New Town? New Offense? What a change of address means for these players
It is important to be in the know on the comings and goings of fantasy relevant players. This offseason saw much movement in this regard, including some heavy hitters. The following is a list of players with new addresses, and what effect this change may have on their fantasy outlook. We continue now with the running backs.
Steven Jackson: Rams to Falcons.
Joins absolutely loaded offense in Atlanta. Just turned 30, and has significant mileage, but should fare quite well in new environment.
Reggie Bush: Dolphins to Lions.
250 plus touches both years in Miami. The gig is all his in Detroit. Should mix well with Stafford and Megatron.
Chris Ivory: Traded from Saints to Jets.
Will be featured back in New York, but has little support from woeful passing game. Violent running style will not lend itself to long shelf life. Also a non-factor in the passing game, but will produce with increased volume.
Rashard Mendenhall: Steelers to Cardinals.
Plagued by injuries previous two seasons. Will start, but could cede time to talented Ryan Williams. Running behind suspect offensive line.
Ahmad Bradshaw: Giants to Colts.
Solid back joins very exciting offense. Will start, but is fresh off foot surgery, and has very capable backups in the mix.
Legarrette Blount: Traded from Bucs to Patriots.
Part of rather large backfield scrum. Touches may be hard to come by, but could emerge as goal line option.
Shonn Greene: Jets to Titans.
Ever the pedestrian starter in New York, will now caddy for Chris Johnson. Not much to see here.
Cardinals to Steelers. Has shown flashes in the past. Will be in the mix on third down, but well down the depth chart.
Justin Forsett: Texans to Jaguars.
Journeyman will serve as primary backup to MJD. Barring injury will see little action.
Rashad Jennings: Jaguars to Raiders.
Backing up McFadden now, who will see vast majority of carries.
Mike Goodson: Raiders to Jets.
Will compliment Chris Ivory as a change of pace option. There is potential for more opportunities here, albeit in a miserable offense.
Felix Jones: Cowboys to Eagles.
Stock has dropped considerably in recent years. Should see some action, but is currently 3rd on depth chart.
Danny Woodhead: Patriots to Chargers.
Versatile back will be in the mix on 3rd down. With the brittle Ryan Mathews being featured, could be potential for additional work.