NFL Free Agency: 2023 Fantasy Football + IDP

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The 2023 NFL free agency season has kicked off. Bookmark this page to get all the fantasy football and IDP takes to help you maximize your dynasty rosters!

Welcome to NFL free agency! Things are changing by the minute, so we will regularly update this list shortly after free agency signings and releases with our fantasy football and IDP implications and outlooks. Follow along by bookmarking this page and follow us on Twitter with notifications turned on!!

Watch Michael Sicoli and Steve Tomasin talk through all the exciting movements of IDPs on Monday here!

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Derek Carr (32) – New Orleans Saints

Four-year Contract, $150 Million

The Saints continue to play salary cap roulette, landing Carr. You can chart him down for a similar finish to years past. Chris Olave, a couple of games of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara (pending suspension) are certainly a downgrade in weapons, but Carr will likely game-manage himself to a high-end QB2 finish. His upside is dependent on what Thomas can be IF he can get on the field.

Olave should be safe with a stable if unexciting quarterback in Carr. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

The first domino to fall this offseason, as he lands a four-year, $150 million contract with the Saints. He’ll move right into the starting job and could be exactly what the Saints need to get back to the playoffs. In a very weak division, and with the pieces that are already in place in New Orleans, Alvin Kamara, Chris Olave, and Michael Thomas, Carr should continue to ascend and should be one of the top QBs in the NFC. –Chris Cook 3/19

Geno Smith (32) – Seattle Seahawks

Three-year Contract, $75 Million

This is one of the more team-friendly quarterback deals this offseason. Dynasty owners would be wise to note that this deal is only one year deep in guarantees, allowing Seattle to draft a quarterback if it feels like the value is right. For now, it’s safe to assume Smith is the Week 1 starter. Expect some regression in his impressive efficiency, but there’s no reason to say he should fall off a cliff. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Daniel Jones (26) – New York Giants

Four-year Contract, $160 Million

The Giants extended Jones in order to franchise tag Saquon Barkley. Whether that’s a good process or not, I leave it up to you. For now, the Giants return their starter who can build on his impressive campaign. Jones’ fantasy relevance has come through his legs and if he can provide a ceiling through the passing game, fantasy owners should be very interested. He’s a high-end QB2 for now. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Brian Daboll must have liked what he saw out of Jones in his first year in the new offense brought over from Buffalo. They rewarded him with a four-year, $160 million deal to stay with the team. The deal came down just before the deadline, so the team was able to use their tag on keeping Saquon Barkley, who is so important to Daniel’s success. Jones will also still have Darius Slayton, and second-year player Wan’Dale Robinson along with newly added Parris Campbell, and Isaiah Hodgins.

This offense should continue to improve under second-year coach Daboll. Jones finished the season with 3,205 passing yards, with 15 TDs compared to 5 INT. –Chris Cook 3/19

Lamar Jackson (26) – Baltimore Ravens

Non-exclusive Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $32.4 Million

Lamar Jackson is allowed to negotiate with other teams as of March 15. Because he is his own agent teams would have technically been tampering to talk with him prior. Go figure. Time will tell if a team is willing to match Jackson’s demands for a fully guaranteed contract, but it seems like most teams are avoiding the price tag. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Jimmy Garoppolo (31) – Las Vegas Raiders

Three-year Contract, $72.75 Million

A reunion with former OC Josh McDaniels, Garoppolo finds himself with an enormous opportunity to succeed. However, he needs to overcome the injury-prone tag but has plenty of weapons to be in the fringe QB1 conversation. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Garoppolo gets a three-year, $48.5 million deal, with $45 million of it guaranteed so the Raiders are all in. He should come right in, and not miss a beat. With Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, and now the addition of Jakobi Meyers, this should be an aerial assault on the rest of the league. I was bummed to see Waller move on, but maybe the Raiders plan to address that in the draft in April. –Chris Cook 3/19

Sam Darnold (25) – San Francisco 49ers

One-year Contract, $4.5 Million

Can you say quarterback controversy? This could signal a Trey Lance trade to be executed sooner rather than later. Darnold could be a cheap superflex option who could pay dividends early in the season. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Carson Wentz (30)

Baker Mayfield (28) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One-year Contract, $4 Million

Seems like a very low-risk, medium-reward signing for the Bucs. At worst, Mayfield loses the quarterback battle to Kyle Trask in training camp. At best, he finds some traction under new offensive coordinator Dave Canales and leads Tampa Bay to another 8-9 finish. He’ll likely end up as the backup for a bottom-feeding fantasy team by Week 11. –Michael LaRocca 3/15

It makes complete sense to bring in a veteran with the way this team is set up. Mayfield brings a strong arm and likes to throw it all over the yard. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should benefit from his gunslinger mentality. In my opinion, this stays the pass-happy offense it was with Brady. –Chris Cook 3/19

Jacoby Brissett (30) – Washington Commanders

One-year Contract, $8 Million

Brissett’s respect around the league continues to pay off as he gets a realistic opportunity to start in Washington. His competition (at the moment) is second-year quarterback Sam Howell, who only saw game time once in his rookie season. Neither will be fantasy-relevant, but Brissett represents the “known” option compared to Howell’s “unknown.”

How the Commanders handle the NFL Draft will tell how fair this competition will be. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Teddy Bridgewater (30)

Marcus Mariota (29) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract, $5 Million

Mike White (28) – Miami Dolphins

Two-year Contract, $16 Million

Instantly becomes one of the most valuable backup QBs in the league and a must-own for Tua Tagovailoa superflex managers. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Taylor Heinicke (30) – Atlanta Falcons

Two-year Contract, $14 Million

This will be Desmond Ridder‘s team, but there’s a realistic chance we will see Heinicke if and when Ridder struggles. He’s worth a stash in superflex leagues for that reason. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Case Keenum (35) – Houston Texans

Two-year Contract, $6.25 Million

Only relevant in superflex leagues if there is an injury ahead of him. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Gardner Minshew (26) – Indianapolis Colts

One-year Contract, $3.5 Million

Interesting. The deal is fully guaranteed and can reach $5.5 million through “very reachable incentives,” per Ian Rapoport. Minshew has been a fan favorite for years and now joins a Colts team with plenty of question marks under center. Matt Ryan has been released after a terrible season, and at least two quarterbacks are likely to be picked in the NFL Draft before the Colts select at No. 4.

As of today, Minshew will be the Week 1 starter. He could still be that even if the Colts select a quarterback with their first-round pick. This is a major win for the former Eagle and Jaguar, but don’t expect much fantasy production. The weapons and situation are still quite poor in Indianapolis led by a ground game in Jonathan Taylor.

