2017 Fantasy Football Free Agency Tracker: Same Faces In New Places

Contributed by: Bill Enright
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2017 5:37 PM

There's a lot of movement in the NFL Off-Season. Old Faces join new places and we like to keep track of it all in one article, broken down by position.

By the time August Fantasy Football drafts roll around, this list will be filled with over 50 names. Stay tuned for our video series discussing the impact of these moves in Fantasy Football. For now, here's just a running list of the transactions that affect the world of fantasy, in other words the moves involving Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and Tight Ends.

Please note, this list only refers to players joining new teams, in other words it won't include players like Kenny Stills who signed a new deal to stay with the Dolphins.



Jay Cutler-Miami Dolphins: Coerced out of retirement, Cutler joins the Dolphins after Ryan Tannehill suffered a season ending injury in Training Camp.

Brian Hoyer-San Francisco 49ers: Signs a two year deal, worth $12 million with $10 million in guaranteed money.

Mike Glennon- Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler is seemingly all but officially OUT as the Bears QB as the team signed Glennon to a three year $45 million contract that includes $19 million in guarantees. 

Brock Osweiler-Cleveland Browns: In order to get Brock's big contract off their books, the Texans traded the QB, their 2nd round pick in 2017 and a 6th round pick in 2018 to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns 2017 4th round pick. Essentially the Browns got a 2nd round pick just by picking up Brock's contract.

Nick Foles-Philadelphia Eagles: After a few seasons away from Philadelphia, Foles finds himself back in the City of Brotherly Love but now as a backup to Carson Wentz. 


Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch-Oakland Raiders:The former Seattle Seahawks running back decided to un-retire, got traded from Seattle to Oakland (his home town) and signed a new contract with the Raiders.The Raiders also received a 2018 sixth-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Lynch's new two year deal with the Raiders is heavily incentive laden. He'll earn a base salary of $3 million in 2016 but will get a bonus of another $2 million if he rushes for more than 1,000 yards.  During an injury plagued 2015 season, Lynch's 1,000 yard streak ended at four seasons. But considering he's playing behind one of the best Offensive Lines in the NFL, along with a very prolific passing game, Lynch should easily exceed 1,000 yards.

Adrian Peterson-New Orleans Saints:  One of the league's best backs over the last 10 years, Adrian Peterson, has found a new home in New Orleans thanks to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. Peterson joins an explosive Saints Offense. The Drew Brees led squad is historically pass heavy but Peterson will have plenty of opportunities to pick up big yards and score plenty of TDs. With Peterson landing in New Orleans, Mark Ingram's stock takes a big dip. Ingram has perennially been a Top 20 RB and serviceable as a RB2, especially in PPR leagues, but with Peterson now in town, it's likely he'll see a career low for total touches in a season. 

Eddie Lacy-Seattle Seahawks: The former Green Bay Packers running back signed a one year deal with the Seahawks for $5.5 million, including $3 million in guarantees.  The amount Lacy is getting paid is actually in the Top 10 for the RB position in 2017. 

LeGarrette Blount-Philadelphia Eagles: The reigning TD king of the NFL, Blount finds himself with a new team despite leading the league in 2016 with 18 rushing TDs. He won't come close to that mark in 2017 but has a firm grip on the Eagles starting job and will be their pounder in goal-line situations. 

Jamaal Charles-Denver Broncos. Appearing in just a handful of games the last two seasons, Charles is likely a shell of him former self, thus the lack of interest by teams in Free Agency. The Broncos are hoping he has something left in the tank as he'll compete with CJ Anderson and Devontae Booker for carries. 

Rex Burkhead-New England Patriots: Previously the backup to both Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill in Cincinnati, Burkhead signed a one year, $3.15 million contract. It's actually the highest priced contract the Patriots have signed with a running back since Fred Taylor in 2010.

Danny Woodhead-Baltimore Ravens: The former Chargers wide receiver signed a contract with the Ravens. The pass catching back is reportedly fully recovered from his ACL injury.

Mike Gillislee-New England Patriots: LeSean McCoy's backup from Buffalo may now get a shot at a full time, leading role in New England. With Legarrette Blount gone, Gillislee is the best fit on the roster to fill that role, which of course led to a league high 18 rushing TDs.

Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings: The Raiders went in a different direction at RB and traded for Marshawn Lynch instead of resigning the much younger Murray. The Vikings jumped at the opportunity to sign the 5th year pro but may have already found his replacment before even giving him the starting job by drafting Dalvin Cook. 

Mike Tolbert-Buffalo Bills: The goal-line specialist signed a one year, $1 million dollar contract.


Wide Receiver

Brandin Cooks-New England Patriots: The Patriots added a BIG TIME playmaker to their receiving corps by trading away their 2017 First Round for the former Saints receiver. Still only 23 years old, Cooks brings a new dynamic to the Patriots Offense. 

Alshon Jeffery-Philadelphia Eagles: The 27 year old wide receiver signed what amounts to a "prove it" deal with the Eagles. Jeffery will get $14 million this season but the contract is only for one season, he can essentially be in this same position this time next year.

Pierre Garcon-San Francisco 49ers: The 30 year old receiver signed a big time contract to join his former Offensive Coordinator and new Head Coach, Kyle Shanahan, in San Francisco. Garcon's deal is worth $47.5 million over five years with $17 million fully guaranteed.

Brandon Marshall-New York Giants: The 32 year old veteran signed a two year, $12 million deal with the Giants. Marshall is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in what will be his 12th season in the league.

DeSean Jackson-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The speedy wide out signed a contract with the Bucs reportedly worth $10 million per season, but the length of the contract has yet to be announced. 

Terrelle Pryor-Washington Redskins: The former Browns wide receiver signed a one year deal with the Redskins for $6 million.

Kenny Britt-Cleveland Browns: The former Rams wide receiver signed a four year deal with the Browns worth $32.5 million.

Torrey Smith-Philadelphia Eagles: The former 49ers WR signed a three year, $15 million deal to join Philly. 

Ted Ginn-New Orleans Saints: The former Panthers deep threat signed an undisclosed deal with the Saints. 

Marquise Goodwin-San Francisco 49ers: The former Bills wide receiver signed a two year, $8 million deal with the 49ers.

Robert Woods-Los Angeles Rams: The 24 year old wide receiver signed a five-year, $39 million contract. The former Bills 2nd round pick, returns to Los Angeles where he played College at USC.

Markus Wheaton-Chicago Bears: The former Steelers wide receiver signed a one year, $6 million contract to join what very much looks like a team in serious rebuild mode. 

Kendall Wright-Chicago Bears: The former Titans wide receiver signed a one year, $4 million contract with the Bears. 

Corey Brown-Buffalo Bills: The 25 year old, former Panthers wide receiver signed an undisclosed contract with the Buffalo Bills. 

Victor Cruz-Chicago Bears: Cut by his hometown team, Cruz doesn't have much ability left after his devastating knee injury three seasons ago. 


Tight End

Martellus Bennett-Green Bay Packers: Fresh off his first Super Bowl victory, Marty B will play for his 5th NFL Franchise in 2017. Bennett signed a three year, $20.5 million deal with the Packers. 

Dwayne Allen-New England Patriots: The Pats and Colts agreed on a trade sending Allen and 6th Round pick to the Patriots in exchange for New England's 4th Round pick. The Pats will not resign Martellus Bennett.

Jared Cook-Oakland Raiders: A much  needed position for the Silver and Black, the Raiders Offense could benefit a lot with a playmaker like Cook. Problem is he just can never stay healthy. 

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