2014 Fantasy Football: Trading Places, Quarterbacks and Running Backs
Apr 2, 2014
.There have been a number of roster moves that will have impacts across the fantasy football landscape. Here’s a look at the QBs and RBs on the move and their impact..Josh McCown, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneeers: McCown will likely win the starting gig over Mike Glennon. He should form a nice rapport with Vincent Jackson. At best he’s a QB2 though..Matt Schaub, QB, Oakland Raiders: Schaub couldn’t get it done with Andre Johnson. I’m not sure what he can do in Oakland. He’s not a player I would add even as a QB2..Michael Vick, QB, New York Jets: Vick should beat out Geno Smith for the starting role, but will probably spend some time on the sidelines nursing an injury. Eric Decker gives him a solid target, but the talent pool is pretty shallow thereafter. Vick has QB1 upside, but he hasn’t been a real fantasy force since 2010..LeGarrette Blount, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Blount moves to a backup role in Pittsburgh behind Le’Veon Bell. The biggest change in Blount’s signing should be Stevan Ridley’s return to prominence in New England..Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers: Brown will only have use if Ryan Mathews gets injured. He won’t even have third down appeal with Danny Woodhead holding down that role..Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Gerhart gets a chance to carry the load for Jacksonville. He has a lot of upside, but he’s risky given this is his first real chance to start..Rashad Jennings, RB, New York Giants: Jennings will get a chance to carry the mail for the G-Men. He should be a solid yardage league and PPR league back. If he can handle goal line duties, he could easily be a starting caliber fantasy option..Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Oakland Raiders: Mojo will compete with Darren McFadden for touches. That would be great for Oakland if this were 2010. As it stands, neither offer a lot of fantasy value..Knowshon Moreno, RB, Miami Dolphins: Moreno runs hard and picks up the blitz extremely well. He won’t have the starting job outright. Plus, leaving Denver is a blow to his outlook. He’s mainly a depth choice..Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns: Tate has some promise, but he has never had 200 carries in a given season making him a risky option. He’s a dual threat that caught 34 passes last year. If he can stay healthy, he’ll be a solid option..