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11 Oct 2010

Ricky/Lance Moore for Ward/Hightower

Got this offer this evening (getting Williams and Moore). I'm probably going to accept it, but wanted a sanity check.
Playing 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 W/R, no PPR.
My other RBs of note are Mendenhall, Bradshaw, and Fred Jackson. Receivers are 85, NYG Smith, and Buc Mike Williams.
I feel like Ward's numbers are going to improve the rest of the way, but the step up from Hightower to Ricky is worth the potential drop off at WR. Am I missing something that would make this a bad deal?

Posted by: Fontes of Wayne on 11 Oct 2010

1 reply , Last at 14 Oct 2010, 8:04pm by lang55

Re: Ricky/Lance Moore for Ward/Hightower
by lang55 :: Thu, 10/14/2010 - 8:04pm

I don't think it's a good trade for you. It would leave you with Giants Smith and Mike Williams? That's a little thin at WR. Ricky is borderline useless this year barring a Ronnie Brown injury. I drafted him as my fourth RB and ended up dropping him. Lance Moore will have some good games but you won't ever know when those will come. He's basically filler. And Hightower is also filler in this trade.

So, it comes down to Ricky vs. Ward. Ward is clearly the best player in the trade. With Mendenhall and Bradshaw you have good RB 1-2 punch. FJax is a decent third guy as well. When would you ever play Ricky over those other guys?

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