Wednesday, March 4, 2009

First Moves - Housh and Ward

Houshmanzadeh to Seattle.

There isn't much impact on Housh himself. He is going from one bad offense to another; from one dependable but possibly washed up QB to another. His schedule gets significantly easier but as I've said before, schedules aren't as important to top notch receivers. Housmanzadeh receives a slight bump but remains securely in the second tier of receivers. What this does do, is take away any fantasy value from other Seahawks receivers. Previously you could take a flier on a Hawk that you thought would end up as the number one. Now none are draftable.

Ward to Tampa

This is an interesting move. Ward basically takes Graham's spot in the middle tier. I like him a little less than I liked Graham because I fear for Ward's durability. I'd put him at the end of the tier with Jamal Lewis. There is also the possibility that he splits a solid percentage of the carries. Graham's value obviously plummets but I still like him as a flier or early pickup. If Ward can't handle a full season, the opportunity to step up will be there for Graham again.

Broncos Backs

The assemblage of mediocre to poor running backs is quite confusing but does not give any confidence that the Broncos will ever settle on a guy. None inspire confidence and none are draftable. I'm not sure how Buckhalter, Arrington and Jordan and signifcantly better than Young, Hillis, Torrain, Hall, Pittman and whoever else played last year. They're all replacable backs that sadly for fantasy performances all have the capability of putting up a big day behind that outstanding line. Until we know who its going to be on a daily basis, there i sno real fantasy value there. Note: Arrington wouldn't have value behind the 90's Cowboys oline.

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