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Randy Moss traded to the Vikings

It is offfical: The Vikings have acquired Randy Moss from the Patriots for a third-round draft pick. This will help Moss' fantasy value. He had just nine catches in four games, including none on Monday night.

Of course, leaving the Patriots and Tom Brady doesn't seem like a good thing, but Moss becomes the focal point of the Vikings offense and Brett Favre won't hesitate to throw it up and let Moss get it. He did it last season with Sidney Rice.

Favre is off to a slow start because of a poor offensive line and a lack of good wide receivers. Keep in mind Favre started slowly last season as he didn't eclipse 200 yards in either of his first two starts.

Moss will be happier leaving New England. Favre gets a slight boost and this will help Percy Harvin. He clearly wasn't equipped to be a No. 1 wide receiver. He still needs work on his route running and if he is the focus of the opposing defense, he can't produce. Moss will open things up for Harvin, who might see less targets, but his numbers haven't been great so far.

As for the Patriots, Brandon Tate gets a huge boost. and becomes an immediate pickup. I can see him being a WR3 the rest of the season. Tate will become the deep threat and he has shown his explosiveness with three kickoff TD returns already. He's probably owned already in leagues that reward return yards. Julian Edelman will see more time in three-wide receiver sets and has some value in deeper leagues. Aaron Hernandez is already involved heavily in the Patriots' offense and this will just bolster his value even more.


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