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 Osweiler’s massive cap number ($16M guaranteed in 2017) in exchange for Houston’s 2018 second round pick. Even with Osweiler’s horrible contract on their books, the Browns will barely feel a dent. Heading into free agency, the Browns had over $100M in space – by far the most among all NFL teams. This is a sharp move by both front offices. For Cleveland, they get rights to yet another high-end draft pick. The Browns now have 11 picks in each of the next two drafts. On the other side, Houston gets out of Osweiler’s contract and they now likely have enough cap room to likely pursue Tony Romo. This type of trade is unusual in the NFL, but it makes a ton of sense for both sides. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Browns are even considering releasing Brock Osweiler once he arrives in Cleveland. Again, they simply made this deal for Houston’s 2nd round pick in 2018.
Mike Glennon (signed by Chi from TB) – Glennon gets his long-desired chance to start, signing with the Bears on a three-year deal worth about $15 million annually, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It’s worth up to $19 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ultimately, the deal can be escaped after one year, so it's essentially a well-paid tryout for Glennon.
Fantasy Analysis: After starting in the Bucs offense in 2013, Glennon took a permanent back seat to Jameis Winston over the last two years. He didn’t play at all in 2015 and saw minimal game action in relief for Winston in 2016. Still, Glennon boasts a 30:15 TD:INT ratio and there’s been interest around the league for the former NC State quarterback. Buc HC Dirk Koetter said this past year that he believes Glennon is a starter in the NFL, and now Glennon gets a shot to prove it. And though his track record isn’t long, he has more success to his name than, say, Brock Osweiler did wh...