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1.Dynasty | Adrian Peterson stays in Washington (Dynasty League Football) As expected, the Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option Analysis: Peterson rushed for 898 yards and five touchdowns and doesn't appear to have lost a step as he fights father time. He turns 35 in March. While not a high volume producer any longer, he can still put up the occasional one hundred yard or multiple touchdown game and is best used as a last-flex RB4 with upside. DLF's RB70, Peterson is best owned by competitive dynasty teams only.4 minutes
2.Dynasty | Demetrius Harris sings with Bears (Dynasty League Football) The Bears agreed to terms with former Browns tight end Demetrius Harris. Analysis: It's a one-year deal for the 28 year old who did little to elevate his stock with a 15/149/3 stat line in 2019 with the Browns. It's a nearly identical performance to that of 2018 when with Kansas City. Never having produced more than 225 yards or three touchdowns, Harris is a prototypical back-up tight end who could have a chance at a 'career' year in 2020 considering the other uninspiring options currently in Chicago. He won't be guaranteed to t... (More)4 minutes
3.Patriots | Nate Ebner wants to stay put (thehuddle) Impending free-agent S Nate Ebner (Patriots) is one of 19 New England Patriots set to hit free agency this spring, but he is hopeful the two sides will be able to come together on a contract that will keep him with the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. 3 hours
4.CBA proposes to expand postseason to 7 t... (Rotoworld) According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the new CBA proposal is expected to include expansion for the playoffs, adding a seventh team per conference. Analysis: As it stands now, six teams per conference make the postseason, with the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds in each conference earning first-round byes. Under the new scenario, which would go into effect this year, seven teams per conference would qualify for the playoffs, but only the No. 1 seeds in each league would get the bye. Per Schefter, there is increasing optimism the new CBA will be hammered out in the very near future.5 hours
5.Ben Niemann: Settles in as rotational linebacker (RotoWire) Niemann collected 56 tackles (35 solo) and one pass defensed during the 2019 season. Analysis: While teams are utilizing linebacker-heavy packages much less often in a pass-driven league, Niemann did log north of 400 defensive snaps in 2019 thanks to Anthony Hitchens missing a pair of games in the middle of the season. Niemann should serve in a similar role next season but could see his playing time increase if one or more starting linebackers miss time.6 hours
6.Daniel Sorensen: Role reduced in 2020 (RotoWire) Sorensen finished 2019 with 57 tackles (44 solo) and two interceptions over 16 regular-season games Analysis: Sorensen possessed the starting job in 2017 and then again in 2018 in what was an injury-shortened campaign for him. The team decided to reinforce the safety spot this offseason by investing free agent dollar into acquiring Tyrann Mathieu and then spending draft capital in the form of a second-round pick on Juan Thornhill. The rookie secured the starting job in training camp, leaving Sorensen in more of an ancillary role in the defensive backfield. However, a late-season torn ACL for Thornhill could result in Sorensen opening 2020 back i... (More)6 hours
7.Vikings | Stefon Diggs unlikely to get moved (thehuddle) Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs may be the subject of some trade calls this offseason, but he faces 'plenty long' odds of getting traded, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Diggs recently prompted discussion about potential unhappiness with his situation when he removed Vikings photos from his social media accounts.6 hours
8.Demetrius Harris: Lands in Chicago (RotoWire) Harris signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Harris was cut by the Browns on Monday, and he wasted little time in agreeing to terms with the Bears. The 28-year-old tight end, who previously spent time with head coach Matt Nagy while in Kansas City, now joins a Chicago tight end corps that's struggled to attain consistency with Trey Burton (hip) and Adam Shaheen (foot) in back-to-back seasons. He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns across 15 games in Cleveland last year.7 hours
9.Bears sign Demetrius Harris to one-year ... (Rotoworld) Bears signed TE Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract. Analysis: Harris lands on his feet only 48 hours after Cleveland announced his release. Previously inked to a two-year deal by former Browns GM John Dorsey, Harris totaled 15/149/3 receiving in his lone season with the team's old regime. 29 in July, Harris is more than familiar with coach Matt Nagy's scheme stemming from their time together in Kansas City. Chicago's tight ends room remains a looming question mark with Trey Burton (fresh off hip surgery) and Adam Shaheen sitting out 15 games due to injuries last year.7 hours
10.Meeting for new CBA to occur later this ... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Mike Silver reports NFL owners have been notified of a meeting regarding the status of the CBA to be held later this week. Analysis: The NFL Players Association and league's owners have reportedly made "significant progress" towards a new CBA, but the two sides remain far apart on some outstanding issues. Assuming all goes well in said meeting, Silver notes the new deal could be settled prior to March 18 and launch a 17-game regular season sometime between 2021 and 2023. With national networks chomping at the bit to bid on expiring television deals, it remains in the best interest of everyone involved to finalize an agreeme... (More)7 hours
11.Charvarius Ward: Plays primary role in 2020 (RotoWire) Ward posted 74 tackles (56 solo), two interceptions and a forced fumble in 2019. Analysis: After logging just 140 defensive snaps in 2018, Ward claimed a starting spot this season and took advantage of the opportunity. The second-year corner allowed just a 57.5 opposing quarterback rating to go along with just a 41.2 completion percentage and a 1:2 TD:INT ratio on passes tossed his direction. Ward still has another year left on his contract and figures to retain his starting job in 2020. Bashaud Breeland enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, so it remains to be seen who will line up across from Ward.8 hours
12.Tyrann Mathieu: Compiles another impressive season (RotoWire) Mathieu totaled 75 tackles (63 solo), four interceptions and two sacks during the 2019 season. Analysis: Mathieu fell 14 tackles short of his one-year output with the Texans in 2018, but he did double his pick total from the previous campaigns and continues to supply a bonus as a willing rusher of the quarterback. Mathieu has two years remaining on the contract he signed with the Chiefs prior to 2019, so Mathieu should retain his spot at the back end of the Kansas City defense next season.8 hours
