Bills trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, acquire Jordan Matthews from the Eagles

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bills have acquired CB E.J. Gaines and Rams 2018 second round pick for WR Sammy Watkins and Bills 2018 sixth round pick.

Eagles acquire CB Ronald Darby from Buffalo for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.

Related players: Tyrod Taylor, Jared Goff, Nelson Agholor

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

Filed Under: 2017, Preseason

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