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Josh Rosen's Fantasy Value Remains In Flux After Trade to Miami Dolphins Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

Max Staley
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Josh Rosen's time with the Arizona Cardinals has come to an end just one season after he was drafted by the team. Evidently, the Cardinals felt that Kyler Murray would be an upgrade over Rosen, so Arizona shipped the UCLA product to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Rosen was stuck in one of the worst situations in the NFL last season, and his production suffered as a result. Now that he's with the Dolphins, let's take a look at Rosen's fantasy value with Miami.

It's unclear if Rosen will start in his first year with the Dolphins, but he has a solid shot at winning the job given that Miami is currently projected to start Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Last season, Rosen threw for 2,278 yards 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Clearly, he was far from prolific as a rookie. The Cardinals' offensive line was a big factor behind Rosen's struggles as well, allowing 52 sacks last season (No. 27 in the NFL).

Unfortunately for Rosen, the Dolphins' offensive line wasn't much better last season. Dolphins' quarterbacks were sacked on 10.26 percent of their drop-back attempts, which was the third-worst mark in the league. However, it's fair to expect the Dolphins' offensive line to improve next season. Miami drafted Michael Deiter in the third round this year, and Laremy Tunsil is one of the best young tackles in the NFL.

On the other hand, Rosen will also be throwing to talented pass catchers like DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Albert Wilson, who are much better skill-position players than what Rosen was working with in Arizona.

While Rosen will once again be stuck playing behind a shaky offensive line, he does get an upgrade at receiver. Rosen could be much better than he was last season, but he's unlikely to make much of an impact on your fantasy team.

However, if you're in a deeper two-quarterback league, Rosen could be a quiet value pick next season.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.