The 49ers and Robbie Gould have agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Gould and the Niners beat the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign. The two-year deal is fully guaranteed and could wind up being four years if San Francisco picks up the option. He'll certainly be a worthwhile fantasy option once again this year.
Chris Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The suspension stems from a driving while intoxicated charge from June, 2018 which Herndon plead guilty to last January. The suspension for this type of incident is usually two games, but it can be up to four with the presence of aggravating circumstances. He had a promising rookie season, finishing with 502 yards and four TDs and was expected to take another step forward in his second year. The other TEs on the roster are Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown, and 2019 4th-Round rookie Trevon Wesco. It’s unclear who will handle the majority of tight end work in Herndon’s absence, but none of the three figure to be fantasy relevant.
Rookie running back Josh Jacobs and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to a four-year contract. (Source: Oakland Raiders on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is notable because there was a chance Jacobs was going to miss the start of training camp if he and his team couldn't come to terms soon enough. That is obviously no longer the case, however, so early drafters should have no fear when selecting Jacobs as a likely three-down back in fantasy.
Sat, Jun 15th 11:12am EDT
By Blaine Blontz
Rico Gathers has been suspended by the NFL as a result of his arrest for marijuana possession in September of 2018.
Fantasy Impact: There was a time when Gathers looked like a potential dynasty stash and upside TE to roster in dynasty formats. However, he's currently irrelevant for fantasy purposes as he's buried on the Cowboys' depth chart behind Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin, and Dalton Schultz.
The Detroit Lions have traded TE Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Roberts becomes another acquisition for the Patriots in the passing game, and he may have some late-round fantasy upside. At 6-5, 265 pounds, he’s a matchup problem in the red zone and could make an impact around the goal line. Matt LaCosse is likely to open the season as the starting TE, but with Benjamin Watson suspended the first four games of the season, Roberts could see his number called regularly. Although he’s accumulated just 13 receptions for 146 receiving yards and three TDs in two NFL seasons, the change of scenery will surely boost his outlook.
Free agent RB Bilal Powell will re-sign with the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Powell worked out with the Jets recently, and he obviously impressed. After sustaining a serious neck injury last October, Powell’s career was in jeopardy, but he has been cleared to resume playing football. He joins a crowded backfield of Le’Veon Bell, Elijah McGuire, Trenton Cannon, and Ty Montgomery. His knowledge of the playbook and experience in the league should play well in his favor for securing snaps behind Bell.
The Eagles and Carson Wentz have agreed to a four-year extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The terms of the deal include $128M in total salary with $107M guaranteeed, and Wentz is now under contract until at least 2024. One of the league’s best young QBs, he enjoyed an MVP-caliber run in 2017 before a torn ACL cut his season short. He played serviceably in 2018 but still wasn’t 100 percent. Now seemingly at full health and with Nick Foles off to Jacksonville, Wentz was given this extension to cement his future with the Eagles. With a stable of quality weapons around him, expect Wentz to enjoy top-10 QB production with top-5 upside this season.
The Lions have signed WR Jermaine Kearse to a one-year contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Kearse has flashed fantasy relevance in the past, but he's not someone to consider for fantasy purposes at this point as it's not clear what his role will be in Detroit, and his roster spot isn't guaranteed given the timing of the signing.
The Patriots cut TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the first day of mandatory camp. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: This news is a bit shocking given the hole that the Patriots have at TE following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. However, the team also has veteran Ben Watson on the roster, and he would be poised to enter the season as the team's top option at the position. Other TEs on the roster include Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo, Stephen Anderson, and Andrew Beck.
Former Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is signing with the Carolina Panthers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: McCoy didn’t last on the market long after his release from the Buccaneers, and he will reportedly sign with the Carolina Panthers. McCoy spent nine productive seasons with Tampa Bay, earning six straight Pro Bowl selections from 2012-2017 and racking up 54.5 sacks.
Pryor is expected to sign with the Jaguars after working out for the team Wednesday, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The move would reunite Pryor with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was with the Cleveland Browns when Pryor put up his only 1,000-yard receiving season back in 2016. Pryor has been a non-factor since, and is coming off a dismal 2018 campaign in which he caught just 16 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns with the Bills and Jets.
