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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
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#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

10 team non-PPR, 2 QB, 2 RB, 1 WR/RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D

QBs: A Rodgers, T Romo, G Smith

RBs: F Gore, S Vereen, D McFadden, A Ellington, B Rainey, T West

WRs: A Brown, M Floyd, T Williams, D Bowe, J Gordon

TEs: J Graham

D/ST: Pats

K: D Bailey


10 team non-PPR, 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex, 1 K, 1 D

QBs: T Romo, K Cousins

RBs: M Lynch, A Morris, R Jennings, J Forsett

WRs: D Bryant, G Tate, M Floyd, K Benjamin, J Gordon

TEs: J Thomas

D/ST: Pats

K: D Bailey


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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
12 Team FF League:

QB: Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
WR1: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
WR2: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
RB1: Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
RB2: Stephen Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
TE: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
FLEX: Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers

Kicker: Varies each week
Defense: Varies each week

Bench: Lorenzo Faliaferro, Sammy Watkins, Josh Gordon, Isaiah Crowell, Mike Evans, Bishop Sankey

#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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RB Eddie Lacy, GB RB
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TE Jimmy Graham, NO TE
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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...
Bye week are coming.

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QB: Brees, Cutler
RB: Forte, Vereen, P.Thomas, B.Tate, West,Ingram
WR: J.Jones, Jeffery, Crabtree, Hunter, Wallace, Gordon
TE: J.Thomas
Def : Patriots K: N.Freese

2/ Dynasty League, 6pts PTD , 12 teams, QB/2RB/2WR/Flex/K/Def
QB: Rodgers, Tanehill, Bortles
RB : Ridley , J.Bell, K.Robinson, Ivory, Forsett, Randle
WR: J.Jones, Hopkins, Welker, Stills, Woods, M.Austin
TE : Gronkowski, Seferian-Jenkins
Def : Cardinals, Browns, Chargers
K: Crosby, Hocker
3/ IDP Deep Keeper League (16 keepers) , 14 teams, .5 PPR QB/2RB/2WR/2Flex/2DL/2LB/2DB/1DP/K
QB : Locker, Bridgewater
RB : C.Michael, Hyde, K.Robinson, Mason, Turbin
WR : Jeffery, Watkins, Floyd, Evans, Cooks, Hurns
TE : L.Green, Eifert, Seferian-Jenkins
K : Suisham
DL: Ansah, Avrill LB : A.Olgtree, Shazier, Mosley, Alonso DB : Pryor, Dix

#7 jdauria



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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

10 Team Office League QB,RB,RB,WR,WR,FLEX,TE,K,DST

QB - Matt Ryan, Johnny Manziel
RB - Adrian Peterson, Montee Ball, Ben Tate, Bernard Pierce
WR - Julio Jones, Alshon Jeffrey, Michael Floyd, Torrey Smith, Emmanuel Saunders, Kelvin Benjamin
Flex - Michael Floyd
TE - Julius Thomas
K - Dan Bailey
DEF - New England

14 Team Keeper League QB,RB,RB,Flex,WR,WR,TE,K,DST

QB - Tony Romo
RB - Doug Martin, Lamar Miller, Fred Jackson, Blount
WR - AJ Green, Patterson, Percy Harvin, Jordan Matthews
Flex - Percy Harvin
TE - Dennis Pitta
K - Dan Bailey
DEF - St. Louis

#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.

10 team standard league
QB: Matthew Stafford
RB: Demarco Murray, Knile Davis
WR: Demaryius Thomas, Keenan Allen, Mike Wallace
TE: Kyle Rudolph
FLEX: Terrance West
K: Mason Crosby
DEF: Houston
BENCH: Phillip Rivers, Toby Gerhart, Fred Jackson, Ben Tate

#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?

Record: 0-2 (12 Team non-ppr; 5th pick overall, 6pt passing td/-3 int)

QB: Foles (6th Rd)

RB1 Forte (1st Rd)
RB2: T. Gerhart (4th)
FLEX: K. Davis (WW)

WR1: Julio Jones (2nd)
WR2: Michael Floyd (5)

TE: Gronk (3rd)

Def/K: Streaming

Bench: Sankey, Hopkins, Woodhead, Quick, Klevin Benjamin