Barring a sudden uptick in rushing attempts by Minshew this is best left as a rare streaming option. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Mason Rudolph (27)

Andy Dalton (35) – Carolina Panthers

Two-year Contract, $10 Million

Dalton will serve as the veteran mentor to whoever the Panthers select at No. 1. Vegas odds indicate that will be Ohio State QB, C.J. Stroud. Dalton should be rostered in superflex leagues if Carolina elects to take a patient approach to its franchise quarterback. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Joe Flacco (38)

Drew Lock (26) – Seattle Seahawks

One-year Contract, $4 Million

Brian Hoyer (37)

Cooper Rush (29) – Dallas Cowboys

Two-year Contract, $5 Million

Jarrett Stidham (26) – Denver Broncos

Two-year Contract, $10 Million

Sneaky upside joining QB whisperer Sean Payton if the Russell Wilson experiment continues to implode. Easy throw-in piece for trades in superflex leagues. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Tyler Huntley (25) – Baltimore Ravens

One-year Contract, $2.6 Million

Teams can offer a contract to Huntley, and Baltimore has the option to match it. If the Ravens pass they do not receive compensation. Huntley will likely end up back as a Raven to back up Lamar Jackson but should be rostered if talks continue to sour. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

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A decent crop of FA running backs, paired with an exciting and deep rookie class, makes for a frustrating offseason with likely even more timeshare backfields.

Tony Pollard (26) – Dallas Cowboys

Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $10.1 Million

It was supposed to be wheels up, to-the-moon for Pollard in 2023, as we all expected this move from the Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott is now gone, released by the team. However, a playoff injury (broken fibula) has raised question marks around Pollard’s future.

Conversely, a broken bone is much more encouraging than any severe soft tissue or ligament injury to the lower body. There is optimism that the Cowboys and Pollard will reach a deal with the franchise tag serving as a placeholder to work out a long-term deal.

I am betting Pollard will bounce back from his injury and carries league-winning upside for the latter portion of the season. He is a top-ten dynasty running back in my rankings and a strong buy for competing teams (late future 1st). Steve Tomasin 3/11 (UPDATED, 3-16)

Josh Jacobs (25) – Las Vegas Raiders

Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $10.1 Million

A bit of a surprise move to decline Jacobs’ fifth-year option last year, and now the franchise tag this year. There isn’t much signaling his role or volume will decrease outside of a potentially less efficient offense with the loss of Derek Carr. Depending on who takes over at QB for the Raiders, this would be the most impactful factor for Jacobs’ production.

I would be much higher on Jacobs for redraft versus dynasty leagues. If someone is in love with him in your dynasty league, sell for a haul. Otherwise, hold with confidence. Steve Tomasin 3/11

Saquon Barkley (26) – New York Giants

Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $10.1 Million

Smart to tag Barkley. Dumb to sign Daniel Jones long-term. Barkley remains a top-five dynasty RB as the focal point of the Giants’ offense. Buy/hold with extreme confidence. Steve Tomasin 3/11

Ameer Abdullah (29) – Las Vegas Raiders

One-year Contract, $1.75 Million

He is their primary special teams’ return man. Irrelevant for fantasy unless points are awarded for return yards. Or, unless the Raiders get decimated by injuries to the position. Abdullah might catch some passes every now and then but won’t be consistent outside of very deep best-ball leagues. – Steve Tomasin 3/11

Salvon Ahmed (24) – Miami Dolphins

One-year Contract, $1.8 Million

A somewhat interesting re-signing that might mean one or both of Jeff Wilson and/or Raheem Mostert won’t be back. If anyone in super deep dynasty leagues is still hanging on, kudos. Ahmed would be someone I would be slightly interested in nabbing off of dynasty waivers.

However, the Dolphins seem like a prime candidate to draft one of the many solid RB prospects inbound in this year’s draft. – Steve Tomasin 3/11

The Dolphins have since re-signed both Wilson and Mostert. Go figure. The league’s 27th-ranked rushing offense keeps the entire gang together. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Chase Edmonds (27) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One-year Contract, $ Unknown

Don’t get your hopes up, but this is as good a landing spot as possible. Rachaad White is the only relevant name left in this backfield, which is still open enough for another free agent or relevant draft prospect. Edmonds is not worth rostering in redraft formats but could be worth a dart throw in deep dynasty formats. This Bucs team will be downright bad, though. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Miles Sanders (26) – Carolina Panthers

Four-year Contract, $25 Million

Wow. A year ago Sanders was a hot name to avoid. Now he’s signing one of the biggest contracts for RBs in free agency. Carolina’s paycheck indicates Sanders will get a healthy workload. The Panthers finished 12th in rushing attempts (28.4) despite often playing from behind. Their strong finish was also due to that rushing attack, averaging almost 36 carries a game over the last three weeks.

Especially with D’Onta Foreman a free agent, Sanders will get some of that volume. Still, with little receiving ability and a likely drop in rushing touchdowns (11 after scoring nine in three years combined prior), Sanders is best viewed as a middling RB2. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

I love this move for both Sanders and Carolina. Opportunity is what we ask for, and I think we get a lot of that here. Sanders should get all of the first, and second down work. And with no real proven backup, he could see a lot of goal-line work. Miles had his best year yet in 2022. He rushed for 1269 yards, on 259 attempts, and 11 TDs. I look for another busy year from Sanders.

We’ll know after the draft, but Carolina seems to be leaning toward drafting a rookie QB. If that’s the case, Sanders will be the workhorse of the team. –Chris Cook 3/21

Ezekiel Elliott (27)

David Montgomery (25) – Detroit Lions

Three-year Contract, $18 Million

D’Andre Swift‘s managers are sad tonight, but this is a nice landing spot for Montgomery. Detroit was 7th in adjusted line yards per Football Outsiders and most recently powered Jamaal Williams to 17 rushing touchdowns and an RB13 finish. To be determined how the passing game work will split with Swift. -David Kelly 3/14

This is an interesting signing. Detroit already has a 24-year-old inD’Andre Swift, but he hasn’t played a full season yet because of injuries. Montgomery had a solid, and even good run in Chicago. He had 801 yards, and 5 TDs, but also had 34 catches for 316 yards, and 1 TD. As a seemingly lateral move, Montgomery’s fantasy output might not grow without Swift missing time due to injury. –Chris Cook 3/21

Alexander Mattison (24) – Minnesota Vikings

Two-year Contract, $8 Million

Go after Mattison NOW before he signs or re-signs with the Vikings, and they let Dalvin Cook go or trade him. Steve Tomasin 3/11

Santa suggested trading for Mattison before he re-signed in Minnesota. Well, now he has. Cook remains a Viking, however, so it remains unclear how Mattison gets play unless the veteran RB is hurt. His modest $8 million salary over two years does not imply Minnesota needs to play him. He’s a handcuff once more unless Cook is traded. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Leonard Fournette (28)

Kareem Hunt (27)

Rashaad Penny (27) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract, $1.35 Million

WHEELS UP! Yes, Penny has injury concerns, but drop him behind this Eagles’ offensive line, and he could be a STUD. Even if he only plays eight games, he will be rock-solid for all eight. I will aggressively look to acquire Penny for contending dynasty teams. And in redraft leagues, I’ll reach for him as early as the fourth round. Easy pickings. –Steve Tomasin 3/14

Jamaal Williams (28) – New Orleans Saints

Three-year Contract, $12 Million

It’s not ideal, but better than nothing after David Montgomery stole his job in Detroit. Williams lands on a middling Saints team, splitting the backfield with Alvin Kamara. He should start strong, especially with the high likelihood of a suspension for Kamara, but it’s nearly impossible to replicate his league-leading 17 rushing touchdowns.

