Randy Moss Trade – Fantasy Football Impact

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As you talked about yesterday, Randy Moss was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. In return, the New England Patriots received a pair of draft picks — the best being a third rounder. Considering that Randy Moss is as talented as any wide receiver in the game of football, the Patriots sure didn’t get much value. The Vikings, on the other hand, can now point to a reason why their season can turn around.

As far as fantasy football is concerned, the Randy Moss trade changes a lot. A number of players see their value increase, while a number of players lose value. Here’s a look at some of those fantasy football players:

Randy Moss - Minnesota Vikings (Image: TSN.ca)

Randy Moss - Minnesota Vikings (Image: TSN.ca)

Risers

Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings
With Randy Moss on his side, Brett Favre now has a stretch wide receiver who he can trust.

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings offense should be able to move the ball through the air, which will create TD opportunities for AP.

Brandon Tate, New England Patriots
The new starter next to Wes Welker is likely to be Brandon Tate.

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
The rookie tight end should become an even bigger part of the passing game.

Danny Woodhead, New England Patriots
Danny Woodhead’s fantasy football stock rises, too.

Fallers

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Without Randy Moss, Tom Brady becomes much more average.

Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Teams will now be able to focus more on Wes Welker.

Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
Even when he comes back, Sidney Rice’s role will be filled.

Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings
Who? He’ll be completely out of the picture.

Visanthe Shiancoe, Minnesota Vikings
Near the end zone, Visanthe Shiancoe now has competition for targets.

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