Countering wouldnt be a bad idea as it would be a better trade with austin but you are giving up depth for the best player in the trade, that could pay dividends come the playoffs for sure.
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I would take either trade. The trade you propose as a counter offer is maybe a bit better but I don't think the difference between Austin and Moore is huge. You lose a little WR depth but you're still pretty solid after AJ Green and Foster, Forte, and Gore is pretty formidable.
My concern is whether I am giving up a guy in Cobb who is going to continue to be hot for the rest of the season. But since I'm getting Foster, I don't think it's that important. Do you view this trade as an upgrade or downgrade for my WRs?
I offered Bush, Morris, Jackson, Bowe for Foster, Austin, Roberts and he countered with this.
I could counter with jackson/bowe for moore/roberts or jackson/cobb for austin/roberts. Which is better?
What about if you trade him Gore?? I worry about Gore holding up for the rest of the season but i think his value is high right now. Would he do Gore/Reggie/DeSean for Foster and Miles?? Or forget the WR aspect and just do 2 of your RBs for Foster
That's interesting....I love the way Gore is running though, he seems to get 5 yards on almost every carry. But I agree with you about health concerns. Would my team be just as good if I pulled off the trade you suggested? I would keep more WR depth and gamble on Alfred Morris, but he does look good.
If you do that trade you have Foster/Forte/Morris/AJ/Bowe/Miles/Cobb and you need to start 5 of those 7; your only problem is going to be figuring out who to sit. My only problem with essentially trading 2 good RBs for a stud RB is that it leaves you vulnerable if an injury occurs. Your 2 highest injury risks in my opinion are Gore and Bush so i would be looking to deal those 2 and keeping the more healthy and reliable backs.
You make a bunch of good points. The risk of injury does worry me, but that exists in any of these trades. Your suggestion might actually alleviate that risk a bit, at least in my WRs. I'm nervous about trading Gore though because I'm 7-1 and in 1st in record and points, and I don't want to screw up my team haha.