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We have our first significant trade of the NFL season (well, significant may not be the best word, but it certainly is an interesting trade).
The Tennessee Titans have traded second-year WR Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly.
Green-Beckham appears to have fallen out of favour with the coaching staff in his second year and, even dating back to his first year he struggled to get consistent snaps, even with the Titans incredibly thin at wide receiver (seriously Kendall Wright is their “best” receiver)
The reason this trade is interesting is because DGB is filled with potential. He is massive at 6’5, 237 pounds and has potential to be a real force in this league (think Calvin Johnson light). He flashed some of this potential in his first year in Tennessee finishing the year with 32 receptions for 549 and four touchdowns.
As far as DGB’s fantasy future is concerned this is an interesting twist. He goes to a team that, like the Titans, is weak at WR. Jordan Matthews is this best receiving option on the roster for Sam Bradford (or Chase Daniel, or Carson Wentz, who knows who will play QB for the Eagles this season) and the depth chart is filled out with Rueben Randle, last years first-round pick Nelson Agholor, Chris Givens and Josh Huff.
None of these players are as physically talented as Green-Beckham. He will certainly threaten for a starting role on this team right away and, if he is on the field consistently, could put up some big numbers opposite the aforementioned Matthews.
For now though DGB is nothing more than a weekly flier at the WR position but keep an eye on him as the season goes on because he could develop into something special.