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Free Agent RB Tarik Cohen has torn his achilles during his offseason workout on Tuesday morning. (Source: Trevor Trout on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In what was a freak accident in a workout on Tuesday, as he was running through a drill the running back appeared to have torn some type of muscle in the video on his live and it has since been announce that it is his achilles. This is a tough blow for a player everyone loves and the league will be rooting for a fast recovery for him. With the timeline of recovery for this type of injury ranging from 4-12 months he will likely not see the field in 2022, which means he should remain on waivers for this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Free Agent RB Phillip Lindsay has reportedly come to terms with the Indianapolis Colts on a one year deal with contract details yet to be released. (Source: Mike McCartney on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay was a surprise breakthrough star for the Broncos back in 2018 when he debuted as a undrafted RB out of Colorado as he went off for nine TD's through just eight games started in his first season. The Colorado running back is still not worth too much of a look in fantasy as he is nothing more than a depth add for the Colts as Jonathan Taylor remains firmly implanted atop the Colts depth chart and as the top running back in the league. Lindsay is likely to be used in a similar way that Marlon Mack was used prior to his departure to the Houston Texans which was a very small role resulting in his desire to leave, the depth chart for the Colts will likely also see Nyheim Hines remain in his role as the main pass catching back ahead of Lindsay as well.

Category: Transactions


The New York Jets announced Monday that they have signed EDGE defender Jermaine Johnson to a rookie contract. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson, who many fantasy analysts believed was worth a top 10 pick, fell all the way down to pick number 26 overall in the NFL Draft. After selecting CB Sauce Gardner and WR Garrett Wilson with early 1st round picks, the Jets traded back into the 1st round to select Johnson, capping off an exceptional day 1 of the draft for GM Joe Douglas. Johnson will join a defense that struggled last season under rookie head coach Robert Saleh. Saleh was hired by the Jets in 2021 with the expectation that he could turn around the team's porous defense, and the addition of Gardner and Johnson should make that process a little easier for the 2nd year head coach.

Category: Transactions


The Houston Texans announced Monday that they have signed their 2022 2nd round pick, WR John Metchie to a rookie contract. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Metchie, like most Alabama WRs in recent years, is an advanced route runner who was able to consistently get separation against defensive backs in the SEC. With his smaller stature and lack of high-end speed, Metchie projects to be a slot WR at the NFL level. Metchie tore his ACL in the 2021 SEC Championship Game, which may cause him to miss early season games during the 2022 season. Although Metchie doesn’t profile as a player who will be an elite NFL WR, he has an opportunity to play right away for the Texans once healthy, and he may prove to be a consistent high-floor player if he can earn enough of a target share in Houston’s offense.

Category: Transactions


The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they have signed their 2022 2nd round pick, WR Alec Pierce to a rookie contract (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Pierce had an early breakout age at Cincinnati and was a big contributor to the Bearcats’ College Football Playoff run in 2021. In his last season at Cincinnati, Pierce recorded 884 receiving yards and 8 TDs while functioning as a large and fast downfield threat. Pierce will compete with the often injured Paris Campbell and Ashton Dulin for a starting WR spot and the opportunity to play alongside WR Michael Pittman. The Colts acquired veteran QB Matt Ryan this offseason in hopes of elevating a passing attack to better compliment the team's strong running game, and Pierce’s early development may play a key role in making that vision a reality.

Category: Transactions


Tennessee Titans team reporter Jim Wyatt reports that rookie QB Malik Willis isn’t believed to be in a QB competition with veteran Ryan Tannehill in 2022. (Source: Jim Wyatt, Tennessee Titans team reporter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Wyatt, Tannehill is believed to be the unquestioned starting QB for the Titans despite offseason speculation that his job could be in jeopardy after a three-interception performance in the 2021 playoffs. Willis is a gifted athlete but he is raw as a quarterback prospect, so it makes sense that the Titans would want him to further develop before seeing game action. Barring an injury to Tannehill, Willis won’t have any fantasy value in redraft leagues, but he remains a high-risk, high-reward investment in dynasty leagues. Willis has the physical traits and playing style to become a fantasy superstar if he ever develops into a starter, but the hit rate on 3rd round QBs for fantasy purposes isn’t a promising one. Since 2010 there have been 14 QBs drafted in the 3rd round. Of those 14 QBs, only one has provided any kind of fantasy relevance (7.1% hit rate). That lone player was superstar QB Russell Wilson.

