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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David - The Trade Expert