Top NFL Free Agents / Trades and their Possible Destinations
RB Michael Bush, --- - Sleeper (undervalued)
Entering the 2010 season, many fantasy experts pegged Michael Bush as a potential sleeper. It turns out they were close. Darren McFadden finally came through for the Oakland Raiders and his emergence likely pushes Bush out into the open market. The Washington Redskins could use a back like him. Due to the release of Clinton Portis, the Redskins are down to Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu. Bush excels in short-yardage. Using his above-average patience, vision and balance, he can consistently hit the second-level and pile up yards. Washington needs a thicker back to push the pile and Bush can be that player.
RB DeAngelo Williams, --- - Solid/Safe Pick
Carolina made a mistake in not dealing DeAngelo Williams at some point during the 2010 season. He enters free agency as one of the best running backs available to sign. A great opportunity would be with the Miami Dolphins. Currently, the Dolphins only have rookie running back Daniel Thomas as a potential featured back. Williams would come in as the RB1 and would be a near lock for 1,000+ yards and 6+ TDs.
Between Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, the New York Jets' obvious choice should be to re-sign Holmes and let Edwards walk. A good fit for free agency would be the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers take a lot of chances downfield and don't necessarily rely on efficient short passing. Edwards' biggest knock has been how often he drops the ball, but with San Diego going for a lot of big plays, that problem could be negated slightly. The Chargers have a great offense and always seem to rack up a ton of yards. If Edwards finds a new home here, he'd be a solid No. 3 option or flex play in standard leagues.
WR Malcom Floyd, --- - Sleeper (undervalued)
Due to Vincent Jackson's holdout, Malcom Floyd emerged last season with a few breakout performances as the Chargers' No. 1 receiver. Assuming Floyd tests the free agent market, the Chicago Bears should consider adding him. Just like San Diego, the Bears like to attack downfield. Jay Cutler, as he is well-known to do, also loves to throw the ball downfield and test defenses. Floyd is a big target at 6'5" and 225 pounds and he can also get up to make a play on jump balls. The Bears are stuck with a group of complimentary receivers with no clear standout and Floyd proved last season he can carry an offense when healthy.
WR Santonio Holmes, --- - Solid/Safe Pick
In only 11 games, Holmes played well when considering that the New York Jets don't exactly light it up through the air. Between Holmes and Braylon Edwards, the Jets should choose to re-sign Holmes. If they don't, the Minnesota Vikings are in serious need of insurance behind Sidney Rice. Bernard Berrian has become a non-factor in the offense and with Rice still needing to bounce-back from injury, the Vikings lack a clear depth chart at the receiver position. Although Holmes has a ton of talent, if he plays for a team with a rookie quarterback, there's just no certainty he'll be able to put up quality numbers. He'd be a risky WR2 choice unless New York brings him back into the fold.
WR Lance Moore, --- - Quality Backup
Lance Moore is reportedly looking for a big payday according to the reports swirling around the media. Unfortunately, the New Orleans Saints rely on a lot of four and five wide receiver sets, so while they obviously appreciate his skill-set, he may not fit into the team's financial plans. Assuming he doesn't return, Moore should be considered by the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners need more production out of their two starters -- Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan. By adding Moore, they're getting a player who can work between the hashes and stretch the field. While Crabtree continues to develop his game, Moore would be the unquestioned No. 2. His fantasy value would drop slightly if he went to the 49ers, but it's already been tough for him to produce consistently with the Saints.