Category: Rumors


D'Eriq King waived by Patriots

Mon, May 16th 5:30pm EDT
By Leo Sells

The New England Patriots waived former Miami QB/WR D'Eriq King on Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: King, who was one of the teams UDFA pickups, will have his tenure end after just a couple of weeks. He has been trying to transition from QB to RB/WR at the NFL level, so this could be a sign that his conversion isn't going smoothly. It's unclear if he will be on a roster at all for this next season, but it's highly unlikely that he will have any sort of fantasy relevance, even if he manages to sneak on a roster.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore stated that rookie WR Jalen Tolbert is “awesome” and that “he’s going to be a really good addition” to the team. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Tolbert has received high praise from HC Mike McCarthy and OC Kellen Moore recently, and he may be a name that fantasy managers want to familiarize themselves with as we enter fantasy draft season. Tolbert, who was a 3rd-round pick in last month's NFL Draft, is a 6’3” wide out with high-end speed and he was dominant at Southern Alabama, producing 1,474 receiving yards and 8 TDs in 2021. Tolbert could be in line for a big role early on with Amari Cooper out of the picture and Michael Gallup still recovering from a torn ACL. Tolbert is the current favorite to be CeeDee Lamb’s sidekick in 2022, which can be a valuable role in Dallas’ high-powered offense.

Category: Rumors


The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that they have signed free agent WR Geronimo Allison. (Source: Atlanta Falcons )

Fantasy Impact: Allison was invited to participate in the Falcons rookie minicamp over the weekend and impressed the team enough for them to offer him a contract. Allison will join a WR room that includes 2022 1st round pick Drake London, Bryan Edwards, Olamide Zaccheaus, Auden Tate, and KhaDarel Hodge. This isn’t a deep WR group behind London, so Allison may have a chance to see the field more often than he has in past seasons. Allison opted out of the 2020 COVID-19 season and appeared in three games for the Lions last season but didn’t record a reception. Allison shouldn’t be viewed as a draftable player in redraft leagues at this point, and he should be left on the waiver wire in most dynasty leagues unless reports from Falcons training camp this summer indicate he is impressing.

Category: Transactions


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that CB Jaire Alexander and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will pay the All Pro CB $84 million. (Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Packers’ GB Brian Gutekunst indicated earlier this offseason that the team intended to extend Alexander and the team made that a reality on Monday. Alexander has been one of the best CBs in the NFL during the first four seasons of his career and he will now be paid like one. Alexander only played in four regular season games last season due to a shoulder injury, but he was named 1st-Team All Pro in 2020. He has led the Packers in pass breakups in each of his first three seasons.

Category: Transactions


Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports that former Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green and the Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a 4-year, $15.9 million deal that is fully guaranteed. (Source: Aaron Wilson, Sports Talk 790)

Fantasy Impact: Green, who was the 15th overall pick in last month’s draft, is a versatile lineman who should be able to step in and contribute from day one. Green saw action at every position on the offensive line during his three years at Texas A&M, but he is expected to play left guard for the Texans. In 2022, Green will be tasked with helping keep QB Davis Mills upright and creating rushing lanes for two new Texans' RBs in veteran Marlon Mack and rookie Dameon Pierce.

Category: Transactions


Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reports that free agent DE Melvin Ingram is signing with the Miami Dolphins. (Source: Jordan Schultz)

Fantasy Impact: The addition of Ingram continues a massive roster overhaul this offseason for the Dolphins. Ingram, who’s a 3-time pro bowler, played 6 games with the Steelers in 2021 before being traded to the Chiefs. Ingram only recorded one sack during the regular season with the Chiefs, but he elevated his play in the playoffs, recording two sacks and three quarterback hits in three postseason games. Ingram brings a veteran presence to an up-and-coming roster that hopes to compete with the powerhouse that is the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East Championship.

Category: Transactions


The New York Giants have officially signed their No. 5 draft pick, DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, and their No. 7 draft pick, OT Evan Neal.

Fantasy Impact: Kayvon Thibodeaux has some value in IDP fantasy leagues, and Evan Neal should help increase the value of Saquon Barkley heading into next season. The two first-round draft picks are expected to do a lot of heavy lifting on both sides of the line.

Category: Game Recaps


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms on an undisclosed four-year deal with WR George Pickens. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Pickens appeared to be on track to be the top-ranked WR in the 2022 draft class after a dominant true freshman season for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019. Pickens’ sophomore campaign wasn’t quite as successful and then he tore his ACL before the 2021 season. Pickens is undoubtedly talented, but the injury and whispers of off-the-field issues pushed him out of the 1st round of last month’s NFL Draft. Pickens is a big-bodied outside receiver who consistently gets clean releases off the line of scrimmage, has excellent ball skills, and will go up and win 50/50 balls. Pickens’ fit with the Steelers is an interesting one, as they currently roster Dionte Johnson and Chase Claypool who typically line up outside just like Pickens. It’s unclear who will man the slot or what Pickens’ role will entail as a rookie, so the Steelers will be an offense for fantasy managers to monitor in training camp.

