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Buys are always the time when it feels like you should avoid a player.  I fully admit, this trade suggestion feels obvious and yet from comments and general unease it feels like people are hitting the panic button.  Fun fact here: yahoo had the top five QBs ranked 5, 7, 9, 16 and 18 for the draft.  Well Rodgers currently ranks 186 without the Seattle game under his discount doublecheck belt, Brady 62, Brees 11, Stafford 84 and Cam Newton 52 and yet the panic has been surrounding Cam…ok Stafford too, but I don’t wanna talk about that right now.  Color me confused.  He wasn’t a model of consistency last year and he just had his worst game of the season and still ranks 52nd.  This isn’t Jay Cutler here folks, despite what the statline said last week.  I’ll be completely honest, you’re not trading for last year’s stats.  I don’t see you getting 14 rushing TDs on the season but as it stands, he’s still on pace for 10 on the ground.  Overall, he is just one full season into his career.  Growing pains are going to happen but this is an upside trade here.  If you can get him for his current season value, I’d dive in.

BUY

Brandon Lloyd - Again, these feel obvious and yet the actual rankings say maybe they’re still being undervalued.  The target leader so far this season at WR is Wayne with 40.  Brandon is 7th with 33.  But Reggie is ranked 4th among WRs and Lloyd is ranked 26th in terms of fantasy points according to yahoo.  It’s clear he’s not his team’s WR1, but there’s nothing wrong with Lloyd as your WR2 and you should be able to get him for cheaper than that.  Get in on that before both his WR stock and his music career are resurrected.

Pierre Thomas - So this is a bit of a deep league call but I’ll put it to you this way: Andre Brown is owned in 65% of leagues while PT is only owned in 58%, according to yahoo.  I don’t know if my hatred of Mark Ingram was ever fully displayed in the off-season but let me just state it now: I hate him.  He’s also 58% owned.  Yep, all 2.9 YPC of him.  He’s also not a part of the passing game on a team that is known to pass the ball and whose defense will not be giving the Saints much of a chance to grind down the clock.  I’m talking this up because they both have nearly the same amount of touches on the year and PT has nearly doubled his fantasy output in PPR leagues.  It’s looking like a lost season for real football fans down in New Orleans as they’re playing from behind a lot but for fantasy football fans, PT should be useful flex play most weeks.

Ryan Williams - Now this is not a call based on his last game but moreso a call on Beanie Wells.  Beanie’s injury history – which he keeps adding to now with his toe problems – coupled with ineptitude will put Williams in a spot to perform most weeks from here on out.  Like PT, you’re trading for a nice flex play, especially in PPR leagues.  Of course, if he’s on waivers and you have a guy like Peyton Hillis, I’d actually drop for him.

Kenny Britt - Play on the disappointment of Britt owners.  You know they’ll tell you he’s done nothing so far this season and for the most part, they’re right.  They’ll also complain about him not playing in OT because of his ankle injury last Sunday.  Well someone drafted Hakeem Nicks without concern of injury risk much higher and they probably aren’t complaining as loud despite the fact he’s already missed a game.  On only 37 snaps, he was targeted 11 times and hauled in 6 passes for 55 yards for week 3.  He’s a WR2 with high potential whom you might be able to get for a WR3 or less.  You may not get another chance to buy in for cheap after this Sunday.

Green Bay Packers - No, I’m not telling you to buy shares in the team.  Seriously, sentimental value rip-off!  You get nothing for those shares.  Who do they think they are, Bear Stearns?  No, I’m telling you this team has run a defensive gauntlet to start the year and I’m buying.  Aaron Rodgers a buy low?  Check.  What about Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings?  Check.  Heck, what about Cedric Benson?  Yep, even him.  Just buy these cheeseheads.  They’re gouda for you.

