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  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 3/16/17 5:25pm ET

    Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) 'had a good visit' with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 16, but ultimately left without signing a contract. Charles also may be visiting another team next week, though the identity of that franchise isn't known.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks just signed Eddie Lacy, and considering they also have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the roster, there just doesn't seem to be a fit here now. Charles was one of the league's top running backs when healthy, but over the past two seasons, he's managed to suit up in only eight games combined. His next destination will determine how much fantasy value he has entering his age-30 season.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 3/16/17 5:09pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's new contract includes incentives for each month he meets a target weight designated by the team. He earns an additional $55,000 for being at 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June through August and 245 pounds from September to December.

    Huddle Up: It's a rather brilliant idea to ensure Lacy is at the desired playing weight so the team can maximize the potential on their new running back. However, that may not be the biggest roadblock the former Green Bay Packer deals with, as he was in fairly decent shape last year before injuries limited him to just five games, the fewest of his career. When he was healthy, Lacy actually looked good, registering a career-high 5.1 yards per carry.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/16/17 4:57pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree has registered at least 900 receiving yards in back-to-back years for the first time in his career. In addition, he also finished with more than 80 receptions in consecutive seasons for the first time as well. It's also worth noting that since joining the Raiders, Crabtree has been targeted more in the 2015 and 2016 seasons than in any other year.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree will be entering his age-30 campaign in 2017, but it appears he's been playing better as he gets older with age. During his six years in San Francisco, the former first-round draft pick had just one season with 80-plus catches, as well as only one in which he scored more than six times, but he's accomplished both those feats during his two years with the Raiders. As long as QB Derek Carr can stay healthy, Crabtree should be looking at a similar stat line ahead.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/16/17 3:29pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo may end up sticking with the team for 2017 and beyond, as there is a 'persistent belief within league circles' that they truly want to keep him. The thinking is that QB Tom Brady's 'magic number' is three more years or perhaps fewer if he wins one more Super Bowl, and that head coach Bill Belichick has decided after one year of working with him that he doesn't believe QB Jacoby Brissett will become a 'true franchise quarterback.'

    Huddle Up: For owners looking to ride Garoppolo in the upcoming campaign while he begins his journey on another club, it's starting to look like that may never come to fruition. Obviously, if he becomes a starter somewhere else, he'll be someone worth watching, but at this point in time it looks like he'll hold no fantasy value while remaining behind Brady in New England.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/16/17 2:18pm ET

    Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise since the Vikings just signed Latavius Murray. Murray figures to begin offseason activities as the starter in Minnesota, but Jerick McKinnon could give him a run for his money. Even so, expect McKinnon to split time with Murray, with Murray handling the majority of snaps. Murray should be regarded as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 behind a suspect Vikings' offensive line.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/16/17 8:23am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray received a three-year, $15 million deal, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Murray fits the offense better than Adrian Peterson, and he's a two-way threat that should help Sam Bradford in check-down situations. Murray will probably have to share some of those third-down reps with Jerick McKinnon, and Murray has been a bit brittle. However, he has upside in the offense with a heavy workload and has RB2 bang for the buck.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/16/17 12:08am ET

    Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, March 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN's Field Yates reports the contract can be voided after one season.

    Huddle Up: The signing all but closes the door on a potential return for Adrian Peterson and is perhaps the best landing spot for Murray, who spent most of 2016 sharing touches in the Oakland Raiders' backfield. Murray should have a clear path to 200-plus carries and be a low-end fantasy RB2 with Minnesota, while Jerick McKinnon should retain potential low-end flex value as the likely passing-down back.

  • Tim Hightower - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 3/15/17 7:28pm ET

    Unrestricted free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, March 16, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Hightower proved to be a serviceable back for the New Orleans Saints in his age-30 season in 2016, although he did more to anger Mark Ingram owners than he did on a consistent basis in fantasy. If he lands with the Niners, he would be the heavy favorite to be the direct backup to oft-injured Carlos Hyde.

  • Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 3/15/17 12:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent WR Adam Thielen agreed to a three-year deal with the Vikings Wednesday, March 15, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Thielen is coming off a career year in 2016 and should continue to have a significant role in the Vikings' passing game in 2017. Thielen can be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/15/17 11:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy has a $385,000 bonus related to his weight in his new contract.

