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Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby Photog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:35 am

First off, I've played fantasy sports for years, but this is my first year playing fantasy football. I think my fantasy experience gives me a decent foundation, but forgive my ignorance if it shows.

Here's my league info and roster:
10 team Yahoo redraft league (non-PPR)
Start: QB, RB x2, WR/TE x3, K, DEF, BENCH x6
non-default settings: pass TD = 6pts, INT = -2pts, return yards = 1pt/25yds

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford
RB: Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw, Tim Hightower, Michael Bush
WR/TE: Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant, Jermichael Finley, Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford
K: Sebastian Janikowski
DEF: Philadelphia

So my question, as stated in the subject line: Should I trade Stafford?

I feel like he's wasted value on my bench. At the same time, my team is killing it right now (very lucky to have stayed healthy so far) and I don't feel a lot of urgency. Part of me is tempted to wait until after week 8 when Rodgers has his bye week, not to mention McFadden and Finley as well. But regardless of when, is it a no-brainer that I should trade Stafford? Or if teams are gun-shy on Stafford's health, should I make a really ballsy move and trade Rodgers for a stud? As long as the rest of my team is healthy and playing well, I kind of don't mind keeping Stafford on my bench as an expensive insurance policy for Rodgers. Although I guess Rodgers has only missed one game in the last three years, but still... One more (weak) thought: keeping Stafford on my team keeps him OFF another team that could become stronger competition.

What would you do?
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Re: Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby Irish Drunk » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:06 pm

I would throw the bait out and see what value Stafford commands. Remember you are in the driver seat, you don't have to make the move. It's true that Stafford is wasted value on your bench and in a 10 team league you should have no problem picking up an adequate replacement for Rodgers' bye week Colt McCoy for example.

What should you look for in return? - I'd say a RB like L Blount or F Jackson. A WR like D Bowe or V Jackson. Your counterpart may want to do a 2 for 2 in which case you could part with a B Marshall or T Hightower to upgrade there.
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Re: Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby DVauthrin » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:44 pm

I'd trade Stafford to a QB needy team for an elite RB or WR.
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Re: Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby Photog » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:44 pm

Thanks for the answers, guys.

Irish: For a second there, I thought you were one of the guys in my league. I'm more interested in WR's, so when I checked on Vincent Jackson and Dwayne Bowe, they were both on the same roster. But then the RB's weren't. Thought you were trying to tell me something, for a second...

DVauthrin: I remember you from the basketball cafe! You're the resident Rockets expert, right? I'm a Rockets fan as well. It's good to see a friendly face here.
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Re: Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby bigdogg712 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:54 pm

Well stafford is playing great, so I would honestly trade Rodgers. He has much more name-value than stafford. Matt stafford will be a perfect QB this year and you can get much more for rodgers!


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Re: Have Rodgers and Stafford. Trade Stafford?

Postby DVauthrin » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:20 pm

Photog wrote:Thanks for the answers, guys.

Irish: For a second there, I thought you were one of the guys in my league. I'm more interested in WR's, so when I checked on Vincent Jackson and Dwayne Bowe, they were both on the same roster. But then the RB's weren't. Thought you were trying to tell me something, for a second...

DVauthrin: I remember you from the basketball cafe! You're the resident Rockets expert, right? I'm a Rockets fan as well. It's good to see a friendly face here.


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