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My most droppable player is probably Rodney Stuckey, whose production has been all over the place. For now, I think Stuckey is obviously the better own. But once Rondo is traded and Smart moves into the starting lineup, he should get enough minutes to put up solid numbers and he's shown flashes of brilliance already.
So should I hold out and wait until the Rondo news becomes official? Or do you think Stuckey will be consistently solid enough that he's the better player to keep hold of?
I currently have two spots on my roster that are essentially open at any given time, one guard and one big, ready to swap out for guys who are either hot or take over as a starter for someone who gets hurt. Right now they're taken up by Rasual Butler and Tyler Zeller. My question is: Would it be wise to drop Butler and grab Marcus Smart as a stash guy?
Smart obviously isn't going to put up many more stat lines like he did last night because he won't play enough, but I have to assume that the Celtics are going to trade Rondo at some point this season and let Smart take over as the starting PG. Should I go ahead and pick him up now or wait until Rondo trade rumblings become more legitimate?
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 3, 2014 1:44 PM Flag
No way. He's third on the depth chart at this point behind Anderson and Hillman, even if they're all healthy. Ball is worthless.
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 3, 2014 1:37 PM Flag
Oh #$%$, I forgot about Ryan Fitzpatrick. He's on the waiver wire too, and I'm playing against a guy who has Hopkins.
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 3, 2014 1:26 PM Flag
Okay, cool. Thanks. I know these aren't exactly sexy choices, but they're the key to the playoffs. I'm getting nervous with money riding on this.
My two QBs on the roster are Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. Neither seem like reliable plays this week, though Ryan has at least some upside with the possibility of a shootout brewing against the Packers (and maybe some garbage time points in a blowout loss). So would you go with Ryan or pick up Tannehill (vs. Ravens), Shaun Hill (vs. Redskins) or Eli Manning (vs. Titans) off waivers?
And related to that question: If you don't trust Matty Ice, how much do you trust Julio Jones? Obviously had a monster week last week, but again it's Lambeau. I also have Odell Beckham, Emmanuel Sanders and Keenan Allen. So would you start Allen (likely on Revis Island) over Julio?
- Corey D. Corey D. Dec 3, 2014 1:13 PM Flag
Thanks man, that's who I'm starting right now. The injuries to Bernard and Hillman really screwed me down the stretch. Luckily I have Odell Beckham, Eddie Lacy and Julio Jones putting my team on their backs.
Such amazing news, both for the league in general and my fantasy team specifically. I'm sure he'll be a little rusty tonight and probably be a little ginger on that foot, but man it'll be good to see him out there. Now I just need Terrence Jones to come back and my team will be at 100 percent.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 11:23 PM Flag
I also have Paul Millsap, another pretty strong stat stuffer. Would you recommend I try to package him in a 2-for-1 to get a big and a guard? Or just grab someone off the waiver wire to fill this new empty spot? The best waiver wire guys are Wroten, Ilyasova, Gallinari or McRoberts. Like I said, slim pickings.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 11:18 PM Flag
Yeah, I wanted to deal Noah now while Taj Gibson is out and Noah is seeing a ton of minutes and just had the best game of his season. I think when Gasol and Gibson are both healthy, Noah won't be able to put up the numbers he did last year. Monroe isn't all that great, but should provide decent rebounding numbers.
Joe Johnson has been playing pretty well, but he's inconsistent and the Phoenix backcourt situation is too crowded. I was looking for ways to dump Dragic and Noah because I think they're both going to have down years, and I frankly can't believe I used them to get one of the top five players in fantasy. And I have Durant about to come back, so I'll have two of the top five producers who both stuff the stat sheet.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 11:08 PM Flag
I don't really know why you think "arguing with you" means I can't also offer the trade, which I did. And he accepted it. So I got Harden and Monroe for Dragic, Johnson and Noah.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 9:59 PM Flag
Naw, 3-for-1 is too much to give up, especially considering the slim pickings on our waiver wire. Harden is a great stat-stuffer, which is why I want him, but so is Noah for a big man if he can stay healthy. I'll try tossing Monroe in first and then if he doesn't bite I may sub in Kyle Lowry for Dragic and see if that works.
There's a guy in my league who has made it clear he's open to trading Harden so he can flesh out the rest of his roster. He's very top-heavy and is lacking in shooters and wing scorers. So I was thinking of offering this deal:
Like I said, the guy majorly needs shooting and doesn't have good wing players besides Harden, and he has a ton of rebounding bigs. So do you think he'd be willing to take this deal? And do you think it's a good enough deal for me to go through with it? If it did go through, I would pick up Rodney Stuckey with my newly-made empty position.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 6:48 PM Flag
Well if the guy is willing to take it, I'd offer it. I doubt you're going to get much for Jones right now, though, with his future so cloudy. Chances are the guy was wanting Jones because he thinks he can buy him for super cheap right now, not giving up Wes Matthews.
- Corey D. Corey D. Nov 29, 2014 6:47 PM Flag
Someone dropped Pekovic? And nobody else picked him up? I'd target Pek immediately. And if Pek has been sitting on the wire with nobody picking him up, chances are the same thing will happen with Jones. So I'd drop Jones for Pek, and then I'd pick Jones back up in a couple weeks when he's closer to a return.
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