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Should I trade Chris Johnson for Adrian Peterson and Desean Jackson?I'm not crazy about Johnson; I actually drafted him
by accident. I know AP is coming off knee surgery so that scares me, but packaged with an explosive but loose cannon like Jackson makes it seem like a good long term move, any thoughts?
Thanks for writing in. I can understand why this would be a tempting trade but I would pass. I don’t care what the Vikings or Adrian Peterson says, the guy tore his ACL and MCL at the end of the 2011 season. Doctors have alluded to the fact that Adrian Peterson is one of the most impressive physical specimens in the league and has had one of the quickest recovery times in history. None of that changes the fact that Adrian Peterson suffered a very significant injury most players do not recover from. Desean Jackson is very much a “boom or bust” fantasy football player. His name makes this deal look sweeter than it really is but if you look at his performance (or lack thereof) in 2011 you will find you can get similar production on the waiver wire. Without seeing the rest of your roster, this is a deal I would pass on. That said, if you have good running back depth it may be worth the gamble. Keep in mind just how good Chris Johnson can be (remember CJ2K?) drafting him by mistake may be the best thing that happens to your fantasy football roster this season.
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David – The Trade Expert