2008-2009 NFL Fantasy Off-Season Moves

Twenty important moves

Bernard Berrian
Old team: Chicago
New team: Minnesota
Stock: Up
Comment: The quarterback situation in Minnesota is just as bad as in Chicago, but playing indoors with a better supporting cast will help Berrian. Still, he remains a No. 3 Fantasy WR in 2008, but his stats should improve from last year.

Lorenzo Booker
Old team: Miami
New team: Philadelphia
Stock: Up
Comment: Booker wouldn't have gotten a chance to play in Miami this year since the new regime doesn't like smaller backs. Lucky for him he was traded to the Eagles, where coach Andy Reid will use him a lot. Consider Booker a No. 4 Fantasy RB.

Marty Booker
Old team: Miami
New team: Chicago
Stock: Down
Comment: There is more upside with the Dolphins offense this year than the Bears even with the unsettled quarterback situation in Miami. Booker is far from a No. 1 receiver, but that's what he'll be in Chicago. Now defenses will focus on him, lowering his value.

Chris Brown
Old team: Tennessee
New team: Houston
Stock: Up
Comment: Brown was always going to be a backup with the Titans even when he showed promise. He remains a backup to Ahman Green in Houston, but Green is injury prone, meaning Brown has the chance to see the field. Consider him a No. 4 Fantasy RB.

Jerry Porter leaves unfulfilled potential behind in Oakland for a chance in Jacksonville. (Getty Images)
Jerry Porter leaves unfulfilled potential behind in Oakland for a chance in Jacksonville. (Getty Images)
Isaac Bruce
Old team: St. Louis
New team: San Francisco
Stock: Down
Comment: Bruce should still post similar stats with the 49ers that he did the past few seasons with the Rams since he's playing for offensive coordinator Mike Martz again. But going from Marc Bulger to Alex Smith or Shaun Hill is a downgrade.

Alge Crumpler
Old team: Atlanta
New team: Tennessee
Stock: Up
Comment: Crumpler will never be a dominant tight end again, but he might still have one more decent year if Vince Young plays well. Crumpler should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy TE with the chance to start if he develops a rapport with Young.

T.J. Duckett
Old team: Detroit
New team: Seattle
Stock: Up
Comment: Duckett will never be a starting option for the Seahawks, but he could be a great short-yardage back and score some touchdowns. Seattle's vision is for Duckett to complement Julius Jones and Maurice Morris, so consider Duckett a No. 4 Fantasy RB.

Warrick Dunn
Old team: Atlanta
New team: Tampa Bay
Stock: Down
Comment: Dunn went from a starter with the Falcons to possibly third-string in his return to the Bucs. He will play behind Earnest Graham and possibly Cadillac Williams if he comes back from a knee injury. Dunn will likely go undrafted in most leagues.

DeShaun Foster
Old team: Carolina
New team: San Francisco
Stock: Down
Comment: Foster never took advantage of being the starter for the Panthers, and now he's the backup to Frank Gore. If Gore gets hurt, Foster could see his value rise, but now he will get a few touches for a rebuilding team.

D.J. Hackett
Old team: Seattle
New team: Carolina
Stock: Down
Comment: Hackett gets the opportunity to start opposite Steve Smith in a good offense, but the Seahawks offense was better. Matt Hasselbeck also is a better quarterback than Jake Delhomme. Hackett remains a No. 4 Fantasy WR.

Bryant Johnson
Old team: Arizona
New team: San Francisco
Stock: Up
Comment: Johnson goes from No. 3 wide receiver in Arizona to potential No. 1 with the 49ers. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz should improve Johnson's play, which will make him Fantasy relevant this year and a decent No. 3 Fantasy option.

Julius Jones
Old team: Dallas
New team: Seattle
Stock: Up
Comment: Jones was awful the past two seasons in Dallas, but now he gets a chance to touch the ball again with the Seahawks. He was dropped in several Fantasy leagues last year, but now he's a low-end No. 2 Fantasy RB as Shaun Alexander's replacement.


Josh McCown
Old team: Oakland
New team: Miami
Stock: Up
Comment: McCown will compete with John Beck and Chad Henne to be the starter. In Oakland, he was going to be the backup at best to JaMarcus Russell. If McCown starts he could be useful during the bye weeks as a No. 2 Fantasy QB.

Michael Pittman
Old team: Tampa Bay
New team: Denver
Stock: Up
Comment: Denver likes to rotate running backs, which means Pittman could be starting at some point. He'll share carries with Selvin Young and Ryan Torain to start the season, which is a better opportunity than if he stayed with the Bucs.

Jerry Porter
Old team: Oakland
New team: Jacksonville
Stock: Up
Comment: Porter was decent with the Raiders last season, but now he gets to play in a better offense with a quarterback on the rise. David Garrard is in dire need of a No. 1 receiver, and Porter should fill that role. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy WR.

Dominic Rhodes
Old team: Oakland
New team: Indianapolis
Stock: Up
Comment: Rhodes was barely used with the Raiders last season. He now returns to the Colts, where he is expected to be the backup for Joseph Addai. Rhodes has the chance for a few touches each game, which makes him a great handcuff option for Addai.

Donte Stallworth
Old team: New England
New team: Cleveland
Stock: Up
Comment: Leaving New England wouldn't normally be an improvement, but Stallworth was overshadowed by Randy Moss and Wes Welker. In Cleveland, Stallworth is still behind Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow, but the Browns will use him more than the Patriots did.

Michael Turner
Old team: San Diego
New team: Atlanta
Stock: Up
Comment: Fantasy owners have been waiting for Turner to leave LaDainian Tomlinson's shadow, and now we get to see what he can do. Turner is a solid No. 3 Fantasy RB with the chance to start in most leagues if he ready for the starting role.

Javon Walker
Old team: Denver
New team: Oakland
Stock: Down
Comment: Walker got off to a bad start with the Raiders by showing up out of shape and then getting in an altercation in Las Vegas. He also gets a downgrade going from a solid offense in Denver to a rebuilding one in Oakland.

Ernest Wilford
Old team: Jacksonville
New team: Miami
Stock: Up
Comment: Wilford has the chance to be a No. 1 receiver for the Dolphins, which should mean more passes in his direction. He had a better quarterback situation in Jacksonville, but he has a better opportunity in Miami to see his stats rise.
Others to watch

Keary Colbert
Old team: Carolina
New team: Denver
Stock: Up

Devard Darling
Old team: Baltimore
New team: Kansas City
Stock: Up

Jason Elam
Old team: Denver
New team: Atlanta
Stock: Down

Anthony Fasano
Old team: Dallas
New team: Miami
Stock: Up

Gus Frerotte
Old team: St. Louis
New team: Minnesota
Stock: Up

Darrell Jackson
Old team: San Francisco
New team: Denver
Stock: Up

Brandon Lloyd
Old team: Washington
New team: Chicago
Stock: Up

Muhsin Muhammad
Old team: Chicago
New team: Carolina
Stock: Up

Ben Utecht
Old team: Indianapolis
New team: Cincinnati
Stock: Up

Troy Williamson
Old team: Minnesota
New team: Jacksonville
Stock: Up

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