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:
Rashaad Penny (later replaced with James Conner)
Will Fuller V
So far there have been two trades in this league and I have been in BOTH of them.
First was a deal that I initiated seeking a true #1 WR:
I offered Jarvis Landry, Julian Edelman, and Lamar Miller for Antonio Brown.
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 wire…Calvin Ridley.
So now my team looks like this:
Will Fuller V
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.
So…I 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.
Yes…he was auto-drafted to my team in the 8th round.
Yes…I did drop him…
…and YES…I did pick him back up when I needed him with no remorse.
After all, this is Fantasy football…his feelings aren’t hurt.
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.
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:
Isaiah Crowell (Added from Waivers)
Amari Cooper (added from Waivers)
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.