Minnesota Vikings skill players are still going to be relevant in fantasy football due to recent trade

Josh Dobbs has been traded twice this season alone, but can his recent move to Minnesota help your fantasy team?

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The NFL saw a little bit of action ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, with the Washington Commanders trading away Montez Sweat and Chase Young in two of the more notable deals. But in a trade that went under the radar, the Arizona Cardinals traded quarterback Josh Dobbs to the Minnesota Vikings.

This move was of course made due to the season-ending injury suffered by Kirk Cousins, who was having probably the best season of his career. When he went down, many fantasy football owners threw up their hands thinking that it doomed the remainder of the season for the likes of Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson.

The Vikings will start rookie quarterback Jaren Hall this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons and it will be interesting to see how much of the training wheels they take off of him but starting in Week 10, I would expect the job to go over to the more experienced Dobbs.

This is a good thing for those aforementioned Vikings skills players.

The Vikings' offense is one that a QB won't master quickly, and it's likely that Hall is still learning its intracacies. But Dobbs is an intelligent quarterback who has been to many stops in his NFL career, gaining valuable experience along the way. That is why this deal was made.

When it was announced that the Arizona Cardinals were benching Dobbs in favor of either Clayton Tune or Kyler Murray (when healthy), it was assumed that was a performance-related benching. But what it more likely signaled was that the Cardinals were going to deal Dobbs, which is what happened.

The Vikings are still well within the NFC playoff race and the deal was made for Dobbs to keep those hopes alive. When Jefferson returns from his hamstring injury, he will go back to his role as the No. 1 WR on the team and one of the best in the league. If I'm a JJ owner, I'd be much more excited that he is catching passes from Dobbs than Hall. The same goes for Addison, Hockenson or K.J. Osborn.

Fantasy football guru Matthew Berry would be among those who would be inclined to agree.

So if you have one of those Vikings skill players, I think you will end up being pleasantly surprised with how Dobbs does with this team. Dobbs was up and down with Arizona this season, completing 62.8 percent of his throws for 1,589 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns as well.

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While the loss of Cousins is still a difficult one because of the season he was having, fantasy owners could have done a lot worse than having Dobbs be the guy that takes over for him.

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