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should i trade a rb or wr for a good D

Postby v dawg » Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:15 am

my team is:

qb: gannon, k.collins
rb: a green, ladanian, emmit, c.portis
wr: d boston, c conway, d mason, d driver
te: shockey
d: chicago, sf

i've lost twice to teams with high scoring D. Chicago has disappointed me. the matchups (except for 2 detroit games) are tough this year. should i package chicago + c portis (no one wants emmit) OR chicago + c conway (i hate starting 2 SD players) for a top D.
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Postby JayM09 » Wed Sep 25, 2002 10:07 am

no dont do any trades involving rb's for defense's. Chicago is a good d, I would hold on to them.
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Postby DraftDodger » Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:04 am

I once again find myself in disagreement with other advice givers. While I would hang onto the Bears for the two Detroit matchups (cha-ching!), they otherwise play a bunch of high powered offenses and will get totally smoked as a fantasy defense, at least in the scoring system (which I suspect the original poster is in).

Interceptions (especially for TDs) are very important for fantasy defenses. Yardage doesn't usually amount to squat, when you figure that at 300 yards you get 0 points, and 300 yards is not difficult for most offenses to obtain. Low scores help, but if anything we've seen a trend towards high scores.

Defensively, the Bears have only had 1 good outing in 3 weeks from a fantasy perspective, and that was still much worse than what lower-ranked defenses have produced.

I say, if you can swap a WR (WR's are a dime a dozen ... there are great ones in all of my free agent pools, many who should be starting for other players) for a defense with a good, aggressive secondary, do it. Look for good secondaries and good special teams play. Even the worst defense has a better chance if they have more field to defend, or if their return guy scores a TD once in awhile. A few defenses haven't emerged yet this year. If you can guess which ones, you may take home the prize.
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Re: Defense Trade

Postby Guttpuppy » Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:16 pm

DraftDodger wrote:WR's are a dime a dozen ... there are great ones in all of my free agent pools, many who should be starting for other players

OK so why aren't they starting them???Either your league has 8 teams or it's just not very competitive.My two "main" leagues have 10 & 12 teams each and "quality players" are hard to come by via free agency.Yeah there's a few hidden gems,but none are FF starters,just back-ups & fill-ins.As for D's,Chicago has a couple key injuries right now,Washington & McQuarters.I wouldn't trade a D yet but if you had to,dish the Bears D.Washington is likely done for the year,McQuarters will miss at least a month.
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