Thanks for your help. I would say Wells over Bell, simply because I think he's their best RB. It's awfully crowded in NO. On the Forte front, I'm not sure I would trade him straight up for either of the 2 WRs. I know he's been a bust, but 1 good game and all of a sudden he's a top RB again. It's not like there's a lot of competition in Chicago. Maybe convince him to go with McCoy. He won't likely do it, but he's hurting.
12 Team League. We start 2 QBs and get .5 PPR, otherwise standard scoring QBs: Stafford, Fitzpatrick, Collins RBs: Charles, Mendenhall, Best, Starks, Carter, Karim WRs: D. Jackson, Marshall, S. Smith, Green, TE: Hernandez, Cook
Tough call here. Wells is more talented than Hightower. He should get more carries but might give up the goalline. Arizona is pass heavy though. I think Bell is less talented than Wells. Bell is less talented than Thomas. But, there are 4 RBs in NO that get carries and TDs. I lean towards Wells.
I'd target Marshall. He's the #1 target for a 1st place team and has better talent than Austin. If anyone, Witten is the #1 option in Dallas and Dallas is struggling.
You could maybe try Forte/Edwards for Marshall/Austin. It all depends on how he values Edwards.
First ... I prefer Beanie. Especially in a keeper. It's a chance, because last week was his first good game. But I think Arizona wants him to be the man, and will give him a chance to show his stuff. Sure, he'll lose passing downs and goal-line to Hightower. But I like his situation more than Bell's.
I like moving a RB for WR help. But this other guy seems pretty thin at WR. I'd like to at least see Forte against the Browns before declaring him a total bust and selling at a massive discount. That said, I'd approve of a Forte/Maclin for Marshall/Austin deal. A good game from Forte this weekend might be what you need to swing it. I'd be happy losing Maclin since he seems kind of hit-or-miss this year.
Hightower is still the lead back in AZ due to his blocking/receiving skills. However Wells will continue to eat into his carries. But I aI think the receiving/ goal line back (Hightower) has the real fantasy value in AZ. On the other hane Bell IS the goal line back in N.O. don't be confused about that. Also, payton really sees him as a "finisher" like barber was 2 years ago in Dallas. I think you will see more and more of Bell late in games as N.O. tries to run clock. Because of this Bell to me is the more desirable back.
Marshall vs Austin - I understand the previous poster's position that Marshall is the #1 receiver on a 1st place team. However, it is on a team the has more rushing attempts than any other in the NFL. And, although orton has really came on lately he is still no Romo and denver offense is not going to generate the points that dallas will. It is true that Witten was the go to man in dallas the last couple of years but this years' numbers do not bare that out. Austin is THE big play threat in Dallas. I take Austin.