Fantasy Impact of the Donovan McNabb Trade

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Eagles did the inevitable yesterday by sending Donovan McNabb to Washington to kick off the Kevin Kolb era. While it isn’t ideal to trade within your division, I think the Eagles got good value for him. 
The Eagles will probably have a better record than Washington this year, but what I’m concerned with is how the chips will fall in fantasyland.
For starters I would downgrade McNabb.
He goes from DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and Brent Celek to Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, and a bunch of question marks. I know McNabb has done well without good receivers in the past, but his mobility isn’t what it once was and his new offensive line is suspect.
Santana Moss’ value increases.
While the Redskins’ WR fleet is a downgrade for McNabb, he’s an upgrade for them. Moss is no DeSean Jackson, but he is speedy and has big play ability. I would guess that either (or both)  Malcolm Kelly or Devin Thom...

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