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New Orleans

TE Juwan Johnson will undergo foot surgery
Back in time for Week 1?
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 13 2024, 9:31 am

Saints TE Juwan Johnson is scheduled to undergo foot surgery next week that will sideline him “a while”, per source. The hope and belief for now is that he will be back for the start of the season. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: We don't have the specifics of the injury yet, but it sounds like Johnson will miss most if not all of training camp. Not ideal, but not a total death blow to his fantasy value. Taysom Hill is the tight end target from this team moving forward.

New York Giants

Giants TE Darren Waller calls it a career
Age 31
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 9 2024, 4:25 pm

The Giants have been informed that TE Darren Waller is retiring, per sources. This is was what they had been planning to be the end result. Team statement: “We have great respect for Darren as a person and player. We wish him nothing but the best.” (Jordan Raanan on X)

FFToday's Take: Waller would've earned $10 million this season but instead will call it a career. This leaves the Giants with Daniel Bellinger as their starting tight end along with Lawrence Cager and rookie Theo Johnson at the position. Waller was a key component of their offense last season which is likely be focused on rookie wide receiver Malik Nabers moving forward.

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs bring back Mecole Hardman, one-year deal
Split time between the Jets and Chiefs last season
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 6 2024, 9:41 am

Veteran WR Mecole Hardman is re-signing with the #Chiefs on a one-year deal, per source. A hero in Super Bowl LVIII after a brief stint with the #Jets, Hardman is back in Kansas City. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Hardman returns to a crowded wide receiver room that includes Rashee Rice (suspension?), Marquise Brown, Xavier Worthy, Justin Watson, Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore. He's familiar with the Chiefs system but won't have much fantasy value unless injuries occur ahead of him on the depth chart. He could also be an option as a kick returner.

Minnesota Vikings

Vikings lock up Justin Jefferson on four-year extension
$110 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 3 2024, 9:19 am

A record deal: the Vikings and three-time Pro-Bowl WR Justin Jefferson reached agreement on a four-year, $140 million contract extension that includes $110 million guaranteed and makes him not only the highest-paid WR in NFL history, but the highest-paid non-QB in NFL history, sources tell ESPN. Jefferson’s deal includes $88.743 million due at signing, the highest non-QB guarantee at signing in NFL history. And it resets the WR market. WME Football negotiated and confirmed the deal. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: According to Schefter, multiple teams inquired about trading for Jefferson this off-season but the Vikings turned them away. Jefferson was the WR7, WR5 and WR1 from 2020 through 2022 and posted a 68-1074-5 line in just 10 games last season. Multiple wide receivers are in the market for new deals including CeeDee Lamb, Ja'Marr Chase, Brandon Aiyuk, Amari Cooper and Tee Higgins.

Baltimore Ravens

Keaton Mitchell return expected in-season
Won't be ready for training camp
By: Mike Krueger | May 22 2024, 2:42 pm

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said RB Keaton Mitchell, is “on schedule” in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in Week 15, but he will not be back for training camp, and he is not expected back until “sometime during the season. It’s not like right around the corner.”

FFToday's Take: A mid-season return is going to make Mitchell difficult to select in re-draft leagues unless you have IR spots. Expect Justice Hill to see the change-of-pace carries behind Derrick Henry until Mitchell is ready for action.

New York Giants

Giants sign veteran WR Allen Robinson
Spent last season with the Steelers
By: Mike Krueger | May 9 2024, 8:26 am

The #Giants have signed veteran WR Allen Robinson. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: The last time Robinson was fantasy relevant was back in 2020 when he finished with a 102-1250-6 line for Chicago. Since then, he's yet to top 410 receiving yards in a season. He spent last season with the Steelers and failed to score a TD. With the Giants, he'll be battling for the fifth receiver slot with Isaiah Hodgins.

Miami Dolphins

Miami agrees with WR Odell Beckham Jr., one-year deal
$3M guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | May 3 2024, 11:31 am

Confirmed via source, the Dolphins have agreed to terms with WR Odell Beckham Jr. It's a 1-year, $3M deal with incentives that can push it up to $8.25M (Marcel Louis-Jacques on X)

FFToday's Take: Beckham played in 14 games last season and finished with a 35-565-3 line with the Ravens finishing 67th in PPR points per game among wide receivers. He's not likely to be fantasy relevant in Miami unless injuries occur to Tyreek Hill and/or Jaylen Waddle.

Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott back with the Cowboys
There's volume to be had in the Dallas backfield
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 29 2024, 6:30 am

Reunion: Three-time Pro Bowl RB Ezekiel Elliott agreed to terms with the #Cowboys pending physical, sources tell me and @RapSheet. With Tony Pollard gone and Elliott coming off a strong finish to his lone season in New England, it’s time to Feed Zeke again in Dallas. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Elliott spent 2023 with the New England Patriots where he finished with a 184-642-3, 51-313-2 line and ranked 36th among RBs in PPR leagues; by far the lowest output of his career. The Cowboys only have Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn and Royce Freeman as competition, meaning Zeke could earn meaningful volume in 2024.

Houston Texans

Tank Dell suffers minor wound in shooting incident
Released from hospital
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 28 2024, 4:34 pm

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell was shot in Sanford, Florida, shortly after midnight Sunday morning according to the Texans. Dell was a bystander during a shooting at a private event in Sanford where a teenage gunman wounded 10 people after an altercation. A Texans spokesperson said Dell isn't seriously injured and was released from the hospital and is traveling back to Houston today. In a statement, the team said Dell has a "minor wound." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It appears none of the 10 victims have life-threatening injuries including Dell who is currently re-habbing after breaking is led on the football field last December. It doesn't appear this latest incident is serious but we should get further details in the coming days.

New York Jets

Jets trade QB Zach Wilson to Broncos
Jets and Broncos do late-round pick swap
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 22 2024, 2:27 pm

A new QB in Denver: The #Jets are trading former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson to the #Broncos, per sources. Denver is expect to send a 2024 sixth-round pick to New York for Wilson and a 2024 seventh-rounder, with the teams dividing his guaranteed camp roster bonus. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Wilson has yet to find his footing after three uninspiring years with the Jets. He'll get a change of scenery in Denver where Sean Payton is holding a casting call for quarterbacks. Jarrett Stidham is currently on the roster and the expectation is that Denver will select a QB in the upcoming draft. Wilson's fantasy value is still minimal for now.

Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers add J.K. Dobbins to running back room
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 17 2024, 7:26 pm

Former Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins plans to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, per his agency LAA Sports. He now will reunite with his former Ravens OC Greg Roman in Los Angeles. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers have cornered the market on Ravens' running backs with Dobbins and Gus Edwards joining Jim Harbaugh's squad as free agents this off-season. Dobbins tore his Achilles back in September and also has torn his ACL and LCL in his injury history. He'll be facing an uphill battle to regain fantasy relevance in 2024.

Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys add to their RB room, Royce Freeman
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 16 2024, 8:22 pm

The Cowboys are signing free agent RB Royce Freeman to a one-year deal. The 28-year-old was a third round pick in 2018. He played for the Rams last season, rushing for 319 yards and 2 TDs on 77 carries. (Jon Machota)

FFToday's Take: Dallas will likely be selecting a running back at some point during the upcoming NFL Draft with only Freeman, Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn under contract. Freeman was with the Rams last season and finished with a 77-319-2, 1-13-0 line, well off the fantasy radar.

Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles and WR DeVonta Smith agree on contract extension
Through the 2028 season
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 15 2024, 10:39 am

Eagles announced a three-year contract extension for WR DeVonta Smith that tied him to Philadelphia through the 2028 season. The extension includes $51 million guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles are getting out in front of WR market with new contracts expected to be signed by Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, JaMarr Chase, Brandon Aiyuk and others. Smith finished 19th among WRs in PPR leagues last season and 14th in 2022. He'll be on the WR2 radar again in 2024.

Buffalo Bills

Trade: Bills moving WR Stefon Diggs to Texans
Bills receive 2025 second-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 3 2024, 11:00 am

Blockbuster: Bills are finalizing a trade to send four-time Pro-Bowl WR Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans for draft-pick compensation, sources tell ESPN. Compensation updates, per sources: Bills receive 2025 second-round pick via Minnesota. Texans receive Stefon Diggs and a 2024 sixth-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round pick. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: There have been rumors swirling around Diggs (30) and his happiness in Buffalo before last season so this deal isn't a huge shock but does leave the Bills very thin at wide receiver. Expect them to address the position in the upcoming draft (they have pick 28). Houston is stocking their team around young QB C.J. Stroud who've also added RB Joe Mixon, DE Danielle Hunter and DT Denico Autry (to name a few) this offseason.

