The Fantasy Points staff is covering every major offensive transaction from the 2022 off-season in our Off-season Tracker articles. We broke down all the important free agency signings and trades from a fantasy perspective in articles sorted by position. The articles are ordered by players changing teams ("New Homes") and by players sticking with their 2021 teams ("Staying Put"). The players are also ordered by their potential fantasy impact for the 2022 season in each section. Be sure to also check out Graham Barfield’s “Fantasy Fallout” pieces on the biggest transactions of the off-season.
Terron Armstead (Mia, 31) — The Saints didn’t franchise tag Armstead because of their salary-cap woes, which meant one of the league’s best left tackles had a bidding war for his services. An elite LT reaching free agency is almost as rare as one of the top quarterbacks hitting the open market. Armstead got his bag of money with a five-year, $75 million with $43.4 million guaranteed. PFF graded Armstead as the 26th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifying players, and they’ve graded him as the league’s best tackle twice in his nine seasons in 2015 and 2018. He graded out as the fourth-best tackle in pass protection, allowing just one sack and 12 pressures in 248 opportunities last season. Armstead has missed at least two games in every season, and he played in just six of 17 games last season because of elbow and knee injuries. His knee injury required surgery in mid-January but the issue didn’t cool his market. Armstead joins former Cowboys’ OG Connor Williams on the revamped Dolphins’ O-line, which rated as one of the league’s worst groups last season. Miami’s offense is trending up in the first off-season under new HC Mike McDaniel.
Shaq Mason (TB, 29) — The Buccaneers acquired Mason from the Patriots in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Tampa Bay lost both guards Ali Marpet (retirement) and Alex Cappa (Bengals) this off-season, and they’ll take on the final two years and $15.9 million of Mason’s contract to fill one of those voids. Mason played his first five seasons in front of Tom Brady, and he’s coming off a season in which PFF graded him as the fourth-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers. He’s actually graded inside the top-10 in each of his six seasons since his rookie season in 2015, which includes a top-rated campaign in 2018. This is a home-run deal for the Buccaneers considering the fairly light compensation and the more than reasonable contract they’re taking on, especially when you consider Brandon Scherff just received $30 million guaranteed for three seasons from the Jaguars.
Brandon Scherff (Jax, 31) — Scherff and the Jaguars agreed to terms on a three-year, $49.5 million contract with $30 million guaranteed. Scherff actually made it to free agency this off-season after the Commanders placed the franchise tag on him the last two seasons. He hasn’t played more than 13 games in a season in his last four years, and he missed four games to a knee injury and two games to COVID in 2021. PFF graded Scherff as the 13th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifying players, and he’s graded out inside the top 15 at the position for five straight seasons, including as the fourth-best guard in 2020. He didn’t allow a sack and just 19 pressures in 370 opportunities last season, and he’s graded out as a slightly better run blocker than pass blocker for most of his career. In fact, Scherff finished as the top guard in ESPN’s run block win rate last season. Franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence needs all the help he can get after last year’s debacle with Urban Meyer, and the Jaguars have been busy upgrading the whole offense to start free agency.
Laken Tomlinson (NYJ, 30) — Tomlinson and the Jets agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract with $27 million guaranteed. Tomlinson, a 2015 first-round pick, flamed out in Detroit after two seasons, but he revived his career in Kyle Shanahan’s offense over the last five seasons. The Lions were prepared to cut him heading into his third season in 2017 before the 49ers swooped in and snagged him for a future (2019) fifth-round pick. PFF graded Tomlinson as the 13th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifying players last season, which came one season after he graded out as the eighth-best player at the position. He was slightly better in the passing game, allowing two sacks and 24 pressures in 562 opportunities. Tomlinson has been incredibly durable throughout his seven-year career, missing just one game back in 2017. Tomlinson should have no issues getting acclimated to OC Mike LaFleur’s offense, who was a top assistant under Shanahan in San Francisco.
