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Looking trade away Roddy White to shore up my RB's a little - would either of these deals sound reasonable given the two teams involved?
Here's my lineup (10 team league - standard scoring):
QB: Donovan McNabb (BN: Carson Palmer)
RB1: Steven Jackson
RB2: Darren McFadden (BN: Larry Johnson, Ray Rice, Knowshon Moreno)
WR1: Andre Johnson
WR2: Greg Jennings
WR3: Roddy White (BN: Anthony Gonzalez, Earl Bennett)
TE: Dustin Keller
K: John Kasay
* Deal A would be:
Roddy White/Larry Johnson for Ronnie Brown/TJ Houshmanzadeh
Team A is:
QB: Jay Cutler (BN: Kyle Orton)
RB1: Brandon Jacobs
RB2: Ronnie Brown (BN: Reggie Bush)
WR1: Randy Moss
WR2: TJ Houshmanzadeh
WR3: Donnie Avery (BN: Donald Driver, Michael Crabtree)
TE: Tony Scheffler
K: Stephen Gostkowski
DST: Eagles (BN: Dolphins)
* Deal B would be:
Roddy White/Larry Johnson for Ryan Grant/Vincent Jackson.
Team B is:
QB: Drew Brees (BN: Jake Delhomme)
RB1: LaDanian Tomlinson
RB2: Ryan Grant (BN: Lendale White!)
WR1: Antonio Bryant
WR2: Vincent Jackson
WR3: Lee Evans (BN: Lavernaeus Coles, Dominik Hixon)
TE: Dallas Clark (BN: John Carlson)
K: Kris Brown
DST: Titans (BN: Panthers)
--- I'm willing to kick in Ray Rice or Knowshon Moreno in either deal if needs be
--- I'd also be willing to swap Palmer for Cutler in deal A if needs be.
Would either one of these deals make sense and work for both sides?
I like McFadden as my first bench RB but I'm not comfortable with his as my starter and he has the same bye week as SJax?
I'd be happy to lose Roddy as long as I get a reasonable WR3 candidate back in return.
DON'T DO IT! - I don't know what kind of league you are in, but the fact that Roddy White is your 3rd reciever says enough about the quality of owner you have. You have 3 of the top 6 recievers, I wouldn't give any of them up. Your RB's are fine. Certainly don't trade for Ronnie Brown. The best there is Ryan Grant, but even then, Ray Rice and McFadden are more than enough to make up for not having a Grant when Roddy White is your 3rd best reciever.
- 2 Replies to Jon-Michael
Don't give up Rice cuz I think he's gonna end up being the best-value pick considering how low he's ranked. But you do have Anthony G as ur 4th WR and he'll make a great 3rd WR if u do give up White so I would try to get Pierre. Maybe shoot for a 2 for 1 deal and get Chris Johnson for Roddy and LJ. But if ur only options are the ones u mentioned, i would take Grant over Ronnie
It was a normal live 10 team draft full of auto pickers with what appeared to be ordinary pre-rankings - it was like I travelled back in time to 2005...
After seeing this I might just stand pat and see what happens - there are enough sleepers and RBBC members for a few guys to pop up if I get into strife at RB.
You can look at the draft if you want - the link is:
I think rody white is a very good WR3, as for ur RB dont give up Ray Rice he will have a huge year, If it were me i would not trade any of the players. TJ and Vincent Jackson are not as good a Roddy White. Larry Johnson is not as good as Grant or Brown but I think both of those RB's are semi bust. They will get average numbers nothing more. Stay with Rice and Jackson as your Starting RB and i think you will have a great team
I prefer the Grant/V.Jackson deal over Brown/Housh. I think Grant is healthy this year and will be more consistant week in/week out. Plus, with Rodgers looking good, it will only help the running game. Additionally, Vincent Jackson stepped up big time with the maturing of Rivers. Brown can get you a huge game, but then also give you a clunker. Housh is not the Housh of the Cincy days. Don't throw in Ray Rice. He is going to have a huge year... especially in ppr leagues. I think the Grant/V.Jackson for R.White + either LJ or Moreno is fair. Give the other owner the choice. It'll make them feel they got what they wanted. Hope this helps.
man i've been up all night and my mind is just too tired to think of all the possibilities, but...as to the first part of the draft...i think it's a dead even deal on paper. without the consideration of adding in other players to the mix....i'd say go with your gut on this one. too many arguments to be made with absolutely nothing to sway me one way or the other that one owner would have the advantage in the trade.
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