Derek Norton

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Derek Norton has been writing football articles since 2005. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Communication (Journalism) in 2011 and shifted his focus to the NFL. His work has also appeared on FantasyPros, LeagueSafe Post and Dober Games.

Sam Darnold 2018 Fantasy Impact: New York Jets

Sam Darnold 2018 Fantasy Impact: New York Jets

Though the New York Jets have spent plenty of draft capital on quarterbacks, they’ve yet to find one that could stick. Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg each came and went without living up to their draft status. Perhaps the Jets have finally found their man after selecting USC’s Sam Darnold third overall. Congratulations to USC QB Sam Darnold …

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Baker Mayfield 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

It’s a day that ends with “y” so the Cleveland Browns‘ quarterback situation is unsettled. The DeShone Kizer experiment ended after Cleveland’s winless 2017 season, leading the Browns to select Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick. Welcome to Cleveland, @bakermayfield!https://t.co/bbrD5FV7Ye pic.twitter.com/Jhk6ZpUPGL — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2018 Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy before vaulting over presumed top …

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Brandon Marshall 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

Brandon Marshall 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have tried to field a big wide receiver for years. None of their various projects have worked out, so now they’ve decided to roll the dice on veteran free agent Brandon Marshall. Welcome to Seattle, @BMarshall! #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/m5MptR3P0n — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 30, 2018 Marshall is second in career receiving yards among active players after Larry …

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Hayden Hurst 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

Hayden Hurst 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

One would imagine that Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, entering his final draft with the team, would be able to identify talent at tight end. That bodes well for South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst, whom the Ravens selected with the 25th overall pick. Welcome to the Flock, Hayden Hurst! #RavensFlock #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/0GxPSCWpsb — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 27, 2018 Hurst …

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Nyheim Hines 2018 Fantasy Impact: Indianapolis Colts

Nyheim Hines 2018 Fantasy Impact: Indianapolis Colts

The last few seasons have not gone as well for the Indianapolis Colts as they had hoped, thanks in large part to Andrew Luck’s injuries. But while the Colts’ quarterbacks struggled, Frank Gore quietly finished each of his three seasons in Indy as a top-20 fantasy running back. Now that Gore is back home in Miami, someone will have to …

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Christian Kirk 2018 Fantasy Impact: Arizona Cardinals

Christian Kirk 2018 Fantasy Impact: Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are going through some major changes. They’ll have a new coaching staff and a new quarterback, plus a new receiving corps outside of the immortal Larry Fitzgerald. Their new presumed slot receiver is Christian Kirk of Texas A&M, whom they selected 47th overall. Christian's coming home! Welcome to the squad, @ChristianDavon2! #CardsDraft pic.twitter.com/28zUYgNO0T — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) …

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Kerryon Johnson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Detroit Lions

Kerryon Johnson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions haven’t had a running back rush for 100 yards in a game since Reggie Bush in November 2013. They’ve already tried to address the problem by signing LeGarrette Blount earlier in the offseason, then made another move adding Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson with the 43rd pick in the draft. Welcome to the squad, Kerryon! pic.twitter.com/wqmDkkpkuU — Detroit Lions …

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