With little passing volume when Kamara is active, Williams is set for a major regression. He should be drafted in the RB3 range, with a possible boost when Kamara’s status is solidified. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

So this could be a move a lot like Montgomery’s move – lateral. Again Williams will be backing up the starter, Alvin Kamara. Williams had his best year to date in 2022 and will continue to see the field. He had his highest rushing attempts 262, rushing yards at 1066, and TDs at 17. Look for him to get a decent share of the touches throughout the game, but where I think his value will come is in the passing game. Carr is going to love him on swing plays out of the backfield. –Chris Cook 3/21

D’Onta Foreman (27) – Chicago Bears

One-year Contract, $3 Million

This could be a great landing spot for Foreman. I know all the Khalil Herbert owners were hoping his role would expand with Montgomery’s departure, but Foreman should lock the starting position down as soon as training camp begins. He only started seven games but had a really solid overall year. He had 914 rushing yards and five TDs. The split should be around 70-30 with Foreman getting the majority of the touches. –Chris Cook 3/21

Damien Harris (26) – Buffalo Bills

One-year Contract

Devin Singletary (25) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $3.75 Million

Kenyan Drake (29)

Raheem Mostert (31) – Miami Dolphins

Two-year Contract, $5.6 Million

It’s Radio Raheem time again in Miami. It doesn’t preclude the Dolphins from making a splash in the draft like last year. But Mostert showed he had enough in the tank to fit Mike McDaniel’s offense well. Good contract for Miami that’s effectively a one-year deal. – Michael Sicoli 3/14

Samaje Perine (27) – Denver Broncos

Two-year Contract, $7.5 Million

This isn’t insignificant. With Javonte Williams‘ injury a serious one — tearing both his ACL and LCL — it seems very possible the Broncos RB won’t be ready for Week 1. With Latavius Murray, Melvin Gordon, Chase Edmonds, and Mike Boone all playing elsewhere, the team needed to add to the room.

Perine played well when spelling Joe Mixon in Cincinnati, a role he should occupy again in Denver. He could even be the starter for a stretch of games. While the team is likely to bolster depth through the draft Perine has a legitimate opportunity to start strong for this Sean Payton staff. Make sure he’s rostered if available, and maybe float an offer or two out. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Jerick McKinnon (31)

Jeff Wilson (27) – Miami Dolphins

Two-year Contract, $8.2 Million

Rinse repeat. The Dolphins brought back Raheem Mostert and Salvon Ahmed as well, so there’s a direct template on what to expect. Wilson will be a low-end RB2, high-end RB3 for 2023 — but don’t rule out a rookie breaking into the mix. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Boston Scott (28) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract, $2 Million

Scott will score against the New York Giants and otherwise serve as the No. 3 RB. There isn’t fantasy relevance here. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Rex Burkhead (32)

Ronald Jones (25) – Dallas Cowboys

One-year Contract

James Robinson (24) – New England Patriots

Two-year Contract, $8 Million

Mike Boone (27) – Houston Texans

Two-year Contract, $3.1 Million

Backup, who will only gain relevance with an injury ahead of him on the depth chart. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Giovani Bernard (31)

D’Ernest Johnson (26)

Mark Ingram (33)

Darrell Henderson (25)

Matt Breida (28) – New York Giants

One-year Contract, $2.4 Million

Purely Saquon Barkley‘s handcuff. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Dontrell Hilliard (28)

Ty Johnson (25)

Darrel Williams (28)

Latavius Murray (33)

Marlon Mack (27)

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Robert Woods (31) – Houston Texans

Two-year Contract, $15.25 Million

This is just such a Houston Texans signing lol. This means Brandin Cooks is 99% gone but the Texans still need a QB. Woods, at this age and stage of his career, is not likely to produce much outside of a handful of boom weeks that you’ll never guess right when to start him (use best-ball scoring!). Not interested. Steve Tomasin 3/11

Jakobi Meyers (26) – Las Vegas Raiders

Three-year Contract, $33 Million

Jakobi Meyers signing with the Raiders is such a curious fit. Josh McDaniels knows him. He knows he works best in the slot. But that’s also where Hunter Renfrow does his dirty work. Which one bumps out wide, or is Renfrow on the trade block? –Michael Sicoli 3/14

This is one of the best free-agent signings this off-season and should be an easy transition just to slide back in with a coach he’s familiar with. Meyers had a decent year last year, but with the more run-first offense of New England, I’m looking forward to seeing him in a more up-tempo scheme. He had 96 targets, for 804 yards, and 6 TDs.

With Davante Adams on the left side and Hunter Renfrow in the slot, Meyers should get a lot of the targets that were Darren Waller‘s last year. I’m excited about this one. –Chris Cook 3/19

JuJu Smith-Schuster (26) – New England Patriots

Three-year Contract, $33 Million

Was New England trying to spite Jakobi Meyers by offering JuJu Smith-Schuster the EXACT same deal? Perhaps. But with the loss of Meyers (New England’s receiving leader three years running), the Patriots didn’t really have a solid WR left to throw the ball to. (Who’s gonna throw that ball, though?!) Enter Juju Smith-Schuster. -Faith Enes, 3/16

Moving over to the Patriots from the Chiefs makes complete sense to me. The Chiefs didn’t use Smith-Schuster in the red zone at all. He caught 78 receptions for 933 yards, but only 3 TDs. And that’s not what any fantasy owner wants to see. He should be able to help the Patriots’ veteran locker room. He’ll be coming out of the slot, and catching slants over the middle from Mac Jones. I love the upside, he just needs to make sure he gets involved near the red zone early and often. –Chris Cook 3/19

DJ Chark (26)

Adam Thielen (32) – Carolina Panthers

Three-year Contract, $25 Million

Odell Beckham (30)

Allen Lazard (27) – New York Jets

Four-year Contract, $44 Million

That’s absolutely insane. Run-blocking and being friends with Aaron Rodgers get you a LOOOOOONG way in this league. Lazard will have a greater impact in real-life than he will in fantasy football, but he is a solid best-ball pick at draft cost. – Michael Sicoli 3/14

Even before free agency started, Lazard voiced his opinion about moving on from Green Bay. He should fit in well as a nice veteran presence in such a young locker room. Lazard will line up in the slot, with Wilson to the left, and Davis to the right, he should be able to get ample opportunities underneath, and across the middle.

Lazard brings with him 60 receptions, on 100 targets, for 788 yards, and 6 TDs. On top of all this, the Jets paid him $44 million over four years. They didn’t just bring him in as a decoy. And if the Rogers deal goes down, we all know how much his stock will rise. –Chris Cook 3/19

Mecole Hardman (25)

Parris Campbell (25) – New York Giants

One-year Contract, $4.7 Million

The deal is heavily based on incentives, including games played, but this is a good signing for both sides. Campbell has flashed talent over the years but due to injuries and overall offensive ineptitude, he just hasn’t hit his potential. Brian Daboll clearly thinks he can get more out of the former Colt, who also offers an option in the slot should Wan’Dale Robinson (ACL) not be ready for the season opener.

