Cardinals release WR DeAndre Hopkins
No trade partner found
By: Mike Krueger | May 26 2023, 1:11 pm
|DeAndre Hopkins now becomes a free agent and instead of being traded, can sign anywhere he wants. (Adam Schefter in Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Trade rumors have surrounded Hopkins this off-season but it appears no suitor could be found. Hopkins is joe free to negotiate a deal with any team. The Bills and the Chiefs have been connected with the veteran receiver but a number of WR needy teams are likely to kick the tires.
Lions pickup K Riley Patterson in trade with Jaguars
Jags get 2026 conditional seventh-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | May 25 2023, 4:29 pm
|Before the Jaguars released kicker Riley Patterson, they agreed to trade him to the Detroit Lions for a late-round draft choice. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kicker news! The Jaguars signed recently released Brandon McManus (DEN) which made Patterson expendable. Patterson was 30 for 35 (84.4%) in field goals last season and has missed just one extra point in two seasons. Mike Badgley is currently on the roster in Detroit but maybe not for long.
Jimmy G had foot surgery in March
Might be out until the beginning of training camp
By: Mike Krueger | May 25 2023, 1:21 pm
|Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent surgery on his injured left foot after signing a free agent contract with the team in March, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
"All trending great," a source said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This didn't seem to come a surprise to head coach Josh McDaniels who didn't have much to say on the subject when speaking to the media today. Garoppolo is not expected to take part in OTA practices and could be out until training camp. This isn't an ideal situation for a quarterback changing teams but it's nothing to panic over if you're currently a Garoppolo owner.
Broncos release K Brandon McManus
Veteran kicker had been with the team since 2014
By: Mike Krueger | May 23 2023, 11:40 am
|A surprise: the Broncos informed kicker Brandon McManus, the last remaining member of Denver’s last Super Bowl team, and the man who has kicked for the team since 2014, that they are releasing him, per sources. There’s now an added veteran kicker for kicker-needy teams. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys are also without a veteran kicker so perhaps there will be some interest in Dallas. McManus played all 17 games last season but finished 22nd among kickers in total fantasy points. His 77.8% field goal percentage ranked 28th among qualifiers but many misses came from beyond 50 yards.
Matt Ryan heading to the broadcast booth
Will join CBS this season
By: Mike Krueger | May 15 2023, 10:01 am
|Excited to join the @NFLonCBS family! Looking forward to breaking down the game this season.
P.S. - this is not a retirement post (Matt Ryan on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ryan remains a free agent after spending last season with the Colts but it appears he will not be playing on the field in 2023, and instead join the CBS crew in the booth. Ryan (37) played 12 games for the Colts last season, tossing 14 TDs and 13 INTs while throwing for 3057 yards.
Good chance Javonte Williams won't start camp on PUP
Recovering from ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | May 15 2023, 9:52 am
|Some positive news from the #broncos this weekend. RB Javonte Williams is doing "extremely well" per Sean Payton with his rehab from last season's knee injury. Payton expects him to be ready for the start of training camp and the team believes there's a good chance he won't be starting camp on PUP. (James Palmer on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Broncos RB suffered a torn ACL in early October of last season. His recovery will be closely watched as the team brought in Samaje Perine this off-season to fill the gap until Williams is ready. Even if Williams is ready to play by Week 1, he's likely not going to be in workhorse role making Perine a solid value in early Best Ball leagues.
Bills add Latavius Murray to running back room
By: Mike Krueger | May 1 2023, 9:56 am
|Bills signed veteran RB Latavius Murray to a one-year deal. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Murray continues to hang around the league, filling in for the Broncos and Saints last season. He'll be third on the depth chart in Buffalo behind James Cook and Damien Harris and have little fantasy value unless Cook or Harris succumb to injury. Murray is 33 years old.
