2018 Fantasy Football: Notes







By Chet Gresham - @Chet_G
Updated April 4, 2018.

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There truly is no offseason in the NFL, and that applies to fantasy as well. Below, I gather some of the more interesting tidbits from the news and look at them with a fantasy perspective.

April 4 Updates

Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams
The Los Angeles Rams continue to wheel and deal, this time trading for Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks. They had already made a splash with their defensive acquisitions, but this seals the deal as far as putting together a team to win today versus a few years from now. Cooks isn't a dominant receiver who can beat anyone, but he is great in space and should be a great outlet for Jared Goff as the No. 1 receiver; however, Cooks won't be so far above all the other receivers to be force-fed the ball like someone like Nuk Hopkins in Houston. I do worry that the Rams' defense may be too good to push Goff to pass the ball more than 25 times a game while Todd Gurley runs over the world, but we can't always count on an all-star defense to play as an all-star unit, especially early in the season.

Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, WRs, Rams
This move isn't great for Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp, but I don't think it destroys either's fantasy value. The Rams' No. 1 receiver is going to see some really tough cornerback matchups this coming season, and Woods and Kupp will need to step up. Additionally, I expect this offense to be balanced enough to keep these receivers' usage up, although their upsides will be capped. Goff is the only player who gets a no-doubt arrow pointing up for this trade.





Patriots
The Patriots let Cooks go, sticking with their plan to not overpay for wide receivers, or anyone really. They still have Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Malcolm Mitchell. This is of course a big boost for Edelman and Hogan, but could push Dorsett or Mitchell back into the sleeper race.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants
Jason La Canfora reports that the Patriots aren't gearing up for a trade of Odell Beckham Jr. after receiving the Rams' No. 1 pick. Beckham could be insane in New England offense, but the team still has a decent set of receivers, plus the chances of Beckham being traded are still pretty slim, even with a great offer.



Robby Anderson, WR, Jets
Robby Anderson had his felony charges dropped and now will just have a misdemeanor of reckless driving to deal with. That's good news for his status, but there is a chance he still sees a short suspension after a previous run-in with authorities last offseason. He needs to stay out of trouble, but for now I'm still on board with him as a good fantasy receiver this season.

Bucky Hodges, TE, Jets
The Jets are looking for tight end help and signed Bucky Hodges. There was some draft hype around him, and in Minnesota, he was behind Kyle Rudolph, so there is some hope that a new team could work out for Hodges, but he's only a flier in dynasty leagues at this point.



Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins
Jordan Reed had surgery on his toes and will likely miss OTAs. It was a problem for him last season, so hopefully he can get past that particular injury, but he remains a tough player to rely on in fantasy due to his numerous injuries. If he's healthy, you have a top fantasy tight end, which means you can't ignore him in drafts, but you also don't want to overpay for an upside that you may never see.

Brice Butler, WR, Cardinals
Brice Butler signed with the Cardinals on a 2-year contract. Butler always seemed to have a big play in him with Dallas, but hardly saw opportunities. He will compete with J.J. Nelson for the No. 2 spot and has the ability to win that job if he can get the offense down.



March 22 Updates

Michael Crabtree, WR, Ravens
Michael Crabtree signed with the Ravens for a 3-year, $21 million contract. Despite their offense being running back oriented, Mr. Crabs should be able to see an increase in targets and plenty of red-zone work. He should be a safe re-draft player this season.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions
The Lions signed LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal. I expect they'll also draft someone, but Blount will more than likely be the lead back this season, which means early-down work and all short-yardage work, including at the goal line. Ameer Abdullah isn't as good as Theo Riddick as a receiver and not as good as Blount between the tackles, so he's pretty much dead weight at this point. The Lions would be best served using the duo of Blount and Riddick, and if they do phase out or trade Abdullah, I like Blount and Riddick's fantasy value this season.

Christine Michael, RB, Colts
The un-dead Christine Michael must have found some fresh brains in Indianapolis, as they've re-signed him after he was injured last season in minicamp. Michael has the skill-set to be a productive player and has shown some of that on the field, but his chances of digging out of his grave and making it as a top fantasy play are going to be tough. The Colts might be one of the best teams for his chances of success because they don't have much at the running back position at the moment, but that could change in the draft.

