Whether it was news we knew about from over the weekend or transactions that happened minutes after the clock ticked 4 ET, the NFL delivered sensational, game-changing info that blew up the Fantasy Football landscape.
Here are the moves made within the first three hours of the new NFL year and how they impact you, the Fantasy owner:
LeSean McCoy traded to Buffalo
The Eagles wanted out from McCoy's contract and figured they'll find another back to replace him. The Bills were interested in a back who could take on much of their rush-heavy offense. McCoy certainly has appeal as a potential 350-touch back, but it raises a red flag that the Eagles didn't try to make it work with McCoy before dealing him. The Philly offense is so run heavy -- if McCoy wasn't a good fit, why would he be in Buffalo's system? The additional concern is that McCoy doesn't have enough pieces around him like he had in Philly, and that could lead to a long season. Then again, if he stays healthy, he'll absolutely fall into production because the Bills figure to run a lot.
I'd draft him: Early Round 2, but that's based on the Bills not doing enough to improve their offensive line and quarterback situation. Chances are there will be someone in every league who will jump on McCoy with a first-round pick.
Stock up: Eagles backfield
Stock down: Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown, Anthony Dixon
Jimmy Graham traded to Seattle
The Saints needed some salary cap relief and the Seahawks needed a weapon in their passing game. Russell Wilson is no stranger to leaning on his tight ends -- more than a quarter of his touchdowns have been completed to the position -- and Graham is a difference-maker who should change how defenses play the Seahawks. If there's concern, it's that the Seahawks might not provide for nearly as many yards for Graham as the Saints might have. But the touchdown production should still be there.
I'd draft him: Early to middle Round 3. He's still the second-best tight end in Fantasy, still likely to hit 10 touchdowns and still likely to be a difference-maker in my lineup. The yardage might lag behind compared to where it might have been with Drew Brees throwing at him.
Stock up: Russell Wilson, Josh Hill
Stock down: Drew Brees, all Seahawks receivers
Julius Thomas to Jacksonville
The move is great for Thomas' bank account but isn't a hit for Fantasy. Going from Peyton Manning (who has embraced throwing to tight ends) to Blake Bortles (who doesn't have Manning's experience, intelligence or affinity for tight ends) is bad. Going from the Broncos offensive brain trust to playcaller Greg Olson is bad. Not being surrounded by incredible receivers is bad. Getting paid by a new team after succeeding with an old team typically doesn't work out well so soon for pass catchers. Too many red flags.
I'd draft him: Round 6 or 7 as a second-tier No. 1 tight end.
Stock up: Blake Bortles, Owen Daniels/Virgil Green
Stock down: All Jaguars receivers
Torrey Smith to San Francisco
Smith hopes to be the rare receiver who exceeds expectations after landing a large contract from a new team. It's tough to like his chances. Smith's own inconsistency and touchdown dependency makes him a potential liability for Fantasy owners. And even though Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has developed 1,000-yard receivers in each of his three years as a starter, Smith would have to show improvement in other elements of his game -- including improving his catch rate -- in order to hit that mark for the Niners. He's there to stretch defenses, not be the top target of the offense.
I'd draft him: Round 6 or 7 as a borderline No. 2/No. 3 Fantasy receiver.
Stock up: Colin Kaepernick
Stock down: Joe Flacco, Anquan Boldin
Frank Gore to Indianapolis
Gore couldn't have wound up in a better situation. With the Colts, Gore provides a well-rounded, reliable skill set with potential for 250 carries and 30 catches -- big numbers for a guy who will be 32 when the season starts. It's entirely possible the Colts add another back to take a lot of work off of Gore's plate, but we've seen Gore put up passable numbers despite sharing in the past. If he can lock up working the goal line and no-huddle offense on top of other duties, his numbers shouldn't suffer.
I'd draft him: Crazy as it sounds, he's in the mix as a No. 2 running back in Round 4 or 5 ... so long as the Colts don't make another splash at running back.