Call me optimistic, but Campbell is worth a spot on the back of the bench. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Darius Slayton (26) – New York Giants

Two-year Contract, $12 Million

It seemed like the Giants would let Slayton walk, but he ended up turning around and strolling back inside the facility. It’s a good chunk of change for Slayton, who stepped up at certain points of the season when nobody else could. We pretty much saw Slayton’s ceiling last season as a WR3. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Slayton re-signed with the team for two years, and Parris Campbell came over from the Colts, but just on a one-year deal. Both should be able to help Brian Daboll and Daniel Jones have an even better year than last. Slayton had 46 catches for 724 yards, and 2 TDs, while Campbell had 57 receptions for 581 yards and 3 TDs.

Both of these guys have the same problem though, they can’t stay on the field. For either of these guys to help us out fantasy-wise, that’s the first thing they must overcome. –Chris Cook 3/19

Robbie Anderson (Chosen) (30)

Jarvis Landry (30)

Sterling Shepard (30) – New York Giants

One-year Contract, $1.3 Million

A nice gesture for the Giants to offer Shepard a contract to stick with the team after a snake-bitten career due to injuries. I’m actually still interested, as this WR corps is wide open. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Kenny Golladay (29)

Nelson Agholor (30)

Randall Cobb (32)

Marvin Jones (33)

Ashton Dulin (26) – Indianapolis Colts

Two-year Contract, $7.2 Million

Jamison Crowder (29)

Olamide Zaccheaus (25)

Noah Brown (27) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $2.6 Million

Brown isn’t a bad player and is one of the stronger run-blocking wide receivers in the league. That shapes up well for DeMeco Ryans‘ Texans. Brown could play a similar role to San Francisco’s Jauan Jennings; great for the team, not as relevant for fantasy.

Still, Brandin Cooks could be traded in a wide-open offense that is top-5 in vacated target percentage. Maybe Brown could carve out a role. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Cam Sims (27) – Las Vegas Raiders

Mack Hollins (29) – Atlanta Falcons

One-year Contract, $1.25 Million

Sammy Watkins (29)

N’Keal Harry (25)

DeAndre Carter (30)

Chris Moore (29)

T.Y. Hilton (33)

Richie James (27)

Byron Pringle (29)

Demarcus Robinson (28)

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (26) – Tennessee Titans

One-year Contract, $1.26 Million

Marquez Callaway (25)

Jalen Guyton (25)

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Evan Engram (28) – Jacksonville Jaguars

Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $11.3 Million

Jacksonville seemed to figure out how to use Engram down the stretch last year, giving us flashbacks to his TE5 finish in his rookie year. Returning to Jacksonville is likely the best-case scenario for Engram managers. – David Kelly 3/14

Juwan Johnson (26) – New Orleans Saints

Two-year Contract, $12 Million

With Derek Carr in town, this is great for Johnson. Carr loves targeting his tight end in the red zone, and Johnson loves catching touchdowns. He’s been essentially touchdown or bust for two years now but carved out a career-best season in 2022.

A desperate need for an option other than Chris Olave, Johnson could be very fantasy relevant. Expect him to be a popular sleeper option this summer. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Dalton Schultz (26)

One-year Contract, $9 Million

Dalton comes over to Houston from Dallas where he has been for the past five seasons. He brings a ton of experience compared to what the Texans have now. He got a one-year, $9 million deal. Dalton had a decent year, posting 57 receptions, for 577 yards, and 5 TDs. He should be a welcome addition for Davis Mills, or whoever they bring in or draft at QB going forward. –Chris Cook 3/21

Mike Gesicki (27) – New England Patriots

One-year Contract, $4.5 Million

Gesicki should drop straight in as the Patriot’s top TE option through the air. It was a disappointing year both in the real world and the fantasy one. He only had 46 targets, 28 receptions, for 316 yards, and 5 TDs. New England should run a lot of two TE sets. And with the way Mac Jones likes to check down, I look for Gesicki to benefit greatly from his ability to sit down across the middle. Fantasy owners are certainly hoping that he gets back to the stat lines he had in 2020, and 2021. –Chris Cook 3/21

Irv Smith Jr. (24)

Hayden Hurst (29) – Carolina Panthers

Three-year Contract, $21.75 Million

It’s a good reward for a hard-working TE, getting $13 million guaranteed. Hurst had a strong year on a prove-it deal with the Bengals in 2022. His final stat sheet may look underwhelming, but it doesn’t paint the picture of how Hurst stepped up with Ja’Marr Chase injured. He made several key catches in the season and will serve as a good safety net for the Panthers’ future signal caller.

Hurst won’t be trustworthy on a weekly basis due to what will be a low-scoring Panthers offense, but he will have streamable weeks for sure. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Hurst’s move over to the Carolina Panthers could be very profitable for both the Panthers and the fantasy community. What we do know is he’s moving to a team that in all likelihood will be starting a rookie at QB. Hayden will probably look to help out the young signal caller. Hurst got a three-year, $22 million deal. He had a decent year yardage-wise but underperformed with only two TDs. He’ll surely look to improve on both of them in the future. –Chris Cook 3/21

Austin Hooper (28)

Foster Moreau (26)

O.J. Howard (28) – Las Vegas Raiders

Howard moves over from Houston to Las Vegas and gets a one-year, $3.5 million deal. He only played in 13 games last year, so injuries do worry me a bit. And in those 13 games, he only had 10 receptions for 145 yards and 2 TDs. He’ll need to improve on all of those numbers to have any fantasy value to anyone. In a TE-starved league, fantasy owners hope the move is a positive one. –Chris Cook 3/21

Robert Tonyan (29) – Chicago Bears

One-year Contract, $2.65 Million

Geoff Swaim (29)

Josh Oliver (26) – Minnesota Vikings

Three-year Contract, $21 Million

Could have a sneaky upside in TE premium leagues and likely signals that Irv Smith Jr. will not be back. If anything happens to T.J. Hockenson, Oliver will be a hot waiver wire commodity. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Zach Gentry (26)

Jordan Akins (31) – Cleveland Browns

Two-year Contract, $3.9 Million

Dan Arnold (28)

Maxx Williams (29)

Mitchell Wilcox (26)

Donald Parham (25) – Los Angeles Chargers

Two-year Contract, $2.65 Million
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Lorenzo Carter (27) – Atlanta Falcons

Two-year Contract, $9 Million

Brandon Graham (35) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract, $6 Million

Sometimes stability is best, and that’s typically true of 35-year-old assets. Graham’s relevance was held up by eight sacks, but it seems tough to replicate that given the snaps he played. Expect some regression with the occasional sack splash, but his weekly ceiling is very capped. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Marcus Davenport (26) – Minnesota Vikings

One-year Contract, $13 Million

Personally done waiting for Davenport to be anything — man needs to be healthy. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Sometimes first-round picks hang around the league and surprise us. After some flashes of brilliance in 2021, Davenport disappointed in 2022. However, his underlying pass rush metrics were still good, and he will be much cheaper in 2023 redrafts. -David Kelly 3/14

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (28) – Cleveland Browns

Three-year Contract, $19 Million

I am very excited about this signing. “Obo” gets to play opposite Myles Garrett, which any EDGE rusher should be ecstatic about. His floor could be nine sacks a la Olivier Vernon in 2020. The buy-low window could be slammed shut, but if you’ve got IDP league members not dialed into the end of last season and this signing news, go pounce. Strong buy. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Yannick Ngakoue (28)

Bud Dupree (30)

Frank Clark (29)