Category: Transactions


The Buffalo Bills announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms on an undisclosed four-year deal with RB James Cook. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: If the last name and running style look familiar and you are getting a deja vu feeling, it’s because Dalvin Cook and his younger brother, James, do share some common traits on the gridiron. James, similar to his older brother, has incredibly quick acceleration and cuts on a dime, though the younger Cook does have a much smaller frame at 5’11 and 199 pounds, potentially limiting his ability to be a workhorse at the NFL level. While at Georgia, Cook functioned primarily as a receiving back, never having more than 12 carries in a game. However, Cook was drafted to an ideal situation, where he gets to join the high-powered and pass-heavy Bills' offense. The great landing spot has catapulted Cook into being drafted in the back half of the first round in dynasty rookie drafts.

Category: Transactions


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New Orleans Saints and WR Chris Olave have agreed to terms on a 4-year, fully-guaranteed $19,271,874 contract. (Source: Adam Schefter, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It was a big day for the Saints passing offense, as the team agreed to terms with Olave, their 1st round pick in last month's draft, and signed veteran WR Jarvis Landry. Olave enters the NFL as what many draft analysts considered the most pro-ready rookie WR. Olave is a technically sound route runner with the speed to take the top off of defenses. The main knock on Olave is that he hasn’t been much of a threat after the catch and has gone down easily, but he brings a polished skill set to the NFL which should allow him to contribute right away. Olave is worth a late-round dart throw in redraft leagues and he can be had with a mid 1st round rookie draft pick in most dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions


Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry is finalizing a deal to sign with the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Landry has been highly-sought after this offseason, with multiple teams looking to sign him after his release from the Browns. He will ultimately land in New Orleans, joining a wide receiver room that already includes Michael Thomas and Chris Olave. This move will be very beneficial for Jameis Winston's fantasy outlook, but it might slightly hurt the value of Chris Olave and Alvin Kamara.

Category: Transactions


The Las Vegas Raiders traded wide receiver Bryan Edwards to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. (Source: Vincent Bonsignore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edwards and a 2023 seventh-round pick were sent to Atlanta with a 2023 fifth-rounder heading back to Las Vegas in exchange. Edwards was a popular wide receiver prospect coming out of South Carolina in 2020 but he never broke out with the Raiders, catching just 45 balls for 764 yards and four touchdowns over his two NFL seasons. His outlook in Atlanta doesn't improve much after the Falcons used the 2022 No. 8 overall pick to pair Drake London with future star tight end Kyle Pitts. That leaves Edwards as the No. 3 option in the Atlanta passing game at best. He is worth holding onto only in deeper dynasty formats going forward but isn't worth a spot in redraft leagues.

Category: Transactions


According to Tampa Bay Buccaneers senior writer Scott Smith, Buccaneers HC Todd Bowles says that RB Leonard Fournette is the starter in the team's backfield, while rookie RB Rachaad White will compete with Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Gio Bernard to “carve out” a complimentary role. (Source: Scott Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers senior writer)

Fantasy Impact: This is welcomed news for Fournette dynasty managers, as the addition of former Arizona State RB Rachaad White via last month's NFL Draft caused some speculation that Fournette may lose the true workhorse role that he had in 2021. Fournette finished as the RB6 in PPR formats last season largely due to the healthy volume of touches he received on the ground and through the air instead of through efficiency. White is a smooth pass-catching back who is tough to hit in space, and he offers upside as a rusher at the NFL level. If Bowles’ comments come to fruition, White isn’t likely to have a huge fantasy impact as a rookie in 2022, but he will be sought after in dynasty leagues with Fournette only being under contract for next season.

Category: Rumors


NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that WR Antonio Callaway has been invited to try out for the Colts at the team's minicamp. (Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: Callaway, a 4th round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, has spent time with the Browns, Dolphins, and most recently the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers. Callaway hasn’t been able to hold onto a starting WR spot during his NFL career, but he has been able to contribute as a return specialist. If the Colts were to sign him, he would join a WR room that includes Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce, Paris Campbell, Ashton Dulin, and Keke Coutee. Barring an unexpected change in career trajectory, Callaway doesn’t offer any fantasy relevance to fantasy managers.

Category: Rumors