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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.