    Huddle Up: The Seahawks want Lacy to be weigh in the 240-pound range in 2017, but reports have indicated that he is over that weight at this point. Lacy likely will share work with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise next season and probably should be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/14/17 8:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is still garnering interest, as three other teams have tried to trade for him 'in the last 10 days or so,' only to be 'quickly shot down,' according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: While Cousins' situation in Washington will be tricky beyond 2017, it appears the club is firmly set with him as their starting quarterback going into next season, and who can blame them? The 28-year-old has topped 4,100 passing yards in each of the past two seasons, while compiling 54 touchdowns compared to only 23 interceptions over that span. He'll have QB1 potential in most formats.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 3/14/17 6:51pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks played 21 games at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and 21 games on the road during his first three seasons in the league with the New Orleans Saints. While his receptions and targets were split pretty evenly, he accumulated 1,644 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in the Superdome, compared to 1,217 yards and seven touchdowns in away contests.

    Huddle Up: This shouldn't deter owners from being high on Cooks going into the 2017 campaign, as it's just something to think about, since he'll be playing more in outdoor weather. Despite these splits, however, Cooks figures to have the potential to be a WR1, considering he still has a top quarterback throwing to him, and the fact that the Patriots have remarkably been amongst the three highest-scoring teams in each of the past seven seasons.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/14/17 12:47pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's target weight will be in the 240s, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll emphasized that Lacy has future money at stake with his one-year deal with the Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Basically, Lacy needs to lose some weight and stay at that playing weight in order to be effective and have a longer stay with the Seahawks. Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise give the Seahawks extra security at running back. Look for Rawls to be their primary running back, while Prosise serves in the third-down and change-of-pace role with Lacy running on short-yardage and goal-line situations. As for Lacy in particular, he's an RB3 to flex option at best.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 3/14/17 11:42am ET

    Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) is visiting the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 14.

    Huddle Up: Minnesota missed out on signing Eddie Lacy, and Murray may be next on the list of coveted replacements for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' offensive line needs some work, so this would be a downgrade for Murray from his prospects with Oakland. In short, he has RB2 upside but is a mildly risky third fantasy rusher if he winds up in the Twin Cities.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 3/14/17 10:07am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor has made plans to practice with Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and wide receivers in late April, Pryor said during his introductory press conference Monday, March 13.

    Huddle Up: Pryor has a wealth of upside in this offense and intends to get to work early. This is nothing but good news for fantasy gamers, who should look to him as a WR2.

  • Julius Thomas - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 3/14/17 9:47am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas is finally healthy after battling back, finger and ankle injuries. 'I don't really have any handicaps, anything that will hold me back,' Thomas said. '... I feel really good. I know that I'll be able to play at the highest level I've played in my career.'

    Huddle Up: Reunited with Adam Gase, Thomas hopes to regain some of his glory from the 2013 and '14 seasons in which he scored a total of 24 times. He is too risky for TE1 status, but there is weekly flex consideration and daily gaming worth here. Thomas has to compete with three viable receivers for touches in an offense that figures to run the ball as much as possible to shield Ryan Tannehill.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 3/14/17 9:28am ET

    Free-agent RB Eddie Lacy (Packers) will join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year, $5.55 million deal Tuesday, March 14, according to a source. He will receive $3 million in guaranteed money.

    Huddle Up: Lacy is on a 'prove it' deal in an offense that has a crowded backfield. His fantasy value is capped in the RB3/flex area, primarily due to his injury concerns and a likely time share.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 3/14/17 6:29am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is eligible to return from his one-year suspension, and the league has until the end of March to rule on his reinstatement. Sources close to Bryant said he has gained 15 pounds as he trained and helped coach high school football during his absence.

    Huddle Up: Bryant scored 15 touchdowns in 21 games with elite speed on his 6-foot-4 frame. It's anyone's guess what a prolonged layoff would mean for him, though. He'll probably have to be taken as a WR3, but the risk and reward are both plentiful.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 3/14/17 5:55am ET

    Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has cap numbers of $9.713 million in 2017 and $18.08 million in 2018. His deal will automatically void if he's on the roster the fifth day after the Super Bowl in Feb. 2019. The Bills will then carry $4.2 million in dead money in 2019, the remaining portion of his $7 million signing bonus he received with the restructure. His 2017 base salary drops from $12 million to $7.5 million, and he does not receive a $15.5 million option bonus because the Bills officially declined his option as part of the restructure. His 2018 salary drops from $13 million to $10 million, and only $1 million is guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Taylor threw for 3,023 yards and rushed for 580 with 17 passing TDs, six picks and six rushing scores in 2016. He's a QB2, in fantasy, but he'll be a matchup play in DFS.

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