If there is a silver lining to the leftovers on the free-agent market, it has to be the relative affordability of the pieces remaining—not including the tagged players like tight end Jimmy Graham, edge defender Brian Orakpo and center Alex Mack, of course.
That premium trio would lead the top 20 players still available in what has been a bountiful free-agent period this month. There are some useful options out there, but most of them come with injury or age question marks.
Teams are weighing the cost and benefits of the injury-risk veterans now—save for Knowshon Moreno, who is neither old nor injured (surprisingly); he just plays a position (running back) that is no longer valued by NFL decision-makers.
We analyze cost and benefit in ranking what is left from 20 to one in the slides ahead.