I've been debating this since last week, and it's starting to get concerning. The entire Giants offense stinks at the moment, I watched the game and it seemed like Nicks is the top target as of now. Meanwhile Cruz saw very little action, and once again dropped a couple balls. According to the Time Warner ad he did, he catches everything....let me be the first to call BS
. So many drops, I'd hate to bench him but I don't think there is much room on the bench for him either. Reggie Wayne has consistently put up 15-20 points, so have D. Moore and Amendola when healthy.
Cruz is a big play guy, but the Giants haven't been able to score a passing TD in 3 games. On top of that they have a bye week next week, so he has been about as useful as Greg Jennings in a span of a month. 3 straight single digit performances, no points next week, I'm about done with him. I'm thinking someone would be willing to trade for him, as he is a bigger name than my other receivers. I think I have enough fire power even without Cruz, I'm hesitant but I'm not sure I can take many more poor performances.
At this point in the season I'm most concerned with my RB situation. Murray has been out about a month now, and DMC went down last week as well. I've been rotating in back up guys for a couple weeks, but their point totals aren't great. Redman had a huge game last week, but Dwyer may be splitting time with him Monday night, and if Mendy is back next week its a 3 way timeshare (think about the New Orleans run game....yuck). Ballard did a great job filling in for Donald Brown, but he is back now and Brown is getting more volume in that timeshare. I'm hoping that Murray comes back soon, DMC I wouldn't be surprised if he was out until playoffs. Until then I need at least one reliable back, I don't mind using one fill in for the time being.
Thats where Cruz comes in. I have 3 WRs that are more that capable of covering for Cruz. Moore is Oaklands best WR option as is Amendola in StL. Wayne is aging but shows he still has game. These injuries at RB are costing me games, and I'm looking to get a better option at RB for the time being. I can trade Cruz, but who do you think I could swing in that trade? I've had my eye on a couple guys, but I'd like some input before I try and trade.
A couple guys I have In mind:
What RB do you think I could get in a trade for Cruz? If you have another in mind feel free to share. I'm confident I can cover for the loss of Cruz, even if he does go off. Do you think I can get more for Cruz? At this rate I'd be dancing If I could swing a top 20 back, are my expectations too low?
**EDIT** Forgot to mention the available talent in the FA pool. Woodhead, F. Jones, Battle, D. Thomas, Ivory, J Rodgers, J Bell. Are any of these options worth a pick up?