Fantasy owners and the fantasy world imploded a few days ago when the young wide out Sammy Watkins was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. All of social media was blowing up about how this was horrible for Sammy’s value, how he got kicked to the curb, but if you ask me, this benefits Watkins and if anything this dents whatever value Tyrod Taylor had before this trade set the world to a blaze.

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Aug 12, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins warms ups on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Taking a trip to memory lane from the 2016 NFL draft remember when the majority of the rankers had Jared Goff as the #1 overall pick and most “NFL ready QB”? Yeah that didn’t workout so well, but in the words of Aaron’s Rodgers everybody R-E-L-A-X. Goff is not the one to blame here, the Rams got themselves a franchise quarterback, but ‘Mr. Average’ Jeff Fisher threw Goff to the wolves in his rookie season. He was nowhere near NFL-ready, and his play was horrific last year. I’m not defending his play at all, but what else did we expect? Much like Mitchell Trubisky who should sit this full season in Chicago, Goff should have been groomed, and patiently made his way into the offense by Jeff instead of starting him halfway through the season, one reason why Fisher was fired and Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in the NFL is now leading the squad.

Not only does this help Goff, but think about Todd Gurley! If you ask me his stock just rose a bit. Todd Gurley had a hell of a rookie season behind veteran quarterback Nick Foles, but no defense respected Goff last season, and we saw how it greatly affected Gurley. Looking at the team now you have Goff in his second year making progress, rookie Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Tavon Austin, and now you add the young stud Sammy Watkins? How about that Rams defense as well, because even when the offense is sub-par the defense is usually pretty stingy to opposing offenses. Sean McVay has been tightening up the o-line, and now Todd Gurley won’t be facing stacked boxes for much longer because defenses are going to have to worry about whether Watkins is going deep, the speed of Austin carrying the ball from the backfield, Kupp in the slot and the beast of the running back in Gurley. Yeah I’m not worried much at all about Watkins.

If anything this is a great thing for Sammy, the Rams and fantasy owners. Owners should still target Watkins for their lineups without worrying about a drop off even if he gets off to a slow start in a new offense. Of course I want all the readers and fans to get involved with the discussion. If you have any questions, debates, or simply think I’m an idiot for not worrying about the value of Sammy Watkins reach out to me on Twitter @itslandoyo.

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