.” Marshall, 29, will draw interest from other teams in free agency.


Charles Clay released by Bills

Fri, Feb 15th 11:24pm EST
By Dan Harris

The Bills released Charles Clay on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clay was a healthy scratch down the stretch for the Bills, and he finished with a career-low 184 receiving yards and just 21 catches. Clay was in the final year of a five-year, $38 million contract, and would have counted $9 million against the Bills' salary cap. Once a fairly reliable low-end TE1, Clay's fantasy prospects are dim, and can only be revived if he signs with a team that has an extremely tight-end-friendly offense.

Category: Transactions


Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports Nick Foles and the Jaguars have mutual interest. (Source: NFL Network on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foles' market has shrunk with Denvers' recent trade for Joe Flacco. The Jaguars are an obvious fit and right now have to be viewed as the front runner for the former Super Bowl MVP. NJ.com has also reported Foles is keeping tabs on the Giants' quarterback situation in case they move on from Eli Manning.

Category: Rumors


The Chargers announced Wednesday that they will not exercise the 2019 option on defensive lineman Corey Liuget’s contract. Liuget, who has spent his entire eight year career with the Chargers, will become a free agent on March 13th. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers )

Fantasy Impact: Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco did not rule out the possibility that Liuget could still return to the team on a new deal in a statement Wednesday. “Corey’s made major contributions to this organization since being our first-round selection in 2011 both on and off the field,” said Telesco. “He was our Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2018 for a reason and you won’t find a player who made a bigger contribution in the community than Corey. While we did not exercise the 2019 option in Corey’s contract and he will now become a free agent on March 13, the door is certainly not closed for a possible return in the future.” Liuget’s 2018 season ended prematurely in November when he suffered a torn right quad tendon in a loss to the Broncos. He finished the year with 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in six games (three starts). He will turn 29 on March 18th.


Sean Lee plans to play in 2019

Wed, Feb 13th 10:59pm EST
By Alex Johnson

According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee expects to play in 2019. (Source: Calvin Watkins on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: After the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs in January, Lee stated that, while he was leaning towards continuing his career, he wanted to take some time to consider his future. It appears he has made his decision, although it’s far from a guarantee that he will remain with Dallas. The Cowboys can save $7 million against the cap by cutting him.


According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are trading for quarterback Joe Flacco. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The details of the trade have yet to been released, as the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins on March 13th. But the fallout of this trade suggests that Case Keenum's immediate future with the team is in jeopardy. You'd also have to think the Broncos are going to get some sort of compensation for taking on Flacco's contract, which has over $60 million on it over the next three years, though there is an out in the contract after the 2019 which would only cost an $8 million cap hit. There has been speculation on whether the Broncos will select a quarterback in this year's draft, though this move doesn't make much sense, as Keenum was well-suited to be a one-year stop-gap. As for Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, this move doesn't raise their stock. If anything, it would negatively impact their dynasty stock, because it suggests the Broncos may not be selecting their future quarterback in this draft.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Antonio Brown has requested a trade from the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. He also tweeted out a thank you to Steelers fans, stating that it was "time to move on and forward." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were obviously doubts that Brown would be back with the Steelers, and this development certainly seems to suggest that he will be on the move one way or another. There's still plenty of time for a reconciliation, but if you own Brown in a dynasty league, expect a change of team, and a likely drop in value, prior to the 2019 season.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network's James Palmer is reporting the Texans are expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday. (Source: James Palmer on Twiter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite trading for Thomas around the 2018 trade deadline, it looks like the Texans are releasing the 31-year-old wideout at some point in the day. Although Thomas flashed with a two-touchdown performance against the Titans in Week 12, his short stint in Houston will likely be remembered as a fail, concluding with a season-ending Achilles tear suffered in Week 16. For Thomas, there is still no timetable for his return from his injury but should land with a new club when he's good to go.

Category: Transactions


Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports Kyler Murray is probably "too small" for the Giants to consider drafting as their quarterback. (Source: SNY)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants haven't started a QB shorter than 6'0" since 1966, which shows how dated their decision making process is. This doesn't mean New York definitely won't take Murray in April's upcoming draft, but they might prefer Dwayne Haskins or Drew Lock if they choose to draft a signal caller. Murray announced earlier today he has chosen football over baseball.

