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Post-Free Agency Stock Watch
Post-Free Agency Stock Watch
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 05:18 PM EDT
Each off-season I go through a process to get ready for the upcoming campaign, and it starts with pouring over stats from the previous season and familiarizing myself with the upcoming rookie class. But things always heat up when the league year kicks off and players start changing teams. It's the f...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Offensive Line
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Offensive Line
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:48 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Russell Okung (SD from Den) - The Chargers signed Okung to a four-year, $53 million deal, with $25 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Fantasy Analysis: Okung, who represents himself, did a good job of getting himself a fat deal with $25 million gu...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Kickers/Punters
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Kickers/Punters
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 01:05 PM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Steven Hauschka (signed by Buf from Sea) - Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bills are signing the former Seahawk Haushcka to a four-year deal worth $12M. Fantasy Analysis: Kicker news! After Buffalo let Dan Carpenter walk, the Bills' elected to make Hauschka the sixth-ric...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Running Backs
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:05 PM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Latavius Murray (signed by Min from Oak) - The Vikings inked Murray to a three-year deal early Thursday morning after he visited with the team on Tuesday. Fantasy Analysis: Effectively going from one of the league's best offensive lines in Oakland to one of the worst o...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Quarterbacks
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:04 PM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Brock Osweiler (traded to Cle from Hou) - Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans are trading Brock Osweiler and their 2018 2nd round pick to Cleveland. Fantasy Analysis: Wow. Essentially, Cleveland is making a trade we usually see in the NBA. They're absorbing Brock Oswe...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Wide Receivers
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 09:44 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Brandin Cooks (acquired by NE from NO) - Weeks of trade rumors culminated in a blockbuster deal, as the Patriots sent their 1st and 3rd-round picks in 2017 to the Saints for Cooks and a 4th, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Fantasy Analysis: Wow. Whenever a young sta...
Yards Created: Fournette's 2015 and 2016
Yards Created: Fournette's 2015 and 2016
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 01:35 PM EDT
A lot can happen in a year. That's especially true in football. Injuries, scheme/personnel changes, and general talent degradation all work in ways to change year-over-year player performance. After struggling through an ankle injury for all of 2016, Leonard Fournette missed six games and averaged 2...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Tight Ends
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:22 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Martellus Bennett (GB from NE) - The Packers and Bennett agreed to a three-year, $20.25 million contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fantasy Analysis: The Packers are notoriously stingy in free agency, but they made a rare exception to open up the purse s...
Bouncing Back from a Workload Drop
Bouncing Back from a Workload Drop
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:21 AM EDT
In 2014, Adrian Peterson had 23 touches (carries and catches) after handling the ball 308 times the year before. He came back in 2015 to rank 2nd in points per reception formats. In 2014-2015, DeMarco Murray went from 449 touches to 237. He ended 2016 as the #6 RB for fantasy. These two RBs went fro...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Backs
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Backs
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:58 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: A.J. Bouye (CB, signed by Jac from Hou) - Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bouye moves to Jacksonville, forming one of the best CB duos in the league with Jalen Ramsey.  Fantasy Analysis: Bouye held quite the coming out party last season, as a true "shutdown corner." Th...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Linebackers
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Linebackers
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:57 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Kevin Minter (ILB, signed by Cin from Ari) - Minter is headed to Cincinnati on a one-year deal, which should help solidify an aging LB corps. Minter is set to switch jobs with former Bengal Karlos Dansby, who moves into Minter's spot in Arizona.  Fantasy Analysis: Mint...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Line
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Line
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:56 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Connor Barwin (DE/OLB, signed by LAR from Phi) - The veteran pass rusher moves to the West Coast to play for Wade Phillips on a one-year contract, per ESPN's Adam Caplan. Fantasy Analysis: The good news: Barwin will get to play for Phillips, who culled a ton of product...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Quarterbacks
2017 Free Agency Preview: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:31 AM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Tony Romo (Dal, 37) – It’s hard not to feel bad for Romo, who has given his body to the Cowboys and still got unseated by a hurricane in rookie QB Dak Prescott. Romo suffered a back injury in his first series of the...
