Eagles Trade for Dorial Green-Beckham: What’s the Fantasy Ramifications?

Dorial Green-Beckham Traded

The Philadelphia Eagles traded fourth-year offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for 2015 second-round wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

Green-Beckham, who put up a 32/549/4 slash in his rookie season, flashed potential at times for the rebuilding Titans, but questions about work ethic landed him in head coach Mike Mularkey‘s doghouse early in 2016. The recent acquisition of veteran wideout Andre Johnson and the emergence of fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe further pushed Green-Beckham down the depth chart.

Meanwhile, the Eagles new-look offense was short of qualified wide receivers, so the move makes a ton of sense. By moving a reserve tackle, the Eagles nab a young receiver who showcased big-play ability as a rookie. Once he learns Doug Pedersen‘s system, DGB could easily emerge from a receiving corps that currently consists of pedestrian talent like Reuben RandleChris Givens, and disappointment Nelson Agholor all vying for playing time with star Jordan Matthews

Fantasy Impact

For the Titans, Tajae Sharpe looks like he has emerged as the slot receiver for the Titans. Sharpe will likely be joined by Rishard MatthewsKendall Wright, and Andre Johnson in Tennesee’s receiving corps. While the Titans are going to feature an “exotic smashmouth” run-heavy scheme, Matthews and Sharpe have late-round fantasy appeal

If DGB can get back on track, there’s an easy path to a potentially fantasy-relevant role in Philadelphia’s offense. It might take a while for Green-Beckham to emerge, but his plummeting fantasy stock could revive in time with a fresh start for an offense that is devoid of talent. Green-Beckham is a decent risk/reward target after the eighth or ninth rounds.

 

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