Free agency is awesome. I love looking at a list of impending free agents and trying to figure out where they’re going to end up. Earlier this week, Member Corner writer Kevin Merlet gave you some best and worst case free agency scenarios. Continuing that thought, I want to take a look at two key fantasy contributors from the last five years whose values appear to be heading in opposite directions.
Michael Turner, RB FA
It was mere hours after the Falcons’ loss to the 49ers that rumors were spreading that Michael Turner had played his last down as a Falcon. Once his cap number went from $5.5 million to $6.9 million after hitting escalators, it was pretty much “when,” not “if” he was going to be cut.
Turner looked gassed last year and has too many miles on the ol’ tires. He averaged just 3.6 yards per carry while rushing for just 803 yards, but he did score ten touchdowns. During his five year tenure in Atlanta, he scored 60 rushing touchdowns (the most over that span by any running ...