- New York (A) acquires CB Darius Butler (OVR: 81 at Time of Trade) and 2019 4th Round Draft Selection #108 Overall
2018 Season Stats: 53 Tkls, 2 TFLs, 1.0 Sack, 5 INTs, 9 Defl, 1 FF, 1 FR
- Indianapolis acquires TE Jordan Leggett (OVR: 75)
2018 Season Stats: 50 Rec, 677 Yards, 13.5 YPR, 2 TDs
Breakdown: The Jets needed secondary help as they were making a playoff push and had Super Bowl aspirations. The Colts gain another valuable, young player. Sense a theme?
Jets Grade: C+
Colts Grade: B
- Oakland acquires 2019 4th and 5th Round Drafts Selections
- Los Angeles (N) acquires HB Marshawn Lynch (OVR: 89)
2018 Season Stats: 91 Att, 344 Yards, 3.9 YPA, 5 TDs
Breakdown: Big name on the move, but to become a backup. This trade became totally dependent on in season injuries, and there were none of significance. Lynch served a purpose. Moral support and insurance.
Raiders Grade: C+
Rams Grade: C+
- Cincinnati acquires QB C.J. Beathard (OVR: 74)
2018 Season Stats: 237/380, 3072 Yards, 8.1 YPA, 62%, 14 TDs, 19 INTs
- San Francisco acquires 2019 3rd Round Draft Pick #66 Overall
Breakdown: After letting Andy Dalton go in Free Agency, and either not able or not attempting to get one of the three QBs in the draft, the Bengals looked to try project CJ Beathard. He is a far cry from ownership’s previous quarterback experience. The Niners weren’t going to play Beathard at all.
Bengals Grade: C-
49ers Grade: B+
- Cincinnati acquires RG Andrus Peat (OVR: 80), FS Rasul Douglas (OVR: 70) and 2019 3rd Round Draft Selection (via/NYG) #68 Overall
2018 Season Stats: 16 Games, 842 Downs Played, 22 Sacks Allowed
2018 Season Stats: 16 Tkls
- New Orleans acquires DT Geno Atkins (OVR: 90) and HB Giovani Bernard (OVR: 89)
2018 Season Stats: 59 Tkls, 15 TFLs, 16.0 Sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD
2018 Season Stats: 138 Att, 781 Yards, 5.7 YPA, 6 TDs, 19 Rec, 167 Yards
Breakdown: An interesting trade from two SimAssociation vets. Cincinnati rebuilds (another process), but dominant DTs are hard to come by. As usual Dakota and the Saints were going for the Championship and giving up a talented, young lineman and a 3rd #68 Overall was a risky move.
Bengals Grade: B
Saints Grade: B
- Carolina acquires CB Casey Hayward (OVR: 88) and a 2020 5th Round Draft Selection
2018 Season Stats: 57 Tkls, 4 TFLs, 3 INTs, 8 Defl, 1 TD
- Los Angeles (A) acquires 2019 2nd Second Round Selection #41 Overall and 2020 3rd Round Selection
Breakdown: Casey Hayward’s elite zone coverage skills are a high end commodity, and while the Chargers were moving to more man, they may come to regret the trade. But the 2nd rounder this season is #41 Overall, and a top 96 in 2020 may have been worth the risk. Given the skewed DB market, the Chargers sold low.
Panthers Grade: B
Chargers Grade: B-
- Denver acquires HB Latavius Murray (OVR: 89) and WR Laquon Treadwell (OVR: 73)
2018 Season Stats: 300 Att, 1399 Yards, 4.7 YPA, 13 TDs, 51 Rec, 348 Yards
2018 Pro Bowl Selection
2018 Season Stats: 21 Rec, 346 Yards, 16.5 YPR, 2 TDs
- Minnesota acquires WR Demaryius Thomas (OVR: 90) and 2019 3rd and 4th Round Draft Selections #71 and #103 Overall
2018 Season Stats: 36 Rec, 611 Yards, 17.0 YPR, 2 TDs
Breakdown: The Vikings, dealing from strength, but also wanting to make a Super Bowl push, receive a potential #1 Receiver, but also two valuable mid round draft picks. With the loss of CJ Anderson in Free Agency, Denver needed a number one back to run their offense. Getting rid of Thomas also clears significant cap room for the next two seasons. Treadwell is still just 23.
Broncos Grade: B
Vikings Grade: A-