Description: The Buccaneers placed G Carl Nicks on injured reserve with a toe injury.
Insight: Nicks is an elite run-blocking guard so this injury could greatly impact Doug Martin's fantasy value. Martin has rushed for 296 yards with 171 receiving yards and three total touchdowns the last three games.
3/14/2012 11:22:00 AM
Description: Carl Nicks has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The deal will pay Nicks $47.5 million over the next five years.
Insight: Nicks was one of the most sought-after free agents on the market and this contract will make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL. Josh Freeman was sacked almost twice a game last year so the addition of Nicks should at least help Freeman stay on his feet more often in 2012.