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Phillip Lindsay signs one-year deal with Colts
Colts add depth to backfield
By: Mike Krueger | May 17 2022, 2:02 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Phillip Lindsay joins the Colts on a one-year deal, per his agent @MikeMcCartney7 (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Lindsay will slot in behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines on the depth chart making him a late-round dart throw at best in redraft leagues. Lindsay posted a 88-249-1; 4-45-1 line with the Texans last season and will be 28 years old in July.
Raiders ship WR Bryan Edwards to Falcons
Las Vegas gets 5th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | May 13 2022, 3:45 pm

Atlanta Falcons
The #Falcons send a 2023 5th-round pick to the #Raiders for Bryan Edwards and a 2023 7th-round pick. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The wide receiver-needy Falcons are taking a flier on Edwards who hasn't amounted to much after being drafted two years ago in Round 3. Edwards will help fill the void of Calvin Ridley who is suspended for the 2022 season and have a decent chance at cracking the starting lineup given the lack of depth at the position in Atlanta. The Raiders signed free agent Keelan Cole yesterday.
Jarvis Landry lands in New Orleans
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | May 12 2022, 10:00 pm

New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints are continuing to revamp their wide receiver corps, as five-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry is set to join the team. Landry appeared to confirm the homecoming by posting a social media video Friday with highlights of himself and the team. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Saints will have a new look to their receiving corps with Michael Thomas set to return from his ankle injury, rookie Chris Olave and now the veteran Landry rounding out the top three. This move is downer for the fantasy values of all three receivers. Landry is coming off his worst season as a pro (52-270-2) that saw him miss five games due to a sprained knee.
Jerry Jeudy arrested, 2nd degree criminal tampering
Domestic violence situation
By: Mike Krueger | May 12 2022, 3:37 pm

Denver Broncos
Professional football player Jerry Jeudy has been arrested by Arapahoe Co sheriff deputies. He's being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty. (Arapahoe Sheriff on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hard to know at this point what his means for Jeudy and his status with Broncos. More to come as information becomes available.
Ravens add Mike Davis to backfield
Dobbins, Edwards coming off ACL injuries
By: Mike Krueger | May 10 2022, 9:33 am

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens add experienced depth in backfield with Mike Davis. Baltimore’s top two backs - J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards- tore their ACLs before the start of last season and likely won’t return to the field this year until training camp. (Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We know the Ravens were decimated at the running back position last season and Davis will give them some insurance if Dobbins and Edwards are slow to get up to speed in 2022. Davis' fantasy value is close to zero and solely dependent on the health of the RBs ahead of him on the depth chart.
Sony Michel signs one-year deal with Miami
Crowded running back room in Miami
By: Mike Krueger | May 9 2022, 7:45 pm

Miami Dolphins
Source: Former #Patriots RB Sony Michel is signing with the #Dolphins. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Josina Anderson reports the deal is for one year. Michel is entering a crowded running back room that contains Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds at the top of the depth chart. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed are also in Miami but there contracts aren't guaranteed. One is likely to be cut at some point this Summer. Michel will slot in as third running back for now.
NFL schedules MNF doubleheader in Week 2
Full schedule coming Thursday night
By: Mike Krueger | May 9 2022, 8:24 am

Buffalo Bills
Two huge matchups on the slate for MNF in Week 2 this season! Tune in for the full schedule reveal on Thursday, 5/12 at 8pm ET on @nflnetwork. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: The Week 2 Monday night games will be Tennessee vs. Buffalo, 7:15 pm ET and Minnesota vs. Philadelphia, 8:30 PM ET. We;ll get the full 2022 schedule on Thursday night at 8 pm ET.
It's official: DeAndre Hopkins suspended six games
Hopkins has withdrawn his appeal
By: Mike Krueger | May 2 2022, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
#AZCardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins withdrew his appeal, source said. So, now official: Hopkins is suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2022 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This lengthy suspension will put a damper on Hopkins' fantasy value this season. Newly acquired Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore should open the season as starters for Kyler Murray. Hopkins battled hamstring and knee issues last season which limited him to ten games. He did score 8TDs however and will likely be considered a middle-round target in redraft leagues this summer.
Bears release QB Nick Foles
Unable to find a trade partner
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 30 2022, 10:18 pm

