Free Agent Fantasy Tracker

Tue Mar 16 12:18pm ET
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer

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Golladay signs with the Giants


This is our free-agent tracker, giving you an up to date look at all the signings from around the NFL. We will continue to update all the movement from around the league and give you a quick fantasy take on the signings. This should be an interesting offseason, seeing many top players change teams. Enjoy the ride!

NAME POS NEW TEAM FANTASY TAKE
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Washington Fitzpatrick takes his magic to Washington to take over as their starter and is an upgrade for the passing game, especially Terry McLaurin. 
Carlos Hyde RB  Jaguars  Hyde takes over as the top backup for James Robinson and has little fantasy value in his new role. 
Mark Ingram RB  Texans Ingram will look to get his career going again with Houston, but will serve a backup role and likely does not see the field much.
Jonnu Smith TE  Patriots  Smith looked much better before Hunter Henry signed but still figures to play a big role offensively for a team needing playmakers. The Patriots will try to bring back the days of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski with Smith and Henry. 
Hunter Henry TE Patriots Henry has a little more fantasy value than Smith. He could have career best numbers in this offense, making him a solid No. 1 fantasy tight end. He doesn't have quite the talent of Gronk in his prime but can still be huge in this offense. 
Corey Davis WR Jets Davis gives the Jets a much needed upgrade at receiver and should right into a starting role. Davis doesn't have a high ceiling in this offense, though. Remember, he had a career season last year and was 29th in receiver scoring.
Kendrick Bourne WR Patriots  Bourne likely slots in as the No. 3 receiver for the Patriots. He could get some catches in this offense but likely isn't much of a fantasy factor with his new team.
Jameis Winston QB Saints Winston gets a chance to compete with Taysom Hill for the Saints starting quarterback spot. If he can win the job, which is very possible, his ceiling would be high in this offense. 
Nelson Agholor WR Patriots Agholor is the No. 1 receiver for the Patriots right now. That could change before the start of the season, but he could play a big role with his new team. Just don't expect a sudden huge fantasy season. He'll be hit or miss.
Tyrell Williams WR Lions This isn't a bad spot for Williams. He could compete for a chance to start as long as he is healthy. Williams is a player to watch this preseason and training camp.
John Ross WR Giants Ross never panned out with the Bengals but gets a chance for a fresh start on a team that needs playmakers at receiver. He is a wild card but has some potential if getting the playing time. He is a big-play threat.
Andy Dalton QB Bears The Bears try another veteran starter, giving Dalton a one-year deal to try to bridge the gap with a possible future starter for the team. Dalton might be a slight upgrade over last year for the team but not much.
Marvin Jones WR Jaguars Jones gives the Jaguars a nice, veteran presence in a young receiver unit. He should start, opposite D.J. Chark. His fantasy value doesn't see a big bump with a move to Jacksonville, though.
Tyrod Taylor QB Texans Houston wants Deshaun Watson to be their starter, but if they are forced to trade him, Taylor gives the team some insurance. He has plenty of starting experience and success. 
Emmanuel Sanders WR Bills Sanders will take the place of John Brown in the starting lineup for the Bills. This is a good landing spot for Sanders, playing in a pass-first, explosive offense. He could better his numbers a little from last year. 
Jacoby Brissett QB Dolphins Brissett will not be a starter for his new team but likely is the top backup. This is a quality signing for the Dolphins, finding a good backup. 
Jamaal Williams RB Lions Williams gives the Lions a dependable backup running back. This might put a little dent in D'Andre Swift's value but not much. Swift will still get plenty of weekly work in this offense. 
John Brown WR Raiders Brown heads to a good spot for his fantasy value, getting a chance to start and get plenty of targets for the Raiders. Don't expect a huge season with his new team, but he could be worth some spot starts along the way.
A.J. Green  WR Cardinals Green has a lot to compete with for targets in Arizona, but could be worth a few spot starts along the way. He probably will be really hit or miss with his new team in a reserve role.
Matt Prater K Cardinals Prater signed a two-year deal, so he is expected to take over the kicking duties in the Cardinals high-scoring offense. He can be a top-10 kicker next year.
