Old Faces in New Places

This uniform will take some getting used to.

Every year we have some Fantasy veterans who change teams for one reason or another. This year we’ve seen quite a bit of movement from some high profile fantasy talents. In this piece I’m breaking down whether a change of scenery will translate into continued production or a drop in value.

Donovan McNabb

Watching McNabb in not only a different uniform, but that of division rival, the Washington Redskins, it’s hard to fathom. But it’s reality and McNabb will have a legit opportunity to become an elite fantasy QB once again. Anybody remember what Mike Shanahan did for John Elway? Of course, Elway still had some gas left in the tank and was by far a better QB then McNabb, but they do have similar ability. McNabb is just as fleet on his feet and able to make plays, still it will take McNabb some time to master the Mastermind’s offense.  Once he’s able to do so I’d, rank McNabb as a borderline #1 fantasy QB.  If you can “McNabb” him as a backup for your fantasy squad, your QB position will be in great shape.

Terrell Owens
T.O. couldn’t have landed in a better spot. In Cincy, he goes to a playoff team with a solid veteran QB in Carson Palmer and top-flight WR, Chad Ochocinco. This is a high risk, high reward venture for the Bengals. If they win, this will work out just fine and I think T.O. will surprise as a quality #2 fantasy WR. If they lose, get ready for reality TV at its worst.

Anquan Boldin
Boldin
is an upgrade to the Ravens WR corps and is a welcome addition to third-year starter Joe Flacco‘s offense. Boldin should continue to produce the type of numbers he’s put up in the past and makes for a low-end #1 WR.

Brandon Marshall
B-Marsh is taking his talents to South Beach. Wait a minute, didn’t a certain hoops player say that? Well, in this case, Marshall was traded from the Broncos to the Dolphins and immediately becomes the Fins #1 WR. Christmas came early for Chad Henne.

Santonio Holmes
Holmes will start the season on a 4-game suspension, but he is opening eyes in training camp. I see no reason why he won’t be productive once he returns. Can the Jets really count on Braylon Edwards as their #1 wideout? Holmes is a guy who will drop some in fantasy drafts. He could be a steal for your fantasy squad if you can wait a few weeks for him to get on the field.

LaDainian Tomlinson
Not many teams have been busier then the Jets in the offseason. They’ve added a number of high-profile veterans, including one of the best RBs of all time in LT. Of course, Tomlinson’s best days are behind him, but he could still have some value as a quality fantasy backup with upside.

Thomas Jones
Jones is currently listed as the #1 RB on the Chiefs depth chart. I’d be surprised to see this continue as we get into the season with upstart Jamal Charles proving last year that he’s ready for the bulk of carries. Still, Jones is falling in a number of drafts and could prove to be a valuable backup for your fantasy roster.

Check out our free fantasy football draft kit for position rankings.

You can follow me on twitter @thesammyc.

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