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  • Matt Matt Sep 3, 2013 8:45 PM Flag

    Last bench spot?

    12-team standard. Current roster:

    QB = M. Stafford
    WR = L. Fitzgerald
    WR = S. Smith
    RB = L. McCoy
    RB = S. Ridley
    Flex = E. Lacy

    Bench:
    - S. Vereen
    - D. Richardson
    - D. Woodhead
    - K. Thompkins
    - J. Gordon
    - C. Patterson

    Should I keep Woodhead as my RB6, drop Woodhead for a Christine Michael roster stash, or try to trade Woodhead for Bryce Brown (as a handcuff for McCoy)?

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    • Woodhead's role and touches remain pretty much the same whoever heads the RB staff. If you believe those almost playable numbers are important to have on your bench, keep him. If you want your bench to have the potential to hit a home run drop Wodhead for Michael. While that's also possibly true for Bryce Brown what I saw in the preseason was unconvincing as all of his bad tendencies seem to be reinforced: bounce every run outside, no ball security, etc. I don't know if he will ever get it. Good luck.

      • 1 Reply to Ol' Blues
      • This is the way I was leaning; sometimes you just need to hear someone else voice the same idea. I figure I'm never going to play Woodhead during any game this season, barring injuries (my other RBs are able to cover bye weeks just fine), and, like you pointed out, he's not a workhorse back who takes over the reins in SD if Mathews goes down (he's strictly in a Sproles-lite kind of role). And since I'm not in a PPR, his standalone value is diminished further. So the only good he does me is potentially serve as trade bait, which, in the end, nets me what kind of value? Michael on the other hand is a top flight RB if Lynch gets sidelined, so why not use the RB6 spot for a potential home run.

        I appreciate the feedback!

    • hold on to Woodhead. of Lynch, Mathews, McCoy Mathews is the most likely to get hurt.

 

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