Alex Cappa (Cin, 27), Ted Karras (Cin, 29), and La’el Collins (Cin, 29) — The Bengals didn’t waste any time upgrading their offensive line once the new League Year flipped to 2022. The Bengals inked Cappa to a four-year, $40 million contract and Karras to a three-year, $18 million contract on the first day of free agency. They later added Collins on a three-year, $30 million contract just days after the Cowboys released him. Cincinnati was expected to be aggressive with this year’s O-line free agency class after Joe Burrow absorbed an absurd 70 sacks in 21 games last season. They didn’t waste any time nabbing Cappa and Karras during the legal negotiating window before the start of free agency. Cappa started every regular-season game in front of Tom Brady the last two seasons, but he did miss the final three postseason games with a fractured ankle during their Super Bowl run in 2020. Cappa, a 2018 third-round pick, has steadily improved in his first four seasons in the league, which culminated with his performance last season when PFF graded him as the 18th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers. Cappa will slide into right guard next season, a spot that the Bengals used four different starters in last season. Karras has plenty of experience at both guard and center, and he’s expected to slide into left guard for the Bengals. PFF graded him as the 15th-best offensive guard last season, and he’s started 44 of the last 49 games the last three seasons between the Patriots and Dolphins. Collins had started 15+ games in three straight seasons in 2017-19 before he missed the entire 2020 season to a hip injury. The NFL then suspended him five games in 2021 for attempting to bribe a drug test collector. He played well once he returned to the lineup with PFF grading him as the 15th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifiers. The Bengals have quickly turned their offensive line from a major liability to a potential strength, which is great news for Burrow and the rest of the offense.
James Daniels (Pit, 25) and Mason Cole (Pit, 26) — The Steelers reshaped the interior of their offensive line to start free agency, landing Daniels on a three-year, $26.5 million contract after inking Cole to a three-year deal. Daniels has steadily improved since the Bears drafted him as a center out of Iowa with the 39th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He’s seen extensive time at all three interior offensive-line spots in his first four seasons. He played in every game in three of his first four seasons, but he did miss 12 contests in 2020 with a torn pec. PFF graded Daniels as the 19th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifying players, and he had his best season in his first four years in the league. He allowed three sacks and 40 pressures in 658 opportunities, and he graded out as a better run blocker for the second straight season. Cole struggled mightily in his first three seasons with the Cardinals, but he broke out in 2021 in his first and only season with the Vikings. PFF graded Cole as the 13th-best center out of 39 qualifiers, and he excelled as a run blocker in his seven starts and 14 overall appearances. The signing of Daniels, Cole, and Mitch Trubisky signals a significant shift to the ground game in 2022, which bodes well for Najee Harris’ status as a first-round fantasy pick.
Mark Glowinski (NYG, 30) and Jon Feliciano (NYG, 30) — The Giants signed Glowinski to a three-year, $20 million contract with $11.4 million guaranteed, and Feliciano reunited with Brian Daboll in New York on a one-year contract. Glowinski started 46 of his final 49 games in Indianapolis, and PFF graded him in the top 70th percentile at offensive in three of the last few years since joining the Colts. He’s better known for his run blocking, helping Jonathan Taylor to his monster 2021 campaign, and his career started to take off after working with current Giants’ O-line Bobby Johnson when he was an assistant with the Colts in 2018. Feliciano has appeared in just 18 games the last two seasons because of a torn pec and a calf injury after he started all 16 games in his first season with the Bills in 2019. PFF graded him as the 59th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last season after two average seasons in 2019-20. Feliciano is expected to play center next season and Glowinski will slot into one of the guard spots, and he’ll provide a much-needed upgrade for Saquon Barkley. Glowinski will also be much closer to his hometown and he’s come a long way since I started my professional career covering him as a preps reporter in Wilkes-Barre.
