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Jeremy Maclin expected to be main slot WR
Likely to fill Steve Smith role in offense
By: Doug Orth | Jun 15 2017, 11:00 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Jeremy Maclin is expected to be the Ravens' slot receiver because Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman provide speed on the outside and Baltimore lost valuable inside targets Steve Smith Sr., Dennis Pitta and Kamar Aiken this offseason. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Smith's retirement and Pitta's hip injury have freed up a ton of over-the-middle targets for Maclin, who shouldn't have much problem leading the team in receiving if he avoids the injury bug that bit him a season ago. The ex-Kansas City Chief should start with Wallace in two-receiver formations and move inside when Baltimore opts for three-wide sets. Maclin should be a rock-solid fantasy WR3 option in 2017 with WR2 upside.
Terrance West in line for big workload?
OC: I'm looking forward to him toting the rock
By: Doug Orth | Jun 15 2017, 5:55 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens senior offensive assistant Greg Roman: "I'm very excited about Terrance West. I'm looking forward to him toting the rock this year." (Baltimore Sun)

FFToday's Take: To be fair, Roman was only asked about West, not Kenneth Dixon, who will miss the first four games of the season due to a PED suspension. However, ESPN's Jamison Hensley suggested earlier this month West is the "unquestioned starter". Caution is advised, if only because Dixon is the more explosive back and Danny Woodhead is a more complete back who will likely replace West in the red zone. It's hard to imagine West being much more of a fantasy factor this year than he was in 2016.
Gore the early favorite to remain a workhorse
Robert Turbin, Marlon Mack could fill specialized roles early on
By: Doug Orth | Jun 15 2017, 5:40 pm

Indianapolis Colts
It's an intriguing mix led by the elder statesman (34-year old Frank Gore), the versatile veteran (Robert Turbin) and the rapid rookie (Marlon Mack). We're expecting Gore to remain the workhorse, if you consider 16-18 carries per game workhorse level. OC Rod Chudzinski could offer an expanded role to Turbin, who would embrace it. Also, Mack could steal some of Gore's carries if he proves himself NFL-ready. (CBS 4 Indy - Mike Chappell)

FFToday's Take: Turbin has reportedly had "a helluva spring" according to Chudzinski, although it would be a mistake for the journeyman to be used as anything more than a goal-line or change-of-pace option. Mack's explosiveness makes him a unique weapon in this offense and he is a capable receiver to boot. At least for now, the rookie should be considered the handcuff for Gore, who could push for another 260 or so carries if he stays healthy and/or doesn't fall off a cliff physically.
Zimmer: Dalvin Cook could be "special"
HC sings the praises of rookie RB
By: Doug Orth | Jun 15 2017, 5:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook has yet to run in pads for the Minnesota Vikings, and it will be some time before coaches begin to establish a pecking order for a backfield that hasn't really needed one for the better part of a decade. But Cook's early work has coach Mike Zimmer believing the Vikings might have a unique player on their hands. "I think he's got a chance to be special. ... I just think this guy has got a chance to be pretty good. Now, he's got some things he's got to work on, like all young backs, but I've been very impressed with him this spring," Zimmer said. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Latavius Murray's offseason ankle surgery is costing him an opportunity to make an early impression, while Jerick McKinnon doesn't seem to be getting much of a chance to compete for a starting spot. With that said, Zimmer's praise is notable because he usually does not engage in hyperbole. Cook regularly flashed playmaking ability at Florida State and should emerge as the lead back at the very least early this season.
Injury Andrew Luck will sit during minicamp
Shoulder surgery in January
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 13 2017, 11:23 am

Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck's role this week: "Just observe," says coach Chuck Pagano. "The next step is getting to the point where he can throw." Pagano told reporters that he's unsure if Luck will be available for training camp. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: With no official timetable for his return, Luck's shoulder injury is something we'll be following closely when training camp begins in August. He's expected to be on a pitch count when he does return to the field.
Injury TE Ben Watson returns to practice
Coming off Achilles injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 13 2017, 10:48 am