Logan Paulsen, TE, Falcons
The Falcons signed Logan Paulsen to a 1-year deal after they let Levine Toilolo go. Toilolo was comically bad as an offensive player, and Paulsen should be an upgrade as a blocker and a receiver. Austin Hooper is the starter, but Paulsen could cut into his upside. I will likely stay away from both in redraft this season.



Marshawn Lynch, RB, Raiders
Marshawn Lynch restructured his contract and is now guaranteed $4.5 million and will be the Raiders' starter this season. Doug Martin could push him for starter work, but Martin has been so bad over the last two seasons that we'd need to see a huge improvement before worrying too much about him. On the whole, I do expect the Raiders to not run Lynch into the ground at his age, but Jon Gruden is an off fella and might just "this guy" him into dust.

Eric Ebron, TE, Colts
The Colts signed Eric Ebron after the Lions released him, which makes for a crowded tight end group, once again, in Indianapolis with Jack Doyle P.I. and Ebron as both starting-caliber players. Andrew Luck is used to playing in 2TE sets, and both of these players can get enough work to put up fantasy numbers as long as T.Y. Hilton is the only stud receiver on offense.

Luke Willson, TE, Lions
With Eric Ebron gone, the Lions needed a tight end and got Luke Willson, formerly of the Seahawks and a "wow" catchphrase. If Wilson is the receiving tight end for the Lions, we can draft him in fantasy, but his upside will be minimal.

The Jaguars
The Jaguars released Allen Hurns and also let Allen Robinson walk while extending Blake Bortles' contract, so there is no doubt that they have decided to go with a 100-percent run game with Leonard Fournette while possibly throwing a few passes to newly acquired tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. I might have exaggerated at some point in the previous sentences, but there is no doubt that Jacksonville has its blinders on when it comes to the passing game and instead want to make the defense and running game the keys to success. The acquisition of Seferian-Jenkins is a good one, but Marqise Lee, Donte Moncrief, Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole are all similar in ability, with no one player able to elevate this group like Hurns and Robinson did a couple years ago. There will be times when each of this core group of receivers has a strong game or two and we'll pick them up off the waiver wire, but sooner than later that receiver will crap out and we'll be cursing the Jaguars' offense.

Ryan Grant, WR, Colts
The Colts signed Ryan Grant after the Ravens screwed him over so they could sign a recently cut Michael Crabtree. He'll be making significantly less than what the Ravens dangled in front of him, allowed him to nibble on and then tore away with uproarious laughter. But he should get a good opportunity to start and catch passes from a hopefully healthy Andrew Luck. Grant is a good player and with enough targets would be useful for fantasy, so don't sleep on him as long as word about Luck isn't apocalyptical.

Josh Johnson, QB, Raiders
The Raiders signed Josh Johnson who hasn't thrown a pass since 2011 but Jon Gruden drafted him and now that he's a coach again, he seems to have started an NFL retirement village. Maybe Johnson and Doug Martin can form a softball league and can play some of the older Warriors players for a case of Natty Light.

Donte Moncrief, WR, Jaguars
Donte Moncrief's 1-year contract is worth $9.6 million and is fully guaranteed. That puts a new light on this deal and how the Jaguars value him. He has an abundance of ability, but poor quarterback play, injuries and plenty of inconsistency has made him useless for fantasy so far in his career. Now he goes to a team with a middling quarterback, a run-based offense and a plethora of decent receivers.

Danny Woodhead, RB, FA
Danny Woodhead announced his retirement. It is a sad day for all scrappy football players, i.e. Bill Belichick.



March 16 Updates

Jordy Nelson, WR, Raiders
The Raiders signed Jordy Nelson to a 2-year, $15 million contract and then cut Michael Crabtree. This move seems like an odd swap, as Nelson looked like he slowed down a lot last year and Davante Adams outplayed him. You can look to Nelson's touchdown numbers with Aaron Rodgers early in last season, but those were mostly close-range scores with a top-three quarterback throwing him the ball. Nelson is a couple years older than Crabtree and has more injury history dragging him down, while Crabtree has been the model of efficiency and touchdowns with the Raiders. I don't get it, but this is what happened. Nelson will start opposite Amari Cooper, likely looking at top-35 receiver value, as Cooper should see more targets as the clear No. 1.

