Fantasy News

Redskins sign WR Brian Quick

Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:11pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Redskins have agreed to terms with WR Brian Quick.

Fantasy Impact:

Quick is still only 27 and has been playing in the league's worst passing offense of the last few years. Still, he has had his moments. Over the last four seasons, in the 17 games where he was targeted at least five times, he averaged 3.4 catches for 51 yards and 0.24 TD per game (9.9 PPG in PPR formats). When the threshold is bumped up to six-plus targets (11 games), his averages are 3.6-62-0.36 (12.0 PPG). In 2014, he averaged 54 yards per game (on 5.6 targets) in seven games with Austin Davis at quarterback. Given the number of targets available in Washington after the departure of both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, it's not inconceivable that Quick carves out a significant role in a much better passing game than the one he's been a part of over the last few seasons.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:07pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bears signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract.

Rams sign RB Lance Dunbar

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:54am

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Rams and RB Lance Dunbar agreed to a 1-year deal worth up to $3m, source told ESPN.

Fantasy Impact:

Benny Cunningham is a free agent, so this signing may be in preparation of his departure. Dunbar is a solid pass-catching back, but he has missed 15 games in the last two seasons.

Packers sign TE Lance Kendricks

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 4:50pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

One day after signing Martellus Bennett, Packers now bringing former Rams TE Lance Kendricks back to Wisconsin.

Fantasy Impact:

The Packers now boast one of the deepest and most talented tight end groups in the league with Martellus Bennett, Richard Rodgers and Kendricks in the fold.

Rams to sign WR Robert Woods

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:23am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Barring any snags, Robert Woods intends to sign a 5-year, $39 million deal, including $15 million guaranteed, with Rams, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

With Kenny Britt out of the picture, there are a ton of (poor quality) targets available with the Rams, and Woods is still just 24 years old. (He's turning 25 in April.) Woods has at least 550 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons and is a solid real-world WR2. His departure leaves a hole in Buffalo, so the Bills have some work to do to surround Tyrod Taylor with capable pass-catchers.

Browns expected to sign WR Kenny Britt

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9:49am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Browns are signing WR Kenny Britt, source said. 4 years, $32.5M.

Fantasy Impact:

The Browns started with over $100 M in cap space, so this does not preclude the team from re-signing Terrelle Pryor. Given is situation, Britt had a great 2016. He averaged 4.5 catches for 67 yards and 0.33 touchdowns in 2016 with Case Keenum and Jared Goff throwing him the ball. The Rams had the worst passing game in the league, and Britt still managed decent numbers. He turns 29 in September. We'll see what the Browns are able to do at quarterback, but this isn't a bad landing spot from him considering where he spent the last few seasons.

Rams hire Wade Phillips to run the defense

Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:01pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Wade Phillips has agreed to terms to become Rams defensive coordinator, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not often that a coordinator of Phillips' caliber is available, so this is a good hire for the Rams. Phillips ran one of the best defenses in the league the last two years in Denver. Before that, his Texans D was in the top seven in yards allowed for three straight years. Before that, his Cowboys D finished in the top nine in yards allowed in three of his four seasons in Dallas.

Rams hire Sean McVay as head coach

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:33pm

PFT - [Full Article]

One day after giving Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay a second interview, the Rams will be making him the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams have announced that the 30-year-old McVay will be the next coach of the team.

Related players: Todd Gurley

Fantasy Impact:

McVay has been Washington's offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. In 2016 the unit posted the 3rd-most yards and the 12th-most points after scoring the 10th-most points in 2015. His rushing games have never finished higher than 19th in yards or 14th in attempts, so the hire doesn't necessarily mean that Todd Gurley is out of the woods.

No surgery needed for Cards RB David Johnson

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:05pm - [Full Article]

David Johnson is OK.

The Pro Bowl running back will not need surgery after suffering a scary-looking left knee injury during Sunday’s finale against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Johnson sprained his MCL, an injury similar to the one suffered by safety Tony Jefferson the week before in Seattle. He will not play in the Pro Bowl while rehabbing the injury. But he will be fine long-term after about six to eight weeks.

“Great news,” Johnson said.

Fantasy Impact:

He did watch the replay, and admitted there was a “tremendous amount of relief” once he knew for sure he didn’t have significant damage. The injury cost Johnson a chance at a couple of records he sought: Gaining 100 yards from scrimmage in all 16 games in a season, and reaching 1,000 yards receiving. Johnson had 44 total yards before his first quarter injury, including 38 receiving. He had needed 159 yards receiving to reach 1,000.

Report: Saints would be open to trading HC Sean Payton

Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:49am

ESPN - [Full Article]

This time, the possibility of Saints HC Sean Payton leaving seems even more serious, with reporting Sunday night that the Los Angeles Rams are expected to seek permission to speak with Payton and that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis would be open to a trade.

A source told ESPN that Payton and Loomis met on the subject following Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons and will continue meeting into the week. For any deal to be struck, it would have to be considered a win-win-win for the Saints, Rams and Payton, as Loomis and Saints owner Tom Benson really have ultimate control.

Fantasy Impact:

The Saints signed Payton to a five-year contract extension worth more than $9 million per year this past offseason, and multiple sources have told ESPN that they are happy with the direction the team has been headed this year. But, they won't force Payton to stay if he wants to leave.

Rams WR Kenny Britt inactive vs. Cardinals

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:28pm

Rams Inactives
David Arkin OG
Kenny Britt WR
Rob Havenstein OT
Lamarcus Joyner CB
Case Keenum QB
Matt Longacre DE
Cody Wichmann OG

Fantasy Impact:

This was expected as he was downgraded to doublful leading up to the game because of a shoulder injury.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Rams WR Mike Thomas (hip, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Fitzgerald should be out there against the Rams.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Rams WR Kenny Britt (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. Britt won’t play, which is more of a downgrade for Jared Goff than an upgrade for anyone else. Tavon Austin and Brian Quick should lead the receivers in fantasy points.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Palmer will be fine to face the Rams.

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