Baltimore Ravens
TE Ben Watson returned to practice today after working his way back from a torn Achilles. (Ravens on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watson tore his Achilles late last August and appears to be on schedule for a return this year. That being said, Watson will likely be brought along slowly during minicamp and training camp. Crocket Gillmore and Nick Boyle are also in the mix to assume the tight end targets left by Dennis Pitta.
Jets officially release Eric Decker
Jets couldn't find a trade partner
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 12 2017, 5:22 pm

New York Jets
After GM Mike Maccagnan announced that Eric Decker’s departure was imminent, the Jets have released the veteran receiver. "We think very highly of Eric. Our focus right now is seeing our young players, how they do," said Maccagnan earlier this week. "We wish Eric, going forward, a lot of success." (NewYorkJets.com)

FFToday's Take: The Jets had been exploring trade options for Decker but couldn't work out a deal. The Jets are flushing out the talent pool and rebuilding from the ground floor. Decker is coming off hip and shoulder injuries that limited him to three games last season but he should have interest from the Bills and Eagles who both were rumored to have interest in Jeremy Maclin.
Crowder to play outside in two-WR sets
Increased targets likely for Redskins WR
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 12 2017, 4:00 pm

Washington Redskins
Jamison Crowder is one reason the Redskins have remained upbeat about their receiving corps, despite the loss of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in free agency. Crowder will start, playing on the outside in two-receiver sets and inside when they add a third. He’ll also return punts. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: If Crowder does get the starting nod on the outside this season and kick inside on third-downs he'll likely surpass his 99 targets from a year ago has a great chance to crack the 1000-yard mark in his third year. Crowder finished 30th among PPR wide receivers last season averaging 12.1 FPts/G.
Ravens land Jeremy Maclin
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 12 2017, 3:35 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens and WR Jeremy Maclin agree to a two-year deal, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Ravens and Bills were the two teams pursuing Maclin after he was let go from the Chiefs last week. Both teams have holes in their receiving corps especially the Ravens as they lost Steve Smith to retirement. Maclin should be in the starting lineup opposite Mike Wallace with Breshad Perriman rounding out the top three.
WR Andre Ellington moving back to RB
Arians wants Ellington to be tougher runner
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 7 2017, 2:15 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Arians: Andre Ellington is back to being a RB. challenge for him is running tougher, not going down as easy. (Kent Somers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ellington was declared a wide receiver earlier this off-season but that experiment didn't last long. The Cardinals don't currently have a true backup behind David Johnson although reports suggest the team is still in touch with Chris Johnson. Even so, Ellington's fantasy value remains minimal at this point.
Eric Decker on the way out of New York
Jets will trade or release him this week
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 6 2017, 4:54 pm

New York Jets
And now the Jets are parting ways with WR Eric Decker, sources tell ESPN. Have told WR they either will release or trade him this week. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The free agent wide receiver market has certainly picked up some steam the last couple days. First Jeremy Maclin was released by the Chiefs on Friday and not it appears Decker will be on the move. The Jets will save $5.75 million against the cap. Decker is coming off a torn rotator cuff. His landing spot later this week will determine his fantasy value.
Injury Rookie WR Mike Williams out until training camp
Mild disc herniation in back
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 6 2017, 3:07 pm

Chargers first-round pick, WR Mike Williams, is expected to miss remainder of offseason program with a disc injury in his back, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bad news for the Chargers rookie wideout who has missed all of the team's off-season workouts with a back injury. It's possible his back could quiet down before camp but this is definitely a red flag for fantasy owners considering investing in the rookie. We should get a better idea of his status once training camp begins in late July.
Chiefs give WR Jeremy Maclin the boot
Chiefs save $10 million in cap space
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 2 2017, 8:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
The move, which came after the Chiefs wrapped up the second week of voluntary workouts, saves the Chiefs $10 million in cap space because Jeremy Maclin was cut after June 1; they had just $3.5 million available before. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Maclin is still just 29 years old and becomes a viable option for any WR-needy team. It's on odd move on the field considering the Chiefs have few veteran weapons at wide receiver. Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson make up the top three spots on depth chart.
Injury Dennis Pitta re-injures hip during OTAs
Ravens TE suffers another hip injury
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 2 2017, 3:30 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reinjured his hip during Friday's organized team activities and is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, the team announced. Friday's OTAs were not open to reporters. According to the team website, Pitta stretched for a catch, fell to the turf and couldn’t put weight on his leg as he tried to get up. (Baltimore Sun)