Chicgao Bears
The #Bears have agreed to release QB Nick Foles, his agent Justin Schulman confirmed. The team’s new regime decided to allow Foles to find his next home rather than continue to search for a trade partner. “Ryan Poles did the classy thing and Nick appreciates it,” Schulman said. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foles was brought in to compete with Mitchell Trubisky in 2020 but neither stood out as the Bears averaged their way to an 8-8 record. With the drafting of Justin Fields and having Trevor Siemian as a backup, Foles is expendable. The Bears haven't been able to find a trade partner but now that he's free to sign anywhere, he'll likely find a role as backup on a QB-needy team.
Titans ship AJ Brown to Eagles, draft Treylon Burks
Titans receive 18th overall pick in trade
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 28 2022, 9:56 pm

Tennessee Titans
The Titans are trading WR AJ Brown to the Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia’s 18th overall pick and another third-round pick, per sources. (Dianna Russini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Wow. Brown's three-year run with the Titans is over. He battled numerous soft issue injuries but at times looked like an alpha receiver. This is somewhat of a perplexing move which we're likely to get more info on down road. Adam Schefter is reporting the Eagles are giving Brown a 4-year extension that includes $57 million guaranteed.
Cardinals acquire Marquise Brown from Ravens
Brown played with Kyler Murray in college
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 28 2022, 9:50 pm

Arizona Cardinals
@AZCardinals acquire WR Marquise Brown in trade with Ravens for first-round pick. Also get a third-round pick from Baltimore. Brown played with Kyler Murray in college. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Cardinals lost Christian Kirk in free agency (JAX) and recently re-signed veteran A.J. Green to go along with DeAndre Hopkins. Brown will give the team some youth at the position while the Ravens are now thin at the position.
Broncos bring back Melvin Gordon
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 26 2022, 11:00 pm

Denver Broncos
#Broncos RB Melvin Gordon is re-signing with Denver, as the two sides have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal worth up to $5M, source said. A key move before the draft. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The hope of Javonte Williams having the majority of the backfield to himself in 2022 just got less likely. It seems Williams will the preferred fantasy option but Gordon will prove to be a thorn in the side of Williams and a headache for fantasy owners.
Injury Seahawks unclear when Chris Carson will return
Neck surgery in 2021
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 23 2022, 9:00 am

Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks remain unclear if or when running back Chris Carson will be able to return after neck surgery late last year. And whether the Seahawks think he will be able to play in 2022 could impact how they approach the draft next week. They could take a running back as depth and competition, especially with Carson and Rashaad Penny under contract for only one more year. For now, Carroll repeated what he said earlier this offseason that there’s nothing new on Carson’s status. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: Carson was limited to four games in 2021 and doesn't appear to be a lock to return in 2022. For now, Rashaad Penny should be considered the most likely starting RB for Seattle but they could address the position in the upcoming draft.
Injury Irv Smith expected to be ready for training camp
Meniscus injury in final pre-season game
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 19 2022, 2:44 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Irv Smith Jr. says he expects to be full go by training camp: "That's the plan." He's easing into on-field work, wasn't running routes in open portion today: "I wouldn’t put an exact ‘this percent’ or ‘this percent,’ because every day I’m getting stronger and faster." (Andrew Krammer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Smith is rehabbing from a meniscus injury that happened in the final pre-season game of last year which caused him to miss the entire 2021 regular season. The Vikings have Chris Herndon and a bunch placeholders at the tight end position so Smith should be the lead tight end as long as he remains healthy.
Cardinals keep A.J. Green on one-year deal
33 year-old receiver back for another season
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 14 2022, 3:16 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals announced they have reached agreement with WR A.J. Green on a one-year contract. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: After 10 seasons in the league, Green isn't going to command the fantasy attention he did during his prime in Cincinnati. He will fill a supporting cast role behind DeAndre Hopkins and may lose targets in the offense to Rondale Moore if Moore becomes more of a focal point in 2022. Arizona lost Christian Kirk to the Jaguars in free agency.
Packers start rebuilding their WR depth, add Sammy Watkins
One-year deal worth up to $4 million
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 14 2022, 2:13 pm