Lions trade D'Andre Swift to the Eagles
Detroit receives 2025 4th-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 29 2023, 1:14 pm
|The #Lions are trading starting RB D'Andre Swift, sources tell me and @TomPelissero, sending him to the #Eagles in exchange for draft pick compensation. With David Montgomery and now first-rounder Jahmyr Gibbs, Swift heads out. Detroit gets a 2025 4th-round pick and they’ll swap seventh-round picks with #Lions getting 219, per source. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It seemed likely that Swift would be on the move after the Lions were overjoyed in selecting rookie Jahmyr Gibbs with the 12th pick in the draft. Swift has been a tantalizing player but has had his share of injuries during his brief three-year career. The Lions refused to give him a steady workload and it's doubtful he'll get that opportunity in Philadelphia as they run a RBBC scheme. The Eagles added Rashaad Penny in free agency as well.
Ravens and Lamar Jackson agree on five-year deal
$185 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 27 2023, 5:11 pm
|Compensation update: Lamar Jackson’s five-year deal is worth $260 million, including $185 million guaranteed, per sources. On an average per year basis, it makes Jackson the NFL’s new highest-paid player. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The total value of the contract doesn't mean much. It's the guaranteed money that is significant. With no other team willing to give an offer, the Ravens were the only real option and it seems this is a compromise on both sides. Back in mix in Baltimore through the 2027 season, Lamar will continue to be a top fantasy five fantasy option at the quarterback position.
Deal finally gets done: Aaron Rodgers to the Jets
Packers move up two spots in Round 1, also get 2nd round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 24 2023, 4:17 pm
|Trade compensation, per sources:
🏈Aaron Rodgers, pick No. 15, a 2023 5th-rd pick (No. 170).
🏈Pick No. 13, a 2023 2nd-rd pick (No. 42), a 6th-rd pick (No. 207), a conditional 2024 2nd-rd pick that becomes a 1st if Rodgers plays 65 percent of the plays. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We knew the deal involving Aaron Rodgers was coming and now it's complete. The teams swap first round picks with Green Bay also receiving a 2nd and 6th round picks in 2023 plus a conditional 2024 2nd round pick. The Jets get a viable quarterback to compete in the stacked AFC while Green Bay will move forward with Jordan Love. Both QBs have some viable high-end QB2 upside but lack QB1 juice.
Lions WR Jameson Williams suspended 6 games
Violating the NFL gambling policy
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 21 2023, 11:29 am
|Four Lions players, including 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams, were among five players leaguewide to be suspended for violating the NFL's gambling policy after an investigation by the league. Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus and safety C.J. Moore have been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games, as was Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Williams is being suspended for six games for betting on college games at the NFL team facility. Cephus has been released. Williams played in only six games last season, working his way back from an ACL tear and managed just once catch... a 41-yard TD. His expected fantasy outlook has taken a big hit with this suspension.
Steelers acquire WR Allen Robinson, swap picks with Rams
L.A. paying $10.25M of Robinson's 2023 salary
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 18 2023, 2:56 pm
|Full terms: The #Rams send Allen Robinson and a 2023 seventh-round pick (No. 251) to the #Steelers for a 2023 seventh-round pick (No. 234).
Pittsburgh picks up $5 million of Robinson's 2023 compensation, with L.A. paying the other $10.25M. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson played 10 games for the Rams in 2022 which resulted in a 33-339-3 line, failing miserably as the high-end WR2, low-end WR three that some were projecting in the preseason. Diontae Johnson and George Pickens are expected to be the top two wideouts leaving Robinson to battle tight end Pat Freiermuth for targets in a mediocre offense.
Miami adds another receiver, Chosen Anderson
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 16 2023, 10:00 am
|Former #Panthers and #AZCardinals WR Chosen Anderson is signing a 1-year deal with the #Dolphins, source said. Another weapon on offense. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The artist formerly known as Robbie Anderson is signing with Miami giving the Dolphins depth at the receiver position behind Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson. Anderson bounced between Arizona and Carolina last season but totaled just 20 catches, 221 yards and 1 TD. His fantasy value is minimal unless the Dolphins decided to part ways with Wilson.
Ravens land Odell Beckham Jr. one day before visit with Jets
$15 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 9 2023, 6:43 pm
|The Baltimore Ravens made their boldest move of the offseason by reaching a one-year agreement with three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday. The deal is worth up to $18 million and includes $15 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Baltimore struck a deal a day before Beckham was scheduled to visit the New York Jets. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The last time we saw Beckham on the field was Super Bowl LVI when he tore his ACL for the second time. He'll lead a Baltimore receiving corps that's perennially desperate at the wide receiver position. This year's group will feature Beckham, Rashod Bateman, Nelson Agholor and Devin Duvernay. Should Lamar Jackson wear a Ravens uniform this season (his most likely scenario) then Beckham could have some theoretical WR2 upside if he stays healthy.
