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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Steelers OL Trai Turner is signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Washington Commanders. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Pittsburgh offensive lineman inked a one-year deal to join the Commanders on Monday. the veteran was ranked 86th in PFFs rankings amongst offensive linemen in 2021. During his 2021 campaign, he allowed eight sacks and 13 QB hurries. He's a major upgrade for an offensive line that lost Brandon Scherff in free agency this offseason.

Category: Transactions


According to PFN365 reporter Aaron Wilson, the Bears hosted free agent WR DeAndre Carter on Monday. (Source: Aaron Wilson)

Fantasy Impact: Carter, who last season played with the Washington Football Team, was hosted by the Bears on a free-agent visit Monday. The 28-year-old wide receiver caught 24 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns in 2021.

Category: Rumors


Andrew Norwell has signed a contract with the Washington Commanders. (Source: Ari Meirov of PFF on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Norwell helps shore up the offensive line for Washington in front of Carson Wentz and Antonio Gibson. Norwell started his career playing for Ron Rivera, and now the two have reunited.

Category: Transactions


The Giants are signing Ricky Seals-Jones. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old tight end expressed interest in having a bigger role in an offense and the Giants fit the bill. In his five-year career, he has caught 90 passes for 1044 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has struggled with a injuries the past two seasons, but the tight end spot is his in New York. He should be a serviceable fantasy TE with the possibility of more depending on QB play.

Category: Transactions


Per Adam Schefter, offensive tackle Ereck Flowers Sr. is now a free agent after being released by the Commanders. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flowers Sr. will now be looking for a new team after playing on the Giants, Jaguars, Dolphins, and Washington in his seven NFL seasons. The 27-year-old played was a workhorse tackle last season playing in 100% of the offensive snaps in 15 of his 16 starts for Washington.

Category: Transactions


The Washington Commanders have released defensive end Matt Ioannidis, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport notes that the Commanders tried to trade Ioannidis before cutting him. The move creates nearly $6.9 million in cap space while accounting for $1.5 million in dead money. The 28-year-old appeared in 16 games (six starts) last season, recording 38 tackles, 11 quarterback hits, and 2.5 sacks. Just three years removed from a 15-start campaign, Ioannidis should generate significant interest on the open market.

Category: Transactions


Bobby McCain has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million with the Washington Commanders. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCain was solid for Washington last season with four interceptions, one of them being a pick-six. He was one of the lone bright spots last season for a Washington defense that drastically underperformed as a unit.

Category: Transactions


Running back J. D. McKissic is finalizing terms on a 2-year, $7 million deal with the potential to get up to $8 million, with the Buffalo Bills. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McKissic will provide the Bulls’ offense with a legitimate weapon out of the backfield in the passing game. Look for quarterback Josh Allen to look the veteran running back’s way early and often beginning next season.

Category: Transactions


Brandon Scherff is reportedly headed to Jacksonville to sign with the Jaguars. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.

Category: Transactions


The Washington Commanders are looking to re-negotiate safety Landon Collins' contract ahead of the upcoming free agency period. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Collins is halfway through the six-year, $84 million contract he signed in 2019. However, Washington is looking to re-negotiate with the safety considering his current deal will account for $48.6 million against the cap over the next three years. The Commanders would prefer to hammer out a new contract rather than move on from the 29-year-old, but if they had to cut him, they would create nearly $6.5 million in cap space while incurring $9.6 million in dead money. Collins totaled 51 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, two fumbles recovered, and one fumble forced through 13 games in 2021.

Category: Rumors


According to NFL Reporter Mike Garafolo, Washington Commanders offered "multiple" first-rounders for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. (Source: Mike Garafolo)

Fantasy Impact: Rumors dropped Friday that the Washington Commanders offered "multiple" first-rounders for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in which the team "swiftly" declined. Seattle coach Pete Carroll insisted the team has "no intention" of trading the perennial Pro Bowler. In recent weeks, the Commanders have had rumors speculate that the franchise is in the market for veteran QB help.

Category: Rumors


Washington kicker Joey Slye made all three of his field goal attempts and his only extra point try in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Slye finishes the season 23-for-25 on field goal attempts and 18-for-22 on extra point tries in 12 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin caught four of his six targets for 93 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin finishes the season with 77 receptions on 130 targets for 1,035 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington running back Antonio Gibson rushed 21 times for 146 yards and caught one of his three targets for five yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Despite Sunday being a meaningless game, Washington still gave their young and oft-injured running back 22 touches. Gibson responded with a season-best 146 yards rushing to put him over 1,000 rushing yards on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke completed nine of his 18 passes for 120 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Heinicke had a quiet game in what turned out to be an easy win, which helps explain why he only threw the ball 18 times. He finishes the season with 3,419 yards passing, 20 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions while adding 313 yards and another touchdown on the ground. He is the frontrunner to be Washington's starter in 2022, but the team will likely bring in some kind of competition this offseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Giants. (Source: Washington Football PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In his first season with the Football Team, Samuel posted a woefully disappointing six catches for 27 yards through five games. He'll look to salvage matters with a bounce-back showing in 2022.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington tight end John Bates caught three of his four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Bates has earned an increased role in recent weeks with Logan Thomas on injured reserve, and he heads into the final week of the season with 19 receptions for 244 yards and one touchdown through 16 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver Adam Humphries caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Through 16 games, Humphries has 40 catches for 380 yards and no touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington running back Jonathan Williams rushed two times for four yards and caught two of his three targets for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was in line for a larger role with Antonio Gibson out but played fewer than 10 snaps and received just four touches on offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington running back Jaret Patterson rushed 12 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught all five of his targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson got the start on Sunday with J.D. McKissic on injured reserve and Antonio Gibson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and made the most of his opportunity, totaling 98 yards and scoring a touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps