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Starks/Brown for Ford/Thomas?

Postby Jason497 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:00 pm

12 team PPR league, 1/10 and 6/TD. We also award 1/25 return yards. We keep 4 players.

My roster (starts 1QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 FLEX, 1 TE)

QB: Tony Romo, Sam Bradford
RB: Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Reggie Bush, James Starks, Ben Tate, Cadillac Williams
WR: Calvin Johnson, Brandon Lloyd, Steve Smith CAR, Brandon Gibson, Devery Henderson, Antonio Brown
TE: Antonio Gates, Aaron Hernandez

I was offered Jacoby Ford and Pierre Thomas for James Starks and Antonio Brown.

I was high on Jacoby Ford in the preseason because of his role as both WR1 and KR for Oakland, but he's injured yet again and already ruled out for week 2 with a hamstring. Only Oakland knows the extent of the injury and hamstrings tend to linger...

I'm also not crazy about Pierre Thomas in that 3 headed backfield situation, he seems like just roster filler to me, a guy I'd own but never start.

I love James Starks, he had 45 snaps to Grant's 16 in week 1, and looks like he'll eventually takeover as feature back in 2012, making him a possible keeper worthy player. I also love his matchup this week in Carolina, even if I don't do the trade now I'm sure I could still do it next week. When Reggie Bush inevitably gets hurt he could certainly be a nice flex play for me.

Antonio Brown I'm not as high on with Emmanuel Sanders back. He did get 9 targets in week 1 though which is impressive, but Pittsburgh will rarely be trailing that bad in games. I just don't know how I feel about him, but he does get me KR/PR yards.
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