Gerald Everett TE Seahawks Everett has plenty to compete with for targets at tight end, but could emerge as the go-to option for the Seahawks. He'll be a player to watch during camp and preseason action to see if he emerges. 
Curtis Samuel WR Washington Samuel heads to Washington to start opposite Terry McLaurin. This is not a bad landing spot for his fantasy value. He could rack up the targets and touches in this offense. Samuel could improve on his career best season from last year.
Kenyan Drake RB Raiders This is not an ideal landing spot for Drake, who moves to a backup role behind Josh Jacobs. His numbers will take a hit with his new team. And this isn't great for Jacobs, either, maybe losing out on some touches to Drake, especially on passing downs.
Jared Cook TE Chargers Cook will be the top pass-catching tight end for the Chargers this season. He could be worth a few spot starts in that role. Just don't expect him to produce consistent numbers at this stage of his career.
Kyle Rudolph TE Giants This is a pretty good landing spot for Rudolph. He should start for a team that likes to look at the tight end. Evan Engram was a drop machine in recent seasons, so Rudolph could be an upgrade and good platoon option for fantasy teams.
Mitchell Trubisky QB Bills Trubisky moves to a backup role with the Bills, getting to learn from one of the best in the game right now. This might not be the worst thing in the world for Trubisky, resetting before trying to find a starting job again in a year.
Will Fuller WR Dolphins This probably wasn't the best landing spot for Fuller. He should start but plays with a quarterback that has question marks and has DeVante Parker to compete with for targets.
David Moore WR Panthers Moore gets a chance to take over the No. 3 receiver duties for the Panthers. He could have a few big games in that role but likely will be hit or miss. The Panthers have a lot of options to compete with for targets.
Breshad Perriman WR Lions Perriman could play his way into a prominent role for the Lions. Detroit has a lot of openings at receiver for the coming season. Perriman is no sure thing by any means, though, so keep an eye on that depth chart throughout camp and preseason action.
Randy Bullock K Lions Bullock should be the starting kicker for the Lions, which isn't very appealing in that offense. 
Mike Boone RB Broncos The departure of Phillip Lindsay opens the door for a new top backup for the Broncos. Boone will compete for that job with Royce Freeman, giving him a little fantasy value in deeper formats.
Phillip Lindsay RB Texans Lindsay gives the Texans some more depth at running back and might carve out a consistent role with the team as their top third-down back. He could have some value in a reserve fantasy role.
Kenny Golladay WR Giants Golladay could have landed in a little better spot but this isn't the worst place in the world for him to play. He'll get his targets and should be the top target in the Giants passing game, getting plenty of looks from Daniel Jones.
DeSean Jackson WR Rams Jackson will compete for a roster spot with his new team. He will be third or fourth on the depth chart and could get a few weekly chances to stretch the field. Don't expect too much at this stage of his career.
Chris Conley WR Jaguars Conley signed with the Jaguars and should serve a depth role with the team. This signing doesn't exactly move the fantasy needle for Conley. He has a lot to compete with for targets.
Josh Reynolds WR Titans Reynolds picked a good team for his fantasy value. He could be the starter opposite A.J. Brown, giving him a chance for career best numbers. He won't be a huge fantasy factor but could be worth some spot starts along the way.
Mike Davis RB Falcons Davis could end up being the starter at some point. Todd Gurley is no sure thing after his finish to last season. Davis proved he could be a solid starter last year, so he certainly has fantasy value for the coming season.
Damien Williams RB Bears Williams sat out last year but gets a chance to earn the top backup job for the Bears, playing behind David Montgomery.
Tevin Coleman RB Jets This is actually a good landing spot for Coleman. A lot can change after the draft, but for now, Coleman could compete for the starting job in New York. The Jets have little experience at the position.
Adam Humphries WR Washington Humphries should take over as the No. 3 receiver for Washington and will get some catches in that role. His ceiling is a little limited but he might be worth a few spot starts along the way.
Sammy Watkins WR Baltimore This is not an ideal landing spot for his fantasy value. The good news is he should start, but the bad news is he is in a run-first offense. Expect erratic production.
James Conner RB Cardinals Conner will get a chance to compete for the starter's job in Arizona. This is a pretty good fantasy landing spot for him. If he starts in this offense, his ceiling would be really high.

