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Lastnight we had a draft in a 12 team keeper league. Custom settings. 1/2 point per reception. (this setting comes into play in the justification of the deal)....
Team (A) trades Adrian Peterson to Team (B) for Reggie Bush, Phillip Rivers and Ricky Williams.
Now team (A) has Matt Hasselbeck, so I am not sure how Phillip is an upgrade.
Now the theory is that with the 1/2 pt per reception that Bush gets coupled with being paired with an ageing Duece in the back field that his fantasy value increases. (This might be true but I don't see a significant increase of value) Personally, I have never been sold on Bush as an elite back. Capable yes.
Then this leaves Ricky. Yes he is having a good training camp. Yes in theory his legs are fresh and yes it appears Brown might not be 100%. But with what could be viewed as a suspect O-line and a less than good passing game and all of Ricky's past transgressions, I would see any expected value no more than a prayer or pipe dream.
I had offered him Derek Anderson and Larry Johnson for AP to which he flat turned down due to his concerns of Larry. I was going to counter offer with Derek and Marion Barber for AP but he had already accepted the other deal.
I expressed my opinion on the league board. Not bitching but expressing how I felt it was a crazy deal and that I would be exercising my option to veto.
Do guys agree or disagree?
Now i've got a question for you. I am also in a 12 team keeper league and was wondering how you think my team looks. This is no ordinary, run of the mill league. Everyone is very active and there is hardly any talent available in f-a.
QB Eli Manning/Marc Bulger
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Braylon Edwards
WR Anquan Boldin
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB Maurice Jones-Drew
TE Chris Cooley
W/R Ted Ginn Jr.
K Mason Crosby
D Julian Peterson
DB Troy Polamalu
DL James Harrison
WR Jerry Porter
WR Robert Meachem
WR Justin Gage
RB Chris Brown
RB Cadillac Williams
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About as good as you can expect with a 10th or 11th pick. Not in love with your QB's. My guess is you could have got Big Ben, Drew or Carson when you may have went after Eli. Or perhaps you went WR when you should have went QB and got left with Eli.
Adrian Peterson is the LeBron James, Alex Ovechkin, or Hanley Ramirez of his sport for a keeper league. The guy is going to be the #1 player for the next 5-8 years. Trading an under-achieving RB like Reggie Bush and essentially throwing Ricky Williams and Philip Rivers is ludacris. Especially since he already has Hasselbeck. Your offer was much better and I would probably be pissed too. I wouldn't be against a veto to say the least.
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I wasn't really pissed as much I was absolutely stunned. And the guy is really going to extra leaps and bounds by giving his spin on how its actually a logical deal and why it was actually good for the guy trading Adrian. I am not suggesting there was any collusion involved but the fact I was openly expressing my opinion and the fact I vetoed it, he wants to utilize some damage control by anyone who may jump on board with my views by vetoing themselves. And I don't blame him. I would do the same thing.
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