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Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has signed his franchise tag. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys have until July 17 to negotiate a long-term deal with Pollard or he will be due $10.091 million for the 2023 season. Pollard took over as the team's lead back last season, racking up career-highs with 193 carries, 1007 yards, and nine touchdowns on the ground while catching 39 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns through the air. With the team releasing Ezekiel Elliott this offseason Pollard will be in for a heavy workload in the 2023 season.

Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler underwent pectoral surgery after suffering an injury while training on his own. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pelissero notes that his four-to-six-month timeline gives Hamler a chance to be ready by training camp. The wideout has been ravaged by injuries in his brief NFL tenure, suffering a torn ACL in 2021 before being limited to just seven games -- and seven catches -- last season. The 2020 second-round pick will be behind the eight ball again to begin the 2023 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has narrowed his free-agent suitors to the Eagles, Jets, and Bengals. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schefter also notes in his Tweet that Elliott hopes to make his decision by the end of next week. The Cowboys released Elliott after he rushed for a career-low 876 yards in 2022 although he still capitalized near the end zone with 12 touchdowns on the season. Two two-time NFL rushing leader is likely best suited for short-yardage situations moving forward.

Category: Rumors

The New York Giants signed WR Jamison Crowder to a one-year deal. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants have Wan'Dale Robinson and Parris Campbell on the roster who have experience playing in the slot, so they're a bit crowded in that department. Crowder figures to be a depth receiver for a Giants offense that dealt with a number of injuries last season.

Category: Transactions

Free agent tight end Foster Moreau is stepping away from football after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. (Source: Foster Moreau on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moreau made the announcement via his personal Twitter account after being diagnosed with cancer following a physical conducted by the New Orleans Saints medical team. The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games for the Las Vegas Raiders last season, catching 33 passes for 420 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Moreau didn't announce his retirement but his NFL future certainly remains up in the air.

According to Andrew Schultz of theScore, the Las Vegas Raiders are signing TE Austin Hooper to a one-year deal. (Source: Andrew Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hooper will come in to help replace some of the snaps lost when the Raiders moved Darren Waller to the Giants. Alongside TE OJ Howard, Hooper can add depth at the position for new QB Jimmy Garoppolo. This also opens up the door for Chig Okonkwo in Tennessee and likely means free agent TE Foster Moreau will not return to Vegas in 2023.

Category: Transactions

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the New York Jets are trading WR Elijah Moore and a third for a second-round pick. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore had requested a trade during his sophomore season in the NFL, and even though the issue seemed to have been resolved, he eventually got his wish. The Jets acquired a second-round pick in exchange for their third-rounder as well, giving them the ability to add further assets. Cleveland gets a dynamic WR to pair alongside Amari Cooper, much needed for a struggling passing attack.

Category: Transactions

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, QB Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the 2022 season to fix an issue that had nagged for multiple years. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson is expected to be ready for OTAs and at full health for the 2023 season, according to Rapoport, and he is already back to working out. Wilson struggled heavily in his first season in Denver, completing a career-low percentage of passes, touchdowns and adjusted yards gained per pass attempt. With health on his side, and a new head coach in Sean Payton, Wilson, who was fantasy QB16, could maybe vault himself back into the QB1 range.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, RB D'Ernest Johnson and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed on a one-year deal for the 2023 season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson came onto the scene in his third season when he started two games for the Browns and had 671 scrimmage yards with three scores in 2021. He gives the Jaguars depth alongside RBs JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner and rotational play behind RB Travis Etienne. Johnson averaged over 5 yards per carry across his four seasons in Cleveland.

Category: Transactions

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, WR Mecole Hardman has signed a deal with the New York Jets. It's a one-year deal for the former Chief. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardman helps fill the role left when the Jets let go of WR Braxton Berrios, operating as a slot WR, gadget guy and return man. A one-year deal makes sense too, especially if the Jets see themselves in a winning window right now. Hardman averages roughly 13 yards per touch and has 19 career all-purpose touchdowns, providing the Jets with further versatility in a very deep WR room.

