Diary of a Work League: Week 7 Check-in

This season I decided to chronicle my work league in this column.

What I’m thinking when I go make moves. From the draft to the waiver wire.

I will make a record each week and give you the play by play.

I will let you know the trades I propose and why.

Maybe, more importantly, I will share with you the trades that are proposed to me.

Week 7 Check-in:

So much has happened since we last spoke. Got a ton of things to talk about.

If you’ll recall, this was my lineup right out of the draft:

QBs

Jimmy G

Jared Goff

RBs

Alvin Kamara

Christian McCaffrey

Lamar Miller

Rashaad Penny (later replaced with James Conner)

WRs

Tyreek Hill

Jarvis Landry

Larry Fitzgerald

Julian Edelman

Will Fuller V

TEs

Trey Burton

Jordan Reed

DST

Texans

K

Mason Crosby

So far there have been two trades in this league and I have been in BOTH of them.

TRADE #1

First was a deal that I initiated seeking a true #1 WR:

I offered Jarvis Landry, Julian Edelman, and Lamar Miller for Antonio Brown.

DECLINED

BUT a counteroffer...

Christian McCaffrey, Jarvis Landry, and Julian Edelman for Antonio Brown.

My response? “Maybe, but I’ll need an RB back to cover my bases.

We settled on Christian McCaffrey, Jarvis Landry, Julian Edelman for Antonio Brown, Matt Breida.

I’m also down a roster spot at this point so I pick up the best available WR off the waiver wireCalvin Ridley.

So now my team looks like this:

QBs

Jimmy G

Jared Goff

RBs

Alvin Kamara

James Conner

Lamar Miller

Matt Breida

WRs

Tyreek Hill

Antonio Brown

Larry Fitzgerald

Calvin Ridley

Will Fuller V

TEs

Trey Burton

Jordan Reed

DST

Texans

K

Mason Crosby

I also lost a bet at this point in the season as well and had to turn over naming rights of my team to the guy who beat me until I won another game.

SoI was “Mick’s Bitch” for one week until I won my next game and promptly went back to Lights,Kamara,Action.

Next week, Jimmy G. tears his ACL and is out for the season. So, I go to the waiver wire and grab Philip Rivers.

Yeshe was auto-drafted to my team in the 8th round.

YesI did drop him

and YES…I did pick him back up when I needed him with no remorse.

After all, this is Fantasy footballhis feelings aren’t hurt.

TRADE #2

The next trade offered to me was for James Conner.

The owner of Le’Veon Bell offered me Allen Robinson for James Conner straight up.

Being a Steelers fan I knew what we had in James Conner. He’s filled in for Bell admirably in the past and by all accounts looked great in the offseason.

THE COUNTER DANCE

I counter with Lamar Miller for Lev Bell straight up. Thinking that his value is at an all-time low since he did not report.

To my surprise, a new offer was sent back to me…

Lamar Miller and Will Fuller V for Lev Bell and Allen Robinson.

ACCEPTED…IMMEDIATELY

Not knowing when Lev Bell would be back is worrisome for me.

However, he is a TALENT and if he’s traded, or if he comes back to the Steelers, he should contribute.

A Rob should get some looks in Chicago. But giving up Will Fuller V hurt.

I dropped my kicker and streamed my DST several weeks in a row.

Currently, my roster is:

QBs

Philip Rivers

Jared Goff

RBs

Alvin Kamara

James Conner

Le’Veon Bell

Isaiah Crowell (Added from Waivers)

WRs

Tyreek Hill

Antonio Brown

Allen Robinson

Calvin Ridley

Amari Cooper (added from Waivers)

TEs

Trey Burton

Jordan Reed

DST

Texans

K

Sebastian Janikowski

After all the dust has settled, so far this team is 3-3 with the 2nd most points scored in the league so far.

I’ll keep you posted as the league rolls on.

See ya soon.

Featured image courtesy of the Associated Press.

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