3 fantasy football stars to avoid after free agency sent them to new homes

Fantasy football players should avoid any crazy talk about how good these players will be with their new teams.

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Alexander Mattison, Las Vegas Raiders
Dec 10, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (2) runs against the Las Vegas Raiders. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Alexander Mattison, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

When Dalvin Cook was released by the Minnesota Vikings last offseason, Alexander Mattison became one of the most exciting players to own in fantasy football. But that didn't last long.

As the team's primary back, Mattison rushed for just 700 yards and averaged only 3.9 yards per carry. Most concerning, he didn't rush for a single TD. Now he joins a Raiders team that is looking to replace the production of Josh Jacobs, who joined the Green Bay Packers in free agency.

Mattison will share the backfield with Zamir White, who had his moments last season, but the Raiders could certainly be looking to add more in the draft.

At this stage in his career, Mattison is a rotational running back coming off a poor season in terms of production. It's hard to imagine too many fantasy players being really eager to take Mattison this season following his disappointing 2023 campaign, but don't fall under the spell that a new team is going to greatly increase his value.