Hello again Razzball readers! I’ve really been enjoying contributing to Razzball so far and I look forward to answering more questions and helping more fantasy teams. Mike Braude and I will be working as a team and editing each other’s columns so feel free to ask either of us any questions; we’d love to help! And check us out on Twitter at @AsherMolk and @BraudeM

Buying low and selling high is quite simple: getting players whose actual value is more than their perceived value, and trading away players whose actual value is less than their perceived value. This works best on impatient owners who just look at box scores, and don’t actually watch players or pay attention to their situation.

Before we get started, there are a few common pieces of advice that I gave to many readers about trading and adding players. I’d like to share them with you:

  1. Trading away two decent/good players for one great player is almost always a great idea. Usually, the person getting the one player wins the deal. These kinds of deals are usually a great idea; it’s more beneficial to have the better player on your roster.
  2. NEVER lead with your best or final trade offer! Instead, start small, even offer deals they probably won’t do to start with. This doesn’t mean offer Mason Crosby for Ryan Mathews, but you never know what a person may say yes to, it’s often quite surprising. If you lead with your best offer, you have nowhere to go but down. Start by being a little optimistic…
  3. If there are quality players on your waiver wire that you want but you do not know whom to drop, let go of your kicker and/or defense for that player. You can always make a trade to make roster space, or make a game-time decision on whom you want to drop. A lot can happen in a week, and you don’t want to miss out on the next Miles Austin or Brandon Lloyd just because you think Sebastian Janikowski will average 1 more point per game than Olindo Mare.
  4. Target owners who are close to the bottom of the standings – they are probably the most willing to do a desperation move in order to shake up their team. Also, make sure to target players the owner is likely frustrated with.

Due to the bye weeks and other factors, there aren’t too many new “sell highs”, but I’d recommend to keep selling players from previous columns. Here we go:

BUY LOW 

Vincent Jackson, WR, SD- After coming on strong at the end of last year after his lengthy holdout, Vincent Jackson was often drafted as a WR1 in August fantasy drafts. However, he’s only scored in two games and topped 63 yards twice- not exactly top 12 wideout production. But there’s good news: his struggles are well justified. He had been previously hobbled due to nagging hamstring and abdominal injuries, which he even fought through against the Dolphins to the tune of 103 yards and a score. He has also faced some incredibly tough cornerback competition: his only clunkers have come against Antoine Winfield, Brandon Flowers, Champ Bailey, and of course Darrelle Revis who held him to one catch for 15 yards. It also hasn’t helped that Philip Rivers has looked far from his normal self. But the sledding gets much easier. Here are the pass defense rankings of his forthcoming opponents: 17th, 31st, 25th, 27th, 19th, 6th, and 30th. The (at least temporary) return of Antonio Gates and emergence of Ryan Mathews should help shift attention from the 6’5” 230lb beast of a wide receiver. Buy low now and expect WR1 production for the rest of the year.

Miles Austin, WR, DAL- Miles Austin owners must be getting very frustrated, and justifiably so. He exploded out of the gates with over 230 yds and 4 scores in his first two games, but was then shut down for nearly a month. So far, the wait has not been worth it: he has a pedestrian 9 catches for 90 scoreless yards in the two games since his return. Like Vincent Jackson, Miles Austin’s schedule gets a whole lot easier from here on out. He is not an injury concern either- the reason they rested him for so long was so that he could fully heal from his hamstring ailment. Austin and QB Tony Romo have proven they share undeniable chemistry, and his latest clunker against the Rams was a result of the Demarco Murray show. There is plenty of hype surrounding Dez Bryant, and rightfully so, but Austin is still the 1A to Bryant’s 1B. Fully healthy in a dynamic offense, Austin should be a solid top 10 WR option going forward.

