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Topic: Russ, you are the man need some help
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Post Date: 10/12/12 09:18
14 team .5 PPR, 4 pt passing TD. Start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, D, K, 14 roster spots.

As of now, I am 3-2 and on a 2 game losing streak. My team is:

QB: Matt Ryan

RB: DeMarco Murray, BJGE, William Powell, Daryl Richardson, Joique Bell

WR: Andre Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Siney Rice, Andre Roberts

TE: Vernon Davis, Jason Witten

Obviously, Nicks being out has killed me and it hasn't helped that DeMarco and BJGE have been underperforming. Basically, my team is being carried by Ryan and Vernon Davis. I've tried hard to shop Witten and package him with Rice for another WR but everyone seems to give me the cold should based on principal that I have Davis. I'm confident enough in Witten than the value of trading Vernon much outweighs trying to force a deal and get less value for Witten. Right now in my league, everyone is looking to package players for a stud WR. WR's are at a premium (14 teams, 3WR starters).

Anyway, the team in 2nd place is playing the 3rd place team this week and he forgot to add a TE before the game yesterday and his TE, Greg Olsen, is on bye.

I offered up DeMarco and Vernon Davis for Reggie Wayne and Darren Sproles (who is also on bye for him). I figure I can plug William Powell into my lineup this week--which I wanted to find a way to do anyway. Question is, would this deplete my RB core too much or is there enough upside there that I should be OK with this team following the trade? Trade Analyzer says go for it but I'd still like to talk it out and receive some personal advice. The other owner isn't fully committed at this point but I think if I offer up Rice or Roberts to the deal, I can get him to commit.

My new team would be the following:

QB: Matt Ryan

RB: Darren Sproles, BJGE, William Powell, Daryl Richardson, Joique Bell

WR: Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Siney Rice/Andre Roberts

TE: Jason Witten

My receiving core looks pretty nice for a 14 team league but am I sacrificing too much elsewhere? Thanks for your thoughts.
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Post Date: 10/12/12 11:21
Any comments besides Russ would be appreciated as well lol sorry I should have mentioned that..
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Post Date: 10/12/12 17:37
I dont think you should give up on Murray and sell low for him. I think you are also buying high on Wayne after a big game. I never like getting over excited on a big game or selling low with a solid player. I like your idea of continuing to try to trade a TE. Hopefully Powell can look good, or Roberts can continue to look good and you can use one or both of them along with the TE to upgrade. Nicks should be back soon and I would hold on to your core guys.

Who knows Roberts might continue to be a serviceable WR in your league, he certainly has shown that he can get the goal line TDs when they double Fitz and they have no faith in banging the ball in, that should not change any time soon.

Hold pat unless you can get the right deal for someone that will give you value for a TE.
Keeper League- start 2Qb, 2Rbs, 3Wrs, TE, DEF, K, and 2 FLEX (Wr/Rb/TE).
QBS: Brees, Roethlisberger, Locker
RBS: Rice, MJD, Matthews, McFadden, Mendenhall, Hillis, D Richardson, Pierce, Goodson
WRS: Wallace, Nicks, Maclin, Harvin
TES: Gronkowski,
K: Akers
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Post Date: 10/12/12 19:35
Thanks for the insight. I'm looking more on a macro picture (I guess I forgot to mention this was a 2 keeper league) and Murray's value isn't necessarily low. It's not necessarily Wayne that I'm targeting but this team is one that matches up well with mine for a trade and he's the best receiver he has so that's more of my reason for going with Wayne. Considering WR's are at a premium in my league, I feel like I could end up with overall better roster value, especially if Roberts continues to produce to a point where I can trade him for a RB. Or I can always trade one of the other 3 WR. People in my league always want WR. Do you think Sproles is that much of a downgrade from Murray? And Witten from Davis?
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Post Date: 10/13/12 10:36
Does Russ ever come on the baords anymore? Havent seen him in a LONG time.
QB - Brees, Cam
RB - MJD, TRichardson, CJ2K, Ballard, Felix
WR - Green, Jordy, Calvin, Cobb
TE - Vernon Davis
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Post Date: 10/13/12 10:53
He does, but from what he posted in the Friday chat, he has just been busy getting updates, alerts, giving interviews in prepartion for Sunday action.

The Nicks injury has been tough, especially with only 4 WRs on your roster. Looking long time, I think you are better off holding onto Murray than buying Wayne high. We all know Wayne has but a few years left in the league after a stellar career. The addition of Sproles is a plus, but I still feel you come out on the short end giving up Vernon as well. Witten is the same caliber TE as Davis, so you might not lose much there.

Sproles is a PPR back, which makes him valuable. In the grand scheme, I think Murray is a better performing RB overall. This year Sproles hasn't been as good as he was last year. Then again the Saints have been a different team without Peyton on the sidelines. I would stick with Murray in hopes DAL comes out of their slump and Murray starts putting up numbers.

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Post Date: 10/14/12 09:14
I'm sorry guys. But it just seems like this year I have so many other duties going on that I have little time to get on the boards like I used to.

Sproles for Murray is a slight downgrade as the Saints seem to be relying less on him while Murray just needs the OL to open up some better holes for him (seems like every big play he has is to the outside and not between the tackles).

I think Tim is right and you just need to stand pat. You've gone thru a small losing streak but sometimes waiting things out is a better idea than shaking things up.
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