This is a very good trade to evaluate how it rated using my player weights compared to AI default weights & rating and how it has turned out for both teams so far stat-wise.
Wayne Bollinger (LDE) .... 76 vs AI default 69 , 6 sacks in 9 games so far this season. TS-153 8 yr vet
David Kessel (CB) .... 93 vs 89 and 6 yr vet in his prime, awesome CB, 33.8% CA & 2 ints. TS- 1125 6 yr vet
Richard Ortiz (FS) .... 80 vs 86, 28.6 catch allowed % so far for Wash! TS - 750 6 yr vet.
Zachary Howard (TE) .... 84 vs 93, 5 yr vet, killer TE, has not played yet, injury heal. TS - 2080 5 yr vet
Robert Engelmann (LDE) ... 85 vs 91, 4 sacks/13 hurries for the Vikes this season. TS - 1260 7 yr vet.
Michael Norton (RB) ..... 81 vs 85, 890 yrd gained, 4.2 avg, 3 TDs. TS - 585 8 yr vet.
Donald Parent (LT) ..... 97 vs 91, 1 sack allowed on 325 pass blocks. TS - 2210 4 yr vet
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Both Norton and Parent are playing better for the Vikes than they did for the Skins, Parent allowed 5 sacks on 194 pass blocks for the Skins this season. 1 sack on 325 pass blocks for the Vikes. Norton avg'd 3.2 on only 19 carries for the Skins. So both of those players were not doing much for the Skins.
Overall ..... my take on this is that the Skins skinned the Vikes on this trade. Gaining 2 elite DBs (both in the top 20 in league for catch allowed %) and an elite TE for an 8 yr vet RB that you can get as good as out of the FA pool and a very good 4 yr vet OL that was not performing well for the Skins. The Skins are currently 13-2 and leading their division compared to a previous season where they finished 7-9, great job fishing! The Vikes are competing for a WC spot at 8-7 from previous season at 6-10, also good job outdoor eli. The DE's in the trade were pretty much a wash, except in trade score (1200 vs 160 !!!) they are very equal in attributes and stats. So, that leaves it to whether or not it was worth trading the 2 DBs who are putting up super stats, and a TE yet to have an impact, which he should, for a RB, an OL, and a 3rd round pick that will be in the bottom 4 of the round based on the Skins current WL record and assuming they go to the CC game. Bottom line ... it is much harder to get elite DBs than it is RBs and OL, they are much more valuable.
What do you think? This is a good trade to get opinions on and to increase your trading knowledge. It involves position rank and importance, trade meter values, player ratings, and stats/performance. Do you agree with the trade meter values? Would also like to get input/feedback from the traders on this one, how do you feel about it at this point?
RBs ... to the point about what kind of RB you can get from FA and/or waivers. I picked up Jimmy Rocha off waivers last season, so far this season as my RB1 he has gained over 800 yds with a 4.1 avg/carry (same as Norton) and scored 7 TDs. He has caught 53 passes for 471 yds & 3 TDs. His AI default value is 62, my rating has him at 85, a major +23 point difference. How much is a RB that puts up a combined 10 TDs in 14 games worth? He also has a 31 yd KO return avg. on 14 returns. According to the AI trade meter, he is only worth 32 points. Which is why I tell everyone not to base your trades on the meter values and not to put a lot of $$/sal cap into high rated RBs. Right now you can go to the FA pool and get a good RB ... Wiley Garcia for example, and he's a rookie! He has 86 speed & 88 acceleration. Good pass catch & courage, so he should be good on the flat passes that are being thrown a lot in 4.3 The AI default has him at a very low 43 .... Ive got him at 74. Try him and post your results in this thread, you will be glad you picked him up, especially if you dont have a RB that is getting your 4 yds/carry. I would do a 6 yr contract for minimum salary/bonus. The minimum bonus is not much per year, so if there's any chance that a player is going to stay on your roster, you should set the contract years up to the 9 year mark. I will go further sometimes for OLs and DL who dont lose as much when they hit the 9 year mark.
Last edited at 11/03/2018 4:46 pm