Charles Omenihu (25) – Kansas City Chiefs

Two-year Contract, $20 Million

Charles Omenihu has played well in a rotational role for the 49ers. Expect he’ll do the same as the Frank Clark replacement in KC. –Michael Sicoli 3/14

Arden Key (27) – Tennessee Titans

Three-year Contract, $18 Million

Titans are hoping Arden Key can be what Bud Dupree never was for them. Love this signing. Low-risk contract relative to pass-rushers and in small flashes, we saw what Key could do. Was always a good prospect out of LSU. – Michael Sicoli 3/14

Samson Ebukam (28) – Indianapolis Colts

Three-year Contract, $27 Million

Colts close the door on Yannick Ngakoue in Indy. Ebukam has a lot of opportunities surrounded by genuinely good talent. DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart are beasts, and Kwity Paye is on his way to joining them. Ngakoue struggled with consistency. Hopefully, Ebukam finds a way. –Michael Sicoli 3/14

Rasheem Green (25)

Leonard Floyd (30)

Melvin Ingram (34)

Jadeveon Clowney (30)

Clelin Ferrell (26) – San Francisco 49ers

One-year Contract, $2.5 Million

Shaq Lawson (28)

Kyle Van Noy (32)

Justin Houston (34)

Dawuane Smoot (28)

Robert Quinn (33)

Dante Fowler (28)

Jason Pierre-Paul (34)

Jihad Ward (29) – New York Giants

One-year Contract, $ Unknown

Anthony Nelson (26) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Two-Year Contract, $10 Million

Kentavius Street (27)

Oshane Ximines (26)

Justin Hollins (27)

Efe Obada (31)

Malik Reed (26) – Miami Dolphins

One-year Contract, $ Unknown

Chase Winovich (28) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $2.75 Million

Houston brings in Chase Winovich. Interesting upside. What’s notable here is GM Nick Caserio drafted him when he was with the Patriots. After 11 sacks over Winovich’s first two seasons, he fell out of favor and was shipped to Cleveland. Good chance to rebound with DeMeco Ryans.

A very cheap contract and a high likelihood of additional competition joining a mediocre Houston D-line mean Winovich could play a tiny role if any. Just worth noting the connections. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Al-Quadin Muhammad (28)

Markus Golden (32)

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Daron Payne (25) – Washington Commanders

Franchise Tag One-year Contract, $18.9 Million; Four-year Extension, $90 million

Payne will remain a staple of the Commanders’ defensive line and is a top DT option for IDP leagues. Buy/hold with extreme confidence, although we may have seen his sack ceiling already last year. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Roy Robertson-Harris (29) – Jacksonville Jaguars

Three-year Contract, $21.6 Million

Javon Hargrave (30) – San Francisco 49ers

Four-year Contract, $80 Million

Holy megamillions. Hargrave cashes in after an 11-sack, 10-TFL season. He should get some help on the edge with DPOY Nick Bosa, but it’ll be tough to replicate what Hargrave did, especially in a new scheme. Death hit to Javon Kinlaw truthers, who has his fifth year declined.

He also turned down more money from Cleveland to join San Francisco. Funny. And smart. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Hargrave has plenty still left to give and it looks like the 49ers want all that he’s got left. He’ll look to sure up the left side of the 49ers’ defensive line. With Hargrave, Clelin Ferrell, Arik Armstead, and Nick Bosa, offenses are going to have their hands full trying to stop this front four. This is by far the best landing spot for Hargrave and will be one nasty 4-3 defense. –Chris Cook 3/21

Dalvin Tomlinson (29) – Cleveland Browns

Four-year Contract, $57 Million

Tomlinson moves over from the Minnesota Vikings to add help up front for his new team, the Cleveland Browns. He’ll move right into the starting DT spot. Anchoring the right-hand side will help the left side, for Jordan Elliott and Myles Garrett to get after the quarterback. In one of his first interviews, Tomlinson said that Garrett is a freak, and is super excited to be playing on the same team as him. This should be good for any IDP fantasy players owning any of this front-line. –Chris Cook 3/21

Zach Allen (25) – Denver Broncos

Three-year Contract, $45.75 Million

Zach Allen’s contract may be my favorite of the day. Amazing season with 5.5 sacks, 20 QB hits, and 10 TFLs in just 13 games. Reunited with Vance Joseph in Denver for a contract that indicates he won’t just be in a rotation. Love it. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Jordan Phillips (30)

Dre’Mont Jones (26) – Seattle Seahawks

Three-year Contract, $51.5 Million

This is…interesting. Seattle rotates their defensive linemen like crazy. And this was a slight concern regarding Uchenna Nwosu last year. But he is more of a stand-up EDGE rusher, while Jones is more of a traditional hand-in-the-dirt defensive end who can also play inside. Snap counts will determine his IDP success for 2023 and forward. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

DeMarcus Walker (28) – Chicago Bears

Two-year Contract, $14 Million

Walker broke out for the Titans in 2022, so he almost instantly became the most talented defensive lineman on the Bears. I am tempering expectations, however, as the seven sacks he notched last year might be his absolute ceiling. And he doesn’t give you much else besides sacks. Potential fade. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Larry Ogunjobi (28) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Three-year Contract, $28.75 Million

The Steelers needed to sign him. The depth along the defensive line just wasn’t there, and neither was Ogunjobi’s ability to get to the quarterback to finish plays. With just 1.5 sacks in 2022, Ogunjobi is nearly a lock to see that number increase. However, it’s a long shot he returns to his best 7.5-sack form from his time in Cincinnati. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Fletcher Cox (32) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract, $10 Million

The Jets made an expensive offer, but Cox took the hometown discount to stay an Eagle. Cox is still at the top of his game and while he will fall off eventually, it doesn’t seem like that time is now. Javon Hargrave is now gone, however, which will ask a considerable amount more from Cox at age 32. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Sheldon Rankins (29) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $9.75 Million

John Cominsky (27) – Detroit Lions

Two-year Contract, $8.5 Million

Akiem Hicks (33)

Matthew Ioannidis (29)

David Onyemata (30) – Atlanta Falcons

Three-year Contract, $35 Million

Puzzling signing for his age and the needs of the Falcons. He will be a boom/bust IDP option in DT-required leagues only. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Onyemata moves straight into the starting lineup at DE in this 3-4 defense, which will be new since he’s coming from a 4-3 in New Orleans. David finished 2022, with 43 tackles, 25 of them solo, and 5 sacks in 17 games for the Saints. He’ll look to improve the sack totals considering he was outside of the top 50 in 2022. –Chris Cook 3/21

Jarran Reed (30) – Seattle Seahawks

Two-year Contract, $10.8 Million

Taven Bryan (27) – Indianapolis Colts

One-year Contract, $3.5 Million

A’Shawn Robinson (28)

Poona Ford (27)

Jerry Tillery (26)

Morgan Fox (28) – Los Angeles Chargers

Two-year Contract, $7.25 Million

Greg Gaines (27) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Wormley (29)

Isaiah Buggs (26) – Detroit Lions

Two-year Contract, $4.5 Million

Rotational defensive line player. Irrelevant for IDP unless we hear glowing reviews from camp or snap counts remain high, or there is an injury to someone ahead of him on the depth chart. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Armon Watts (26)