Ryan Mathews, RB, SD- In the 2010 draft, the San Diego Chargers moved up to the early first round just to grab their RB of the future out of Fresno St. With expectations sky high in a dynamic offense, there’s no doubt about it: Mathews flopped. From a combination of unpolished skills in the blitz pickup/passing game, injuries, and Mike Tolbert, his rookie year proved to be quite a disappointment. Going into this year, he was frequently drafted in the 4th round in fantasy drafts. Personally, I avoided him that early in drafts due to the coaches’ apparent love affair with Tolbert. I’ve since been proven wrong- those who got that kind of value are on their way to fantasy playoff births. But after being in and out of the lineup with more nagging injuries and being held to 13 carries for 39 yards against the Jets along with not scoring in 3 weeks, owners may think they are seeing a repeat or 2010. They aren’t. The only real issue besides a few nagging injuries with Mathews were the concern about his role in the pass game and at the goal line- two huge factors for fantasy RBs. The coaching staff has shown faith in Mathews in the passing attack as evidenced by him catching nearly 4 passes per game, and he was even starting to get goal line work before the bye. With Tolbert there, a healthy Mathews is a top 7 RB. But if something were to happen to Tolbert, he’d catapult to the top 4 (and Tolbert has had his share of injury problems this year). There’s always a slight risk here, but the reward and upside is through the roof. His actual value is very, very high.

Julio Jones, WR, ATL- A mega-talented WR coming out of Alabama, Julio Jones showed everyone he is the real deal. After dazzling fantasy owners with two straight 100-plus yard performances, Julio Jones has missed two straight games with a hamstring injury. The Falcons are on bye this week and it’s possible many owners have forgotten just how special this receiver is. With Roddy White on the other side of the field, Jones will face single-coverage, which is simply unfair for opposing cornerbacks who cannot match up with his 6’3” 220lb frame. In the first four games of his career (not counting the game against the Packers when he hurt himself) Jones has averaged 85.5 yards a game, which amounts to a ridiculous 1,368 yards over the season. Even with Turner running the ball well, don’t be fooled- Turner’s increased role has probably been a result of Julio’s injury and the Falcons’ matchups against teams weak against the run. Don’t expect the Falcons to waste the player they traded 5 picks for – they see the same talent we do. Buy him before his owner realizes he’s too good to be traded.

SELL HIGH 

Demarco Murray, RB, DAL- If you had Demarco Murray in your fantasy lineup last week, odds are you came out with a victory. He is not in this column because he is a bad player who got lucky- he is simply here because I believe his perceived value is higher than his actual value. Murray flashed his ability on Sunday to the tune of 253 yards, a franchise record. But before we go anointing him the waiver wire pickup of the year, lets put some things in perspective: This St. Louis Rams “rush defense” is atrocious. They rank dead last in the NFL in that category, and are giving up…wait for it…over 183 rushing yards per game. You read that right. While Murray gets another crack at a terrible rush defense next week against the Eagles, Felix Jones will be coming back in the coming weeks and the Cowboys will have to face teams who actually tackle running backs before they burst into the secondary. It would be naïve to think that Felix would resume his every down role, but he will certainly take away from Murray’s value. Find someone in your league that watched him in college and who truly thinks he can do for the Cowboys what he did at Oklahoma. Again, Murray definitely has value- he’s pretty talented and has likely established a permanent role in this offense, but trying to turn him into someone like Ryan Mathews would be a recommended move.

Antonio Gates, TE, SD- Before you simply close your browser after seeing this “blasphemy”, hear me out. There is no doubt he has produced elite numbers year in and year out, and has an obvious rapport with Philip Rivers. Save Jimmy Graham, there may not be a better fantasy TE than Antonio Gates when he is on the field. But therein lies the problem: his foot injury is a serious, serious thing. Time and time again, he has suffered time-consuming and nagging setbacks with the injury. Gates himself has even admitted that his foot will never be completely healthy and that he is very prone to setbacks. Again, this injury is not something that simply heals with time, and it can strike at anytime. Taking risks is a huge part of playing fantasy football successfully- ask anyone who drafted perceived “injury risks” Matthew Stafford and Darren McFadden this year. But Gates’s injury is different and much more severe. Trading Gates is only a recommended move if you have a viable second TE. But if it turns out you have depth at the position, trading Gates for WR or RB depth may not be a bad decision. There’s always a chance that Gates doesn’t suffer any setbacks and he laughs all the way to the number 2 finish at TE this year, but its quite possibly not worth the risk if you can turn him into something substantial.

Plaxico Burress, WR, NYJ- After a 3-TD performance last week, don’t let the name fool you – Plaxico Burress is way past his prime. Averaging 34.7 yards per game, Plaxico isn’t someone you want to rely on weekly. He’s a poor bet for yardage and receptions and does little more than provide a red-zone target for Mark Sanchez. Obviously, many owners don’t view him as a great WR but if you can trade him for a struggling Percy Harvin or an up-and-coming Roy Helu or Greg Little – you have done very well. Trade him while you can because this production is nearly impossible to predict. There simply isn’t any upside here.

 

KEEP BUYING- Mario Manningham, Daniel Thomas, Roddy White, Larry Fitzgerald, Darren McFadden (make sure you get Michael Bush though)

KEEP SELLING- Michael Turner, Shonn Greene, Anquan Boldin, Tony Gonzalez

I’m looking forward to answering more questions! Ask ’em either here or on Twitter: @AsherMolk

  1. DP says:
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    Is mcgahee droppable for helu in a 10 team league. I have a hard time seeing mcgahee getting back his starting gig.

  2. MJL says:
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    Asher and Mike, what do you guys think about this trade?

    R. White & Starks for R. Mende & B. Lloyd?

    I have currently have
    WR: White, S. Johnson, Manningham, G. Little, L. Moore, N. Burleson
    RB: Starks, F. Jones, Ridley, M. Morris

  3. Fernando says:
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    10 team standard league scoring qb, wr, rb, te, w/r, w/r, w/r,k, def

    His team:
    qb Newton and Ryan, wr V. Cruz, Meacham, Burress, S. Breaston, rb Forte, R. Matthews, Mcgahee and K. Moreno, Tate, te Hernandez

    My team:
    qb Romo, Big Ben, Tebow; wr R.White and Manningham; rb Peterson, S. Jackson, F Gore, Murray, D. Thomas, Battle, M. Morris, te gresham

    May be able to get Hernandez with Murray and Gresham. There’s been communication. He’s willing to part with him.
    > How can I get R. Matthews involved? How low and high?

    > side question: I’m may never start M. Morris, should I drop for Helu?

  4. kyle says:
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    I Give. Jahvid Best and Desean Jackson. He Gives Dwayne Bowe. What You Think. Or Jahvid Best, Owen Daniels, Desean Jackson for Bowe and Cutler, Have sanchez/best at QB. Blount, Murray, Jacobs, Morris at RB

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    @Fernando: I don’t love trading away Murray for a TE, but I think you have the depth to do it- Hernandez is great. I’d like the deal a lot more if you could indeed get Mathews. If you could throw in pretty much anyone but Roddy White, Peterson, and Gore for Mathews I’d probably do it. And yes, drop Morris for Helu. Check in with any additional questions!

  6. barker says:
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    waiver wire question
    currently have claims dropping moore for helu gaffney and brown in that order

    would you drop lance moore and/or decker for

    helu antonio brown gaffney dezmon briscoe jenkins? lumpy alphonso smith

    my wrs colston garcon manningham williams tb decker moore
    my rbs rice cj2k hardesty jstew felix

  7. MJL says:
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    Help. Would u do this trade?

    R. White & Starks for R. Mende & B. Lloyd?

    I have currently have
    WR: White, S. Johnson, Manningham, G. Little, L. Moore, N. Burleson
    RB: Starks, F. Jones, Ridley, M. Morris

  8. BAM says:
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    Hey Asher,

    I got an offer today that I need your help in assessing. My current squad is:

    Newton/Manning
    Gore (Hunter)/Bradshaw (Jacobs)/Hillis (Hardesty)
    S.Smith (Car), Nicks, Fitzgerald
    V.Davis
    Rotating K/DEF

    I got an offer of Daniel Thomas/Percy Harvin for Hillis Hardesty. You told me before that Hillis is a sell candidate but are Thomas/Harvin enough considering that Hillis is still the best player on that team?

    This is a 12-team, .5 PPR league that counts return yardage…

    Thanks bro

  9. Super says:
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    Two Questions

    I just traded Cam Newton and Maclin for Stafford and Dez Bryant. I really wanted Bryant (Cowboy fan), but I think I gave away too much….. thoughts?

    I have these guys already in a H2H 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K, 1DEF league…..

    QB – Stafford
    WR –Andre Johnson, Dez, Manningham, GLittle, Crabtree, and Mike Williams(TB)
    RB — McFadden, A.Foster, Mendenall and waiting on waiver-wire for Demarco Murray (I think he’s going to be good…)
    TE — Aaron Hernandez
    K —- Dan Bailey

    Advice to improve my team (4-3 after tons of trading) ???

  10. chuck says:
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    Hey Asher,

    I have been trying to trade for a rb but no takers. What should I offer to get a back? And what backs should I be targeting? Apete’s owner is willing to trade him, and Foster’s owner said he needs a WR, too. Also, is CJ2K still considered a buy low at this point? 14 team ppr

    QB: Eli, RB: Beanie, Daniel Thomas, Blount, Felix Jones WR: Roddy White, MIles Austin, AJ Green, Manningham, TE Gresham

    I have already sent offers for mathews and rundmc, but the owners don’t want to trade.

    THANKS!

  11. Super says:
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    Sweet, I got Demarco! I really do think he’s going to be good, don’t you? Last question for your expertise—– Would you trade Mendenall for Miles Austin?

  12. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Asher:I have a bunch of questions10 team non ppr,which is the best ww /pu ROS?….

    Crabtree,Gaffney or Antonio Brown

    also,which QB ROS?….

    Kolb,Sanchez,Smith,Painter,Cassel or Beck(some real winners,I know)

    Freeman would be a better option than any of these,right?

    finally,do you think Daniel Thomas will get his s**t together and have value going forward?….and would you still take him over Helu?

    thnks.

  13. Scott says:
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    Demetrius Thomas or victorncruz rest of the year? Standard league
    Help!

  14. Ryan says:
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    I have both torain and helu..need to drop one this week…who do u keep ? Standard league
    Thanks

  15. elwood blues says:
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    I’d like to get Mathews or Jones, but I have a problem at Best (jahvid that is.. not sure what to do with him.. and haven’t gotten any feelers on him since putting him on trading block)

    My roster right now:
    QB: Rivers
    RBs: SJax and Bradshaw
    WRs: Wallace, VJax, Harvin
    TE: Daniels

    Bench: Sanchez, Best, Helu, Ridley, Little.

    The guy who has Mathews is set at qb and has McCoy and Greene at RB, with Megatron, A.Brown, Meachem, Branch, Holmes at WR.

    The guy who has Jones is also set at qb, and has Beanie, Lynch, Benson and Scott at rb, and Fitz, Breaston, Ja.Jones, and Burleson at WR.

    See any combos that may work?

  16. timmy riggins says:
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    @Asher Molk: how are you still hating on greene? do you think him for miles austin is a fair offer? (I can add G.Little too). who do you like better as a .5ppr flier: braylon or brian leonard? thx

  17. jdubs says:
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    traded gates for sjax straight up in a keeper league.. pretty happy about that. Had pettigrew rocking the past few weeks!

  18. Andy says:
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    not sure if you remember me from last week but i traded wallace and djax for foster boldin and antonio brown. I was under the impression i could flip boldin for a better wr and now i have an offer on the table of

    Gore, Boldin and Gates for VJax Fitz and Deangalo.

    I would still have rice and foster as my backs and already have austin and pettigrew. I think this would be a great buy low with fitz and vjax and relative sell high with gore and gates… you think this move solidifies my team? Thanks for all you help!

  19. will says:
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    my team (QB – Vick and Newton, RB – Jackson, Hillis, Battle, McGehee, WR – Fitzgerald, Bowe, Steve Johnson, Colston, Green)

    I need a RB and I have WR to trade. Here is an option in a 10 team 3 keeper league.

    I give Newton and Fitzgerald for Rivers and Gore. Any thoughts?

  20. stumanji says:
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    My Manningham and Demaryius for his AJ Green? Call me crazy but I still like Manningham in PPR and Demaryius got 10 targets last week. Is AJ enough of an upgrade to pull the trigger. My other WRs are Wallace and Stevie Johnson.

  21. atherton32 says:
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    I’m going to offer Foster & Colston for MJD, Bradshaw, & VJax. Is this fair at all on the other side? He has Megatron, Best & Fred Jackson on his bench.

  22. will says:
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    Bowe or Fitzgerald and Newton for Rivers and Gore. As I posted earlier I need a RB.

    Should I do it? If so, which WR should I keep?

  23. exactly says:
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    in line with buying low, is this a good deal: s. greene and m. thomas for v. jackson?

  24. Blain Train says:
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    I just traded AJ Green & Jermaine Gresham for Miles Austin & Matt Ryan. Did I do okay?

    I have Tebow as my only other QB; I have Gates & Pettigrew at TE also.

  25. Heraldo says:
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    10 Team Non-PPR, Standard Scoring.

    I have an offer to trade Marshall for Tolbert. Should I?

    My Team:
    QB: Tebow/Hasselback
    RB: Forte, Hardesty, Helu, Hunter, Grant
    WR: Wallace, Bowe, Lloyd, Marshall, Harvin
    TE: Gates, Pettigrew

    I obviously need another running back and he needs another WR. Is this a worthwhile trade despite my obvious need?

  26. Plainview says:
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    Shonn Green and DeMarco Murray for Michael Turner?

  27. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    1 ppr – colston and mathews or fitz and turner?

  28. Asher Molk

    Asher Molk says:
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    @DP: He’ll probably get his starting job when he gets back, but its not a guarantee. If there’s quality on the waiver wire I wouldn’t have a problem with it

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    Asher Molk says:
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    @MJL: I like it!

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    Asher Molk says:
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    @kyle: I think thats a little much to give up for Bowe. Desean and Bowe are actually pretty close, and if/when Jahvid comes back you’ll want him

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    Asher Molk says:
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    @barker: I’d make Brown more of a priority than Gaffney. And I’d drop Lance Moore for either Helu or Brown, but probably not the rest of those guys

  32. TRADE says:
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    Whatup Asher!

    In my 12 team PPR league I offered my Flacco, Best, and Torain for Aaron Rodgers. What do you think? Do you think Best will come back and be good again this year?

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    @BAM: I think I’d pull the trigger on that, although its kinda close. Me and Mike think Percy is a good buy low, although risky- he’ll help since its a return yardage league. I think Hardesty takes value away from Hillis (although it seems like Hillis is a much better player). I still like Daniel Thomas, so I think its a decent deal

  34. exactly says:
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    Also any other buy lows? I really don’t see anyone giving up on ryan mathews after 1 slow week.

  35. Asher Molk

    Asher Molk says:
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    @Super: I think that trade is pretty damn close. I like Dez a little more than Maclin, and Newton a little more than Stafford. I don’t think either party involved in that deal gave away too much. I do think Demarco can be good- thats not the issue. Its just that if you can get someone more proven and substantial for him I’d probably do it. Your team is super good, I don’t think I’d change anything else.

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    I appreciate the sound advice last week, although I didn’t get the win (thanks to the near blankings of VJax and Holmes). Now I’ve got some serious injury bugs running through my squad which forced me to drop Ingram and Lynch for some live bodies. Here’s my roster as it stands currently for Week 8:

    QB: Cam
    WR: VJax
    WR: Smiff (CAR)
    WR: AJ Green
    RB: CJ No K
    RB: JStew
    TE: A-Her
    W/R: Antonio Brown
    BN: Beanie
    BN: Blount
    BN: Forte
    BN: Holmes
    BN: Finley
    BN: Rivers

    Do you think I need to make any moves to my team? No one seems to need a QB, as I’ve offered up Cam and Rivers and no one is biting – I do get offers like Cruz for Cam, however. I do have these offers out: Rivers for DJax; Finley for Colston; JStew for Hillis.

    What do you think of those offers? Do I need to set my sights higher or do you think I can stand pat with my roster as-is?

