Fantasy Football

WR Demarcus Robinson staying in Kansas City

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 28, 2020

One-year contract

Demarcus Robinson will be returning to the Chiefs on a one-year contract. So if Choiefs keep Sammy Watkins rather than release him, their top four WRs from last season ae back. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Robinson did his fantasy damage early in the 2019 season while Tyreek Hill on the sidelines including a 6-172-2 line against the Raiders in Week 2. After that, he never topped 56 receiving yards in any game. He’s off the fantasy radar unless injuries occur to the receiving corps in Kansas City.

Jaguars sign TE Tyler Eifert

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 25, 2020

Two-year contract

The #Jaguars signed TE Tyler Eifert to a 2-year deal worth $15.5M, source said. The former first rounder is back with his old coach, Jay Gruden, and fills a big need in Jax. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Eifert’s picture is the dictionary definition of injury-prone. That being said, he did play 16 games last season although his playing time was largely limited to third downs and redzone situations. Eifert will be reunited with OC Jay Gruden but fantasy owners know the drill here. It’s hard to see Eifert’s value reaching higher than a TE2 in redraft leagues.

Robby Anderson signs with Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 24, 2020

Two-year deal

Former New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
The deal includes $12 million in the first year of the contract, a source told Schefter.
(ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: New head coach Matt Rhule is bringing in familiar faces including quarterback P.J. Walker linebacker Tahir Whitehead and now Anderson. This signing of Anderson puts a wet blanket on Curtis Samuel’s fantasy outlook as he’ll now have to fight for targets with D.J. Moore along with Anderson.

Cam Newton expected to be released today

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 24, 2020

Trade talks going nowhere

#Panthers QB Cam Newton will be released soon, possibly as soon as today, sources tell me and
@TomPelissero. No trade to this point so he will be free.
(Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Panthers have been trying to work a trade for Newton but with no takers, release is the only option. The Chargers could be a landing spot for Newton although they’ve currently thrown their support behind Tyrod Taylor. Newton was bothered by a Lisfranc injury in his left foot limiting him to two games in 2019.