Dolphins agree to terms with Garrard: After losing out on both Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn in free agency, Miami has settled on David Garrard to come in and compete with Matt Moore for the starting quarterback spot. The Dolphins could look to add another signal-caller either via free agency (Tim Tebow?) or in April’s draft (Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill?), but right now this team doesn’t have a lot of fantasy appeal. Moore seems like the best fantasy option at the position on the current roster, but a core of receivers that includes Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Clyde Gates leaves much to be desired. As it stands, the lone ‘Fins that are guaranteed to be taken in most fantasy drafts are RBs Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas.
Is Mendenhall done in Pittsburgh? According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rashard Mendenhall (knee surgery) might have played his last snap for the Steelers. What’s more, beat reporter Ed Bouchette quoted sources that said “the Steelers will not count on Mendenhall returning to form until at least the 2013 season.” This news means a major increase in fantasy value for Isaac Redman, at least for now. The Steelers are almost certain to add another runner, most likely in the draft, to come in and compete for carries. Right now, I’d consider Redman a viable fantasy flex starter across the board. As for Mendenhall, he’s looking more and more like a late-round flier at best — he could even be left undrafted.
Tebow on the trade block: With Peyton Manning now the top quarterback in Denver, the Broncos are exploring trade options for Tebow. The Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be good fits, but could the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns also be in the mix? Time will tell, but it would be a loss in fantasy land if Tebow didn’t land a starting job in 2012. While his throwing motion and accuracy leave a lot to be desired, the Florida product was good at scoring fantasy points. Right now, Tebow is barely even draftable.