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- Alan A Alan A Sep 15, 2014 3:23 AM Flag
Giovanni Bernard? Hell no would I make that trade. He is easily your best RB by far + the difference between Brees and Peyton is not that big.
- Alan A Alan A Sep 15, 2014 2:51 AM Flag
Depends on who you are dropping and if its PPR. I think he gets more work but he isn't going to be the every down back just because Matthews is out.
- Reply to Mike Tolokan Sep 10, 2014 5:34 PMAlan A Alan A Sep 11, 2014 2:20 AM Flag
Charles got only 11 carries. If he did terrible on 20+ carries then you'd have an argument. It was Andy Reid who had bad moment.
Honestly, I would go Woodhead. Harder matchup on Defense but his role isn't one that is zeroed in on (Allen, TE, and Matthews are gonna have tough time). Plus who knows what Sproles will be in what will most likely be a blow out.
I would trade FJax and keep Bell...although if I were the guy with Garcon I wouldn't take either of those guys for him (unless I was in MEGA bad shape in RB)
- Alan A Alan A Aug 27, 2014 5:12 PM Flag
I don't think its enough. I would prefer a better RB and a lesser WR. Value may be the same but it doesn't address need.
- Alan A Alan A Aug 27, 2014 4:48 PM Flag
Your obviously weak at RB (very weak) so the only way I trade one is to get a decent RB AND a serviceable WR. The small bench makes depth hard as i wouldn't rely on Edleman solely if you do a 1 to 1 trade for one WR for a top RB.
- Alan A Alan A Aug 27, 2014 4:45 PM Flag
I think you win the trade solely for getting JT. Rashad also should be solid. wallace is better than Jennings and overall your WRs are not great but the point differential for losing Wallace should more than be made up by JT. Who are your starting WRs? If Wallace, Cooper, Britt and Austin are all bench players than its not big deal. If these are all your WRs you may be in trouble.
- Alan A Alan A Aug 15, 2014 3:06 AM Flag
There are plenty of guys that could be good value 'sleepers'. Most of them are RBs such as Christine Michael, Carlos Hyde, Devonta Freeman, Jeremy Hill, and Andre Williams. These are young guys or rookies behind older/injured talent or play different role than the starter that could become tremendous value if the guys in front of them go down. Its the same principle behind a handcuff, but you don't need the starter (and this could turn into trade bait for those who DO have the starter).
As for sites, it really depends. If anything I would go look at a site that has rankings for PPR and rearrange your rankings accordingly or compare two sites (lets for example say CBS Sports and ESPN). Yahoo's rankings will always reflect standard leagues. Guys like Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, Darren Sproles can go from Flex to RB2s in PPR leagues where as you see guys like Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris go from high tier RB1s to mid-low end RB1s.
Again this is all my opinion so you can take this advice for what it is. Just one guy's opinion.
- Alan A Alan A Aug 15, 2014 2:56 AM Flag
First thing is first. Draft order is dependent on getting value with each pick and from what position. If your in a top position in the draft (1-4) then a top RB should be what your after (Charles, McCoy, Peterson, Forte). If you are in the middle of the pack (5-8) then a top flight WR (Megatron, Demarius Thomas, AJ Green) or Jimmy Graham are excellent selections. Remember that its about value, so if you see one of the top 4 RBs fall past pick #6 or so then go get them. Late round picks (9-12) have you looking at Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones, DeMarco Murray, Eddie Lacy, Leveon Bell, Montee Ball. I'm not as high on the last 3 RBs in a PPR format but they should all get plenty of work.
So whether you end up with a RB, WR or TE in the first round depends on draft position and value. I wouldn't recommend a QB in round 1 or even round 2, but don't be surprised if Peyton Manning goes at the end of the first round over guys Murray, Ball, Bell etc..
Early rounds end up being high on WRs and RBs who catch balls out of the backfield. Going only RB and WR in your first 4-5 picks is what a lot of people will do.. But again it is about value. If you see Jimmy Graham late in the 1st or at any position in the 2nd round, get him. If it is the third round and Peyton Manning is there you might want to take him. If you see QBs or TEs going on runs (if you see several picks in a row of the same position) don't panic and feel like you have to take a QB or TE.
Defense and Kicker should be your last two picks. Maybe I can see jumping a round early on defense but even with your adjusted scoring for defenses but otherwise you should be getting value on your bench. Also there is usually no need for a back up QB and even TE (unless you can flex a TE and have someone like Graham).
Players to avoid is really just opinions. People will list people who burned them in the past or who have been injured to much in the past. The only one to be aware of is Josh Gordon because of his suspension.
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