Category: Transactions

According to Todd Archer of ESPN NFL Nation, the Dallas Cowboys have signed RB Ronald Jones II to a one-year deal. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones struggled to see the field in 2022 after joining the Kansas City Chiefs' stable of RBs, making just six appearances with 18 total touches. The 25-year-old RB had years of production with the Buccaneers, totaling 2,745 scrimmage yards in four seasons. Jones will likely operate as the team's backup behind Tony Pollard, and he goes back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he attended high school.

Category: Transactions

According to his agents, WR Isaiah McKenzie has signed a deal with the Indianapolis Colts. (Source: SportsTrust Advisors on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKenzie accrued a career-high 478 yards and five touchdowns in 2022 with 51 touches. The 27-year-old playmaker saw an increased role in the Bills’ offense but was released. In Indianapolis, McKenzie can bring dynamic value as a slot receiver, a gadget guy or as a return man but likely won’t operate any higher than as the team’s WR3 behind Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce.

Category: Transactions

Joshua Dobbs has signed a one-year $2 million deal with the Cleveland Browns. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The plan is for Dobbs to back up starter Deshaun Watson. Dobbs filled in admirably for a struggling Tennessee team in 2022, and now comes into a good spot in Cleveland to a roster built to win now. He won’t have much fantasy value aside from stepping in due to injury, but the possibility is there.

Category: Transactions

Damien Harris has agreed to sign with the Bills. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Harris will end his tenure in New England after spending four seasons with the Patriots. The 26-year-old back has a had trouble staying healthy over the past few seasons, playing just 11 games in 2022 before losing touches to Rhamondre Stevenson. Harris logged 462 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 106 carries. Harris will join a running back room where the starting job is likely up for grabs for the 2023 season.

Category: Transactions

Devin Singletary signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Houston Texans. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Singletary figures to likely backup Dameon Pierce in the Texans backfield. Pierce should still lead the way in terms of touches, but there is a chance Singletary sees the field more than any backup did for most of last year behind Pierce. This is potentially a messy situation on what is likely going to be a below average offense, but Pierce could still offer mid-end RB2 value from an efficiency standpoint. There is always risk with any running back drafted on day three of the NFL Draft long-term.

Category: Transactions

Dalton Schultz has signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schultz can make up to $9 million in the deal. He struggled at times last season when Dak Prescott was sidelined which is worth noting. He'll likely be the safety blanket for whoever is undercenter (likely a rookie) for the Texans this season. Schultz fantasy upside takes a hit going from Dallas to Houston, but he could still hold value at a shallow tight end position.

Category: Transactions

The Las Vegas Raiders are signing TE O.J. Howard. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Howard has the chance to play a big role in the passing game for the Raiders after trading Darren Waller, while Foster Moreau remains a free agent. The former first-round pick has yet to top 600 receiving yards in a season but he could do so this upcoming season, especially if the Raiders don't bring in another receiving tight end.

Category: Transactions

The Arizona Cardinals signed WR Zach Pascal to a two-year deal. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pascal will reunite with new Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon in Arizona. He is more of a depth wide receiver for the Cardinals. He won't hold too much fantasy value.

Category: Transactions

The Buffalo Bills signed WR Trent Sherfield. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sherfield posted career-highs in catches (30), yards (417) and touchdowns (2) last season with the Dolphins. He is capable of moving all over the line in the slot and out wide. If he enters the season as the Bills No. 3 wide receiver, he could offer some fantasy value in deeper leagues.

Category: Transactions

The Carolina Panthers are signing veteran WR Adam Thielen to a three-year contract, according to Pat McAfee. (Source: Pat McAfee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thielen, a Minnesota native, was released by the Vikings, setting him up to join the second team of his career. After nine years, Thielen will join a Carolina team that’s been adding new names to the offense to prepare whoever they likely draft at No. 1. Thielen has 534 catches and 55 touchdowns in his career and can be a veteran figure for the young Panthers.

Category: Transactions