Blockbuster trades fallout

Most NFL seasons come and go without a single skill player being traded. So having two big-name studs dealt within a 24-hour span surely skews fantasy leagues.

The fallout on the Randy Moss and Marshawn Lynch trades is far reaching. Let’s get right to it.  

The winners

Moss was looking disinterested as a mere decoy with the Patriots. Now he’s the focal point and will be reborn in Minnesota. Moss gets a massive upgrade. Brandon Tate will take Moss’ spot in two-wide receiver sets. He’s worth a flier. Other upgrades include Percy Harvin, who can play his natural slot spot and Brett Favre, who needs a deep threat in all situations. Aaron Hernandez is a legit low-end TE1. Adrian Peterson is almost a lock to be the No. 1 fantasy player now that he won’t see stacked boxes.

Marshawn Lynch will immediately become the feature back in Seattle and is a decent RB2. Fred Jackson is back as at least a weak fantasy option as the starter in?Buffalo.

The losers

Tom?Brady can no longer be considered a top-five fantasy quarterback. He’s looking like a dinker and dunker. Wes Welker won’t be able to run free underneath as the focal point of defenses. Downgrade the slot machine. Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice can be dropped. Visanthe Shiancoe isn’t the primary red-zone target anymore. He’s a backup tight end in fantasy. In Seattle, Justin Forsett can be dropped. The running back will just play a passing-down role behind Lynch. 

Top pickups

Michael Bush, RB, Raiders
Darren McFadden has a history of nagging injuries. Bush has RB2 talent.

Ryan Torain
, RB,?Redskins
The coaching staff favorite is locked into a starting role with Clinton Portis done.

Kenny Britt
, WR, Titans
Justin Gage (hamstring) is about to lose his job permanently. Britt is legit.


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