Fantasy Football Profile: Trent Edwards
Trent Edwards gets the luxury/challenge of being T.O.’s newest QB. The good news for Edwards is that T.O. usually plays nice the first year in a new destination. Plus, T.O. will probably be on his best behavior for his reality show. In addition to Owens, Edwards has speedy Lee Evans, who just may be the best #2 WR Owens has played with in a long time. With the attention Owens garners, Edwards and Evans could connect on some deep balls. He also has three RBs capable of catching the ball out of the backfield in Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Dominic Rhodes. Edwards could be a breakout candidate.
His fantasy playoffs schedule consists of Kansas City, New England, and Atlanta. I wouldn’t gamble on him in Weeks 15 & 16, but the opening round of the playoffs against Kansas City is intriguing. He has a couple of decent matchups during the year. First, he plays New Orleans in Week 3. He also faces Cleveland in Week 5, which could be of interest to Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Philip Rivers owners, who are on bye that week. Edwards will be a late round pick and I expect him to have around 3300 yards and 18 TDs.