Green Bay Packers
Packers are giving former Ravens’ WR Sammy Watkins a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Green Bay lost Davante Adams (LV) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (KC) this off-season leaving them extremely thin at the wide receiver position. Watkins will help add some veteran depth at a position the Packers are likely to focus on in the upcoming draft. This is a decent spot for his fantasy value but it's hard to get excited about a player who's lacked consistency the last four years. Watkins best fantasy season (60-1047-9) was back in 2015 with the Bills.
Dwayne Haskins dead after being hit by a car in Florida
Was working out with his Steelers teammates this weekend
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 9 2022, 10:58 am

Pittburgh Steelers
Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Haskins last appeared on the field for Washington in 2020 playing in 7 games and was a member of the Steelers in 2021 but never got solid footing in the NFL. He was drafted in the middle of Round 1 (pick No.15) by Washington in 2019. He was reportedly working out with his Steelers teammates this weekend.
Stefon Diggs gets extension from BUF, $70 million guaranteed
Diggs' contract now runs through 2027
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 6 2022, 8:00 am

Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen will be working with his favorite weapon for years to come, as the Buffalo Bills have reached agreement with wide receiver Stefon Diggs on a four-year, $104 million extension that includes $70 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. With two years remaining on his existing deal, Diggs' contract now runs through 2027. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: At age 28, it's safe to say that this will keep Diggs in Buffalo for the remainder of his WR1 days in the league. The wide receiver market has taken off this off-season and with the salary cap likely to move higher in the coming years, it makes sense for Buffalo to give Diggs this extension. Diggs' dynasty value remains stable for the foreseeable future.
NFL Draft Trade: Eagles and Saints swap first round draft picks
Eagles still have two first round picks, 15 & 18
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 4 2022, 4:00 pm

New Orleans
TRADE: Eagles sending picks No. 16, No. 19 and No. 194 in the sixth round to the Saints in exchange for pick No. 18, No. 101 in the third round, No. 237 in the 7th round AND a 2023 first-round pick and 2024 second-round pick, per sources. Saints now at 16, 19; Eagles at 15, 18. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: On paper, this move seems to favor the Eagles (if you ignore the time value) as they basically traded the 16th pick for a 2022 third-round pick, a 2023 first-round pick and a second-round pick in 2024. This still leaves the Eagles with two picks in the first round of this year's draft (15 & 18). It's unclear what the Saints angle is here... are they eying a QB?
Patriots acquire DeVante Paker from Dolphins
Miami gets 2023 third-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 2 2022, 1:07 pm

New England Patriots
Patriots acquiring WR DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick from Dolphins in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick, per @AdamSchefter. Patriots expecting an extra 2023 third-round pick (compensatory) after losing J.C. Jackson. Parker has two years remaining on contract. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Parker became a luxury after the Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs. The Dolphins are now down to just four picks in the upcoming draft (3.38, 4.20, 7.03, 7.26). New England's top receivers now include Parker, Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne.
Taysom Hill will focus on tight end
Playing in a utility role appears to Taysom's future
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 29 2022, 8:22 am

New Orleans
Dennis Allen says the plan is to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end. (Nick Underhill on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Jameis Winston back in the mix and Dennis Allen as the new head coach, it appears Hill's time at quarterback is coming to an end. Hill completed 58.2 percent of his 134 attempts in 2021 to go along with 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Playing in a utility role appears to Taysom's future.
Chiefs add Ronald Jones to running back room
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 26 2022, 10:29 am