13.Stefon Diggs: Likely staying with Vikings (RotoWire) Diggs isn't likely to be traded this offseason, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Diggs has a penchant for posting vague/cryptic tweets, which have led to speculation he isn't happy in Minnesota, a story that first gained steam in October after he skipped a practice. His frustration may have been related to the team's run-heavy offense, something that fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen also took issue with. The Vikings quickly found a better balance and won eight of their next 11 games to secure a playoff berth, with Kirk Cousins averaging 260.7 passing yards and 2.1 passing touchdowns in that stretch. Diggs averaged 4.5 catches for... (More)8 hours
14.Cameron Batson: Inks one-year extension (RotoWire) Batson (undisclosed) signed a one-year contract extension with the Titans on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Batson spent the entire 2019 campaign on injury reserve due to an undisclosed issue suffered last July, but he now looks back to full health. He hauled in eight catches for 82 yards across 11 games with Tennessee as a rookie in 2018, and he'll now spend the offseason competing for a depth role for 2020.8 hours
15.Titans ink WR Batson to a one-year exten... (Rotoworld) Titans signed WR Cameron Batson to a one-year contract extension.8 hours
16.Texans and NT Brandon Dunn agree to exte... (Rotoworld) Texans signed NT Brandon Dunn to a contract extension.8 hours
17.Baker Mayfield: Focusing on footwork (RotoWire) Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Wednesday that he intends to zero in on improving Mayfield's footwork during the offseason, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Coming off a deflating sophomore season in which issues with accuracy and decision-making overshadowed Mayfield's occasional flash plays, Cleveland's top offseason priority will no doubt be to set the signal-caller up for better success in Year 3. Improved footwork technique could certainly assist in bolstering Mayfield's efficiency and mobility within the pocket, but the larger determining factor for his prosperity in 2020 will no doubt be how well he adapts in the syste... (More)8 hours
18.Michael Roberts: Lands in Miami (RotoWire) Roberts (shoulder) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Roberts appears back to full health after having undergone shoulder surgery last August, and he'll now get a chance to compete for a role in Miami. The 25-year-old flashed at times during his first two seasons with Detroit, scoring three times in 2018 despite hauling in just eight passes, but a lack of consistency led to his ultimately being waived by the team following a failed trade to New England.9 hours
19.Jordan Reed cleared from concussion prot... (Rotoworld) The Athletic's Ben Standig reports Jordan Reed has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol. Analysis: Reed's latest concussion — his seventh in as many seasons in the league — sidelined him for the entirety of the 2019 season after he took a nasty hit from Falcons safety Keanu Neal in an exhibition contest. Standig adds that while Reed himself fully expects to be released by Washington in the coming days, he's told those close to him that he intends on continuing his career and playing elsewhere next season. 30 in July, Reed's inevitable release will free up $8.5 million in cap space... (More)10 hours
20.Dolphins sign former Lions TE Michael Ro... (Rotoworld) Dolphins signed TE Michael Roberts. Analysis: Initially headed to the Patriots in June for a Day 3 pick, Roberts surprisingly failed his physical with the team, forcing Detroit to release him the ensuing afternoon. He landed with the Packers a few days later but failed to make their final 53-man roster. Only one season removed from hauling in 9/100/3 as a burly (6'4/270) goal-line read, the Dolphins simply have their fingers crossed Roberts' practice habits finally catch up to his enticing athleticism.10 hours
21.Will Dissly: Expected to be ready for Week 1 (RotoWire) The Seahawks "fully expect" Dissly (Achilles) to be healthy in time for Week 1 of the 2020 regular season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Dissly is coming off a torn Achilles sustained early last October, his second consecutive season-ending injury after suffering a torn patellar tendon as a rookie in 2018. Though the 23-year-old still has a long road ahead in his recovery, it appears as though he's making significant progress and has a real shot at returning to full health in time to kick off the 2020 regular season. With Seattle having inked veteran tight end Greg Olsen to a one-year deal, however, it remains to be seen how No... (More)10 hours
22.Bears | Chicago adding Demetrius Harris (thehuddle) Free-agent TE Demetrius Harris (Browns) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed. 10 hours
23.Vikings are unlikely to part ways with D... (Rotoworld) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero said it is currently a long shot for the Vikings to part ways with Stefon Diggs. Analysis: Diggs has expressed frustration with the team, particularly with Kirk Cousins, but that doesn't mean the Vikings are done with him. Minnesota feels that they're close to a title, so trading their stud receiver away would essentially close out their championship window. Pelissero still expects teams to call the Vikings about a trade but notes things are unlikely to go anywhere at the momemnt. Things could change, especially if Diggs continues to drum up attention off the field in th... (More)10 hours
24.Darrel Williams: Under contract for 2020 (RotoWire) Williams (hamstring) has one season remaining on his three-year rookie contract before becoming a restricted free agent in 2020. Analysis: Williams ended the season on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury but improved in his second season as a pro. In addition to racking up four combined (rushing and receiving) touchdowns, Williams compiled 141 rushing yards on 41 carries (3.4 YPC) and 15 grabs on 19 targets for 167 yards (11.1). He will likely return in a similar depth role next season with both Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson presumably on the roster again.10 hours
25.Report: Josh Rosen 'likely' to stay in M... (Rotoworld) Miami Herald's Armando Salguero said it's "likely" that Josh Rosen remains on the Dolphins "barring something unexpected." Analysis: This wasn't necessarily a formal report but more of a prognostication based on the team's words and actions. It's widely assumed the Dolphins will be eyeing a quarterback with a top pick in this draft, and they just re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their bridge guy. That leaves Rosen in the shadows once again. Now that Rosen has done nothing in two years with two teams, it's hard to see another team acquiring him with legit draft capital, so all si... (More)10 hours
