This has been one of the more active

NFL trade deadlines for
fantasy purposes.Fans of Houston ,
Philadelphia, and Baltimore are assuredly excited by their new players, picking
up Demaryius Thomas, Golden Tate and Ty Montgomery. However, it's the teams that
traded those players that will likely provide the most opportunity for fantasy
value.DENVER BRONCOSThe Broncos shipped Thomas to the Texans, which will
condense the target share within this offense. The primary beneficiaries are
Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton, as the Thomas departing removes 20
percent of the team's targets this season and one of its top red zone
threats.Sanders' role won't change much. According to Pro Football Focus,
Sanders has taken 64.5 percent of his snaps in the slot. He's been very
successful there, averaging 10 yards per target and catching 76 percent of his
targets. Look for similar production for Sanders moving forward but with a
better floor/ceiling combination on volume.On the other hand, Sutton gets a huge
boost. Despite being Denver's third receiver ,
Sutton already accounted for 22 percent of the team's air yards, just behind 25
percent for Thomas. With his target share likely moving from the low teens to
around 20 percent and much of that volume coming down the field, the ceiling
here has expanded significantly for the rookie out of SMU.DETROIT LIONSThe Lions
sent their most targeted wideout in Tate to the Eagles, removing a whopping 27
percent of the team's targets from their offense. The clear beneficiaries here
are Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay. Neither will take Tate's role out of the
slot, but they should each receive a boost in volume. Given the efficiency and
profile of each wide receiver, that boost is going to have a meaningful
impact.Jones is averaging 8.2 yards per target and historically has a TD rate
well above the league average for wide receivers. He's the big play receiver
with a 15.5 average depth of target (aDOT), which measures how far downfield
players are when they are thrown the ball.While the second year receiver
Golladay also has big play ability down the field, his 12.3 aDOT indicates he
runs more shorter routes than Jones, which accounts for the much higher catch
rate. At 6-4 with speed, Golladay sees the larger jump in ceiling in this
offense.Tate's direct role in the offense may be filled by T.J. Jones or
undrafted free agent Brandon Powell. That will be an interesting situation to
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, and both players are worth stashing in
dynasty leagues.GREEN BAY PACKERSIt's finally going to be the Aaron Jones show
in Green Bay. The second year back has the most athletic upside of the team's
options. He has burst and agility and produce well in college, both in terms of
yards per carry and percentage of team yards and touchdowns.Out of the bye week,
Jones already looked like the primary back for Green Bay, playing 32 snaps to 13
for Jamaal Williams and six for Montgomery. With Montgomery sent to the Ravens,
there's one less competitor for touches in the Green Bay offense. Lions coach
Matt Patricia has taken some shots over the last 24 hours for having his team
practice outdoors in the snow and cold yesterday, even though Detroit’s next
four games are in domes. Today Patricia shot back.Patricia began his press
conference today with a prepared statement about why he decided to have his team
practice outdoors on a cold, snowy day, stating that he thinks players benefit
from having to focus on their footwork.“Mud, snow, loose grass Cheap
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, whatever the case may be, focuses most of
the skill players to keep their feet underneath them and play technically
sound,” Patricia said.Patricia clearly did not appreciate members of the media
questioning his practice habits. He made a snarky reference to “all the head
coaches in the room,” implying that reporters think they could coach a team
better than he can. And he made it clear he doesn’t appreciate addressing
questions about his decisions about the Lions’ practices.“There’s no more
discussion and no more conversation about it. I’d like to move on,” Patricia
said.The reality for Patricia, however, is that he’s a first-year head coach who
inherited a 9-7 team and currently has that team at 3-6. If he wants everyone to
move on, he can accomplish that with wins, not words.
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