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Leonard Fournette was arrested on Thursday afternoon for failing to pay a speeding ticket from November. (Source: Justin Barney on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fournette was going 12mph over the speed limit with a suspended license. It’s reassuring to hear the arrest wasn’t over something more serious, but it’s also fair to expect Fournette to take care of something like this without it escalating to this point. The third-year running back is reportedly looking at 2019 as a fresh start for himself. Hopefully this is the end of nonsense like this.


David Johnson is looking forward to playing more snaps in the shotgun formation this upcoming season. (Source: AZcardinals.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has yet to talk too much about his offensive plans this season but has mentioned a desire to use shotgun more often. Johnson is excited about it, saying he ran out of the shotgun in college. However, the key for DJ's fantasy season will be how involved he is as a pass catcher. We're guessing Kingsbury will use him in that role.


Christian McCaffrey is not concerned about his workload entering 2019. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey played 75 more snaps than any other running back last season. He played 91.3% of Carolina's offensive snaps. The Panthers reportedly want to lighten his workload this season but currently do not have a running back on the roster with a similar skillset to McCaffrey. Carolina might then draft a RB, but McCaffrey should remain an uber-elite fantasy option this upcoming season.


The Packers are planning to use Davante Adams more in the slot this season. (Source: Packers News)

Fantasy Impact: Randall Cobb is with the Cowboys now, so Adams figures to be the biggest beneficiary of increased slot reps. The 26-year-old ran about 20% of his routes from the slot last season, and should only be more efficient in 2019 with the added opportunities. Adams is an easy, early-second round pick in fantasy draft right now.


The Giants are reportedly close to signing Shepard to a four-year, $41 million extension. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a major commitment from the Giants, with Shepard expected to assume the No. 1 receiver role vacated by the departed Odell Beckham Jr. With the Giants having added Golden Tate in the offseason, look for Shepard to move to the outside; he's an intriguing boom-or-bust option in upcoming fantasy drafts.

Category: Transactions


Austin Seferian-Jenkins has signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seferian-Jenkins has been on and off the fantasy radar for several years now. After spending the start of his career in Tampa Bay, he moved to New York with the Jets and then on to Jacksonville for the last season. He's continued to deal with injuries, and despite the promise he's yet to reach 400 yards receiving or more than four touchdowns in a season. Still, he's again an intriguing option entering the 2019 season for the Patriots with the absence of Rob Gronkowski.

Category: Transactions


Dwayne Haskins is meeting with both the Broncos and Redskins this week. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Ohio State quarterback is considered to be the second best at his position in this draft. The Broncos have been closely linked with fellow draftee Drew Lock while the Redskins keep being connected to Josh Rosen. Haskins figures to be a top-15 pick in a few weeks.


Drew Lock is visiting the Denver Broncos on Sunday and Monday. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Broncos GM John Elway has reportedly been "smitten" with Lock for months now. The Missouri QB is also generating interest from the Giants, Dolphins, and Redskins. If he's drafted by Denver he'll sit behind Joe Flacco to begin his career.


Scott Petrak of Brownszone.com expects Nick Chubb to remain Cleveland's starting running back even when Kareem Hunt is eligible to return from his eight-game suspension. (Source: Brownszone.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chubb was being drafted in the late-first round of off-season fantasy drafts before the Hunt signing. His arrival certainly complicates things, but Chubb will have eight weeks to establish himself as a focal point of what should be an explosive Cleveland offense. Hunt's looming return could actually wind up making Chubb a value in fantasy drafts by mid-summer.


NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday evening that the Cowboys and star pass-rusher DeMarcus Lawrence have agreed “on basic parameters” of a five-year, $105 million contract extension. The deal includes $65 million in guaranteed money and will make Lawrence the highest paid non-quarterback with $31.1 million for the 2019 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys used the franchise tag on Lawrence for the second consecutive year. However, the star defensive end had no intention of playing under the $20.5 million tag again. He has waited on surgery to repair a shoulder injury until the new deal was finished. Lawrence has been one of the most dominant pass-rushers in the league over the last two seasons with 25 total sacks and 67 QB hits in 32 games. Now he has a brand new deal to show for it.


The Packers have re-signed receiver Jake Kumerow. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old had a big pre-season last season but never made his presence felt in fantasy. He'll continue to serve as receiving depth for the Packers.

Category: Transactions


Alabama running back Josh Jacobs visited the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a weak draft class for running backs but many consider Jacobs to be the best of the group. The Ravens brought in Mark Ingram in free agency but apparently aren't done looking for help at running back. Baltimore figures to be one of the run-heaviest teams in the league this season. Jacobs' arrival would obviously be a hit to Ingram's fantasy value.


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Seth Roberts and the Ravens have come to terms on a one-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Roberts was released by the Raiders on Thursday and wasted little time finding a new home. Roberts might already be the best receiver on Baltimore but he is unlikely to have much fantasy value in this run-heavy offense.

Category: Transactions


Phillip Lindsay (wrist) says he's not putting a timetable on his recovery. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay won't be participating in the team's OTAs this month but could be ready for minicamp in June. It seems likely he'll at least be ready to go for the start of training camp. The 24-year-old ran for over 1,000 yards last year and scored 10 touchdowns in 15 games.

Category: Injury Updates


Anderson has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Lions. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Signed by the Los Angeles Rams late in the 2018 season, Anderson racked up 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two games of the regular season and added 189 yards and two scores in the playoffs. He'll compete with Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick for carries behind starter Kerryon Johnson.

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The Browns and Chiefs struck a deal Monday afternoon that sends pass-rusher Emmanuel Ogbah to Kansas City in exchange for safety Eric Murray. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ogbah will help fill the void created by the recent release of Justin Houston and trade of Dee Ford to the 49ers. The Browns no longer had a need for Ogbah with the acquisition of Olivier Vernon in early March. The newest Chief has 12.5 career sacks in three seasons. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Category: Transactions


Blue has signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars, the team confirmed Monday. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blue, who spent his first five seasons in Houston, had 499 rushing yards and two scores on 150 carries last season. He'll likely compete with fellow free-agent addition Thomas Rawls for the No. 2 role behind bellcow Leonard Fournette.

Category: Transactions


Odell Beckham Jr. is present for Cleveland's voluntary workouts that began Monday. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns begin OTAs two weeks before the Giants so Beckham had to change his schedule to be present. He's in a much better fantasy situation with Baker Mayfield as his quarterback in what should be an explosive Cleveland offense. The 26-year-old deserves to be one of the first receivers to come off draft boards this summer. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if he finished 2019 as the overall WR1 in fantasy.


Duke Johnson skipping OTAs

Mon, Apr 1st 3:12pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Duke Johnson is not present at the Browns' voluntary workouts that began Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been the subject of trade rumors since Cleveland signed Kareem Hunt, so it makes sense for him not to attend. The 25-year-old running back has been severely underutilized by the Browns in each of the past two seasons. At this point a trade seems likely, which would open up bell-cow duties for Nick Chubb to begin the year.


49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says he expects Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) to be fully cleared for training camp. (Source: NBC Sports Bay Area)

Fantasy Impact: This would put him on track to play in Week 1. Garoppolo is also expected to participate in the upcoming OTAs, though he'll likely only be cleared for 7-on-7 drills. The 27-year-old tore his ACL in Week 3 last season and is more of a high-end QB2 in fantasy right now.

Category: Injury Updates