The draft has consumed all football fans over the last three days, but two fantasy-relevant trades went down Friday while everyone's eyes were focused on Radio City Music Hall.
The Jets sent a fourth-round pick to the Saints for running back Chris Ivory , and the Browns acquired Davone Bess from the Dolphins. To finish that deal, the Browns and Dolphins swapped fourth-round picks, the Browns sent a fifth-round pick to Miami, and Miami sent a seventh-round pick the other way.
Both players also inked new deals with their new team. Ivory signed a three-year contract worth $10 million, and Bess signed a three-year extension through 2016.
Ivory becomes the Jets' top running back right away. He was always productive in limited action with the Saints, averaging more than five yards per carry from 2010-12; now he gets the big chance to shine that he deserves. He doesn't catch the ball, which will limit his field time, but he is a violent runner who can handle a lot of work. This isn't like Eddie Lacy going to the Packers or Montee Ball going to Denver; defenses will plan to stop the Jets' run game first, but if the carries are there, Ivory can be an RB2. Mike Goodson , who was signed during the offseason, probably falls back into his more familiar role as a third-down back.
Bess supplants David Nelson as the Browns' top slot receiver. Bess gives Brandon Weeden another outlet, and he might eat into Greg Little 's production on those intermediate routes, but he shouldn't be on your draft radar.