Connor Williams (Mia, 25) — The Dolphins inked Williams to a two-year, $14 million contract with $7.5 million guaranteed. Williams was one of the better younger offensive linemen to hit the open market. He started 51 of the 57 games he played for the Cowboys from 2018 to 2021, and he’s appeared in every game the last two years after tearing his ACL in November 2019. PFF graded Williams as the 11th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifying players, which marks the fourth consecutive year he’s improved to start his career. He was slightly better in the passing game, allowing just one sack and 13 pressures in 526 opportunities, but he’s been a well-rounded blocker to start his career. Williams served as Dallas’ backup center and he played left tackle at Texas — he checks in at 6’5”, 298 pounds — so the Dolphins could use him at a number of spots next season.
Austin Corbett (Car, 27) and Bradley Bozeman (Car, 28) — The Panthers pried Corbett away from the Rams on a three-year, $29.3 million contract while Bozeman took a shockingly small one-year, $2.8 million contract from the Panthers. Corbett, the 33rd overall pick in 2018, was exiled from Cleveland after just one-plus season for a fifth-round pick, and his career has taken off the last two years. He started all 33 regular-season games and six postseason contests in his first two full seasons with the Rams. PFF graded Corbett as the 22nd-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last year, which came a year after he was graded as the 11th-best guard in the league. Carolina solidified the right side of their line with Corbett expected to play next to RT Taylor Moton, and they got a nice bargain in Bozeman. Playing with the Ravens last season, PFF graded Bozeman as the 11th-best center out of 39 qualifiers last season. He’ll slot in next to Corbett and he’ll replace Matt Paradis as the team’s starting center, who PFF graded as the 15th-best center last season.
Andrew Norwell (Was, 31) — The Commanders signed Norwell to a contract. Washington lost RG Brandon Scherff to the Jaguars earlier in free agency and the Commanders poached a guard from Jacksonville in return — Washington also cut LG Ereck Flowers. Norwell will reunite with HC Ron Rivera who coached him in Carolina when he was one of the league’s better offensive guards, which helped him earn $48 million from Jacksonville the last four years. His play has fallen over the last three seasons in an abysmal Jacksonville offense, and PFF graded him as the 42-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last season. He at least started 45-of-49 games in the last three years, and he could be the classic example of a player who needs a change of scenery to get back to playing better football.
Morgan Moses (Bal, 31) — Moses and the Ravens agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed. The Ravens needed offensive tackle help with Ali Villanueva retiring and Ronnie Stanley battling injuries the last two seasons, and Moses is about as reliable as it gets. He’s started 16 games in seven straight seasons between Washington (2015-20) and the Jets (2021). PFF graded Moses as the 40th-best offensive tackles out of 83 qualifiers last season after grading as the 18th-best player at the position in his final season with the Commanders.
Rodger Saffold (Buf, 34) — Saffold and the Bills came to terms on a one-year contract. The Titans released Saffold on March 10 to save $10.4 million, and he’ll reunite with his former Rams’ O-line coach Aaron Kromer in Buffalo. Saffold has started in 15+ games in six straight seasons between the Titans and Rams, but he logged an 82% snap share with multiple injuries nagging him last season. PFF graded Saffold as the 35th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last season, which was his first season finishing outside the top 12 at the position in the last five years.
A.J. Cann (Hou, 31) — The Texans signed Cann to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed. Cann stayed in the AFC South after spending the first seven years of his career in Jacksonville. He started 90-of-96 games to open his career before a season-ending MCL injury limited him to four starts last season. Cann struggled in his limited action in 2021, but he had one of his best seasons in 2020 when PFF graded him as the 18th-best offensive guard out of 80 qualifiers.
Lucas Patrick (Chi, 29) — The Bears pried Patrick away from the rival Packers on a two-year, $8 million contract with $4 million guaranteed. He appeared in every game over the last two seasons and he’s started 28 of those contests along the interior of the offensive line. Patrick started 12 games at center last season and PFF graded him as the 30th-best player at the position out of 39 qualifiers. Patrick will start at one of the interior O-line spots after the Bears lost James Daniels to the Steelers in free agency.
Billy Turner (Den, 31) — The Broncos signed Turner to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million in incentives. Turner joins Ben Braden as former Packers’ O-linemen who followed Nathaniel Hackett to the Mile High City, and Turner previously spent three different seasons with the Broncos in 2016-18. He’s started 11+ games in each of the last four years at both guard and tackle, including 13 starts at right tackle last season. PFF graded him as the 50th-best offensive tackles out of 83 qualifiers at the position, and he projects to slot in at right tackle for the Broncos this season.
