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01 Oct 2010

crazy to drop Carolina Smith?

I've got iffy WRs, and need to shake things up a bit. I'm in a PPR league, and have Ward, Collie, Smith (Car), and Bowe. Bowe has a bye this week, and is finally starting to get some points. Smith has been limited b/c he's getting double coverage and Clausen can't get him the ball.... Louis Murphy and Kevin Walter are available, and I'm thinking of picking one of them up tonight.... Am I pulling the trigger too early on Smith?

Posted by: denemc on 01 Oct 2010

5 replies , Last at 02 Oct 2010, 4:27pm by denemc

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Re: crazy to drop Carolina Smith?
by Zheng :: Fri, 10/01/2010 - 10:34pm

For just this week Walter seems like a great pickup what with AJ hurt and facing Nnamdi. Murphy won't be 100% this weekend.

Long term... I don't know, Carolina is talking like they want to get Smitty the ball. He's just too talented to drop outright, double teams or no.

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Re: crazy to drop Carolina Smith?
by tally :: Fri, 10/01/2010 - 11:20pm

I wouldn't just drop him. I'd want to try to get something out of him. Maybe wait for a good week or two and try to sell him high.

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Re: crazy to drop Carolina Smith?
by denemc :: Sat, 10/02/2010 - 3:16pm

I'd prefer to get something out of him, but the 11 other owners in my league rarely offer or accept trades. When they do offer, it's something along the lines of "I'll give you Legedu Naanee for Chris Johnson." I don't know if it's because I'm a girl or if it's because this guy is just an idiot (he's 0-3). I assume it's the latter....

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Re: crazy to drop Carolina Smith?
by tally :: Sat, 10/02/2010 - 4:16pm

Assume the latter.

I've had owners propose ridiculous trades. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's a joke. When an owner backed out of a White for Foster trade, I snatched Hillis out from under him off waivers and offered Hillis for White.

Unless Smith is eating up extremely limited bench slots, I just can't give up on him after 3 weeks. He has been able to put up numbers with mediocre QBs throwing to him that I'd at least give him a little more time to gel with Clausen.

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Re: crazy to drop Carolina Smith?
by denemc :: Sat, 10/02/2010 - 4:27pm

Thanks, Tally. I do have limited room on my benches, and with Smith and Bowe on both of my teams, it is getting to be tense. This week, for example, I have to choose between Smith, Ward and Collie in one league, and Clayton, Knox and Smith in the other. Still better than having Naanee, though....

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