Ryan Grant, WR, FA
Ryan Grant's contract with the Ravens has been voided. The Ravens overpaid in getting him, and when Michael Crabtree became available Grant somehow failed his physical, voiding his contract and making him a free agent again. He's likely screwed now, as he won't find a team willing to give him that kind of money again.

Michael Crabtree, WR, FA
Crabtree will now visit the Ravens, and there's a good chance they will sign him after this Grant debacle. Crabtree would be the no-doubt No. 1 in Baltimore and likely would continue to hold decent fantasy value in that capacity, even with the elite Joseph Flacco throwing balls around his general vicinity.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Jaguars
Austin Seferian-Jenkins signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a 2-year deal. He played well last season, proving he still has starter ability, but didn't land in the best situation for targets. He will remain a good red-zone player and should get enough touchdowns to be useful in 2TE leagues.

Doug Martin, RB, Raiders
Oakland signed Doug Martin to a 1-year contract. He was awful last season and doesn't look like he has starter ability anymore. NFL Network's Mike Silver says the Raiders are also going to keep Marshawn Lynch, who has a year left on his deal, while DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard remain with the team. I expect Lynch to lead the way as long as he sticks with the team, while seeing plenty of rest with Martin and friends fighting for work behind him.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
The Bengals re-signed Tyler Eifert to a 1-year deal. His value will rest on if he can stay healthy, which he hasn't been able to do over the last two seasons. His ADP will likely fluctuate with training camp news about his health, so if you do buy him, make sure it's not after a report of him jumping over a car or something.

March 15 Updates

Jerick McKinnon, RB, 49ers
Jerick McKinnon signed a 4-year, $30 million contract with the 49ers, making him the fourth-highest paid running back in the league. Many will scoff at that, but he is a perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan's offense. His ability as a receiver and to create in space is what Shanahan wants and McKinnon has it to spare. He played well last season, totaling nearly 1,000 yards and six touchdowns in relief of Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray, but the Vikings offense wasn't suited for his style, while the 49ers offense is. Much will depend on his ADP, but I will target him in all PPR leagues this year.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Browns
Carlos Hyde signed a 3-year, $15 million contract with the Browns. The Browns also have Duke Johnson and this duo could be a strong one in real life football and possible fake life football as well, but his usage isn't going to be consistent. I like Hyde's ability and with the Browns upgrading all over the field on offense, there should be more scoring opportunities for this team, but they won zero games last year and expecting a big enough turnaround to fit multiple fantasy players is asking a lot.

A.J. McCarron, QB, Bills
A.J. McCarron signed a 2-year contract worth $10 million to join the Bills. He should get a chance to start, but he's clearly making backup money and whoever the Bills take at quarterback in the first round will likely start sooner than later, as McCarron's ability is backup level and the Bills are devoid of talent on offense. It's a situation to run from in fantasy.

Rex Burkhead, QB, Patriots
The Patriots re-signed Rex Burkhead to a 3-year deal. He'll still be competing with James White and Mike Gillislee for touches and the patriots will also likely grab a back later in the draft. His fantasy prospects are helped by the departure of Dion Lewis, but as usual, the Patriots backfield is always tough to gauge from week-to-week. He's a player with good upside in this offense though and should lead the way in fantasy points as long as he can stay healthy.

Eric Ebron, TE, FA
The Lions released Eric Ebron, saving them $8 million on their cap. His inconsistency is a problem, but he's also shown enough to warrant plenty of interest on the market. Tight ends are notably slow to get going in the NFL and Ebron has put up good enough numbers to be considered an above average tight end in this league. I have a feeling the Lions will regret letting him go.

Jeremy Maclin, WR, FA
Jeremy Maclin was released by the Ravens. He's just not the same receiver he once was. Injuries and now the dreaded 30-year mark have him on the downside of a strong career. He should be able to latch on somewhere, but will need to prove he's healthy and productive before investing in him for fantasy.

