Team: 0.5 PPR, 2 QB QB: Rodgers QB: RGIII WR: Lloyd WR: T. Smith RB: Mathews RB: Charles TE: Graham W/T: Cobb W/R: Titus Young BN: MJD, Jake Locker, Pierre Garcon, Fred Jackson, Danario Alexander
Right now I'm in 1st place at 8-2. I'm hesitant to make a change. After ongoing negotiations, this is the most recent offer to me: I give: Aaron Rodgers, Jamaal Charles, Brandon Lloyd I get: Cam Newton, Marshawn Lynch, Roddy White
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Massive upgrade at both RB and WR, the hit you take is Rogers for Newton. In my opinion the 7-10 point hit you take on average per week from the downgrade in your QB position could easily be made up by both Lynch and White.
Lloyd is starting to lose his rapport with Brady also, as Brady has been looking Branch's way more and more as the season progresses. Once Tom get's his other binky in Hernandez back, Lloyd moves further down the list for looks at the ball.
Like you said though too, you are 8-2, so you haven't really gone wrong either. The question is, quarterback aside for a moment, do you think your WRs can carry you through the playoffs? I think what does it for me is you get a slight bump in production in Lynch (An argument could be made for either) and get an excellent wide receiver on a playoff team.
The only downside that MIGHT hinder White's production is that if Atlanta really starts to run away with it and earns a first round bye early. They may decide to shelf some starters in preparation for the NFL playoffs, right when you would be making your fantasy playoff push. That could be something to consider if you really don't want to give up Rogers. In my opinion, there aren't many other safer WR bets right now in the NFL.
Wow, yeah. What is your scoring format? There shouldn't be much more than 50 or so points between the two. Anything close to standard scoring you should only be missing out on anywhere from 5-10 points on average per game.
Ended up not taking this. Had a chance to get my top-tier WR and didn't take it. Kind of feeling like an idiot now. But at the same time, I get the security of looking at my roster and seeing the two QB slots filled with Rodgers and RGIII. I just have to hope I get MJD and FJax back eventually, that Charles/Mathews turn it on, and that one of Titus Young/Garcon/Alexander pan out to be a decent flex option.
being 8-2, you know your team is strong in your league, therefore, assuming you are clinched to playoff, you really can't risk having Newton ruining your QB position, especially in 2QB league will waiver QB is much harder to grab.
i think the differences between elite QB (Rodger, Brees, Brady) and other QB1 (Lucks, RG3, Ryans, Stafford...etc) is that they are very reliable on their production on weekly basis. QB1 might produce similar season total points compare to elite QB, but their production pattern is not reliable, one week they might give you 30+ points, and next week with 10pts.
on top of that, Newton is not even top10 where as Rodger is currently the best QB doesnt matter how bad your WRs are, as long as you are strong enough to win the league, your team is good.