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs re-sign RB Clyde Edwards Helaire, one-year deal
J.K Dobbins in for a visit
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 2 2024, 4:18 pm

Can confirm Clyde Edwards-Helaire has agreed to a 1-year deal to re-sign with the Chiefs, per sources. As for J.K. Dobbins, I'm told his visit today was productive for both parties, perhaps a partnership that could happen later this offseason. (Nate Taylor on X)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs only had one running back under contract (Isiah Pacheco) so it's no surprise that CEH is returning. Depending on how the draft shakes out, Dobbins could be signed also as a depth piece.

New York Jets

Mike Williams signs one-year deal with Jets
WR coming off ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2024, 4:55 pm

Mike Williams is signing a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Jets, per source. Williams was scheduled to next visit the Panthers and Steelers. But he is not getting out of New York. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Williams tore his ACL back in September of 2023 so he should be able to play this upcoming season barring a setback. His presence will give the Jets a much-needed second receiving option opposite Garrett Wilson. Williams' best season was in 2021 when he posted a 76-1146-9 line finishing as the WR17 in PPR leagues.

Chicgao Bears

Bears ship QB Justin Fields to Steelers for 2025 draft pick
2025 6th-round pick that goes to a 4th-round pick based on playtime
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2024, 6:41 pm

Bears are trading Justin Fields for a 2025 6th-round pick that goes to a 4th-round pick based on playtime, per sources. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Alrighty then. The market for Fields obviously wasn't that strong given the compensation returning to the Bears. This move all but guarantees that Chicago will draft Caleb Williams or another quarterback with the first pick in the upcoming draft. Fields will join Russell Wilson as fresh faces in Pittsburgh as the Steeler overhaul the quarterback position. Will there be a QB competition?

Kansas City Chiefs

WR Marquise Brown headed to Kansas City
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2024, 10:35 pm

A new weapon for Patrick Mahomes: Former Ravens and Cardinals WR Marquise Brown is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per sources. During is final season in Baltimore in 2021, Brown had 91 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. During 26 games over two seasons in Arizona, Brown had 118 catches for 1,283 yards and seven TDs. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The one-year deal "Hollywood" will allow him to make the most of his time in Kansas City and perhaps get a multi-year deal for 2025 and beyond. The Chiefs are in need of WR help after being plagued by drops and poor choices like Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney. He'll crack the starting lineup opposite Rashee Rice and give the Chiefs a valid deep threat also capable of making plays in the intermediate sections of the field.

Chicgao Bears

Trade: Chargers send Keenan Allen to the Bears
Chicago gets 4th Round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2024, 10:16 pm

Scoopage... Bears have traded for WR Keenan Allen sending Chargers a fourth rounder. @NFLonFOX (Jay Glazer on X)

FFToday's Take: Whoa. The Bears are setting up Caleb Williams with a veteran presence on offense including Allen, D.J. Moore, D'Andre Swift, TE Cole Kmet and TE Gerald Everett. The Chargers reportedly asked Allen to take a pay cut and he wasn't having it. Justin Herbert's fantasy stock is taking a nosedive as the Chargers rebuild the offense around. The good news is, they have the 5th pick in the NFL draft and have their choice of receivers not name Marvin Harrison Jr.

Buffalo Bills

Bills add WR Curtis Samuel to the mix
$15 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2024, 5:50 pm

Former Commanders WR Curtis Samuel is signing a three-year, $24 million deal worth up to $30 million, including $15 million guaranteed, with the Buffalo Bills, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Bills dipped into the second-tier wide receiver pool to find their replacement for Gabriel Davis who moved on to Jacksonville. Samuel spent four seasons in Carolina and three in Washington, mostly working from the slot but capable of lining up anywhere in the formation. He's late-round wide receiver option that will be in the flex conversation most weeks given the quality of the Bills' offense.

Atlanta Falcons

ATL sends Desmond Ridder to ARI for Rondale Moore
Atlanta gets another weapon for Kirk Cousins
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2024, 1:36 pm

Breaking news from NFL Media: Cardinals are trading WR Rondale Moore to the Falcons for QB Desmond Ridder. Arizona has its backup to Kyler Murray and says goodbye to a receiver who was likely going to be its fourth or fifth man on the WR depth chart. (Bob McManaman on X)

FFToday's Take: The Falcons are overhauling their offense and now have Drake London, Darnell Mooney and Moore as their top wide receivers to go along with TE Kyle Pitts. Moore doesn't carry a lot of fantasy juice given he's likely fourth at best in the offensive gameplan but could have some spiked weeks in the right situation.

