20 Responses to “Making a List: Running Back Values”

  1. Sensei_John_Kreese says:

    AJ Green and Kyle Rudolph for Trent?

    Does this seem like a bit much to anyone else?

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      I think it is a lot and I would not pay that price, but that goes to show you how much some are willing to pay for the 1.01

      • Tim Stafford says:

        Yep. Ryan you nailed it. People are in full rookie-fever mode right now. Nice article. And it bugs me that the Mathews owner in my league also holds the 1.01!!

        • chris h says:

          agreed. people want the unknown so badly right now, a great time to trade that pick if you are willing. i just got jennings, d. thomas (before #18 signed) and sproles for the 1.01

          • Bennie Brewer says:

            Wow Chris, wish someone would make an offer like that to me. Just offered Nate Washington, Josh Cribbs and 1.10 for 1.01 last night which is significantly less than what you got. Don’t believe he will take it, but its a starting point for discussions.

  2. Cpiritual27 says:

    No concerns with Foster that he lost 40% of his starting OL (Brisiel/Winston)?

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      My personal rankings would not have Foster at #1, partially for that exact reason. This list just gives you an idea of where the value is. The majority still prefer him to Rice and McCoy.

  3. DynastyFrank says:

    I would move Foster to #3 but other than that I’m totally on board with this article. Awesome stuff.

  4. Boomer says:

    Think the person who made the Foster trade didn’t get enough. I got 1.2, Run DMC, and Torrey Smith.

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      That deal is somewhat tough to judge as it was made during a startup, but Foster had already been drafted and the Nicks pick was on the clock. I love the side getting Nicks, Britt and Helu. I feel that Nicks is worth close to Foster on his own and Britt is worth a lot too. I’d sell Foster for that.

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      I like your deal as well, but it is somewhat risky. If DMC’s injury is slow to heal and the 1.02 busts, it would not turn out well. Nicks has less risk than DMC, and Britt and 1.02 offer similar risk and upside.

  5. Avery Beck says:

    Thoughts on this set of trades to get up to the 1.1? 16 team league with very deep roster. Offense and defense scoring is pretty equal.

    1.12 and Spiller for 1.4
    Bowe for 1.9, Tolbert, Tim Hightower
    1.4 and Tolbert for 1.3
    1.3 and Donald Butler for 1.1 (Guy at 1.1 was considering a QB at 1.1, only has Bradford right now)

    Basically– 1.12, Spiller, Bowe, and Donald Butler for 1.1, 1.9, and Tim Hightower
    or
    to simplify it further– 1.12, Spiller, Tolbert, and Butler for 1.1

  6. Avery Beck says:

    Thoughts on this set of trades to get up to the 1.1? 16 team league with very deep rosters. Offense and defense scoring is pretty equal.

    1.12 and Spiller for 1.4
    Bowe for 1.9, Tolbert, Tim Hightower
    1.4 and Tolbert for 1.3
    1.3 and Donald Butler for 1.1 (Guy at 1.1 was considering a QB at 1.1, only has Bradford right now)

    Basically– 1.12, Spiller, Bowe, and Donald Butler for 1.1, 1.9, and Tim Hightower
    or
    to simplify it further– 1.12, Spiller, Tolbert, and Butler for 1.1

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      I am unsure about the value of Butler, but I like the end product a lot, even though it cost the downgrade from Bowe to the 1.09. Well done.

  7. Steve Moyer says:

    Ryan, I would add Vincent Jackson to your list of Tampa Bay offensive weapons. That’s a big omission.

  8. Anon says:

    Ryan, fwiw Ryan Mathews will be 24 to start the 2012 season. Birthdate 10/10/87. I’ve seen that mistake made before, must be reported wrong somewhere.

    Enjoyed the article. : )

  9. Ben says:

    Where does the info for these dynasty trades come from? It appears at least one is from first hand experience, but is this info on DFL somewhere?

    I’ve been looking for a resource to gage player value based on dynasty trades, but have not been able to find anything.

    • Ryan McDowell says:

      Ben,
      I gather the ADP data myself as I have tracked over 25 startup leagues since December. The trades are from leagues that I play in, or leagues that I track. There are also some from the completed trades thread on our Dynasty Talk forum.

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