We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
The much-anticipated release of Lions tailback Theo Riddick finally happened on Saturday. He was let go when Detroit signed Mike Daniels. Beat reporter Dave Birkett tweeted on the topic, “Riddick was scheduled to make $3.2 million this fall. Now, he'll count just $962k against the cap.” Birkett also alluded to the move helping Kerryon Johnson’s fantasy value, “For all you fantasy GMs out there, and I know I've covered this on various fantasy shows in recent weeks, No reason Kerryon Johnson shouldn't be the Lions' two-minute back now. He catches the ball well. Adds value knowing Lions won't sub him out in those situations.” Riddick will likely land in a good spot very soon. He is solid in pass protection and as a receiver, two things many backfields desperately need. With Riddick out of the way, rookie Ty Johnson could see more opportunity. He is electric. Both Riddick and Johnson are solid speculative adds in dynasty leagues.