Carson Palmer, Brandon Lloyd moving

Carson Palmer

The NFL’s trading deadline is usually as exciting as a Joe Paterno game plan. Not this year.

In a surprising turn of events, Carson Palmer, Brandon Lloyd and Mike Sims-Walker will all be pulling on new uniforms come Sunday. Let the adjustments begin.

Which Carson?
Between 2004 and 2006, Palmer was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Since then, he’s been a shell of himself thanks to elbow and knee injuries. While the Raiders are betting that Palmer will return to form, fantasy owners shouldn’t be. Look for the Raiders to ride Darren McFadden and Michael Bush, leaving Palmer as a weak QB2.            
          
Reunited and excited
Wide receivers are dependant on quarterback and scheme. Brandon Lloyd was in a horrible spot for both as a Bronco. Now that he’s in St. Louis, he’s reunited with pass-happy offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Lloyd gets a major upgrade, and so does Eric Decker. He’ll be Tim Tebow’s No. 1 option.

MSW, Part II
Mike Sims-Walker averaged 3.07 catches for 40.1 yards with the Jags last year. Expecting anything more than that with Blaine Gabbert at the helm is silly.

Keep it up

Will the top players at their respective positions sustain production?

1. Fred Jackson, RB, BUF — F-Jax won’t finish the year as the No. 1 RB, but he’ll be in the top-5. As the weather deteriorates, the Bills will lean on him even more. 

2. Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
— Megatron is on pace for 24 touchdowns. He will end up with around 18.

3. Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
— The scary part is that the ex-hoopster is still learning football. An every-week mismatch, he’ll only get better.

Top NFL picks

DeMarco?Murray
RB, Cowboys
With Felix Jones (ankle) out 2-4 weeks, Murray is the
primary early-down back in an explosive offense.    

Maurice Morris
RB,?Lions
Morris, not Ronnie Brown, will be the lead back when Jahvid Best misses time due to another concussion.

Fred Davis

TE,?Redskins
Davis was featured last week even before Chris Cooley went down. Now he’ll push for 10 targets/game.



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