Ask the Experts
Posted Sep. 25 at 03:14 AM
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them:
Which early season star would you try to trade away while his value is high?
I'd deal injury-prone guys like McNabb or Chris Perry, both of whom have looked good.
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We like this guy, but probably Julius Jones. His track record is getting injured, so you know it is going to happen sooner or later. Also once the Seahawks get their WRs back in the next 2-3 weeks you know they are going to go to the air more. Coming off 2 straight big games, his value couldn't be higher.
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Ronnie Brown is the flavor of the week after his 5 TD, 113 yard rushing performance. Sell him now at his highest. Miami is not as good as the poor NE defense made them out to be. Don’t forget Ricky Williams has about the same stats, but is just missing the 5 scores. Although not officially a fantasy star yet, Eddie Royal may be another to sell now while the price is still high. He came down to earth a little in week 3 and a spectacular Brandon Marshall may take some of the shine off Royal. Finally, Randy Moss may be on the decline from here on out. Sell if you cannot afford to wait it out.
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Donovan McNabb and Kurt Warner are dynamite quarterbacks when they're healthy, but I don't like their chances at playing 16 games. I bet Warner would be an easy sell to a Fitzgerald or Boldin owner thin at quarterback.
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Ronnie Brown. He can't possibly come close to duplicating his 5-TD effort from last week against the Patriots.
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Calvin Johnson is a guy I’m trying to move in one of my leagues. Great talent. Huge, fast, and quickly proving to be very much worth the No. 2 overall pick of the draft in 2007. And he opened the season with a pair of 100-yard games and a couple of touchdowns. But in Detroit, he’s stuck in a lost cause. And with the cast around him crumbling, I don’t think he’ll be able to put up the monster type of numbers he’s capable of. The Lions probably will bench Jon Kitna before long, and that will leave Johnson trying to work with either Dan Orlovsky or Drew Stanton. It could be kind of like Dwayne Bowe spinning his wheels in Kansas City, stuck catching passes from Tyler Thigpen and Brodie Croyle.
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We'd have to go with Philip Rivers. He's on pace for 4,500 passing yards and 48 TDs as the No. 1-rated fantasy QB. He simply is not going to maintain this kind of efficiency -- he has 3 TDs in each of the Chargers' three games so far this year. He'd make for a great sell-high candidate right now. We saw in one league where Rivers was able to land Marshawn Lynch -- that's great team management.
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Willie Parker. He was drafted in about the 4th round, so getting a stud WR for him now looks like a good idea from here. He came out with two really nice Fantasy games and now the schedule starts to look far more difficult; and that offensive line is a leaky faucet that will get the QB and RB killed before long.
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Probably Aaron Rodgers. He looked shaky against Dallas before putting up some numbers in garbage time, and Tampa Bay this week could further harm his value. I don't think Green Bay's offense is going to continue to operate at the high level it did last year, and I'd want to move Rodgers before that dip occurs.
Richardson has been a columnist and contributor to the Fantasy Football Index magazine and web site for the past seven years. His responsibilities include team defense and IDP projections, as well as various site features. He has run the magazine's annual draft and auction leagues since their inception. His A DAY OF FOOTBALL wrap-up column appears Mondays during the NFL season. For more information go to www.fantasyindex.com.
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