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Alex Smith announces retirement
Former Washington, Chiefs, 49ers QB calls it a career
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 19 2021, 12:25 pm

Washington Redskins
Quarterback Alex Smith announced his retirement on Monday in a video posted to Instagram. Smith, 36, won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award in 2020 after returning from a catastrophic leg injury to start six games for the Washington Football Team. Smith played 14 seasons over 16 years in the NFL for the 49ers, Chiefs and Washington after San Francisco drafted him No. 1 in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Utah. (The Athletic)

FFToday's Take: Smith's remarkable return from his leg injury will be a significant part of his NFL legacy. His best fantasy season came with the Chiefs in 2017 when he posted a 4042-26-5 passing line with 355 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD, finishing as the QB4 in fantasy points per game.
Julian Edelman expected to retire
Patriots release veteran wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 12 2021, 4:20 pm

New England Patriots
While Julian Edelman showed up on the NFL transaction wire today as having his contract terminated by the Patriots, the expectation is that it is a technicality as part of a retirement, per @MikeReiss. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Edelman played only six games last season dealing with a knee injury that limited his production. The Patriots have accumulated Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne in free agency to give their wide receiver room some depth.
Injury James Conner has procedure on toe
Turf toe-type injury
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 12 2021, 2:14 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Ex-#Steelers RB James Conner underwent surgery to repair a very moderate turf toe-type injury this offseason, sources say, a procedure done by renowned specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The injury incurred while riding in a recreational vehicle. A full recovery is expected in June. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Toe injuries can be tricky for athletes but there's nothing to suggest at this point that Conner won't be ready for off-season workouts this Summer. After four seasons in Pittsburgh, Conner is scheduled to visit the Cardinals on Monday. The Cardinals currently have Chase Edmonds and Eno Benjamin at running back.
Injury Bengals release Giovani Bernard
Was asked to take a pay cut 2 weeks into free agency
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 7 2021, 9:48 am

Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard asked for his release and the #Bengals granted it, source says. The team had asked him to take a pay cut two weeks into free agency, which hurt his chances of landing elsewhere. But he's expected to find a new gig soon. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gio has played for the Bengals since being drafted in 2013. He's largely played behind Joe Mixon the last three seasons which has limited his fantasy value. He'll likely land a backup gig somewhere else but will struggle to have value on a weekly basis. The Bengals have Trayveon Williams and Samaje Perine behind Mixon heading into the draft.
Panthers make a move for Sam Darnold
Jets receive 2021 6th-round pick and 2bd- and 4th-round picks in 2022
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 5 2021, 3:58 pm

New York Jets
Filed to ESPN: Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Panthers have been looking to upgrade their quarterback position but it's fair to question how much of an upgrade Darnold is over Teddy Bridgewater who has two years left on his contract. While Darnold is likely the Week 1 starter in Carolina, this trade doesn't move the needle for the likes of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore or Robby Anderson. The Jets own the No.2 pick in this year's draft and will taking a quarterback.
NFL officially approves 17-game schedule
Beginning in 2021
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 30 2021, 2:29 pm

NFL owners have formally approved the 17-game regular season starting in 2021. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: AFC teams will host the NFC in the extra game this season with the NFC hosting AFC teams in 2022. Fantasy commissioners will need to adjust their league schedule accordingly but ultimately another week of fantasy football is a good thing.
Baltimore lands Sammy Watkins
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 26 2021, 6:44 pm

Baltimore Ravens
The #Ravens are signing free agent WR Sammy Watkins and giving him a 1-year deal worth $6M - with $5M fully guaranteed, source said. Watkins lands and Baltimore has its weapon. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The former Chief visited the Colts but when T.Y. Hilton returned to Indianapolis, the Ravens became the only viable option. Watkins has played well when healthy but has long been a headache for fantasy owners due to his soft tissue injuries. He'll start the season in Baltimore as a risky WR4 given the run-heavy nature of the Ravens attack.
Dolphins/Eagles swap first-round picks
Miami now picking at No.6
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 26 2021, 1:35 pm