SELL

Robert Griffin, III - Yes, I know.  No one sells Griffin.  NO ONE.  Hear me out, I love this kid but fantasy football has nothing to do with love.  If you need proof, you just ask Matt Ryan why I can’t come within 150 feet of him.  I just asked him to model as my tattoo artist put him on my left butt cheek.  Is that so wrong?  But I digress, I’m selling Griffin for two reasons.  First, he’s ranked second overall in yahoo fantasy right now.  His stock can’t get any higher.  Second, there’s a number about him that bothers me: 32.  That’s the amount of times he’s rushed the ball so far.  He’s on pace to rush the ball 170 times and score 16 TDs on the ground.  From this, I divine two more things.  One, he can’t sustain that rate and that will hurt his overall value.  Secondly, he’s not a running back.  You don’t want your star QB getting carries like he’s his team #2 Running Back and before you ask, yes he’s second on the team in both rushing attempts and rushing yards.  Now I’m not going to compare, but Michael Vick and him have fairly thin frames.  For as good as RGIII has proven himself this year, his o-line isn’t the best and he’s going to be in harms way a lot more than you’d like him to be.  I’m not predicting he’s going to get hurt but I also don’t want to hold if I can get his current value in return.

Reggie Wayne - Don’t be too surprised he’s down here.  Also, this is my gut telling me to sell regardless of targets to date.  I don’t have hard facts here, only the number 33 - his current age and he’ll be 34 in November - and the fact he’s on a tear to start the year.  He’s on pace for nearly 123 receptions.  Even with Peyton Manning at the helm, his career high is 111.  I think he’s a good low end WR2 play, high end WR3 play in PPR leagues.  Think of this sell like my Danny Amendola sell call last week.  Again, there’s value in holding him for the season just not WR1 value which you have in him right now.

Andrew Hawkins - I don’t even know what you can get for him but he had 9 targets week 1.  He now has 16 on the year.  It’s clear Andy Dalton is willing to spread the ball around when your name is not A.J. Green.  But with two touchdowns over his last two games on only four receptions, you may not get a chance to move him again.  Probably try and add him as a filler for a trade that might not make it through without some add-on.

115 Responses

  1. quimmy says:
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    PPR League. My Steve Smith and Gore for his DMC and Nate Washington?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If I had a good WR set minus Smith, I’d make that trade

  2. Justin says:
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    Great insight as always thanks!!!! I was wondering if you could answer a quick question for me. In a deep 12 team league where the waiver wire has slim pickings… as a 4th RB for the ROS would you rather have mark ingram, or bilal powell……. I know N.O. will score more, but it looks like powell might be gaining the upper hand in new york. Thank you for the insight again!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! I’m a confirmed Ingram hater. I’d rather have Bilal.

  3. robert says:
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    In a two QB league, would you trade RG3 for Cam and a WR3? How about RG3 and a WR2 for Aaron Rodgers?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like the Cam deal depending who the WR3 is. The Rodgers owner knows he shouldn’t be getting two pieces when RGIII is involved.

      • robert says:
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        @Sky, as in, more than two players need to be traded for Rodgers?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @robert, No, as in you’re giving up RGIII – a guy ranked in the top 5 right now – plus another piece for a QB who’s not even top 10 at his position. Rodgers is a buy low candidate, you’re overspending.

  4. nugjuice says:
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    Good tips, thanks. I’m in a league that starts 1 RB 1 WR and 2 RB/WR, full ppr. CJ0K has been…well, you know, and luckily Spiller decided to go nuts so I’ve been rocking him for 3 weeks at RB. But this week my RB situation gets murky.

    Thinking about a trade with a guy who is stocked at RB (Gore/AP/Lynch) and whose WR core is pathetic, while I’m loaded up with Bryant/A Johnson/Fitzgerald.

    I probably couldn’t get much for Bryant and I love Fitzgerald too much to trade him, so what do you think of Andre Johnson straight up for Peterson or Lynch?

    As a bonus, and this might be enough to push him over the edge, he’s trotting out Fleener and Witten at TE who he can’t be too happy with, while I have V Davis/Rudolph.

    What do you think of my A Johnson/Rudolph for his Lynch(or Peterson)/Kenny Britt?

    Too aggressive?

    Thanks in advance, sorry for the long post

    • nugjuice says:
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      @nugjuice, or if he doesn’t bite on Rudolph what about my A Johnson/V Davis for his Lynch(or Peterson)/ M Floyd?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Rudolph/Andre for Lynch/Britt sounds good. I wouldn’t want to give up VD for Malcom Floyd.

