Hey guys, I have a trade offer and need the opinion of other fantasy experts here.
I give up – Roddy White, BenJarvus Green Ellis, Christian Ponder
I get – Chris Johnson, Rashard Mendenhall, Cam Newton
The way I see this trade is I give up a top 3 WR in Roddy White, a solid and reliable RB in Green-Ellis during a year where there aren’t many good workhorse backs, and Christian Ponder who I don’t really need. I get a stud QB in Cam Newton (who is better than Michael Vick, that I currently have), but Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall are both question marks. I realize Johnson was a lot of people’s #1 draft picks, but the Titans O-Line has looked terrible and what creates the “meeting of the minds” in this trade is that everyone in the world seems to think Johnson is going to have a terrible season and week 4 was an aberration. Yahoo’s “projections” (which I don’t normally even rely on) also expects me to be a loser in this trade. On the other hand, Titans could get better with Kenny Britt back and an easier schedule ahead of them.
My question is, how much upside do you guys think I can get out of Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall? Is there enough margin of safety for this trade to make sense? Should I even pull the trigger or stand pat? Here’s my team roster:
QB: Michael Vick
WR: Roddy White, Wes Welker
RB: Arian Foster, BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Flex: Jeremy Maclin
TE: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein
QB: Andrew Luck, Christian Ponder
RB: Brandon Bolden, Bilal Powell
WR: Dez Bryant, Ramses Barden
DEF: New York Giants
I am 2-2 right now, competitive 12-team league.