Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Monroe Trade Fantasy Factor


Dec 2, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe (75) in play during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jaguars 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 2, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe (75) in play during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jaguars 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

And there you have it. The Jaguars have traded Eugene Monroe. You think the Browns are the only that can play the “Punt” game? Nope. I wrote an article a few months back titled 3 Bold Predictions, and in that article I predicted this would happen. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but, HONK HONK. I’m only being cocky because I think one of the negative comments was “we aren’t trading Monroe that would be beyond stupid”! Well we’re beyond it. I can see stupid in the rear view.

Now, let me get off my soap box. The trade was genius and only solidifies my faith in the new regime. I only wish and thought we’d get more for him. But hey, a bevy of 4 – 7 rd picks will only help to rebuild. (i.e. taking Clowney #1 then using these picks to get back into the first rd for say Mariota? Just thinking out loud). It’s a win win for both sides. That being said, let’s look at what it means for your/my fantasy team.

It’s a blow to every skill position on the Jaguars roster. MJD was struggling as it is. Losing the best player on your line will only make grinding out the 2 -3 yarders even harder. If you can, sell  sell sell. I love MJD as a player, and gun for him every draft I can. But come on now, you don’t punt away your fantasy season. Do you? The only other relevant players you should have on your team would be Shorts or Blackmon. And if you think Gabbert struggled before, wait till you see him without Monroe. And barring health, Gabbert will continue to start. Him losing games now will only help us win games in the future. Why do think they haven’t picked up Tebow or gave Henne the nod?

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  • Berdj Rassam

    A first round pick in 2009 for a 4th and 7th – it’s not like the Jags have a lot of assets on their team, and now they let 1 of them go for not a whole lot.

    • Daniel Lago

      Better than letting him go for nothing at the end of the year.

  • Berdj Rassam

    Daniel – well yeah I guess that is true if in fact that is what would happen. It misses the larger point though – letting your #1 draft picks go for next to nothing, or nothing as you point out, explains a hundredfold why the Jags are at the bottom of the NFL.