Category: Rumors


Jamison Hensley of ESPN writes the Ravens could target Mark Ingram in free agency. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram's fantasy value would be on the rise if he actually landed in Baltimore. He would pair well with run-first QB Lamar Jackson and OC Greg Roman. The 29-year-old Ingram ran for 4.7 YPC last year while totaling seven touchdowns in 12 games.

Category: Rumors


New Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says Jameis Winston's turnover problem is all mechanical. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Arians adds that any quarterback would turn the ball over when trailing by 21 points or more. The new Bucs coach has given Winston several public endorsements. It sounds as if the 25-year-old will get every chance to remain a starter in the NFL. Arians' aggressive mindset could help make Winston a high-end QB1 in fantasy next year. Right now he's a great late round quarterback option.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a stunner. Not only do we not yet know the terms of Hunt's suspension but the Browns already have Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson in house. Hunt's arrival certainly complicates Cleveland's backfield from a fantasy perspective, but Hunt still figures to miss a good portion of 2019. It'll be tough to fully judge Chubb's fantasy value until we hear how long the suspension is, however. Browns GM John Dorsey is the one who drafted Hunt back when he was with the Chiefs in 2016.

Category: Transactions


Dolphins safety Reshad Jones announced on Instagram Friday that his shoulder surgery “was a success.” The procedure, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, was to fix a partially torn labrum. There is currently no timetable for a recovery. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jones had a solid 2018 campaign despite playing most of the season with an injured shoulder. He finished with 72 tackles and three interceptions in 14 games for the Dolphins.

Category: Injury Updates


Doug Kyed of New England Sports Network writes pending free agent Trent Brown might cost too much for the Patriots to bring him back. (Source: NESN)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old LT is set to enter free agency as one of the best tackles available. Brown started every game for New England this past year and was a monster during the team's Super Bowl run. Returning to the Patriots would only mean good things for Sony Michel and company.

Category: Rumors


The Cardinals signed cornerback Robert Alford to a three-year deal Thursday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the deal has a base salary of $22.5 million and is worth a maximum of $24 million. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The deal comes just two days after Alford was released by the Falcons, saving the team $7.9 million in cap space. Alford started 76 games in six seasons in Atlanta. He will provide a much needed upgrade across the field from star cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Category: Transactions


Gerry Dulac of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes the Steelers might use the transition tag on Le'Veon Bell. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette )

Fantasy Impact: Pittsburgh would do this in order to trade Bell and receive compensation in return. That feels unlikely, however, since Bell would have to sign the transition tag before anything happens. The main point here might be that the Steelers do not seem to want Bell back for 2019. It remains probable he plays elsewhere next year.

Category: Rumors


New Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith says Derrick Henry will be a big part of the offense in 2019. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Smith added the Titans aren't afraid to win ugly, which could lead to running the ball more often and playing good defense. Henry was a bust for most of 2018 but erupted down the stretch. From weeks 13-17 he averaged 6.44 YPC and scored seven TDs. Still, he doesn't offer any production in the passing game, which could once again limit his fantasy upside next year.


Derrius Guice posted a video to Twitter of himself running at full speed. (Source: Derrius Guice on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Guice tore his ACL back in training camp of last year. The situation worsened when he needed three additional surgeries later on due to complications. Guice still has a long way to go before he can practice football at a high level (the video didn't show him cutting or planting) but this is a step in the right direction. It'll be important to keep track of Guice's rehab this off-season.

Category: Injury Updates


Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports Philip Lindsay (wrist) wouldn't discuss whether or not he'll be ready to participate in OTAs. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay is still in a cast after undergoing wrist surgery towards the end of 2018. Even if he misses OTAs he should ultimately be fine for training camp. Still, any time Lindsay misses could be valuable for Royce Freeman. It'll be important to monitor what coaches are saying about Lindsay and Freeman leading up to fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates