What You Give Up
JP333 wrote:I need RB and QB help, but think gronk is up for a monster season. .5 PPR
QB Eli Manning/Alex Smith
RB Jamaal Charles
RB Montee Ball
WR Demaryius Thomas
WR Josh Gordon
TE Jimmy Graham
FLEX Rob Gronkowski
Bench TY Hilton
Bench Daryl Richardson
Bench Danny Woodhead
Bench Alex Smith
Bench Coby Fleener
Bench Willis McGahee
Wow, I can see why you are tempted to do this. I say ABSOLUTELY GO FOR IT!
First off, Woodhead's value isn't going to be anything beyond a low flex option on most weeks. Sure, he's now the goal line guy and the 3rd down guy, but you've seen from his production he's a 6-7 point kinda' guy, perhaps 8-11 point guy in PPR.
You are definitely in the position to score high for Gronkowski. EVERYBODY is talking like Gronk's return (which is when, exactly?) will be the saving grace for the Pats. I have three problems with that: A) it doesn't fix everything B) have you seen him? He is n o t i c a b l y smaller than he was last season; not being out there and nursing injuries will do that to you. His impact won't be what it once was. C) You know he's gonna get hurt again. I almost tried to draft Gronk JUST to get a value trade for him BEFORE he came back. Someone drafted him in round 2, so yeah that wasn't happening. If you keep him and he gets hurt, he has zero fantasy value, incl. trades. Sell high now, while his buzz is positive.
Not to mention, you are super-strong at TE. Graham is the highest producing, highest targeted WR in fantasy. He's even moved past Marques Colston on the Saints' offense in terms of targets this year. Brees lovin' him some Graham. Plus, Coby Fleener will be a back-end TE1 if the Colts stick to their "run first and often" sermon, or a high-end TE1 is they let Luck sling it a lot. Either way, I put Fleener in at your flex.What You Get
A relevant fantasy Q, which you can NOT win your league without.
A beast of a PPR RB who will pay dividends immediately, especially considering Mark Ingram's 1) injured toe and 2) frustration with the Saints "system" Sproles' upside has never been higher.
If I am you, I make this trade smiling all the way to the bank.