Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles had his contract extended two years through 2016, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, is apparently not just a one-year experiment. In the innovative Chip Kelly offense, he will be a tough matchup for the opposition to cover and still keep an eye on LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.
Description: Former Saints running back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth-round selection according to multiple sources.
Insight: Sproles, who will be 31 in June, will be a tough matchup for the opposition, though he probably won't spend as much time in the backfield as he did in New Orleans because of workhorse LeSean McCoy. He had 1,273 all-purpose yards last season. His best fantasy value will be in league which include return yardage.
Description: According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley talked about Toby Gerhart as a back that could regularly see between 15-20 touches a game in 2014.
Insight: Jacksonville signed Gerhart to a three-year contract on Tuesday. Gerhart spent four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup in Minnesota and rushed for 1,305 yards on 276 carries (4.7 ypc). He'll have RB2 value in 2014 due to his workload.
Description: New Orleans halfback Pierre Thomas has agreed to two-year contract extension. SOURCE: Lamont Smith, All Pro Sports Entertainment
Insight: Thomas netted 1,074 all-purpose yards last season including a career-high 513 receiving yards. He should have an even bigger role in the Saints' offense now that Darren Sproles is on the trading block.
Description: Donald Brown is headed to the Chargers on a three-year, $10.5 million deal. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: Toby Gerhart received the same money from Jacksonville in a deal last night. Brown has never rushed for more than 645 yards in a season and we don't anticipate that changing in San Diego. He'll be competing with Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead for carries in 2014.
Description: Indianapolis has re-signed halfback Ahmad Bradshaw to a one-year deal. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: The Colts' backfield now consists of Bradshaw, Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard. Richardson should get the most carries, though after averaging 3.0 yards per rush last season, there's little reason to be confident in him. Fantasy owners may be better off avoiding all three.
Description: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, running back Toby Gerhart has agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with Jacksonville.
Insight: Four and a half million of that is guaranteed. We've always been curious what Gerhart could do with a full workload. After four years of backing up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, we're finally ready to find out. Obviously, the Jaguars will not be re-signing Maurice Jones-Drew.
Description: The Saints have decided not to release Darren Sproles and will instead try to trade him. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Why give Sproles away for free if everyone wants him? That seems to be the Saints' line of thinking. Even at age 30, Sproles (1,273 all-purpose yards in 2013) still has plenty to offer fantasy owners.
Description: Halfback Joique Bell will stay with the Lions on a new three-year, $9.3 million contract. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, ESPN
Insight: Bell was one of fantasy's pleasant surprises last season, contributing 1,201 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns in his 16 appearances. He won't see as big a workload as Reggie Bush but Bell is still worth owning in all formats.
Description: The Giants have agreed to re-sign backup running back Peyton Hillis. SOURCE: Ralph Vacchiano, New York Daily News
Insight: It's a two-year deal worth $1.8 million. Hillis was mostly a nonfactor last season, producing just 247 yards in seven appearances. At 6-foot-1 and 245 pounds, Hillis does carry some vulture potential. It will be interesting to see who the Giants give the rock to around the goal line next season.
Description: Rashad Jennings is set to join the New York Giants. SOURCE: Dan Graziano, ESPN
Insight: For Jennings, this will be his third team in as many seasons. He took over the starting job in Oakland last season but it's unknown what Jennings' role will be with David Wilson and Peyton Hillis also vying for carries. New York will have a crowded backfield in 2014.
Description: Darren McFadden's new deal with Oakland is a one-year, $4 million contract. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Rashad Jennings signed with the Jets earlier today, which will only help McFadden's fantasy value. McFadden's lone 1,000-yard season came in 2010 when he rushed 223 times for 1,157 yards. As most fantasy owners already know, McFadden has never played an entire 16-game season.
Description: The Titans are putting running back Chris Johnson on the trading block. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Johnson has recorded at least 1,000 yards rushing in each of his six seasons in the league. Unfortunately for Tennessee, he's still owed $23 million over the next three seasons. If the Titans can't find a trade partner, there's a good chance Johnson will be released before June 1st.
Description: Rashard Mendenhall made his retirement official on Sunday.
Insight: Mendenhall made the accouncement in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. At age 26, Mendenhall (4,236 rushing yards in 72 career games) says he's already accomplished everything he wanted to in the game of football. He plans to pursue a career in writing.
Description: Saints backup running back Khiry Robinson figures to be a big contributor next season after the team sent Darren Sproles packing and is expected to do the same with veteran Pierre Thomas.
Insight: They will be taking a huge gamble on an unproven talent (Robinson) and a frequently injured former first-round selection (Mark Ingram), but money issues in New Orleans seem to be determining these moves.
Description: Multiple sources are reporting that running back Darren Sproles will be released by the Saints.
Insight: Sproles said his goodbyes on Twitter just a few minutes ago. It's a cost-cutting move for the Saints as Sproles is slated to earn $3.5 million next season. He's been a jack of all trades, catching 231 passes and rushing 188 times for 1,067 yards in his last three seasons. He's also returned 81 punts and 70 kickoffs over that same span.
Description: ESPN's John Clayton suggested Miami as a possible suitor for free agent running back Darren McFadden.
Insight: Starter Lamar Miller was a relative disappointment for the Dolphins last season, rushing 177 times for 709 yards in 16 games. It might be hard for McFadden, who is also being pursued by the Bengals, to find more than a one-year deal given his recent injury history.
Description: According to the Denver Post, the Broncos believe it's time to take the training wheels off their young running backs, Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson.
Insight: Knowshon Moreno is a free agent and will likely be let go after picking up 1,500+ yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2013. Ball ran for 4.7 yards per carry on 120 attempts and finished with 559 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He'll be a high-end RB2/low-end RB1 in 2014.
Description: Falcons running back Jason Snelling announced his retirement on Tuesday. SOURCE: Jay Adams, AtlantaFalcons.com
Insight: Snelling was Atlanta's third-string back last season behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers. He'll finish his career with 168 catches, 1,249 receiving yards, 1,420 rushing yards and ten combined touchdowns in 96 appearances. He played his entire career with the Falcons.
Description: Geoff Hobson of bengals.com writes that RB Giovani Bernard "no doubt" will near 300 touches in 2014.
Insight: Former Cincinnati offensive coordinator and committee proponent Jay Gruden is now the head coach in Washington, so Bernard should have a chance to control the backfield in his second season. He had 695 rushing yards on 170 carries, 514 receiving yards on 56 catches and eight total touchdowns as a rookie while splitting time with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Gruden stubbornly stuck with the "Law Firm" even though he rushed for just 3.4 ypc.