Josh Rosen had a terrible rookie campaign in 2018, but hopefully he can turn his Fantasy fortunes around this season going from Arizona to Miami. The Cardinals gave up on Rosen after one season when they drafted Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall, and Arizona traded Rosen for a second-round pick. In 13 starts for the Cardinals, Rosen scored more than 20 Fantasy points just once. In Miami, he still has a questionable offensive line and weapons, and the Dolphins are a rebuilding team. But Rosen should get the chance to start in Week 1 ahead of Ryan Fitzpatrick, and we'll see if he's a better Fantasy option in 2019. While we don't recommend drafting him in one-quarterback leagues, he is worth a late-round selection in two-quarterback formats.
Rosen has been outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick during practices open to the media, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Fitzpatrick has also been the one to open practices with the starters, though it sounds like Rosen is at least getting a chance to mix in. The more important stage of this quarterback battle will take place in August, and a rebuilding team would be wise to lean toward Rosen if it's a close call. Even if he doesn't win the Week 1 job, the 22-year-old figures to get starts at some point in 2019.
Rosen was traded to the Dolphins on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. It was clear from the time Arizona picked Kyler Murray at No.1 overall that Rosen's time with the Cardinals was nearing an end. The only question was what Arizona's asking price would be. The Dolphins were able to maneuver around in the second round and ultimately got their quarterback of the future by shipping the 62nd pick to the Cardinals. As for Rosen, he gets to start anew after a disastrous rookie season where he was surrounded by lackluster talent in a clunky system. Rosen now gets to compete with Ryan Fitzpatrick in Miami and figures to take over the starting job at some point in 2019.
Despite selecting Kyler Murray with the first overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cardinals may hold on to Rosen if they don't receive a satisfactory trade offer, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. A number of teams have inquired about Rosen's availability this offseason, most notably the Giants, Dolphins and Chargers. Each locale has an aging quarterback in the starting job, but those organizations may soon be on the lookout for the next man up. Rosen is an ideal candidate considering his pedigree as the 10th selection of last year's draft and the addition of Murray. That said, the Cardinals aren't going to hand Rosen away after the investment made in him, so how the draft plays out in the coming days could force another team to give up what his current organization desires as a return.
Rosen reported for the first day of the Cardinals' offseason program Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Since the Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury, Rosen has been the subject of trade rumors due to the coach's affinity for 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who opted to try his hand in the NFL instead of pursuing a career in MLB. Throughout the offseason, it has been reported that a number of teams have inquired about Rosen, and at least one of them offered a formal trade proposal, per The Arizona Republic. The 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Rosen wasn't put in a position to succeed as a rookie, playing behind a porous offensive line, operating under two offensive coordinators and having little skill-position talent aside from David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (foot). It's difficult to forecast Rosen's future until the Cardinals make a decision on the quarterback front.
Rosen is expected to join the Cardinals at OTAs on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. While many players who are subject to trade talks have opted to sit out OTAs with their current clubs, that's not the case with Rosen, who is believed to be on the block. He generated a lackluster rookie campaign, completing just 55.0 percent of his pass attempts on his way to an 11:14 TD:INT. However, that won't deter at least a few teams from seeking out the services of the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen doesn't fit the scheme of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury particularly well, while Kyler Murray would be an ideal candidate to fit that role. If that's the direction the Cardinals decided to go in with the top overall pick, look for Rosen to be moved ahead of the draft.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||18||19.95|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||8||16.89|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||27||22.38|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||27||22.38|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||13||18.75|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||18||19.95|
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|3 Year Avg||55.2||2278||11||14||138||0||134|