Matt Cassel's Fantasy Football Impact with the Kansas City Chiefs

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IMarch 1, 2009

With the 34th overall draft pick, Kansas City selects Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel. That is exactly what the Chiefs did today when they traded the second pick of the second round.

The most obvious change in value is that of Tyler Thigpen and Matt Cassel himself.

Thigpen was the starting QB after Damon Huard and Brodie Croyle went down with injuries last season.

He struggled running Herm Edwards' conservative offense, but when Herm opened it up, Thigpen responded and performed better. Through 11 starts Thigpen amassed 2,608 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also added 386 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

From a fantasy football's perspective, Thigpen ended up averaging 237 yards per game 1.9 passing TD per game. While he posted under 200 yards per game passing in four of his last five games, he also posted 30 or more yards rushing in all but one of those games.

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