FFToday's Take: Pitta inured his hip twice before and missed the entire 2015 season as a result. He led all tight ends in 2016 with 86 receptions. The Ravens have a number of bodies at tight end but most are dealing with injuries including Ben Watson (Achilles)and Maxx Williams (ACL). Free agent Gary Barnidge could be Ozzie Newsome's radar.
Injury Cameron Meredith out until training camp
Ligament damage in thumb
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 1 2017, 8:00 pm

Chicgao Bears
The Bears will be without Cameron Meredith for the remainder of organized team activities as well as the team’s mandatory mini-camp later this month after the third-year receiver suffered ligament damage in one of his thumbs during Thursday’s practice. (Chicago Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Surgery has not been ruled out as of now. With a recovery time of 6-8 weeks, Meredith is in danger of missing the early portions of training camp. It's a setback for the starting receiver who projects to be the Bears best option in the passing game in 2017.
Colts sign RB Christine Michael
Was released by Green Bay on May 1st
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 1 2017, 3:30 pm

Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent running back Christine Michael, the team announced Thursday. The Packers released Michael on May 1 after the team selected three running backs in the NFL draft. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Michael has flashed ability when on the field but he's been unable find consistent playing time since coming into the league in 2013. Stints in Seattle and Green Bay have ultimately led to his release. Now, the Colts will give him a shot. It's a good landing spot for his fantasy value as veteran Frank Gore is backed up only by rookie Marlon Mack and veteran Robert Turbin.
Injury Latavius Murray has walking boot removed
Available at some point during training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Jun 1 2017, 11:39 am

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings running back Latavius Murray is keeping his goals modest as he recovers from ankle surgery. Murray had his walking boot removed Tuesday, 10 weeks following March 22 surgery on his right ankle, and was able to walk around freely Wednesday during an organized team activities session. “The goal is just to try to be available during training camp at some point,” Murray said. “Right now, everything is pointing toward that. I’m just going to trust the process and not rush the process.” (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: Murray's recovery from ankle surgery seems to be on track but he's going to be playing catchup when he finally gets on the field. Rookie Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon are also expected to be in the running back mix this season. Right now, the rookie has in the inside track to being the RB to own in the Minnesota backfield.
Injury QB Mark Sanchez suffers knee injury
Out rest of OTAs and mini-camp
By: Mike Krueger | May 30 2017, 6:00 pm

Chicgao Bears
Bears QB Mark Sanchez suffered a left knee injury today. Out for the rest of OTAs and mini-camp. Expected back for training camp. (Dan Wiederer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Raise your hand if you knew Sanchez was on the Bears roster. All three of you can put your hands down. While Sanchez is expected to return for training camp, he's third in the pecking order behind Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky and well off the fantasy radar.
Matt Jones awaiting trade or release
No-show for voluntary workouts
By: Mike Krueger | May 30 2017, 3:20 pm

Washington Redskins
Running back Matt Jones remained a no-show as the Redskins kicked off their second week of voluntary offseason practices. The third-year pro isn’t expected to attend any of the remaining five voluntary sessions (two more this week, and three next week). (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Jones was reportedly told by coaches that he's no longer in their plans so the running back is working out on his own while he awaits his release. Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine are candidates for early-down work while Chris Thompson is expected to be the third-down back. Jones is talented enough to hook on with another team and should do so at some point this pre-season.
Fewer catches for Gurley in 2017?
Dunbar could be Chris Thompson clone
By: Mike Krueger | May 30 2017, 9:30 am