  5. Vargo says:
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    Trade Proposal:

    I give: Forte, Hawkins, & Colston
    I Get: Newton, Bradshaw, & Hunter

    My Line Up:

    QB: Big Ben
    RB 1: Rice
    RB 2: Andre Brown
    Wr1 : Fitz
    WR 2: DeSean Jackson
    WR3: Colston
    TE: Gonzalez
    Flex: Hawkins

    Bench: Forte, McCluster; Fleener; Mike Williams

    Pull the trigger?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Would rather have Forte and Rice as my RB1/RB2 than have to figure out whether to start Big Ben or Newton on a weekly basis. For that reason, I’d hold.

  6. trick dad says:
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    who do you like better as a bench WR: hankerson or jerome simpson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Simpson

  7. Pefacommish says:
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    OK, I hear you on Griffin. I have him on my bench behind Brees, so he can be available. My question – what is a reasonable return for the #1 scorer in our league? This is not a trade you make every day. Is it realistic to get an elite RB? Nobody wants to trade those guys. I’d appreciate some insight on how to strategize moving such a unique asset.

    • trick dad says:
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      @Pefacommish, last year i traded cam newton mid-season for larry fitzgerald. i think a 2nd rounder should be ur goal here.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It depends on your leaguemates what you can get but personally I want either an RB or Calvin Johnson in return. RBs I’d accept: the big three/MJD. DMC is a maybe.

  8. iMP says:
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    For a Romo bye week pickup for WEEK 5, do you like Ponder at home against the Titans or Locker as the road QB in that game? I am leaning Ponder as he has been more consistent, though I worry that MIN will get out to a lead and run the ball a lot more than the Titans.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I understand your concerns but I’d prefer Ponder there.

      • iMP says:
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        @Sky, Thanks for the answer.
        With Romo/Foster/Murray/FJax/Jstew/Jennings/Nicks/Bowe/DMoore/Cobb/VDavis/DST/K, Cobb is the clear drop to pick up the backup, right? I don’t feel I could trade Cobb or Moore alone for much of anything…but I could try it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, you won’t get anything straight up for them that’s worth trying to trade. They’re sweeteners. If it’s not a return yardage league, D. Moore has a bigger role in his offense so yeah, Cobb is the drop.

  9. Murph says:
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    Are any of these waiver running backs worth a pick up? I would have to drop Donald Brown (non ppr) Looking for good rest of season value as my current running backs a strong

    Ryan Williams
    Daniel Thomas
    Pierre Thomas
    Lamar Miller
    Bilal Powell

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ROS I’d rank that Ryan Williams/PT/Bilal/DT/Lamar

      That’s tough, I like Ryan Williams but I don’t know I’d drop him for Brown. At least Donald is entrenched in the starting role. I don’t know we can say the same for Williams.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks, was really hoping for a decent year out of Brown but it seems like all Indy cares about is forcing Luck to become the next Peyton Manning. Ill hold for now.

        Any update on the Pierre Garcon injury? Is this going to be a repeat of Antonio Gates last year where the foot injury kept him sidelined in ineffective for the majority of the season?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob.

          I have only googled and found he’s doubtful. No more word than that. I don’t know if I’d compare him to Antonio. That man could sneeze funny and miss half the season. Garcon has never really been a big guy to miss many games. I’m hoping they’re just being smart and letting him heal up early in the season so he’s 100%.

  10. Plainview says:
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    I have to sit one of these this week:

    Run-DMC
    Lynch
    Cedric Benson
    Cruz
    Percy Harvin
    Torrey Smith

    Really, I’m at a loss – any thoughts appreciated.

    On another team – who is a better flex play this week – Tony Gonzalez or Wes Welker?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Man, those are first world problems right there. If I had to sit one, I’d sit Smith. I always lean RB and have a hard time thinking Cedric won’t find the endzone.

      I’d lean Welker.

  11. Sup, S-Jax, Gates and Gerhart for Lloyd/Forte?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Forte side

  12. Cheese says:
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    16 team league, start 2 qbs

    Need depth at rb (only have Martin, leshoure and Powell) so I’ve agreed in terms to the following deal.