 

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at jeff@rtsports.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

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Player Notes
Boston Scott Dec 2 1:50pm ET
Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (illness) missed his second straight practice of the week on Thursday with a non-COVID-19-related illness. A second straight practice has put Scott's status up in the air for the Week 13 game against the New York Jets. And with Jordan Howard (knee) unlikely to return this Sunday, Miles Sanders could have a stranglehold on backfield touches in an excellent matchup if Scott cannot play this weekend. But the 26-year-old still has a chance to get back on the field for practice on Friday, which would put him on track to play. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell would have a much bigger pass-catching role and could be worth a flex play in deeper PPR leagues if Scott and Howard are both inactive.

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Jordan Howard Dec 2 1:50pm ET
Jordan Howard

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (knee) missed another day of practice on Thursday and has yet to practice this week after missing the Week 12 loss to the New York Giants. A multi-week absence was never out of the question when Howard was injured in Week 11, so fantasy managers shouldn't have been expecting to have him available for this Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Miles Sanders and Boston Scott split the workload last Sunday, but Scott has now missed two practices this week with an illness. If both Howard and Scott are inactive in Week 13, Miles Sanders will be a strong RB2 play, while rookie Kenneth Gainwell might be worth a look in a flex spot in deep PPR leagues.

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Russell Wilson Dec 2 1:40pm ET
Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he doesn't think quarterback Russell Wilson needs more rest but more repetitions. "He's ready to go. He doesn't need to be rested. He's not tired," Carroll said. Wilson underwent surgery to fix a ruptured tendon in his finger and hasn't been the same since his return from Injured Reserve three weeks ago. Wilson did return from the injury quickly, however, which might be the reason for his recent struggles. In his last three games, he has completed just 55.67% of his 97 passing attempts for 615 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while being sacked nine times. Things won't get easier this Sunday against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, either. San Fran allows the sixth-fewest passing yards per game (207.3), making Wilson a high-end QB2 instead of the surefire QB1 he was earlier in the year before his injury.

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Corey Davis Dec 2 1:40pm ET
Corey Davis

New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (groin) was absent from practice again on Thursday. Davis said on Wednesday that he's feeling better than he did last week, but that hasn't manifested itself yet on the practice field. With Davis missing last week's win over the Houston Texans, he's looking very questionable to play in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles. If he returns, he should be rookie quarterback Zach Wilson's go-to target alongside impressive rookie Elijah Moore. But the longer Davis remains out of practice, the more likely it is that he'll miss his second straight contest. With Keelan Cole on the COVID-19 list, Moore, Jamison Crowder and Braxton Berrios would be the team's top three receivers if Davis misses another game.

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Melvin Gordon Dec 2 1:20pm ET
Melvin Gordon

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (hip, shoulder) is 50-50 to play on Sunday night against the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Vic Fangio. Gordon injured his hip on his first carry of the game in the Week 12 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but he returned immediately and finished out the game. But the 28-year-old missed practice on Wednesday, won't practice Thursday and is looking iffy to play in Week 13. Gordon is averaging a solid 4.5 yards per carry and has seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving) while sharing touches pretty much down the middle with impressive rookie Javonte Williams through 12 weeks. If Gordon is limited at all or out entirely against KC, Williams would become a must-play in fantasy.

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Ryan Griffin Dec 2 1:00pm ET
Ryan Griffin

New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin has seen four or more targets in three of his last four games. Sadly, Griffin has only surpassed 30 receiving yards in one of those contests. The good news is, his workload has increased with Tyler Kroft (chest) unavailable. Although, the lack of yardage does make Griffin a tough fantasy option. He should be able to find some success against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. However, Griffin isn't anything more than a deep league option. It's unlikely that he gets heavily involved in the passing attack.

