Is this one fair? Who's getting the better deal here? Team A is short at RB with injuries to McFadden and Buckhalter. With LT having a slow start and Mendenhall temporary at best, Team A needs help. On the upside Team A has 4 competent starters at WR. Team B has two good RBs in Grant and Slaton and would be giving up some depth, but with injuries at WR (Johnson and Cotchery) and Boldin off to a slow start, Team B could use some help at WR. Team B has been covering their bases with extra TEs.
10-team League, PPR Team A: QB - Tony Romo, David Garrad WR - Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco, Roddy White, Donald Driver, Antonio Bryant RB - LaDanian Tomlinson, Rashard Mendenhall, Michael Bush, Darren McFadden, Correll Buckhalter TE - Brent Celek, Vernon Davis D/ST - Broncos K - Lawerence Tynes
Team B: QB - Donovan McNabb, Joe Flacco WR - Calvin Johnson, Jerrico Cotchery, Anquan Boldin, Hines Ward RB - Steve Slaton, Ryan Grant, Marshawn Lynch, Tashard Choice TE - Chris Cooley, Visanthe Shiancoe, Jermichael Finley D/ST - Jets, Packers K - Jay Feeley
The last guy is right- I had Lynch the last 2 years and last year watched Fred Jackson steal half his points. I was happy to draft Jackson late, knowing he'd produce for me with Lynch suspended. Now that he's back they make each other worthless, although before long Jackson will return to getting the bulk of touches- he's more talented. Look elsewhere for a trade for a RB NOT on a RBBC or demand Slaton or Grant instead.
juddstjohn wrote:The last guy is right- I had Lynch the last 2 years and last year watched Fred Jackson steal half his points. I was happy to draft Jackson late, knowing he'd produce for me with Lynch suspended. Now that he's back they make each other worthless, although before long Jackson will return to getting the bulk of touches- he's more talented. Look elsewhere for a trade for a RB NOT on a RBBC or demand Slaton or Grant instead.
Thanks for the help on mine.
Which player would I rather have on my team: OchoCinco. I'm not a fan of Lynch, no TD's. bad offense. time share. Which team gets the better end of the deal: Team A needs a RB more than Team B needs a WR. So, even though I like Ocho better than Lynch, I say that team A is getting the best of the deal. Is the deal fair: Absolutely. I think it benefits both teams.
Thanks for the input guys. It seems a little split, but more of you seem to like Ochocinco over Lynch. As it turns out, I own Team A and am the Ochocinco owner. I originally offered Driver for Lynch, as I thought that was more fair, but the owner of Team B countered with Ochocinco for Lynch, citing loss of RB depth as a reason to want a better WR. Since I am in desperate need of a RB, and I personally feel that Lynch will do great, especially in a PPR league, I felt my need justified the slightly lopsided trade. I agree that in a vacuum I'm giving up a bit more in the trade, but in context of my team, I'm addressing a severe need. I never would have gotten him to trade Slaton, and I'm honestly not that interested in Ryan Grant. He didn't have that great of a season last year, and he's not much of a receiving back. So, Lynch seemed the better (albeit more risky) option. Although, Fred Jackson was a machine in the Bills offense in terms of PPR scoring, and I think Lynch will do as well as Jackson. I like that Lynch got more carries last week and had 5 receptions, and I think that trend will continue going forward. Since I've got Moss and Roddy White, I'm pretty well set at WR. Ochocinco has been a decent surprise thus far performing way above his drafting position, so I have a feeling he may not be able to retain such big numbers going forward (call it a hunch).
Anyway, thanks for the feedback, the trade was accepted and wish me luck going forward! I feel that once McFadden and Buckhalter are back from injury, I'll have a formidable backfield with LT, Lynch and Mendenhall in the mix. One last thing, since my record in the league is terrible, I get the #2 waiver pickup, so there are really good odds that I'll get to pickup Miles Austin (and drop Michael Bush). So, this week I'll be losing Michael Bush and Ochocino and getting Lynch and Miles Austin. I'd call that a win for my roster.