Others Changing Teams
Brandon Parker (LV, 27) — The Raiders re-signed Parker after he started a career-high 13 games last season. He took over at right tackle after the Raiders moved Alex Leatherwood to right guard after a dreadful start to his rookie season. Parker also struggled early and he gradually improved as the season went along, but PFF still graded him as the 76th-best tackle out of 83 qualifiers. Las Vegas will ideally mind someone to start ahead of Parker, but he’ll be waiting in the wings if needed.
Fred Johnson (TB, 25) — Johnson agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers where he’ll slot in as an interior depth option. The Bengals initially re-signed the restricted free agent before later waiving him after the team signed La’el Collins. He appeared in just five games and played 90 snaps for Cincinnati’s terrible offensive line last season.
Austin Blythe (Sea, 30) — Blythe and the Seahawks came to terms on a contract. Blythe has experience at both guard and center and he started all but one game for the Rams in 2018-20. He appeared in just four games without a start for the Chiefs last season, but he’ll have a chance to compete for a starting job in Seattle.
Geron Christian (KC, 26) — The Chiefs signed Christian, who posted career-highs in starts (8) and snaps (588) in his first and only season with the Texans. PFF graded him as the 70th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifiers last season. He’ll compete for Kansas City’s swing tackle spot and he could see early playing time if Lucas Niang isn’t out of the picture early in the season after tearing his patellar tendon in early January.
Scott Quessenberry (Hou, 27) — The Texans signed Quessenberry to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. Quessenberry, a 2018 fifth-round pick, started just 10 games in his first four seasons with the Chargers, and he’ll compete with incumbent starter Justin Britt for the center spot.
Jamarco Jones (Ten, 26) — The Titans inked Jones to a two-year, $5.8 million contract. Jones, a 2018 fifth-round pick by the Seahawks, has just five career starts to his name over the last three seasons. He’s played at every position along the offensive line except for center to start his career.
Ben Braden (Den, 28) — The Broncos signed Braden to a one-year contract to be a depth option for their offensive line. He’s never started a game in four seasons between the Jets and Packers, but he’s familiar with new HC Nathaniel Hackett’s offense from the last two seasons.
Alex Bars (LV, 27) — The Raiders signed former Bears guard Bars to a one-year contract. He’s started 11 games and played 420 snaps over the last two seasons, and he’ll be competing to be an interior depth option for Las Vegas.
Ryan Jensen (TB, 31) — Jensen and the Buccaneers agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with $23 million guaranteed. The Buccaneers pried Jensen away from the Ravens back in 2018 with a four-year, $42 million contract, and he instantly brought toughness to Tampa Bay’s offensive line. He’s a physical downhill run blocker and he shows up to work every week. He’s played in every game in five straight seasons after appearing in 19-of-48 contests (40%) to start his career. PFF graded Jensen as the 14th-best center out of 39 qualifying players last season, and he graded out as the second-best center three years ago. He allowed two sacks and 21 pressures in 754 opportunities, and he graded out as a better run blocker for the second straight season. Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said at the combine that retaining Jensen was a priority for the team, especially after Ali Marpet surprised most with his sudden retirement, and they were able to do just that. The unretired Tom Brady will be happy to see Jensen in front of him for a third straight season.
Trent Brown (NE, 29) — The Patriots and Brown agreed to a two-year contract to keep their starting right tackle around. Brown has been a strong option at either tackle spot throughout his career when he’s been available, but he’s played in 12+ games in just two of his first seven seasons. A calf injury limited Brown to nine games in his second stay with the Patriots after he played just five games with the Raiders in 2020. PFF graded Brown as the 33rd-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifying players, and he graded out the best in his career back in 2018 as the 29th-best tackle that season. He graded out significantly better in pass protection last season, allowing just one sack and nine pressures in 240 opportunities.
