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Question 1) You mentioned Tannehill a long time ago and Ryan Finley last week as qbs to get and stash who might play later. Do you have other guys to pick up now who might start later in a 2QB league? Rookies like Lock and Haskins are gone. (Matt)
Chase Daniel. With both Tannehill and Finley, it struck me as probable that the starting quarterback ahead of them would play themselves out of a job. Mitch Trubisky has that same look.
That being said, I think that it’s less likely that Trubisky gets benched than Mariota or Dalton. With them, they are effectively in the last year of their contracts: Mariota is a free agent and Dalton can be released after this year with no cap hit to the Bengals. Trubisky, however, is still on his rookie contract. Moreover, with the Bears having traded their first-round pick in 2020 to the Raiders, they can’t look to draft a replacement. That might compel them to give Trubisky every opportunity to prove himself. But, if he continues to cost them games, then a team that had Superbowl hopes (falsely, in my opinion) this year might see if Daniel can give them a spark.
I’ve been hearing some chatter about Jameis Winston, who is also in the same situation as Mariota, as another candidate to be benched. I’m not seeing it. Unlike the Titans, the Buccaneers have no chance of winning. Also unlike the Titans, the Buccaneers have no other viable quarterback on their roster to help them win, and, unlike the Bengals, the Buccaneers have no other quarterback on their roster whom they want to test out. My guess is that Winston retains the job this entire season: Tampa Bay has to know definitively if Winston is their quarterback for the future.
Question 2) Hi Moishe,
heard you on the Fantsy Index podcast and I am also a two QB league enthusiast.
In my dynasty league of record ($100 sal cap) I have an offer for $9 Garapolo and $2 Chark for an $22 Zeke.
I have excellent WRs Hopkin, Juju and Godwin but my best RB is Mixon (yuck)
This will be leave my team with Minshew and Brisset as my starters
Only QB on waiver wire currently is Keenum..
so do i give up the QB security to try and win it all
thanks for reading and your thoughts
Tony (from Massachusetts)
On the surface, Tony, this is easy. Elliott is an elite player at a position with barely a handful of elite options, whereas Garoppolo realistically projects at best as a QB2, and Chark, though an exciting and young upside player, is still relatively unproven. This potential trade, however, has far more layers:
1) Who is getting the better player package?
2) What impact does the scarcity of position at QB have?
3) What are the salary cap ramifications?
The first question, as discussed above, is easily on the Elliott side.