If you don’t know who Matthew Berry is you should know he is the envy of just about every fantasy sports writer out there. We either hate him or respect him. No body loves him, after all.. There is no love in fantasy.
Berry has a the backing of a major television company, ESPN. Besides access into ESPN Stats and Info Berry has something most of us in the fantasy sports industry do not have. Television cameras.
It’s these cameras where he is allowed to expel his fantasy expertise and guidance. Something I am sure many of US would very much enjoy doing.
Tonight, during his segment on Olberman with host Keith Olberman the subject of the not yet complete game (Seattle vs Green Bay) arose. With that subject matter Berry voiced his opinion that if you own Marshawn Lynch right now would be the time to trade him. Is he right? You’re darn right he is.
What he neglected to tell all of us was what we should exactly trade him for. Can we maybe get a Peyton Manning? Perhaps someone is not so high on Montee Ball. The real question is, what do you think?
I think if you own Lynch, were very pleased with his performance on Thursday night you should keep him. However, if you own Lynch, were very pleased with his performance but have doubts about his ability to replicate that performance week in and week out then yes, you should trade him.
You do not want to just give him away. It is not a bad thing to own the Seattle running back the entire season in fantasy. Like you, every owner is doubting someone on his or her team. It’s your job as a cunning observer of the human condition to exploit those feelings of doubt or remorse.
Your brother-in-law drafted Brandin Cooks and is now nervous because that is his number two receiver. You swoop in, ask for Rashad Jennings and Brandin Cooks. In return you will send Lynch and Jeremy Maclin. “Maclin is the number one guy”, you tell your way too busy to check injury reports brother-in-law.
Then there’s the guy in your league who watches about as much fantasy football coverage as you do. This guy has to feel like he’s taking advantage of you. You offer him Lynch and your number two receiver, Pierre Garcon. You’re getting back C.J. Spiller and Emmanuel Sanders. He comes back at you about Sanders being so awesome with an injured Wes Welker. He really likes Lynch so you throw in Bishop Sankey. Done. You improved your teams upside and he thinks he got the better of you.
Berry remarked on Olberman once more that he would trade Lynch in exchange for Eddie Lacy. That’s a trade that I feel was made a dozen times in the last few hours. The Eddie Lacy owners are going to win out on that one as the season moves forward.
So, should you trade Marshawn Lynch? Well, how do you feel?