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28 Sep 2010

To trade or not to - Schaub/Orton

I'm in a 12-team, non-PPR league. TDs get 6 pts, standard scoring otherwise, and we start QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, TE, K, DEF. No flex spot.

My team:

QB: Matt Schaub, Kyle Orton, David Garrard
RB: Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, Ricky Williams, Cadillac WIlliams
WR: Greg Jennings, Steve Smith (NYG), Santana Moss, Mike Williams (TB)
TE: Chris Cooley
K: Mason Crosby
Def: NE

I'm thinking of trading either Schaub or Orton to add a top-line RB/WR/TE or combo of those positions.

There are 2 teams that have no good QBs. One has Gore, J. Finley, Calvin Johnson, and Demaryius Thomas. The other has Jahvid Best, Ryan Matthews, Miles Austin, Reggie Wayne.

Would you trade one of those QBs and if so, which one? Orton's schedule seems better as the season goes on, although who knows if he'll be able to keep up his current pace.

Who would you target - whether on those teams suggested or otherwise?

thanks for the help.

Posted by: madesq on 28 Sep 2010

1 reply , Last at 30 Sep 2010, 12:56pm by boone88rr

Re: To trade or not to - Schaub/Orton
by boone88rr :: Thu, 09/30/2010 - 12:56pm

You're not going to get any of those guys you listed with Orton because he doesn't have the name value and not too many experts tout him. Four week's in I doubt you'd trade a first or second pick for someone going in the 8th round (or later).

When you say "no good QBs" they gotta have something better than Garrard cause he's abysmal and you'll need a #2 back in the trade.

I don't think you need to make a move. Sure you could probably use a better RB2/RB3 but Forte is a decent compliment to CJ. It's still early. You'll be the one getting fleeced. You don't have an obvious need. Play to your strength which is depth at QB.

I'd wait for an injury to a top 8 QB to happen and pounce on that team.

Schaub isn't exactly mister durable. I'd wait until after DEN or HOU bye weeks to make a move anyway. Timing isn't cruical. Schaub's numbers aren't great and I think Orton is for real.

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