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First Fantasy Trade Debate

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Here is the offer.

Antonio Gates (San Diego TE) for Michael Turner (Atlanta RB)

I currently have Gates as my starting TE with Heath Miller on my bench. My running backs are LT, Darren McFadden, Duece McCallister and Lendale White. Obviously a big drop after LT.

My first reaction is to pull the trigger. Gates is a little banged up with a toe and hip injury and I have a normally solid second option with Heath Miller. But despite the injuries Gates still produced last week. Over the last 4 years he has been remarkably consistent.

Turner had an outstanding game this last week and he has shown greatness as LT's back up but he is somewhat unproven over the long haul.

What would you do?

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Another vote yes. Gates could have lingering injury issues and Miller will probably finish as a top 10 TE.

Turner has huge upside. I took him in the 5th round of one draft because I heard on the radio that their new offensive coordinator loved to run.

Check out this blog clipping I googled: Mike Mularkey To Revive Atlanta? -Both the Falcons and new offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey have their own rich history of ground-game success. Atlanta was near the top of the NFL in rushing for five straight seasons in the early 2000s, while Mularkey’s claim to fame is leading the solid Pittsburgh Steelers rushing attack of the same era. Now, after a dismal year in which Bobby Petrino, Hue Jackson and a depleted offensive line set them back light years, the two sides have joined forces, and many of our sources believe that it could be a match made in heaven. Mularkey has a new toy in big, strong, fresh former Chargers back-up Michael Turner, who the organization believes will rumble the ball 20-25 times a game. Third year back Jerious Norwood will provide an explosive change-of-pace to throw defenses off balance a bit, and while the offensive line needs some work, there is a strange sense of optimism stemming from our sources close to the Falcons. Fantasy owners will naturally be skeptical leading up to Week 1, but we won’t be surprised to see some solid rushing yardage numbers come from Atlanta this season.

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Id do the trade....

You should feel lucky that you even get a chance to trade, in my league nobody will bite on trades. I offered fred taylor for patrick crayton and got turned down when the other person only has 2 RBs on there team! I thought it was more than a fair offer but maybe I was wrong

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I pulled the trigger on the trade. You all confirmed what I was thinking.

Now I have to find a way to replace Maques Colston who is out 4-6 weeks with a hand injury.

My backups are David Patten who i just picked up and Deion Branch who may still be hurt. Thats pretty ugly. I'm trying to see if anyone wants McFadden, McCallister or Marc Bulger in a trade. My guess is that I'll have to be a pretty good salesmen.

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In two of my leagues I definitely pull that trade. One league I'm in is very heavy TE points oriented and I wouldn't have taken the trade. Really comes down to where positions land in scoring and trading a top TE who is only going to finish on average 2-3 points per week over the season above a Heath Miller would make this a very good trade for you to make. Turner looked very good but probably won't do that week in and week out but what a gret #2 running back behind LT. Good trade in almost all scoring formats.

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my league is pretty standard, 1 point per reception, 6 for a TD and 1 point for every 20 yards recieving or rushing.

Normally a WR or TE in my league is more valuable then a RB if they get alot of receptions. However I figure I may lose 20 points at my TE spot going to Miller instead of Gates but I'll gain probably 50 points going to Turner over any of my other RB's.

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