Just received this offer. My only concern is Warner's shoulder. I think Marshall is a huge upgrade over Edwards, and Denver is just starting to realize that they need to include him in the passing game. I think I will table the offer until Week 4 is over, so I can exploit Cutler v. Detroit, but after that I may pull the trigger. Is Warner an upgrade over Cutler for the rest of the season? My WR core is pretty strong, but having Colston/Desean/Marshall as my starting 3 and back-ups as Burleson, MSW, and Bennett is unbelievably solid. At that point, I could probably work to upgrade my TE by packaging a bench player and Davis off together, or focus on getting another QB2 (most reliable option is probably Shaun Hill). Thoughts on this trade?
12-team, .5PPR league
QB - Cutler WR - Colston, Desean Jackson, Nate Burleson RB - Forte, SJax TE - Vernon Davis K - Nedney DEF - San Fran, Philadelphia BN - Mike Sims-Walker, Earl Bennett, Braylon Edwards, Julius Jones, LeSean McCoy.
Absolutely you make this trade. Warner plays in an easy division with the best WR corps in football. His injury risk is really only a tiny bit higher than any other QB right now. Marshall - well, I can't stand the guy's attitude but you can tell he's in Orton's ear. Denver's low scoring 3-game stretch is an anomaly that shouldn't continue. I'd say you're upgrading at QB and upgrading slightly at WR on the trade, so good job!
I think you should go with this trade. Marshall will play hard this year! He know he had to. Motivation is the key to success in all things. Even with Cutler, Chicago will alway be a risky place for a fantasy QB. The weather alone is a problem.
Right now you have Edwards on your bench. Marshall is an upgrade obviously. Would you be starting Marshall over who you're starting now? If not, I'd keep Cutler over Warner. Warner is up there in years, only one complete season out of the last three, and has been getting hit a lot. If you do start Marshall over one of your current starters, it's a much harder call. Warner is still a high risk/high reward. It's up to you whether to take that risk or not. Go with the risk if it is what you need to put you over the top. Otherwise, don't risk it
Look, I guess the trade is fine for you, but I take a different position on Warner. He is one good hit away from Shady Acres nursing home. I don't believe he will make it through the year...do you? That is why I am currently rostering Leinart and don't intend to drop him until I absolutely must.