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Articles: Free Agency

Post-Free Agency Stock Watch
Post-Free Agency Stock Watch
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 04:43 PM EDT
Each off-season I go through a process to get ready for the upcoming campaign, and it starts with pouring over stats from the previous season and familiarizing myself with the upcoming rookie class. But things always heat up when the league year kicks off and players start changing teams. It's the f...
2017 Free Agents: Non-Skill Positions
2017 Free Agents: Non-Skill Positions
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 03:11 PM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Note: The text below is from our February 2017 Free Agency Preview and remains unchanged from the initial publishing. However, we do remove players from these previews as they sign with teams to give readers a look at all the current free ag...
2017 Free Agents: Tight Ends
2017 Free Agents: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 03:10 PM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Note: The text below is from our February 2017 Free Agency Preview and remains unchanged from the initial publishing. However, we do remove players from these previews as they sign with teams to give readers a look at all the current free ag...
2017 Free Agents: Wide Receivers
2017 Free Agents: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 03:09 PM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Note: The text below is from our February 2017 Free Agency Preview and remains unchanged from the initial publishing. However, we do remove players from these previews as they sign with teams to give readers a look at all the current free ag...
2017 Free Agents: Quarterbacks
2017 Free Agents: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 03:09 PM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Note: The text below is from our February 2017 Free Agency Preview and remains unchanged from the initial publishing. However, we do remove players from these previews as they sign with teams to give readers a look at all the current free ag...
2017 Free Agents: Running Backs
2017 Free Agents: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 03:08 PM EDT
Note: Free agency and salary data is from overthecap.com. Note: The text below is from our February 2017 Free Agency Preview and remains unchanged from the initial publishing. However, we do remove players from these previews as they sign with teams to give readers a look at all the current free ag...
Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
Adrian Peterson to New Orleans
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:49 PM EDT
After a long and cold offseason, eventual Hall-of-Famer Adrian Peterson has a new home in New Orleans. Per various media reports, the Saints have inked 32-year-old Peterson to a two-year deal worth $7M total ($3.5M/year). Mark Ingram is due $3.7M in 2017. For only comparison's sake, new-Patriot Mike...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Quarterbacks
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Quarterbacks
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:01 PM EDT
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 Oswe...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Running Backs
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Running Backs
PUBLISHED: Thursday, April 6, 2017 02:12 PM EDT
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 th...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Offensive Line
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Offensive Line
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 27, 2017 11:37 AM EDT
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 gu...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Wide Receivers
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Wide Receivers
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 24, 2017 02:13 PM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Brandin Cooks (acquired by NE from NO) - Weeks of trade rumors culminated in a blockbuster deal, as the Patriots sent their 1st and 3rd-round picks in 2017 to the Saints for Cooks and a 4th, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Fantasy Analysis: Wow. Whenever a young sta...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Tight Ends
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Tight Ends
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 23, 2017 03:13 PM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Martellus Bennett (GB from NE) - The Packers and Bennett agreed to a three-year, $20.25 million contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fantasy Analysis: The Packers are notoriously stingy in free agency, but they made a rare exception to open up the purse s...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Backs
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Backs
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:56 AM EDT
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." Th...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Linebackers
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Linebackers
PUBLISHED: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:55 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Jelani Jenkins (LB, signed by Oak from Mia) - Jenkins switches coasts as a possible replacement for Malcolm Smith. Fantasy Analysis: Back in 2014, Jenkins was a speedy LB2/LB3, putting up 108 tackles and averaging 7.1 FPG. Since then, he's battled injuries and the inco...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Kickers/Punters
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Kickers/Punters
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 01:05 PM EDT
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-ric...
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Line
2017 Player Movement Tracker: Defensive Line
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:56 AM EDT
Players acquired by new teams: Connor Barwin (DE/OLB, signed by LAR from Phi) - The veteran pass rusher moves to the West Coast to play for Wade Phillips on a one-year contract, per ESPN's Adam Caplan. Fantasy Analysis: The good news: Barwin will get to play for Phillips, who culled a ton of product...
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
Terrelle Pryor's Floor & Ceiling in Washington
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 09:20 PM EDT
As far as historical standards go, Terrelle Pryor is a complete outlier. At 27-years-old, Pryor played his first full pro season as a wide receiver after playing quarterback for his entire career. It's safe to say it worked out. Pryor posted a 77/1007/4 season essentially as a 27-year-old rookie wid...
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
Brandin Cooks' Arrival/Departure Impact
PUBLISHED: Monday, March 13, 2017 01:32 PM EDT
At this point, words truly don't do Bill Belichick's mastery and aggressiveness as general manager justice. Just six weeks removed from winning the Super Bowl in an epic comeback fashion, Belichick elected to pull a blockbuster trade that wasn't entirely unexpected, but still impressive. After a few...
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
Martellus Bennett Makes Perfect Sense with the Pack
PUBLISHED: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:18 PM EST
After becoming an unsung hero in the Packers' 2016 playoff run, it was certainly a little bizarre that Green Bay was not keen on bringing Jared Cook back in 2017. It all makes sense now. Packers' GM Ted Thompson rose from his annual free agency slumber and inked veteran Martellus Bennett to a deal w...
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
Alshon Jeffery and the Rebuilt Eagle Offense
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:48 PM EST
In 2016, the Eagles' fielded one of the most haphazard and misguided receiving corps in the entire NFL. That will change in 2017. On the "opening" day of free agency, the Eagles signed two new wideouts to the team: Alshon Jeffery (one-year, $14M deal) and Torrey Smith (three-year deal, worth up to $...
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
DeSean Jackson and Buccaneer Targets
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 10, 2017 08:46 PM EST
Of all the moves to take place during this year's free agency period, no move better encapsulates a team knowing what they need than DeSean Jackson moving to Tampa Bay. As one of the most aggressive passers in the league, Jameis Winston will absolutely love throwing to Jackson. Per NFL Fantasy's Mat...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
2017 Free Agency Preview: Intro/Glossary
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 02:12 PM EST
There weren't too many blockbuster signings at the skill positions last year, but it's a pretty good skill position class this year for free agency so we'll be closely watching to see which studs re-sign and which ones seek out a new home. After a three-day negotiating period for teams, the new leag...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
2017 Free Agency Preview: Team Needs
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 20, 2017 02:40 PM EST
*Bold indicates teams with greatest needs Quarterbacks Starter *Bills, *Jets, *Redskins, *Browns, *Bears, Texans, Broncos, *49ers Backup *Giants, Ravens, *Steelers, Lions, Vikings, Colts, *Titans, *Falcons, Saints, *Buccaneers, *Chargers, *Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks No Need Dolphins, Patriots,...