Well.. that was a fun weekend. I definitely have a gambling problem when it comes to fantasy sports. Thankfully it hasn't translated to real life yet.
In short, here's what happened:
My league is based in the West Coast- I'm on the East Coast. The draft was announced to be on last Saturday- very last minute- due to some conflicts. So i end up making a deal 5 minutes before the draft via text message on my phone, I'm not quite happy with the deal but I knew my picks would lose value if I waited until after the draft, and I really really didn't want to get stuck with 5 rookies. Plus I have a gambling problem.
I traded.... *cringe*... Turner, 1.9, and 2.9 for Romo, Bowe, and Hightower.
My logic was based on several things, including 1) the 370 carry club 2) ATL is in the bottom 3 for RB schedule friendliness 3) Turner's value was at its max, he couldn't get any more valuable, so I in a way cashed in his chips. elite WR's are also very in demand in my league, so I figured I can spin one of my WR's and Hightower for a better RB.
In retrospect I wouldn't do it again, but I don't regret it. FF is all about fun for me, (and money heh) so I'm going to make the most out of it. I also took Stafford at 2.1 and Barden at 3.9.
So my roster looks like this (contract values in millions/parentheses)
QB Warner (2.3), Romo (2.5), Campbell (.6), Leinart (.3), Stafford (1)
RB Jones-Drew (2.5), Johnson (.7), Jones (.3), McFadden (1.5), F. Jackson (.3), Hightower (.75)
WR Moss (2), Jennings (1.25), Edwards (2), Gonzalez (1), Bowe (1.25), Ginn JR (.3), Barden (.3)
TE Davis (.7), Winslow (1.5)
I now need to shed $800,000 worth of salary to fit Stafford and Barden in. Also contemplating which RB to take a run at (if I end up making a move at all). I might stick it out and go with 1 RB/3 WR rosters on bad weeks.