26.Seahawks expect Dissly to be ready for W... (Rotoworld) The Seahawks expect Will Dissly (Achilles) to be ready for Week 1. Analysis: Dissly tore his Achilles in November of 2019 and immediately had surgery. The Seahawks are expecting him to join the newly signed Greg Olsen in two-TE sets next September as Seattle continues to try to win with size and power. Dissly was pumping out low-end TE1 numbers prior to his injury but should be left off fantasy draft boards now that Olsen is in town. It's worth noting that Dissly also had a torn patellar tendon in 2018, so it's certainly possible that his athleticism has been sapped.11 hours
27.Eagles | Nigel Bradham officially released (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham was officially released Wednesday, Feb. 19. 11 hours
28.Ed Dickson: Could be cap casualty (RotoWire) Dickson (knee) could be cut after the Seahawks signed Greg Olsen on Tuesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: The Seahawks now have Olsen and Will Dissly (Achilles) signed for the 2020 season, and Jacob Hollister, who will be a restricted free agent in March, is in the team's plan for next season. Dickson spent 2019 on injured reserve and only played 10 games in 2018, when he posted 12 catches for 143 yards and three scores. The Seahawks would save $3 million against the salary cap by cutting Dickson.11 hours
29.Texans | Brandon Dunn receives new deal (thehuddle) Houston Texans DT Brandon Dunn signed a contract extension with the Texans Wednesday, Feb. 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 11 hours
30.Jordan Reed: Intends to continue career (RotoWire) Reed "100 percent" intends to continue his NFL career and has cleared the league's concussion protocol, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Reed has a storied history with head injuries, and he sat out the entire 2019 regular season while in the concussion protocol due to an injury sustained in the third week of the preseason. The Redskins are expected to release Reed in the near future, per Ben Standig of The Athletic, which would clear out $8.5 million in cap space for the team. Now having received medical clearance, and with a fresh start likely around the corner, Reed's coveted abilities as a pass catcher should garner real interest fro... (More)11 hours
31.Ravens | Baltimore hopes to keep Jihad Ward (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent DT Jihad Ward is one of the players the Ravens want to re-sign this offseason, and the two sides have had discussions this week. 11 hours
32.Taysom Hill to receive first or second-round tender? (FantasyPros) NFL Network's Tom Pelissero believes that Taysom Hill could receive a first or second-round tender from the Saints. Analysis: That would require teams to sacrifice a first or second-round NFL Draft pick in order to sign Hill away from New Orleans. While Hill has proven valuable in Sean Payton's system, it's hard to imagine that another team would value Hill in the same way. As such, Hill's likely to return to New Orleans at this point in a role where he was fantasy relevant in 2019.11 hours
33.Kareem Hunt expects to return to Browns in 2020 (FantasyPros) Kareem Hunt told reporters that he expects to remain with the Browns in 2020. Analysis: Given his likely cost to retain him, the Browns may not ultimately be his landing spot, especially with Nick Chubb already in town. Still, Cleveland could issue a first-round tender that would pay Hunt over $4 million in 2020. They could also sign him to a long-term contract, or they could retain him on the tender and trade him prior to the start of the season. While Hunt showed that he can have some fantasy value in Cleveland with Chubb, he would have an opportunity to return to RB1 status ... (More)11 hours
34.Joe Flacco hopes to play, but not at risk of long-term health (FantasyPros) Joe Flacco's agent told reporters that the QB currently plans to play in 2020, but he's not willing to risk his long-term health. Analysis: Flacco, who ended the season on the sidelines while watching QB of the future Drew Lock take over in Denver, received encouraging initial reports on a recent MRI on his neck. However, he'll receive more opinions on the health of his neck and back as he continues to determine his plan for 2020. Whatever the case, Flacco will most likely enter the season as a reserve player, so he's not someone that's fantasy relevant at this point.11 hours
35.Jason Witten hopes to continue to play for the Cowboys (FantasyPros) Jason Witten told reporters that he hopes to continue to play in 2020. If it were up to him, he would play his 17th season for the Cowboys. Analysis: Witten seems to also be interested in coaching in the future, but he's currently set on returning to the playing field in 2020. In the interview, he recognized that he may need to play for another team beyond Dallas if he wants to return in 2020. Witten wasn't a consistent option at the TE position in 2019 for fantasy purposes, and that doesn't figure to change this year.11 hours
36.Baker Mayfield to change footwork over the offseason (FantasyPros) New Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt told reporters that he plans to change QB Baker Mayfield's footwork in the offseason to "help him." Analysis: It was a rough year Cleveland and its quarterback, Mayfield, who was considered a top-five signal-caller for fantasy purposes entering the 2019 season. After his struggles last year, Mayfield currently sits as the QB18 in our expert consensus rankings. Given the talent surrounding him, Mayfield could prove to be a value at QB this season.12 hours
37.Browns OC to alter Baker Mayfield's foot... (Rotoworld) Browns OC Alex Van Pelt said he will be changing Baker Mayfield's footwork this offseason. Analysis: One specific change will be in his three-step drops in shotgun. Mayfield currently has his right foot in front, but the new offensive coordinator believes that made his footwork problematic while dropping back, which would then lead to some accuracy issues. There will be other changes to his game and the offense as a whole with the new coaching staff, and we're here for it all. Mayfield regressed in 2019 but has the potential to be a bounce back candidate with his talented supporting cast and new en... (More)12 hours
38.Redskins | Jordan Reed clears protocol (thehuddle) Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and plans to play in 2020, according to sources. The Redskins are expected to release Reed this offseason. Analysis: Reed has dealt with multiple injuries during his career, so it is not known if he would receive a lot of interest in free agency. He has posted decent numbers when he has been healthy but probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he is able to find a starting job. 12 hours
