In a trade that has been talked about all week, the Minnesota Vikings officially acquired QB Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans on Friday. The Vikings also signed Rosenfels to a two-year, $9 million contract.
Rosenfels will be considered the favorite to open the season atop the team’s depth chart ahead of Tarvaris Jackson, but fantasy leaguers shouldn’t lean on him in the same fashion.
While he has put up good numbers at times when allowed a chance to start, Rosenfels has also been extremely prone to turnovers. In fact, he’s thrown 12 touchdown passes and committed 18 turnovers in his last 10 starts.
Rosenfels will also take over the reins of a run-based offense that will continue to featured Adrian Peterson (and to a lesser degree, Chester Taylor), so he won’t see a boatload of opportunities to produce fantasy points.
I think he’ll be drafted in most leagues, but Rosenfels will be worth no more than a late-round flier.