Trevor Siemian, QB, Vikings
Trevor Siemian has been traded to the Vikings to serve as Kirk Cousins backup. The Broncos gave up a seventh-round pick and Siemian for a fifth-round pick. Siemian isn't very good, but he should be a decent backup, which the Broncos need behind Case Keenum. This is likely a decent sign that Chad Kelly could be in line for that backup job and makes for a decent dynasty hold.

Quincy Enunwa, WR, Jets
The Jets put a second-round tender on Quincy Enunwa. He has plenty of talent and will start for the Jets, but his upside will be limited in the New York offense. I'd still bet on his talent in dynasty, but I won't be targeting him in redraft.

Tom Savage, QB, Saints
Tom Savage will hold the clipboard on the Saints' bench this year after starting in Houston last season. He's slow and not very good.

Julius Thomas, TE, FA
The Dolphins released Julius Thomas. Injuries and a fall off after not getting targets from Peyton Manning have caught up with him, and he's lost all fantasy appeal no matter where he lands.



March 14 Updates

Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings
Kirk Cousins is now a Viking. He signed a fully guaranteed 3-year deal for $86 million and will join the Vikings already stacked roster. With Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Dalvin Cook and Kyle Rudolph filling out the skill positions on offense, Cousins should continue to be a top fantasy quarterback. He has his flaws, but he should be able to provide a consistent level of ability that will be a step up from Case Keenum, and I expect the fantasy numbers to remain strong for all involved.

Case Keenum, QB, Broncos
The Denver Broncos settled for Case Keenum to run their offense this season by signing him to a 2-year, $36 million contract. They did this before Kirk Cousins had even signed with the Vikings, so it appears they just weren't going to spend the money for Cousins. That decision might make sense, but I believe they are conceding that they aren't a team with the players to make it to another Super Bowl anytime soon. They will likely try to compete with Keenum, but should draft a quarterback early and work at finding their leader for the future. Keenum did keep his receivers in good fantasy numbers last season and will be a step up from the trash heaps the Broncos hve had the last two seasons at quarterback. They have retained Demaryius Thomas and plan on keeping Emmanuel Sanders, so those two should see a bit of a bump from last season, but I'm not going to put them as breakout stars with Keenum, as Thielen and Diggs are better receivers at this point in their careers.

Allen Robinson, WR, Bears
Allen Robinson is now a Chicago Bear. This is a great signing for them, as they had no receivers worth mentioning after Cameron Meredith went down in preseason last year. Robinson is coming off a bad injury, but one that others have recovered from and we know what he can do when getting good targets, as seen by his 80 reception, 1,400 yards, 14 touchdowns in 2015 with Blake Bortles throwing him the ball. Thankfully for Robinson and those who roster him in dynasty leagues, John Fox is no longer the coach in Chicago, while Matt Nagy takes over as head coach and Mark Helfrich becomes the offensive coordinator. Both coaches are a step or three above Fox on the offensive-mind scale and should help Mitch Trubisky exponentially.

Trey Burton, TE, Bears
The Bears also signed tight end Trey Burton, who has shown a lot of upside when given playing time. Burton, Robinson, Cameron Meredith, Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen are a group that Chicago's new offensive-minded coaches can do something with. Much will depend on how quickly Trubisky develops, but he did show flashes last season, which lead me to believe that he can succeed in a well-schemed offense with solid players. We can't ink in 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns for Robinson, but at least he'll be in an environment that has potential.

Jimmy Graham, TE, Packers
The Green Bay Packers have signed Jimmy Graham. Graham was in talks with the Saints, but the Packers likely needed him more with Jordy Nelson leaving town and Randall Cobb regressing over the last few seasons. Graham looked slow in Seattle, but he also was a red-zone killer with 10 touchdowns last year. I could easily see a similar line for Graham in 2018 as last season. His receptions and yardage will likely see a slight uptick, but his true value will be as a touchdown scorer.

Jordy Nelson, WR, FA
The Packers released Jordy Nelson, clearing over $10 million in cap space. He looked slow last season and was only boosted up early in the year by the great arm of Rodgers and seeing a healthy number of targets in the red zone. With Jimmy Graham in town, Nelson would have likely lost a chunk of those red-zone targets anyway. He will hook up with another team, but he appears to be on the downside of his career.