Allen has signed on with the Saints, a source told ESPN's Field Yates on Tuesday. (Source: Field Yates on ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Allen quickly fell out of favor in Baltimore last season following the Ravens' midseason acquisition of Ty Montgomery. "Buck" had just 110 rushing yards on 41 carries (2.7 YPC) and three scores in 2018, and will go into New Orleans as a candidate for the No. 3 rushing role behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. He has no tangible fantasy value at the moment.
Tue, May 21st 2:59pm EDT
By Zachary Hanshew
Ndamukong Suh is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: The move coincides with the recent release of longtime Bucs DL Gerald McCoy. Coincidentally, Suh and McCoy were selected No. 2 and No. 3 overall in the 2010 draft class, with Suh winning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Suh is still a big presence on the interior line and should fill an immediate need for Tampa Bay. He’s racked up five Pro Bowl selections, including three All Pro honors in nine seasons with the Lions, Dolphins, and Rams.
Tue, May 21st 11:38am EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Julian Edelman and the Patriots have agreed to terms on a two-year, $18 million extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $12 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. About to turn 33, Edelman was fantastic in his first year back from ACL surgery in 2018. The veteran slot receiver hauled in 74 receptions for 850 yards and six TDs. He then went on to win Super Bowl MVP. It's likely he finishes his career with the Patriots now.
The Patriots have agreed to terms with linebacker Jamie Collins to bring the second round pick back to where he started his NFL career. (Source: Jim McBride on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Collins' stint in Cleveland did not go as planned after he signed a four-year deal in 2016 that led to a few lackluster years before being cut this offseason. At 30 years old, a return to Bill Belichick's scheme could reignite his play as he's still capable of being an impact player. He tallied 104 tackles and four sacks in 2018.
Dontrelle Inman has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots continue to reload at WR after losing Chris Hogan to the Panthers and Rob Gronkowski to retirement. Inman spent last season with the Colts after three and a half years with the Chargers and eight games with the Bears. He has accumulated a paltry 2,101 receiving yards and 11 TDs in five seasons, but flashed at times with Andrew Luck in 2018. As usual, New England’s receiving corps features a patchwork collection of journeymen outside of first round pick N’Keal Harry. Expect Inman to fight for scraps in an offense that spreads the ball around as well as any team in the NFL.
The Seahawks released Baldwin with a failed physical designation. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Baldwin's NFL career could be over after the veteran wide receiver underwent three surgeries to repair shoulder, knee and sports hernia injuries. The diminutive 30-year-old put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015-16 but was limited to 50 catches for 718 yards and five scores in 13 games last season.
Thu, May 9th 3:09pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma
Ben Watson is coming out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Watson spent last season with the Saints and retired for a little while following their loss in the NFC Championship. However, with Rob Gronkowski retired, the Patriots needed help at tight end. Watson began his career in New England, where he was a first-round pack back in 2004. The 38-year-old hauled in 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
The Seahawks are signing former Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The deal is expected to be one-year with $5.5 million in guaranteed money and another $8 million in potential incentives. (Source: ESPN )
Fantasy Impact: Ansah adds some needed pass-rush following the trade of Frank Clark to the Chiefs in April. He joins a defensive front that includes first-round defensive end L.J. Collier with Jarran Reed, Naz Jones, and Poona Ford inside. Ansah played in just seven games in 2018 and is recovering from shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the season.
Doug Martin is re-signing with the Oakland Raiders. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After becoming a free agent this offseason, Martin will re-sign with Oakland in the wake of Isaiah Crowell tearing his Achilles. Martin racked up 723 rushing yards and four rushing TDs on 4.2 yards per carry with the Raiders last season. Martin is already comfortable with the offense and may steal more work from rookie Josh Jacobs than Crowell would have, but it’s likely Martin plays primarily as a backup in 2019. He is a late-round flyer in redraft leagues as Jacobs’ primary handcuff.
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