Fantasy Football: Winners and Losers of Deadline NFL Trade From Justin Fields to Brandin Cooks

The NFL trade deadline came and went on Tuesday afternoon, and while there were plenty of big names moved, the list of rumored unending trade targets for a move was perhaps even more impressive. Do not trade Cream Hunt. There is no brandin trade for chefs. Jaguars Josh Allen did not move, and trade orders from Cam Akers and Elijah Moore were not fulfilled.

The Packers and Cowboys stood in their quest for extensive receiver assistance, and they might have to blame the Bears for that – Chase Claypool was the only active receiver moved on deadline, and he went on to pick the second round, which is a terrible price to pay. For a guy who was in the second round in 2020 and seems to have stalled in his development since then. For Claypool, moving on to the Bears is probably a side hustle because of his fantasy value – the Bears could be the #1 WR, but he already had more goals as a #3 Steelers than Darnell Mooney, the Stream Bears. No. 1. This offense as a whole suggests – more on that soon – but Claypool’s best-case scenario is probably fighting for a big slice of a somewhat unattractive pie.

The Dolphins continued to be aggressive, and Broncos’ Bradley Chubb gained in exchange for a much-needed first-round pick. The fierce 6-1 Vikings were also out to get T.J. Hawkinson after losing Irv Smith to an ankle injury likely to cost him the rest of the regular season, while surprise contenders like the Seahawks, Jets and Giants opted not to go all out. -in. It’s hard to blame them.

Overall, Deadline was very active, but not necessarily the most impactful for Fantasy. Perhaps the biggest name transferred was Calvin Ridley, who wasn’t eligible to play until 2023 at the earliest. However, there’s a lot you need to know since Tuesday’s deadline, so let’s take a look at as many key storylines as possible by taking a look at the biggest winners and losers from Deadline.


Justin Fields

Fields were playing with one of the worst wide receiver groups in the NFL, and Claypool gives them a wide (6 foot 4, 238 pound) athlete (4.42 40 yards) to pair with Mooney. This insult probably won’t result in the ball being thrown much, but when they throw the ball they will focus on winning the court in play, and Claypool gives them another man who can do it, at least in theory. He has experienced consistency at the NFL level, but he has shown the ability to play on the field and as an instrument player in the running game from time to time. The Bears may have given up a lot for what Claypool did in the NFL, but there’s no doubt that he’s a talent upgrade over the likes of Equanimeous St. Brown. Fields is an elite runner, so he just has to be good enough as a trailhead to be worth starting in Fantasy. This definitely gives him more upside in this regard.

TJ Hockinson

I mostly think Hockenson’s move to the Vikings is a lateral move to his Fantasy appeal, but it’s possible that there’s room for Hockenson to take a step further. He was mistaken as a primary choice for the Lions, but that wouldn’t be an issue with Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson. I think he’s likely to be up there with Adam Thielen as the team’s No. 2 choice in the passing game, and with Jefferson attracting so much defensive interest, that could lead to Hockinson’s best career proficiency. Maybe my TE6 will be the rest of the way.

Chase Edmonds, Jeff Wilson, Dion Jackson

Already, you can see that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel to look for winners here. It’s unlikely any of these players will be a starter for the imagination anytime soon – Edmunds is probably the only one who could be a starting player for his team without an injury, and even that’s not a sure thing. But Jackson became the obvious number two on the Colts, and seemed like a potential must-man when Jonathan Taylor was out. Joining the Dolphins running a system he has experience in, Wilson is now behind the historically injury-prone Raheem Mostert, a better place to be than behind Christian McCaffrey (and soon, Elijah Mitchell). Edmunds may have a decidedly uninspired group rape opportunity for Melvin Gordon and Latavius ​​Murray, and Russell Wilson has thrown the ball to the back 27.2% of the time this season, so that might not be a terrible touchdown point for him. Or it could be part of a three-headed backfield where nobody deserves to use it.


Branden Chefs

The Chefs thrived on the same attack last season, but the Texans couldn’t figure out how to push it, and this increasingly looks like perhaps the most hopeless attack in the league. Obviously, Davis Mills isn’t the long-term solution, but Cox is stuck with it now. Perhaps exceeding the deadline could crystallize his role, but Cooks’ vague tweet in the immediate aftermath of the deadline – “Don’t take a guy’s kindness for granted. Lies have been covered for too long those days. I crossed the line with playing in my career” – doesn’t suggest that he He’d be happy to be here moving forward. There’s still a positive side here, but Mills has to play a lot better than he used to, and I don’t have much hope for that.

Cream Hunt

It’s a similar situation to Hunt, who has been trying to secure a new Browns contract or deal for a long time. He didn’t get either, and now he’s still stuck behind Nick Chubb. That role keeps him in the RB2/3 discussion going forward, but there was clearly an upside beyond that if he was moved. Currently? He’ll get his 10-13 campaigns and 2-4 goals per week, and if he finds the end zone, you’ll be glad you started with him. If not, it will probably be very frustrating. This is a disappointing result.

Devin Singletary

The bills traded for Nyheim Hines just before the deadline, which may not be good news for Singletary’s value. It’s obviously bad news for any track James Cook was supposed to have relevant to, but even with the apparent return of the Bills, Singletary doesn’t have a lot of oomph – he only has one game at over 15 points from that PPR. season, and that was when Bills threw the ball to him 11 times to counter the Dolphins’ heavy blitz approach. Hines is a pass catcher and is one of the best players in the league, so there is a bit of potential upside. Singletary only has an appeal to the imagination when he’s the only one in Buffalo that matters. With Haynes there, he probably isn’t. It’s probably just a marginal RB3 at this point.

Christian Kirk Dynasty Value

Jaguar cars were traded for Calvin Ridley, likely with the goal of making him no longer owned by Trevor Lawrence. 1 option next season. Kirk should remain at the top of the pile for the rest of this season, but Jaguar needed a higher receiver up front, and Ridley is surely that. Kirk should remain in the fringe WR2/3 debate for the rest of this season, but it will be tough for him to take an interest in Fantasy next season with Ridley.

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