39.Dolphins | Michael Roberts to join Miami (thehuddle) Free-agent TE Michael Roberts (Packers) agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 12 hours
40.Jordan Reed: Clears concussion protocol (RotoWire) Reed has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and likely will be released by Washington soon, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Analysis: A report earlier this week suggested Reed was still in the protocol, but that's apparently no longer the case. Clearing out $8.5 million in cap space will be an easy decision for the team, unless there's some discussion of a pay cut beforehand. It isn't clear if Reed intends to continue his football career, as he has a worrisome history of concussions, not to mention a slew of other injuries. He'll turn 30 in July.12 hours
41.Jacob Hollister: Moving down depth chart (RotoWire) Hollister may still fit in the Seahawks' plans, despite the recent signing of Greg Olsen, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Analysis: Traded from New England to Seattle last spring, Hollister opened the 2019 campaign on the practice squad and eventually stepped in as the No. 1 tight end after Will Dissly suffered an Achilles tear in October. Hollister caught 41 passes over the final 10 games of the regular season, but he averaged just 8.5 yards per catch and 5.9 per target, with a long gain of 22 yards. Olsen now figures to be Russell Wilson's favorite TE, while Hollister likely will occupy a depth role if the Seahawks keep him arou... (More)12 hours
42.Adrian Peterson has 2020 option picked up by Redskins (FantasyPros) The Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option. Analysis: Peterson, who will turn 35 this off-season, will be back in Washington next year. The former MVP led the team in rushing last season but will likely be a backup to Derrius Guice in 2020. Washington coach Ron Rivera made a point to say Peterson's leadership is vital to the organization right now.13 hours
43.Adrian Peterson: Receives 2020 option (RotoWire) Washington announced Wednesday that it exercised Peterson's $2.5 million team option for the 2020 season. Analysis: Washington can still clear out cap space if Peterson is released at a later date, but it makes sense to keep him around after Derrius Guice managed just five regular-season appearances through his first two years in the NFL. Elsewhere in the Washington backfield, Chris Thompson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, while 2019 fourth-round pick Bryce Love (knee) is expected to compete for a role. Peterson will turn 35 in March.13 hours
44.Redskins bring back Adrian Peterson for ... (Rotoworld) Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option. Analysis: Peterson will be back in Washington for his age-35 season. Coach Ron Rivera notes Peterson's leadership is vital to the organization as they look to change the culture with a new regime. Peterson led the team in rushing last season (898 yards and 5 touchdowns on 211 carries) but should take a back seat to Derrius Guice if the youngster can get healthy. Peterson will be a very forgettable handcuff entering 2020 fantasy drafts.13 hours
45.Shaquil Barrett: Headed for franchise tag? (RotoWire) Barrett may receive the franchise tag this offseason, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: The Bucs got a massive return on Barrett's one-year, $5 million contract, with the 27-year-old leading the NFL in both sacks (19.5) and QB hits (37) while also ranking third in forced fumbles (six). Barrett managed just 14 sacks in 61 games with the Broncos before 2019, but he shouldn't be dismissed as a one-year wonder when the one year in question was so dominant. The Bucs likely will use their franchise tag on the star pass rusher if a long-term contract isn't completed within the next couple weeks, though quarterback Jameis Winston also looms a... (More)13 hours
46.Greg Robinson arrested, CLE won't re-sig... (Rotoworld) TMZ reports Browns LT Greg Robinson was arrested by the border patrol for federal charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Analysis: Robinson reportedly didn't clear the border checkpoint because he was found with "a lot" of marijuana, enough to charge him with intent to distribute. It's unclear how much trouble he's in, but he certainly can be facing discipline from the league. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero notes the Browns already had no intentions of re-signing their free agent tackle, so he'll have to explain his actions to other teams this offseason on his free agency tour. Robinson isn't likely to sign a big c... (More)13 hours
47.Jason Witten: Could leave Dallas (RotoWire) Witten wants to play football in 2020 and is open to signing with a new team, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports. Analysis: Witten came out of retirement in 2019 to play a 16th season for the Cowboys. He hopes to re-sign in Dallas this offseason but acknowledged that he may need to go elsewhere to continue his NFL career. The tight end will turn 38 in May, coming off a 2019 campaign with 63 catches for 529 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games. Witten hasn't produced a gain of more than 36 yards since 2011, but he remains competent as a blocker and short-pass catcher.14 hours
48.Browns | Baker Mayfield to tweak footwork (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield will work on his footwork with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. Van Pelt said he's going to have him put his left foot up (last year, had his right foot up) in the shotgun. Van Pelt thinks that will help Mayfield be more fluid in three-step drop out of the gun. Analysis: Mayfield was 16th in fantasy points at the position last year in what was a colossal bust of a season. He'll be drafted highly anticipating a breakout again this season, but there are at least seven or eight quarterbacks that should go ahead of him. 16 hours
49.Redskins | Adrian Peterson returning (thehuddle) Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson's option was exercised by the team Wednesday, Feb. 19. Analysis: Peterson will have a $2.25 million base salary and will count $3,109,375 against the salary cap. Peterson will serve as insurance as Derrius Guice must stay healthy. Peterson has RB5 appeal, but he has little upside. 16 hours
50.Dynasty | Kareem Hunt confident he's a Brown (Dynasty League Football) Browns running back Kareem Hunt is confident he'll remain in Cleveland Analysis: Though he's a free agent, the Browns are expected to tender him highly after finding success in pairing him with fellow back Nick Chubb as a 1-2 punch, with Hunt handling primarily third down duty. Hunt saw 37 receptions, turning them into 285 yards and one touchdown, chiming in with an addition 179 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. he was suspended for the first eight games of 2019. Hunt was in the news again for all the wrong reasons early in the off-season... (More)18 hours
