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 guaranteed. Okung actually played all 16 games last season for the first time in his seven-year career, but he did have a slightly disappointing campaign for his high standards. It didn’t really matter though, as the Chargers anted up for him to anchor their O-line at LT. The Chargers O-line has been shaky at times in recent years, but Okung is a major upgrade at tackle for QB Philip Rivers and RB Melvin Gordon.
Kevin Zeitler (OG, signed by Cle from Cin) – The Browns are making Zeitler the highest-paid guard in NFL history, signing him to a five-year deal worth up to $60 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Fantasy Analysis: It’s a huge day for the Browns, who completely rebuilt their offensive line by signing C J.C. Tretter, extending star G Joel Bitonio, and bringing in the prize of the FA OL market in Zeitler to go with future Hall of Famer LT Joe Thomas. A top-10 guard in ProFootballFocus ratings on the year, Zeitler excels as both a run and pass blocker, and can theoretically fit any offense. Zeitler has spent his time almost exclusively at RG in his career, and though we’re confident he can make the swing to LG if need be, a player of his stature typically gets what he wants. The Browns now have a veritable wall up front, and with a solid one-two punch at WR with Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman, plus a very strong backfield (Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson), it appears Cleveland is arming itself to put a young QB in a very good situation.
Larry Warford (RG, signed by NO from Det) – The Saints are upgrading their offensive line with Warford, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Fantasy Analysis: The Lions opted to upgrade their RT spot with Ricky Wagner, letting both Warford and Riley Reiff go. Warford, who doesn’t turn 26 until June, is the prize of the two. A top-20 guard accor...