Jaguars land Laurent Robinson: One of the top waiver-wire pickups in fantasy football last season, Robinson posted career bests across the board after joining the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance his numbers will take a nosedive in Jacksonville. He’ll now have to face No. 1 cornerbacks week in and week out, and the downgrade at quarterback from Tony Romo to Blaine Gabbert is enormous. When you also consider his previous proneness to injuries, not to mention the fact that he scored a combined four career touchdowns before playing with Romo, well, he’ll be fighting an uphill battle to post consistent fantasy totals in 2012. If the newly-signed Chad Henne beats Gabbert out for the starting role, however, Robinson’s outlook won’t be as bleak. But right now I think he’s someone to beware when it comes time to draft.
Bennett heading to the Big Apple: In a move that could bear fantasy fruit, the New York Giants have signed Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal. The former Cowboys tight end should see a prominent role in his new offense, as Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum are both recovering from torn ACLs. What’s more, the expected loss of Mario Manningham coupled with Eli Manning’s tendency to target tight ends makes Bennett a nice late-round option in drafts. While he does need to mature off the field, Bennett’s athleticism makes him someone to watch.
Vikings sign TE John Carlson: I have to admit, I had Kyle Rudolph on my radar as a possible fantasy sleeper for next season. Now I’m not so sure, as the Minnesota Vikings have signed Carlson to a contract. The deal means a lot of two tight end sets for the Vikings on offense, and it also throws cold water on Rudolph’s fantasy outlook in both seasonal and dynasty leagues. Neither player will warrant more than a late-round look in most re-draft formats.