Fantasy Value For Upcoming Free Agents
By Ryan Gerrity
- Eric Decker, WR
Decker has been a huge factor for the Broncos the past couple years, especially with Peyton Manning at the quarterback position. The Broncos have so many offensive weapons that they are going to have to choose on who to keep, and who to let walk the free agency market. Decker will want number 1 wide receiver money, and the Broncos can’t afford that, so unless he takes a pay cut he may be gone.
2. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB
Everyone expected this to happen during the offseason, and MJD will definitely test the free agent market. MJD could be a boom or bust type of fantasy player this upcoming year, depending on where he ends up. A new offense and new team could be the spark that he is looking for to become a top fantasy running back again.
3. Knowshon Moreno, RB
It is very possible that Moreno played his last game with the Broncos in the Super Bowl. The Broncos may want to give themselves some cap room, and just stick with Montee Ball in the backfield. There are a lot of teams that would want Moreno, hopefully the right situation will allow him to continue the success he had this past year.
4. Ben Tate, RB
While in Houston, Tate was a very reliable back up running back to Arian Foster, and proved that he could be a every down back when Foster was hurt. All signs are pointing towards Tate leaving Houston, and wherever he ends up, like a Cleveland, or Jacksonville, he will be the primary back.
5. Hakeem Nicks, WR
Hakeem Nicks and the New York Giants did not see eye to eye this year, and it showed with Nicks having the worst season of his career. Not a single touchdown caught, results in a stock drop for Nicks in the free agent market. However, the team that does sign him could have a great, big outside wide receiver on their roster. He has shown signs of being a dominant receiver and he could find that with another team.
6. Jeremy Maclin, WR
Maclin is the most interesting player hitting the free agent market this offseason because he missed all of last year with a torn ACL. Reports have said that he is open to signing a one year deal, and other reports say the New York Jets are really pursuing him. Maclin could make a great comeback and become the slot receiver that everyone expected him to be last year before the injury.