As of about 4 p.m. ET on the first day of free agency (Happy NFL New Year, by the way), here is my usual guide to our most recent rankings changes.
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Jerry Porter, you're the big winner so far. Porter's move from Oakland (a.k.a. The Place Where NFL Talent Goes To Die) to Jacksonville has drawn rave reviews from our staff (read: Me and Jamey). Porter has always had great potential but played in the Oakland talent sinkhole and hasn't ever had a shot at a stable gig with a disciplined team. Jacksonville delivers exactly that. I like to think of this as a signing of "Randy Moss lite" -- they got a tall receiver with good hands and the desire to play good football without breaking the bank (though $10M guaranteed is a lot). Anyway, he's already ranking high and is a member of the top 50 Fantasy WRs with the move. A legit mid-round sleeper.
P.S. There is now an inter-office debate between me and Jamey over who's the better Fantasy QB: Matt Schaub or David Garrard. I'm on Schaub's side, but I can see why Jamey likes Garrard better. Who's got the better No. 1 receiver? Schaub. Who's got the better everything else? Garrard. Does that matter? Almost. You can chime in below in the message boards or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DeShaun Foster in Cali. Backing up Frank Gore -- and I don't think he'll see much playing time -- won't help Foster be anything more than an insurance policy. I'm thinking five touches per game.
Ernest Wilford's chance is here. The Dolphins swiped Wilford, who has decent hands and lots of above-average ability. With the only other WRs in Miami being Ted Ginn, Derek Hagan and Greg Camarillo, Wilford has a solid shot to be a high-reception guy for the lagging Fins in 2008. Put him on the sleeper board.
Shockey slips a smidge. The whole trade rumor and broken leg thing. Gonna be hard to trust him.
Chris Redman back on the map. The Falcons re-signed him. Don't worry, no one's drafting him. The guy has "Official Groomer for Matt Ryan" written all over him.
Brady Quinn is worthless. With Derek Anderson re-signing with the Browns for three years, Brady Quinn isn't worth a pick or even an auction dollar.
Does anyone care about kickers? Martin Gramatica on the rise, Jason Elam on the fall, Jeff Wilkins retired.
No DST changes. Yet.
Players in a freefall: Kevin Jones, DET (Lions looking at Michael Turner means bad things for K. Jones' future); Derrick Ward, NYG (When will he play with Jacobs and Bradshaw in front of him?); Ted Ginn, MIA (Ernest Wilford is a teammate now)
General adjustments: Fred Jackson, BUF (UP now that he's Marshawn Lynch's backup); Justin Gage, TEN (UP, never moved him up from the re-signing); Muhsin Muhammad, CAR (see Gage); Andre Davis, HOU (see Gage).