I was offered his Tom Brady and Thomas Jones for my LT and Steve Smith (NYG).
If I was in dire need of a QB I would do this in a heart beat. Not saying Brady isn't a better option than Schaub, I am just afraid that if I get rid of LT and Smith, I will really be in trouble with my available RB's and WR's.
Wanting to know what you guys would do. Would you accept the trade then try moving either Brady or Schaub for a upgrade at RB or WR, or would you hang on to LT and Smith and roll the dice with Schaub at QB for the season? We start essentially 3 RB and 3 WR since we have 2 flex spots (WR/TE and WR/RB). This means that I would be really limited in who I start each week if I made the trade.
10 team league. Non-PPR. TD's 6 pts.
My team: QB: Schaub RB: LT, Kevin Smith, Moreno, McCoy, Ward WR: Andre Johnson, Boldin, Smith (NYG), Britt TE: Daniels K: Akers DEF: Philly, Denver
His Team: QB: Eli, Brady RB: Chris Johnson, Thomas Jones, Rice, Fred Jackson, Bush WR: Desean Jackson, Santana Moss, Vincent Jackson, Knox, Jones TE: Lewis K: Longwell DEF: SF
I traded for LT, and its weird, its like a mystery whether or not this guy is gonna perform again or not. I believe he will. It was just his first game back from injury, and it was the Steelers, inspired Steelers! Tough as you can play against Steelers!
And Steve Smith, although maybe you added not drafted him, he is a TRUE find, and I think here to stay. Hes atop the Fantasy world for WRs.
You are probably in the same boat regardless. I for one am not sold on LT returning to even 50% of his performance in years past. He's past his prime and on the downslope of his career. Getting a player like Brady for him is a good deal for you. I would try to get Rice instead of TJ first, but I might do it either way, simply because I see LT as a low-end RB 2.
It's time to put down the crack-pipe and step away from the keyboard.
If you did the deal you'd have to shop Schaub around. You said you start 3 WRs, and dealing Smith would leave you with AJ, Boldin, and Britt. Unless there are solid WRs in your FA pool I would be worried about starting Britt every week.
I see LT and Jones pretty even now, and I do see getting Brady as an upgrade over losing Smith. I just think you'd have to deal Schaub for a stud WR or a RB/WR combo. All in all, that probably wouldn't be a tough thing to do.
There isn't many WR's available on FA/Waivers, but Dwayne Bowe and Earl Bennett were just dropped. Other than those 2, the available WR's in FA are pretty thin. I have the number 1 waiver priority, so would picking up Bowe make this trade worth it for me?