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Ben Tate for Ryan Mathews (WHIR)

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#1 TommyKramer



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:54 AM

I give Ben Tate and receive Ryan Mathews. I'm tempted to pull the trigger, but before I do I want to think this through. I have Forte, Gore, Ridley, & DeAngelo, so Mathews won't be any better than my other 4 backs. We all know what the deal is with Tate, if Foster gets hurt he'll be a stud, but if not I don't see Tate as anything more than what he's been so far, about a 10 touch a week guy. Tate is a guy I'd only start if Foster were hurt. Now, let's look at Mathews. Mathews is the lead back for a pass 1st team with a weak O-line and gets pulled on 3rd downs for Woodhead. I'll probably never start him, but it's possible depending on bye weeks and matchups. So considering my roster do I do this trade, or stand still with Tate? (WHIR) Post a link

#2 vikingsfansincebirth



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:16 AM

Sounds like you made your decision already..stick with Tate imo. Better upside and you already have depth at rb

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TEAM A - start 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1FLEX, 1TE, 1K, 1D/ST, 5 bench

QB: Big Ben, C Palmer

RB: A Peterson, A Andrews, A Ellington, C Polk

WR: TY Hilton, A Brown, D Moncrief, M Crabtree, D Adams

TE: J Witten


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QB: C Palmer

RB: E Lacy, L McCoy, R Hillman, C West, CJ Anderson

WR: R Cobb, S Smith Sr, E Sanders

TE: T Kelce, J Witten


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RB: J Forsett, L Blount, K Williams, D Freeman

WR: A Brown, Megatron, B Cooks, John Brown, D Moncrief, T Ginn Jr

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#3 Orion Braun

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

Ugh... that's pretty tough. My initial reaction was that, since you've got a strong RB group, Mathews would ride the bench for now, but he has the upside to emerge as a starter later this year. However, after thinking more about it, how long are we gonna wait? Does he really have that much upside? I'm not sure anything could happen that woudl make Mathews a 20+ carry per game guy...

I kind of feel like the upside is actually with Tate. If Foster gets hurt, Tate is a top 10-15 RB in that offense. That's upside. Plus, with Tate likely leaving after the season, the Texans might run him more than usual later this season. I think I keep Tate.

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#4 leesanity7



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

I like Tate, he's a great handcuff to Foster, who is injured often, while Matthews is injury-prone and isn't explosive. http://forums.rotowo...howtopic=370707

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QB: Blake Bortles
WR1: DeAndre Hopkins

WR2: Jeremy Maclin
RB1: Adrian Peterson
RB2: Matt Fore
TE: Greg Olsen
FLEX: Buck Allen


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Defense: Kansas City


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#5 SaltyPnutz



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

Matthews hasnt done much and Tate is on the come up. Coach already said he wanted a fair balance in snaps between him and foster so I'd keep Tate

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#6 ajmyk



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

IMO , Foster is here to stay , and Tate doesn't even have GL carries .

I'd go with Mathews , all he has to do is to keep playing like that...
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have a sour taste from Mathews last year, and I still think he's poop this year. Splits carries with Woodhead and Rivers tends to throw


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WR: Demaryius Thomas/Odell Beckham Jr/Allen Hurns/Stevie Johnson

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#8 saab93boi



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thanks for the help.

I like Tate in this case. I actually like your RB group and feel you can afford to take a wait and see approach with Tate. Not to mention, Tate's numbers have been absolutely studly given his few chances and the Texans have to have taken notice. I don't think Foster is a durable back and have a feeling Tate will take the starting job sometime this year. As for Mathews, he'll just bring you regret for trading Tate for him down the road.

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QB: Carson Palmer
RB: DeAngelo Williams, Lamar Miller
WR: Randall Cobb, Allen Hurns, Danny Amendola
TE:  Greg Olsen
FLEX: TJ Yeldon
K: Chris Boswell
DEF: Seattle
BENCH: Willie Snead, Giovani Bernard Julian Edelman, Bryce Brown


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QB: Tyrod Taylor

RB: Jonathan Stewart, Mark Ingram

WR: Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, Mike Evans

TE: Tyler Eifert

K: Stephen Gostkowski

DEF: Arizona Cardinals

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#9 heidler16



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

You have other great backs so you probably wouldn't play either one besides on bye weeks I like Tate though

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'd only hold out...Tate's one injury away from being a top 5 RB. He's a lottery ticket no doubt, but honestly...what's R. Mathews add to you're team?