    I give Brady and Bradford
    I get Matt Ryan, Cedric benson and Ryan Tannehill

    The hit at qb2 hurts, but benson has put up decent numbers against some tough def, so there’s only room for improvement, plus I need the depth. Ryan and Brady are a wash in my opinion.

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Agree RE: Brady/Ryan. Not my favorite deal but I’d do it. Benson should be useful.

  13. Eng says:
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    Guten morgen. Any chance Ringer is worth a pickup? I’d like to drop Meachem but not sure if that’s mad or not as I have little clue what I’m doing….

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The dude could’ve lost his arm due to an infection. Have no idea when he’ll be back. Not seeing a reason to pick him up right now.

      • Eng says:
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        @Sky, Ah, thanks sir. Did not know that rather important piece of info.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No worries. Hard to stiff arm with only one arm!

  14. Eng says:
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    Also, would you offer your colston for his cj2k?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah that would be a reasonable trade

  15. LT says:
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    I need one RB starter out of this group and one flex: RB-Sjax, Martin, Andre Brown, Leshourse
    WR-Britt, Maclin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Martin LeShoure

  16. Scam Newton says:
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    Trade my Benson for Larry Fitz? (Non PPR)

    Also is it time to hit the Panic Button on Vick? I have Luck on a buy week

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Someone is giving you Fitz for Cedric Benson? Take it and run.

      He was ranked 50th on yahoo coming into the season and is currently ranked 62nd…two spots ahead of Tom Brady on the season. He’ll have consistency issues but I wouldn’t hit the panic button. However, if you’re looking to move him, I wouldn’t fault you. Just don’t sell for less than full price.

      • Scam Newton says:
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        @Sky,

        That is correct, I was shocked to see the trade pending but thought I would run it through you maybe the Fitz owner knew something I didn’t

        What if I went after Cam or Matt Ryan for Vick and Brandon Marshall or Vick and Steve Smith?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Honestly think you’re overpaying. Vick is currently ranked 62nd while Cam is 54th on yahoo. You should be able to get either more back for that package or spend less to get him. Now Matt Ryan for Steve Smith/Vick is something I’d do if I had the WR depth. I’m a believer.

          • Scam Newton says:
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            @Sky,

            Ryan does look impressive but he has a tendency to fade as the season goes on. I am also a turner owner hes a flex and buy week option so having Ryan might put my in a bad spot. I’m super deep at receiver with Smith Marshall Fitz Austin and Llyod

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Gonna have to disagree with you there RE: Ryan. Here’s 2011 by month in terms of Yards/TDs/INTs:

              Sept: 844/5/4
              October: 839/4/4
              November: 1,204/9/2
              December: 1,184/9/2

              Atlanta is a passing team now and he’s on pace for 43 touchdowns through the air. If Turner is your hold up, I’ve been telling anyone and everyone to try and sell him with his back to back TD games. That said, Smith/Vick would be fine for Cam, I would just rather spend that on Ryan if that was the package I was going to offer.

              • Scam Newton says:
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                @Sky,

                Ok last question and I’ll leave you alone. If I’m trying to sell Turner who do you like better non PPR

                Matthews
                Murray
                CJ

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Mathews has the highest upside so it would have to be him. Rank them Mathews/Murray/CJ

  17. FillyP says:
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    Great advice as always. Thanks!

    1) Drop Meachem or J. Jones for Hankerson? Other wide-outs available – Heyward-Bey, Kerley, Burleson, Tate, Cobb, Hartline, Roberts. Any one of these worth a reserve spot?

    2) I’ve got RG3 and he’s a big reason why I’m 3-0. My back-up.. is Vick. WR is very weak for me – Harvin, Maclin and Hawkins. RB is solid – McFadden, AP, MJD and Spiller/R. Williams. Would you still sell high on RG3, or hold tight considering Vick’s early struggles?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) I could see dropping Meachem for Hankerson at this time. Chargers don’t seem to be looking to him much for some reason.

