Jon Baldwin trade to 49ers could put him on the fantasy radar

Jon Baldwin is on his way to San Francisco - John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Baldwin was traded to the Niners on Monday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Wide receiver Jon Baldwin was traded to the 49ers in exchange for A.J. Jenkins on Monday. The Chiefs save $355K on the cap this year, and lose $656K on the cap for next season with the deal.

It's a bust-for-bust deal with both receivers failing to live up to the billing of being first-round receivers in the NFL Draft. Jenkins has been discussed as a possible cut for the 49ers and it seems like they would accept anything they could get. Meanwhile, Baldwin has a case of the drops and he's really lacked the ability to get open and create separation from DBs.

Fantasy impact: If you're in a standard league, this news doesn't really concern you. Both players haven't done anything to suggest that a change of scenery will jumpstart their careers. Of the two, Baldwin may have a better shot for production since San Francisco doesn't have a reliable receiver outside of Anquan Boldin. What's more, Boldin is a bit of an injury risk with his litany of injuries in his 11-year career.  To be clear, we're talking about a pick around 200 or deeper for those that want to take a shot on him.

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