Joe Noteboom (LAR, 27) and Brian Allen (LAR, 27) — The Rams re-signed Noteboom to a three-year, $40 million contract with $25 million guaranteed, which can grow to $47.5 million by hitting incentives. They also re-signed center Allen to a three-year, $24 million contract on the same day on March 14. Future Hall-of-Famer Andrew Whitworth announced his retirement on March 15, and the Rams handed Noteboom a contract that suggests he’ll be the team’s new starting left tackle. He served as the team’s swing tackle last season, starting once at LT and once at RT before playing well in Whitworth’s place in Los Angeles’ Divisional Round victory against Tampa’s excellent front seven. The 2018 third-round pick started 15 games in 2019-20, including six games at left guard in 2019 before he tore his ACL and MCL. Allen is most famous for being the first known NFL player to test positive for COVID-19 back in April 2020. He missed the last half of 2019 and all of 2020 with a devastating knee injury, but he rebound to start 16 regular-season games and all four postseason games in Los Angeles’ run to the Super Bowl. PFF graded Allen as the 10th-best center out of 39 qualifiers last season.
Ben Jones (Ten, 33) — Jones and the Titans agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract. He’s been a stalwart in the middle of Tennessee’s offensive line since they first signed him to a four-year, $17.5 million deal in 2016. The Titans locked him into another two-year deal as they did back in 2020 so this will be his seventh season in Nashville. He’s missed just one game out of a possible 161 games to start his 10-year career, which came back in 2019. PFF graded Jones as the eighth-best center out of 39 qualifying players, which was the third straight season he’s graded out inside the top-eight at the position. He allowed one sack and 18 pressures in 595 opportunities, and he graded out as one of the best run blockers at the position for the second straight year. Derrick Henry will be happy to see Jones in front of him for at least another season.
Chukwuma Okorafor (Pit, 25) — The Steelers and Okorafor agreed to terms on a three-year, $29.5 million contract. The Steelers drafted in the third round in 2018 and he’s been their starter at right tackle for the last two seasons, and PFF graded him as the 61st-best tackle out of 83 qualifiers in 2021. He allowed two sacks and 23 pressures in 668 opportunities last season after allowing three sacks and 29 pressures on 702 as a first-time starter in 2020. The Steelers need Okorafor to keep improving on the right side, and he drew interest from multiple teams so there’s some belief in the league that he can do it.
Ryan Bates (Buf, 25) — The Bills extended a right of first refusal tender to restricted free agent Bates and the Bears matched his offer sheet. The Bills had the right to match and they did with a four-year contract. Bates started four games and played 25% of the snaps in 17 games last season, and he saw time at every O-line spot except RT. He started the final three games of the regular season and two postseason contests at LG after Ike Boettger suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
Daniel Brunskill (SF, 28) — The 49ers extended a one-year, $2.4 million tender to restricted free agent Brunskill. He’s started every game over the last two seasons with 25 starts coming at right tackles and eight starts coming at center. PFF graded Brunskill as the 57th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last season. He’ll likely continue to start at right guard next season, especially with Laken Tomlinson bolting to the Jets, and he’s a valuable depth piece at worst as he previously made starts at left tackle and right tackle in 2019.
Mitch Morse (Buf, 30) — Morse and the Bills agreed to a two-year, $19.5 million extension with $12 million guaranteed. He’s started 47-of-49 regular-season games and six playoff contests in three seasons with the Bills since playing his first four seasons with the Chiefs in 2015-18. PFF graded Morse as the 24th-best center out of 39 qualifiers last season.
Matt Pryor (Ind, 28) — Pryor and the Colts agreed to terms to a one-year, $5.5 contract. Indy acquired Pryor and a seventh-round pick from the Eagles for a sixth-round pick before the start of last season. He started five games and played 40% of the snaps in 17 games last season, and PFF graded him as the 25th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifiers. He’ll likely slot in as the team’s top depth option after seeing time at both tackles spots and at right guard last season.
