2016 NFL Free Agents – Fantasy Football Perspective

Mar 2, 2016

Doug Martin
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Every year there are players that go to new teams. Some work out (DeAngelo Williams, Jeremy Maclin), others not so much (DeMarco Murray). Teams will still throw buckets of cash looking for a quick fix. Here are some of the top fantasy football options and some possible destinations.
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Matt Forte, RB – Forte is more likely to continue his excellence than Martin given his track record. He’s a dual threat option that would be perfect for a contender. At 30 with more wear and tear, he doesn’t offer as much long-term upside. Still, he’ll immediately make a team better.
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Chris Ivory, RB – He’s a power runner but his style leads to bumps and bruises. He’s a great 1-2 punch for someone.
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Doug Martin, RB – Martin finished second in the league with 1,402 yards. He added 33 catches for 271 yards and seven combined touchdowns. He had not been relevant since 2012. He’s still only 27.
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Alfred Morris, RB – Unlikely the other available running backs Morris is not versatile. He can still run between the tackles. His landing spot will be interesting.
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Anquan Boldin, WR – He’s 35 but he’s still productive. Boldin is WR3 material at best, but he still has some fantasy value.
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Travis Benjamin, WR – Benjamin had a strong showing last year with 966 yards and five touchdowns. He likely won’t register high on the fantasy radar next year.
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Marvin Jones, WR – He’s not a tremendous option, but he’ll likely be overpaid as this is a soft market for wide receivers. With a good blend of size and speed he should draw attention. I just don’t see a major impact next year.
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Rishard Matthews, WR – He had a decent season in Miami with 662 yards. His relevance depends on where he lands.
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Dwayne Allen, TE – He was underutilized in Indy. Depending on where he lands,  he could be a viable TE1. He’s a red zone threat.
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Impact Players Likely to Re-Sign
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB
Brock Osweiler, QB
Lamar Miller, RB
Antonio Gates, TE
Ladarius Green, TE
Coby Fleener, TE

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