#1 By: Regression From the Mean, September 14th, 2018 07:58
We’ve been limping along the 2017 thread but it’s September so it’s probably time for a new thread...
I have an offer on the table to trade Jimmy Graham away for an early 2019 2nd. Thoughts?
12-team 0.5PPR and we only have to start 1 TE. I’m loaded at every other position, so I’m thinking of this as just banking an asset to free up a roster spot for FA adds. I’d probably use that spot to pick up Ian Thomas
#2 By: hrr5010, September 14th, 2018 09:36
Yes. Who are your other TEs? But absolutely YES!
#3 By: Regression From the Mean, September 14th, 2018 11:47
Forgot to add other TEs, thanks for asking... I have Kittle and Jared Cook
#4 By: hrr5010, September 14th, 2018 13:44
I'd absolutely do. On the other hand, see if you can get a first back for Kittle as well. I tried to move Kittle all offseason for a second in a PPR league, but no one bit. PRICE HAS GONE UP FOLKS.
(i'm about to spam TE needy owners with Kittle for a first + marginal player. Will it work, who knows. I'm willing to find out!)
#5 By: Adam Eraky, September 14th, 2018 13:47
I posted this in the 2017 thread, I'll repost here...was offered to send away Enunwa and receive Tarik Cohen.
My initial thoughts are I'd rather have Enunwa, but I'm willing to entertain the offer.
#6 By: hrr5010, September 14th, 2018 15:26
No. I'd hold Enunwa for now. I think the WR is important, and while I'm a fan of Tarik... Enunwa could be the WR1 for the Jets. kinda wish the guy had come in slightly higher, but this is far too light. (and i'm a huge fan of Tarik)
#7 By: Regression From the Mean, September 14th, 2018 15:39
I agree. Enunwa will be a good WR3 for you going forward. Only risk point is that he's an FA this year, so as long as he's healthy he's going to make good $ in the offseason. You could view it as a good or bad thing that he might switch teams...
#8 By: Regression From the Mean, September 14th, 2018 15:41
trade Kittle? He's the one that made me comfortable trading away Graham. I think Cook is going to be his normal boom/bust self all year long so decent for a bye week fill-in, but I think Kittle is going to get plenty of targets to be a solid mid-range TE1.
Also my roster is a win-now roster, and I didn't see Graham as an upgrade over Kittle so figured I'd just try to bank some future value... I actually now own 4 2nd round picks next year in addition to my 1st, so I have plenty of draft pick capital to fill in holes this year or trade up in next year's draft.
#9 By: hrr5010, September 14th, 2018 20:15
It’s an either/or move. I’d much rather move graham and I agree whole heartedly. I think kittle gonna have a HUGE year. And this move will net you another 2nd. You’re gonna crush if you get jimmy off your squad
#10 By: devinmci, September 16th, 2018 00:49
@fezic The fact that Rodgers could miss extended time makes me more willing to pull the trigger on Jimmy Graham, but as I noted in the Trades article, Graham played 93% snaps which is something that very few TEs do. Graham is someone I'm looking to add at this point, not cut loose. That said, I want to add Ian Thomas for sure, so Thomas + 2nd for Graham . . . yeah.
However, as @hrr5010 points out, now is the time to trade Kittle. I like him, but it's no sure thing that he's a difference-maker at the position, even if he's good. It's rare to see someone drop a ball as blatantly as Kittle did on Sunday and have their stock rising. With Graham/Cook, you have some safety to explore whether you might be able to get a Will Fuller, Mike Williams, Devin Funchess type player for Kittle, or a future 1st, which would be fairly exciting given that I can't tell you with much certainty whether Kittle or Thomas will have the brighter future.
@aweraky very league dependent. enunwa has the higher ceiling, especially if he's extended to be darnold's longterm security blanket. but, if he goes elsewhere, even if he's a good player, he won't necessarily be relevant in all leagues. in full ppr, i think cohen has a chance to be fantasy relevant for a very long time, which is a nice safe roster piece at a position that undergoes a lot of turmoil. on the other hand, cohen-type players are so often undervalued, that they are relatively easy to acquire. if it's a league where RBs are hoarded really aggressively, and my WR corps is really top-heavy already, maybe i'd lean cohen. if you can pretty easily add ekeler, lindsay, mike boone type players every year, i'm less attached to cohen, and i prefer a WR with breakout potential, which is usually pretty expensive to acquire.