Well there were rumors of it and inklings and rumors of said inklings but it finally happened.¬† On Wednesday, Reggie Bush signed with the Detroit Lions on a 4 year deal which sets in motion some fantasy commotion of major implications.¬† Firstly, getting the former Kim Kardashian ass¬†caddy is¬†going to make waves in Detroit which is funny because he just moved from South Beach to do it.¬† At least I think that’s funny.¬† *Checking* no, it’s decidedly not but what is funny is Bush’s new teammate¬†Mikel LeShoure eating a bag of weed before the officers could find his stash.¬† Maybe they should trade him to Denver or Seattle now…well anywho, I’m not here to talk about Mikel.¬† At least not yet.¬† In¬†getting Reggie, the Lions grabbed a¬†better than¬†Jahvid Best replacement.¬† You know, the running back who was probably the starter had concussions not taken his career from him.¬† Why do we like this and by this I mean the Bush signing and not the concussion?¬† Because in 22 games as a Lion, Best caught 85 passes which is a 62 catch pace for a 16 game season.¬†¬† When you consider Detroit has attempted the most passes of any team¬†the last two years,¬†that type of volume¬†should lead to Bush¬†becoming fairly Sprolesy.¬† Overall, he probably will cede some touches to both Mikel and Joique Bell, but there’s enough to go around for him to be a low end RB1/high end RB2¬†in PPR leagues.¬† And of course, Reggie’s exit from Miami along with the Mike Wallace signing should increase the stock of Lamar Miller dramatically if Miami signs no one else.¬† Sounds like I have some game film to watch and a post to write.¬† But¬†before that happens, it’s time to fully¬†review day¬†two of the¬†NFL free¬†agent¬†market¬†and how it should affect¬†2013 fantasy football…
Wes Welker – Wes heads West.¬† Welker goes to the Broncos where he’ll play slot along side Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas and have Peyton Manning throwing to him.¬† In other words, the Raiders/Chargers/Chiefs secondary just curled up in the fetal position simultaneously.¬† The winner: Peyton owners.¬† The loser: anyone hoping to draft Welker or Decker with WR1 upside for the year.¬† But more
Danny Amendola – Heads East and by replacing Welker on the Pats, I’m officially suggesting to ABC a spin-off series with ‘White Swap’.¬† For the serious side of things, ‘dola was on pace for over 90 receptions and 4 or 5 touchdowns last season despite the injury bug cutting his season short.¬† That on a team that was 23rd in the league in total yards a game last year.¬† New England was first.¬† Put that in your sippy cup and swirl it around for a bit.
Donnie Avery – Signed with the Chiefs where he’ll be free to drop Alex Smith passes and not Andrew Luck passes.¬† The biggest news about this signing comes in two flavors.¬† One, it means T.Y. Hilton’s stock was already high and should go higher and two, it means the Jonathan Baldwin might never become as good as his brothers Alec and Stephen.¬† What, you don’t think Stephen was good?¬† Have you NOT seen Bio-Dome?
Anthony Fasano – Because meh signings come in bunches, the Chiefs also signed Fasano.¬† If I were to guess at his use, he’s most likely being brought in for his blocking abilities.¬† At least that’s what I’m telling myself as I look at writing a Tony Moeaki sleeper post.
Shonn Greene – Signed on as a backup to Chris Johnson for the Titans.¬† The Jets showed Shonn the door at the end of the season.¬† Since he didn’t know what to do with an opening, he hesitated and fell forward a yard and had to be dragged out the rest of the way.
Laurent Robinson – Cut by the Jaguars.¬† This move says a lot more about the burgeoning talent in Jacksonville – Shorts, Blackmon and to an extent Shipley – than it necessarily says about Robinson.¬† Or maybe it says a lot more about his concussion symptoms than it does about the Jaguars.¬† All I know is I started him on 11/8 last year in multiple PPR leagues and you can’t take that away from me!¬† But for serious, could still be relevant if he lands in the right place which we’ve learned is not on his head.
Rashard Mendenhall – So the Cardinals cut oft-injured Beanie Wells only to turn around and sign a not so sure he’s really healthy enough to play Mendenall to a¬†one year deal?¬† Pretty Rashard’ed if you ask me.