These two trades came out of nowhere. We'll update projections shortly, but clearly this is a downgrade for Watkins as he changes teams late in the summer and will now have Jared Goff as his quarterback instead of Tyrod Taylor. Matthews will get a significant bump in our rankings since he'll now be the de facto WR1 in Buffalo, though he'll have to quickly build chemistry with Taylor in order to be productive early in the season. In Philly, Nelson Agholor is likely to take over the slot, so he'll get a bump as well. These moves are a net loss for Taylor and a net gain for Goff, but Taylor is still in the mix as a late-round value.
Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, acquire Jordan Matthews from the Eagles
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