So I log into my 16 team points based keeper league yesterday evening to find a trade proposal waiting for me. When I opened it my heart started pumping and my jaw dropped open. Sitting there on the table awaiting me to click the accept offer button was this deal:
I Give Up:
Roy Williams (WR-DAL) - Basically my WR1 after couple good performances
Aaron Brown (RB-DET) - Starting RB2 simply because I drafted like an idiot and took Greene over McCoy, luckily this league counts RET Yards
Dustin Keller (TE-NYJ) - Starting TE for me, tremendous upside.
Robert Meachem (WR-NO) - Flex rotator, good for receiving yards but also return yards
I Get In Return:
Greg Jennings (WR-GB)
LenDale White (RB-TEN)
Larry Johnson (RB-KC)
Now I do have to say this is a league that has been around for a long time, this year enters the 12th year. It is HIGHLY competitive with deep rosters there is NOTHING left on the WW/FA list, and again the managers in here know what they are doing, or so I thought?
WR-Williams (Jennings after the deal)
RB-Aaron Brown (LenDale White after the deal)
TE-Dustin Keller (will rotate Jermichael Finely and Shawn Nelson)
W/R-Robert Meachem (Larry Johnson after the deal)
BN-Jermichael Finely, Shawn Nelson, Shonn Greene, Joey Galloway, Marc Bulger, Bobby Wade, Michael Vick
WR-Jennings (now has Meachem here)
RB-LenDale White (now has Aaron Brown here)
TE-Kellen Winslow (now has Dustin Keller here)
W/R-Larry Johnson (now has Roy Williams here)
BN-Big Ben, Winslow, Leftwich, Knox, Martellus Bennett, Chris Henry
After this week it will tell me more about which 2 I will cut out of Finely or Nelson and Bulger or Vick.
But seriously did I totally miss something in this deal? The only thing I can see is he wanted guys that had big return yards, Clifton Smith-244, Brown-276, Meachem-148. League scoring is all weird so I figured I would just post it quick. Again I'm not looking for trade advice as I already accepted this deal, and in this league there is no trade review it just goes right through. Scoring:
Passing Yards 40 yards per point
Passing Touchdowns 6
Rushing Yards 10 yards per point
Rushing Touchdowns 6
Reception Yards 25 yards per point
Reception Touchdowns 6
Return Yards 25 yards per point
Return Touchdowns 6
2-Point Conversions 2
Fumbles Lost -1
Offensive Fumble Return TD 6
Can anyone try to help me make sense of this deal? I'm not complaining because I think its a hell of a steal, but trying to see if anyone else can figure out the logic of trading a top 5 WR in a keeper league, LenDale is bound to bounce back and score some TDs, and LJ hasn't looked THAT bad thus far, and I believe still has the skill to get it done. Plus its a 16 team league with deep rosters so that makes the bigger players that much more valuable. Anyone?
A big thanks to deluxe_247 for the sweet sig!