Tyreek Hill calling it quits after current contract ends?
Under contract with Miami through 2025
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 6 2023, 11:54 am
|Tyreek Hill says he's planning to retire at the end of his current contract with the Miami Dolphins, then it's on to something else.
"I'm going for 10 [seasons], man," Hill, who will be 31 years old when his contract runs out after the 2025 season, told Sports Radio 810 in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday. "I'm going to finish out this contract with the Dolphins and then I'm going to call it quits. I want to go into the business side. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: If Hill sticks by his word, the 2025 season will be his last in the league. Obviously a lot of things can change over the next three seasons but this revelation is something for dynasty owners to keep in mind. Hill was a top 5 fantasy receiver in PPR points per game last season and finished second in the league with 1710 receiving yards.
Bengals add TE Irv Smith, one-year deal
Has only played in 8 games the last two seasons
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 28 2023, 12:08 am
|Bengals add their tight end that they were missing. Irv Smith, a former second-round pick out of Alabama, just finished his fourth season with the Vikings.
Adding Smith on a 1-year deal gives the Bengals a vet option + can still draft a young TE early if they want (Kelsey Conway on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Smith has shown flashes of upside during his time in Minnesota but has very rarely been fantasy relevant due to injury, missing the entire 2021 season and playing only 8 games last season. He's never topped more than 365 receiving yards or 36 receptions. With Hayden Hurst moving on to Carolina, Smith will have an opportunity to start with the Bengals but will likely settle into TE2 territory if he's able to play a full season.
D.J. Chark signs with Carolina, one-year deal
Personnel overhaul going on in Carolina
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 24 2023, 12:52 pm
|The #Panthers aren’t done adding on offense, agreeing to terms with WR D.J. Chark on a 1-year deal, sources say. A complete remake of the Carolina offense is underway, and Chark will be a big part. As will their new rookie QB. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Another small, one-year deal for a wide receiver. Given the personnel overhaul going on in Carolina, Chark is likely to find himself in the starting lineup opposite Adam Thielen. The Panthers currently hold the No.1 draft pick and are expected to have a rookie quarterback which will make Chark a volatile fantasy asset but he should have some flex appeal in 2023.
Ravens agree on one-year deal with WR Nelson Agholor
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 24 2023, 12:30 pm
|Former Patriots’ WR Nelson Agholor is signing a one-year, $3.25 million deal that also includes incentives with the Baltimore Ravens, per sources. @Schultz_Report initially reported agreement between the two sides. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Agholor has been a role player in New England finishing as the WR101 and WR89 in PPR leagues the last two seasons. The Ravens run-heavy offensive scheme doesn't provide a lot of fantasy opportunities at the wide receiver position making this a tough landing spot for Agholor. He's off the fantasy radar for now.
KJ Hamler undergoes surgery for torn pec
Could be ready for the start of training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 23 2023, 1:02 pm
|#Broncos WR KJ Hamler recently underwent surgery after suffering a partially torn pec while training on his own, per sources. The recovery timeline is four to six months, giving Hamler a chance to be ready right around the start of training camp in late July. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hamler has dealt with numerous injuries (ACL, hip) in his young career that have limited him to just 10 games played the last two seasons. The Broncos have been rumored to be shopping both starting receivers (Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton) but it seems unlikely they would move them. Hamler's deep injury history will have him off the fantasy radar until he proves he can stay on the field.
Jets trade Elijah Moore to Cleveland
Jets also give up 3rd-round pick, Browns get 2nd-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 22 2023, 3:42 pm
|Compensation: Jets are trading Elijah Moore and their 3rd-round pick to the Browns for their 2nd-round pick, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's possible the Jets could use the newly acquired 2nd round pick from the Browns in an Aaron Rodgers deal. Cleveland has been looking to add a receiver this off-season, kicking the tires on Mecole Hardman among others. They end up with Moore who wasn't a focal point of the Jets offense last season, finishing with a 37-446-1 line in 16 games. He should slot in next to Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones in the Browns three-wide receiver sets.
