NFL News

Bills release TE Charles Clay

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 16, 2019

A healthy scratch the final two weeks of 2018

With the Friday release of Charles Clay, the Bills will have more flexibility to decide how to handle the position going forward. If Cook is out of the Bills’ price range, there are expected to be plenty of cheaper options. Baltimore’s Maxx Williams is a former second-round draft pick who never reached his potential with the Ravens, but is still young (24) and might need a fresh start. Then there’s the Cincinnati trio of Tyler Eifert, Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah – all of whom are scheduled for unrestricted free agency in March. (Buffalo News)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Clay is coming of his worst fantasy season in the NFL (21-184-0) as the Bills schemed the tight end position out of the off-season when Josh Allen took over at quarterback. Clay missed a few games due to a hamstring injury and has battled knee issues throughout his career. He’ll try and catch on as backup in 2019 while the Bills move forward with a cheaper free agent or rookie.

Ravens set to trade Joe Flacco to Broncos

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 13, 2019

Deal can’t be completed until March 13th

The Baltimore Ravens have an agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

The trade cannot be officially processed until the new NFL league year begins March 13. When the deal is completed, it likely will be for a mid-round pick, sources told ESPN. When the deal is completed, the Ravens will save $10.5 million in cap space. However, they will carry $16 million in dead money on their 2019 cap. (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: John Elway has recently made comments that the Broncos will be looking to improve their quarterback situation in 2019. Whether Flacco is an improvement over Case Keenum remains to be seen. Keenum has one year remaining on his deal in Denver, including $7 million guaranteed. The Broncos have the 10th pick in the upcoming draft. This move also locks in Lamar Jackson as the starting QB in Baltimore.

Antonio Brown says it’s time to move on

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 12, 2019

Steelers star wideout thanks SteelerNation for 9 years

Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years…time to move on and forward………. #NewDemands (Antonio Brown on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Antonio Brown has certainly lived up to the stereotype of a diva wide receiver. He missed team meetings and practices in the final week of the season leading up to his de-activation in Week 17. He’s reportedly requested a trade and the Steelers seem willing to accommodate but have to navigate some serious cap and money issues in order to ship Brown to a new destination.

Texans cut Demayrius Thomas

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 12, 2019

Recovering from Achilles injury

The Texans are cutting veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.

He has been rehabilitating from his injury in Houston.

Thomas is due a $14 million nonguaranteed base salary that will be off of the Texans’ books. (Houston Chronicle)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Thomas (31) wants to play in 2019 but given he tore his Achilles in Week 16, he’s unlikely to make any kind of fantasy impact next season. The Texans will move forward with DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller (ACL) and Keke Coutee as their top three receivers.

Browns sign Kareem Hunt to one-year deal

Fantasy Football, NFL News
February 11, 2019

RB remains on commissioner’s exempt list

A man of second chances, the Browns general manager has signed former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt to a one-year deal despite the fact he was captured on video kicking and shoving a woman at a downtown Cleveland hotel in February. Dorsey, who drafted Hunt in the third round of the 2017 draft out of Toledo when Dorsey was GM of the Chiefs, signed him to a one-year deal worth about $1 million, depending on how many games he’s suspended for in 2019. He’s due to be a restricted free agent after the season. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Hunt remains on the commissioner’s exempt list for now and will be facing some kind of suspension from the league. Hunt is also under league investigation for two other incidents. This move puts a wet blanket on the fantasy value of running back Nick Chubb who became a RB1 in Cleveland during the back half of 2018 and finished as the RB15 overall. However, the value of Hunt and Chubb will depend largely on the length of Hunt’s suspension.