  37. Asher Molk

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    @chuck: I’m beginning to shy away from CJ2K for now. He just doesn’t look like the same player, hold off on him. But if the AP and Foster owners are willing to deal, I’d do just about anything to get either of those guys. If you can give any of your WRs straight up for them I’d do it. I’d also package in pretty much any of your RBs for them too. They are that valuable. Feel free to follow up with me!

  38. Asher Molk

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    @Super: I really do think Demarco Murray can be good, that isn’t the issue. The issue is that he may not be able to stay healthy, he’ll likely be involved in some sort of committee approach when Felix gets back, and he doesn’t face the Rams every week. There’s a definite chance I’m wrong about all that, but if I could get him for a proven RB1 I’d probably do it. I’d probably want to keep Mendenhall- him and Austin are hovering around top 12 at their position, but RBs are more important to have than WRs.

  39. Asher Molk

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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: I’d probably rate them Crabtree, Brown and Gaffney far behind. Brown has some real upside if Ward keeps getting hurt or gets phased out of the starting lineup. The order of QBs I’d probably go Kolb, Sanchez, Smith, Cassel, Beck, Painter, but its a mish mosh- Freeman is better than all of those guys. And I do think Daniel Thomas will get something going, he’s still a good buy low. Reggie Bush isn’t an every down back.

  40. Asher Molk

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    @Scott: I’d lean Victor Cruz, but keep an eye on Thomas. Tebow targeted him a bunch.

  41. Asher Molk

    Asher Molk says:
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    @Ryan: I’d highly recommend trying to find someone else to drop- who knows what Shanahan will do. But if you must, keep Torain for now.

  42. Asher Molk

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    @elwood blues: You don’t have too much to deal right now, but see if you can maybe sell Steven Jackson to him for Mathews. Wouldn’t recommend trading Wallace. It wouldn’t be the worst thing if you stood pat during the bye weeks/until Best gets healthy if you cannot get a deal. Keep me updated if you’d like!

  43. Asher Molk

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    @timmy riggins: Shonn Greene has looked a little better, but he’s faced two rush defenses ranked 20th or lower his past three games. He’s still not that talented and can only get what’s blocked. If Shonn Greene isn’t a starter of yours or you have better RBs, then I’d give him for Austin. And probably go Braylon if he plays- Leonard almost never gets the ball.

  44. Asher Molk

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    @jdubs: Not bad at all! RBs way more important than TEs

  45. Asher Molk

    Asher Molk says:
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    @Andy: As long as you have Ben Tate rostered as a handcuff to Foster, I think this is a pretty good deal. Don’t love giving away Gore (RBs are very important) but getting Fitz and VJax would be fantastic. The deal may be closer than you think, but I’d pull the trigger. And you’re welcome!

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    @will: You do desperately need a RB, thats for sure. But Rivers is proving to be such a downgrade from Newton, and I’d really want Newton in a keeper league. I’d recommend trying to find another deal.

  47. Asher Molk

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    @stumanji: I’d probably keep Manningham and Thomas. Thomas has upside, and I think a Manningham explosion is coming- he’s still the definite number 2 option in the passing game.

  48. Asher Molk

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    @atherton32: Wouldn’t do that if I was you. I cannot really ever imagining trading Arian Foster…he’s probably the most valuable player in fantasy football. Just make sure you have Ben Tate.

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    @will: Really don’t think you should be trading Newton if you can “keeper” him, but I’ll still say I’d rather have Fitz than Bowe, although the gap is seemingly closing between the two.

  50. Asher Molk

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    @exactly: If you have depth at RB, I really like that deal.

  51. Asher Molk

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    @Blain Train: You did absolutely fantastic. Well done.

  52. Asher Molk

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    @Heraldo: No. You really do need an RB, but I considered putting Tolbert on this list. He is the clear-cut number two to Mathews now. Definitely trade for a good RB, but aim higher.

  53. Asher Molk

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    @Plainview: This is interesting- I’ve had all three of these guys on my sell-highs. But Turner carries the most value of those guys. I’d lean yes if you have other good RBs

  54. atherton32 says:
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    @ashermolk The only reason I have thought about it is because I am struggling and my RB2 is Ingram. Plus this is a keeper league and I can’t keep Foster any longer. Still a bad idea?