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Kadarius Toney Dec 2 12:50pm ET
Kadarius Toney

New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique, quadriceps) was working on a side field again on Thursday with a trainer and seems doubtful to play in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins. It's Toney's second straight day of missed practice after he was inactive in the Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The first-round pass-catcher has looked electric with the ball in his hands at times this year, but the problem is the Giants offense as a whole has mostly been beat up this year and has never really hit its stride. Fantasy managers should obviously look to pivot away from Toney this weekend, especially with Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) trending towards playing after a long layoff. In his first nine games, Toney has 35 catches for 392 yards and no touchdowns on 48 targets.

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Braxton Berrios Dec 2 12:50pm ET
Braxton Berrios

New York Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios put together a couple surprisingly solid performances to begin the season. However, his fantasy appeal has disappeared since then. In fact, Berrios has three or less targets in every game since Week 3. Last week, Berrios hauled in two receptions for 47 yards in the win over the Houston Texans. He could be involved with Corey Davis (groin) banged up and Keelan Cole Sr. (Covid) sidelined. That being said, Berrios could see more action than normal during the Week 13 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. At the moment, Berrios isn't someone worth starting in almost any formats. Berrios should be more involved, assuming Davis sits out alongside Cole. However, it sounds like Davis should suit up, which means Berrios might only see a handful of targets at best.

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Sterling Shepard Dec 2 12:50pm ET
Sterling Shepard

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) is doing light work at practice on Thursday and has an outside chance to play in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins. Shepard was listed as not practicing on Wednesday, so this represents some progress. But it's also not a ringing endorsement to consider him in fantasy lineups this weekend, since Shepard has been out since suffering his quad injury in Week 8. The 28-year-old was involved heavily in the passing attack in his first five games of the season, but there's a good chance that he'll have his snaps limited if he's back on Sunday against the Dolphins. That'll make him a pretty risky WR4/flex if he's active this weekend.

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Jamison Crowder Dec 2 12:40pm ET
Jamison Crowder

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is coming off his worst game of the season. Last week, he hauled in his lone target for five yards in the win. To be fair, it's not all his fault with quarterback Zach Wilson only targeting him once. Possibly, the chemistry between the two isn't there yet. That being said, Crowder could have a tough time finding success against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. A defense that has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to wideouts this season. Wilson appears to be in line for another start, so Crowder could be looking at another dud. At this point, Crowder is basically a desperation flex option in PPR formats.

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James Robinson Dec 2 12:40pm ET
James Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (heel, knee) did not practice on Thursday after he was limited on Wednesday. It's unclear yet if the Jaguars were just resting Robinson on Thursday or if he actually had a setback with heel and knee injuries that he's been managing in recent weeks. Regardless, fantasy managers should be on the lookout for an update on his status, but if he misses another practice on Friday, it will likely be Carlos Hyde time on Sunday in the Week 13 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. If Robinson is active, he'll be on the RB1/2 borderline against Los Angeles, a defense that has allowed just over 100 yards rushing per game to their opponents. Hyde had a season-high 21 carries in Week 9 when Robinson sat out, but he gained just 3.19 yards per carry and has a low fantasy ceiling even with a starter's workload.

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Elijah Moore Dec 2 12:30pm ET
Elijah Moore

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has been much more involved in the offense since the Week 6 bye. In fact, Moore has seen six or more targets in each of his last five games. That trend should continue against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. A defense that ranks 23rd in pass DVOA this season. This certainly appears to be a favorable matchup for Moore despite him and quarterback Zach Wilson having little playing time together. That being said, Moore is worth a look as a flex play in most fantasy formats for this Week 13 matchup.

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T.J. Watt Dec 2 12:30pm ET
T.J. Watt

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Robert Spillane on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday. Spillane has played in 10 games for the Steelers this year, with just one start. He's recorded 17 tackles (one for a loss). Offensive lineman Joe Haeg and linebacker T.J. Watt were placed on the COVID-19 list earlier this week. The 25-year-old Spillane has also been dealing with a knee injury, so even if he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols, he may not be available to return in Week 14 next Thursday when Pittsburgh takes on the Minnesota Vikings. If Watt ends up missing this Sunday's game against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers defensive unit in fantasy could struggle.