51.Dynasty | Greg Olsen joins Seahawks (Dynasty League Football) Tight end Greg Olsen is joining the Seahawks on a one-year deal Analysis: It's a good signing for the Seahawks but it puts a dagger in the hearts of Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister owners, though Hollister is a restricted free agent and may not return to the team. The signing gives Olsen the best shot of seeing a deep playoff run in what will likely be his last year as a professional. In 2019, Olsen played 14 games and amassed a 52/82/2 line, though the Panthers struggled with quarterback consistency throughout the year. Olsen, soon to be 35, has ple... (More)18 hours
52.Seahawks | Jadeveon Clowney seeking big deal (thehuddle) Impending free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks) wants to be one of the highest-paid defensive players - if not the highest-paid - with a contract that will set the market for his position, according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.1 day
53.Witten wants to stay in Dallas but 'may'... (Rotoworld) Free agent Jason Witten said he wants to "be with the Dallas Cowboys" but also understands he "may have to go somewhere else." Analysis: This has always been implied. Witten did also say he has met with new head coach Mike McCarthy and has remained in communication with the Jones family in Dallas, but things have gone stagnant with the Combine and other contracts coming up. The veteran will have some opportunities outside of Dallas if it gets that far, particularly with the Giants and OC Jason Garrett. Witten will likely be a complementary player who serves as a clubhouse leader.1 day
54.Cowboys | Jason Witten wants to play in 2020 (thehuddle) Impending free-agent TE Jason Witten (Cowboys) made it clear to reporters Tuesday, Feb. 18, that he intends to play next season and hopes to do so with the Dallas Cowboys, although he is not opposed to finishing his career somewhere else. He is hoping to make a more concrete decision about his future following the NFL Scouting Combine next week.1 day
55.Rep: Flacco plans to play, won't risk he... (Rotoworld) Speaking Tuesday, Joe Flacco's agent confirmed he plans to play in 2020 but not at the "risk of his long-term health." Analysis: Flacco is awaiting a second opinion on his recent "encouraging" MRI. With 35-year-old Flacco's career in its death rattle, he has zero reason to risk his long-term health considering the money he's made, especially since he will have to settle for being someone's backup.1 day
56.Will Dissly: Competition arrives in Seattle (RotoWire) Dissly (Achilles) is in danger of losing his No. 1 tight-end job after Greg Olsen signed with the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Dissly seems to be making solid progress in his recovery, and it's possible that he'll be ready for Week 1. Still, with back-to-back, season-ending injuries -- he suffered a patella tear in 2018 -- over his first two years in the league, there are legitimate questions about whether he can return to his former production. The 23-year-old tight end has recorded 418 receiving yards and six touchdowns over 10 career games, and even if he gets back to full strength, Olsen's arrival lowers Dissly's ceilin... (More)1 day
57.Greg Olsen: Inks deal with Seahawks (RotoWire) Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million contract that has $5.5 million guaranteed with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Olsen was also talking with Buffalo and Washington, but he ultimately chose to head west with an opportunity to catch passes from future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. The tight end will be 35 years old in March, and he's coming off a modest season where he caught 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns with a mix of inexperienced signal-callers under center. It looks like Olsen has something left in the tank, though, and Wilson will be a major boost to his fantasy value. He's in line f... (More)1 day
58.'Hawks land Greg Olsen with 1-year, $7M ... (Rotoworld) Seahawks signed TE Greg Olsen, formerly of the Panthers, to a one-year, $7 million contract. Analysis: Per Profootballtalk's Mike Florio, the deal includes $5.5 million guaranteed. That's on the higher end of what we were expecting. It's no wonder Olsen was willing to stay out of the T.V. booth for at least one more year. One month shy of his 35th birthday, Olsen finally kicked his years-long struggle with foot issues last season to post a 52/597/2 line, averaging a solid 11.5 yards per catch. He did so playing with backup quarterbacks in Carolina. The Seahawks have made tight end targets a staple o... (More)1 day
59.Greg Olsen inks one-year deal with the Seahawks (FantasyPros) Greg Olsen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday. The deal has $5.5 million guaranteed. Analysis: After visiting Buffalo, Washington and Seattle this off-season, Olsen ultimately lands a one-year deal with the Seahawks. The 35-year old tight end caught 52 catches for 527 yards and two touchdowns across 14 games for the Panthers last season. Olsen will be Seattle's number one tight end, and should see a boost in fantasy value catching passes from Russell Wilson in a fantasy friendly tight end offense.1 day
60.Browns | Kareem Hunt likely to stay with Cleveland (thehuddle) Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt 'expects to be in the (Cleveland) Browns' plans next year,' according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.1 day
61.Joe Flacco: Encouraging injury news (RotoWire) Flacco underwent an MRI on his neck and received good news, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Analysis: The results will be sent to Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas for a second opinion, so while things are headed in the right direction, the 35-year-old quarterback still needs to get over some hurdles. Furthermore, whether Flacco returns to action likely depends on what type of risk it would pose to his long-term health. "Joe has every intention to play but not at the risk of his long-term health," Flacco's agent Joe Linta said. We'll have to wait to see how things progress, but Flacco isn't guaranteed a starting role if he is healthy after produci... (More)1 day
62.Dynasty | Drew Brees will return to Saints (Dynasty League Football) Drew Brees announced on Instagram that he will be returning to the Saints for the 2020 season Analysis: It was widely expected but it's nice to have the official word from Brees himself. There's no risk of Brees departing in free agency and there's no guarantee that 2020 will be his last, though that seems to be the expectation. He will remain a high-upside QB1 for at least one more year and is best owned by competitive dynasty teams.1 day
