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.

James Washington 2018 Fantasy Impact: Pittsburgh Steelers

James Washington 2018 Fantasy Impact: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed depth at wide receiver entering the draft, but their needs increased after dealing Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders. As such, it was no surprise to see Pittsburgh select Oklahoma State’s James Washington with the 60th pick. With the 60th pick in the 2018 #NFLDraft, we select WR James Washington.#SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/8VR24ZUMIJ — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April …

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Michael Gallup 2018 Fantasy Impact: Dallas Cowboys

Michael Gallup 2018 Fantasy Impact: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys were in the market for receivers at the beginning of the league year. After Dez Bryant’s release and Jason Witten’s retirement, adding new targets for Dak Prescott became imperative. The Cowboys didn’t disappoint, using their third-round pick (81st overall) on Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup. Fort Collins ▶️▶️▶️ @dallascowboys @mg4dontplay is on his way to Dallas!#NextLevelRams …

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Royce Freeman 2018 Fantasy Impact: Denver Broncos

Royce Freeman 2018 Fantasy Impact: Denver Broncos

After releasing starter C.J. Anderson in mid-April, the Denver Broncos entered the draft very much in need of some help at a position that featured only Devontae Booker and De’Angelo Henderson. They addressed their need early in the third round, selecting Oregon’s Royce Freeman 71st overall. .@oregonfootball’s all-time leading rusher is coming to Denver. Welcome to #BroncosCountry, @rolls_royce21! pic.twitter.com/ZwvHUim23o — …

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Derrius Guice 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

Derrius Guice 2018 Fantasy Impact: Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins didn’t have a particularly glaring need at running back entering the draft, but they may have found a new starter anyway. At least that’s the word after they landed LSU’s Derrius Guice with the 59th pick. Welcome to D.C., @DhaSickest!#HTTR #SkinsDraft #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/O8htB5Mkuz — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 28, 2018 Guice was arguably the second-best running back …

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DJ Moore 2018 Fantasy Impact: Carolina Panthers

DJ Moore 2018 Fantasy Impact: Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers traded former first-rounder Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo midway through 2017, thereby creating a need to address in the offseason. They decided to stock up on Maryland Terrapins, trading for Torrey Smith before adding DJ Moore (no periods) with the 24th overall pick in the draft. MOORE weapons for QB1!#PanthersDraft pic.twitter.com/ts3hzBqZfl — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 27, 2018 …

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Ronald Jones 2018 Fantasy Impact: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronald Jones 2018 Fantasy Impact: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed a running back about as much as any other team entering the draft. They didn’t wait very long to address the position, picking USC’s Ronald Jones 38th overall. We can't wait to have the dynamic @rojo in our backfield. 🏃‍♂️💨#GoBucs☠️ | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/BbhBemhv2n — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) April 27, 2018 The pick immediately vaulted …

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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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