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.

Rashaad Penny 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

Rashaad Penny 2018 Fantasy Impact: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have struggled to run the ball competently ever since Marshawn Lynch’s short-lived retirement after the 2015 season. Plenty of backs have tried to fill Lynch’s shoes, including Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael, C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins, Eddie Lacy, Chris Carson and Mike Davis. None have managed to stick for one reason or another. San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny …

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Calvin Ridley 2018 Fantasy Impact: Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have tried to fill the void across from Julio Jones ever since Roddy White’s departure. They may have finally achieved their goal after adding Alabama’s Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick. We have taken @AlabamaFTBL WR Calvin Ridley with the 26th pick. Welcome to the Brotherhood, @CalvinRidley1!#InBrotherhood pic.twitter.com/LUP8mxy8us — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 27, 2018 Ridley …

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Carlos Hyde 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Carlos Hyde 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Carlos Hyde was always considered a talented back after the San Francisco 49ers made him the 57th overall pick in 2014. But after injuries and a string of rough seasons playing with a struggling 49ers offense, he finished his rookie contract and signed with the Cleveland Browns. #Browns sign RB Carlos Hyde as they continue to fortify offense​ 📰 » …

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Alex Smith 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

Alex Smith 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins was a hot commodity early in the offseason, but not for his original team. The Washington Redskins put an end to whatever interest they had in bringing Cousins back when they traded for Kansas City‘s starter, Alex Smith, roughly two weeks before the end of the 2017 league year. It’s Official: Welcome to the #Redskins, Alex Smith! #HTTR …

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Jarvis Landry 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Landry 2018 Fantasy Impact: Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Landry wanted a new contract, and last month’s trade from the Miami Dolphins to the Cleveland Browns turned out to be just what he needed. Welcome to Cleveland, Jarvis Landry! Details » https://t.co/1UeKm6oGxu pic.twitter.com/UPBgbe8RE8 — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 14, 2018 Landry is close to a five-year deal with the Browns that is believed to be worth $15 million …

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Jerick McKinnon 2018 Fantasy Impact: San Francisco 49ers

Jerick McKinnon 2018 Fantasy Impact: San Francisco 49ers

Jerick McKinnon had his moments with the Minnesota Vikings. The former Georgia Southern quarterback parlayed those moments into a 4-year, $30 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The #49ers starting RB: @JetMckinnon1 Kyle Shanahan explains why the new addition is the right man for the job. 📝 https://t.co/mL1CZtoIBa pic.twitter.com/wkvRiu1f7F — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) March 16, 2018 That’s a …

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Paul Richardson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

Paul Richardson 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

Paul Richardson may not have been a huge name in the wide receiver market, but scarcity at the position led the Washington Redskins to follow up his rookie contract with a five-year, $40 million deal with $12.5 million guaranteed. It's Official: #Redskins sign WR Paul Richardson. #HTTR Welcome to D.C., @prichiejr: https://t.co/hXXnhC90h2 pic.twitter.com/be8ynh1OkF — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 15, 2018 …

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Michael Crabtree 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

Michael Crabtree 2018 Fantasy Impact: Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens entered free agency needing receivers and managed to snag one of the best available in Michael Crabtree. Crab(trees) and football.That’s what Maryland does. pic.twitter.com/BbxfiDAIFu — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 16, 2018 Crabtree is coming off of a down year, is entering his 10th season and will turn 31 in September. However, he is walking into a situation …

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Dion Lewis 2018 Fantasy Impact: Tennessee Titans

Dion Lewis 2018 Fantasy Impact: Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have put an end to the DeMarco Murray era, deciding to move forward with Derrick Henry and the newly-signed Dion Lewis. Titans reach deal with RB Dion Lewis ⚔️ Details 📰 » https://t.co/5GbANjOJdW pic.twitter.com/bDqSvzDMgL — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) March 15, 2018 Lewis is coming off an up-and-down three seasons as a member of the Patriots‘ never-ending backfield. …

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