63.Broncos | Joe Flacco should be healthy for 2020 (thehuddle) Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco (neck) recently got good news after undergoing an MRI. As a result, he is expected to be physically cleared to return to action this season, although there is some question as to whether or not he will be back with Denver, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.1 day
64.Younghoe Koo re-signs with Falcons (FantasyPros) The Falcons have re-signed Younghoe Koo to a one-year deal. Analysis: Koo hit 23-of-26 field goal attempts last year and, most notably, was one of the more impressive onside kickers in the league. Once again playing in a dome for an offense with plenty of exciting pieces, Koo should make a startable option in most fantasy leagues in 2020.1 day
65.Greg Olsen joining the Seahawks, one-year deal (FFToday) Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has agreed to terms on a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday. Terms weren't released, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the deal is for one year and worth $7 million, with $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Analysis: Olsen also took visits with Buffalo and Washington before choosing the Seahawks. It's a decent landing spot for Olsen's fantasy value but he's more of a high-end TE2 than a TE1. Jacob Hollister and Will Dissly (ACL) will begin the season in backup roles.1 day
66.Falcons re-sign P Ryan Allen (Rotoworld) Falcons re-signed P Ryan Allen. Analysis: The ex-Pat spent eight games punting for the Falcons in 2019, turning in an awful net punting average of 37.5. For now, he will compete with Sam Irwin-Hill.1 day
67.Report: Bucs will try to re-sign Shaq Ba... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Bucs will attempt to re-sign impending free agent OLB Shaq Barrett. Analysis: Barrett was a 2019 bargain — $4 million — who guaranteed he would be anything but in 2020 by leading the league in sacks. Now he figures to command in the neighborhood of $20 million per year on the open market, while franchise tagging him would cost somewhere between $16-$18 million. The Bucs need to decide if Barrett is a one-year wonder or linchpin pass rusher.1 day
68.Falcons | Atlanta extends punter and place kicker (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons P Ryan Allen and PK Younghoe Koo were signed to one-year extensions Tuesday, Feb. 18. Both were set to become free agents in March, although Koo would have been an exclusive-rights free agent.1 day
69.Falcons officially re-sign K Younghoe Ko... (Rotoworld) Falcons re-signed K Younghoe Koo to a one-year, $660,000 contract.1 day
70.Seahawks | Greg Olsen signing with Seattle (thehuddle) Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is signing a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. The deal includes $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Analysis: Olsen turns 35 in March and has a history of injuries in recent seasons, which makes him a risky option in any fantasy setting. The addition helps QB Russell Wilson the most and hurts TE Will Dissly (Achilles), whose outlook already was questionable after consecutive seasons ending due to major injuries. Olsen is a fringe starter in 12-team fantasy leagues but has limited upside, substantial risk, and figures to be inconsistent given all of Seattle's other... (More)1 day
71.Ryan Allen: Will stick with Atlanta in 2020 (RotoWire) Allen signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Allen played eight games for the Falcons in 2019 after signing in November. He averaged 41.9 yards over 28 punts, and he landed 14 of those inside the 20. There's no guarantee Allen wins the starting job in training camp, however, as Matt Bosher (groin) could be re-signed after spending the last nine seasons with the team.1 day
72.Younghoe Koo: Signs one-year extension (RotoWire) Koo signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Koo was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, but the team bypassed that and locked him down to a "prove-it" contract. Koo took over as the Falcons' starting kicker in 2019 after the team cut veteran Matt Bryant midseason. The 25-year-old Koo performed admirably, connecting on 23 of 26 field goals (88 percent) and hitting 15 of 16 extra points over eight games.1 day
73.Report: Bieniemy unlikely to take Buffs ... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy is unlikely to take the University of Colorado's head-coaching job. Analysis: Per Fowler, "there is no major traction" between the sides. Fowler implies that Bieniemy expects 2021 to finally be the year he lands a head-coaching gig at the NFL level. With Bieniemy now having a Super Bowl ring and another year of Patrick Mahomes upcoming, it's a reasonable belief on the offensive coordinator's part.1 day
74.Report: Kareem Hunt expects to remain in... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports restricted free agent Kareem Hunt expects to remain with the Browns. Analysis: Per Fowler, Hunt is hoping for a first-round tender, which is expected to be worth roughly $4.66 million, or a long-term deal. Hunt apparently isn't worried about his recent admission that he would likely fail a drug test. With Nick Chubb established on early downs, $4.66 million would be on the steep side for a third-down back in Hunt, albeit one capable of playing all three downs. Hunt's best bet for maximum earnings is probably still the open market. Leaving Cleveland is without question i... (More)1 day
75.Joe Flacco expected to be healthy for 20... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Broncos expect Joe Flacco (neck) to be healthy for the 2020 season. Analysis: Fowler makes it clear that Flacco is not in the running to be the Broncos' 2020 starter, only that they believe he will be physically cleared. Per Fowler, Flacco got good news from a recent MRI. Probably out of chances as a starter, Flacco carries a prohibitive $23.65 million cap number. That would have to be slashed for Flacco to return as a backup in Denver. Flacco expressed zero interest in serving as Drew Lock's mentor last summer. He will likely be sent packing. His release would free ... (More)1 day
76.Nigel Bradham: Shown door in Philly (RotoWire) The Eagles released Bradham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Bradham just finished the second season of his five-year, $40 million contract, and he recorded his lowest tackle total (61) since the 2015 season. According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, this move will save the Eagles $4.5 million against the salary cap, and there's a slight chance he returns to the team on a low-cost contract. Otherwise, expect the 30-year-old to find a new franchise this offseason.1 day
