Patriots sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 10, 2019

One-year deal

Source: the Patriots have signed veteran TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal. Great chance to be a factor in their passing game. (Field Yates on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: ASJ was reportedly deciding between the Patriots and Seahawks. With Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson, Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo currently making up the Pats tight end depth chart, it’s possible ASJ could have a fantasy impact on the field. The Patriots however got along just fine in the passing game without utilizing the tight end last season as much as they had previous seasons when Gronkowski was in his prime.

Ravens add former Raiders’ WR Seth Roberts

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 5, 2019

One-year deal

Ravens are signing former Raiders’ WR Seth Roberts to a one-year deal, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Roberts was recently released by the Raiders who have sent wide receivers packing after the acquisition of Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams. Roberts joins the run-first Ravens which doesn’t do much for his fantasy stock but he should get an opportunity for significant playing time given the lack of depth at the position in Baltimore. Currently, Roberts, Willie Snead and Chris Moore sit atop the Ravens depth chart.

Lions add RB C.J. Anderson

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 1, 2019

One-year deal

Former Rams’ RB C.J. Anderson reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. Chance to produce this season, then hit market again after this season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Anderson turned in a stellar few weeks behind the Rams’ powerful offensive line late last season, getting 20+ carries in Weeks 16 & 17 of the regular season and during the Divisional Round of the playoffs. With the Lions, he will backup Kerryon Johnson and give way to Theo Riddick on third downs making him a late-round speculative pick in redraft leagues this summer.

Duke Johnson seeking trade from Cleveland

Fantasy Football, NFL News
April 1, 2019

Browns RB skips voluntary OTAs on Monday

Duke Johnson’s reps have asked the Browns to trade him, a league source told cleveland.com.

The Jets, Texans and Eagles have all been interested in Johnson ever since the Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt in February, a league source said. Other teams have inquired as well. In what appears to be a statement about not wanting to be here, Johnson was a no-show for the Browns’ voluntary offseason program Monday, coach Freddie Kitchens said. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Nerdy Football Analysis: After being underutilized the majority of last season (only 87 touches) and seeing Kareem Hunt added this off-season, it appears Duke has had enough. There simply aren’t enough footballs to go around with all the mouths to feed in Cleveland.

Bears ship RB Jordan Howard to Eagles

Fantasy Football, NFL News
March 28, 2019

Boost for Mike Davis in Chicago

Bears trading RB Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 6th-round pick in 2020 that can become a 5th-round pick, league source tells ESPN. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Howard is still just 24 years old and now moves to the Eagles who are known for their running back by committee approach. He should handle early-down work as long as he remains healthy, with Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Josh Adams filling out the RB group. This move is also a boost for Mike Davis in Chicago who will split time with Tarik Cohen.