The Panthers have signed DE Bruce Irvin to a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Panthers have been in the market for an end that can rush the QB, and they found their man in Irvin. Formerly with the Seahawks, Falcons, and Raiders, Irvin's better days are likely behind him. Still, the former first-round pick did record 6.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2018 with the Falcons.
ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports Blake Bortles is finalizing a deal with the Rams to become Jared Goff's backup. (Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Rams were in the market for a backup quarterback and they get their guy in Blake Bortles, who recently visited the team. Bortles was released a couple of weeks ago after the Jaguars signed Nick Foles. It appears as if Bortles' days of being a starter in this league are over.
The Vikings have re-signed RB/KR Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract. (Source: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It was only a few years ago when Abdullah was considered one of the most promising young running backs in football. He was claimed mid-season off waivers from the Lions in 2018, and managed to carve out a role for himself on special teams. He'll likely remain Minnesota's main return man after averaging 25.8 yards per return last season. He'll also help back up Dalvin Cook with Latavius Murray now in New Orleans.
Darren Fells has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fells spent 2018 with the Browns and managed to catch 11-of-12 targets throughout his 16 games played. He's considered a great blocking tight end, which makes for a nice fit in the Houston offense.
Dianna Russini of ESPN reports the Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict. (Source: Dianna Russini on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The move will save the Bengals over $5 million against the cap. The 28-year-old linebacker should find a job with another team soon enough but has been hampered by injuries and suspensions in recent seasons. Burfict is known as being one of the dirtiest players in football so it’ll be interesting to see what his market is like.
Todd Archer of ESPN reports Randall Cobb is visiting the Cowboys on Monday. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Dallas has an opening at slot receiver with the loss of Cole Beasley to the Bills. Cobb hasn't come close to matching his breakout 2014 season in recent years, but he would still be a solid addition for Dak Prescott and the Cowboys.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Jordy Nelson will visit the Seahawks on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The ex-Packer and Raider, Nelson is also drawing interest from the Chiefs, Patriots, and Titans according to Schefter. Nelson isn't the dynamic playmaker he once was but should still have enough left in the tank for 2019.
Mon, Mar 18th 12:09pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Tyler Eifert has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on a one-year deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old played in just four games last year before being lost for the season with a broken ankle. His size and speed would translate to big time fantasy production if he could ever stay healthy, but right now fantasy players can't count on that.
Mark Barron and the Pittsburgh Steelers have come to terms on a two-year, $12 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Barron spent last year with the Rams, who reportedly had interest in re-signing him. He instead lands in Pittsburgh where he will have to improve his play after a disappointing 2018.
The New York Giants are re-signing Cody Latimer to a one-year contract. (Source: Cody Latimer on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Latimer dealt with a mid-season hamstring pull last year and wound up playing in just six games for New York. He totaled 190 receiving yards on 11 receptions, and will serve as depth behind Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard. Latimer will compete with Corey Coleman for snaps in three-wide sets.
Sun, Mar 17th 2:44pm EDT
By Dan Harris
The Dolphins and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed on a two-year deal, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fitzmagic is coming back to the AFC East, as Fitzpatrick will now start for his third team in the division. After his hot start with the Bucs last season, Fitzgerald came back down to reality before being replaced by Jameis Winston. He is what he is at this point - a veteran signal caller who will likely single-handedly win as many games for a team as lose them. The move raises the fantasy outlook of the Dolphins' offensive skillplayers, though pretty much any quarterback other than Luke Falk would have done the same.
Sat, Mar 16th 11:44am EDT
By Brendan Tuma
The Green Bay Packers and Geronimo Allison have come to terms on a one-year contract. (Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The deal will pay Allison more than the RFA tender he was offered as the Packers made it clear they wanted him back. Other teams were reportedly considering extending him an offer sheet. Instead, he’ll remain in Green Bay attached to one of the best quarterbacks ever in Aaron Rodgers. That alone will make him a sleeper pick entering 2019 drafts.