Tennessee Titans

Calvin Ridley finds a home in Tennessee
$50M fully guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 13 2024, 5:10 pm

Sources: The #Titans are signing #Jaguars star WR Calvin Ridley, completing their FA with a splash. A stunner!! The 29-year old Ridley gets a 4-year, $92M deal with $50M fully guaranteed on a contract negotiated by @DavidMulugheta and Reza Hesam of @AthletesFirst. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Two main suitors for Ridley were reported to be New England and Jacksonville. Apparently, the Titans had other ideas. Tennessee's new OC Nick Holz was with Ridley in Jacksonville last season and may of had some say in the negotiations. Ridley disappeared at times last season but did manage over 1000 yards and 8 TDs finishing as the WR27 in PPR leagues. He joins DeAndre Hopkins and Tony Pollard in the new look Titans offense that will have Will Levis at quarterback - if the Titans don't select a QB at pick No.7.

Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers release WR Mike Williams
Coming off September ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 13 2024, 2:05 pm

Sources: The #Chargers are releasing WR Mike Williams, making him a free agent. Williams, on the books for a $32M cap hit, becomes a top FA WR available. The Chargers would like to bring him back, but Mike Williams will test the market. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers needed to make this move (saves $20M in cap space) in order to get under the cap. Williams is coming off a September ACL injury and has topped 1000 yards just twice in his seven-year career. At age 29, he will likely have a decent market as one of the lone big-bodied receivers available.

Carolina Panthers

Trade: Steelers ship WR Diontae Johnson to Panthers
Carolina gets CB Donte Jackson, teams swap late-round picks
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2024, 7:14 pm

Trade! The #Steelers are sending WR Diontae Johnson to the #Panthers for CB Donte Jackson and a pick swap, per sources. Full trade: The #Panthers get Diontae Johnson and pick No. 240. The #Steelers get Donte Jackson and pick 178. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was entering the final year of his deal with the Steelers. The Panthers are in desperate need of wide receiver help as they try to get some weapons for QB Bryce Young. This move makes Johnson the clear No.1 wide receiver in Carolina but his fantasy value will be shaky as we wait for the Panthers offense to turn around.

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens land RB Derrick Henry, two-year deal
$16 million deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2024, 12:41 pm

Free-agent Derrick Henry is signing a two-year, $16 million deal worth up to $20 million, including $9 million fully guaranteed in the first year with the Baltimore Ravens, sources tell ESPN. The King now will play in the Queen City. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Ravens reportedly tried to trade for Henry last season but now they get him in free agency. This move makes sense from an offensive standpoint given the running philosophy of the Ravens. Henry is 30 years old with a lot of carries (2030) under his belt but he managed to play in all 17 games last season. With Keaton Mitchell working back from a knee injury, Henry should lead the Ravens' running backs in touches as long as he remains healthy.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons focus on offense, sign WR Darnell Mooney
$26 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2024, 11:42 am

Falcons are signing former Bears WR Darnell Mooney: 3 years, $39 million, including 26M fully guaranteed. Agents David Mulugheta and AJ Stevens negotiated and confirmed deal. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Falcons have a very thin WR room with only Drake London, Josh Ali and Chris Blair under contract, so signing Mooney does give them a needed veteran presence at the No.2 spot. They still need WR depth but that will likely be addressed in the draft. It's all but assured that Falcons players will be overvalued in drafts this Summer, Mooney included.

Houston Texans

RB Joe Mixon traded to Houston
Bengals find a trade partner instead of releasing Mixon
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2024, 11:31 am

Joe Mixon is due $5.75 million in 2024 -- including a $3,000,028 roster bonus due Sunday -- in the last year of his contract. Instead of being cut by the #Bengals, Mixon now lands in a great spot with the #Texans, who just lost leading rusher Devin Singletary to the #Giants. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: The Texans were in need of a running back after Devin Singletary bolted for the Giants. Mixon (27) was reportedly going to be released but instead, the Bengals found a trade partner. Mixon will certainly begin the season as the lead back for an above-average offense putting him easily on the RB2 radar. Dameon Pierce is currently set to be the backup.

