On Crabtree and Braylon...

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I know a thing or two about disappointing wide receivers. My fantasy team is rolling this year (the league's lone 4-0 team, thank you very much), but my receivers haven't been much help. After a stellar Week 1, Roy Williams has been garbage. "Garbage" is probably too nice of a word to describe my other starting receiver, Denver's Eddie Royal.

Two more underachieving wideouts made news this week when Braylon Edwards got traded and Michael Crabtree finally decided to accept lots of money and go to work.

What can we expect from them fantasy wise? Probably not much.

Here's RotoArcade's Scott Pianowski on Edwards to the Jets.

But let's remember why in-season deals are so infrequent in the NFL - it's very tricky to head to a new club and learn a new scheme, especially on offense. Roy Williams was liberated from Detroit 12 months ago and turned into a monstrous flop for the Cowboys. For all the fantasy hope that Edwards will be reinvigorated by a different city and a winning club, we also have to consider that chemistry with Mark Sanchez won't happen overnight.

Word. And even if Braylon and Sanchez do develop chemistry in a timely fashion, Edward will probably just, you know, drop the passes.

Crabtree's case is even more dire. Rookie receivers struggle in the NFL about 95 percent of the time. Crabtree was a great prospect, but he's missed oh so much time this season. Even a super prospect like Calvin Johnson wasn't great as a rookie, and that was with an entire training camp, preseason, ect.

Crabtree and Edwards could get back on track next season, just don't expect too much from them in 2009.

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THE SEASON IS GOING INTO THE SECOND QUARTER, CRABTREE WILL MAKE SOME NOISE BEFORE THE SEASON IS OVER, I THINK BRAYLON WILL LOVE NEW YORK, JUST DON'T CARRY ANY WEAPONS, DON'T SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE LEG, AND IF YOU DO HAVE WEAPONS MAKE SURE THEY ARE REGISTERED, MAYOR BLOOMBERG DOESN'T PLAY, ASK PLEX!

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