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22 Sep 2011

Starks/Smith

I've been offered Steve Smith (CAR) for James Starks. I feel like, on the surface, I win this trade. I just traded Ryan Mathews for Jeremy Maclin and Shonn Greene. If I hadn't already done that deal I would trade Starks easily.

My relevant roster, it's a 10 team keeper league, no PPR, start 2 WR and 2 RB, 1 flex:

QB: Rodgers
RB: Chris Johnson, MJD, Daniel Thomas, Starks, Jacobs, Greene, Tomlinson (about to drop for Denarius Moore)
WR: Nicks, Austin, Maclin, Holmes
TE: Graham

I feel dealing Starks makes my RB depth a bit shaky, and while my WR corps would look fantastic, I can't start them all.

One other thing to consider is future keeper value. If kept, Starks would cost a 12th rounder while Smith would cost a 6th. That was another reason for the Maclin deal, as he had the best keeper potential out of the three players involved.

Thoughts?

Posted by: DrunkenSuperman on 22 Sep 2011

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