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Quite an eventful offseason Authentic Jay Beagle Youth Jersey that was, wouldn't you say? We had a trio of running backs past their 30th birthdays change teams, with one of them coming out of retirement to do so (Jamaal Charles, Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson, with Lynch the http://www.officialwashingtoncapitals.com/Adidas-Jay-Beagle-Jersey one who "unretired"). We saw the Super Bowl champion beef up its receiving corps (Brandin Cooks) for the mere price of draft picks. We saw a team lose its big-play receiver (DeSean Jackson), only to replace him with another (Terrelle Pryor Sr.). And we saw the league's leader in rushing touchdowns wait a whopping two months before finding a landing spot (LeGarrette Blount). In case you missed any of those moves or simply took off a portion of the fantasy football offseason, don't forget to do your homework catching up on what's changed in the NFL in terms of player personnel. This column comes in handy particularly for that, whittling down all of the significant offseason transactions into Derek Rivers Womens Jersey 3,500 words, saving you hours upon hours of research.They're ranked by the 10 transactions that affect fantasy the most -- and be aware that includes the impact on all players affected by the move, rather than simply upon the player himself. It also addresses, where applicable, the impact on the player's former team created by his departure. 1. New England Patriots trade for WR Brandin Cooks Perhaps the offseason's most-anticipated move, Cooks' trade to New England gave the perception of a significant shift in fantasy value for a pair of WR1s from a year ago -- Cooks himself, and Michael Thomas, now Drew Brees' de facto No. 1 target for Cooks' former team back in New Orleans. In reality, what the trade did was enhance both the statistical http://www.newenglandpatriotsauthorizedstore.com/derek-rivers-jersey-elite ceilings and the repeat prospects of both wide receivers -- as well as Cooks' quarterback, Tom Brady -- as both could thrive due to their being excellent fits for their new roles in the offense. Cooks gives the Patriots a speed element that has been lacking in recent years, and it's no surprise that owner Bob Kraft therefore compared Cooks' possible impact to that of Randy Moss. It's an aggressive prediction for sure, but it underscores the possibility that Cooks could enjoy a bump from his nine (in 2015) and eight (2016) receiving touchdowns from the past two seasons. Thomas, meanwhile, could graduate into a role as a rare "go-to" receiver for Brees, much in the mold of Marques Colston in 2007 -- although let's not overlook that even in that year, Colston scored only 26.5 PPR and 20.5 non-PPR fantasy points more than Thomas did in 2016, while playing one more game in that season Authentic Delano Hill Youth Jersey than Thomas did last season. Ultimately, Cooks and Thomas might simply spin their wheels in terms of fantasy production, but the move did strengthen their values, if only because it beat sticking with the status quo. Target share is the challenge: Cooks will battle Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, James White, Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Dwayne Allen and a host of others for Brady's throws. Brees' 11-year history with the Saints, meanwhile, shows that he rarely ever latches on to one receiver, pushing that individual's number into league-leader territory. During that time, 150 wide receivers have enjoyed a season of more than 130 targets, and Colston (2007, 144) is the only Saints receiver included. Draft Cooks and Thomas with confidence -- as a midrange WR2 and low-end WR1, respectively -- and don't get overzealous with your projections for either. You know what they say: The Skittles are always greener on the other side of the fence. After months of rumors that he was reconsidering his March 2016 decision to retire, Lynch made his much-ballyhooed http://www.seattleseahawksauthorizedstore.com/delano-hill-jersey-elite return official, arranging a heavily incentive-laden deal with the Raiders that first necessitated his trade from the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch takes over as the team's clear starter, but he also does so at the age of 31, in an unusual and unprecedented circumstance. To that point, Ricky Williams is the only other relatively recent comparable example, but he returned from retirement as a 28-year-old in a time-share with Ronnie Brown in 2005 to the tune of 134.6 PPR and 117.6 non-PPR fantasy points, with Williams' biggest "post-retirement" campaign coming at the age of 32 in 2009 (247.5 and 212.5), one year older than Lynch will be in 2017. There have been other running backs age 30 and older who have missed the entirety of the preceding NFL campaign and offered quality fantasy production: Lynch also will be running behind a Raiders offensive line that by all accounts is one of the game's best and might stake a claim as No. 1, so he'll get plenty of quality assistance in his comeback The questions, however, center around how much rust Lynch must shake off after a lengthy absence -- especially after an injury-plagued 2015 -- and whether his age, historically an obstacle for players at his position, might hamper his comeback. He'll also probably be minimally involved in the Raiders' passing game, a negative in an era of PPR-angled fantasy scoring. As much as Lynch's situation gives the perception of risk/reward, he might truly be a high-floor, low-ceiling RB2.