News: The Cowboys signed defensive back Eric Frampton Tuesday to make up for the loss of Barry Church, who is out for the season.
Analysis: Frampton will provide some depth to the secondary but has little Fantasy value in IDP formats. He should not be owned in Fantasy at this time.
News: The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed restricted free agents Ryan Cook, Fred Evans and Eric Frampton. Evans is a key backup at defensive tackle behind starters Kevin and Pat Williams. He will earn almost $1.8 million after signing the second-round tender the team placed on him. Cook is a swing player on the offensive line, with the ability to play guard, center and tackle. He was a regular starter at right tackle early in his career but has since been supplanted by Phil Loadholt. With top reserve Artis Hicks signing in Washington, Cook's versatility will be needed next season. Frampton is a safety who plays primarily on special teams.
Analysis: Frampton will see limited snaps on the field and does not provide much of a Fantasy impact in IDP leagues. Leave him on waivers.
News: Notable Vikings defenders from Week 11 vs. Seattle include: LB E.J. Henderson (four solo tackles, sack), DB Husain Abdullah (three total tackles, sack), CB Asher Allen (solo tackle, sack), DB Benny Sapp (three total tackles, forced fumble) and DB Eric Frampton (two solo tackles, forced fumble).
Analysis: The only usable IDP option of the bunch is Henderson, who typically contributes a good amount of tackles. The Vikings will host the Bears in Week 12.
News: The safety-needy Lions claimed DB Eric Frampton off waivers from the Raiders on Monday.
Analysis: Frampton will battle to keep a spot on the roster. He shouldn't be owned in any Fantasy leagues while not having any regular playing time.
News: The Oakland Raiders released third-round pick Quentin Moses, veteran fullback Zack Crockett and free-agent safety Donovin Darius on Saturday as they reduced their roster to 53 players. Receiver Alvis Whitted, who started 15 games last year without catching a touchdown pass, was also let go. The other players cut were: TEs James Adkisson and O.J. Santiago; OLs Jesse Boone, Chad Slaughter, Kevin Boothe and Mark Wilson; LBs Kurt Campbell and Kyle Shotwell; WRs Carlos Francis and Chris McFoy; DLs Anttaj Hawthorne, Josh Shaw and Dave Tollefson; DB Marquice Cole and rookie DB Eric Frampton; and PK Tyler Fredrickson.
Analysis: There are a bunch of surprises here, including Moses, Darius, Crockett, Whitted and Frampton. Expect those players to find new homes soon. Ultimately, all of the above players should be considered unusable for Fantasy purposes until they find regular playing time with an NFL team.
News: The Raiders signed safety Eric Frampton to a contract on Friday, making him the team's fifth draft pick to ink a deal. Frampton, Oakland's second pick in the fifth round of April's draft, was an all-Pac-10 player last season at Washington State. "It feels good for everything to be solidified and for me to be able to focus on what I need to do," Frampton said. "This is a start. It's definitely a milestone accomplished along the way."
Analysis: Oakland previously signed third-round offensive lineman Marion Henderson, fourth-round cornerback John Bowie, fifth-round defensive end Jay Richardson, and sixth-round fullback Oren O'Neal. Six remain unsigned, including No. 1 overall selection quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Frampton is not worth owning in IDP leagues at this time.
News: Aside from first-round pick QB JaMarcus Russell, second-round pick TE Zach Miller and fourth-round pick RB Michael Bush, the Raiders' 2007 draft class includes: Georgia DE Quentin Moses, FSU OT Mario Henderson, UTEP WR Johnnie Lee Higgins, Cincinnati CB John Bowie, Ohio State DE Jay Richardson, Washington St. SS Eric Frampton, Arkansas State FB Oren O'Neal and Louisiana Tech WR Johnathan Holland.
Analysis: Moses has the potential to be a sack specialist for the Raiders thanks to his lanky build and good speed, making him worth a middle- to late-round pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Higgins is a blazer with really nice acceleration and vertical ability but is just 5-foot-11 and isn't the best route runner. He's a sleeper in keeper leagues too. Holland also has nice speed but needs work on other aspects of his game. The rest of the Raiders' crew will provide team depth this season.