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Topic: Grant or Beanie for Hightower
Fubar_82092
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Post Date: 08/30/11 18:10
This trade offer is for another team, not the one in my sig. but good size money league. I have two trade offers. His R. Grant for my Hightower or another owners Beanie Wells for my Hightower. I still have Foster, McFadden, B. Jacobs, T. Jones and Sproles. Standard PPR scoring. Would you make either one of these moves knowing what Hightower has been doing.
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 Dick_8329
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Post Date: 08/30/11 19:53
i'd take either one as they are both #1's, and Shanny's likely to go RBBC at any moment  you've still Moreno, Benson and Bush to fall back with .... and Beanie could get it together
 James The Mod_4852
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Post Date: 08/30/11 19:59
Hightower was going to be utilized a great deal anyway because  he was already the third down/ receiving yard back before he was crowned the starter in Washington.
 
I think it is very interesting that he is being drafted so high when for years he proved that he was not a talented runner, but a great PPR receiver.
 
Why has that changed? I don't buy into him. But, don't believe that Wells will be good either. He is running behind an awful o-line and is not a PPR receiver.
 
The last factor is that the Cardinal pass defense has been decimated by injuries and a trade to get Kolb. That tells me that teams will be running up the points on the Cardinals this year through the air and the Cardinals might have to abandon the run early and go to the pass. This hurts Well's value. Especially in your scoring system.
 
 
I would keep Hightower. He makes a perfect # 2 RB in PPR and you  can play him as a # 3 and adds valuable insurance if you get an injury to one of your PPR RB studs.
 
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Post Date: 08/30/11 20:18
James, you always make sense..thank you. I had been mock drafting wells A LOT.
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Post Date: 08/30/11 20:26
Thanks Tricknickel. I could be wrong though! I just call them as I see em'
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Post Date: 08/31/11 07:08
If Grant's situation was a bit more set in stone, I would say make the trade. Sure Grant is not a hardcore PPR back but years with 25 and 30 receptions show he has what it takes to develop into a PPR-esque type RB. Unfortunatley some of the excitement I had for him prior to my drafts have faded. Maybe we shouldn't read into the preseason play of Ryan, but I think there are some questions that need to be answered. Now he could bust out and surprise returning to the pre-injury form that would be great. But for now Hightower might be a safer. I am a bit worried about his rushing stats over the past few years, we know he can catch. Hopefully Shanny doesn't have him on a short leash and yank him when he doesn't perform with the other RBs in WAS.
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Post Date: 08/31/11 09:02
I think Hightower has shown to be an effective runner when he holds on to the ball.  His biggest problem in Ari was fumbles.  If he can limit that I think he'll be a steal this year.  Look at his per cary stats from last year.  He was very efficient, also was somewhere around top 10 in 20+yd runs despite few carries.

If he finds a way to fix his fumbes, which is possible(see AP), I think he could suprise a lot of people this year.
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Post Date: 08/31/11 15:33
I just took Hightower in the 6th round as a # 2 RB in a PPR draft behind L McCoy just because I know he will catch a ton of passes and will be there on 3rd down.
 
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Post Date: 09/01/11 16:27
I think I'm sticking with Hightower. I think he will have a decent year as my rb3.
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