When the Redskins traded for Donovan McNabb, it seemed to signal the end of Jason Campbell’s tenure with the team.
That was confirmed Friday, as NFL insider Jason La Canfora reported that Campbell has been traded to the Raiders. It’s a great move from a fantasy perspective, not only for Campbell but for several of his new teammates.
The player that sees the greatest increase in value is TE Zach Miller, who now has late-round sleeper appeal as one of the top options in the Raiders pass attack. Wideout Chaz Schilens will also see a rise in value, and Darren McFadden and Michael Bush now have a quarterback who can keep defenses more honest.
Campbell is coming off the best season of his career, throwing for 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns behind a mostly-ineffective offensive line in Washington. I’m not sure he’ll duplicate those numbers in 2010, but there’s no reason to believe he can’t be a viable No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
As for JaMarcus Russell and Bruce Gradkowski, well, you can take them off the bottom of your fantasy rank lists.