Jets add WR Mecole Hardman, one-year deal
Chance to make $6.5M
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 22 2023, 2:33 pm
|It’s a 1-year deal for the #Jets and Mecole Hardman, with a chance to make $6.5M, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The free agent market is substantially different this season. A lot of one-year deals are being made at the running back and wide receiver position. Hardman is the latest and should give the Jets a nice speed element to their offense after bringing in former Packers' wideout Allen Lazard. Hardman missed half the 2022 season with a groin injury and had surgery on February 21st. He's expected to be catching passes this season from Aaron Rodgers.
Damien Harris reaches agreement with Bills
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 20 2023, 7:51 pm
|Former Patriots’ RB Damien Harris reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills have been searching for an early-down big back to go along with James Cook and Nyheim Hines and found their man in Harris who scored 15 touchdowns in New England back in 2021. The move for Harris was a necessity after Devin Singletary signed with the Texans earlier today. Harris' TD upside will be muted in Buffalo where QB Josh Allen has scored at least 6 rushing touchdowns in each of his five seasons.
Texans agree with TE Dalton Schultz
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 20 2023, 5:22 pm
|The #Texans are signing TE Dalton Schultz to a one-year deal worth up to $9 million, per sources.
Schultz has 198 catches and 17 TDs over the past three seasons in Dallas. He's still only 26. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Schultz has had some modest success with the Cowboys finishing as the TE11, TE5 and TE16 the last three seasons in PPR leagues. Moving on from Dallas, he'll now find himself with a rookie quarterback and could be a solid target in in Houston depending on other weapons that are acquired via free agency and/or the draft but the lack of a proficient offense could ding his fantasy value.
Panthers pickup veteran WR Adam Thielen
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2023, 7:14 pm
|Three-time Pro Bowl WR Adam Thielen announced on Instagram he’s joining the #Panthers.
A big veteran addition for whatever young QB is headed to Carolina with the No. 1 pick. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carolina has a void at receiver after trading D.J. Moore to Chicago for the No.1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. Thielen (32 years old) now becomes the most experienced and accomplished receiver for the Panthers. He could easily find himself in a volume role with a rookie QB in 2023 and be a weekly Flex option. Terrace Marshall Jr., Laviska Shenault and Shi Smith round out the depth chart for the moment.
Cowboys trade for WR Brandin Cooks
Texans receive 5th round pick in 2023 and 6th round pick in 2024
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2023, 10:00 am
🏈Houston receives: a 5th round pick in 2023 and 6th round pick in 2024.
🏈Dallas receives: WR Brandin Cooks. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This will mark the fourth time the Brandin Cooks has been traded. His new landing spot in Dallas puts him behind CeeDee Lamb in the pecking order, but he does have a good chance to land the No.2 receiving role, especially if TE Dalton Schultz isn't re-signed. Still just 29 years old, Cooks had 1000-yard seasons in 2020 and 2021 but may struggle to reach that mark in 2023 if Lamb stays healthy.
Patriots agree with TE Mike Gesicki on one-year deal
New England replaces Jonnu with Gesicki
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2023, 8:02 am
|The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent tight end Mike Gesicki that is worth up to $9 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Field Yates. Gesicki will pair with veteran Hunter Henry to give the Patriots a tight end duo the team hoped it was getting when it signed Henry and Jonnu Smith to big-money deals in free agency in 2021. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: New England traded Jonnu Smith to the Falcons a few days ago for a 7th round pick and replace him with Gesicki (32-362-5) who was barely used in Miami last season. He's a decent redzone option, if New England chooses to use him in that capacity, but is going to struggle being a reliable TE1 playing alongside Hunter Henry.
Giants add WR Parris Campbell, one-year deal
Giants add another weapon for Daniel Jones
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2023, 12:52 pm
|Breaking: FA WR Parris Campbell is signing with the #Giants, source tells @theScore.
