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Along with four others, the Rams locked up 4th-round WR Josh Reynolds on Wednesday. (Source: LA Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Rams have plenty of slot-type receivers, they have lacked a quality #1 for a long time. Robert Woods is best suited for the flanker role, so besides Reynolds, the only other prototypical X receiver on the roster is 2016 6th-round pick Mike Thomas. Reynolds should be drafted in all dynasty leagues and could contribute sooner rather than later in a weak LA receiving group.


Derek Carr inks long-term deal

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Jun 22nd 10:14am EDT

OAK

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr have agreed to a five-year deal worth $125 million on Thursday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders made Carr the highest-paid player in NFL history Thursday with his five-year, $125 million extension. The 26-year-old signal caller, who is entering his fourth year in the NFL, appears primed for his breakout season in 2017 and could be one of fantasy football's studs at his position. Carr should be viewed a mid-range QB1 with top five upside amongst quarterbacks.


Eric Decker's one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans has a base salary of $1.35 million, a $2.5 million signing bonus, and $1.5 million available via incentives. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a pay cut for Decker, who was scheduled to make $6.5 million before being released by the New York Jets. But the pay cut may be well worth it, as Decker lands in a city with a better QB and a better chance to win. If Decker stays healthy this season, and produces like he is has in the past, he could be a viable WR2 and lead the Titans in receptions and receiving touchdowns.


Marquess Wilson signs with Jets

By Anthony Cervino   Tue, Jun 20th 1:11pm EDT

NYJ

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets have agreed to terms with free-agent wide receiver Marquess Wilson. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson, who spent the first four years of his career in Chicago, signed with the Jets Tuesday. The 24-year-old wideout could carve out a role on a Jets offense that is desperate for veteran leadership outside of Josh McCown, Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. If Wilson could remain healthy -- he's only appeared in 30 of a possible 64 career games -- he could enter the 2017 season as New York's WR3 but will hold minimal fantasy value, if any at all.


D'Onta Foreman signs rookie deal

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Jun 19th 9:45am EDT

HOU

The Houston Texans and running back D'Onta Foreman have agreed to terms on a four-year deal. (Source: John McClain on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foreman signed his rookie deal with the Texans Saturday. The freshman rusher is expected to open the 2017 season as Lamar Miller's primary backup, a role previously held by Alfred Blue. Barring an injury to Miller, Foreman should not garner very much, if any, fantasy value at the start of the upcoming campaign.


David Njoku inks rookie deal

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Jun 16th 7:41am EDT

CLE

The Cleveland Browns and tight end David Njoku have agreed to terms on a four-year deal on Thursday. (Source: Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Njoku signed his rookie deal Thursday and is expected to open the 2017 season as Cleveland's starting tight end. On a rebuilding Brown' team, Njoku will replace Gary Barndige, the team's previous two-year starter who was cut earlier in the offseason. From a fantasy football perspective, Njoku should be one of the first two rookie TEs targeted in fantasy drafts -- the other is O.J. Howard. However, Howard will likely either cede or share playing time with Cameron Brate in Tampa Bay while Njoku is the clear cut No, 1 option at his position for the Browns.


Evan Engram signs rookie deal

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Jun 16th 7:32am EDT

NYG

The New York Giants and tight end Evan Engram have agreed to a four-year deal on Thursday. (Source: Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Engram signed his rookie deal Thursday and is a player who can make an immediate impact in 2017 on a Giants' team that hasn't employed a marquee tight end since Jeremy Shockey. Although the rookie has the upside to be special, he is built like a wide receiver, a position that New York is loaded at. Plus, if he struggles at run blocking, he could lose playing time to either Will Tye or Jerell Adams. Despite already being slated as the starter, I'd tread lightly on targeting Engram early on in fantasy drafts. He is a late-round flier at best unless he shows something special in the preseason which could slightly raise his stock.


DeShone Kizer signs rookie deal

By Anthony Cervino   Thu, Jun 15th 8:33am EDT

CLE

The Cleveland Browns and quarterback DeShone Kizer agreed to terms on a four-year deal Wednesday. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cleveland's quarterback depth chart if full of question marks entering the final stretch of the offseason. Currently, Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and Kizer appear to be in an open competition for the starting job for the 2017 season. However, I believe it is a two man race between Osweiler and Kessler. Since Kizer is an inexperienced rookie, it is an unlikely scenario that he'll be thrust into the starting job when he isn't ready, especially with a pair of veterans with starting experience ahead of him. But, I also wouldn't count out Kizer receiving playing time at some point this season once the Browns are eliminated from playoff contention. For fantasy football purposes, Kizer is worth rostering in Dynasty formats for future considerations.


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has signed his RFA tender. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McManus signed his fully guaranteed one-year, $2.8 million RFA tender Wednesday. While the veteran kicker is locked up in the short term, Schefter believes a "long-term deal is still possible" before the start of the 2017 regular season. For fantasy football purposes, McManus is a back-end option who is a bye week/ injury replacement at best. The Broncos struggle to put their offense in scoring position which effects the placekicker's value. He finished the 2016 campaign ranked 15th at his position in fantasy scoring with 125.60 points.


Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has returned to the practice field on Tuesday after suffering an Achilles injury last season, according to Ryan Mink of Baltimoreravens.com. He has been limited to individual drills while nearing the end of his rehab. (Source: Baltimore Ravens)

Fantasy Impact: Watson steps up just when TE Dennis Pitta goes down for his third hip injury. A 14-year veteran, Watson will more than likely be the leader of the squad. The Ravens still have much depth at TE with Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Darren Waller and Nick Boyle.


Jordan Todman to sign with Jets

By Anthony Cervino   Tue, Jun 13th 7:53am EDT

NYJ

NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting the New York Jets are expected to sign running back Jordan Todman on Monday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Likely in correspondence to Eric Decker's release, the Jets will sign Todman, a RB/ KR, formerly of the Colts. The 27-year-old rusher will likely find a place on New York's special teams unit for the 2017 season.


Jeremy Maclin signs with Ravens

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Jun 12th 3:41pm EDT

BAL

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Baltimore Ravens and free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin have agreed to terms on a two-year deal on Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was a two-team race to acquire Maclin's services and on Monday, the wideout chose the Ravens over the Eagles. Maclin will likely open the 2017 season as one of Baltimore's starting receivers, likely sending either Mike Wallace or Breshad Perriman to the three spot. Expect the 29-year-old receiver to bounce back this year on the pass-happy Ravens, who led the NFL in pass attempts in 2016.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Los Angeles Chargers and pass rusher Melvin Ingram have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $66 million that includes $42 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram, who received the franchise tag earlier in the offseason, signed a long-term deal with the Chargers Sunday afternoon. The 28-year-old pass rusher, who has accumulated 18.5 sacks since 2015, is under contract until 2020 and will continue to menace opposing quarterbacks alongside fellow edge rusher Joey Bosa.


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported earlier in the day Thursday, it was only a matter of time before Edelman and the Patriots struck a deal. It only took a few hours until an agreement was reached. Edelman, 31, is coming off of a 2016 season in which he played a full 16 game slate for the first time since 2013. He accumulated a 98-1,106-3 stat line while averaging 11.3 YPC and 69.1 YPG. Despite the acquisition of Brandin Cooks this offseason, Edelman is still expected to enter the 2017 season as New England's No. 1 receiver, likely due to his existing rapport with quarterback Tom Brady.


Dennis Pitta cut by Ravens

By Anthony Cervino   Wed, Jun 7th 1:14pm EDT

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Baltimore Ravens have released tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) with an injury waiver on Wednesday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just days after Pitta dislocated his hip for the third time in four years, Baltimore released the injury-plagued tight end with an injury waiver. He'll likely undergo surgery to repair the injury, but that will not save his season or his career for that matter. It wouldn't be a shock if Pitta announced his retirement sooner rather than later.


David Harris cut by Jets

By Anthony Cervino   Tue, Jun 6th 4:34pm EDT

NE

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the New York Jets are releasing linebacker David Harris on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris, who is entering his 11th season in the NFL -- all with the Jets -- was cut by the club Tuesday afternoon. The veteran linebacker shouldn't linger on the open market for long, however. He is one of the top players at his position on the field and a team leader off of it. Expect him to land with a new team in time for training camp or even sooner. Harris' release -- like Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold's -- fully indicates that the Jets are in full rebuilding mode moving forward.


Baltimore Ravens release cornerback Kyle Arrington due to a failed physical designation. Last season he suffered a concussion during the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers and was placed on injured reserve. His release creates $2.1 million in salary cap space. (Source: Baltimore Ravens)

Fantasy Impact: Arrington signed in 2015 and in 15 games (four starts), he recorded 28 combined tackles (6 assist) and three passes defended. Not a big impact. The team is shaking up the secondary with two new cornerback signings to go along with a crowded CB depth chart including veterans Jimmy Smith & Shelton Price, newly signed Brandon Carr and draft pick Marlon Humphrey.


Elvis Dumervil signs with 49ers

By Vincent Davis   Mon, Jun 5th 4:23pm EDT

SF

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have signed OLB Elvis Dumervil. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Elvis is on the tail end of his career, he could prove to be a solid pick up for the 49ers who were in the bottom half of the league last year in sacks. The main question will be if he can stay healthy. In 2016, Dumervil tallied three sacks in eight games and started in only three.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Seattle Seahawks and free agent quarterback Austin Davis have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps the bigger story here is Colin Kaepernick. The controversial signal-caller remains a free agent in the wake of Seattle agreeing to terms with Davis. It appears unlikely that Kaepernick signs with a team prior to the start of the 2017 season barring a significant injury to a notable quarterback moving forward. For Davis, he will serve as Russell Wilson's backup for the upcoming campaign.


Kareem Hunt inks rookie deal

By Anthony Cervino   Mon, Jun 5th 1:21pm EDT

KC

The Kansas City Chiefs and running back Kareem Hunt agreed to terms on a four-year deal Monday. (Source: PFS Sports Agency on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hunt, Kansas City's third-round pick in April's draft, signed his rookie deal with the team Monday. Although the 21-year-old running back is rumored to challenge Spencer Ware for the starting job this offseason, the latter is still expected to emerge on top. However, that doesn't mean Ware's job is safe. Hunt is not only expected to open the 2017 season as Ware's handcuff, but he could also surpass the veteran in touches as the year progresses. For fantasy football purposes, Hunt should be targeted behind Ware but ahead of Charcandrick West in fantasy drafts. Hunt could be a sleeper rookie that pays off in a big way with patience, especially in Dynasty formats.