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Ty Johnson Dec 2 12:20pm ET
Ty Johnson

New York Jets running back Ty Johnson saw only six carries despite Michael Carter (ankle) being out last week. Although, those six carries were actually Johnson's highest total since Week 2. Despite that, Johnson wasn't able to do much with his chances with Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter getting a majority of the carries. It's uncertain if Walter will play during the Week 13 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. His absence could mean more chances for Johnson. Although, there's not a lot of upside for Johnson with Zach Wilson under center. Fantasy managers should consider him a low-end flex option in deep leagues. There's PPR value here with Johnson, but his workload is uncertain.

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Phillip Lindsay Dec 2 12:20pm ET
Phillip Lindsay

Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay (ankle) was not seen at practice on Thursday at the portion open to the media. Lindsay was a limited practice participant on Wednesday, so this would represent a downgrade if he in fact is listed as missing Thursday's session. Friday will be big for the former Houston Texan and Denver Broncos as the Dolphins head into their Week 13 game against the New York Giants. The 27-year-old played 20% of the offensive snaps in his team debut in the Week 12 win over the Carolina Panthers, seeing a season-high 12 carries for 42 yards. That's a good sign for Lindsay, but Myles Gaskin remains Miami's lead back. If Lindsay cannot play this Sunday, Salvon Ahmed, who played 18% of the snaps and had five carries, will see more playing time as Gaskin's backup.

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Tevin Coleman Dec 2 12:10pm ET
Tevin Coleman

New York Jets running back Tevin Coleman took over the lead back job for last week's matchup against the Houston Texans. He rushed 11 times for 67 yards and hauled in two receptions for three additional yards. It was surprisingly a decent outing from Coleman, but fantasy managers shouldn't get too excited. The Jets offensive line is horrendous and it was tough for Michael Carter (ankle) to have any success when he was healthy. His absence should mean another start for Coleman, but it doesn't guarantee success. The Philadelphia Eagles are ranked 16th in rush DVOA this season. This isn't a favorable matchup, but Coleman does have some deep league flex appeal for this Week 13 matchup. The touches should be there without Carter available, but the results are tough to predict.

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J.D. McKissic Dec 2 12:10pm ET
J.D. McKissic

Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol and didn't practice for a second straight day on Thursday. McKissic scored the team's only two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Monday night win over the Seattle Seahawks, but he suffered a head/neck injury late in the game and is now seriously in danger of missing the Week 13 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders. Antonio Gibson would be in line for a huge workload against a vulnerable Raiders run defense if McKissic is unable to play, giving him easy RB1 upside. Rookie Jaret Patterson would see a bigger role behind Gibson if McKissic is unable to play, but it's debatable whether he'll have standalone value. Friday's practice will be big for McKissic's weekend status.

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Miles Sanders Dec 2 12:00pm ET
Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) said he feels good and expects to play on Sunday in a plus matchup against the Jets. With Jalen Hurts (ankle) also battling an ankle injury, head coach Nick Sirianni had mentioned that Hurts would likely run less this weekend. That would likely mean more carries for Sanders and Boston Scott, especially with Jordan Howard still banged up and unlikely to play. Given the strong matchup, both Sanders and Scott could be started this weekend, with Sanders being a risky RB2 option with clear upside.

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Zach Wilson Dec 2 12:00pm ET
Zach Wilson

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) was able to fully practice on Wednesday. That means, Wilson should be in line to start against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. Last week, Wilson put together a lackluster performance against the below average Houston Texans pass defense. It's unlikely going to get better against the Eagles despite them being ranked 23rd in pass DVOA this season. There should be better streaming options in just about every fantasy format. Wilson is a desperation option, but it's hard to imagine many worse options right now.

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Antonio Brown Dec 2 11:30am ET
Antonio Brown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) was not seen at practice on Thursday as he continues to struggle coming back from an ankle injury. At this point, it would be safe to assume that Brown will miss Sunday's game against the Falcons, which will mean Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski continue to hog almost all of the receiving work. The Bucs have another good matchup against the Falcons this week and with the passing game taking a backseat in last week's win, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Bucs come out and allow Tom Brady to sling the ball around the field. As with every week, you should start Brady and all three of receiving options with confidence.

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