DeShawn Williams (30) – Carolina Panthers

Dean Lowry (29) – Green Bay Packers

Two-year Contract, $8.5 Million

Khalen Saunders (26) – New Orleans Saints

Three-year Contract, $12.3 Million

Nathan Shepherd (29) – New Orleans Saints

Three-year Contract, $15 Million

Shy Tuttle (27) – Carolina Panthers

Three-year Contract, $19.5 Million

Tuttle will be starting at DT for his new team when the season starts in September. He should be able to help out a line that was only able to manage 35 sacks as a team last year. And 12.5 of those will be right behind him in Brian Burns. I have a lot of optimism about this move for fantasy owners. The Panthers seem to be building that young defense into something special like it was on track to do, three years ago. –Chris Cook 3/21

Solomon Thomas (27) – New York Jets

One-year Contract, $2.35 Million

Carlos Watkins (29)

Andrew Billings (28) – Chicago Bears

One-year Contract, $3.5 Million

Michael Brockers (32)

Jonathan Bullard (29) – Minnesota Vikings

Mario Edwards (29)

Henry Anderson (31)

Daniel Ekuale (29)

Trysten Hill (25) – Cleveland Browns

Adam Gotsis (30)

Hassan Ridgeway (28) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $4 Million

Reuniting with DeMeco Ryans in Houston. Makes sense. Ridgeway has just six sacks since 2019 but is a solid run-stuffer. More than likely not fantasy IDP relevant, but solid NFL signing. – Michael Sicoli 3/13

Linval Joseph (34)

Derrick Nnadi (27) – Kansas City Chiefs

Teair Tart (26) – Tennessee Titans

One-year Contract, $4..3 Million

Kevin Givens (26) – San Francisco 49ers

One-year Contract, $2.1 Million
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Tremaine Edmunds (25) – Chicago Bears

Four-year Contract, $72 Million

Holy overpay, Batman. First, T.J. Edwards, now Tremaine Edmunds. If Jack Sanborn wasn’t buried before, he’s absolutely dead to fantasy now. Wow. The debate between Edwards/Edmunds all summer is going to be feisty. Knee-jerk, despite the money, I lean toward Edwards’ efficiency. – Michael Sicoli 3/13

David Long (26) – Miami Dolphins

Two-year Contract, $11 Million

Always thought Miami would be in play at LB in free agency. The dolphins grab David Long from Tennessee. He’s undersized and dealt with an injury in 2022. But Long boasted a highly efficient tackle rate, averaging over 7 tackles per game despite only two starts. Exciting.

Monty Rice ????  Jerome Baker ???? (I guess). –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Channing Tindall shares also take a hit. He is still a hold due to opportunity and is an injury insurance candidate for Long. However, Long instantly becomes a candidate for joining the LB1 talks. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Germaine Pratt (26) – Cincinnati Bengals

Three-year Contract, $21 Million

Germaine Pratt returns to Cincinnati to reprise his role as the LB2 to Logan Wilson. Same old IDP streaming value in spot circumstances with a capped ceiling. Better real-life move to keep what worked for the Bengals. Will have fantasy-relevant weeks for sure. – Michael Sicoli 3/13

Eric Kendricks (31) – Los Angeles Chargers

Two-year Contract, $13.2 Million

Eric Kendricks to Los Angeles. Wowzer. The team was rumored to add Bobby Wagner and instead signed Kendricks. Should be an every-down role with very relevant fantasy usage — Drue Tranquil was fantastic and will likely be walking — so Kendricks gets a much-needed boost. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

T.J. Edwards (26) – Chicago Bears

Three-year Contract, $19.5 Million

T.J. Edwards joins the Bears, a kick in the groin to Jack Sanborn truthers. Mentioned this a few months ago that Sanborn’s contract is cheap. They could easily add a big name. Edwards should feast in Chicago, and Sanborn should likely serve as the LB2. Still relevant for IDP.

Jack Sanborn is yet another example — of which defensive players are not immune — of how much draft capital/money matters. The team was invested in him at a UDFA value. So they treated him as such despite an impressive showing and gave out the two largest ILB deals today. – Michael Sicoli 3/13

Bobby Okereke (26) – New York Giants

Four-year Contract, $40 Million

Bobby Okereke to the New York Giants. The terms of this deal will be attractive. Bobby O set career-highs in tackles (151) and TFLs (6), stepping up in Shaq Leonard’s absence. He isn’t great in coverage and was frequently targeted (career-high 82) Should be an every-down asset.

Four years, $40 million with $22 million guaranteed. Little too rich for my liking, given that it’s likely guaranteeing the first two years. But we will see.

Reflecting: “Isn’t great in coverage” is probably too harsh for the tackle skills he had. His yards allowed when targeted were impressive, and only missed around 6% of his tackle attempts on a large sample size. Definitely a monumental improvement over last year’s Giants group. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Immediately jumps into the conversation for an LB1 or top-12 finish for 2023. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Kaden Elliss (27) – Atlanta Falcons

Three-year Contract, $21.5 Million

Elliss could have a tremendous role next to Troy Andersen or Mykal Walker, unlike Rashaan Evans. Very exciting. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Cody Barton (26) – Washington Commanders

One-year Contract, $3.5 Million

First Cam Dantzler, now Cody Barton. Guess Washington wants all the 2022 liabilities. A fully guaranteed deal for Barton indicates a relevant role with Jamin Davis and Cole Holcomb (FA). Injuries have also depleted the depth before. Imagine he’ll compete for time next to Davis.

This likely closes the door on a Cole Holcomb return. Barton will be very interesting in 2023. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Alex Singleton (29) – Denver Broncos

Three-year Contract, $18 Million

Alex Singleton was ridiculously efficient last season. He still has his warts but was substantially better than in years past. And considering he wasn’t even a starter at the beginning of the year, much more growth is possible. Fairly cheap deal compared to the rest. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Alex Anzalone (28) – Detroit Lions

Three-year Contract, $18.75 Million

I made fun of Alex Anzalone a lot early last year, but he steadily improved throughout the season. Still, we know what he is. And this contract doesn’t prevent Detroit from adding strong competition in the draft. Low-end LB2, LB3 SZN, most likely. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Jordan Hicks (31) – Minnesota Vikings

Contract Restructure/Pay Cut

Underrated news. Thought Jordan Hicks would be cut. Instead, he returns when Eric Kendricks does not. Barring noticeable draft investment, it’ll be Hicks and Brian Asamoah starting. Will certainly be under-drafted come August. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Quincy Williams (26) – New York Jets

Three-year Contract, $18 Million

While he spent 2021 as the second linebacker in New York, Quincy Williams only topped 90% of defensive snaps in four games last year. New York also runs some of the highest rates of two or three linebacker sets in the league, so there’s some coaching risk should the team move on from Robert Salah.

