NFL sources are reporting on Friday afternoon that the Miami Dolphins, who acquired WR Brandon Marshall from Denver earlier this week, have traded WR Ted Ginn to the San Francisco 49ers for a late round draft pick.
For the Niners, this adds a nice return man and underachieving receiver to their group or receivers. It does not, however, answer the question regarding who will throw Ginn, or anyone else, the ball.
For the Dolphins, this deal isn't a shock. Ginn hadn't performed to a level that justified where he was selected in the draft, and the addition of Marshall made him expendable.
The verdict on Ginn will remain TBD until the Niners figure out who's under center, but this certainly helps his value to be better than if he had stayed in Marshall's shadow in Miami.
Likely, Ginn will be the 49ers WR3 or WR4 and return man which they desperately needed. His main fantasy value at this point will be in leagues which reward points for return yardage. Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan will remain the top two receivers in San Francisco.