• Commish Picks- Trade Deadline Special



    With the trade deadline in most leagues approaching this weekend, here are some last-minute buy-low options that could potentially help your team. Each of these players carries a significant risk, but if you can get any of them at a cost that doesn’t impact your starting roster, any one of them could end up playing an important role down the stretch.


    Carson Palmer- Palmer has become that guy no one is excited about owning anymore. Yet Palmer is quietly 9th in scoring at QB, and has compiled 4 300+ yard passing performances, as well as 4 multi-TD games. If you are one of many owners who had their rosters ravaged by the injuries at QB this weekend, Palmer would be an excellent inexpensive option to look into.

    Eli Manning- I hesitate to include Manning, not because I don’t think he’ll rebound statistically, but because he’s on a bye this weekend, and if you’re in a spot where you need a QB, there’s a pretty good chance you’re also in need of a win this week. That said, if you have someone to fill in this week, and Eli’s owner is done with him, by all means, pounce. The Giants have the ability to air it out on anyone, so the fact that they face Green Bay, Washington, and New Orleans should lead to some monster weeks for Eli.

    Reggie Bush- This one would require a leap of faith, but no cheap option available would have the upside of Bush, who even in his limited touches over the past few weeks has put up decent fantasy numbers. The Dolphins are finding out that Daniel Thomas isn’t any good, and if they want to have any hope this season, must make the decision to ride on Reggie’s back. He had a big stretch run last season, and has a relatively easy schedule that could allow him to finish strongly again if the Dolphins give him the chance.

    Stevie Johnson- Johnson is not someone anyone ever wants to target. And that’s exactly why you should target him if you’re in dire need of a WR. Johnson is the unquestioned #1 target in Buffalo, has always been a decent red zone option, and has had a penchant for putting up some big games. Johnson had a nice game against NE on Sunday, and with a schedule that’s lightening up, including matchups with Miami, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville over the next 3 weeks, Johnson has a chance to be a difference-maker for your team.

    Vernon Davis- If Davis owners weren’t frustrated prior to Sunday’s game vs. the Rams, they certainly are now. If you need a TE, make a lowball offer for Davis. What can it hurt? If he continues to disappoint, he’s probably not hurting you any more than your previous option. But if he turns it on, like he’s shown the ability to do in the past, then you’ll have yourself a steal.


    Waiver Wire Picks

    QB- Jake Locker (Ten)
    RB- Beanie Wells (Ari), Bryce Brown (Phi- handcuff in case the Eagles decide to start resting McCoy)
    WR- Emmanuel Sanders (Pit), TY Hilton (Ind), Danario Alexander (SD)
    TE- Brandon Myers (Oak)

    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      I almost forgot that Beanie Wells was alive. I'm still starting Stephens-Howling because Wells will get hurt by the second quarter
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      As an Eli owner, I can tell you he might be a good bargain in your home leagues. He's underperformed for weeks now. Unfortunately, I've been saving Cutler for his bye week, so I'm on the waiver wire this week.

      Oh, and I'm an Adrian Peterson and Demarco Murray owner, so that bye week/injury limbo situation is lovely.

      I have insane depth at receiver--Calvin Johnson, Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin, Eric Decker, Steve Smith, Josh Gordon--but I just can't find the right trade partner. Meh.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by mkocs6 View Post
      As an Eli owner, I can tell you he might be a good bargain in your home leagues. He's underperformed for weeks now. Unfortunately, I've been saving Cutler for his bye week, so I'm on the waiver wire this week.

      Oh, and I'm an Adrian Peterson and Demarco Murray owner, so that bye week/injury limbo situation is lovely.

      I have insane depth at receiver--Calvin Johnson, Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin, Eric Decker, Steve Smith, Josh Gordon--but I just can't find the right trade partner. Meh.
      Cobb is the guy to trade. You just said that you can't find a trade partner, but I think with your roster, he'd be the perfect guy to dangle for someone like Bush, McGahee, or even Spiller, if that owner is dumb enough to move him.

      I wouldn't be relying upon Murray at all. What have you done with that spot since he went down? Have you been stuck with Felix?
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gapinski View Post
      I almost forgot that Beanie Wells was alive. I'm still starting Stephens-Howling because Wells will get hurt by the second quarter
      1000 and 10 last year. If he's available, I can guarantee there's no one better out there.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Trumpetbdw View Post
      1000 and 10 last year. If he's available, I can guarantee there's no one better out there.
      I know. As an OSU guy, I just can't help myself. He was pretty good last year, that is true.
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Well, speaking of trades, who do you think won my Mathews for CJ2k trade at this point?

      I think I lost, sadly . They both have fairly easy playoff schedules.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Docta View Post
      Well, speaking of trades, who do you think won my Mathews for CJ2k trade at this point?

      I think I lost, sadly . They both have fairly easy playoff schedules.
      Well, clearly CJ has outperformed Mathews since that deal was made, but that doesn't mean you didn't make the right move. However, it's also kind of why I'm not a huge fan of challenge trades. In a challenge trade, either there's always a loser, or the trade ends up being pointless. I'd rather make a strength for strength deal that both teams are likely to win.

      Of course, there's still time. As long as you make the playoffs, everything up to that point becomes irrelevant, and the trade evaluation starts from scratch. {And Norv is running out of weeks to get Mathews that MVP he promised in the offseason.}
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