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Seahawks bring in RB Carlos Hyde

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 22, 2020

One-year deal

Former Texans’ RB Carlos Hyde reached agreement with the Seattle Seahawks, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Hyde will turn 30 this and play in a backup role to Chris Carson as Rashaad Penny (knee) is expected to begin the season on the PUP list. The same one-year deal was reportedly offered to Devonta Freeman but he turned it down. Hyde is coming a 1000-yard season in Houston finishing as the RB28 in PPR leagues. He’ll be a late-round flier in redraft leagues.

Jets sign Joe Flacco, one-year deal

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 22, 2020

Veteran QB taking backup job

Jets are signing former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN. Jets GM Joe Douglas was a Ravens’ scout in 2008, when Baltimore drafted Flacco in round one. Now Flacco will rejoin Douglas, and compete for the backup job when he’s healthy and ready. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Flacco joins Jameis Winston as another veteran quarterback accepting a backup job in 2020. Cam Newton remains a free agent. Schefter also reported that Flacco is expected to be on a no-contact restriction during training camp and cleared in September from his neck injury. He’s off the fantasy radar.

Eagles looking to add veteran RB

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 21, 2020

Devonta Freeman, Carlos Hyde, LeSean McCoy in the mix

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to add a veteran running back in the near future and have narrowed their focus to three players, according to sources: Devonta Freeman, Carlos Hyde and LeSean McCoy. The Eagles are bullish on second-year back Miles Sanders, believing he has the makings of a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and envision a role for Boston Scott that is at least similar to last season’s, but want to add depth and talent. (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: This is going to take some shine off the Miles Sanders hype that’s been percolating in FF circles this off-season. Assuming one of these veteran’s signed, Sanders is looking more like a mid-range RB2 candidate than a low-end RB1. Freeman is also on the Seahawks radar with a reported one-year $4 million offer on the table.

Rams unclear on how RB touches will be split

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 21, 2020

McVay: “We feel we’ve got three really good backs”

With Gurley gone, how will Gurley’s massive workload be redistributed and who will take over? All options are on the table, according to coach Sean McVay, who seems to be keeping an open mind. “We feel we’ve got three really good backs,” said McVay. “What does that mean in terms of the distribution of carries? I think that’s to be determined based on how things play themselves out and when we get a chance to actually compete in practice and in those live opportunities.” (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Rookie Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown are in the mix for touches this season. Draft capital would suggest Akers and Henderson may get preferential treatment but Brown saw a good amount of work when Gurley was sidelined last season. It’s anybody’s guess how this RBBC will play out but it could become a nightmare for fantasy owners.

Dolphins hopeful Preston Williams ready for Wk 1

Fantasy Football, NFL News
May 20, 2020

Injury ACL tear in November

According to a team source, Preston Williams is on schedule in his return from November’s torn ACL. He’s not yet participating in those on-field sessions with teammates, but he is jogging and the Dolphins remain hopeful he will be ready for the regular-season opener. The Dolphins might be cautious with him during training camp, and it’s undetermined if he will play in preseason games. (Miami Herald)

Nerdy Football Analysis: It’s been about 6 months since the injury meaning it’s likely Williams is going to be limited during training camp. The Dolphins are expected Williams, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson to be their top three wide receivers to start the season. Williams posted a 32-428-3 line in eight games last season. He’s on the fantasy WR4 radar.