LMack wrote:Your roster is pretty solid. You don't have a stud QB but you have two solid options and should be able to effectively play matchups.
You should never ignore the possibility of a trade but you don't have any needs. Keep that in mind. You should never be in a situation where you are selling short on value because you're in a pinch. In fact, you should be able to do that to someone else. If the Matt Forte owner desperately needs a RB this week because he's 1-4 and has WRs to spare, float an offer his way. If the Peyton Manning owner is without a solid QB next week maybe you could work something out. Play off other teams needs because you don't have huge ones.
As far as RB depth, 4 solid options is great to have. You're going to be starting 3 every week and we're in the thick of the byes. Also keep in mind that the attrition rate for RBs is high. Just last week 3 starters - Cedric Benson, Donald Brown, and Ryan Williams - went down and will be missing multiple weeks.
Thanks man, I like that. The thing don't get is if I wanted to play out the forte scenario for example am I going for a higher end receiver like Reggie Wayne? Who do I offer in that type of spot? I like the Peyton thing but the guy doesn't have a backup so there is opportunity there I guess but I doubt Peyton is on the table....
I think I'm pretty good at organizing like 2 for 2 type trades with RBs and WRs but past at I'm not always sure where to start
Basically how I envision the Forte situation playing out is something like this (I'm just going to create some hypotheticals so bear with me)
I'm actually going to use Trent Richardson in this example because it makes more sense with your roster. Lets pretend all the players I mention have the same relative value as they do now.
The Trent Richardson owner is 5-4 to start the year and its week 10.
He paired Trent Richardson with Larry Fitzgerald to start off his draft. He swung back around and got Steven Jackson in the 3rd round, Percy Harvin in the 4th and Shonn Greene in the 5th, QB in the 6th, Reggie Wayne in the 7th (These ADPs are roughly applicable, bear with me)
The rest of his draft isn't too important but lets fast forward to week 10. He's had no luck on the WW and is sitting at 5-4, one game out of playoff contention. He's playing his divisional rival. His starting roster looks something like this (other positions don't really matter)
RB: Steven Jackson
Flex: Reggie Wayne
He has terrible RBs and NEEDS a win this week or he can kiss his playoff chances goodbye. He knows this. You know this. Meanwhile, you have Ahmad Bradshaw who has a tasty matchup against the Bengals. He's projected for a huge week. You could trade Bradshaw for Wayne straight up and make the case that this deal benefits both of you.
He doesn't have to start Shonn Greene and you get a guy who is a top 10 WR for the playoffs. The fact that he has Trent Richardson on bye this week allows you to play up his RB weakness. He is weak at RB every week, but with his best guy on bye it's even more apparent. His season is pretty much over if he loses, which you can play up as well.