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.” That term gets overused, but it’s warranted in Bouye’s case. Pairing him with Ramsey will be fun to watch on the field, but Bouye’s talents don’t necessarily translate to elite fantasy production. As anyone who has tried to use Darrelle Revis in their lineups knows, “shutdown corner” usually equals “shutdown fantasy points.” Bouye did manage 5 FPG in 2016 - good for 30th among CBs – but that’s just a CB3, so you’d need to be in a deep league to consider Bouye. Having Ramsey across from him will help though, as teams can’t avoid both of these talented corners.
Johnathan Cyprien (SS, signed by Ten from Jac) – After the Jaguars signed Barry Church, it was only a matter of time before Cyprien landed elsewhere. He found a team hurting at safety.
Fantasy Analysis: Cyprien had another top-5 DB fantasy season in Jacksonville, and now moves up the road to Nashville, where he will be asked to solidify a messy rotation in Tennessee. Rookie Kevin Byard could have a bright future in the NFL, but last season the Titans rotated between Da’Norris Searcy and Daimion Stafford trying to find the magic combination that would plug the holes in their secondary next to FS Rashad Johnson. The Cyprien signing indicates they didn’t feel comfortable with their options at safety, so Cyprien should provide some much needed stability. Cyprien should benefit from an average LB corps, and provide some much-needed run support. However, the Titians may recognize his liability in coverage and create another platoon situation at SS, so he’s one to watch closely in the pre-season. He’ll need all three downs to be considered a DB1 candidate.
J.J. Wilcox (FS, signed by TB from Dal) – The Bucs locked up their new FS on a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wilcox may finally get a chance to put up numbers on his new team.
Fantasy Analysis: Wilcox didn’t do much for fantasy in his time in Dallas. His 3.6 FPG in...