Los Angeles Rams
The Rams, under a new offensive-minded head coach in Sean McVay, are determined to help Gurley recapture his big-play ability. But they might not count on him to be as much of a factor in the passing game. They have replaced Benny Cunningham, a more traditional backup running back who saw a lot of third-down snaps, with Lance Dunbar, who, when healthy, can be a major pass-catching threat out of the backfield. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: McVay used Chris Thompson as a pass-catching back in Washington so it's not a stretch to think Dunbar could fill a similar role for the Rams. Gurley saw 43 receptions last year but its safe to say he may not reach that total in 2017. Rebounding from a poor fantasy season will come down to repairing a 3.2 yards per carry average.
Victor Cruz signs one-year deal with Bears
Chicago revamping receiving corps
By: Mike Krueger | May 25 2017, 2:00 pm

Chicgao Bears
The Bears’ continued attempts to energize a reshuffling offense continued Thursday when the team agreed to a one-year contract with veteran receiver Victor Cruz. (Chicago Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Cruz missed the majority of 2014 and 2015 with various ailments including a serious knee injury. The Bears are revamping their receiving corps after losing Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles and have a number of options including Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Josh Bellamy, Kendall Wright, Rueben Randle and Markus Wheaton. It won't be easy for Cruz to make the team.
Injury Bills concerned with Charles Clay's knee issues
Participated in the majority of OTAs
By: Mike Krueger | May 25 2017, 11:45 am

Buffalo Bills
"We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," McDermott told reporters Thursday before the Bills took the field for an OTA workout. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He's a weapon for us." (Buffalo News)

FFToday's Take: Charles Clay has been bothered by injuries since 2015 but has only missed four games in the last two years. For his part, Clay participated in the majority during OTAs but he may have his reps limited in mini camp this June. Clay finished 18th among fantasy TEs (standard scoring) in 2016.
Kaepernick wants to be a Seahawk
Willing to be Wilson's backup
By: Mike Krueger | May 25 2017, 9:30 am

Seattle Seahawks
Per source, Colin Kaepernick "wants to be a Seahawk" and informed team that he's content backing up Russell Wilson. Mtg went "very well." (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: At this point, Kaepernick would likely sign with any team willing to take a chance on him. The Seahawks could use a veteran backup to Wilson with only Trevone Boykin (off-field issues) in the mix. Austin Davis reportedly met with the team on Wednesday as well.
Josh Gordon petition for reinstatement denied
Eligible to try again in fall
By: Mike Krueger | May 11 2017, 5:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
The NFL has denied Browns WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement petition. He can reapply this fall. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Along with his agent terminating their relationship roughly two weeks ago per ESPN's Josina Anderson, this denial may be an indication Gordon still isn't getting it. Still only 26, Gordon theoretically has time to make something out of his NFL career, but he hasn't taken a regular-season snap since 2014. This latest setback may be enough for dynasty league owners to finally cut the cord.
Daryl Washington released
Reinstated by league in late April
By: Mike Krueger | May 11 2017, 3:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals release LB Daryl Washington. "It is "best to release Daryl and give him the opportunity to continue his career elsewhere," the team said in a statement. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: A 2012 Pro Bowler, Washington hasn't played a regular-season snap since 2013 due to multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Now 30 years old, Washington may have one shot left to prove he is a changed man. If any team is going to take the plunge, look for it to be a risk-taking team like Dallas or Cincinnati. Washington was one of the best young linebackers in the league before his ban.
Cardinals add QB Blaine Gabbert
Carson Palmer has new backup
By: Mike Krueger | May 10 2017, 10:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
In case of emergency, Blaine Gabbert. That's who the Cardinals will be able to turn to -- if something unfortunate happens to Carson Palmer -- after they sign the quarterback to a one-year deal, which they intend to do on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Drew Stanton is still in Arizona but will have competition as Carson Palmer's backup. Gabbert threw 5 TDs and 6 INTs in six games last season for San Francisco with a 57 competition percentage.
Vikings add WR Michael Floyd
One-year deal, $1.5 million
By: Mike Krueger | May 10 2017, 2:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Receiver Michael Floyd has signed with the Vikings, an NFL source confirmed. The deal is a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with as much as $6 million in incentives. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Floyd was waived by the Cardinals late last season for driving under the influence, picked up by the Patriots then became a free agent this off-season. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen sit atop the Vikings depth chart, which gives Floyd an opportunity to battle for playing time with Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright.
Seahawks claim RB Mike Davis off waivers
Deep running back group gets even deeper
By: Mike Krueger | May 8 2017, 3:25 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Source: The Seahawks were awarded former 49ers RB Mike Davis off waivers. Stays in the division with a team that pounds it. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The 49ers waived Davis over the weekend and was claimed by the Seahawks who already have Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins already in the mix. It's difficulty to imagine Davis carving out any kind of role in Seattle.
Jets WR Robby Anderson arrested
Resisting arrest with violence, obstruction of justice
By: Mike Krueger | May 8 2017, 9:00 am