      2) You have to hold unless RGIII nets you a starting QB in return that isn’t as much of a risk as an RGIII/Vick pairing.

  18. ScamNewton says:
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    Is it time to hit the Panic button on Vick? I have Luck on a bye.

    Also trade my Benson for Fitzgerald?

    • ScamNewton says:
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      @Sky,

      Disregard double post. Thanks

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Not a problem

  19. Thrilla says:
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    Sky,

    In a 12-team PPR league, who are your 1-2-3 and from this group of WR’s?

    M. Manningham
    D. Williams
    J. Edelman
    E. Sanders
    D. Jones
    J. Avant
    B. Stokley

    Would you lose D. Richardson (STL) for any of these guys if your only back-up WR was Crabtree and your running backs were Forte/Bush/Stewart/Spiller/Benson/D. Brown/LeShoure?

    Damn hypotheticals…

    Appreciate it man.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You just told me your backup was Crabtree. That’s good enough in a PPR league. I don’t see a reason to drop Richardson for any of them. But if you still want a ranking…Edelman/Manningham/Jones. I don’t see any consistency from that group, though.

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Sky, Yeah, Crabtree is behind G. Jennings, P. Harvin, D. Bryant. Do you like that group?

        For some reason I have a feeling Edelman’s stock is going to continue to rise and I could maybe flip him to a team needing WR or a Welker owner. Might be dreaming though.

        At TE I have M. Bennett and K. Rudolph who share the same bye week. Keep both and play match-ups or lose one of them for Edelman?

        (I know we both like Bennett and Rudolph but curious if you think carrying two TE’s there is wise.)

        • Thrilla says:
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          @Thrilla, It’s a 1 TE league with a W/R slot so I can’t play both TE’s together…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If you’re going to keep two TEs, you have good ones to do it with but it’s tough. I don’t really have the belief you have in Edelman. I think he’s no different than Danny Woodhead when Aaron Hernandez comes back. Maybe if you’re looking to improve your WR stock, you can package one of your TEs + a WR but honestly, you don’t even need to do that. Jennings/Harvin can be WR1s and Dez should be a WR2 who’s currently a WR3, which is what Crabtree is in a PPR league.

          I’d personally just hold.

          • Thrilla says:
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            @Sky, Thanks dood.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob, good luck this week!

  20. FillyP says:
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    Sweet, we’re on the same page. Decent FA options available – Fitz, Palmer, Kolb, Ponder, Smith. Do you like any of those options as back-ups for Vick?

    Anyway – I think RG3 has another huge week in him before I consider moving him for a WR1.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, they’re all QB2s. I’d have to rank them Palmer/Fitz/Smith/Ponder/Kolb.

      Yeah, can’t argue with you RE: RGIII. It’s just a ride that I eventually would like to not be on. If I can help it.

  21. Tim says:
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    I just got offered Ryan Williams for Chris Johnson – should I take this or should I expect more for CJ ?? Thanks for your help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re either holding CJ or you’re selling him for 10 cents on the dollar. I’d rather just hold.

  22. Slam says:
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    I just made a trade where I gave up mikel leshoure for Wes welker and Peyton manning. Now I have a surplus of wr’s, I have to bench one of the following players this week- Brandon Marshall, Percy harvin, victor Cruz, Brandon Lloyd, or Wes welker. Who do you think I should bench?

    • Sky

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      That’s a good question. Not to negative nelly, but if you had that wide receiver set, I would’ve preferred pursuing something different for LeShoure. That said, I’d rank them Harvin/Cruz/Marshall/Welker.

  23. Nate says:
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    Would you recommend selling RGIII even in a keeper league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      99% no. I think Luck has the longer/better career between the two, though. Probably the only other guy I’d trade him for in a keeper league but even then I’d have a hard time doing it this season.

  24. Slam says:
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    Well I took the offer because it seemed heavily weighted in my favor. I have romo and rivers too so I figured I could package a wr and a qb for a better rb than leshoure. Thanks for the advice, hard to bench any of them

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Perhaps, I just hate putting myself in the situation where I’m making a trade with the expectation that I’m going to get a leg up in another trade. Unless I know the chain of events, I try not to make swaps based on assumption.

