In a surprising move, the Chargers signed running back Donald Brown and, effectively, downgraded the entire San Diego backfield for fantasy/dynasty purposes. Brown played like a starter down the stretch in Indy and will now take snaps from both Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.
Another head-scratcher was the Saints signing safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd was, arguably, the best safety available but to commit that much money ($28 million guaranteed) is odd. Either way, Byrd is a top safety in IDP leagues and inserting him in one of the league’s most aggressive defenses should be good times.
The Bengals re-signed receiver Andrew Hawkins after he received an offer from division rival Cleveland. Hawkins was hurt most of last year but did show some promise as a dynamic option in the slot. He’s worth a stash in deep, PPR dynasty leagues.