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Bills to sign WR John Brown

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:07pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Buffalo intends to sign former Ravens' WR John Brown to a three-year, $27 million deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This signing takes some wind out of the sails of Robert Foster, who came on late last year as the Bills' primary deep threat. It's not a terrible landing spot for Brown since he'll be playing with Josh Allen, who has a pretty good deep ball and isn't afraid to take deep shots. Still, the Bills' offense isn't potent enough to support multiple fantasy starters at the receiver position.

Dolphins to re-sign WR DeVante Parker

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:05pm

Tom Pelissero - [Full Article]

The Dolphins are closing in on a new two-year contract with WR DeVante Parker, per league source. Chance for former first-round pick to capitalize on high potential with a new regime.

Fantasy Impact:

This is surprising as it seemed that Parker's career had run its course in Miami. There's a new regime in town and he has a chance for a fresh start.

Saints to sign RB Latavius Murray

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:02pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Saints are giving former Vikings’ RB Latavius Murray a four-year, $14.4 million deal, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Murray will likely replace Mark Ingram as Alvin Kamara's backup. Kamara's should continue to see a major role in the offense and is one of the safest picks in the first round. $14.4 million is a lot of money for a running back so it seems that the Saints intend to use Murray going forward.

Colts to sign WR Devin Funchess

Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:02pm

Tom Pelissero - [Full Article]

The Colts are signing former Panthers WR Devin Funchess to a one-year deal, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite his struggles in 2018, Funchess gives the Colts a much needed upgrade at their WR2 spot. His size is a good complement for T.Y. Hilton's skill set. He should be in the WR4 mix in 2019.

WR Adam Humphries to sign with the Titans

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:52pm

Dianna Russini - [Full Article]

Wide Receiver Adam Humphries will be signing with the Titans per sources. He is coming off a standout season with the Bucs, as he had career-highs in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He finished his fourth season with 76 catches, 816 yards and five touchdowns

Fantasy Impact:

Humphries is coming off of a 76-catch, 816-yard, five-TD season in Tampa, so he'll take over the slot for the Titans. He'll likely be a factor as a WR4/WR5 in PPR formats.

Jets to sign WR Jamison Crowder to a three-year deal

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:19pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Jets are giving WR Jamison Crowder a 3-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $17 million guaranteed, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

The soon-to-be 26-year-old Crowder had back-to-back finishes in the top 32 in 2016 and 2017 but struggled to a No. 87 finish (PPR) last year due to injury. His arrival should help to take the pressure off of Robby Anderson, but he'll be working the same part of the field as Quincy Enunwa. New HC Adam Gase has plenty of experience working with good slot receivers given his time in Miami with Jarvis Landry. Crowder's arrival is good news for QB Sam Darnold.

Jaguars to sign QB Nick Foles to a four-year deal

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:18pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

New Jaguars QB Nick Foles gets a four-year, $88 million deal, with upside to $102 million, source said. In the first 2 years, Foles pulls down $46.625 million. Really solid deal, and his own team to run.

Fantasy Impact:

In his last 12 full games for the Eagles, Foles averaged 20.3 PPG, throwing for an average of 271 yards, 1.75 touchdowns and 0.83 interceptions per game. The Jaguars lack the weapons in the passing game that the Eagles have, though that could still change this offseason. He'll likely be ranked as a low-end QB2 in August.

Bucs trade WR DeSean Jackson back to Philadelphia

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:17pm

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Source said Eagles and Buccaneers have agreed on a trade on DeSean Jackson.

Fantasy Impact:

With Golden Tate likely gone, the Eagles are planning to sign Jackson to take the top off the defense. With Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor and Dallas Goedert, it's unlikely that Jackson will see enough targets to be an every-week fantasy starter, though he always seems to return good value in best ball formats. This signing is good news for Carson Wentz, who now has another dangerous weapon to utilize. It's great news for Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin, who should play 90%+ of the snaps with Jackson out of the way.

Steelers trade WR Antonio Brown to the Raiders

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 12:41am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Antonio Brown has been traded to the Raiders, source confirms.