Miami Dolphins
Eagles traded their sixth to the Dolphins for No. 12 and their 2022 first-round pick. Teams also swapped mid-round picks -- Eagles' pick 156 for No. 123. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Dolphins move back into top 6 after they acquired pick No.12 in their trade with the 49ers. The Eagles pick up a first-round pick next year for their trouble. With these moves it seems Miami will be pressing forward with Tua Tagovailoa and are in a good position to draft an offensive playmaker at No.6
49ers/Dolphins swap draft picks, SF now picking at No.3
Miami drops to No,12 picks up first round picks in 2022 & 2023
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 26 2021, 1:04 pm

Miami Dolphins
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2022 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources. Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Huge move here by the Dolphins and 49ers. Schefter has since reported that the 49ers are looking at a QB but are committed to QB Jimmy Garoppolo and have no plans to trade him. It's highly unlikely the 49ers would give up this much in a trade if it weren't for a quarterback.
Bucs bring back Leonard Fournette
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 26 2021, 11:39 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s a one-year deal for Leonard Fournette worth $3.25 million with incentives that would push it to $4 million, per source. The band is almost all back together. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Bucs have largely re-signed their own free agents this off-season with only Antonio Brown still outstanding. Fournette will join Ronald Jones in the backfield with both having weekly value depending on performance and injury. Given Tampa's two-headed approach it's going to difficult for fantasy owners to assign value to these two in redraft leagues.
T.Y. Hilton stays in Indianapolis
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 24 2021, 3:02 pm

Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton is getting his wish. Hopeful of being a “Colt for life,’’ the veteran receiver is getting that opportunity. After briefly testing the free-agent market, Hilton has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts that includes $8 million in guarantees, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the transaction. (Fox 59 in Indianapolis)

FFToday's Take: Hilton reportedly was being pursued by the Ravens but will stick with the Colts on a one-year deal. Hiltons' fantasy stock took a hit last season as the Colts focused on the run with Philip Rivers at helm. He'll be a borderline WR3 with Carson Wentz under center. The Colts wide receiver room includes Michael Pittman Jr., Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell along with Hilton.
Injury Bears add Damien Williams to backfield
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 24 2021, 12:58 pm

Chicgao Bears
The #Bears have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with former Super Bowl hero RB Damien Williams, source said. Lots of familiarity, as he knows Matt Nagy’s offense from KC, and he was OC Bill Lazor with the #Dolphins. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams was a 2020 COVID-19 opt-out in Kansas City last season but will rejoin the league in 2021 under familiar coach Bill Lazor. Williams will slide into a backup role behind David Montgomery and the return of Tarik Cohen (ACL) could put a damper on Montgomery's upside. Montgomery finished 6th in PPR points per game in 2020.
Falcons add Mike Davis
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 22 2021, 8:19 am

Atlanta Falcons
Source: #Panthers RB Mike Davis to the #Falcons on a 2 year deal worth $5.5M with $3M fully guaranteed in Year 1, source says. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Davis became fantasy relevant last season as Christian McCaffrey dealt with various injuries. With Todd Gurley and Brian Hill both free agents, Davis sits atop the running back depth chart for Atlanta for the moment but expect the Falcons to address the position during the draft.
Rams bring in DeSean Jackson
Reunites with Sean McVay
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 21 2021, 9:13 pm

Los Angeles Rams
It's a one-year deal for DeSean Jackson with the Rams, where he reunites with Sean McVay who served as his OC for three seasons in Washington. Rams have been in search of a deep-threat receiver. (Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: At 34 years old Jackson is still considered a deep threat in the league but has trouble staying healthy playing in just 8 games over the last two seasons. He'll join Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson as the top receivers for Matthew Stafford.
Giants land Kenny Golladay
Four-year deal, $40 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 20 2021, 3:37 pm

New York Giants
Sources: #Lions FA WR Kenny Golladay is picking the #Giants, expected to complete a deal with NYG to give QB Daniel Jones a top receiver. A big FA off the board. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants and the Bears appeared to have the most interest in Golladay with the Giants being Golladay's top team. The Giants have a good group of playmakers but have yet to show steady offensive results with Daniel Jones under center. This move doesn't smell like an uptick to Golladay's fantasy value. If anything, he's more of a WR2 than fringe WR1.
Texans add another RB: Phillip Lindsay
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2021, 8:07 pm

Denver Broncos
Texans are giving RB Phillip Lindsay a one-year, $3.25 deal that includes $1 million guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Texans recently added Mark Ingram to their running back mix that including Lindsay also contains David Johnson, Dontrell Hilliard and Buddy Howell. This is a less-than exciting landing spot for Lindsay who has shown some flash in recent years while battling injuries. He'll be a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
Chris Carson stays in Seattle
Rashaad Penny breakout put on hold
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2021, 7:04 pm

Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks and Chris Carson agreed to a new contract Friday. It is a three-year deal worth up to $24.625 million but voids to two years at $14.625 million. So it’s best viewed as a two-year deal, with the void year a way for the team to spread out more of the salary-cap hit. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: Carson has been Seattle's main back for the last three but only played in 12 games last season due to injury. He should resume his role as the lead back for Seattle but will have Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins ready to step in should he log more time on the injury list.
JuJu stays in Pittsburgh
Had better offers from BAL and KC
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 19 2021, 1:17 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
JuJu Smith-Schuster is returning to Pittsburgh on a 1 year deal, taking a massive paycut to return to his home over larger offers from divisional rivals and Super Bowl contenders to accommodate Pittsburgh’s tough cap situation. JuJu is staying home. (Taylor Bisciotti on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ian Rapoport noted that the Ravens and Chiefs had better offers on the table but JuJu opted to stay in Pittsburgh. The Steelers implemented a short passing attack last season that pushed more targets to rookie Diontae Johnson (88-923-7) but JuJu got his fair share (97-831-9) making him a solid WR2. He'll carry that value into 2021 as Ben Roethlisberger returns at QB.
Dolphins sign Will Fuller, one-year deal
Miami gets speed receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2021, 3:53 pm

Miami Dolphins
Former Texans’ WR Will Fuller reached agreement with the Miami Dolphins, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fuller has battled injuries his entire career and then got suspended for 6 games (will miss one game in 2021) in what was shaping up to be his breakout season. His lack of availability has made him a fantasy headache buy if he can stay healthy he should be a viable WR2 in Miami although there are legitimate concerns about Tua Tagovailoa's ability to support two fantasy receivers.
Bills bring in Mitchell Trubisky as Josh Allen's backup
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2021, 3:02 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills are giving former Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky a one-year deal. He now becomes the back up to Josh Allen. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Falling out of favor in Chicago, Trubisky will give it a shot in Buffalo as Allen's backup. Trubisky posted a 2055-16-8 line in 10 games for the Bears last season but won't have any fantasy value unless Allen gets hurt. Chicago signed Andy Dalton yesterday and will likely be the starter in Week 1.
Raiders add Kenyan Drake to running back room
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2021, 2:33 pm

Oakland Raiders
Former Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is signing a two-year, $11 million deal that includes up $14.5 million with the Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Interesting move by the Raiders who already have Josh Jacobs as their lead back. Drake figures to play a secondary role as the No.2 option and brings into question Jacobs' injury history as he played banged for a good portion of last season. Devontae Booker has moved on to the New York Giants.
Chargers replace Hunter Henry with Jared Cook
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 18 2021, 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Chargers
The #Chargers have their replacement for Hunter Henry, as they have agreed to terms with FA Jared Cook, source said. He gets a 1-year deal worth $6M witht $4.5M fully guaranteed. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers saw Henry sign with the Patriots and fill the void with Cook who played the last two seasons in New Orleans finishing as the TE21 and TE9 respectively in PPR leagues. Cook will be 34 years old in April but will give the Chargers a pass-catching tight end. This move also puts a wet blanket on the breakout potential of Donald Parham.
Washington adds WR Curtis Samuel
Three-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2021, 8:00 pm

Washington Redskins
Former Panthers’ WR Curtis Samuel is signing a three-year, $34.5 million deal with Washington, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: A perfect move for Washington, adding another playmaker next to Terry McLaurin on the outside. Samuel posted a 77-851-3 line as a receiver and also rushed for 200 yards and 2 scores for the Panthers last year. Samuel feels like a WR3 with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.
Broncos add Mike Boone to backfield
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2021, 7:14 pm

Denver Broncos
Broncos have reached agreement with former Viking RB Mike Boone, per source. Boone a No. 3 RB/core special teamer in 3 seasons with George Paton’s Vikes. #9sports (Mike Klis on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Boone is an interesting sign and could find himself as the No.2 running back behind Melvin Gordon depending on what happens with Phillip Lindsay who was given a tender worth $2.18 million but wouldn't cost any willing team a draft pick to sign him. Fantasy owners should keep their eye on Boone as we progress through the pre-season.
A.J. Green expected to sign with Arizona
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 17 2021, 1:24 pm

Arizona Cardinals
A.J. Green is expected to sign a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million, including $6 million guaranteed, with the Arizona Cardinals, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The free agent wide receiver market has been slow to get going but with John Brown signing with the Raiders and Green signing with the Cardinals, things are starting to pick up. Green will turn 33 later this summer but is surely got himself a starting gig in three wide receiver sets in Arizona. This move immediately brings up the future of Larry Fitzgerald who is currently unrestricted.
Jamaal Williams headed to Detroit
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 11:49 pm

Detroit Lions
Former #Packers RB Jamaal Williams is signing a two-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with the #Lions, per source. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Packers re-signed Aaron Jones yesterday and with AJ Dillon already in the mix Williams was allowed to walk in free agency. The Lions are re-shaping their roster and figure to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2021. Williams is likely to play second fiddle to D'Andre Swift at the running back position making him a late-round option in redraft leagues.
Bills agree to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 8:01 pm

Buffalo Bills
The #Bills have agreed to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders on a one-year deal, per source. Once released by the #Saints, he's slated to fly to Buffalo on Thursday to take a physical and finalize the deal. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: After releasing John Brown last week, the Bills were in the market for a No.2 wide receiver behind Stefon Diggs. Sanders (33) will join Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis in the wide receiver room and have some weekly flex value in redraft leagues.
Dolphins add Malcolm Brown to RB mix
Former Ram becomes a Dolphin
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 6:27 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins have agreed to terms on a deal with former Rams RB Malcolm Brown, source confirms. Powerful, versatile back who will come in to compete with Myles Gaskin & Salvon Ahmed. Though Miami seems likely to add another RB in the draft. (Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brown has spent six seasons with the Rams but only cracked 400 rushing yards once (2020) as was largely a backup piece to Todd Gurley and Cam Akers. He seems destined for a similar role in Miami and thus off the fantasy radar unless the Dolphins fail to address the position in the upcoming draft.
Marvin Jones headed to Jacksonville
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 5:09 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars are giving former Lions' WR Marvin Jones a two-year, $14.5 million deal, including $9.2 million fully guaranteed, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Jags have been busy during the first two days of free agency and now dip their toes into the wide receiver market. Jones and Jamal Agnew will reunite with OC Darrell Bevell as they spent time together in Detroit. Jones is coming off back-to-back 9 TD seasons in Detroit but at 31 years old, will be catching passes from a rookie quarterback in 2021. His best fantasy days are likely behind him.
Bears sign QB Andy Dalton
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 4:58 pm

Chicgao Bears
Former Cowboys' QB Andy Dalton is signing a one-year, $10 million deal, with the chance to earn another $3 million in incentives, with the Chicago Bears, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This doesn't solve the Bears' quarterback problem but simply gives them a warm body at the position. He's penciled in as the starter for now over Nick Foles but a move up in the draft from No.20 to grab a rookie QB is also a possibility. It's been reported that the Bears were pursuing Russel Wilson but the Seahawks weren't willing to trade their start quarterback.
Patriots add another tight end: Hunter Henry come on down
$25 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 16 2021, 10:03 am

New England Patriots
And New England strikes again: The Patriots are signing former Chargers' TE Hunter Henry to a three-year, $37.5 million deal, including $25 million guaranteed, per source. Free agency's top two tight ends, Henry and Jonnu Smith, wind up in New England. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's odd to see the Patriots be so aggressive in free agency but Bill Belichick is changing is stripes in the post-Brady era. Comparisons to the Gronkowski-Hernandez era are inevitable after New England signed Jonnu Smith yesterday. Having both fantasy relevant TEs on the same team isn't ideal for either's upside but it might not matter if the offense runs through them. Both can be considered low-end TE1 options for now.
Ryan Fitzpatrick lands in Washington
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 11:05 pm