77.RFA Hill to get 1st- or 2nd-round tender... (Rotoworld) NFL.com's Tom Pelissero believes it "stands to reason" that restricted free agent Taysom Hill will get a first- or second-round tender from the Saints. Analysis: The first-round tender is projected to be in the $4.66 million range, with the second-rounder checking in around $3.27 million. Such a move would almost certainly scare away rival teams from signing Hill to an offer sheet, as it would mean the Saints would get a first- or second-round pick if they declined to match. Despite how much debate Hill is generating on Twitter, we would be stunned if any team but New Orleans valued Hill ... (More)1 day
78.Le'Veon Bell unlikely to be traded this offseason (FantasyPros) The chances of a Le'Veon Bell trade are currently "remote" according to ESPN. Analysis: The Jets are hoping to cut salary to rebuild their roster, but Bell's contract is prohibitive in either cutting him or likely trading him given the amount remaining on his contract. ESPN concludes that Bell will most likely remain with the Jets for at least one more season. Bell has already fallen off a cliff in terms of value over the last two seasons, but he did continue to see consistent volume in 2019. Given the fact that, if he remains with the team in 2020, the Jets have a lot of incen... (More)1 day
79.Jordan Reed remains in concussion protocol (FantasyPros) Washington head coach Ron Rivera confirmed that tight end Jordan Reed remains in the league's concussion protocol. Analysis: Reed ended the season on injured reserve due to the head injury suffered in 2019. It's unclear when he'll be deemed healthy enough to return, and given the league's attention on head injuries, he's going to be a volatile asset for fantasy purposes moving forward, even more so than before. While his talent and upside have rarely been questioned, he's struggled to remain on the field due to a bevy of health issues.1 day
80.Ben Roethlisberger expected to be ready for Week 1 (FantasyPros) Mike Tomlin told reporters "I have no hesitation" on Ben Roethlisberger being ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Tomlin added, "this guy is the ultimate competitor. He dropped the gauntlet down. He made the statement he's coming back." Analysis: This seems to be the expectation of the Steelers at this point, though a clear timeframe for Roethlisberger's return is not currently available. Given the team's lack of quality QB play behind Roethlisberger in 2019, it will be interesting to see how they address the position in free agency and the NFL Draft. If healthy, Big Ben wil... (More)1 day
81.Darius Slay trade on the horizon? (FantasyPros) The Lions have approached several teams about a trade involving CB Darius Slay. Analysis: If the Lions trade Slay, the acquiring team would not only need to send Detroit compensation, but they'd be expected to sign Slay to a new contract. It's been said that the Lions are looking for a Jalen Ramsey type of haul for Slay, but sources remain confident that he will be traded this offseason.1 day
82.Teddy Bridgewater expected to command 'strong market' in free agency (FantasyPros) Teddy Bridgewater is expected to command a "strong market" during free agency this offseason. Bridgewater is expected to move on from the Saints now that Drew Brees has declared he's returning to New Orleans. Analysis: The Saints said early that they expect Bridgewater back, but it seems like the former backup QB could command upwards of $30 million per year and even a multi-year deal depending on how his market develops. At those numbers, it will be hard for Bridgewater to return to a reserve role behind Brees despite the appeal of being the team's QB of the future under offen... (More)1 day
83.Eagles cut LB Bradham, save $4.5 million (Rotoworld) Eagles released LB Nigel Bradham. Analysis: The move creates $4.5 million in cap space. An Eagles starter since 2016, 30-year-old Bradham spent most of his 2019 time in the middle. He had an unexcused absence from the team late in training camp but escaped without suspension. He did miss four games with injury. Also an ex-Bill, Bradham will turn 31 the opening month of the season. The Eagles are currently very thin at linebacker.1 day
84.Cam Newton expected to be cleared for football activity in March (FantasyPros) The Panthers believe that QB Cam Newton will pass his physical and be cleared to return to football-related activity sometime in March. Analysis: Carolina is expected to continue to handle Newton cautiously when he returns, and there's still no guarantee that he's with the team when the 2020 NFL season begins. If he proves healthy, at least over the summer, Newton is likely to get a shot under center with some team, but he's also hard to trust for fantasy purposes at this point.1 day
85.Benardrick McKinney undergoes ankle surg... (Rotoworld) The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports Texans ILB Benardrick McKinney underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery. Analysis: Considered nothing more than a tune-up, McKinney is expected to make a full recovery ahead of next season. The former Pro Bowl selection stayed a snap hog in the middle of the field in his 14 appearances last year, recording 101 tackles and two fumble recoveries on 90 percent of the team's defensive plays. He remains a sturdy cog behind Houston's ferocious pass rush, missing just two of a possible 64 games over the past four seasons.1 day
86.Drew Brees: Returning for 2020 season (RotoWire) Brees announced he will return for the 2020 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Brees technically is on an expiring contract but already made it clear he won't play for any team besides the Saints, so it's only a matter of time until financial details are worked out. The Saints have most of their 2019 offensive nucleus under contract for 2020, including Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith, Jared Cook and four out of five starters on the offensive line. Meanwhile, Teddy Bridgewater is expected to search for a new team, potentially allowing Taysom Hill to step up to the No. 2 quarterback spot.1 day
87.Drew Brees announces he will return for 2020 season (FantasyPros) Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced he will return for the 2020 season, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Brees also posted a message to his personal Instagram account indicating that he was returning. Analysis: Brees remains under contract with the Saints, but there was some talk about the veteran quarterback retiring. He turned 41 years old in January. Now, it appears he will return to the Saints for at least one more season after throwing for 2,979 yards with 27 touchdowns and four interceptions in 11 games in 2019.1 day
