Wide receiver Braylon Edwards got his wish and got traded out of Cleveland. The Browns dealt the disgruntled wideout to the Jets on Wednesday morning in exchange for Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnick, and two mid-draft picks.
Edwards has failed to live up to his potential after breakout 2007 campaign in which he scored 17 touchdowns. This move brings an immediate boost to his fantasy value, but don't think he's suddenly going to re-emerge as an elite fantasy option any time soon.
The fifth-year veteran was terrible last year and his stats so far this season (10 catches for 139 yards with no touchdowns) are mirroring that disappointing campaign.
With Edwards' contract expiring at the end of the year, there is reason though to think that the fresh start with a playoff contender will be a huge boost to his production.
It is going to take time for Edwards to develop chemistry with Jets' rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, but the offense in New York is very similar to the one Edwards has been a part of with the Browns and that will help.
Jerricho Cotchery, who was on pace to challenge to be a top 10 fantasy wideout, now will more than likely fall in as a decent No. 2 option as we expected. Though at least in the short-term, Cotchery remains the better fantasy option.
As for the impact in Cleveland, Mohammad Massaquoi becomes an even better pick-up than he was yesterday (one of my favorite waiver wire options this week).
Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says Edwards is being prepared to start Monday night's game against the Dolphins, according to ProFootballTalk.com