Moss deal offers lure of mystery
There's really no middle ground to the blockbuster trade of ex-Patriot
So, the real question should be: As a fantasy owner, which side are you on?
Personally, I don't see any reason why Moss cannot average 6 catches, 91 yards and .66 TDs over Minnesota's next 12 games. Even at 33, Moss still possesses the rare physical gifts of a Hall of Fame receiver in his relative prime, especially when pressed into jump-ball duty in the red zone. And as a bonus, the
Of course, it probably helps that Moss has seamlessly moved from one superstar QB (
To clarify, being super-positive about Moss' change of scenery doesn't mean he's untouchable in the trade market. True story: While writing this topper for today's Clicks, a fellow owner from a CBS league offered me
In a nutshell, that's the allure of Randy Moss. The idea of his great unknown, even after a zero-catch outing in prime time, still has plenty of value.
There are two versions of a classic "sell high" trade in fantasyland. The first one involves bankable superstars who would fetch a fair price at any time, regardless of their stats for the previous week. The second grouping focuses on modest names who've suddenly come into a great deal of fantasy fame, whether on their own merit or if they're the direct beneficiaries of a teammate's untimely injury or benching. This mini-section deals with the latter, as we brainstorm some creative ways to aim high with the following studs:
Here are the 20 best available free agents for 12-team, standard-scoring leagues:
This is a reminder to everyone that I'll be hosting a
A receiver is only as good as his quarterback and the number of opportunities he gets to make a catch; and these "Targets" should factor heavily with owners when choosing to snag (or drop) a talent in PPR leagues. It goes without saying, owners must
Nineteen wide receivers garnered 10 or more targets in either Week 3 or 4, but only two wideouts tallied 10-plus targets in
1. Reggie Wayne vs. Kansas City
As for Portis, I loathe dumping quality backs, especially when possessing the 1-2 handcuff (Torain). If I were you, I'd exhaust all means for keeping or trading Portis to a RB-starved club before giving him the heave-ho. After all, DHB will still be there in free agency come Sunday morning. Give yourself 3-4 more days for Portis bartering.
If you have the Week 5 roster space to spare, here are some unheralded bye-week gems to pluck off waivers ASAP instead of entering a bidding war for their services next week:
For what it's worth, here's my perfect lineup for Week 5: