Rams acquire WR Sammy Watkins from Bills in blockbuster trade

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By Friday afternoon, houses were burning, screams were echoing through the streets, and the cries of fantasy owners could be heard across continents. As players and coaches, they coach and we play.

Robey-Coleman and Watkins will now be reunited with the Los Angeles Rams, by virtue of the Friday trade that sent cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick to Buffalo.

In a way, yes.

One item remained untended to, though, the result of a low draft position and financial resources being diverted to other concerns in free agency. With the regular-season rapidly approaching, we'll take a look at what we could expect from each team. Rookie seasons aren't an end-all measuring stick for quarterbacks, but Goff's rookie campaign wasn't very good.

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Jared Goff doesn't have to be a star this year, but he does have to look like a competent starter. NEP is the numberFire-specific metric we use to track efficiency, showing the expected points lost or gained on every play throughout the season. "But we also have to let it play", he said. The 2019, 2020 and 2021 salary is voidable without penalty on the final day of the 2018 league year. We should expect big differences in the 2017 version.

"It doesn't say anything", said Bills GM Brandon Beane about what the trade means for Taylor. McVay knows what to do with talent and he will feed Watkins the ball. McVay helped turn them around.

Buffalo's starting receivers weren't the only two to leave the team. They, along with Tyler Higbee, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper, would provide much-needed weaponry for Goff. Gaines is in a contract year.

The challenge for the Bills will be whether they can curb his well-documented gunslinger tendencies.

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Those two signings are in an attempt to neutralize what was arguably the Rams' biggest weakness in 2016: sacks.

Overall this is a nice move from the Rams if Watkins can stay healthy. He ranks first in receptions (225) and third in receiving yards (2,673) among Eagles in their first three years and is one of only five players in National Football League history with 65-plus receptions and 800-plus receiving yards in each of their first three seasons, joining a club that includes Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans and A.J. Green.

Watkins endured non-stop nagging injuries, and he wound up missing 11 of the possible 48 games he could have played, but also was well less than 100 percent in many others. This is great for not only a re-draft late flyer but great news for the dynasty enthusiasts out there who have or are looking to snag Jones in rookie drafts.

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