Cornelius Lucas (Was, 31) — Cornelius and Washington agreed to a two-year, $8.2 million contract. He’s turned into a reliable swing tackle over the last three seasons, making 23 starts in that span between Chicago (2019) and Washington (2020-21). PFF graded him as the 29th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifiers at the position, which is the third straight year he’s graded in the top-65th percentile at offensive tackle.
Justin Britt (Hou, 31) — The Texans re-signed Britt to a two-year, $9 million contract. He spent the first six years of his career with the Seahawks before joining the Texans and starting 11 games at center last season. PFF graded Britt as the 22nd-best center out of 39 qualifiers last season, and he’s been in the bottom half of the league every year since he graded as the seventh-best center in 2016.
Andrew Wylie (KC, 28) — The Chiefs re-signed Wylie to a one-year contract with $2.5 million guaranteed. He’s started 42 games for the Chiefs in his first four seasons, including seven games at right tackle last season. Wylie also started all three and PFF graded him as the 60th-best offensive tackle out of 83 qualifiers. He primarily played offensive guard in his first three seasons and the Chiefs would ideally love for him to be their top backup along the line heading into the season.
Other Staying Home
Nate Herbig (Phi, 24) — The Eagles tendered restricted free agent Herbig, who has started 17 games over the last two seasons. Herbig, a UDFA out of Stanford in 2019, has exceeded low expectations in his first three seasons. PFF graded Herbig as the 30th-best offensive guard out of 82 qualifiers last season, which came a year after he was graded as the 13th-best guard when he jumped into the lineup to start 12 games. He currently slots in as a top reserve option for the Eagles next season.
Evan Brown (Det, 26) — The Lions re-signed restricted free agent Brown to a one-year contract. He was forced to start 12 games at center with Frank Ragnow appearing in just four games with a toe injury. PFF graded Brown as the 17th-best center out of 39 qualifiers, but he’ll likely move back to a top reserve role with Ragnow back in the mix.
Calvin Anderson (Den, 26) — The Broncos re-signed restricted free agent Anderson to a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.5 million contract that’s worth up to $2.5 million. He’ll likely be the team’s swing tackle this season after starting five times in 27 appearances in his first two seasons, but he could be given the chance to compete at right tackle in training camp.
Chris Hubbard (Cle, 31) — The Browns re-signed Hubbard to a one-year contract. He appeared in just one game last season before a triceps injury ended his year premature. Hubbard will compete for the swing tackle spot and there's a chance he could play early depending on RT Jack Conklin’s recovery from a torn patella tendon.
Dan Feeney (NYJ, 28) — The Jets retained interior offensive lineman Feeney on a one-year deal. Feeney had been one of the league’s worst starting interior offensive linemen from 2018-20 with the Chargers, but he played well in five starts and just 18% of the snaps in his first season with the Jets.
Keith Ismael (Was, 24) — The Commanders retained exclusive rights free agent Ismael to a one-year, $895,000 million contract. The 2020 fifth-round started five games and appeared in 10 total contests last season, and PFF graded him as the 19th-best center out of 39 players at the position.
Tyler Larsen (Was, 32) — The Commanders re-signed Larsen to a one-year contract. He started three games in his first season away from Carolina, which were his first starts since the 2018 season.
Will Richardson (Jax, 26) — Richardson signed a one-year extension with the Jaguars. Richardson, a 2018 fourth-round pick, owns just five career starts over the last three seasons, and he’ll be competing to be a depth piece this season.
Kyle Fuller (Sea, 28) — The Seahawks re-signed Fuller, who started nine games last season with Ethan Pocic out of the lineup. He’ll be an interior depth option after PFF graded him as the league’s worst center out of 39 qualifiers last season.
J.C. Hassenauer (Pit, 27) — The Steelers tendered exclusive rights free agent Hassenauer to a one-year contract. He started seven games and he played 581 snaps over his first two seasons with the Steelers, and he’ll provide interior O-line depth if he makes the roster out of training camp.
Coleman Shelton (LAR, 27) — The Rams signed Shelton to a two-year contract. He’ll likely serve as an interior depth option once again this season after starting two games for the Rams last season.