  25. Art Vandelay says:
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    Do you think DHB is worth holding on to? Hard to tell how soon he might be back. Would you drop him for Jacquizz Rogers or Daniel Thomas as a flex option?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I always like my flex to be an RB. I’d drop him for Rodgers

  26. mark danger says:
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    So my te’s suck in PPR got Tamme and Fleener. My qbs are flacco and Peyton. Should I make this trade Manning for Olsen and Ryan Williams? Or drop Fleener for Brandon Myers, Fasno or Jordan Cameron? Also thoughts on Lamar Miller and Bilal Powell.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just drop for Myers. Like Bilal, Lamar not so much

  27. Prezii says:
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    As my WR#2.. start miles or steve smith? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gotta go Steve there.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Sky, hes due for a td! Cmon cam! RB rampage.. need to feel up… Wait, fill up, one spot for my flex.. murray and ridley are locks, then who..?

        Mcgahee, Leshoure, ry williams? Assuming they are all good to go..

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! Gotta go LeShoure. Doesn’t look like Detroit thinks they have another RB right now.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Sky, the MIN defense looks scary.. i have the exact same decision in 2 leagues so maybe ill switch it up a little.. but you’re right its all Lashoure back there..

            Alright last one for today!! Antonio brown on a bye im stuck between lafell, hankerson and britt for my WR3 & WR4. A lot of q’s with those.. HOU great D, Garcons health.. i would sit lafell but that games headed for a shoot out, dont you think?

            • Sky

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              I’m not too scared of MIN. They’re middle tier. San Fran just didn’t perform. Indy & Jacksonville scored 23 apiece on them. Just a sign their offense is – like I thought it would be – adequate and not gassing their defense.

              Yeah, tough RE: WRs. WAS vs TB could very well be a shootout as well and TEN will play from behind all day, IMHO. I’d lean Hankerson if Pierre is a no-go then LaFell if Pierre is healthy.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Sky, yeah if garcon is healthy i probably wouldnt even think about starting hanker… But i dont think he goes this week so hanker it is!

                Thanks man. Think i got all my leagues set for the most part. Good luck to you this week!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  No prob you too!

  28. Its My Vick In a Box says:
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    Love your posts Sky but its a no-go on Cam for me this year. I do own RG3 in a keeper league as well as Vick so I love me some running QB but I think the league has Cam figured out. I think he continues to regress, throws more temper tantrums and loses the locker rooms respect.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oh he’s not without his risks, that’s for sure. Honestly, I question whether or not he ever had locker room respect, but that’s neither here nor there. I’ll put it to you this way: which would you rather have ROS: Cam Newton or Michael Vick? The current rankings has Vick around his draft price while Cam is right next to him. If you had to choose, who would it be?

      Ps, thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoy the read.

      • Its My Vick In a Box says:
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        @Sky, From what I saw in all my drafts, Cam was going 1-2nd round with Brees and Rogers while Vick and Ryan were 7-10th rounds. I’d take Vick in that round any day instead of over paying for Cam. Now maybe Im jaded as I was able to get Vick in the 7th and RG3 in the 9th so I have had no real QB issues so far this season. Now losing a RB every week and still have not had a week where all my backs made it 4 quarters, that has killed me.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Its My Vick In a Box, For me, I see Vick and Cam having similar passing years but see a divergence in favor of Cam in the running game that puts him ahead of Vick. I also see less of a health risk given his frame. Like all buy lows, this has to be a wait and see.

          Gotta love the fickle life of owning RBs. No one is safe.

  29. Derrick says:
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    Anyone would you trade RGIII for in a 3 year keeper league? Can only keep guys drafted after the 3rd round and you can only keep 3 total.

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick, Forgot to mention I am in first place and have Matt Ryan on the bench.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Can you keep Matt Ryan for 3 years?

        • Derrick says:
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          @Sky, Yes.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’d have no problem trading RGIII then.