  55. Asher Molk

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    @broadstreetbrawler: I like the Colston/Mathews side a little more

  56. Asher Molk

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    @TRADE: Hey there! There’s a very good possibility Jahvid comes back like he was playing, but Arian Foster and Aaron Rodgers are vying for the best fantasy football players on earth. Can rarely give up too much to get those guys. I like it.

  57. EWE25 says:
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    Would you trade A. Bradshaw for Jimmy Graham? 10 team standard league. No TE league (TE same as a WR spot) 1 qb, 2 rb, 3 wr, K, Def

    my squad:
    Qb: Manning, Big Ben
    Rb: R. Rice, F. Jackson, A. Bradshaw, W. McGahee, D. Thomas, R. Grant
    WR: L. Fitzgerald, H. Nicks, A. Boldin, O. Daniels, P. Harvin, N. Washington

  58. TV says:
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    Asher
    Rest of season, who do you like in a ppr?

    Demarco or DHB

    thanks

  59. Asher Molk

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    @exactly: I agree, but I’ve learned to never be surprised by how some people think. I really think even though he has good perceived value, he still may be underrated. Other guys that come to mind are Torain/Helu, Percy Harvin (if you can get him for very cheap), even Hillis may be underrated. My recommendation is to look at the buy lows from previous weeks and keep on buying, i.e. Manningham and Fitzgerald.

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    @Wilsonian: You still have an incredibly strong team. I wouldn’t give away Newton- he’s a top 5 QB. I know how you feel though, I’ve been suffering from the injury bug myself. I like all of those deals you just said- I’d especially be interested in trading away Finley since you have Hernandez. Standing pat wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if none of your deals went thru- again, your team is great.

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    @atherton32: I still think its a bad idea, here’s why: Although you cannot keep Foster anymore, I still don’t love the guys you are getting as keepers (maybe with the exception of VJax). Foster is the best RB in fantasy. If you have any shot at making the playoffs I’d keep him. But if you are at the bottom of the standings and you still want to trade Foster, you can get a much better deal than that in my opinion, and one in which you can get a very solid keeper.

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    @EWE25: If you can start an RB at flex, I wouldn’t do it since you don’t have to start a TE. But since you didn’t mention a flex, I think its a pretty fair deal. Jimmy Graham should have at least very good WR2 numbers by the end of the year. Just remember that RB depth is incredibly important, the deal doesn’t come without risk.

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    @TV: Probably Demarco because he’s an RB.

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    @Asher Molk: thanks! I’m just going to leave those deals hanging out there, see what happens. The injury bug has killed me, and I’m sitting at 3-4 and in next to last place, but a couple good weeks and I’m back in the race.

  65. stumanji says:
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    Trade DeMarco for Sproles in PPR?

  66. hideousmutants says:
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    Starting to get tired of waiting for Chris Johnson. I got him in a steal of a trade so he doesn’t mean as much to me as someone who drafted him. Would you trade Johnson to get Ryan Mathews?

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    @Wilsonian: Wow, thats odd that 1 game below .500 is next to last- sounds like your still in it then. Injuries are the worst…but I really like your team and would be surprised if you didn’t finish quite strong.

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    @stumanji: I’d do that deal

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    @hideousmutants: At this point, definitely

  70. Michael says:
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    Advice – 10 team league, standard scoring. Starts 3 WRs (including TEs if wanted). Have Colt McCoy as QB. Trying to trade one of our WRs Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Hackim Nicks, Maclin and AJ Green.

    The guy wants Andre for Tebow. Should I pull the trigger?

  71. Michael says:
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    Related to thread above – Avail QBs in the pool are Dalton, Bradford, Palmer, Beck, Ponder and even Painter.

  72. sit bits says:
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    Who’s the best speculative add in a non-ppr league? Kendall Hunter, Stevan Ridley, or Delone Carter?

  73. Asher Molk

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    @Michael: Definitely not. You can get a better QB than that for Andre. Maybe AJ Green for Tebow. But shop around for the best available QB.