I’m playing in a 12-team 0.5 PPR league that uses a FAAB budget of $100. Week 1 went as poorly for me as possible. As of now, here’s the construction of my roster:
QB: Philip Rivers, Andy Dalton
RB: Melvin Gordon, Lamar Miller, Theo Riddick, Jacquizz Rodgers, Rex Burkhead
WR: Golden Tate, Davante Adams, Mike Wallace, Eric Decker, Corey Coleman, Kenny Golladay
TE: Jimmy Graham, Cameron Brate
D/ST: Minnesota Vikings
K: Justin Tucker
This league plays 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 FLEXes, 1 D/ST, and 1 K per week.
Due to his awful outing against Baltimore this week that cost me my matchup, I’m considering dropping Dalton for one of Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, Deshone Kizer, Blake Bortles, Jay Cutler, or Trevor Siemian. I’m looking for a season-long backup out of this group of seven QBs. Should I stick with Dalton and just keep him on my bench for this week, or make a bid on one of the other six QBs available? And if the latter, how much of my FAAB should I bid?
I think I have more “studs” at RB (in Gordon and maybe Miller) than I do at WR, though I’d argue I have much more depth at WR. Would I be better off looking to maybe consolidate some of my WRs to get a single “stud” WR and either a low-tier RB or an open roster space? Or should I look to the waiver wire for someone like Tarik Cohen, Buck Allen, Kerwynn Williams, Chris Johnson, Marlon Mack, or Mike Tolbert?
If I choose to go the route of trading for an upgraded WR, which of my current receivers should I keep open to trade and which should be “untouchable” (maybe Tate or Adams?)? Who might be an example of a WR that makes sense for me to target? If I choose to go the route of looking at the waivers for an RB, which of the available backs should I take and how much should I be willing to bid on them in what is a very active, well-informed, and competitive league? I’ve been considering $7-12 bids for either Cohen or Allen, but I’m not confident. Would the player to drop be Burkhead or Brate? Or one of my WRs? I’m hesitant to drop Coleman due to his rapport with Kizer and Golladay because I want to give him more time on my bench to see if he’s actually legitimate.
In short, my questions are:
Should I be looking to move Dalton for a different backup QB, and if so, at what cost?
Should I prioritize trading for a stud at WR or improving depth at RB?
– If looking for a WR, which of my current players should I hold as untouchable and who should I be looking to acquire?
– If looking for a RB, which of the guys on the waiver wire should I submit bids for, for how much should those bids be, and who should I drop instead?
Thanks for the help, everyone!