2019 Football Draft Kit: Players on the Move
2019 Football Draft Kit: Players on the Move

This article is part of our Football Draft Kit series.

Rarely does an NFL offseason feature as many fantasy stars changing teams as this year's. Baseball has its Hot Stove League; If football keeps this up, it's going to need a nickname too, especially since many of the big moves were trades, which is also a bit unusual for the NFL. 

The marquee name in a new uniform is Odell Beckham Jr., whose trade to Cleveland improved the Browns offense and QB Baker Mayfield's fantasy stock. Beckham wasn't the only star player kicked to the curb, as Pittsburgh sent disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown to Oakland where he gets a downgrade at quarterback from Ben Roethlisberger to Derek Carr

Speaking of the Steelers, when was the last time a team lost a top wide receiver and a top running back in the same offseason? That's what happened in Pittsburgh as running back Le'Veon Bell, after sitting out all last season, signed a four-year deal with the Jets. 

Two more big-name running backs, Mark Ingram and Kareem Hunt, also signed with new teams. Ingram's arrival in Baltimore gives the Ravens an impressive one-two rushing punch when combined with quarterback Lamar Jackson. Hunt is in a different situation because of his off-field transgressions, but after he serves an eight-game suspension, he'll join Beckham in Cleveland to add even more firepower to a talented offense.  

Players like Tyrell Williams, DeSean Jackson and Jordan Howard might not be fantasy stars, per se, but they too could make

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Logan Larson
Logan recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in statistics and has worked for RotoWire since early 2016, primarily helping out with NFL coverage. Aside from the Badgers, he's an avid Packers and Timberwolves fan that fully understands the issue in cheering for both Wisconsin and Minnesota sports teams.
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