88.Benardrick McKinney: Gets ankle surgery (RotoWire) McKinney is recovering from arthroscopic ankle surgery, with the expectation of a full recovery before Week 1 of 2020, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Analysis: The rehab process may impact McKinney's participation in the offseason program but shouldn't put him in any danger of missing the regular-season opener. Entering the second season of a five-year, $50 million contract, the 27-year-old is working on four consecutive years with 95 or more tackles, though his pass-rushing impact has dropped off in recent years, and he received the lowest PFF grade (64.8) of his career in 2019, ranking 30th among 89 qualified linebackers. His a... (More)1 day
89.Brees announces he'll return for 20th se... (Rotoworld) Drew Brees announced via his Instagram that he'll return with the Saints in 2020. Analysis: "I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth it!!!," Brees wrote in his most recent Instagram post. "Let’s make another run at it!" The full announcement can be viewed in the link below. 2020 will officially count as the 41-year-old's 15th season with the Saints and 20th season in the league. This decision also makes impending free agent Teddy Bridgewater a mortal lock to hit the open market. Brees recently told PFT and Rotoworld he's open to cedin... (More)1 day
90.Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as receivers ... (Rotoworld) Steelers hired former Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard as their receivers coach. Analysis: Hilliard had previously served as Washington's receivers coach for the past six years, most recently assisting Terry McLaurin in the 24-year-old's breakout rookie campaign (58/919/7). Hilliard also worked with the Dolphins as their assistant receivers coach in 2011, and filled a similar role with the Bills in 2013. 2020 will be his 10th year in the league coaching fellow wideouts.1 day
91.Texans | Benardrick McKinney undergoes ankle scope (thehuddle) Houston Texans LB Benardrick McKinney (ankle) recently underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery but is expected to make a full recovery before the start of next season, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.1 day
92.Eagles | Philadelphia parts with Nigel Bradham (thehuddle) Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham did not have his team option exercised Tuesday, Feb. 18, and will be allowed to reach free agency next month.1 day
93.Randall Cobb: Reuniting with Mike McCarthy? (RotoWire) Cobb is more likely to re-sign with Dallas after the hiring of head coach Mike McCarthy, who previously worked with the slot receiver in Green Bay, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports. Analysis: Cobb played 2019 on a one-year, $5 million contract, hauling in 66.3 percent of his targets for a career-high 15.1 yards per catch, with 55.2 receiving yards per game representing his best mark since 2014. He left no doubt about his ability to get open and pick up yards after the catch (6.0 YAC average), but his eight drops were tied for sixth most in the league. Now preparing for his age-30 season, Cobb likely has interest in re-signing with the Cowboys and ... (More)1 day
94.Chris Harris: Likely testing free agency (RotoWire) Harris remains open to re-signing with the Broncos, but he expects to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent in March, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Harris said communication between his agent and the Broncos ceased in January, when the team parted ways with Mike Sullivan, the former director of football administration and lead contract negotiator. The Broncos don't lack for cap space, but they're reportedly prioritizing their offense and thus may be hesitant to give Harris a top-of-the-market contract. The 30-year-old cornerback also hinted at some disappointment with his 2019 role, noting that coach Vic Fangio a... (More)1 day
95.Steelers | Ike Hilliard hired by Steelers (thehuddle) Former Washington Redskins wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Feb. 18. 1 day
96.Saints | Drew Brees coming back (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees announced he'll play in 2020. Analysis: Brees was still highly productive despite missing significant time with a thumb injury. His 23.9 fantasy points per game was tied with Russell Wilson for sixth in the league among QBs with at least nine games played. He isn't what he once was physically, but he's still a midrange QB1 in fantasy. 1 day
97.Harris believes DEN will let him test ma... (Rotoworld) Impending free agent CB Chris Harris believes the Broncos are willing to let him test the open market. Analysis: "I think that’s the direction right now," Harris said in an interview with The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala. "I think everybody deserves to see what they’re worth, and I deserve it at this point. I think I worked my tail off for nine years, I gave the city every ounce of effort that I could give and, shoot, it’s time to see what everybody else thinks about me." The 30-year-old also said he and his agent haven't been contacted since Denver's former director of football... (More)1 day
98.Cardinals keep LT Humphries for 3 years,... (Rotoworld) Cardinals re-signed LT D.J. Humphries to a three-year, $45 million contract. Analysis: Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Humphries gets $29 million guaranteed. Once viewed as a bust as the 24th overall pick of the 2015 draft, the 26-year-old managed to start all 16 games for the first time in his career last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 58 tackle out of 81 qualifiers. He'd previously missed 37 games across his first four seasons due to injuries. Humphries is by no means an upper-echelon player at his position, but this at least solidifies Kyler Murray's blind side for the next couple seasons at least. At $15 million per ye... (More)2 days
99.NFL | Teddy Bridgewater likely to be hot commodity (thehuddle) Impending free-agent QB Teddy Bridgewater (Saints) is widely expected to leave the New Orleans Saints unless Drew Brees retires and likely to have a 'strong' free agency market as a starting or bridge quarterback for a team in transition, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.2 days
100.Panthers expect Cam to pass physical in ... (Rotoworld) The Athletics' Jourdan Rodrigue reports the Panthers believe QB Cam Newton is likely to pass a physical and be cleared for football activities in March. Analysis: Rodrigue added that the Panthers are still likely to exercise precaution through spring workouts if Newton remains with the team. It's been awhile since we've seen Newton at full health. His 2018 season was cut short by a bum shoulder that limited his arm strength, while he played just two games in 2019 due to persistent foot problems. There have been few players in the history of the league that offer Newton's elite dual-threat ability, ... (More)2 days

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