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Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers is reporting that the Browns have traded cornerback Jamar Taylor to the Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2020. (Source: Kent Somers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's very little compensation for a starting-caliber cornerback, but the Browns rebuild of the secondary is near completion. After trading away Jason McCourty to the Patriots and Taylor to the Cardinals, the Browns secondary will now be led by Denzel Ward, E.J. Gaines, and T.J. Carrie, who were all acquired this offseason. As for Taylor, he should walk into a starting role immediately with the Cardinals, as they were severely lacking talent at the position outside Patrick Peterson.


The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with their second-round pick Anthony Miller.

Fantasy Impact: After sending out a letter to NFL GMs about his work ethic, it's clear that Miller wanted to get in and learn Matt Nagy's offense immediately. The question becomes whether or not he starts in two-wide receiver sets over Taylor Gabriel, though we'd expect him to after the Bears gave up their fourth-round pick this year and second-round pick next year in order to move up and select him. Miller was an ultra-productive wide receiver during his time with Memphis, though he did suffer a foot injury at the end of the season that prevented him from taking part in the NFL Combine. He's one of the rookie wide receivers who can make a fantasy impact in year-one.


The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with a team-option for the fifth-year with No. 10 overall pick Josh Rosen.

Fantasy Impact: This is huge for Rosen, as he likely wanted to get in and start competing for the starting job right away. While the Cardinals did pay Sam Bradford $15 million guaranteed in 2018, the damage is already done and you should expect Larry Fitzgerald to have a say-so in the decision, as this is likely his last season. If Rosen can give them the best chance to win, he may start from day one. Both quarterbacks are learning a new offense, so it's not like Bradford has a leg-up on him there, either. We also haven't seen Bradford play football since his knee injury that knocked him out after playing just two games in the 2017 season.


The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with their first-round pick Marcus Davenport on a four-year deal.

Fantasy Impact: One of the most surprising moves in the first-round was when the Saints traded up to acquire Davenport, as edge rusher wasn't a clear need for them. Regardless, the Saints told us all we needed to know - that they're in-it-to-win-it in 2018. Davenport is a violent pass-rusher who will face much better competition in the NFL, but that didn't stop him from looking great at the Senior Bowl.


The Indianapolis Colts and their No. 6 pick in the draft Quenton Nelson have agreed to terms on a four-year deal.

Fantasy Impact: They'll also have a fifth-year option, as is the case with all first-round picks. Nelson was apparently the only player outside of Bradley Chubb that the Colts were considering with the sixth pick, so it's clear they are making it a priority to protect Andrew Luck. Nelson's presence should not only help Luck, but provide a boost to the run-game that hasn't reached 1,400 rushing yards as a team (excluding quarterback) in each of the last six seasons.


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Giants have cut ties with running back Paul Perkins. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Apparently Perkins just underwent shoulder surgery from a non-football injury, making the Giants decision to cut him relatively easy, as he was someone who was on the roster bubble with the acquisition of Saquon Barkley. The former fifth-round pick will likely land somewhere, though he's just a depth chart guy. To this point in his career, he's totaled just 546 yards on 153 carries (3.57 YPC) with no touchdowns. He's droppable, even in most dynasty formats.


According to Pro Football Talk, the Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent running back C.J. Anderson. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was something that we thought might be the case after the Panthers didn't use a pick on an early-down running back to replace Jonathan Stewart. Most don't realize that Stewart touched the ball 206 times last year, which included 198 carries, enough to rank 19th in the NFL in front of guys like Devonta Freeman and DeMarco Murray. There's never been much to question with Anderson's ability on first- and second-down, as he's one of the better grinders in those situations, however his health has always been the concern. Entering a timeshare with Christian McCaffrey might be the best thing for Anderson's outlook, as he's likely to walk into 175-200 carries, which would mean he'll be in the RB3/flex conversation most weeks. The good news is that you'll likely get him at a discount with most expecting McCaffrey to take on a bigger role in 2018, though we're hesitant to believe that because Ron Rivera himself has said they didn't want McCaffrey to be toting the ball 18-20 per game, as it's not what he's best-suited for.


The Saints are reportedly releasing Coby Fleener. (Source: Ben Volin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fleener had an uninspiring career with the Saints, with just 72 catches for 926 yards and five touchdowns over 27 games in two seasons. With Fleener gone, Ben Watson should have a prime opportunity to carve out a fantasy-relevant role, though the Saints' reliance on their running game likely limits his value to that of a mediocre TE2 this year.


Former New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty has been claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins, according to NFL insider Field Yates on Twitter. Petty had been released by the Jets earlier in the week. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets decided to cut Petty just a few days after drafting Sam Darnold third overall in the NFL draft, but Miami is actually a pretty good landing spot for the third-year quarterback. While Ryan Tannehill is the starter for the Dolphins, he is recovering from knee injuries that cost him the end of the 2016 season and the entire 2017 season. And the only other competition for Petty is journeyman quarterback Brock Osweiler and David Fales, who has attempted just 48 passes in his four-year career. Petty could easily win the backup job and play his way onto the field if Tannehill is injured again or struggles.


ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting the Atlanta Falcons and QB Matt Ryan have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth roughly $30 million per year and $100 million in guarantees. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan's monster five-year extension will make him the league's first player to earn an amount of $30 million on a yearly basis. Now two years removed from an MVP season and a Super Bowl appearance, Ryan will once again go out there and prove he is amongst the league's best at his position. He followed up his outstanding 2016 campaign with a tremendous regression across the stat line, especially in the touchdown category. He threw for a career-high 38 in 2016, but only threw 20last season, his lowest total since his 2008 rookie season. From a fantasy perspective, I am not a believer in Matt Ryan without Kyle Shanahan, nor do I believe in Seve Sarkasian. Even with Calvin Ridley's addition, Matt Ryan will remain in the QB2 tier in my 2018 rankings.


The Jacksonville Jaguars released wide receiver Jaelen Strong. (Source: Mike Kaye on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: A former third-round pick by the Houston, Strong was suspended and waived by the Texans in Week 2 of last season before being claimed on waivers by the Jaguars. Strong only saw action in one game, logging 43 snaps in Week 16 before tearing his ACL. Still just 24, Strong will get another shot when he's healthy, but there's no reason to expect any fantasy impact in 2018.


Matt Jones released by Colts

Tue, May 1st 12:39pm EDT
By Jody Smith

The Indianapolis Colts waived veteran running back Matt Jones and six other players. Jones played just nine snaps for Indianapolis in 2017, totaling 14 rushing yards on five attempts. (Source: Adam Schefter on twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jones was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Redskins and showed some promise as a rookie, rushing for just under 500 yards, catching 19 passes and scoring four touchdowns. Jones was never really able to gain any traction with the Colts and after the club added Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins to compete with Marlon Mack, Robert Turbin, and Christine Michael, there was no room left for the 25-year-old veteran. Jones should get a camp invite but is irrelevant in fantasy leagues.


NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Dallas Cowboys have traded WR Ryan Switzer to the Oakland Raiders for DT Jihad Ward. (Source: Ian Rapoprt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys filled a void at DT by bringing in Ward. He’ll likeky see immediate playing time on their interior defensive line. Switzer likely find himself as a special teamer and a back-end WR early on in his tenure in Oakland.


The official Rams Twitter handle has reported that they have traded away wide receiver Tavon Austin to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a sixth-round pick. (Source: Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't going to do much from a fantasy perspective, as we all know who Austin is at this point in his career. On top of that, the Cowboys lack what we'd describe as creative play-calling to get their play-makers in space. This doesn't do much for his fantasy value in dynasty or redraft.


With the 86th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews.

Fantasy Impact: The Ravens had already selected tight end Hayden Hurst in the first round, so selecting another one already in the third round is a bit of a surprise. However, it is not an unprecedented move for the Ravens, who selected tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta in the third and fourth rounds of the 2010 draft. Hurst is an all-around solid tight end who is projected to start for the Ravens, while Andrews is more of a pure receiving tight end who could end up as the second tight end in two tight end sets as long as he proves he can block at the NFL level.


The Seattle Seahawks traded the 76th pick in the NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph.

Fantasy Impact: In the second round, the Steelers selected wide receiver James Washington. After trading up in the third round, they took his teammate and quarterback Mason Rudolph. While he might not play in his first year unless there is an injury to Ben Roethlisberger, he instantly becomes the heir-apparently to the 36-year-old signal caller. Some analysts have said that Rudolph throws the best deep ball of any of the quarterbacks in the draft, and it was not considered out of the question that he could sneak into the first round of the draft.


The Cleveland Browns traded the 64th pick in the NFL Draft and last pick in the second round to the Indianapolis Colts, who selected Ohio State University defensive end Tyquan Lewis.

Fantasy Impact: After adding Kemoko Turay earlier in the second round, the Colts traded back into the second round to add another piece to their defensive line. Lewis can play defensive end or slide inside to defensive tackle on passing downs, proving some much-needed versatility to the Colts as they make the transition back to a 4-3 defensive front.


With the 62nd pick in the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O'Neill.

Fantasy Impact: O'Neill is a former tight end who converted to offensive tackle. He will need to add some weight and strength in order to play tackle in the NFL, but he is considered to have the frame capable of adding that kind of size. He has plus athleticism and, as long as he can add some size and strength, projects to be good enough to be a starting left tackle in the NFL.


With the 60th pick in the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington.

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers traded Martavis Bryant earlier in the draft, and Washington is a wide receiver who can step in and contribute right away as a deep threat. He probably has some growing to do in terms of route running at the NFL level, but he has top-end speed that can't be taught.


With the 58th pick in the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver.

Fantasy Impact: Oliver is a corner with great ball skills while the ball is in the air. He has plus speed and projects as an outside corner at the NFL level. He joins an Atlanta defense that excels at getting after the quarterback, making life easier on defensive backs in the secondary.