Saturday, April 15, 2017

Offseason moves of fantasy significance

Greetings, Fools. Hope you've been well. I've taken a couple of months off to lick my wounds (and launch an investigation) over my crushing loss in the Fantasy Writer of the Year Awards. Pretty sure Putin is involved, and maybe Roger Goodell, too. Jury's still out.

Meanwhile, we've already had plenty of offseason moves worth tracking, so that's what we'll do. What follows is an on-going list of offensive players of note who have swapped uniforms via free agency, trade, retirement or 3 a.m. arrest.

As of April 27, here they are:

QBs
Tony Romo -- Retired to the CBS booth.
Mike Glennon, Bears -- Chicago really plans to start this former Buc?
Brian Hoyer, 49ers -- Ex-Bear gets another chance to start.
Josh McCown, Jets -- Will he start? Say it ain't so.
Jay Cutler -- Released by the Bears.
Brock Osweiler, Browns -- I'm sure everything will be great now that he's in Cleveland ...
Nick Foles, Eagles -- Unlikely to prosper in second stint in Philly.

RBs

Marshawn Lynch, Raiders -- Comes out of retirement to make Oakland's offense one of the league's most dangerous.
Adrian Peterson, Saints -- This move is Big, but will the transition be Easy? (See what I did there?)
Latavius Murray, Vikings -- Interested ...
Eddie Lacy, Seahawks -- If he can keep his hands out of the cookie jar, could resuscitate his career in Seattle.
Rex Burkhead, Patriots -- Bengal backup joins New England's crowded stable.
Tim Hightower, 49ers -- Former Saint will compete for touches in new home.
Danny Woodhead, Ravens -- Can he bounce back from season-ending injury?
Mike Gillislee, Patriots -- Bills also-ran now picks up some fantasy cred in New England.
C.J. Spiller, Chiefs -- How long has it been since his glory days in Buffalo?
Knile Davis, Steelers -- Will he be a handcuff or a wall flower?
Shaun Draughn, Giants -- Had a brief shining moment in San Fran. Now what?
Lance Dunbar, Rams -- Ex-Cowboy will fill a 3rd-down role in L.A.

WRs
Brandin Cooks, Patriots -- Finally, Tom Brady gets a weapon to help him escape mediocrity.
Alshon Jeffery, Eagles -- Waves goodbye to the Windy City.
Brandon Marshall, Giants -- Determined to make it in New York one way or the other.
DeSean Jackson, Bucs -- Will be #2 to Mike Evans' #1.
Pierre Garcon, 49ers -- Not sure he has much left.
Markus Wheaton, Bears -- Doesn't Chicago know this guy's history?
Ted Ginn, Jr., Saints -- Joins a crowded WR corp in the Big Easy.
Terrelle Pryor, Redskins -- Can he build on his promising start as a Brown?
Kamar Aiken, Colts -- Left the Ravens to compete with other young wideouts.
Kenny Britt, Browns -- Welp, I guess that's the last we'll hear from this former Ram.
Brian Quick, Redskins -- The Rams sure cleaned house. But got what in return?
Marquise Goodwin, 49ers -- Yawn.
Robert Woods, Rams -- Double yawn.
Torrey Smith, Eagles -- Ex-49er will steal money from Philly now.
Andre Holmes, Bills -- Remember that week when we were excited about his potential in Oakland?

TEs
Martellus Bennett, Packers -- Well-traveled TE will try to give A-Rod an elite target.
Lance Kendricks, Packers -- Former Ram will likely eat into Bennett's upside.
Dwayne Allen, Patriots -- Traded by the Colts to take Marty B's spot.
Julius Thomas, Dolphins -- Heads down the interstate to help another struggling passing attack.
Jared Cook, Raiders -- Ex-Packer likely to continue a career of underachievement in Oakland.
Mychal Rivera, Jaguars -- Gets another chance in Jacksonville.

Ks
Steven Hauschka, Bills -- Once steady kicker loses his fantasy cred in Buffalo.
Chandler Catanzaro, Jets -- Former Card will try to make it in the Big Apple.
Phil Dawson, Cardinals -- Ex-49er may actually get a few opportunities to shine this season.
Nick Folk, Bucs -- Will compete for the job in Tampa Bay.
Robbie Gould, 49ers -- Nothing to see here.

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