Josh McCown, QB, Jets
Josh McCown re-signed with the Jets on a 1-year deal for $10 million. McCown was good last season, especially for Josh McCown, and the Jets needed him at least another season. They will likely draft a quarterback and could bring in another veteran, but McCown has some upside as a fantasy quarterback, as seen by a nice stretch of games last season.

Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars
With Allen Robinson out of town, the Jaguars signed Marqise Lee to a 4-year contract and took a flier on Donte Moncrief. Lee has been their most productive receiver of late, and Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole, Allen Hurns and, now, Moncrief will make for a crowded group of receivers. They will fight it out for targets, but Lee will be the de facto No. 1 and likely the most consistent option for Blake Bortles.

Sam Bradford, QB, Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are giving Sam Bradford a 1-year deal for $20 million, with $15 million guaranteed. It's a pretty stout number for the oft-injured quarterback, but their options were dwindling fast with Cousins going to Minnesota and Keenum to Denver. Bradford looked great the few seconds he was able to play last season, and if he could stay healthy, I'd be on board for the Cardinals, but he surely hasn't proven that ability and Arizona's offensive line was not good last season. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson should make life easier for Bradford, but only if he can stay upright.

Drew Brees, QB, Saints
There was some inkling that Drew Brees might not sign with the Saints, but in the end, there never really was any doubt by him as he signed a team-friendly 2-year deal, with only one year guaranteed. It would have been interesting to see what he could do elsewhere at his age, but this was easily the best choice for all involved. He's no longer going to put up the huge numbers he is used to as long as the Saints' defense and running game continue to flourish, but he should be a steady fantasy player if you don't overpay.

Paul Richardson, WR, Redskins
Paul Richardson has signed with Washington for a 5-year, $40 million contract, with $20 million guaranteed. Richardson had a strong 2017 season and cashed in on it, but will have a lot of competition for targets next season on a team that may not be as good as it has been offensively. Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, Josh Doctson and Chris Thompson will all deserve targets, and I don't feel confident that this offense will be able to accommodate that many mouths to feed.

Danny Woodhead, RB, FA
Danny Woodhead was released by Baltimore. Injuries have held him back the last two seasons, and now at 33 years old, age could catch up with him, but there is about a 99 percent chance he ends up on a 1-year deal with the Patriots.

Taylor Gabriel, WR, Bears
Taylor Gabriel signed with the Bears, adding yet another offensive play-maker to their arsenal. I don't expect much from him for fantasy, as he likely will have a hard time finding consistent touches in what is starting to look like a stacked offense, but he is a nice piece to help Trubisky take a big step forward this season.

Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets
Isaiah Crowell has signed with the Jets. He has shown signs of being an above-average back, but has also shown the opposite more often than not. He will be their lead back, but will lose some work to Bilal Powell. I believe Crowell can be a productive back still, but he'll need to stay healthy and for the Jets to carry some leads into the second half of games.

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Jets
The Jets have also signed Teddy Bridgewater to a 1-year contract. Josh McCown signed earlier in the day and was told he would be the starter, but Bridgewater is the younger player and the Jets will likely want to see what he can do unless McCown has them in the hunt for the playoffs. I like this signing for the Jets, but Bridgewater has a way to go before we can call him fantasy relevant.

Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs
Sammy Watkins has moved on from L.A. to Kansas City to catch passes from Patrick Mahomes. Watkins has been fool's gold for some time now, but always flashes enough to keep hope alive for his development and upside. I am one of those who loves his ability, but I've grown weary of him not living up to expectations. Thankfully, he gets a strong-armed quarterback in Mahomes, who should be able to target him deep, which is where Watkins' bread and butter lies. Much will depend on his ADP and how he is valued in Kansas City, but I'm willing to give Watkins another shot with the Chiefs because I see that defense continuing to be poor while the offense will need to put up big points through the air with Mahomes chucking away.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Giants
The recently released Jonathan Stewart has signed with the Giants. The Giants have Wayne Gallman, Paul Perkins and could draft Saquon Barkley still, while Stewart has fallen off the last two seasons. Unless the Giants get Barkley, they will likely remain bogged down at the running back position for fantasy.

