SO the deal is Jacobs, Eli Manning, and the #2 rookie pick for Cutler and the #6 rookie pick. My current team is below.
Bulger, Marc STL QB 157.68 5 FA Manning, Eli NYG QB 254.76 4 FA Russell, JaMarcus OAK QB 161.50 5 FA Brown, Ronnie MIA RB 196.86 4 FA Bush, Michael OAK RB 53.68 5 FA Choice, Tashard DAL RB (R) 81.30 10 FA Jacobs, Brandon NYG RB 211.50 4 FA Jones-Drew, Maurice JAC RB 246.60 7 FA McFadden, Darren OAK RB (R) 114.70 5 FA Mendenhall, Rashard PIT RB (R) (I) 8.50 6 FA Williams, Carnell TBB RB (O) 29.10 10 FA Williams, Ricky MIA RB 124.50 4 FA Baskett, Hank PHI WR 80.50 7 FA Curtis, Kevin PHI WR 65.50 7 FA Doucet, Early ARI WR (R) 11.10 7 FA Evans, Lee BUF WR 151.60 6 FA Ginn Jr., Ted MIA WR 126.50 4 FA Henry, Chris CIN WR 40.60 10 FA Kelly, Malcolm WAS WR (R) 3.30 10 FA Ocho Cinco, Chad CIN WR 104.50 10 FA Clark, Dallas IND TE 153.40 4 FA Davis, Vernon SFO TE 60.10 9 FA Longwell, Ryan MIN PK 118.00 8 FA Chargers, San Diego SDC Def 107.00 9 FA Dolphins, Miami MIA Def 119.00 4
We start 1 QB 2 RBs 3WR's 1 RB/WR 1 TE PPR. I know that I am hurting at WR but I also have the #1 overall and figure I will take crabtree. The real question is am I overpaying for Cutler? Leave a link WHIR.
Well I would wait and see how the draft plays out before making any trades. I do like Crabtree's potential in the NFL, but alot will depend on which team he is drafted by and how he progress's from his foot injury. It is hard to say what to offer to him for Cutler without seeing his roster. I think that is alot to offer for him, if it were me I think I would keep the # 1 & 2 overall picks and keep building a solid team for the future, to get Crabtree and Beanie/Knoshown would be hard for me to pass up. Good luck.
I think you are overpaying for Cutler. You do need help at QB, but I think you are shortchanging your team making this deal.
I agree that I would wait until after the draft to make a decision like this, especially in light of you having the #1 and #2 rookie picks. You will have a MUCH better sense of what to do with those rookie picks.
Last year, before the draft, the consensus had DMac penciled in as the #1 pick -- and rightfully so, since he has so much ability and potential. But he landed in OAK and did not perform like a #1 rookie pick should, for a variety of reasons -- no QB threat, a crowded backfield with Fargas and Bush, Al Davis as the owner, poor OL play. Remember, fantasy football is 50% ability, and 50% opportunity. So while you may love Crabtree, if he gets drafted into a poor situation, it is probably unwise to choose him with a top-2 pick.
Definitely keep Eli, Jacobs, and the 1.2; I wouldn't do the trade if it was Eli and Jacobs for Cutler -- let alone adding the top rookie RB. Eli and Jacobs for Brady is another bad trade for you simply because the owner is going to ask for value based on Brady's last healthy season and with him coming off the surguries, he just isn't worth that at this point.
I think you are overpaying and leaving yourself strapped for Cutler. If you dump Jacobs you don't really have any solid starting RBs. I think R. Brown will bounce back but after that you have the McFadden gamble. I would see if he is interested in the same trade but with any other player on your team not named Brown/Jacobs. RBs are too important and I think Eli could carry you if needed and I am not an Eli fan at all.