New York Jets
According to a report from Andy Slater of WINZ-AM, Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is being charged with resisting arrest with violence and also obstruction of justice after an incident at a music festival in Miami. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: With a lack of depth at the position, Anderson was scheduled to be a key part of the Jets passing game along with Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa. Anderson had some fantasy relevance late last season posting 14 catches, 240 yards and 2 TDs from Weeks 13-15.
Jay Cutler moving to the broadcast booth
Starting QB gig not available
By: Mike Krueger | May 5 2017, 9:00 am

Chicgao Bears
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has accepted a role as a color commentator for Fox Sports, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington on Friday. Cutler, whom the Bears released on March 9, had conversations with the New York Jets and Houston Texans before the draft, but the talks ultimately went nowhere, sources told Dickerson. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With no starting gig readily available, Cutler has opted to join the broadcast booth. There are rumors he's been mulling retirement after 11 seasons.
Jamaal Charles joins division rival Broncos
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | May 2 2017, 5:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Denver reached an agreement with former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles on a one-year contract Tuesday after he met with team officials and underwent a physical. The deal includes a $900,000 base salary, a $100,000 workout bonus, plus 46-man active roster bonuses and incentives that make it worth up to $3.75 million, according to two NFL sources. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Charles has dealt with multiple knee injuries over the last two years including an ACL tear. If healthy, he can give the Broncos a jolt of speed and quickness, something they lacked in the running game last season. Charles will fight for carries with C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker but a likely scenario is Anderson and Charles splitting carries as long as the two remain healthy.
Jamaal Charles to visit Broncos Tuesday
Cool free agent market for 30-year-old RB
By: Mike Krueger | May 1 2017, 2:10 pm

Denver Broncos
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is visiting the Broncos Tuesday. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: The 30-year-old Charles hasn't had much interest this off-season after missing most of 2016 with various knee injuries. C.J Anderson and Devontae Booker remain in Denver but there were reports the Broncos were interested in Christian McCaffrey in last week's draft.
Packers to release RB Christine Michael
Green Bay added three RBs in 2017 draft
By: Mike Krueger | May 1 2017, 2:00 pm

Green Bay Packers
The Packers spent Day 3 of the draft bolstering their depth at running back, and Christine Michael is the latest casualty of that strategy. Michael will be released, ESPN reports. Michael is the second Packers running back to get cut today, following Don Jackson. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: The Packers drafted 3 running backs over the weekend including 4th-rounder Jamaal Williams who has a decent chance of seeing significant action in 20017 along side Ty Montgomery. In his brief career, Christine Michael has spent time in Seattle, Washington, Dallas and Green Bay.
NFL Draft McCaffrey likely to go in top 10?
GM: "McCaffrey had the best combine workout I've seen"
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 27 2017, 1:45 pm

