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Postby SEAfense71 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:21 pm

1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX. Non PPR, standard scoring. Gronkowski is my starter at TE. I'm obviously weak at RB. Do I try and trade Hernandez for a RB or pick up Ridley now while I have the chance?

My team:
QB: Fitzpatrick
RB: Forte
RB: Jacobs
WR: J. Nelson
WR: Maclin
TE: Gronkowski
RB/WR: Decker
K: Janikowski

BEN: QB Schaub
BEN: WR Andre Johnson (Injured)
BEN: WR Santonio Holmes
BEN: WR Santana Moss (Bye)
BEN: TE Aaron Hernandez (Injured)
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Re: Drop Hernandez for Ridley? WHIR

Postby schmidty » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:47 pm

This is tough. You really need more RBs. Since you already have Gronk, Ridley appears to help your team much more than Hernandez. And I'm not sure trade value you'd get for Hernandez with him not having played for a while. How many teams is this? If it's 10, I'd feel good about dropping Hernandez and hope for the best. Alternatively, you can play chicken and hope Ridley lasts past this weekend - then drop the Giants DEF for him. The fact that he hasn't been picked up yet suggests there's a reasonable shot he lasts a little longer.

If it were me ... again, tough call ... but I wouldn't chance it and drop Hernandez now (regardless of number of teams in league). Then I'd hope I can reclaim him after the weekend (dropping Giants). I doubt Hernandez will put up good numbers (he probably won't even play). With other teams facing bye week issues, he's not super attractive at the moment. Does your flex allow for TEs, or is it a traditional R/W flex? If you can't play a TE there, Gronk + Hernandez doesn't make much sense unless you can trade one (and sorry to say, you should've done that a couple of weeks ago when they're combined value was highest). They can't cover the other's bye week.

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Re: Drop Hernandez for Ridley? WHIR

Postby TugzMcBoat » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:53 pm

how many other teams in the league?

I would try to trade Hernandez personally, his value is much higher than Ridley's

post some teams with TE needs and I can help you out a little more

let me know what you think here: viewtopic.php?t=501853 thanks
10 team standard- passing TD's = 6pts
QB: Stafford
RB: R. Matthews, A. Bradshaw, I. Redmann, B. Tate, CJ Spiller,
WR: G. Jennings, A. Johnson, E. Decker, T. Smith, K. Britt, M. Crabtree
TE: J. Tamme
DEF: Philly
start 1QB 2RB 3WR 1TE 1DEF 1K
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Re: Drop Hernandez for Ridley? WHIR

Postby cjdarling19 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:31 pm

No, I wouldn't drop Hernandez for Ridley. I would trade him before I would drop him. You can definitely get a much better RB for Hernandez if you decide to trade him. He just needs to get healthy and have maybe one good week and someone will want him.

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Re: Drop Hernandez for Ridley? WHIR

Postby DVauthrin » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 am

i'd make a 2 for 1 deal or cut Baltimore's Defense for Ridley. you need to trade out of your WR depth to improve your running backs.
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