The former Buckeye star comes off a career-best 62/623/3 with the #Colts last season. (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Giants released Kenny Golladay yesterday and need to upgrade their pass-catching options for Daniel Jones. Campbell and tight end Darren Waller are a good start. Heading into his fifth season, Campbell is still just 25 years old and profiles as a solid WR2 for the Giants. He had modest success last season (63-623-3) finishing as the WR64 in PPR leagues. He'll likely be a late-round draft target depending on other receivers the Giants add (or don't add) in free agency.
Carolina agrees with RB Miles Sanders, 4-year deal
D'Onta Foreman remains a free agent
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2023, 8:20 pm
|Running back Miles Sanders signed a four-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Wednesday evening, effectively ending his tenure with the Eagles. By signing with Carolina, Sanders reunites with former Eagles and current Panthers running backs coach Duce Staley. (Philadelphia Inquirer)|
FFToday's Take: A year after scoring zero touchdowns, Sanders posted his best season as pro, scoring 11 times in 2022 and rushing for 1269 yards in a prolific Eagles' offense. Sanders should be the lead back for Carolina but his upside will hinge on what complement RB Carolina decides to bring in D'Onta Foreman (UFA) could be back at the right price. Chuba Hubbard remains on the roster but will likely be the No.3 option once training camp kicks off this Summer.
Jamaal Williams lands with the Saints
3 years, $8 million fully guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2023, 7:13 pm
|Jamaal Williams’ deal with the Saints is for three years, $12 million, including $8 million fully guaranteed. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Williams has been in the league since 2017 but is coming off his best season as a pro in 2022, finishing with a 262-1066-17; 12-73-0 line. His 17 TDs led all running backs. Williams is essentially a younger replacement of Mark Ingram and he could have a bigger role depending on the disciplinary outcome in Alvin Kamara's off-field issue.
Patriots agree on three-year deal with JuJu Smith-Schuster
$22.5 million earned over the first two years
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2023, 3:00 pm
|Breaking: FA WR JuJu Smith-Schuster is signing with the #Patriots, sources tell @theScore
Only 26 years old, the 2018 Pro Bowler comes off a strong season for the #Chiefs, with 78/933/3. 3 years and $33M for JuJu Smith-Schuster to the #Patriots, per source. (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Patriots lost Jakobi Meyers to the Raiders but sign a similar player to a similar deal. JuJu posted a 78-933-3 line last season with the Chiefs while Meyers finished with a 67-804-6 line in New England. JuJu will move to the top of the receiving depth chart in New England while this move leaves the Chiefs a little thin at receiver which should be addressed in free agency or possibly the draft.
Carolina expected to sign TE Hayden Hurst
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2023, 9:44 am
|#Panthers signing TE Hayden Hurst to a three-year deal, source confirms. Former first-round pick gives Carolina a starter at tight end. Team still might look through draft. (
@Rapsheet 1st) (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carolina is searching for offensive weapons after losing WR D.J. Moore in a trade with the Bears for the No.1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. Hurst should slide right into a starting role and be a mid-range TE2 even if Carolina picks up a tight end in the draft. Tommy Tremble and Ian Thomas are still on the roster.
Dallas set to release Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas will designate him a post-June 1st cut
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2023, 9:31 am
|The Ezekiel Elliott era appears to be over in Dallas. Per a source close to the situation, the Cowboys are set to part ways with the two-time NFL rushing champ and the running back is preparing to start fresh with a new team. The move could come as soon as Wednesday afternoon when the league’s 2023 calendar officially begins at 3 p.m. and teams are required to be under the salary cap. (Dallas Star-Telegram)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys could save close to $11 million against the cap if designate him a post-June 1st cut. Elliott's yards per carry plummeted to 3.8 last season as he dealt with a right knee injury but he kept his fantasy value afloat by scoring 12 rushing TDs. Tony Pollard would be the main running back for Dallas next season in this scenario but expect the Cowboys to bring in a complement. Zeke will be 28 in July.
David Montgomery agrees on 3-year deal with Detroit
Montgomery staying in NFC North
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 9:32 pm
|Lions and former Bears’ RB David Montgomery reached agreement on a three-year, $18 million, including $11 million guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Montgomery moves from Chicago to Detroit staying in the NFC and will now get to face the Bears twice during the season. This seals the deal that Jamaal Williams will not be back and Montgomery can easily slide into his role of pissing off D'Andre Swift owners. The Lions have also brought back Craig Reynolds who will operate as the No.3 running back.