Quarterback Career Years in 2017?
Quarterback Career Years in 2017?
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:44 AM EDT
Last week I wrote about the Top 12 QBs in 2016 and whether or not they'd just had their career year. I also published three tables comparing the historical performance of QBs coming off career years in the following season compared to similar QBs (in age, fantasy rank, and rushing performance) did a...
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
Yards Created: Leonard Fournette
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 07:04 PM EDT
After a long NFL regular season, it is officially time to switch gears and focus on the upcoming NFL Draft. With the offseason on the horizon, I am embarking on a lengthy, fun, and significant process called Yards Created. If you’re new or need a refresher on what Yards Created is all about, I’d hi...
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 09:20 PM EDT
As far as historical standards go, Terrelle Pryor is a complete outlier. At 27-years-old, Pryor played his first full pro season as a wide receiver after playing quarterback for his entire career. It's safe to say it worked out. Pryor posted a 77/1007/4 season essentially as a 27-year-old rookie wid...
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 01:32 PM EDT
At this point, words truly don't do Bill Belichick's mastery and aggressiveness as general manager justice. Just six weeks removed from winning the Super Bowl in an epic comeback fashion, Belichick elected to pull a blockbuster trade that wasn't entirely unexpected, but still impressive. After a few...
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:18 PM EST
After becoming an unsung hero in the Packers' 2016 playoff run, it was certainly a little bizarre that Green Bay was not keen on bringing Jared Cook back in 2017. It all makes sense now. Packers' GM Ted Thompson rose from his annual free agency slumber and inked veteran Martellus Bennett to a deal w...
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:48 PM EST
In 2016, the Eagles' fielded one of the most haphazard and misguided receiving corps in the entire NFL. That will change in 2017. On the "opening" day of free agency, the Eagles signed two new wideouts to the team: Alshon Jeffery (one-year, $14M deal) and Torrey Smith (three-year deal, worth up to $...
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:46 PM EST
Of all the moves to take place during this year's free agency period, no move better encapsulates a team knowing what they need than DeSean Jackson moving to Tampa Bay. As one of the most aggressive passers in the league, Jameis Winston will absolutely love throwing to Jackson. Per NFL Fantasy's Mat...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Non-Skill Positions
2017 Free Agency Preview: Non-Skill Positions
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:06 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Offensive Linemen T.J. Lang (GB, OG, 29) – You can make an excellent argument that Lang – and not Kevin Zeitler – is the best free agent OL on the market, but he’s two years older than the Cincy guard. And for what it’s worth, Lang has show...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Tight Ends
2017 Free Agency Preview: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:05 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Jacob Tamme (Atl, 31) – The Falcons’ tight end situation is actually going to be an intriguing secondary storyline to track this offseason. Both Tamme and Levine Toilolo are free agents while Austin Hooper will be a...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Wide Receivers
2017 Free Agency Preview: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:04 PM EST
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Unrestricted Free Agents Michael Floyd (NE, 27) – Floyd was having a miserable contract season before he compounded matters by making a terrible life decision. Floyd earned his release from the Cardinals in December when he was arrest for d...
Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
Which QBs Had Career Years in 2016?
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:04 AM EST
That's usually why I avoid QBs coming off career years. It's generally counter-intuitive to believe a player coming off a career year will be undesirable, like Gary Barnidge this year. But career years are called such for a reason: They're almost never duplicated. These are cases of something unusua...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 02:12 PM EST
There weren't too many blockbuster signings at the skill positions last year, but it's a pretty good skill position class this year for free agency so we'll be closely watching to see which studs re-sign and which ones seek out a new home. After a three-day negotiating period for teams, the new leag...

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