The Transaction Counter: Preseason

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Each week, you’ll find on this blog a round-up of the transactions from ‘The League’, showing who’s been dropped, picked up and traded as the fantasy football season takes place. I’ll also include my thoughts and give my analysis on each move.

 

Here’s the roundup of all the roster moves (not that there are many) which have taken place since The League’s fantasy draft.

 

La Linea Lineman (LLL) dropped Josh Gordon (WR, CLE)

La Linea Lineman (LLL) added Zach Ertz (TE, PHI)

This move came after Josh Gordon’s suspension for the entire 2014 season was confirmed by the National Football League. The move makes sense. This is a standard league, not a dynast format, so there is no need to keep Gordon around – even if the owner of this team did use a draft pick on him. To replace Gordon, Zach Ertz was added which is appropriate, as the only tight end on the La Linea Lineman roster before this was Baltimore’s Dennis Pitta. At least there is now depth at the position.

 

Salford Bloggers (SAL) dropped Doug Baldwin (WR, SEA)

Salford Bloggers (SAL) added Andre Williams (RB, NYG)

After analysing my running game, I thought that something needed to be done. Chris Johnson and Bishop Sankey could do well for me, but they are risky picks as the former could well be in decline and will have to compete for carries, and the latter is only entering his rookie season. After a couple of failed attempts to trade for another running back, I decided to go to waivers in search of one and picked up New York Giants rookie Andre Williams. Williams performed reasonably well in the preseason, but faces tough competition for game time from Rashard Jennings. The rookie is more of a flier pick up, as I need better RB depth and he has the potential to be a quality backup – especially if Jennings gets hurt. To make way for Williams, I dropped Doug Baldwin. Baldwin could be a good flex player if he sees plenty of target from Russell Wilson, but because I already own Percy Harvin – who is at the top of the Seahawks’ depth chart – Baldwin was expendable.

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