12 team PPR league, all TD's = 6 pts. 40 pass yds / 15 rec yds / 10 rush yds = 1pt. My roster:
QB - E Manning RB - A Peterson, A Foster, R Mathews, M Tolbert WR - R White, M Floyd, D Bowe, D Thomas (DEN), S Holmes TE - A Hernandez
Another owner has approached me about my interest in a trade involving Rodgers. His roster:
QB - A Rodgers, M Ryan RB - J Charles, C Spiller, BJGE, B Jackson WR - C Johnson, W Welker, D Bryant, L Murphy TE - D Keller
His initial feeler was Foster/White for Rodgers/Welker. I don't want any part of that, I think I lose on it big time.
Personally, I think he's panicking a little. He's ok at WR imo once Stafford gets back, what he really needs is a RB. I'm very reluctant to break up AP and Foster, I think I have 2 of the top 5 RB's if not better than that. But with TD passes = 6, Rodgers would be a big upgrade from Eli.
What combination works to get Rodgers in this deal? He wants a RB/WR package.
I could also keep it simple, and just offer Mathews for Welker. EDIT: Mathews + Bowe for Welker + Spiller? If not Bowe, which WR? Takes away my solid fill-in when Foster has his bye, but would allow me to start White, Floyd, Welker on a weekly basis with AP and Foster. Thoughts? WHIR, thanks!
Last edited by BearsFan65 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
BearsFan65 wrote: I'm very reluctant to break up AP and Foster, I think I have 2 of the top 5 RB's if not better than that.
I agree with this. If I were in your situation, there would be no way I would let anybody touch AP or Foster. I would just sit back, relax, and cruise to the championship. If anything I would try to deal a bench WR for a backup QB, maybe Ryan, Orton, or somebody you could play the matchups game with Eli
I wish. No Orton, and not much else. Lots of teams carrying 2 QB's, something I don't believe in with only 4 bench spaces. Available are Henne, Hasselbeck, Gradkowski, Freeman, that sort of thing. Funny thing is, I didn't like Eli's matchup with Carolina in week 1 so I grabbed Orton for a spot start. Eli throws 3 TD's to Nicks, I drop Orton, and Eli has been struggling ever since.
You have a pretty interesting roster situation with Matthews and Tolbert. Tolbert has shown he can be a solid RB2 if Matthews is down. And Matthews was a 2nd round pick in most leagues, so it's not unimaginable that he comes back with top 10-15 numbers, which is good enough for an RB2.
I wonder if you could make that ^ pitch to him regarding Matthews/Tolbert, and offer him this:
Rodgers/BGJE/Murphy or Bryant
You'd have a decent backup RB (BGJE), who'll probably never get you less than 7-8 pts, and will have double-digit days, and you'd get rodgers. You're giving up a lot, but Bowe is a big name but headed for a bad season. Mathews/Tolbert together (whichever isn't injured) is a borderline RB1 most weeks. Bowe might be the least valuable WR on your roster, even though he shouldn't be.
I see where you're going. I'm not sure he'd want to drop a 4th player to accommodate all four of those coming his way. The more I think about it, the more I think I'm not willing to pay the price for Rodgers. AP + Foster is too good to split up, and I like what's happened with Floyd since the monsoon in week 1. I think he gets even better when McNeill provides some protection for Rivers, the deep routes become more of a factor. I think the most I can do for him would be:
Mathews + Bowe for Welker + BJGE or Spiller or BJax
He gets to pair Mathews with Charles, still has CJ, Bryant, Murphy plus Bowe's upside (if it exists). I get to start White, Floyd, Welker to go with my RB's, and I live with average to above average numbers from Eli. This works for me, right?