I am in a 14 team league that counts return yards (1 for 20) and .5 PPR. I am working on a deal for Miles Austin and am thinking about giving up a RB to get him. We start 4 WR and 2 RB so i think it puts a lot of emphasis on good WR and you can get away with mixing and matching RBs that come into the league and emerge due to injury/ineffectiveness moreso than picking up new breakout WR in the middle of the season.
QB: McNabb WR: R. White WR: D. Jackson WR: L. Naanee RB: F. Gore RB: R. Mendenhall TE: J Witten W/T:M. Thomas
Bench: CJ Spiller, K. Williams, R. Torain, James Jones, B, Green-Ellis, M Massoquoi, K. Darby
QB:J Flacco WR: M Austin WR: MS Walker WR : M Williams (TB) RB: M Turner RB: C Portis TE: A Gates W/T: T Owens
Bench: J Cotcherry, M Lynch, A Smith, A Hernandez, D Sproles
What's a realistic offer for Austin and do you agree with the principal of giving up top RB for top WR given how my league is constructed and the current lack of WR depth i have on my roster? He has also been willing to discuss Gates for Witten+ so what else would you suggest to expand the trade? Or i could think smaller and go after TB M Williams. Any input is helpful and WHIR 100%. Thanks a lot.
i think your offer of gore for austin is fair, but i don't think you can afford to trade away gore with the guys that leaves you with at rb. spiller is mainly a returner only, and torain and williams are not getting a ton of playing time. green-ellis could play more, but running backs in new england aren't much of a factor. i'd be afraid of having to play one of them each week. however, if you can get gates for witten and one of your bench guys, i'd do that in a heartbeat.
another idea is to offer gore and jones for austin and lynch, that might be an option. i am not a lynch fan, but it looks like the billis see him as the starter for now.
My gut is telling me that Portis will be losing carries in Washington based on how Torian performed, who you already have on your bench. There have also been some rumors of the Eagles making looking to trade for Lynch, and if that happens Spiller's stock might go up in the coming weeks.
I'd be a bit reluctant to pull the trigger on that deal as listed, but I've always been a bit gun-shy when it comes to trades. I'm also wondering what it would take to pry Gates away from him now.