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15 Sep 2010

Deep Team - Who to target?

Here's my lineup:

QB: Kevin Kolb, David Garrard
RB: Peterson, R. Mathews, A. Foster, R. Brown, A. Bradshaw
WR: D. Jackson, Welker, M. Wallace, M. Williams (TB), K. Walter
TE: Miller (oak)
D/ST: Ravens

Standard scoring, 12-team league with 1 flex spot.

I've got significant depth to wheel and deal. I know I can get much better at QB and probably at TE. Who should I try to pick up? I don't think anyone in my league will give up a top-tier QB easily, but I might have the talent to do a deal anyways. Also, should I sit on these guys for a bit or try to go ahead and lock in my playoff squad early while their perceived value is high?

Posted by: Arjen.Robben on 15 Sep 2010

2 replies , Last at 16 Sep 2010, 10:19pm by Arjen.Robben

Re: Deep Team - Who to target?
by tally :: Thu, 09/16/2010 - 2:23pm

Sell high on Foster or hope for Bradshaw to go off on Indy's D and sell him next week. I think you have a chance to pick up a good QB. Did you grab Vick vs. DET for this week?

Re: Deep Team - Who to target?
by Arjen.Robben :: Thu, 09/16/2010 - 10:19pm

Missed out on Vick. Owners in my league are really on top of the waiver wire, and for good reason as there is no order, just first-come first-serve.

Like you mentioned, I expect Bradshaw to do some good things this weekend, and he would be my most likely sell-high option. Irrelevant though it may be, I've got a lot of personal pride invested in Foster and I hate to give him up yet. I'm also rather optimistic on his future returns, but we'll see after this weekend how he does and how the Colts D looks comparatively.

Aside from packaging a deal to get a top QB, which I plan on doing at some point, I guess my main question is: what is the marginal increase in value from picking up a legit top 2 Tight End (Clark, Gates) vs my current option, Z. Miller? A top guy would be fairly easy to acquire via trade from my depth, and my feeling is that he could add 4-5 additional points per game on average. Would it be worth dealing M. Wallace or Bradshaw to get one of those guys?

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