Stock up: Andrew Luck, Carlos Hyde
Stock down: anyone who played running back for the Colts last year
Brandon Marshall traded to the N.Y. Jets
We'll see if Marshall still has it in him to be a No. 1 receiver, though questions about the Jets quarterback situation could further hamper him. It's fine to trust Marshall in Chan Gailey's offense, which should lean toward being pass-heavy, but there will be weeks where he struggles because defenses cover him tighter than other Jets receivers and weeks where he can't get on the same page with Geno Smith or whoever his quarterback is. Touchdowns might also be hard for him to come by. Playing time won't be so long as he stays healthy.
I'd draft him: I don't mind settling into him with a late Round 5/early Round 6 pick, especially if we're talking PPR. And that's with Geno Smith as his quarterback -- I might get a little jittery on it being someone else. Maybe someone with a Harvard degree and a math genius for a child.
Stock up: Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson, Geno Smith, Jace Amaro
Stock down: Eric Decker
Jeremy Maclin to Kansas City
Re-uniting with Andy Reid in Kansas City, Maclin will work in a familiar offensive system. But it's a system that hasn't really catered to the wide receiver, be it because of the coach's orders or because quarterback Alex Smith isn't a flame thrower (or perhaps both). Maybe that changes with Maclin in the fold, but chances are we're looking at a major reduction in stats for Maclin after he was the top pass catcher in Philadelphia's new-fangled offense.
I'd draft him: I'm not targeting Maclin but if he's around in the middle of my drafts I'll take him. Expect someone in every league to take him sooner than that -- perhaps as high as Round 6 or 7.
Stock up: Alex Smith, Travis Kelce
Stock down: Philadelphia's quarterbacks (more on that in a bit)
Shane Vereen to the N.Y. Giants
Vereen has a niche carved out as a passing downs back. That's what he was in New England, adding two-minute drill duties on top of his workload. The Giants have to look at him in that way and figure he'll best complement their offense that way. With that being the case, I wouldn't expect much to change from Vereen in terms of production -- he's had less than 150 touches and five total touchdowns or less in each season of his career.
I'd draft him: Late-round pick, potentially as a pairing with second-year back Andre Williams.
Stock up: The backfield in New England, Eli Manning
Stock down: Rashad Jennings
Sam Bradford traded to Philadelphia; Nick Foles traded to St. Louis
Bradford has always had the talent to play quarterback -- his knees are another story. The Eagles are taking a stab on Bradford staying upright and running Chip Kelly's scheme. He'll also reunite with Pat Shurmur, who was the Rams offensive coordinator when they drafted Bradford back in 2010. Bradford remains a big ol' "if" -- if he can stay healthy, he'll be very good for Fantasy.
I'd draft him: One of my last few picks, assuming that I want to spend a roster spot on a second quarterback on my team.
Foles, on the other hand, is likely to morph into a game manager for the Rams. It's expected that the Rams will not change their scheme to something similar to what the Eagles ran, which means he'll learn a new playbook and be told not to make mistakes. But we've learned that Foles is a liability behind a tattered offensive line, and the Rams' O-line isn't a strength. I'm worried about his numbers in St. Louis.
I'd draft him: I wouldn't.
Stock up: Eagles pass catchers
Stock down: Rams pass catchers
Owen Daniels to Denver: Daniels could be in line for a slew of touchdowns, but it remains to be seen just how much he'll end up playing. At the very least he's a disposable starting tight end worth a late-round pick.
Harry Douglas to Tennessee: The Titans need a reliable hands man to cover the middle of the field. Douglas obliges. Just don't expect a miracle. Maybe he's a late-round pick.
Brian Hartline to Cleveland: If the Browns don't make any other changes, Hartline could catch north of 60 passes and be a decent waiver-wire option. No one should draft him in standard leagues.
Brandon Gibson to New England: He's familiar with Josh McDaniels and should compete for a little bit of playing time. No one should draft him in pretty much any league.
Brian Hoyer to Houston: Yawn.