Fantasy Impact:

The source, it seems, was Brown himself, via his Twitter account. The move is great news for Derek Carr and the entire Oakland offense, but it's a significant downgrade for Brown. Carr is no Ben Roethlisberger and there may be growing pains in Oakland, especially given Jon Gruden's struggles to get the most out of Amari Cooper.

Chiefs sign RB Carlos Hyde

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7:02pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Former Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde is signing with the Chiefs today, source said, agreeing to a 1-year deal worth just under $3M. Solid depth and experience before the madness begins.

Fantasy Impact:

Hyde has averaged 3.56 since the start of the 2017 season, so it's unlikely that the Chiefs are looking to give him lead back touches after the emergence of Damien Williams late last year. Hyde isn't much of a pass-catcher--he only has one season with more than 30 catches in his career. If the Chiefs don't use an early-round draft pick on a running back then Williams should be in line for 15+ touches per game.

Washington trades for QB Case Keenum

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:19pm

Mike Klis - [Full Article]

Broncos have trade parameters with Washington for QB Case Keenum: Broncos get WAS 6th in 2020, WAS gets Broncos 7th in '20, per source. Keenum's contract reworked. Broncos pay him $500K restructure bonus and pay $3.5 million of his $7M salary. Washington pays $3.5 mi.

Fantasy Impact:

Washington expects Alex Smith to miss the entire season, so Keenum is the Plan B. They could also draft a quarterback or make a run at a passer in free agency.

Schefter: Antonio Brown trade should be 'in place by Friday'

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:21am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders, Redskins and Titans are reportedly interested and three new teams have reportedly jumped into the fray. Brown will be the best receiver to change teams in years and will immediately help the outlook of whatever offense he joins.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz expected to be healthy by mid-April

Monday, March 4, 2019, 11:21am - [Full Article]

Eagles VP Howie Roseman declined to give a timetable on Carson Wentz’s return, but sources close to the quarterback said that he is expected to be healthy by the start of workouts in mid-April.

Fantasy Impact:

Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Wentz has averaged 20.1 fantasy points per game, which is solid QB1 production. His 2018 production is considered a disappointment, but if we ignore his three-interception debacle in New Orleans, he averaged 19.0 fantasy points in the remaining 10 games, which is about what Philip Rivers scored as 2018's No. 13 fantasy quarterback. He had the third-highest per game average through 13 games in 2017, so he has proven top five upside. If he's fully healthy for OTAs, his ADP should rise significantly this offseason. Right now, he's an excellent late-round pick in the double-digit rounds.

Ravens release RB Alex Collins

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins faces narcotics and gun charges after being released on $7,500 bail early Saturday morning.

Collins, 24, was released around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on three Chargers after an initial hearing at a Baltimore County courthouse: possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a handgun in a vehicle.

The Ravens waived Collins on Friday afternoon, hours after he crashed his black Chevrolet Corvette into a tree about a mile from the Ravens' team facility. Officers found Collins asleep in the driver's seat and detected an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to police.

Related players: Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon

Fantasy Impact:

John Harbaugh indicated that Gus Edwards is the team's No. 1 running back heading into the offseason, but he was in a near even timeshare with Kenneth Dixon in the final month of the season. Dixon is a much better receiver, though Edwards is the better pass blocker. The Ravens are going to be extremely run-heavy under OC Greg Roman and whoever is the lead back is likely to be a fantasy starter.

Chiefs GM Veach confirms that Damien Williams is the starter heading into 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:53am

Brooke Pryor - [Full Article]

Chiefs GM Brett Veach: The starting RB job is Damien Williams’ job to lose.

Fantasy Impact:

Williams took over for Kareem Hunt in mid-December and definitely looked the part. He averaged 19.4 touches for 114 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in five games (23.4 PPG in half-PPR formats), including the postseason. He averaged 5.60 YPC in that span and showed dual-threat ability, playing well enough to earn a two-year extension from the Chiefs.