Minnesota Vikings

Aaron Jones sticks in NFC North, one-year deal with MIN
$7 million
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2024, 8:47 am

Aaron Jones is expected to sign with Vikings on a one-year deal for $7 million, per sources. (Dianna Russini on X)

FFToday's Take: It's been reported that Green Bay wanted Jones to take roughly a 50% pay cut as he was set to make roughly $12 million. Jones (29) will now wear purple and likely share running back duties with Ty Chandler. He was battling hamstring injuries most of 2023 but did finish the season with five-straight 100-yard rushing games.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals move on from Joe Mixon, sign Zack Moss
Two-year, $8 million deal for Moss
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 10:04 pm

The #Bengals have agreed to terms with RB Zack Moss on a two-year, $8 million deal, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. The deal includes $4.525 million in the first year for Moss, who cashes in after showing what he could do in Jonathan Taylor’s absence last year. (Mike Garafolo on X)

FFToday's Take: Moss played in a workhorse role last season while Jonathan Taylor missed time, and proved to be a valuable contributor. He'll pair with second-year player Chase Brown who has more burst but is best suited for a change-of-pace role. Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans are also on the roster. One player who isn't' on the roster anymore is Joe Mixon, who was released today. Mixon (27) posted 1410 total yards and 12 TDs last season playing in all 17 games for the Bengals.

New England Patriots

Patriots bring in veteran QB Jacoby Brissett
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 8:31 pm

Compensation update: Jacoby Brissett's deal with the #Patriots is one-year, $8 million worth up to $12M with incentives, per sources. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: The Patriots shipped Mac Jones to the Jaguars and now have their bridge quarterback in case they don't like their options at QB in the upcoming draft where they have the No.3 pick or want their rookie to take a back seat and learn in 2024. Brissett (31) has played 8 seasons in the NFL, including last year with the Commanders where he saw action in just two games. He started his career off in New England as a rookie back in 2016.

Washington Redskins

Commanders replace Antonio Gibson with Austin Ekeler
Likely to share time with Brian Robinson Jr.
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 7:05 pm

It’s a 2-year, $11.43M deal for Austin Ekeler to the #Commanders, sources tell @BleacherReport - as first reported by @AdamSchefter. (Jordan Schultz on X)

FFToday's Take: Earlier in the day, Antonio Gibson agreed with the Patriots on a three-year deal leaving a void in the Washington running back room. Quickly, the Commanders signed Ekeler on a relatively cheap deal. He'll pair nicely with Brian Robinson Jr. but isn't likely to be the fantasy stud we've seen him be with the Chargers. Ekeler's efficiency dipped last season as he was bothered by an ankle injury while scoring just 6 touchdowns.

Las Vegas Raiders

Raiders land their starting QB, Gardner Minshew?
Two-years, $15 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 4:49 pm

Compensation update: The #Raiders are signing QB Gardner Minshew to a two-year, $25 million deal that includes $15M fully guaranteed, per sources. Strong money for their potential 2024 starting QB. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: That kind of money indicates that the Raiders are likely to give Minshew the starting job Week 1, regardless if they suggest there will be a training camp battle with Aidan O'Connell. This isn't great news for the fantasy outlooks of Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers but it's not the end of the world either. Both were fantasy viable last season despite mediocre quarterback play. Minshew is coming off a 3305-15-9, 34-100-3 season for the Colts where he played in 16 games.

New York Giants

Giants add Devin Singletary to backfield, three-year deal
Daboll coached Singletary in Buffalo
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 4:10 pm

Compensation update: Giants are giving former Texans RB Devin Singletary a 3-year, $16.5 million deal worth up to $19.5 million, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Giants didn't want to pay for a "high-priced" free agent running back so they stuck in the secondary market and landed Singletary who's rushed for 800-plus yards in each of the last three seasons. Brian Daboll is familiar with Singletary from their time in Buffalo. Expect Singletary to be part of a committee rushing approach with the Giants.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones out in Green Bay, Josh Jacobs in
Packers making moves at running back
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 3:11 pm

After reaching agreement today with free-agent RB Josh Jacobs, the Packers informed RB Aaron Jones that he is being released, per source. Jones now will be a free agent. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Jones had a cap hit of $17 million this season which needed to be reduced. With the two sides failing to renegotiate, Jones will be released and can now sign with any team, which probably won't take long. Jacobs (26) will now move into the starting running back role in Green Bay while AJ Dillon is a free agent. Jacobs racked up 270 touches last season but only had 3.5 yards carry.

Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles lose Swift, pick up RB Saquon Barkley
3-year deal, $26M guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 2:42 pm

Former Giants RB Saquon Barkley reached agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year, $37.75 million contract that could be worth up to $46.75M and includes $26M fully guaranteed at signing, per sources. Barkley now beats the franchise tag number and has a maximum average-per-year salary of $15.833M, which would be second highest for a RB in NFL History. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles lost D'Andre Swift earlier today when his agreed with the Bears on a three-year deal. They pickup Barkley who will be a good fit for the offense but is two years older. We'll have questions about Barkley and his TD scoring ability with Philadelphia given their use of Jalen Hurts around the goaline but this is a solid landing spot. Barkley has scored 10 TDs in each of the last two seasons with the Giants.

Atlanta Falcons

New Falcons QB: Kirk Cousins on a four-year deal
Falcons get their upgrade at quarterback
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 2:29 pm

Free agent QB Kirk Cousins is signing with the #Falcons, per @MikeMcCartney7. A new era in Atlanta. And Minnesota. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: Reportedly, the Vikings made a strong push to keep Cousins but the Falcons were determined to upgrade their QB position. Atlanta has some nice looking pieces on offense and are out of the Arthur Smith business so expect Cousins, Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts to be highly valued fantasy commodities this season. Cousins is 35 and coming of an Achilles injury that limited him to 8 games last season so health and age are a concern.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gabe Davis expected to sign with Jaguars
3-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 1:16 pm

Sources: The #Jaguars are signing #Bills WR Gabriel Davis to a 3-year deal. (Ian Rapoport on X)

FFToday's Take: This deal likely means that Calvin Ridley won't be back in Jacksonville. Davis has been an inconsistent deep threat in the Bills offense the last few seasons, registering at least 15.7 yards per catch in each of his four years. He'll likely fill this role with the Jaguars as well, making him an inconsistent flex option on a weekly basis.

Tennessee Titans

Tony Pollard leaves Dallas, headed to Tennessee
Three-year, $24 millon deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 12:47 pm

Compensation update: Titans are giving former Cowboys running back a three-year, $24 millon deal, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: This is a similar deal that D'Andre Swift is getting from the Bears. Pollard racked up 307 touches last season as the lead back in Dallas but lacked the efficiency we've seen from him in the past. Tony Pollard will now share the backfield with Tyjae Spears in Tennessee and isn't likely to see the touch count he did in 2023. He's likely to land in the mid-RB2 range in redraft leagues this Summer.

Chicgao Bears

Bears agree to terms with RB D'Andre Swift
$16.5 million over the first two years
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 12:13 pm

The #Bears have agreed to terms with RB D’Andre Swift on a three-year, $24 million deal, sources tell me and @RapSheet. After a career year with the #Eagles, Swift heads to Chicago to be a big piece in Shane Waldron’s offense. Deal negotiated by his agent Trevon Smith. Swift will get $16.5 million over the first two years of his deal with the #Bears, so that’s an average of $8.25 million over two. (Mike Garafolo on X)

FFToday's Take: Swift (25) is coming off his best season as a pro with a 229-1049-5, 39-214-1 line finishing 24th among RBs in PPR leagues. His fantasy stats were muted by the Eagles using the Jalen Hurts tush-push at the goaline. It's and odd move for the Bears who already have Roschon Johnson and Khalil Herbert under contract, but expect Swift the move into the lead-back role in Chicago.

Cincinnati Bengals

Tee Higgins wants out of Cincinnati
Long-term contract extension doesn't seem close
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2024, 10:06 am

Bengals franchise WR Tee Higgins has requested a trade, per sources. Higgins loves Cincinnati and hoped to be with the team long term, but is disappointed that the team has not had any talks about a long-term contract extension since March 2023. He's ready to move on to a new home. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Given Ja'Marr Chase is going to be getting a new deal within the next calendar year, it's unlikely Higgins is going to get a long-term contract with the Bengals. The team placed the franchise tag on him and apparently haven't been close on reaching a deal. The likely outcome is Higgins sticking with Bengals in 2024 then finding a new home for the 2025 season.