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It's a weird redraft league. Its standard format, except receptions are worth 2 points and 20 return yards are worth 1 point. You can start 2 running backs, 3 wide receivers, and 1 flex spot. I have Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew, Alfred Morris, and Ahmad Bradshaw at running back. I have Danny Amendola, Demayrius Thomas, Marques Colston, Roddy White, Kenny Britt, and Anquan Boldin at wide receiver. I'm being offered a trade: Darren McFadden, James Jones, Brandon Marshall for Alfred Morris, Danny Amendola, Demayrius Thomas. It seems like a great trade for me, but wide receivers tend to have more value with the 2 points awarded per reception. Would you do the trade?
Thanks for writing in. On paper it looks great but upon further review I think I would pass on this fantasy football trade offer as it stands right now. Here is my reasoning; 1) Darren Mcfadden is hurt and does not have a reputation of being a fast healer. Since it doesn’t look like you can count on Maurice Jones Drew running out of the tunnel anytime soon that would leave you starting Arian Foster and Ahmad Bradshaw. Not only is Bradshaw on a bye this week but he is also a high injury risk and is losing significant touches to Andre Brown. Ahmad Bradshaw is not a bad option but he’s trending downward and as of this writing, not someone I am putting my fantasy football championship hopes on. 2) James Jones has had a nice little season thus far but of the 4 wide receivers involved he has a mere 40 catches! Brandon Marshall is the obvious prize of this deal with 67 receptions thus far and I would love for you to get him, I just think you lack the running back depth to make the deal happen right now. That said, If you have a cushion in your fantasy league and can afford to take a loss or two while you wait on Darren Mcfadden and his 31 receptions then by all means take the deal! (Keep in mind 13 of those receptions came in one game) If it were me though I would try to get another running back to fill in this week in place of James Jones. If there is a viable option for the one week (Marcel Reece?) on the waiver wire then the deal would work as well. I don’t think you are far off on this trade offer but the Giants week 11 bye isn’t helping from a fantasy football stand point.
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