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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dynasty Rising/Falling -- Week 9


Tony Romo
Brett Favre
Alex Smith
Vince Young
Donovan McNabb

Chris Johnson
Ray Rice
Ryan Moats
Pierre Thomas
Steve Jackson
Jamaal Charles
Maurice Jones-Drew
Brandon Jacobs
DeAngelo Williams
Jonathan Stewart
Justin Forsett

Miles Austin
DeSean Jackson
Vincent Jackson
Michael Crabtree
Percy Harvin
Marques Colston
Malcom Floyd
Nate Burleson
Kelley Washington
Jeremy Maclin
Mike Thomas
Devin Thomas

Brent Celek
Dustin Keller
Vernon Davis
James Casey


David Garrard
Kurt Warner
Eli Manning
Derek Anderson
Brady Quinn
Matt Hasselbeck

Steve Slaton
Kevin Smith
Julius Jones
Larry Johnson
Michael Bush
Reggie Bush
Jerious Norwood

Roy Williams
Anthony Gonzalez
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Lee Evans
Eddie Royal
Anquan Boldin
Mario Manningham
Brian Hartline
Davone Bess

Owen Daniels
Tony Scheffler
John Carlson?
Martellus Bennett


EdMcGon said...

I'd like your opinion on a trade I just did.

Some background: I'm at 3-5, and the team I traded with is at 7-1 (leading the league by a good margin). It's a keeper league, with PPR, special teams points, and coaches (although coaches are only worth 10 points on a great day and -3 points on a bad day).

He offered: RB Kevin Smith, WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Austin Collie, and his first and second round picks next year.

He got: HC Rex Ryan, WR Vincent Jackson, and TE Dustin Keller.

For the record, I'm stacked at TE, with Brent Celek, Tony Scheffler, Kevin Boss, and Jared Cook (on my taxi squad). My wideouts are mediocre after Jackson, with Josh Cribbs being the best of the lot (thanks to special teams and rushing points). After Cribbs, there's Housh, Steve Smith (Panthers), Kevin Walter, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem, and Jeremy Maclin (on my taxi squad).

Believe it or not, Kevin Smith helps me, because after Frank Gore, my RB's are mostly potential, with Donald Brown, Jonathon Stewart, Michael Bush, and Justin Fargas.

The way I look at that trade, the straight up trade for players would have been a tough choice, but the 2 draft picks sealed the deal for me, even if they come at the end of the rounds. Also, while losing VJax hurts, adding a productive RB and a potentially great WR, plus a servicable 2nd WR, makes sense for my team.

Your thoughts?

Chris Wesseling said...

Hi Ed,

To be blunt, I'm not a big fan of the deal. I always believe draft picks are over-rated, especially late-round picks. I also believe that in most trades the owner getting the best player (i.e. V-Jax) ultimately wins the trade. Furthermore, I've soured on Kevin Smith something fierce, so I would have targeted a different RB if I was going to allow myself to deal V-Jax. I like Collie and Bowe, but I think you need more for Jackson.

Just my .02. Good luck,