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Lions sign Matt Asiata
Matt Asiata - RB, Detroit Lions

The Lions have signed running back Matt Asiata to a one-year deal.

Dynasty Analysis

The "Purple Sloth" will join an unsettled backfield but will most likely be battling Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner for a roster spot.  The winner of the "big back" portion of this backfield will be one to watch with the unproven Ameer Abdullah set to handle most of the work. Regardless, Asiata isn't dynamic enough to be a difference maker in fantasy.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Pioneer Press
May 27: 10:46 AM EST
Bears sign Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz - WR, Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have signed free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year deal.

Dynasty Analysis

The Bears are taking no more than a flier on Cruz, who actually lands on a team where he'll at least have a fighting chance to make the roster.  He's far removed from being the type of difference maker we saw in 2011 and 2012 but the Bears are very thin on receivers after failing to re-sign Alshon Jeffery. Cruz will have to battle the likes of Markus Wheaton, Rueben Randle and Kendall Wright to make the team.  At this point, he's no better than a late round flier in dynasty drafts.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Chicago
May 25: 2:04 PM EST
Allen looks to be healthy
Keenan Allen - WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Keenan Allen is reportedly right on schdule as he recovers from his torn ACL.

Dynasty Analysis

Allen was running routes and catching passes this week and that's a great sign for his recovery. The Chargers drafted Mike Williams and the two could form a deadly combination in the future. However, Allen is a significant injury risk and is looking like a supreme boom or bust candidate this season. His ADP is 20 and owners are going to need to be all in this year or look to move him before the bottom falls out.

DLF Analyst:       Source: LA Times
May 20: 10:27 AM EST
Bucs look for some Fitzmagic
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay has addressed their need for a backup quarterback by signing veteran signal caller Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Dynasty Analysis

Fitzpatrick will compete with Ryan Griffin to be the backup to Jameis Winston. However, Winston could literally do nothing between now and the beginning of the season and still not be challenged for time in the least by either. Winston is an intriguing dynasty prospect whose performance this year will go a long way in solidifying him as a legitimate QB1 in the upper tier or one of many dynasty backups to the elite.  Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick has no value unless Winston gets hurt and even then he would have to really show some improvement over a dreadful 2016 to have any type of value.

DLF Analyst:      
May 19: 4:23 PM EST
Steelers sign Terrell Watson
Terrell Watson - RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers have signed former Browns running back Terrell Watson.

Dynasty Analysis

Watson is a name to file away as you evaluate possible sleepers in the off-season and into the preseason. The Steelers have unestablished backs like Fitzgerald Toussaint, James Conner and Knile Davis on the roster behind Le'Veon Bell. Watson has flashed talent before so he should be at least on your radar, though using a roster spot for him right now wouldn't be advised.

DLF Analyst:      
May 18: 2:31 PM EST
Steelers release Ladarius Green
Ladarius Green - TE, FA

The Steelers have released Ladarius Green after he failed his physical.

Dynasty Analysis

Green was a bust last year after signing a four-year, $20 million contract. Constantly injured, Green is reportedly even considering retirement at this point and has yet to be cleared by the league's concussion protocol. His best ability needs to be "availability" and that has just not been the case for Green. He should remain on rosters for the moment but it's hard to see a rosy future for him.

DLF Analyst:      
May 18: 2:28 PM EST
Jason McCourty finds a job in CLE
Jason McCourty - CB, Cleveland Browns

The Browns signed Jason McCourty to a two year, $6 million contract

Dynasty Analysis

This could be really interesting if keeps the corner back designation and ends up seeing time at safety with the Browns. At a position most people stream throughout the season, McCourty could be a player you roll with for a big chunk of the season. I like the landing spot.

DLF Analyst:       Source: RotoWorld
May 18: 6:53 AM EST
Eagles expected to release Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews - RB, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are expected to release Ryan Mathews after he's cleared from his neck injury.

Dynasty Analysis

Philadelphia signed LeGarrette Blount and that should effectively end the Mathews era in the City of Brotherly Love.  Mathews will likely find work elsewhere but his durability is a serious question mark and he'll find himself as part of a committee in some capacity moving forward.

DLF Analyst:      
May 17: 11:27 PM EST
Eagles sign LeGarrette Blount to one-year deal
LeGarrette Blount - RB, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles ahve signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year deal.

Dynasty Analysis

Blount should immediately take over as the starter for the Eagles, as well as their short yardage back.  He'll lose touches to Darren Sproles on third down but this is a great landing spot for the former Patriot and makes him a great buy for a contending dynasty team.  Blount is 30 but still proved to be effective last year as he led the league with 18 touchdowns.  His presence puts a pin in the sleeper balloons of Wendell Smallwood and even UDFA Corey Clement while paving the way for Philadelphia to likely waive Ryan Mathews.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
May 17: 3:00 PM EST
Kessler to start?
Cody Kessler - QB, Cleveland Browns

Cody Kessler is expected to start the 2017 season as the Browns quarterback.

Dynasty Analysis

Multiple outlets are reporting this news and it comes as no surprise. The Browns are pretending they really wanted Brock Osweiler but everyone can read through the lines of that salary dump trade from Houston. Kessler will have a fighting chance to keep the job but his biggest long-term competition is clearly Deshone Kizer. Kessler belongs on a dynasty roster as a quarterback who could surprise early but Kizer remains the one to own in Cleveland, albeit at a late round rookie pick price.

DLF Analyst:       Source: iSportsTimes
May 16: 10:20 AM EST
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