Carolina Panthers
One NFL GM said Christian McCaffrey "had the best combine workout I've seen. Ever." It's one reason McCaffrey likely to go in top 10. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The rumors surrounding McCaffrey have been all over the place including going to Carolina at No.8. Teams with running back needs early in the draft include Jacksonville (pick No.4) the Jets (pick No.6), Carolina (pick No.8) and the Eagles (pick No.14). Where he goes is anybody's guess.
Raiders, Seahawks agree on trade for Lynch
Swap of late-round picks in 2018
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 26 2017, 9:00 am

Oakland Raiders
Marshawn Lynch is set to come out of retirement after the Raiders and Seahawks agreed to a trade that allows the running back to play in Oakland, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lynch and the Raiders have an agreement for a two-year contract in place, according to league sources. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Lynch will need to a pass a physical today but after months of rumors, it appears Lynch will be a Raider in 2017. Lynch (31) sat out the 2016 season but does have a lot of mileage on the tires and is on the wrong side of 30. While being consistently durable during most of his career, injuries caught up with him in 2015. limiting him to only 7 games. However, he's a good fit for the Raiders offense who lost Latavius Murray in free agency and will likely step into lead-back role. He's an RB2 with RB1 upside in redraft leagues.
Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated
Could be available Week 1 if he keeps his nose clean
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 25 2017, 6:30 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
The NFL notified Martavis Bryant of the Pittsburgh Steelers today that he has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis. Bryant may join the Steelers at the training facility and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Bryant's clinical resources in Pittsburgh, he will be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games. (Steelers.com)

FFToday's Take: Bryant still has some hurdles to jump if he wants to be on the field Week 1. He's been suspended since March of last season for multiple offenses of the leagues substance abuse policy. Bryant has shown to be a big play threat on the field but his off-field issues and risk of being kicked out of the league for another offense will submarine his fantasy stock.
Adrian Peterson says he's signing with Saints
One-year deal, plus one-year option
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 25 2017, 8:15 am

New Orleans
Adrian Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson Tuesday morning that he plans to sign with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year deal that is effectively a one-year deal plus a one-year option. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: $3.5 million is guaranteed for 2017. With Tim Hightower now is San Francisco, New Orleans needed to add some depth behind Mark Ingram. Peterson is not expected to take over Ingram's role but simply complement him. At age 31, Peterson played in only three games in 2016 averaging 1.9 yards per carry. However, Ingram injury history does give Peterson some upside if he can flash his old form. He'll be a mid-round selection in redraft leagues this summer.
Bills decline to match, Gillislee now a Patriot
Bills will receive 5th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 24 2017, 6:00 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills declined to match two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet that RB Mike Gillislee signed with Patriots, per source. Gillislee now a Pat. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: This marks the second straight year the Patriots have pried away a player Buffalo. You may recall Chris Hogan joining New England from the Bills last season. With Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and third-down back James White already on the roster, the addition of Gillislee will muddy the fantasy waters in the Patriots backfield.
Giants pick up option on Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham locked in through 2018
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 24 2017, 11:45 am

New York Giants
Kimberly Jones of NFL Media reports that the Giants are picking up that option, which will be guaranteed against injury only for the 2014 first-round pick. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: The fifth year option is for the 2018 season. It's likely the two sides will work on a long-term prior to the 2018 season. Odell Beckham Jr. has been a top 5 fantasy wideout in PPR leagues the last two seasons.
Saints still talking deal with Adrian Peterson
Club keeping options open heading into draft
By: Mike Krueger | Apr 24 2017, 9:30 am

New Orleans
I'm hearing the #Saints are still very much involved with Adrian Peterson. Sides still talking about a short-term deal to bring him to NOLA. (Jeff Duncan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Saints will likely weigh their options post-draft and might sign the veteran running back if they strike out on bringing in younger blood this week. Peterson's market has been cool, although its likely he'll land with a team on a short-term deal at some point before training camp.