The saga has ended… for the moment. Randy Moss has been picked up by the Tennessee Titans off of waivers. Expect the post game buffet spread to be absolutely scrumptious from here on out.
The most amazing aspect of this signing for Tennessee, is the fact 20 other teams passed up on Moss. Teams such as San Francisco [5th], Oakland [13th], Washington [14th], St. Louis [15th], Miami [16th] and Seattle [20th] all passed up on the chance to acquire on of the games greatest receivers for less than 5 million dollars and simply said “no.”
Randy Moss can now be the first player in NFL history to catch a touchdown for three separate teams in the same season and is now hooked up with the leagues highest rated passer in Vince Young; and in case VY goes down with his chronic ankle injuries, deep ball threat Kerry Collins sits right behind him ready to do his job.
With Randy Moss heading to Tennessee, the fantasy outlook on the situation is as follows:
Percy Harvin - the loss of Randy Moss hurts Harvin because of the lack of attention he was getting with Moss around. Even though Moss had not had his crazy 10 catch game for Minnesota, he was still taking a lot of the attention away from Harvin that now is all over Percy again.
Vince Young - the addition of Randy Moss will not only help the leagues best rated passer, but it will give him a lot more space to run and scramble. Vince Young can now become a solid top 10 fantasy quarterback, he just needs to stay healthy.
Brett Favre - This definitely hurts Favre’s value because of the lack of receiver now in Minnesota and now the attention gets put all back on Adrian Peterson. Favre, when healthy [which now seems like never], will have to make-shift this passing offense with Harvin nicked up and people like Bernard Berrian and Greg Lewis as some of the Vikings top receivers.
Chris Johnson - If this pick-up helps anyone the most in terms of fantasy value, it is probably Chris Johnson; the reason for this is simply the amount of people stacking the box. With Randy Moss now in town, defenses will not have the luxury of just planning to stop Chris Johnson as much as they will now have to game plan for “84.” Look for a serious rejuvenation for Chris Johnson in the weeks to come, especially with Tennessee on a bye now and a week and a half to practice and start getting used to each other.