Kansas City Chiefs
The #Chiefs plan to sign former #Bucs RB Ronald Jones to a one-year deal, per source. Jones had two seasons with 1,000 yards from scrimmage in Tampa Bay and should have ample opportunities in KC. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's interesting the Chiefs have yet to engage with Jerick McKinnon who was easily their most productive running back the last few weeks of the season. Instead, they sign Jones who should slide right into the No.2 running back role behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Jones was limited to 101 rushing attempts last season behind Leonard Fournette.
Chiefs sign Marquez Valdes-Scantling to three-year deal
$18 million in the first two years
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 24 2022, 3:50 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
The #Chiefs are signing former #Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a three-year, $30 million deal with $18 million in the first two years and incentives to reach a maximum of $36 million, his agents @NSAFootball tell @RapSheet and me. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs have a huge a hole to fill at receiver after losing Tyreek Hill (MIA), Byron Pringle (CHI) and Demarcus Robinson (LV). MVS will bring the speed element to the offense but never established any consistency in Green Bay. His best season was in 2020 when he finished with a 33-690-6 line. Expect KC to be targeting the wide receiver position in the draft.
Chiefs trade Tyreek Hill to Miami for 5 draft picks
2022 1st-round pick (No. 29), a 2nd-round pick (No. 50)
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 23 2022, 12:34 pm

Miami Dolphins
Chiefs are trading six-time Pro-Bowl WR Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks: a 2022 1st-round pick (No. 29), a 2nd-round pick (No. 50) and a 4th-round pick, as well as 4th- and 6th-round picks in the 2023 draft, sources tell ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The off-season leading up to the 2022 season hasn't disappointed. In yet another blockbuster move across the league the Dolphins have landed one of the best receivers in the league. There won't be many excuses for Tua Tagovailoa and the fantasy implications for both teams are significant. This shine will come off Jaylen Waddle while the Chiefs have a massive void at receiver even with the signing of JuJu Smith-Schuster. Expect KC to be looking at receivers in the upcoming draft.
Leonard Fournette stays in Tampa Bay, three-year deal
$21 million deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 22 2022, 8:39 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running back Leonard Fournette, who spent Monday visiting with the New England Patriots, is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year, $21 million deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday. The deal includes $11 million guaranteed. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Fournette re-established his ability as a pass-catcher last season (69 receptions) which vaulted him to a RB4 finish in PPR leagues. He ended up missing some time at the end of the season with a hamstring injury. Working as the lead back in the Bucs offense should do wonders for his fantasy value and will likely be among the top 12 running backs taken in redraft leagues this summer.
Falcons agree on two-year deal with Marcus Mariota
Reunites with Head Coach Arthur Smith
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 21 2022, 3:36 pm

Atlanta Falcons
We have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with QB Marcus Mariota. (Falcons on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: After shipping Matt Ryan off the Indianapolis, the Falcons will pencil in Mariota as the starter for 2022. The passing weapons are thin for the former Raider with only Kyle Pitts as a legitimate option. Mariota does bring some juice with his legs which will give his fantasy value a nice boost. The Falcons should still kick the tires on rookie quarterbacks in next month's NFL Draft.
Saints re-sign Jameis Winston, two-year deal
$21M guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 21 2022, 2:30 pm

New Orleans
The #Saints are re-signing QB Jameis Winston to a two-year deal with a base value of $28 million, including $21M guaranteed, sources tell me and @RapSheet. So after missing out on Deshaun Watson, New Orleans turns to an old friend at QB. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Saints were one of a couple teams still lookin for a starting quarterback for 2022 (ATL, CAR?). With all the big-name QBs off the market, New Orleans turns to a familiar face. Winston is coming off an ACL tear in 2021 that limited him to seven games. Michael Thomas is expected back in the mix, but it'd difficult to get excited about Winston as a fantasy prospect in redraft leagues.
Colts and Falcons work out trade for Matt Ryan
Falcons receive 2022 third-round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 21 2022, 1:44 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Done deal: The #Falcons are trading former NFL MVP Matt Ryan to the #Colts for a 2022 third-round pick, sources tell me, @RapSheet and @MikeGarafolo. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The QB carousel continues to turn. The Colts shipped off Carson Wentz to the Commanders earlier this month leaving them in the market for a quarterback. They land on 37 year-old Ryan who has spent the first 14 years of his career in Atlanta. Ryan inherits a run-first attack which along with his lack of mobility, keeps his fantasy value in the QB2 range.
Seattle keeps Rashaad Penny on one-year deal
RB turned down more money elsewhere
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 20 2022, 3:05 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Sources: The #Seahawks are in agreement on a 1-year deal with one of their own - RB Rashaad Penny. The former first-rounder turned down more money elsewhere to build off his stellar second half of 2021. He gets $5.75M with ability to earn up to $6.5M. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We're back to debating the Chris Carson, Penny committee in Seattle again. Both players have had their share of injury issues during their careers. Carson is recovering from neck surgery that limited him to four games in 2021. Penny missed all but three games in 2020 and has yet to play a full season in his four-year career. Both are shaping up to be mid-round fantasy selections in redraft leagues.
Cordarrelle Patterson returns to the Falcons
Coming off career-highs in touches, yards and TDs
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2022, 12:22 pm

Atlanta Falcons
The #Falcons have agreed to terms with WR/RB/S Cordarrelle Patterson for the do-everything guy to return to Atlanta, source says. Arthur Smith, Dave Ragone & Co. keep a key offensive piece coming off career-highs in touches (205), yards from scrimmage (1166) and TDs (11). (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: At age 31, Patterson turned into a do-it-all weapon for the Falcons last season, carrying the ball 153 times and adding 52 receptions while scoring 11 times. With only Damien Williams added on the offensive side of the ball, and losing Calvin Ridley to suspension, Patterson could once again be a primary force on offense.
JuJu Smith-Schuster headed to KC
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2022, 4:24 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
JuJu Smith-Schuster is signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per source. Patrick Mahomes gets a new weapon opposite Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs were connected to JuJu last off-season and finally get their man, filling the No.2 wide receiver role in KC. Byron Pringle signed a deal with the Bears yesterday leaving a void at the position. This move shouldn't deter the Chiefs from addressing the position in the upcoming draft. JuJu will some weekly Flex appeal in fantasy as long as he remains healthy.
Deshaun Watson OK with Cleveland after all
Texans, Browns workout a trade for Watson
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2022, 4:05 pm

Cleveland Browns
Deshaun Watson chooses Browns in a stunning turn of events: Browns give up 3 first-round picks, a 3rd and 5th and signing him to a 5-year, $230M guaranteed new deal. (Cleveland.com)

FFToday's Take: The conventional wisdom was that the Saints and Falcons were the only teams left on Watson's short list. Instead, Watson has waived his no-trade clause for the Browns. He still faces a potential suspension from the league regarding his off-field issues. The Browns recently acquired Amari Cooper from the Cowboys and will likely trade Baker Mayfield in the coming days.
Ohh my, Packers trade Davante Adams to Raiders
Green Bay receives 2022 first- and second-round picks
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2022, 7:30 pm

Oakland Raiders
Blockbuster: Packers are trading Pro-Bowl WR Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for two prime 2022 picks, league sources tell ESPN. Packers are getting back 2022 first- and second-round picks in return for Davante Adams. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's been reported that Aaron Rodgers knew of the Davante Adams deal before he decided to return to Green Bay. Adams apparently wanted out and had a desire to play with his old college quarterback Derek Carr. The Rodgers to Adams connection was special and it's hard to envision Adams putting up similar numbers with the Raiders. This move will also deflate the value of Rodgers regardless of what wide receiver Green Bay pulls in via free agency.
Rams sign Allen Robinson, still interested in OBJ
Three-year deal, $30 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2022, 3:45 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Rams are giving former Bears’ WR Allen Robinson a three-year, $45 million deal that includes $30 million guaranteed, per source. Rams still have money left over for Odell Beckham Jr. and hope to re-sign him, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We know Beckham is recovering from yet another ACL injury to the same knee potentially giving Robinson an early season opportunity to develop his chemistry with Matthew Stafford. Robert Woods should be in the mix as well. Robinson was a huge disappointment in 2021 coming in with a 38-410-1 line in twelve games and taking a backseat to Darnell Mooney late in the season. If anybody needed a change of scenery, it's Robinson.
Titans release Julio Jones
Post-June 1 designation
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2022, 4:04 pm

