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.
Longtime NFL kicker Sebastian Janikowski has announced his retirement from pro football. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Janikowski spent 18 seasons with the Raiders before playing last year with the Seahawks, making over 80 percent of his career FG attempts. He calls it quits as the Raiders’ all time leading scorer. His retirement leaves Tom Brady as the last active player from the 2000 NFL draft class.
With the 21st pick in the second round of the NFL Draft (No. 53 overall), the Philadelphia Eagles selected Penn State running back Miles Sanders. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles needed to add playmakers on offense in this draft, even after trading for DeSean Jackson and running back Jordan Howard this offseason. He has an ideal build for an NFL running back and does not have many miles on his body after sitting behind superstar Saquon Barkley for much of his career at Penn State.
With the 16th pick in the second round of the NFL Draft (No. 48 overall), the New Orleans Saints selected Texas A&M center Erik McCoy. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier in the day that this pick might be part of a trade that sent Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen to Miami, but the Dolphins instead sent the pick to the New Orleans Saints. With the pick, the Saints selected McCoy. With Max Unger announcing his retirement last month, McCoy could come in and have the opportunity to start right away for the Saints.
With the 43rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Tavai was ranked number 96 by NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, but that could be in part to an arrest and a shoulder injury during his senior season at Hawaii. On the field, he has NFL size at 6'2", 250 pounds and has the upside of a three-down linebacker. While number 43 is a bit earlier than many of his pre-draft rankings, the Lions clearly liked him enough to take him now and not risk losing him.
Fri, Apr 26th 7:39pm EDT
By Mike Maher
With the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 38 overall), the Buffalo Bills selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Cody Ford. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Buffalo traded up from the eighth pick in the second round to the sixth pick to grab offensive lineman Cody Ford to help protect their young quarterback. Ford is 6'4", 329 pounds, and while there was some talk that he might inside to guard at the next level, he was announced as a tackle by the Bills on Friday night.
Kicker Justin Tucker will sign a 4-year, $23.05M extension with the Ravens. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The extension keeps Tucker in Baltimore through 2023 and includes an $8 million signing bonus as well as $12.5 million guaranteed over the first two years of the deal. Those figures are all records for a kicker, but Tucker has proven he is worth the investment with his deadly accuracy. In his seven-year career, he has nailed an NFL-record 90.1 percent of his 263 field goal attempts and 99.6 percent of his 242 extra point attempts, earning All-Pro honors three times.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a two-year contract extension to keep him with the team through 2021. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is a bit different than the last two offseasons where we heard rumors about Roethlisberger hanging up the cleats and possibly retiring. After drafting Mason Rudolph last year, it was unlikely the Steelers were going to take another quarterback in this draft regardless. If anything, this is great news for JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, and Vance McDonald, as they'll have a few more dynasty years with Roethlisberger.
Former Bills, Seahawks, and Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch does not plan to play football again, per Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Lynch is calling it quits after spending his final two seasons with his hometown Raiders. The five time Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champ racked up 10,379 rushing yards and 84 rushing TDs in 11 NFL seasons, playing for the Bills, Seahawks, and Raiders. He leaves a legacy as a tough, hard-nosed runner and a true blue-collar back. His “Beast Mode” persona on the field epitomized Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” era in his five years with the franchise. Lynch should get serious consideration when he’s eligible to be enshrined in Canton.
Defensive end Frank Clark has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the Chiefs’ 2019 first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick, and a swap of 2019 third-round picks. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The move makes sense for both parties, as Kansas City could use a premiere pass-rusher, and the Seahawks could use some salary cap relief after recently signing QB Russell Wilson to a massive $140-million deal. Clark, who was given the franchise tag by the Seahawks in March, racked up 32.0 sacks and 66.0 QB hits over his last three seasons. He had yet to sign his franchise tender, which would have paid him over $17 million this season. Clark becomes the next big addition to the Chiefs’ defense, which has already added talented safety Tyrann Mathieu this offseason. The Seahawks now own the 21st and 29th picks in the first round of this year’s draft.
The Bills and T.J. Yeldon have to terms on a two-year contract according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Yeldon met with the Bills last week after Jacksonville let him walk earlier this off-season. Yeldon played in 14 games for the Jaguars last year, totaling over 800 yards and five touchdowns. He'll serve in a change-of-pace role behind LeSean McCoy in Buffalo. Franke Gore also looms on the depth chart, capping the fantasy upside for all three backs.
Demaryius Thomas is signing with the New England Patriots, per Field Yates. The details of the contract are unknown. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Given Thomas's age and recent injury history, it's unlikely the deal would be high-value or long-term. Thomas is most likely on a one-year deal to ride off into the sunset on a contending team. However, the depth chart is practically nonexistent, so Thomas could see starter reps immediately. If he's healthy for the start of the season, it's conceivable that Thomas could even be in the WR3 conversation since the Patriots have few other WRs and Rob Gronkowski has retired. This is absolutely a noteworthy signing for a player who was approaching droppable territory in dynasty leagues.
Tue, Apr 16th 9:19am EDT
By Dan Harris
The Chargers and Travis Benjamin have agreed to a one-year extension through 2020. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Benjamin's deal includes a $5.5 million signing bonus while also reducing his 2019 salary from $5.25 million to just $1 million. The extension not only means that Benjamin's roster spot for 2019 is secure, but also gives the Chargers some salary cap relief for this upcoming season. With Tyrell Williams now with the Raiders, Benjamin should be the primary deep threat for the Chargers in 2019, making him worthy of a late-round pick in fantasy drafts.
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