Still, a lot of linebackers we expect to start got a $6 million AAV like Williams did, and the deal is structured in a way that there is no benefit to cutting him until 2025. -David Kelly 3/14

Lavonte David (33) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One-year Contract, $7 Million

Bobby Wagner (32)

Rashaan Evans (27)

Deion Jones (28)

Devin Bush (24) – Seattle Seahawks

One-year Contract

Leighton Vander Esch (26) – Dallas Cowboys

Two-year Contract, $11 Million

Drue Tranquill (27) – Kansas City Chiefs

One-year Contract

Kyzir White (27) – Arizona Cardinals

Two-year Contract, $11 Million

Damien Wilson (30)

Andrew Van Ginkel (27)

Azeez Al-Shaair (25) – Tennessee Titans

One-year Contract, $4 Million

Very good signing for a thin Titans ILB room. As of today, it’ll be Al-Shaair and Monty Rice. Al-Shaair has top-20 upside in this system and should be viewed as one of the biggest IDP winners of the offseason. His smaller contract and weak supporting cast, however, means strong competition could come through the draft or even free agency, still. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Kwon Alexander (28)

Denzel Perryman (30)

Anthony Barr (31)

Sione Takitaki (27) – Cleveland Browns

One-year Contract, $2.43 Million

I like this re-signing, and Takitaki could be a cheap investment that pays major returns. That LB room is wide open. A late-round target to smash everywhere. Steve Tomasin 3/14

Completely agree, though Takitaki’s late-season ACL tear will make it difficult to rise up the ranks. The Browns LB room remains thin, however.- Michael Sicoli 3/16

Cole Holcomb (26) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Three-year Contract, $18 Million

This is a great landing spot for Holcomb after Cody Barton stole his snaps in Washington. He’s a tremendous athlete who has shown an ability to soak up tackles, but his struggles in coverage have held him back from what defensive coordinators dream he could be.

Still, this is a big deal for Pittsburgh to hand out, moving on from Myles Jack in the process. Holcomb should be a strong LB2 with LB1 potential. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

E.J. Speed (27) – Indianapolis Colts

Two-year Contract, $8 Million

Mack Wilson (25) – New England Patriots

One-year Contract, $1.6 Million

Kamu Grugier-Hill (29)

Jaylon Smith (27)

Ben Niemann (27)

Raekwon McMillan (26) – New England Patriots

One-year Contract, $1.6 Million

Won’t be relevant for IDP leagues unless an injury occurs ahead of him on the depth chart. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Dylan Cole (29)

Jayon Brown (28)

Robert Spillane (27) – Las Vegas Raiders

Two-year Contract, $9 Million

Denzel Perryman is out the door and in walks Robert Spillane. Even greater need for an LB in Pittsburgh. Spillane isn’t assured starting time with this contract, but he’ll certainly compete with Divine Deablo and company. Wouldn’t be surprised if he steps up there. –Michael Sicoli 3/14

Cory Littleton (29) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $2.2 Million

Elandon Roberts (29) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Two-year Contract, $7 Million

Out goes Robert Spillane, Myles Jack, and Devin Bush. In walks Cole Holcomb and Roberts. The former Dolphin and Patriot should have a similar role to his time in Miami, but it will be interesting to see two run-stuffing LBs play their role together. The Steelers are a strong candidate to draft an LB early in the NFL Draft, spending a lot of time around Clemson LB Trenton Simpson. – Michael Sicoli 3/16

Nicholas Morrow (27) – Philadelphia Eagles

Jarrad Davis (28) – New York Giants

One-year Contract, $1.2 Million

Waiver wire fodder won’t be relevant unless an injury occurs ahead of him on the depth chart, or he miraculously beats out the competition in camp for the LB2 job. Won’t ever provide more than tackles for IDP. Steve Tomasin 3/13

Duke Riley (28) – Miami Dolphins

Two-year Contract, $5 Million

If you weren’t sure Elandon Roberts was gone after Miami signed David Long, you can be sure now. Duke Riley was a rotational LB3 and will continue to be. He had two games over 50% snaps, and while he operates a bit more on the edge, his versatility clearly works for the team. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (28)

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Jamel Dean (26) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Four-year Contract, $52 Million

Thought Jamel Dean had both feet out the door. Turns out he’s staying in Tampa Bay. Dean, who had 45 solo tackles and a pair of INTs in 2022, stays home. He also has had 17 PDs since 2021. Stable production. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Jonathan Jones (29) – New England Patriots

Two-year Contract, $20 Million

Affordable deal for the Patriots. Surprised they got this deal done, but it keeps intact the Jones secondary. Jonathan Jones Jack Jones Marcus Jones Talented young group. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Cameron Sutton (28) – Detroit Lions

Three-year Contract, $33 Million

Steelers taking a massive L. This is brutal. Sutton, who boasted a 47.9% completion rate when targeted and just 5.3 yards per target, is out the door. Happy he got paid. But Pittsburgh doesn’t have anyone remotely on his level on the roster. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Keisean Nixon (25) – Green Bay Packers

One-year Contract, $6 Million

Nixon came on strong at the end of the 2022 season, especially as a special teams returner. If your IDP league scores return yards, he should be rostered and provide cherry-on-top stats if he gets snaps on traditional defense. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Patrick Peterson (33) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Two-year Contract, $14 Million

Omar Khan’s first offseason as GM is undoubtedly unpredictable. The Steelers let Cameron Sutton walk and brought in Patrick Peterson, who had an incredible resurgence in Minnesota. 66 tackles and 5 INTs helped him finish as an IDP DB1 in 2022. Expect some regression on the INT front. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Cameron Dantzler (24) – Washington Commanders

Claimed from Waivers

Washington claims Cameron Dantzler from Minnesota. Dantzler was IDP relevant thanks to the high tackle numbers — largely because he was terrible, and quarterbacks loved him. Hard to tell whether he will get the same treatment in 2023 until we see how thin the CB room ends up. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Danny Johnson (27) – Washington Commanders

Two-year Contract, $7 Million

Johnson had a handful of IDP-relevant weeks last year, so he will only make it to watch lists in CB-required leagues. Definitely, a name to remember. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Brandon Facyson (28) – Las Vegas Raiders

Two-year Contract, $6.5 Million

Fringe relevance for IDP corner required leagues only. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

James Bradberry (29) – Philadelphia Eagles

Three-year Contract, $38 Million

Byron Murphy (25) – Minnesota Vikings

Two-year Contract, $22 Million

Marcus Peters (30)

Rock Ya-Sin (26)

Shaquill Griffin (27)

Ronald Darby (28)

Eli Apple (27)

Amani Oruwariye (27)

Sean Murphy-Bunting (25) – Tennessee Titans

One-year Contract, $5 Million

William Jackson (30)

P.J. Williams (29)

Greedy Williams (25) – Philadelphia Eagles

One-year Contract

Fabian Moreau (29)

Chandon Sullivan (26)

Anthony Brown (29)

Nik Needham (26)

Byron Jones (30)

David Long (25)

Trayvon Mullen (25) – Baltimore Ravens

One-year Contract, $1.2 Million

Lonnie Johnson (27) – New Orleans Saints

Emmanuel Moseley (27) – Detroit Lions

One-year Contract, $6 Million

Isaiah Oliver (26)

Mike Hughes (26) – Atlanta Falcons

Sidney Jones (27)

Troy Hill (31)

Kyle Fuller (31)

Bryce Callahan (31)

Tre Herndon (27) – Jacksonville Jaguars

One-year Contract, $2.58 Million

Anthony Averett (28)

Duke Shelley (26)

Tavierre Thomas (27) – Houston Texans

One-year Contract, $2.25 Million

Tre Flowers (27)