Washington Redskins
Former Dolphins’ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick reached agreement with the Washington Football Team on a one-year deal worth $10 million that could grow to $12 million with incentives, per source. Fitzpatrick is expected to head to camp as the starter, with competition from Taylor Heinicke. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The bearded one has found another home. This will be Fitzpatrick's 9th team in 17 seasons as a quarterback. His modest rushing ability will keep him alive as a weekly streaming option but otherwise doesn't hold much value in single-QB leagues.
Jets agree with WR Corey Davis
Three-year deal, $27 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 7:49 pm

New York Jets
Former Titans’ WR Corey Davis reached agreement on a three-year, $37.5 million deal that includes $27 million guaranteed with the New York Jets, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Davis is coming off his best season as a pro with a 65-984-5 line for the Titans in 2020. His landing spot comes with question marks at the QB position. Will he be receiving passes from a rookie QB? Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder round out the top three receivers in the Jets rotation.
Injury Carlos Hyde headed to Jacksonville
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 7:10 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Source: Carlos Hyde to the #Jaguars. 2 years $6 mil. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is interesting news as it likely means Hyde is more of a complementary piece to James Robinson than a 1B option. Hyde (when healthy) was spelling Chris Carson in Seattle last season but only managed to play in 10 games. He will be 30 years old in September.
Rob Gronkowski back with the Bucs
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 6:46 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
For the #Bucs and Rob Gronkowski, it's a one-year deal worth $8 million that can be worth up to $10M with incentives, per source. Gronk's back. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gronk returns for his 11th season in the league. He posted a 45-623-7 line last season finishing as the TE12 in PPR leagues. He'll be a streaming option in redraft leagues but isn't worth a high draft pick based on his age.
Injury Patriots agree with Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne
Free agent spending spree continues in New England
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 6:18 pm

New England Patriots
The #Patriots have now agreed to terms with WR Nelson Agholor, source said. A huge day in New England. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The free agent spending spree continues in New England as they add Agholor to fellow receiver Kendrick Bourne and tight end Jonnu Smith. The Pats had one of the worst receiving groups in all of football last year and they obviously made it a priority this off-season. It's hard to get excited about Bourne or Agholor given the run-heavy approach to the Patriots offense and Cam Newton's diminishing skills.
Patriots reach agreement with TE Jonnu Smith
$31.25 million fully guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 15 2021, 1:00 pm

New England Patriots
Former Titans' TE Jonnu Smith reached agreement with the Patriots on a 4-year, $50 million deals that includes $31.25 million fully guaranteed, @DrewJRosenhaus told ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Patriots have lacked playmakers in their receiving corps, especially at tight end the last two seasons. Jonnu will at least give them a pass-receiving threat at the position. He scored 8 TDs last season with Tennessee but only caught 41 balls for 448 yards. He'll check in as a low-end TE1 in redraft leagues.
Green Bay brings back Aaron Jones
$13 million signing bonus
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 14 2021, 4:14 pm

Green Bay Packers
Source: The #Packers and RB Aaron Jones have a deal. $13 million signing bonus. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There was a lot of speculation that Jones would end up in Miami but that never came to pass. The Packers are committed to the run and Jones is an integral part of their system. Jamaal Williams remains a free agent but AJ Dillon is ready to pickup any slack if Williams lands on a new team.
Patriots bring back Cam Newton
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 12 2021, 8:05 am

New England Patriots
BREAKING: The #Patriots are re-signing QB Cam Newton to a one-year deal, according to a league source. (Jim McBride on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: According to reports, the deal could be up to $14 million based on incentives but likely to be something less. Newton's rushing ability kept him fantasy relevant early in the 2020 season but missing time due to COVID-19, diminishing skills and lack of outside weapons limited his passing numbers to 2657 yards, 8 TDs, 10 INTs in 15 games. He'll be a middling QB2 in redraft leagues.
Texans sign Mark Ingram to one-year deal
David Johnson has a backup
By: Mike Krueger | Mar 11 2021, 1:00 pm

Houston Texans
New Texans running back Mark Ingram's deal includes $500,000 signing bonus, incentive clause for $250,000 for 750 rushing yards, another $250,000 if he gains 1,000 rushing yards (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ingram is going to slide into a backup role behind David Johnson in Houston. At 31 years old, it's difficult to get excited about his fantasy prospects especially if Deshaun Watson gets traded. He's a late-round flier in redraft leagues and off the radar in dynasty leagues.