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Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby Chibears » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:56 pm

Non PPR league. Point for every 10 yards catch. 6 team league so crazy stacked roster.

My Wide Receivers....

Victor Cruz
Julio Jones
Dez Bryant
AJ Green
Demaryius Thomas

Brandon Lloyd and Jeremy Maclin are on waiver wire. Drop Thomas for either?

Thanks ahead of time guys! :)
QB - Mathew Stafford
RB - Doug Martin, Trent Richardson, Steven Jackson, Chris Ivory, Reggie Bush, Lamar Miller
WR - Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, Randall Cobb, Dwayne Bowe, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery
TE - Jimmy Graham
K - Phil Dawson
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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby LMack » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:23 pm

At this point DT has the highest upside out of the three names so I'd hold on to him. Thomas likely isn't in a starting spot for you so hes worth the stash to see if he becomes a healthy Manning's favorite target. Your league is shallow enough where you will be able to get talent at WR off the wire all year if Thomas (or Manning) doesn't pan out.
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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby Jason497 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:06 am

LMack wrote:At this point DT has the highest upside out of the three names so I'd hold on to him. Thomas likely isn't in a starting spot for you so hes worth the stash to see if he becomes a healthy Manning's favorite target. Your league is shallow enough where you will be able to get talent at WR off the wire all year if Thomas (or Manning) doesn't pan out.


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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby Mizou » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 am

I'll disagree here. Of the three, Maclin is the only clear #1 receiver on his team, and he put up decent numbers while half-dead last year (illness, injuries, losing a ton of weight). I'd rather have a guy like him than two guys we hope become favorites.

If you're looking for a guy to plug in, I go Maclin. If you're just looking at a bench guy who might blow up, I'll stick with LMack's advice.
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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:58 am

Tough decision. Try and trade some of your WR depth to improve another position then trade out the fodder you trade for to get one of the guys mentioned. :-D ;-D
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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby murphysxm » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:25 am

I am very high on Maclin this year, I like him to finish top 12. I would try and do a 2 for 1 trade with your current WR's and pick Maclin up
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Re: Demaryius Thomas the real deal?

Postby Dexter II » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:12 pm

Assuming Thomas is at the bottom of your WR list and you are looking for upside potential I'd consider taking a chance on Lloyd. He's back with Daniels and has Brady throwing to him in a pretty dynamic offense. Seems there is a lot of upside there. I'd rather take a chance on getting Brady's #1 target than P. Manning's at this point.

Granted there are a lot of options in the passing game between Welker, Gronkowski, and Hernandez but the upside seems worth taking a chance on.

If this is a redraft league I'd also consider Maclin over Dez Bryant.
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