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26 Aug 2009

Cassel/McFadden for Hasselbeck/Grant

Here's the situation: 14 team league, no PPR, QBs get 6 points for touchdowns. Other than that, it's standard scoring.

My team's relevant positions are as follows: QBs - Garrard and Hasselbeck. RBs - Tomlinson, Grant, Lynch, E. James, Washington.

Unfortunately, during my draft I misread Garrard's bye week and now I have two QBs with the same bye. I have been offered an exchange of Cassel/McFadden for Hasselbeck/Grant. This is probably the best offer I'm going to get at this time, but I'm leaning more towards waiting a few weeks and seeing how either Garrard or Hasselbeck play out before making the move.

Any thoughts?

Posted by: Neurotik on 26 Aug 2009

2 replies , Last at 28 Aug 2009, 4:34pm by Snowglare

Re: Cassel/McFadden for Hasselbeck/Grant
by Bill Barnwell :: Wed, 08/26/2009 - 11:36pm

I love McFadden, so I'd take that offer in a heartbeat.

I like Cassel more than
by Snowglare :: Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:34pm

I like Cassel more than Hasselbeck and McFadden more than Grant. It's not a no-brainer, but I'd take it.

Cass/Hass is pretty much a wash, as both have questionable supporting casts. Cassel doesn't have glaring injury issues, though.

Grant was wildly inconsistent last year and doesn't catch passes. He's more valuable with no PPR, but you still have to rely entirely on rushing stats. McFadden had a ton of hype until a rash of turf toes hobbled him for most of his rookie year. That sort of injury tends to linger throughout the season, but it's not recurring like Hasslebeck's back issues. He still had more catches and receiving yards than Grant, and if healthy this year, should easily match his total yardage, if not exceed it.

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