The league starts QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, WR/RB/TE, K, DEF. My team right now:
QB - Cam Newton, Matt Schaub, Colt McCoy WR - Roddy White, Steve Smith, DeSean Jackson, Plaxico Burress RB - CJ, Reggie Bush, CJ Spiller, Gerhart TE - Jimmy Graham K - Rackers D - GB IR - Jamaal Charles
It feels like a solid team, but I'm 0-2 and hurting at RB with the Charles injury - I'm not sure I feel great about starting Reggie Bush every week, and things are certainly going to get interesting when byes start to hit, or if I have another RB injury.
I've been offered:
RB Ryan Mathews and RB Fred Jackson for RB CJ and WR Plax
What do you guys think? Is he taking advantage of my early-season panic to pull off a great buy-low, or would I be managing to trade a RB that was great in 2009 for two that are great in 2011?
If it matters, this is also an auction keeper league with a $200 budget, CJ's price is $25, Mathews is $17, Fred Jackson could be kept for $15 (the RB minimum). However, you can't keep more than 3, Cam Newton and Steve Smith are also both minimum keepers ($10 for QB/WR), Schaub is $15, and Roddy White can be kept for $22, so it isn't like I'm hurting for keeper options.
Also, if it helps, his team:
QB - Romo, Freeman RB - SJax, Mathews, Fred Jackson, Starks, Helu, Daniel Thomas, Delone Carter WR - Nicks, Mike Williams (TB), Vincent Jackson TE - VD K - Bailey D - AZ
NO WAY I do this trade, your hitting the Panic button on CJ and your going to pay the price. I traded McCoy for CJ and would do it all over again. I dont have a problem with you trading CJ but wait for a couple weeks and let his value come back up.
ROSTER/8 team standard scoring QB-M.Ryan/M.Vick RB-T.Richardson/S.Jax/L.Miller/E.Lacy/Mathews WR-Megatron/Fitz/Amendola/H.Nicks FLEX- RB/WR TE-J.Camron/J.Thomas
I disagree. As a fellow CJ owner, I understand your frustration. I too have been considering trading him. Obviously his value is a little lower right now, but with the talk of Ringer getting more carries and the way CJ's been looking on some of his runs, I'm worried this might continue a little longer before it gets better. While I agree with the above posters that it would be ideal to be able to wait on CJ's value to return, in your case, based on your team's present RB needs and 0-2 start, this trade seems like a good fit for you. You'd get two starters that have been playing well. I'm high on Mathews this year and think he will continue to get better (and more carries) and Jackson has been running great and would give you much needed depth. Just my 2 cents.
Last edited by Jonas777 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
That's the thing - right now, he still has decent name value - Mathews and Jackson are two solid starters for one star who may or may not be fading. If CJ doesn't light it up against Denver or Cleveland, I feel like the window to sell is going to be closed in most leagues. I get the whole buy low/sell high thing, but the real issue is whether or not you are getting fair value for the player. A good offer for a currently slumping player is still a good offer, and a bad offer for someone who is hot is still bad.
I don't have a problem with the idea of the trade, I'm just not a big Matthews fan. If you think Matthews is going to stay consistent at his current level though...go for it. F-Jax is a solid guy this year, and as a $15 keeper it isnt a bad move. My only issue is, even if CJ doesn't return to form this year I'd feel pretty good about him next year.