Players acquired by new teams:
Latavius Murray (signed by Min from Oak) – The Vikings inked Murray to a three-year deal early on March 16, after he visited with the team on the previous Tuesday.
Fantasy Analysis: Effectively going from one of the league's best offensive lines in Oakland to one of the worst overnight, it's a struggle to find much initial upside for Latavius Murray in Minnesota. Jerick McKinnon will still be involved on passing downs, especially if last year's usage in the Vikes' final six games persists into 2017. McKinnon averaged 5.16 receptions per contest on 63.8 percent of Vikings' snaps in Week 12-17. On the other hand, Murray routinely lost snaps, receiving work, and carries to rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in his final season in Oakland. What's more, Murray scored an unsustainable amount of his fantasy points from rushing touchdowns alone in 2016. Even though he finished as the cumulative RB13 (PPR), Murray's path to a top-15 finish will be hard to repeat in Minnesota. Among running backs that finished as a RB2 (top-24) or better in 2016, only LeGarrette Blount (45.9%) derived a higher rate of his PPR output from rushing scores alone than Latavius Murray (34.3%). Being a short-yardage scoring machine has it's place in fantasy football, but it had better be on a sustainably great offense. Minnesota isn't there yet. In a murky timeshare and without much juice in the passing game, Murray will be a hard sell if McKinnon winds up being extraordinarly cheaper in 2017 re-draft and best ball leagues. Factor in Murray's late March ankle surgery (which the Vikings insisted they were aware he needed when signing him), and we could have an overdrafted player on hands.
Rex Burkhead (signed by NE from Cin) – Per ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots have signed unrestricted free agent Rex Burkhead.
Fantasy Analysis: This is a bit of surprise. After visiting New England on Monday, HC Bill Belichick decided to add Burkhead to a backfield now littered with pass-catching backs. James White fills the sattellite role already while Dion Lewis averaged 9.10 attempts and 3.42 targets per contest in 2016. Keep in mind that the Patriots have yet to re-sign LeGarrette Blount or another "bruising" running back to fill the short-yardage and clock-bleeding duties. Blount smashed in 2016, scoring 18 times on 299 carries and all but three...