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Just traded Steven Jackson, Mikel Leshoure and Ben Roethlisberger for Michael Vick, Maurice Jones Drew, and Rashad Jennings. What do you guys think? Who is the winner in this trade? Cheers!
Thanks for writing in. I think both teams did well on this deal but if I am picking sides you clearly got the better end of the deal. Steven Jackson is what he is, he will have his days but mostly he will gut out 80 yards and might score. Mikel Leshoure just took the reins in Detroit and had an impressive 100 yard, 1 touchdown outing (sell high?) Ben Roethlisberger probably just had his
best outing of the season, but with the Pittsburgh’s rushing attack dead in the water Big Ben will probably continue to sling the rock all over Heinz field for the remainder of the year. The other team probably just obtained a top 8 quarterback the rest of the way. You certainly gave up some value and depth but obtaining Maurice Jones Drew is well worth the risk. Had he not held out he would have been a top 4 back which is the level he is currently playing at. I love insurance, so getting his handcuff was a good investment. Michael Vick has all the potential in the world; I just hope you have a solid back up in place.
Both teams did well with this trade, it was rather even. Again, if it was me I’d like the side getting the top 4 back 9 times out of 10.
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R u still mad at me?
Trade Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham and Brandon Lloyd for Ray Rice, DeSean Jackson and Vernon Davis?
Thanks for writing in. This certainly is a tricky trade scenario but if its me I am taking the side that gets Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham and Brandon Lloyd (not sure which side is yours) Lets compare the players briefly to understand why; while Vernon Davis has been one of fantasy football’s top tight ends the past couple season, Jimmy Graham helped raise the bar last season placing a new bar for what fantasy’s top tight end should achieve. I strongly prefer Jimmy Graham in this situation. Brandon Lloyd was amongst the top receivers in targets last season in St. Louis with Josh McDaniels as his offensive coordinator. Now over in New England Lloyd has Josh McDaniels as his offensive coordinator yet again only this time he will have one of the best quarterbacks in the game throwing him the ball - the potential is through the roof! While that New England receiving corps is a little crowded, I am confident there will be enough to go around. Desean Jackson is now second fiddle to Jeremy Maclin and often does not show up mentally for games. He is not a receiver I like owning but I do view him as a number 3 fantasy wide receiver with high upside. And then we have the running backs. If you buy into the whole “Adrian Peterson is superhuman” school of thought then this is a bit of a down grade. That said, the guy tore his ACL and MCL at the end of 2011 making him a huge injury risk coming into 2012. The opportunity to get Ray Rice and solidify your running back position is the only reason to consider this trade. I view this as a down grade at tight end, a down grade at wide receiver and a question mark at running back. If Adrian Peterson comes back full strength he is going to instantly be top 3 overall. Even if he is 80% is still consider him top 15-20 and certainly serviceable. I think the side giving up Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Graham and Brandon Lloyd is giving up to much and should pass. If you are on the other side of the equation, I would jump all over this trade! Even if Peterson turns out to be less than full speed you can parlay Jimmy Graham into a running back and mid-tier receiver via trade after Graham has an inevitable monster game.
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Show me the TD's
I am in a 12 team keeper league and need to make a decision. Do I keep Tom Brady or trade him for Cam Newton?
Show me the TD's,
Thanks for writing in. One of the most important parts of fantasy football trade analysis is considering all aspects of the teams in question as well as the league itself. This being a fantasy football keeper league trade question adds a bit of intrigue to the equation. Tom Brady was once again lights out last season posting a whopping 5,235 passing yards with 39 touchdowns. Brady even Added 3 rushing touchdowns which obviously pale in comparison to Cam Newton's 14 Rushing touchdowns. In standard scoring fantasy football leagues rushing touchdowns award 6 points and passing touchdowns earn 3.5 or 4 points, making Cam's rushing prowess very enticing. In addition to the rushing scores Newton passed for 21 touchdowns on 4,051 yards through the air. The fact that this is a keeper league makes this a matter of preference. Tom Brady is a proven commodity with a stellar track record but let's face it, he is not getting any younger. Cam Newton is the young up and comer with limitless potential. The same could be said about Vince Young a few years ago and look where he is now. It may be difficult for Newton to repeat his 2011 success with his current supporting cast. Opposing teams now have tape on him and will be keying on his strengths. If its me, I'm keeping Brady. Until Cam proves he can do it every year I am sticking with the sure thing, but I could not blame you if you went out and got Newton. Have fun with it! I do not think you can go wrong here.
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I'm in a serious keeper league and this year we've already had our fantasy draft. I picked up Jimmy Graham with my second first round pick. The commissioner of my league is very focused on getting him from me. He is offering Jason Witten who has 2 years left as a keeper and Marques Colston for him. What are your thoughts?
Thanks for writing in. When offering fantasy football trade analysis, one of the most important factors to consider is the overall structure of the teams in question. Jimmy Graham is obviously an absolute stud but Jason Witten is no slouch either. Amongst fantasy tight ends, Witten finished 3rd in yardage, 6th in receptions and fifth in targets. His one glaring flaw was the fact that he only amassed 5 touchdowns in 2011. However, lets not be so quick to forget Jason Witten was fantasy football's top tight end in 2010. The potential is clearly there. The question here is who are your starting wide receivers? If Colston would provide a boost to your wide receiving corp. this would be a good opportunity to improve your team across the board while still maintaining a strong value at the tight end position. Speaking of value, Jimmy Graham's value will never be greater than it is right now. You might shoot for the moon and go after that elusive "fantasy football trade blockbuster" The other owner may be willing to throw in a more valuable receiver! This is a very strong offer, it is clear the other owner means business. That said, unless you need help at wide receiver or the opposing owner wants to kick it up a notch and throw in a top 8 wide receiver, I would pass. Jimmy Graham and all his points are too valuable to give up unless you need help or the offer is too good to pass on.
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