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Postby JJLinn » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:03 am

In a 12 team PPR keeper, and unfortunately one of my keepers was Jamaal Charles. I'm in full out panic mode because A) I'm very thin at RB and B) both Thomas Jones and McCluster aren't available. The highest rated guys on waivers are Marcel Reece, John Kuhn, and Roy Helu.

My roster looks like this:

QB: A. Rodgers (GB)
RB: P. Thomas (NO)
RB: S. Greene (NYJ)
WR: L. Fitzgerald (ARI)
WR: J. Jones (ATL)
WR: D. Henderson (NO)
TE: T. Gonzalez (ATL)
OP: E. Manning (NYG)
D/ST: Jets (NYJ)
K: N. Rackers (HOU)

BENCH: A. Dalton (CIN)
BENCH: J. Campbell (OAK)
BENCH: M. Bush (OAK)
BENCH: J. Forsett (SEA)
BENCH: S. Breaston (KC)
BENCH: L. Evans (BAL)
BENCH: E. Doucet (ARI)
BENCH: B. Watson (CLE)
BENCH: Chiefs D/ST
IR: M. Colston (NO)

I know I'm getting nowhere with Greene and Thomas as my starting RB's. The only real options I've been able to think of were:

1. Trading Rodgers for a stud RB and a downgrade at QB
2. Trading Eli for a middle-of-the-road RB (noone really wants Eli, however)
3. Trading Fitzgerald for an above average RB and downgrade at WR (but with Colston out, he's really all I have at WR)

What do I do? I'm 1-1 right now, but I can see a huge losing streak coming because of Jamaal Charles' stupid knee.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby TaDa » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:14 am

I think option A is the best option you have. While it would suck to lose Rodgers, you have to backfill RB. Luckily for you, Dalton is starting to look really good. You have some depth at QB, so trading Rodgers for a top 5 RB (McCoy would rock) would put you right back in the playoffs. Sorry about the loss of Charles. You had an insane roster for a 12 team league.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:44 am

Roy Helu you need to grab him ASAP.
Cut Chiefs D for Helu!!!

What else is available?

See if you can make a deal.

But realize you are at a disadvantage.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby JJLinn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:42 am

Well, I made a deal.

I GIVE
Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Pierre Thomas (NO)
Jason Campbell (OAK)

I GET
Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX)
Fred Jackson (BUF)
Colt McCoy (CLE)

I had another offer of Kolb/McFadden for Rodgers/Thomas, but this deal gives me more depth at RB. I'm just gonna have to roll with Eli/Dalton/McCoy the rest of the way.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby JJLinn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Just bumping...wanted to see what people thought of the trade.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby c0megets0me » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Grab Helu right now because he looked great. Trade Rodgers for a stud RB if possible and then play match ups with your qbs.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby JJLinn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:11 pm

c0megets0me wrote:Grab Helu right now because he looked great. Trade Rodgers for a stud RB if possible and then play match ups with your qbs.


I picked up Helu and traded Rodgers/Thomas/Campbell for MJD/Fred Jackson/Colt McCoy.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby Hippo45 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:19 pm

JJLinn wrote:Well, I made a deal.

I GIVE
Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Pierre Thomas (NO)
Jason Campbell (OAK)

I GET
Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX)
Fred Jackson (BUF)
Colt McCoy (CLE)

I had another offer of Kolb/McFadden for Rodgers/Thomas, but this deal gives me more depth at RB. I'm just gonna have to roll with Eli/Dalton/McCoy the rest of the way.


I think the second trade would have been better than the one you did. McFadden is better than MJD and Kolb is better than McCoy.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby JJLinn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:34 pm

Hippo45 wrote:
JJLinn wrote:Well, I made a deal.

I GIVE
Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Pierre Thomas (NO)
Jason Campbell (OAK)

I GET
Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX)
Fred Jackson (BUF)
Colt McCoy (CLE)

I had another offer of Kolb/McFadden for Rodgers/Thomas, but this deal gives me more depth at RB. I'm just gonna have to roll with Eli/Dalton/McCoy the rest of the way.


I think the second trade would have been better than the one you did. McFadden is better than MJD and Kolb is better than McCoy.


But is Kolb > Jackson and McCoy? Keep in mind my only running backs before this trade were Pierre Thomas, Shonn Greene, Michael Bush, and Justin Forsett.
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Re: Charles owner...what do I do?

Postby Chaoyi Shih » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:38 pm

First, i like MJD trade better than DMC trade just because you don't want have another RB1 injury accident happen to you after Charles injury. Jac is very careful with MJD this season, which might lower his scoring ability but healthy MJD is all you need, since you really can't afford another RB injury. on the other hand, DMC already have shoulder issue, and he is also well know as injury-prone.

F.Jackson is looking really strong, and if it's not a fluke, he might become top10 RB by end of 2011, so you have hope here.

I agree Kolb is better than McCoy, but not by much, in my list they are in the same tier, and when you have many low end QB, it's more important to play them according to their schedule than worry about their QB potential.
However, downgrade on you QB is really bad, you going from best QB in the league to possibly worst QB in the league, and it will be something you need to fix through out the season, keep sharp eye on waiver wire for good QB, the best QB i saw was Schaub and of course it was taken by 1st waiver.

i am assuming Newton/Fitzpatrick/Grossman are all taken
or you can try Henne and hope he can replay his week1 performance.

i was gonna ask you to pick up Helu, but seeing you have MJD, FJackson and Greene, it become less important, but still grab it if you can.

it's not looking as bad as i thought, i mean, foster owner is pretty much on the same boat with you right now.
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