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Anquan Boldin

Boldin has change of heart, retires from NFL

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 20, 2017

Veteran WR calls is quits

Football has always been a priority for Anquan Boldin. But after 14 seasons, more than 200 games and nearly 14,000 yards receiving, the veteran wide receiver now feels a higher calling, which is why he left the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after only two weeks with the team and plans to retire. (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Boldin signed with the Bills two weeks ago but after a couple key trades that included Sammy Watkins and DB Ronald Darby, the veteran receiver had a change of heart. He reportedly wants to focus on humanitarian and human rights work. His departure leaves the Bills with Jordan Matthews (chest), Zay Jones and Andre Holmes atop the wide receiver depth chart.

Jordan Matthews headed to Buffalo

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 11, 2017

Bills shakeup wide receiver group

The Eagles made a shocking move on Friday, trading away wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Buffalo Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby, the team announced Friday. (NJ.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Bills have made significant changes to the wide receiver group over the last few days by acquiring Anquan Boldin, Mathews and trading star Sammy Watkins to the Rams. The Eagles have been talking up Nelson Agholor all pre-season and now it seems he’s in line for the starting slot position with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith on the outside. Matthews should step into the starting lineup in Buffalo and will see boost in fantasy value.

Bills ready to sign WR Anquan Bodin

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 7, 2017

One-year deal

Bills are giving WR Anquan Boldin a one-year, $2.75 million deal, that includes $1.25 million in incentives, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Bills needed an other veteran receiving option and they found their man. Boldin will likely start opposite Sammy Watkins and should give the offense a stable presence. His signing dings the fantasy value of rookie WR Zay Jones but won’t drain any targets from Watkins. Buffalo remains a run-first offense so Boldin should be viewed as a TD-dependent WR4.

Lions direct two-TE sets, could benefit Eric Ebron

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 1, 2017

Daniel Fells handling blocking duties in scheme

Even with Eric Ebron out with a hamstring injury, the Lions have spent significant time with two tight ends on the field thus far in training camp. Darren Fells and Cole Wick joined Golden Tate and Marvin Jones in the first play of full-team drills each of the last two days, and Fells had a standout practice today, making several tough catches in traffic.
(Detroit Free Press)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Fells was signed as a free agent in the spring largely for his blocking ability to beef up the run game, and Anquan Boldin was let go. A shift to two-tight end personnel could free up more opportunities for Ebron, who remains a back-end TE1 with upside.