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Best NFL Free Agency Moves
Travis Benjamin – WR – San Diego Chargers
We saw what Benjamin could do last year with the god awful Browns. He was relied on to be the #1 WR for the Browns with awful QB play and still put up great stats, which earned him this contract. With the Chargers his fantasy football ceiling is about to be sky high. He gets to slide over to his more natural spot as a #2 WR and he gets to play with a Pro-Bowl caliber QB in Phillip Rivers. Benjamin should have top 20 fantasy football production for a WR if all goes accordingly to plan in 2016.
DeMarco Murray – RB – Tennessee Titans
Murray needed a change of scenery more than any player in the NFL, he went from being the best RB in the NFL in 2014, to only having 193 carries in 2015. That is nearly 200 less carries than he had in 2014 and he still managed to rush for six TDs. With the Titans Murray should return to being a top five fantasy football RB. The Titans need a #1 RB to ease the pressure off of Marcus Mariota. If the Titans are smart and draft help for the offensive line this move could have huge fantasy football implications and possibly push the Titans to the playoffs.
Chase Daniel – QB – Philadelphia Eagles
Outside of Eric Pederson, no one in the NFL really knows what Daniel has to offer. This could turn out to be a sneaky good addition especially if he pushes Sam Bradford out of the way and becomes the starter for the Eagles. Daniel running the Pederson offense that he already knows could push him into being a dark horse for a good QB2 to have on your bench for fantasy football.
Chris Ivory – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars
This move could be somewhat of a headscratcher especially since they have TJ Yeldon already at RB. However, Ivory brings a great veteran presence to the backfield to help both Yeldon and Blake Bortles progress as players. Ivory is a great pass catcher out of the backfield and can easily fill in as the starter if Yeldon gets injured. Ivory was already a top 10 fantasy football RB, so he could see his production dip a bit but he could turn into a tremendous Flex option. Yeldon also hasn’t been the healthiest of RBs so Ivory could see plenty of playing time.
Rod Streater – WR – Kansas City Chiefs
Streater isn’t too far removed from having pretty decent success in the NFL with the Raiders of all teams. In 2013 he caught 60 passes for 888 yards and that was playing with basically no one at QB. Streater could be a sneaky good third option for Alex Smith to throw to and he could be a nice Flex option for your fantasy football team. He could also not even make the team if he can’t find that same playing form from 2013.
Mike Wallace – WR – Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are so depleted at WR that Wallace might actually make some noise in fantasy football again for the first time in three years. That’s how bad the Ravens WR core is. If Wallace can re-focus and realize he isn’t a true #1 WR he might be able to put out some decent production with Joe Flacco throwing him the ball, who will be a huge upgrade over Teddy Bridgewater throwing him the ball.
Martellus Bennett – TE – New England Patriots
Donald Brown – RB – New England Patriots
These guys get grouped together because the Patriots are basically taking flyers on two guys that have the ability to produce, but had awful 2015 seasons. Brown is a former 1st round draft pick that has never really lived up to his potential but you can see him flourishing in the Patriot offense with Tom Brady throwing him the ball. The Patriots love to throw the ball to their RBs, and Brown is a pretty good pass catching RB. Brown could blow up in fantasy football aspect as the Patriots don’t really have anyone at RB. Bennett is coming off a down season but he was a pro-bowl caliber TE not too long ago. He will fill the TE2 spot that the Patriots have been missing since Hernandez got thrown in jail. Bennett could easily fill in as a starter for Gronkowski if he gets hurt and will give the Patriots nightmare match ups in the red zone. Brown and Bennett could both easily be top 15 fantasy football players by the end of the season.