NFL Free Agent Fantasy Football Impacts w/ ADP
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NFL Free Agent Fantasy Football Impacts w/ ADP

We take a closer look at each signing and what it means. Profiled players include Josh McCown, Donald Brown, Jonathan Dwyer, Toby Gerhart, and Rashad Jennings.

Our expert Matt De Lima takes a deeper dive with 11 of the skill position free agent signings. We also track their ADP as of now and we'll come back in a few weeks and look at where it's heading.

Buccaneers - 2 years, $10 Million

Entering what will be his 11th season, McCown could be a steal at this price for the Bucs. He rejoins his former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa. HC Smith has already declared McCown his day one starter. He will still need to perform in camp but should have no problem overtaking 2013 rookie Mike Glennon. McCown has QB2 potential in redraft, keeper and dynasty. He just needs to pretend those receivers out there are Marshall and Jeffery.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • ReDraft ADP - 27.10
  • Dynasty ADP - undrafted in 20 Rounds.

Chargers - 3 years, $10.5 Million

Brown will now provide insurance behind an excellent duo of backs. Both Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead are entrenched in a split backfield which combined for nearly 2,500 total yards. Mathews did see over 300 touches, so it is reasonable to assume the Chargers brought Brown in to spell their lead back from time to time. Brown does have a decent nose for the end zone and may vulture the occasional goal line run. Ultimately, Brown has no fantasy value unless there's an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • Redraft ADP - 8.9 RB35
  • Dynasty ADP - 17.10 RB65

Injury Status: Out - Concussion

Cardinals - 1 year, undisclosed

Since Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington both have a lot to prove, a little insurance never hurt. Dwyer enters Arizona as a No. 3 and doesn't figure to provide much than the occasional fill-in. He ran well in 2012 when handed the reins; however, he is far from a dynamic talent. Dwyer should only be rostered if Ellington and/or Taylor are injured.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • Redraft ADP - Not drafted in 28 rounds.
  • Dynasty ADP - Not drafted in 20 rounds.

Injury Status: Out - Personal

Jaguars - 3 years, $10.5 Million

That faint, collective groan you heard was the sound of fantasy gurus voicing their displeasure as they hopped off the "Jordan Todman sleeper bandwagon." Gerhart and Todman will eat into each other's production with the former Stanford Cardinal runner taking a slight lead. While backing up the one and only Adrian Peterson, Gerhart had a few chances to shine and played well. He can contribute on all three downs as by rushing or receiving. At 27 years old at the start of the 2014 season, he should be peaking right at his physical prime. Gerhart is a must own across all leagues, while Todman is a very deep league backup.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • ReDraft ADP - 22.6 RB69
  • Dynasty ADP - 11.3 RB39

Giants - 4 years, $14 Million

Jennings' arrival in New York shakes up two backfields: both his former and new club. Back in Oakland, Darren McFadden is still the tentative frontrunner with second-year back Latavius Murray on his heels. Now with the Giants, Jennings will have to outplay David Wilson, which might not be very difficult give the latter's various struggles. Jennings went from a potential starter in a split backfield with the Raiders to a potential starter in a split backfield with the Giants. Barring a breakout by Wilson, Jennings should be a flex consideration all season long. His emergence last season makes him a decent mid-tier option in keeper & dynasty formats.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • Redraft ADP - 8.1 RB32
  • Dynasty ADP - 14.9 RB53

Titans - 5 years, $12 Million

Now going into his fifth season in the NFL, McCluster never quite broke out. He posted career highs in most statistical categories last season though and displayed incremental improvement over the years. The new opportunity may help McCluster start fresh and open up his role as a hybrid WR/RB who can also return kicks. He has no significant fantasy value since Tennessee is already young with relatively good depth at the WR position. McCluster would have to overtake WR Justin Hunter at the No. 3 spot to really make any kind of impact.

Average Draft Position Prior to the Move:

  • Redraft ADP - Not drafted in 28 rounds.
  • Dynasty ADP - Not drafted in 20 rounds.