Tennessee Titans
By releasing Julio Jones with a post-June 1 designation, the #Titans save $11.513 million in 2022 cash and salary cap space. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We know the drill with Julio. He's a physical specimen but isn't capable of staying healthy and has trouble playing a full allotment of snaps when he is active. He posted a 31-434-1 line in ten games last season for Tennessee. His fantasy value will be limited next season regardless of where he lands.
J.D. McKissic dumps Buffalo, headed back to Washington
RB will continue to be a thorn in the side of Gibson's fantasy value
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2022, 1:25 pm

Buffalo Bills
RB J.D. McKissic - who intended to sign a two-year, $7 million deal with the Buffalo Bills - changed his mind and is instead returning to Washington for the same compensation, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is the second switcheroo in as many days. Randy Gregory originally was going to stay in Dallas, then changed him mind and signed a deal with Denver. It was reported yesterday that McKissic was going to play in Buffalo this season but in fact, he will return to Washington and continue to be a thorn in the side of Antonio Gibson's PPR value.
Browns expected to release TE Austin Hooper
Post-June-1 designation
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2022, 10:25 am

Cleveland Browns
Source: The #Browns are going to release TE Austin Hooper as a post-June-1 designation. A 27-year-old dual-threat tight end and two-time Pro Bowler will be on the market. (Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Browns recently placed the franchise tag on David Njoku and have a younger Harrison Bryant capable of filling the TE2 role making the more expensive Hooper a luxury. Hooper still has two years left on his deal and designating him a post-June 1st cut will save some $ on the dead cap hit. Hooper will land a gig elsewhere but his fantasy value isn't likely to be anything more than a mid-range TE2.
Lions pickup D.J. Chark on one-year deal
Only played in three games last season due to a broken ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2022, 8:07 am

Detroit Lions
Former Jaguars’ WR D.J. Chark intends to sign a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Jaguars signing Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and tight end Evan Engram they are overhauling their receiving corps. There are also rumors that Laviska Shenault is on the trading block. For Detroit, Chark will join the re-signed Josh Reynolds and Amon-Ra St. Brown in the receiver room. Chark only played in three games last season due to a broken ankle.
Steelers give two-year deal to QB Mitchell Trubisky
Will get a chance to start
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2022, 1:01 pm

Buffalo Bills
Mitchell Trubisky is getting a second chance to start in the NFL. The former Bears first-round pick agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Steelers on Monday, per NFL Network, on the first day that teams were negotiate with player agents. It cannot be made official until the start of the league year Wednesday. But when it happens, Trubisky will get an opportunity he wasn’t afforded last year - to prove he can start. (Chicago Sun Times)

FFToday's Take: Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins (RFA) are currently on the roster so we can currently pencil in Trubisky as the starter heading into off-season workouts. He's getting this opportunity due to the lack of depth at the position across the league. Should he be the starter Week 1, he'll have low-end QB2 fantasy value.
James Conner sticking in Arizona, three-year deal
$13.5M fully guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2022, 12:12 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals are giving RB James Conner 3-year, $21 million deal that could grow to a maximum of $25.5 million and includes $13.5M fully guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: James Conner surprised fantasy owners in 2021 by scoring 18 touchdowns for the Cardinals on his way to being the RB9 in PPR leagues. With Chase Edmonds heading to Miami, the 27 year-old Conner should be the lead back in the Arizona offense in 2022.