Fallout: Kolb, Ocho traded
With all the news going on, there’s no time for intros. Let’s get right to the moves:
* Kevin Kolb is finally traded to the Cardinals: Did the Cardinals overpay? Sure. If Kolb ends up being a stud, will anyone remember? Nope. Getting Kolb could also help the Cards retain Larry Fitzgerald. Give the entire offense a boost in fantasy, especially Fitz. He’s clearly a top-5 fantasy WR, if not top-3.
* Chad Ochocinco traded to the Patriots: The one coach that actually wanted Ocho was Bill Belichick, and there’s a reason for that. Despite all of Ocho’s antics, he can still play. While Randy Moss and Terrell Owens are donezo in my eyes, Ocho is still very capable of being a No. 1 receiver. I probably won’t end up with him in fantasy because he’ll go too high for my taste, but he’ll thrive.
* Reggie Bush was traded to the Dolphins: Bush is said to want 15 touches per game wherever he goes. While he’ll get more totes in Miami, rookie Daniel Thomas is still going to be the feature back. I still don’t want Bush in fantasy circles, even in PPR formats. He’s always hurt and Thomas is the better runner, period.
* Greg Olsen was traded to the Panthers: This one I like. Olsen leaves Mike Martz’s tight-end unfriendly scheme for the extremely tight-end friendly pastures of Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. Chud is a former tight end that had a lot to do with Antonio Gates’ success in San Diego. I’d now consider Olsen a low-end TE1 candidate as Cam Newton figures to be checking to him plenty.