33 Responses to “The DLF Mailbag”

  1. Nickdib says:

    in a ten-team all offense 22 man roster would you consider Kendall Hunter to not be worth rostering?

    • Tim Stafford says:

      No. He’s still a top-220 player. But you could have a roster in that format where you’d be hard pressed to find room for him. But he shouldn’t be on the WW.

  2. Preston Yarnell says:

    Nice article. On question 1, the only positive of owning both a QB and a WR/TE from the same team is the “explosion factor,” if you will. Just means that when your WR does indeed score, you are more likely to have a big week since your QB threw him the ball.

    Obviously statistically if you had the better player this would not make a difference, and you should always draft to get the best players, but I think knowing that when your WR scores your QB also scores does have some positive to it, albeit not a statistical advantage, per se.

    • Tim Stafford says:

      That’s true. There’s an all or nothing aspect to the pairing. But at the end of the day, superior players equal higher production.

    • John from Providence says:

      That’s true, but the flip side is true too. Even the best offenses have bad weeks from time to time. If the team you have the QB/WR combo has a bad week, you now have 2 players in your lineup who had a crappy week, instead of just one. If the players are spread out over 2 teams, it is much less likely that they will have a bad week at the same time.

      • John from Providence says:

        But I still agree that you grab the best possible players, regardless of combos or not.

  3. Chad says:

    I personally love having the RB/QB combo…..

  4. Jackson C. says:

    Why did the 49ers have to take LaMichael and Jacobs!! They have ruined Kendall Hunter’s dynasty sleeper status!! WAhhhhhhhh!

    • Eric Dickens says:

      Jackson, as a self-professed Kendall Hunter fanatic, I can identify with those feelings. After the initial shock wears off, allow it to be a positive thing. Now it means that he’s that much cheaper to buy & you can stash him for half the cost that he was a week ago!

  5. Will says:

    i think the QB/WR pairing is over-rated, you than back yourself into a corner saying should i start the pair over a wr that is in a favorable matchup.

    i look at it the same way if my opponent starts my WR’s QB im not going to bench my WR, it doesnt prevent the QB from scoring points, it hurts me.

    • Ryan Krcil says:

      The logic for benching the opposing team’s QB is so you clearly have something to root for. If you bench that WR then you can just go for that QB to play poorly compared to wanting him to do really good, but only to your WR… It makes watching the game much more pleasant.

  6. Rp says:

    Dont fight the qb/wr hook ups.. Its the best way to manipulat a trade as stated… Braylok edwards was once given up for roddy and a future… All because of brady quinn!!! Suckaaa

  7. Dan says:

    Need some advice for the pros. Would you trade 1.01(trich) and JJones and 1.07 for Foster, Dem Thomas and 2.03. I have Payton, CJ2K and AJ to help feel out my roster.

    • Cyrus Miller says:

      Foster is a stud, but I think Richardson isn’t a huge dropoff.

      Julio Jones is better than Thomas. 1.07 higher than 2.03.

      While tempting, I would stick with what you have. Unless you think Foster will continue to be the RB1 for the next 3 years, in which case it is a slight downgrade in talent and draft slot to get him. But 1.07 can get you Wilson or Floyd, whereas 2.03 gets you a question mark.

  8. Rob says:

    The bad side of owning a QB/WR/TE combo is my team last year in owning manning/wayne/clark. If the QB goes down for any time then it makes your whole team suffer.

    I would say if you have a good but not great team having a combo can help you beat the great teams. If you have a great team its best to not have a combo cuz you don’t need that boom/bust match-up.

  9. tebow says:

    james’s spot isnt bad if you are willing to wait. JH loves and knows what james can do. jacobs and gore are running outta gas next year james will have a huge role on the team

  10. Steve Moyer says:

    Time to update your dynasty rankings….

  11. jhatt3 says:

    Is Pead really all everyone is making him up to be? I have a 1-9 and am tempted to grab him there.

  12. Mr. No Days Off says:

    Is Peyton Hillis worthy of keeping in a dynasty league?
    Keep in mind I own Jammal Charles as well…

  13. Chris says:

    I won the championship last year, but I’m looking at an aging group of RBs and trying to make some moves to get a bit younger while staying competitive. I have Turner, Gore, Fred Jackson, and Sproles at RB. The rest of my team is a great combination of players who will both produce and maintain long-term value.

    I’ve been offered Mendenhall and Redman for Gore. I get 4 (almost 5) years younger here and I think the two are comprable now that Gore doesn’t catch passes out of the backfield. What do you think? Ben trying to move Turner/Jackson but can’t get fair value, would rather repeat than deal them cheap.


    • Mark Bush says:

      I like that deal for you Chris. Redman has a good chance to be a RB2 this season and I think Mendy will come back strong from his injury. I would post this proposed deal on the forum to get more insight though.

      Good luck!

  14. Alan Bauerle says:

    Ok would u guys trade the 1.3 n either the 2.2 or 2.3. For bradshaw Antonio brown n the 1.5. I have shaub Wallace Stewart dhb ridley n pettigrew just to round my starters out. Looks like I’d b gettin rg3 if I keep the pick. Only prob my backup qbs are tebow n hassleback n kaepernik.

    • Boomer says:

      Yes. Your 2nd round pick is worth less than Antonio Brown. Ahmad Bradshaw is a quality player who is worth dealing down two selections. There’s still quality players left at 1.5 as well.

  15. CinciGuy says:

    I’m in a 10 team dynasty league. Year 2 of 4. All owners must keep 4 players (no draft pick penalty). I also have overall #3 and #4 draft picks this year. Current roster is below. Whom do you keep???

    M Vick
    P Manning

    D McFadden
    F Gore
    F Jackson

    A Johnson
    R White
    M Wallace
    S Johnson

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