Allen Lazard signing four-year deal with the Jets
Rodgers not far behind?
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 4:18 pm
|BREAKING: #Jets are signing FA WR Allen Lazard to a 4-year, $44M deal with $22M guaranteed, sources tell @thescore.
Lazard comes off his best season, totaling 60/788/6 in 15 games with #Packers. This deal should also get things to the finish line with Aaron Rodgers and the Jets. (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Rodgers reportedly sent a free agent wish list to the Jets that included Lazard, Randall Cobb, Marcedes Lewis and Odell Beckham Jr. With Lazard in the mix, it seems like only a matter of time before Rodgers is announced to the Jets. Lazard is coming off his best season as a pro (60-788-6) but would have a hard time duplicating those numbers opposite Garrett Wilson in New York.
Eagles agree to terms with RB Rashaad Penny
Played only 18 games the last three seasons
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 3:12 pm
|Source: The #Eagles have agreed to terms with #Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Penny is a tantalizing player who's averaged 6.2 yards per carry the last two seasons. Problem is, he has trouble staying on the field, playing only 18 games the last three seasons. He suffered a torn ACL in 2019 and broke his leg in 2022. He'll be the most talented running in the Eagles backfield but will come with huge risk in fantasy leagues. Seattle will be searching for a backup to Kenneth Walker
Giants trade third-round pick for TE Darren Waller
Raiders eyeing TE in upcoming draft?
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 2:30 pm
|So the #Giants traded a third-round compensatory pick that they received in the Kadarius Toney trade (No. 100 overall) and land the big-time weapon they coveted for newly extended QB Daniel Jones: It's Darren Waller. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Waller has missed 14 games over the last two seasons and will be 31 years old in September. The Giants are in desperate need of playmakers on offense and Waller can help in that regard when healthy. The upcoming draft has an abundance of pass-catching tight ends if the Raiders are looking to get younger at the position.
Bucs and Baker Mayfield agree on one-year deal
Will compete with Kyle Trask for starting QB job
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 11:48 am
|The #Bucs are finalizing a deal with former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield, per sources.
Mayfield finished his fifth NFL season strong after landing with the #Rams. Now he gets a chance to take over for Tom Brady in Tampa, and is still only 27. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mayfield is singing on a one-year, $8.5 million deal which indicates he'll be competing with Kyle Trask for the starting QB job in 2023. He's made numerous stops over the last year including CLE, CAR, LAR and now TB. The Bucs are in rebuilding mold but do have their starting wide receivers back: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage. We're looking at mid-range QB2 value at the high end for the eventual starting Bucs quarterback.
Raheem Mostert sticking with Miami, 2-year deal
Miami keeps familiar face
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 11:08 am
|Dolphins and RB Raheem Mostert reached agreement today on a two-year deal, per his agent @TesslerSports. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mostert and Jeff Wilson are both free agents so Miami was in need of a free agent running back. With Salvon Ahmed already re-signed, they elect to keep Mostert and could still bring back Wilson given he won't break the bank. Mostert played 16 games last season, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Raiders, Jakobi Meyers agree on three-year deal
$21 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2023, 10:00 am
|Former Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers and the Raiders reached agreement on a 3-year, 33 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed, as @RapSheet reported. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: After being shutout on the first day of the negotiating period, we finally got a wide receiver to sign. Given the weak WR class, Meyers was near the top of the heap, coming off back-to-back 800-yard receiving seasons. He'll play second fiddle to Davante Adams in Las Vegas and will compete with tight end Darren Waller for targets. Hard to see Meyers making a big fantasy splash with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.
Raiders expected to sign QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Three-year deal, $34 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 13 2023, 1:52 pm
|Comp update: Raiders are giving former 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo a three-year, $67.5 million deal, including $34 million guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The $34 million guaranteed is an indication that the Raiders can still be in the rookie quarterback market in the upcoming draft where they currently have the 7th pick. Garoppolo will give the Raiders a veteran presence at the position in 2023. His fantasy outlook will remain in the QB2 range unless Josh McDaniels decides to open up passing offense.