  30. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is Blackmon still a late season stash? would you drop him for meachum?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm…I’d grab Meachem. At least we know Rivers can throw the ball.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky, I like that answer

  31. barker says:
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    8 team trade offer to me .5 ppr — my team is 0-3

    i give adrian peterson and tony gonzalez i get graham and maclin

    my current rbs peterson richardson CJ0k f jax and leshore
    my current wrs fitz colston desean dez
    my current te v davis t gonz

    kid has calvin johnson — what kind of package could i offer for him

    i was thinking t rich and dez or desean or colston for calvin

    what about peterson v davis desean for calvin graham mcgahee
    is that fair?

    sorry im desperate and all over the place and do not want to get ripped off

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, you’re hitting the panic button. Nothing is wrong with your team, it’s just off to a slow start. Hold tight, bench CJ and run with your team. Unless your starting QB is Mark Sanchez or something, your team looks fine.

      • barker says:
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        @Sky, yea i guess your right — brady that bum is my qb

        another owner offered leshore for floyd

        whaddya think?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Not a move I would do.

  32. Eng says:
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    Thanks for the earlier answers. However, the owner of CJ.5K wants my (sp) Demararayiyriysysys (looks about right) Thomas. I’m thinking that’s a “no,” but will follow your advice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, tough. Hard to trade a guy who’s performing well. I’d hold.

  33. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey guys…

    Just got a trade proposal I wanted to get some feedback on. My team is 2-1, but I drafted CJ in the first round (9th) so I’m way behind the 8 ball. This is a standard league, non ppr. Start 2rbs, 2 wrs, and a flex. Current RBs are Sproles, CJ, Ridley, Bush, and Shonn Greene. WRs are Fitz, Welker, Amendola, Heyward-Bey, and McCluster.

    Was offered McGahee, Antonio Brown, Lance Moore, and Vonn Bell (obv not rosterable) for Welker and Sproles. I know I need to make a move, but I’m not sure if I get better with this one or not.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      There’s zero value for you in that trade

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Sky, Would you counter? What do you think about Fitz for McGahee and Brown? Not sure I’m thrilled with that either, but I think I’m dead if I sit tight.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You’re trading down and I don’t understand why. Not seeing any value in that trade

  34. nugjuice says:
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    I went back and forth with the guy a few times on a trade offer from earlier, ended up being my AJ/Rudolph for his AP/Fleener. League is PPR 1 RB 1 WR 2 RB/WR and had a murky situation with CJ0k and Spiller.

    So V Davis is still my starter with a worse backup, but I solidified my RB spot with Purple Jesus (and still have CJ0K/Spiller/Ingram/PTCruiser as RB flex options) with Fitzgerald/Bryant and the ugly 2-headed duo of Hankerson and Hartline as WR3′s.

    Whaddaya think?

    • nugjuice says:
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      @nugjuice, and by AJ I mean Andre Johnson, not Green

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, should be a solid trade for you.

  35. Dakota says:
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    Trade Proposal:

    Jordy Nelson
    Darren Sproles

    for

    Kenny Britt
    Trent Richardson

    What say you?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d have to say the Britt side has more upside. It’s risky but I like it.

  36. Scott says:
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    After reading your article I want to target Brandon Lloyd who is owned by a 1-2 team in my league.

    Does this deal make sense for me?

    Trent Richardson
    Lance Moore

    for

    Brandon Lloyd
    Jamaal Charles

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trade looks good for you.

  37. RickyD says:
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    Standard 12 team:
    RBs are Macfadden, D. Murray, D. Martin, T. Richardson, R. Williams, CJ Spiller
    TE: Fleener

    Would you trade Macfadden for Graham or R Willimas for Pettigrew? Or neither…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wait for after this week and see the trade value of Williams. Might be worth more. Don’t do DMC for Graham.

  38. B says:
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    Offered trade in PPR league getting DeMarco Murray and Miles Austin for my Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez.

    Pettigrew is my backup TE, have Ray Rice, Cedric Benson and Pierre Thomas, Antonio Brown, Greg Jennings, Ramses Barden, Demaryius Thomas and Sidney Rice.

    Seems like an even trade but is their upside for me to do it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Would be nice for the team you have to get some RB depth. Rice/Murray would be a good RB1/RB2 combo. I’d do it even though I don’t like losing Harvin.

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