Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Sep 2010

Rice for Mendenhall?

Standard Non PPR Non Keeper. I have Rice. Is it a fair trade to get Mendenhall for Rice or am I selling low? I know KUBIACK had them close before the year.

Thanks.

Posted by: njchestnut on 27 Sep 2010

3 replies , Last at 30 Sep 2010, 1:00pm by tally

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Re: Rice for Mendenhall?
by tally :: Tue, 09/28/2010 - 11:34am

KUBIAK likes Mendenhall a lot, and he's likely going to be more efficient with Big Ben coming back in two weeks. If someone is still willing to swap Mendenhall for Rice, then it's not exactly selling low since you're getting at worst equal value.

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Re: Rice for Mendenhall?
by boone88rr :: Thu, 09/30/2010 - 11:57am

I disagree. I think Mendenhall will get less work when Ben comes back. I would have liked to see a little more from Rice against (an improved) Browns DEF but given his mathchups so far this year, I think you are selling low.

Granted Rice doesnt have as much value in your league. I wouldn't do it.

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Re: Rice for Mendenhall?
by tally :: Thu, 09/30/2010 - 1:00pm

Mendenhall will get less work to some degree, but that will be ameliorated by needing to ease Ben back to game shape and the research FO has done showing that RBs are much less effective playing with a backup QB than with a starter.

It's not selling low if you're getting someone better.

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