Tyreek Hill is being investigated by law enforcement over an alleged incident that took place involving his 3-year-old son which resulted in a broken arm. (Source: Kansas City Star)
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs wide receiver has not been charged with any crime at this time. This isn't the first time Hill has been tied to an off-field issue as he pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015 for choking his current fiance who was at the time pregnant with their son. This latest incident is troubling considering his past and the league will most certainly keep a close eye on this investigation. Without more details, it's too early to speculate whether a suspension may occur or not.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Dolphins have traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Tennessee will be giving Tannehill a one-year, $7 million contract to serve as Marcus Mariota’s backup. In return Miami is getting a fourth rounder in 2020 and a seventh rounder in 2019 while also sending the Titans a sixth-round pick this year. The bottom line is the Dolphins were very ready to move on from Tannehill, and they’ll now look to replace him in the upcoming draft.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: We've been waiting for the suspension to come down and it was a minimum of six games, so this isn't a big surprise. Considering the nature of the crime, it's unlikely Hunt appeals, though it's possible he tries to knock it down to six games. The Browns don't really need him with Nick Chubb on the roster, though he does provide great depth for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. Knowing there's no guaranteed role when he comes back from suspension, Hunt isn't worth a draft pick in redraft leagues with his eight-game suspension.
Fri, Mar 15th 1:11am EDT
By Alex Johnson
The Seahawks and linebacker K.J. Wright agreed on a two-year, $15.5 million deal Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Wright hit the free agent market for the first time since he was selected in the fourth-round by the Seahawks in the 2011 draft. His time on the unemployment line didn’t last long, however, as he will be returning to Seattle for two more years. Wright missed 11 games in 2018 while battling a knee injury he sustained in preseason, then re-aggravated later in the season. He was able to return for Seattle’s brief playoff run where he recorded eight tackles and one interception in the wild card round loss to Dallas.
Fri, Mar 15th 12:58am EDT
By Alex Johnson
The Vikings and defensive end Everson Griffen agreed on a revised contract Thursday afternoon that will keep the 31-year-old in Minnesota for at least one more season. While the official numbers aren’t yet known, it is believed that Griffen will make around $8 million in 2019. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Griffen was likely to be released had he not been open to a revised contract. The two sides were able to strike a deal before Griffen’s previous $10.9 million in salary became guaranteed at 3 p.m. Central time Thursday. Griffen missed five games in 2018 due to mental health issues. He was hospitalized after an incident that required police intervention but was able to return to the team after several weeks. Griffen finished the season with 5.5 sacks in 11 games.
The 49ers are signing Jordan Matthews to a one-year contract. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Matthews spent 2018 with the Eagles but only managed to total 20 receptions in 14 games. He’s dealt with lower body injuries for the past several years and is unlikely to make a major impact with the 49ers. San Francisco had hoped to make a major upgrade to their receiver position this off-season but thus far have failed to do so.
The Arizona Cardinals are signing former Bears wide receiver Kevin White. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: White's career hasn't taken off the way many hoped it would when he was the seventh overall pick back in 2015. He has a troubling injury history and will have to fight to make the 53-man roster this summer.
Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints have come to terms on a one-year, $7.25 million contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The deal has a maximum value of $12.5 million. Bridgewater likely could've started with the Dolphins, but he instead chose to return as Drew Brees' backup, potentially with the hopes of succeeding him one day. For now the Saints have one of the best quarterback situations in the league between Brees and Bridgewater.
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|Zach Ertz (PHI)||TE|
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|Nolan Arenado (COL)||3B|
|J.D. Martinez (BOS)||LF,RF|
|Max Scherzer (WSH)||SP|
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|Christian Yelich (MIL)||LF,CF|
|Ronald Acuna (ATL)||LF,CF|
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|Alex Bregman (HOU)||3B,SS|
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