It’s hard to remember a pair of trades that caused as much whiplash in the preseason, especially in the wake of one of the most important suspensions to be handed down in recent memory. Let’s catch our breath and comb through the winners and losers after the Eagles traded Jordan Matthews and a third to Bills for Ronald Darby right after the Bills dealt Sammy Watkins to the Rams for EJ Gaines and a second.
Todd Gurley, LAR - There is no bigger winner for fantasy football looking over the new depth charts for the three teams involved. Gurley will face fewer stacked boxes and defense will have to respect the pass as long as Jared Goff is functional. Shorter range targets like Cooper Kupp and Tavon Austin will have more room to operate, but that only serves further to keep defenses off balance, assuming Sean McVay’s play design utilizes players in a way that sets them up to succeed. Goff is the key, but he will be very managed and just need to execute the plays as drawn up.