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-richest kicker (in terms of total value) in the NFL. Hauschka is going to a less potent offense, but he drilled 89% of his field goal attempts while in Seattle. That is a much stronger rate than Carpenter’s 86.5% field goal rate in his four-year stint with the Bills. As a team, the Bills have attempted 52 field goals over the past two years compared to Seattle’s 68. This is a solid get for the Bills, but Hauschka will be a mid-range fantasy kicker in blustery Buffalo.
Phil Dawson (signed by Ari from SF) – The Cardinals have agreed to terms with the veteran kicker, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Fantasy Analysis: The Cardinals wanted no more of Chandler Catanzaro, who struggled in 2016. Dawson just turned 42, but he’s been a damn good kicker for a long time (he was actually a Cleveland Brown before Tim Couch, if you want to know how long he’s been around). Over the last two seasons, Dawson has drilled 42-of-48 FGs, and now he gets to kick in ideal conditions while staying in the NFC West. And with Arizona, he gets a better chance to win than in San Francisco.
Nick Folk (signed by TB from NYJ) – The Bucs and Folk and agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with $750,000 guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Fantasy Analysis: What an interesting move for the Buccaneers to make to bring in competition for 2016 2nd-round pick Roberto Aguayo. Folk is coming off a pretty strong season, connecting on 87.1% of his kicks (27 of 31) in 16 games with the Jets. Meanwhile, Aguayo hit on just 70.9% of his kicks (22 of 31) as a rookie, a major disappointment for the investment the Bucs made in him. Aguayo actually has less guaranteed money left on his contract ($428,000) than Folk, which suggests this will be a completely wide-open competition in training camp. If Folk can win the job, he could be a fringe weekly option with the Buccaneers offense on the rise with the signing of speedster DeSean Jackson at WR.
Robbie Gould (signed by SF from NYG) – Gould gets a two-year deal to go to the 49ers, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
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