General Manager, John Schneider clarified the starting quarterback position.
Geno Smith had a fantastic year in 2022, setting career highs in all areas. This performance won him the starting quarterback position for 2023, as well as a new three-year, $75 million contract. He was also named Comeback Player of the Year for his successful season.
After falling short of expectations in 2023, the Seahawks decided to go in a different direction with the head coaching position. They let go of legendary coach Pete Carroll and hired Mike Macdonald as their new HC.
General Manager, John Schneider wanted to clarify the starting quarterback situation amidst some changes and uncertainty, stating that “He’s the starter until he’s not.”
Titans GM, Ron Carthon, expressed his affinity for Tyjae Spears going into his second year during NFL Combine interviews.
It’s never a bad sign when your GM is gushing about you and praising your work ethic. Tyjae Spears appears to be in the perfect situation, with Derrick Henry set to leave during free agency, and the Titans brass giving him their vote of confidence.
Spears is clearly a player the fantasy community is excited about, and you can expect to see his dynasty value continue to rise if Henry leaves Tennessee and the Titans don’t add any serious threat in the backfield during free agency or the draft.
Fantasy managers should exercise a bit of caution this offseason with Spears. While Spears didn’t miss a single practice last year for the Titans, the fact remains that he is missing an ACL in one knee. It’s not out of the question for the Titans to add depth to their backfield, which could make Spears a sell high candidate at the moment.
The Atlanta Falcons are moving forward without Jonnu Smith at the Tight End position, clearing the runway for Kyle Pitts.
Jonnu Smith is being released by the Atlanta Falcons. The veteran Tight End caught 50 passes for 532 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. If the Atlanta Falcons are going to get the most out of their 2021 4th overall pick in the NFL Draft in Kyle Pitts, they will need to have Kyle Pitts on the football field as much as possible.
While detractors took coach speak regarding Kyle Pitts run blocking ability as a sign of further misuse, savvy fantasy gamers know that the true path to relevance as a Tight End involves being on the field as much as possible. Allowing Kyle Pitts to be on the field regardless of down and distance will further keep defenses off balance.
With early career struggles, it is easy to forget that Kyle Pitts ran a 4.49 in the 40 yard dash and has a 99% Speed Score. Buy Kyle Pitts in Dynasty where you can, but also look over at UnderDog BestBall drafts where Pitts has an ADP of 92 in the middle of the 7th round.
The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling after winning back to back Superbowls with the team
The Kansas City Chiefs have released WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling after winning back to back Superbowls with the team. This is not a surprising move for the Chiefs who will be saving 12 million dollars in cap money with his release. This move by the Chiefs is a clear indicator that they are making an aggressive push at re-signing two of their integral parts of their dominant defense in Chris Jones and L’Jarius Sneed.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling played 33 regular season games with the Chiefs in the 2 seasons with the club, tallying 63 receptions for 1002 yards and 3 touchdowns. MVS has struggled with drops most of his time in the NFL. With all this said, MVS could still garner some interest in the open market as a complimentary player, due his steady performance in this year’s playoffs, however, with this move his fantasy value just took a big hit.
Houston Texans Head Coach Demeco Ryans had strong praise for pending free agent running back Devin Singletary.
Running back Devin Singletary became the top back for the Houston Texans over second year back Dameon Pierce during the 2023 season. Singletary rushed for a career high 898 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, providing a great compliment to rookie phenom quarterback C.J. Stroud. Bringing back Singletary would provide continuity for Stroud and offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik. Singletary’s price tag should be similar to his one-year, $2.75 million deal he signed last offseason. There are plenty of running backs who are hitting free agency that are more accomplished and talented who would demand a higher value than Singletary.
Singletary will bring low to high end RB3 value to fantasy players. Singletary is a stash option with his Dynasty value. His receiving ability will keep him on the field over power back Dameon Pierce. Despite a promising rookie campaign, Pierce fell out of favor with the new coaching staff. Pierce’s value is stunted unless there are injuries ahead of him, making him a wavier wire pick up option.
The Raiders will not be trading Davante Adams.
It has been rumored for quite some time that the Las Vegas Raiders would entertain trading away wide receiver Davante Adams. The heavy speculation was that Adams would be a New York Jet in a reunion with QB Aaron Rodgers.
Las Vegas GM Tom Telesco was asked about the idea and intimated that there would be no such event. “He’s a Raider.”
Additionally, the Raiders announced they would not be franchise tagging running back Josh Jacobs. Jacobs will be able to explore deals from other teams in free agency.