I've been trying to work out a deal to get Westbrook in a 10-team PPR league. I've been going back and forth with this guy all week with offers and counteroffers. His latest counter was Westbrook/Hasselbeck/Manningham for White/Garrad. I can't give up Garrad at this stage and for some reason he seems to be targeting Garrad with all of our back and forths. So I decided to offer Roddy White and Tony Romo for Brian Westbrook and Matt Hasselbeck. I feel I'm getting the short end of the deal with that offer, what do you guys think?
My Roster QB - Tony Romo, David Garrad WR - Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco, Roddy White, Donald Driver, Antonio Bryant RB - LaDanian Tomlinson, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, Rashard Mendelhall, Correll Buckhalter TE - Brent Celek, Vernon Davis D/ST - Broncos K - Lawerence Tynes
His Roster QB - Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselbeck WR - Reggie Wayne, Devin Hester, Mario Manningham RB - MJD, Glen Coffee, Brian Westbrook, Jamal Lewis, Jerome Harrison TE - Anthony Gonzalez, Dallas Clark D/ST - Ravens, Redskins K - Ryan Longwell
He's clearly got a solid team with MJD and Reggie Wayne as focal points. His only area of need is WR, which is my one strong point. He's overloaded with 4 starting RBs (1 is temporary) and a handcuff. He keeps trying to get me to trade David Garrad, which I am absolutely not going to do. Romo could still produce down the road, but he has quickly turned from starter to backup on my roster. Garrad was my reliable insurance on draft day, and at this point I need him. I have been decimated by injuries at the RB position this year (McFadden, LDT, Fred Taylor-dropped this week for Michael Bush, Buckhalter). And with LDT on a bye week I am in dire need of a RB. I picked up Mendenhall on waivers to cover my losses but I don't expect Michael Bush to produce anything. To me, this seems like a no-brainer for my opponent. He's getting two healthy starters (or at the least 1 starter and 1 solid backup) from me to address two needs on his roster: WR and a backup QB for Schaub. He is giving up Westbrook, who is 30, recovering from an injury and is now in a timeshare with McCoy and then giving up an injured Matt Hasselbeck who is nothing more than a backup at this point anyway. Why won't the guy trade? Am I right to be frustrated here? Did I make a bad counteroffer? What would you guys have done in this situation? Looking at our two rosters, there has to be a viable trade in here somewhere...
I have been a Westbrook owner in my keeper league for several years. Seldom if ever has he made it a full season without injury so you are assured he will miss 2 to 3 games every year and hopefully he has missed his allotment of games due to injury already this year. The strong upside is Westbrook is an absolute beast when health especially when McNabb is playing. If not for missing a couple of games every year with injury, I would rank Westie as a top 3 back. Hassel is come off of an injury and was looking great in preseason before his rib injury, he has very reliable WR. I would really have no problem with giving up Garrard, and White for Westie, Hassel and Manningham, I still think you come out well ahead in the deal. Accept his proposal
Not sure why he's after Garrard - he's got decent QB help. You could use the help, but it's tough to look to Romo right now (I have him & thought Cutler would be my back-up). If you cannot take trading away Garrard - don't (or ask for more). If he'll take Romo - OK, but I still wonder if Romo might come back...
I agree with all of you! My counter offer is worse for me and better for him. The crux of the issue is: I want to keep Garrad. So, I feel as though I made a concession in my counter, to keep Garrad. So at this point, the trade is at best even, at worst tilted in his favor. Anyway, we'll wait and see if he accepts. My guess is that he won't, as it seems he's hell-bent on trying to wrangle Garrad away from me (and like the rest of you, I can't figure out why). If Romo hadn't been so god-awful the last 3 weeks, I would have taken this trade a long time ago, but if I lose Garrad, I lose my insurance for an inconsistent Romo. And with Roy Williams hurt, T.O. gone and Barber/Jones on the mend...I have no trust in Dallas or Romo (hence, I feel the need to hold Garrad, because there are absolutely no QBs worth anything left in waivers in our league).