Some of the biggest free agency moves regarding fantasy football value.
VIKINGS – Donavan McNabb – reports say that the Minnesota Vikings have made a one year deal with veteran QB Donovan McNabb.
This move could help the Vikings from another disaster season but I doubt McNabb can lead them to the playoffs. However, the last old veteran QB to come to town led them to the NFC championship game. McNabb has been very friendly to his TE’s over the years, providing a good season for Brent Celek and Chris Cooley in the recent two seasons. Young and explosive WR Percy Harvin could also see increase looks from a QB who enjoys using his check downs, and Harvin often runs slot routes.
Note: The deal will only become official if the two sides can renegotiate the contract to a lower. The Vikings are not willing to pay the 12.5 Million he was due to be paid.
VIKINGS – Devin Aromashodu – It appears the Vikings want to make a serious push and provide new QB McNabb all the options he can get by signing speedy Chicago WR Aromashodu. Aromashodu only had 10 catches last season but in the time showed speed, good hands and poise. If the Vikings were to resign Sidney Rice they would have quite the triple threat in Rice, Harvin and Aromashodu.
NT JETS – Santonio Holmes – Holmes has apparently agreed to a 5-year-deal that will keep him playing in New York. Washington was looking to make a play for Holmes, but in the end he will be back with the Jets where he played 12 games in 2010-2011 catching 52 passes for 746 yards and 6 touchdowns. Holmes was also responsible for many late, game winning and possession saving catches. Fantasy Value not affected.
TITANS –Matt Hasselbeck – It has been reported by multiple sources that longtime Seahawks QB Hasselbeck will be heading to Tennessee to help ease the transition for Rookie QB Jake Ponder. At this point in his career Hasselbeck isn’t liable to win the game for you, but he has the experience and poise needed to help manage and win the game. The move should be beneficial to the development of QB Ponder and the success of star RB Chris Johnson.
SEAHAWKS — Tavaris Jackson – Jackson was recently signed to the Seahawks squad for the next two seasons. Going into the season it is expected he will battle QB Charlie Whitehurst for the starting role, but seems to have the advantage with former Vikings offensive coordinator also now in Seattle
ST RAMS – Quintin Mikell – The Eagles Strong Safety and leading tackler from last season has signed a multiyear deal with the St. Louis Rams. Mikell is a strong tackler with 8 years of NFL experience. The Rams are hoping, and he should by all mean help fill a hole in the team’s secondary.
JAGUARS – Paul Posluszny – The giant Paul Posluszny, who despite missing time last season was one of the leagues top tacklers has recently signed a 6-year-deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had expressed interest in staying in Buffalo but was reportedly swayed by the chance to play in a 4-3 defense. The movie does not hurt Posluszny’s value, and I had him ranked as a top 10 LB this year for fantasy.
SF 49’ers — Alex Smith – the former 1st overall draft pick has been resigned by the 49’ers with a 1-year contract worth 5 Million. Smith is expected to see some improvement in play this season working with new Coach Harbaugh. He has solid targets to throw to in the young and looking to breakout Mike Crabtree and star TE Vernon Davis.
REDSKINS – Santana Moss – Santana Moss will be resigned by the Redskins with a 3 year deal worth about 15 million. The bad news for Moss and fantasy fans/owners is that without McNabb (John Beck anyone…) Moss’ fantasy value is likely to go nowhere but down.
When I wrote this article at about noon today, these were the biggest free agency stories available at the time that seemed official enough to write about. Lots will continue to happen over the next couple of days and even weeks so be sure to check back in.
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