Mike Glennon, QB, Cardinals
Mike Glennon signed with the Cardinals to backup Sam Bradford, which means he has a good chance to start at some point this season and become yet another Cardinals quarterback that stinks up the desert.

John Brown, WR, Ravens
The Ravens have signed John Brown and Ryan Grant. Brown has shown ability in his career, but has also had trouble with injuries and the side effects of Sickle Cell. Grant hasn't shown as much as Brown, but the Ravens gave him a $10 million signing bonus for some reason. This may mean the Ravens are letting Mike Wallace go, but it also means they will likely be a subpar passing offense once again. I won't be targeting any of Baltimore's pass catchers this year.

Dion Lewis, RB, Titans
Dion Lewis has signed with the Tennessee Titans. Wow! The Titans knew they needed someone with Derrick Henry due to his inability in the receiving game, but Lewis is more than just a receiving back. Coach Mike Vrabel is going after some of his old team's players like Lewis, so he knows what he is getting and there is little doubt that Lewis will be given a chance to prove himself in a competition with Henry. We could easily see Lewis just take over the DeMarco Murray role in this offense and push Henry for lead back touches.





March 10 Updates

Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns
The Cleveland Browns went trade crazy on Friday, acquiring Jarvis Landry and Tyrod Taylor. Landry is a good receiver and was a receptions machine in Miami. His transition to Cleveland could hurt his numbers, but getting Taylor at least softens that transition, as he'll have a veteran quarterback throwing him the ball. In the end, I don't love the deal for Landry because I could see him losing targets, especially with Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and David Njoku needing work as well. Then, there's a good chance the Browns will go after Saquon Barkley, who will likely be a usage machine under Hue Jackson. The good news is that Cleveland's offense should improve markedly this coming season and Landry will be a key part of that.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Browns
Tyrod Taylor is a good enough quarterback that he will likely be the Browns' starter Week 1 while whoever they pick at quarterback in the first round will probably back him up to start. From there, anything could happen, of course, but I do like this move, especially when it looked like A.J. McCarron was their first choice. Taylor has decent fantasy value, as this offense has gained two top receivers in Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon, and likely a top running back who can also catch passes. Additionally, Taylor's ability as a rusher will always boost his fantasy numbers.

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
The Titans released DeMarco Murray, which pushes Derrick Henry into the starting running back role in Tennessee. Henry has shown big-play ability, but his consistency hasn't been great. He's a beast, and I expect games in which he can get 20 rushing attempts will also be great fantasy games, but his lack of receiving ability will make it tough for him when the Titans are trailing and are in comeback mode. Much will depend on who they bring in to be their receiving back, but I believe Henry's upside will always be slightly limited without a strong receiving component to his game. This could be a good time to sell him in dynasty. I still think he has a productive career and is very much worth being on your team, but his value could be higher than it should be, so it's worth sending out some offers.

Torrey Smith, WR, Panthers
Torrey Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley. The Eagles were just shopping Smith before they released him, so this was a windfall for them. The Panthers very much needed a deep threat last season after letting Ted Ginn walk, but Smith has been in the league a while now and just hasn't shown that he can be the guy. If the Panthers don't bring in anyone else, Smith will have some fantasy value, but his upside will remain limited due to his own limitations as a receiver.

DeShone Kizer, QB, Packers
DeShone Kizer was traded to the Packers, as he wasn't needed after the Tyrod Taylor acquisition. The Packers weren't prepared for Aaron Rodgers getting injured last season, and they very much needed to upgrade their backup situation. Kizer might not be a big upgrade over Brett Hundley, but Hundley didn't show much of anything while Kizer at least put some decent work on tape whenever he wasn't turning the ball over.

Mike Evans, WR, Bucs
Mike Evans signed a 5-year, $82.5 million contract extension with $55 million guaranteed. This deal puts him as the second-highest paid receiver in the league and will likely push other top receivers to want similar money. Expect Odell Beckham Jr. to work at getting more cash sooner than later.

Doug Martin, RB, FA
Raiders coach Jon Gruden sat down with Doug Martin and, of course, loved "this guy!" He could be looking to sign him, but Martin has been bad over the last two seasons and doesn't deserve much of a contract at this point.

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