Terrance Mitchell (31)

Cornell Armstrong (27) – Atlanta Falcons

One-year Contract, $1.232 Million

Rashad Fenton (26)

Dane Jackson (26) – Buffalo Bills

One-year Tender, $2.7 Million

Myles Hartsfield (25) – San Francisco 49ers

Myles Bryant (25) – New England Patriots

One-year Tender, $2.627 Million

Low-key cornerback news for IDP – Patriots tendered Myles Bryant, per @MikeReiss. Bryant manned the slot, posting 70 tackles & 6 PDs. CB leagues liked Bryant, and he returns to his role in 2023. The Patriots are trying to keep their depth, re-signing Jonathan Jones + Bryant. –Michael Sicoli 3/14

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Jessie Bates III (26) – Atlanta Falcons

Four-year Contract, $64 Million

Nice signing. Richie Grant played free safety for Atlanta last year and did a respectable job. Much better than SS Jaylinn Hawkins. Will be interesting to see how the rotation works out. Imagine Grant plays more strong safety. And yet again, Dax Hill confirmed snaps ???????????? –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Tycen Anderson, a second-year fifth-round draft pick for the Bengals, is worth a speculative add in the deepest of leagues if your waivers are open. Likely to see veteran competition. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Vonn Bell (28) – Carolina Panthers

Three-year Contract, $22.5 Million

Likely two new Bengals safeties starting in 2023, with Jessie Bates, all but gone. Dax Hill ???? Bell, the DB25 averaging 9.2 FPPG according to FantasyPros, joins Carolina. Myles Hartsfield is a free agent. With Jeremy Chinn getting the most box reps, Bell’s #IDP value will be volatile. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Tycen Anderson, a second-year fifth-round draft pick for the Bengals, is worth a speculative add in the deepest of leagues if your waivers are open. Likely to see veteran competition. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

Marcus Epps (27) – Las Vegas Raiders

Two-year Contract, $12 Million

Marcus Epps was an underrated part of the dominant 2022 Eagles’ defense. While it was a bit inconsistent for fantasy purposes, his absence will be felt. Now it’ll be Reed Blankenship’s role for the time being. Expect Alabama S Brian Branch to be a strong mock pick to Philly. –Michael Sicoli 3/13

Tashaun Gipson (32) – San Francisco 49ers

One-year Contract, $2.9 Million

Gipson earned a full-time role last year and could have some IDP relevance in deeper leagues. A watch list guy for me for now, though. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

J.T. Gray (27) – New Orleans Saints

Three-year Contract, $9.6 Million

Primarily a special teamer thus far into his career, this signing may end up being more significant than it seems. The Saints have two safeties locked up for 2023, but could look to trade one of Marcus Maye or Tyrann Mathieu. Gray might get a shot to contribute to more than special teams this year after paying his dues. A name to add to watch lists in case of any injuries or transactions to this safety group ahead of the season. Steve Tomasin 3/11

Jimmie Ward (31) – Houston Texans

Two-year Contract, $13 Million

Ward likely ends up being the Jonathan Owens replacement, so he is certainly an option for deeper IDP leagues. Not someone I am rushing to add or trade for, but I will be keeping my eye on him and adding him to watch lists. –Steve Tomasin 3/13

M.J. Stewart (27) – Houston Texans

Two-year Contract, $6 Million

Both Stewart and Jonathan Owens are/were free agents this year, so this likely means the end to a Cinderella IDP run for Owens. Neither is very good, which we know can bode well for IDP production. Look for Stewart to possibly take over the Owens role this year, making him radar-worthy for deeper IDP leagues. Steve Tomasin 3/11

C.J. Gardner-Johnson (25) – Detroit Lions

One-year Contract, $8 Million

Jordan Poyer (32) – Buffalo Bills

Two-year Contract, $12.5 Million

Juan Thornhill (27) – Cleveland Browns

Three-year Contract, $21 Million

Julian Love (25) – Seattle Seahawks

Two-year Contract, $12 Million

Taylor Rapp (25)

Adrian Amos (30)

Terrell Edmunds (26)

Nasir Adderley (26) – Retired from Professional Football

John Johnson (27)

Jabrill Peppers (27) – New England Patriots

Two-year Contract, $9 Million

Donovan Wilson (28) – Dallas Cowboys

Three-year Contract, $21 Million

Donovan Wilson was awesome last season. 101 tackles, SEVEN TFLs. Forced a pair of fumbles and had nine QB hits. Dan Quinn liked his heat-seeking missile safety and gets to keep him. Hope he has the same role. Was very IDP-friendly, especially the first half of the year. –Michael Sicoli 3/14

Kareem Jackson (35)

Duron Harmon (32)

Rodney McLeod (32)

Mike Edwards (27) – Kansas City Chiefs

One-year Contract, $3 Million

DeShon Elliott (26) – Miami Dolphins

Bobby McCain (29)

Nick Scott (28) – Cincinnati Bengals

Three-year Contract, $12 Million

Jonathan Owens (27)

Justin Evans (27) – Philadelphia Eagles

Keanu Neal (27)

Ronnie Harrison (26)

Johnathan Abram (26)

Logan Ryan (32)

Lamarcus Joyner (32)

Andrew Adams (30)

Will Harris (27) – Detroit Lions

One-year Contract, $2.5825 Million

Rudy Ford (28)

DeAndre Houston-Carson (30)

Eric Rowe (30)

Josh Jones (28)

Damontae Kazee (29) – Pittsburgh Steelers

Two-year Contract, $6 Million

Landon Collins (29)

Dean Marlowe (30)

Juston Burris (29)

Andrew Wingard (26) – Jacksonville Jaguars

Three-year Contract, $9.6 Million

Andrew Wingard returns, most likely as a backup/rotational piece. Andre Cisco should still be the starter after starting all 15 games he appeared in. Wingard, appearing in 17, started three. Third fiddle to Rayshawn Jenkins and Cisco.

Lotta money to pay for a third safety, though. Maybe Wingard will challenge Cisco for the starting role, or we will see even more 3-safety sets. Rayshawn Jenkins getting even more box work, maybe. Or someone covers the slot more? –Michael Sicoli 3/14

Ryan Neal (27) – Seattle Seahawks

One-year Tender, $2.6 Million

Geno Stone (24) – Baltimore Ravens

One-year Contract, $1.76 Million

Devin McCourty (35) – Retired from Professional Football

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Steve Tomasin

After being introduced to fantasy football in 1999 as a wee lad still in middle school, I was hooked. I then began commishing my own keeper league 2 years later as a sophomore in high school, which has been running since. I used a computer program that required me to manually input weekly stats and had to print out summary packets each week to deliver to league owners at the bowling alley. I loved it. Stats and numbers and the competitiveness of being "right" about players was just an incredible high that not many other activities or hobbies have ever provided me. Around 2005 we migrated to the CBS sports site. I found a new love then, writing about our league. Each year after the draft I would "grade" each owner's team. It became almost as anticipated as the draft itself. Also, most weeks I'd recap the league's games and criticize start/sits while boasting my own accolades as long as I won that week. Dynasty, IDP & Superflex are the next evolutions in my fantasy football journey. I'm a Philly suburbs guy, GO BIRDS. Follow me on Twitter @dynastysanta
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