#1 By: Brett Ahlberg, September 11th, 2017 15:52
As a DJ owner, the speculations on his prognosis are a bit unsettling. While the final word has yet to be said, I feel obligated to plan for the worst and hope for the best. With that being said, I am currently toying with the idea of benching my remaining players for tonights game to ensure that I get waiver priority this week to grab Tarik Cohen or Kerwynn Williams. Preferably I would like to wait for the final word on DJ, but with the games tonight I don't have that option and will most likely win if I don't bench them. So my question, is taking an early loss worth it for either of those two (or someone else) in the long term?
For a little background- this is a ESPN 10-team STD scoring keeper league where we get to keep a player in the round we drafted them in previous years drafts. My current roster is a bit weak at RB with Hyde, CJ Anderson, Coleman, and J. Charles as my other RB's. Fortunately, I have a bevy of WR with OBJ, AJ Green, K. Allen, D. Parker, and T. Hill. Moving some of my WR's is always an option, but most of my friends are reluctant to pull the trigger with trades.
Thanks in advance
#2 By: Robert Strong, September 11th, 2017 15:55
@Brettro I'm always against tanking but that may just be me. I'd rather play with who I have. Plus there's no guarantee that Williams gets the majority of the touches and wins you weeks (Ellington did out snap him). Cohen could see a ton of run with Kevin White gone but are both he AND Howard going to both be 15-20 PPG players?
#3 By: Brett Ahlberg, September 11th, 2017 16:35
I appreciate your reply. Excellent points. And, I agree tanking is kind of a weak move. Riding it out it is, I just needed a little support haha.
#4 By: dkpsports, September 11th, 2017 17:28
If you can win, take the win.
You'd be surprised and people will drop players you don't expect after the first week.