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10 Nov 2013

RB for WR

I've got Matt Forte, Marshawn Lynch, and Reggie Bush for my three starters (including Flex spot), with Le'Veon Bell and Mike James on the bench for depth. Demaryius Thomas is the only starting WR that I have confidence in, though: James Jones minus Rodgers is ugly, Kenbrell Thompkins was a healthy scratch last week, and Aaron Dobson, while a fine scorer, is not somebody I'm inclined to trust for the playoffs.

I'm 8-1, and a prohibitive favorite this week as well, so I'm thinking purely playoffs. With a bye, I'm looking at weeks 14 and 15. I have the RB depth to offer a top-10 RB as long as I can get an equally strong WR back--the question is, SHOULD I make that trade? Replacing (probably) Dobson with somebody more reliable, and then Bell, James, or Olson as my flex, seems appealing, but I'm too new to have any confidence.

There's no money on the league, just bragging rights. I've all but officially got a bye, so player byes are meaningless.

Posted by: Alternator on 10 Nov 2013

2 replies , Last at 20 Nov 2013, 3:22pm by sanderson23

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Re: RB for WR
by ALauff :: Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:46pm

If you could get, say, Dez Bryant for Le'Veon Bell, I would do that in a heartbeat. The Dez owner may be inclined to deal, for the following reasons: a) Dez is on bye, b) has under-performed recently, and c) his RB situation may be problematic, considering that a top WR like Dez would have likely required a 2nd-round draft pick.

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Re: RB for WR
by sanderson23 :: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:22pm

Any thoughts on my trade which I just posted? Andre Brown and Ryan Mathews for Dez and Jon Stewart. More details on the new threat. Thanks man