Matt Flynn to Raiders
How does the move of Matt Flynn to the Raiders help his fantasy football draft ranking and the surrounding Raider players? It hardly has any effect at all. The Raiders are such an enigma, there is no reason to put any of them on your fantasy team unless you got great value for McFadden in the draft. For my money, the frustration spoke about in a previous Stafford post (http://www.fantasyfootballmagic.com/?p=4) will be what you get if you play Matt Flynn.
On the other hand, I love the effect this can have on Larry Fitzgerald who suffered last year trying to catch passes from those Arizona quarterbacks. If the Cardinals land Carson Palmer, how far up would you put Larry Fitzgerald on the rankings? He has been ranking close to 20 by many. I think with Palmer, he leaps close to 10 but not quite.
See the update on the trade at http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/21988862/. The article reminded me of how ridiculous the Raiders are with their draft picks too. How do you give up a first and a second round pick for Carson Palmer, then a supplemental pick for Terrelle Pryor, then give up Palmer just to give up two more picks for Flynn? Laughable.