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Colston to miss a month (2 Viewers)

Maybe the shark move is to prey on a Colston owner and trade FOR him. If you have some good WR depth, and had a solid draft (and didn't have Brady), a desperate owner may bite on, say a pre-season 12-20 WR like Boldin or Cotchery.Thoughts?
Have you ever had luck trading (buy low) for injured players?
 
Lance Moore was listed as the starter opposite Colston on the depth chart and something we discussed here last week. I only noticed Thom Yorke mentioning him. Odd
The depth chart on the team's official site had Henderson as the #2, and almost every time the Saints lined up in a 2 WR set Sunday he was out there. Moore rarely saw the field.
He was on the field enough to get 4 targets vs. Henderson's 2.
 
As a Colston owner, I'd jump all over an offer for Boldin. I would take a hard look at Evans or Cotchery as well.

My WR depth is hurting & I'm looking at starting a WW guy or Kevin Walter this week at WR3. If the Colston owner in your league is in a situation like me, he'll probably take the offer.

 
As a Colston owner, I'd jump all over an offer for Boldin. I would take a hard look at Evans or Cotchery as well.My WR depth is hurting & I'm looking at starting a WW guy or Kevin Walter this week at WR3. If the Colston owner in your league is in a situation like me, he'll probably take the offer.
I wouldn't want Evans, but I'd be all over Cotchery. This is a big blow for me. My #1 receiver gets hurt every friggin year. Last year I had AJ and almost drafted him again instead of Colston, but decided to go with the Saints receiver because I was afraid of jinxing my Texans.Got damn.
 
A dam shame this info comes out the day after our waiver requests were due :lmao: Have to wait until next week to procure a replacement for Colston.

 
The stage is now set for Robert Meecham. Will he be a dynasty after thought or a new star?

He is playing with one of the best QB's in the league and now has an opportunity to grab the bull by the horns. There are no more excuses.

I think he ends up playing well. Shockey will be a big benefactor as well. Patten is solid but not spectacular. Henderson is garbage. You can;t count on him ever.

 
Anyone really think this could impact pierre thomas? curious to hear peoples thoughts on:devry hendersonmeachemp. thomascurious about the shark move mentioning pierre thomas - had my eye on him sitting on waivers along with the other two mentioned
My thinking on his situation is close to the other poster who mentioned it after me. I think NO will still throw the ball but Brees will likely spread it around. Do I want to bank on one guy getting all the love? If I had to, I'd go with Shockey but for those not so fortunate, I think the Saints will engage the running backs in the passing game a lot more than they originally planned. So, there's an uptick for Bush and Thomas. Since they like to tinker with Bush and where he'll be lined up that leaves Thomas to receive what Bush can't. I think he picks up some residual scraps left over if and when the wideouts prove less than trustworthy. But then again, what do I know? :goodposting:
 
I personally go with the upside play here. Unless you are REALLY hurting at WR, like Colston and Burleson were your #1 & #2 forget about Patton/Henderson, they are both inconsistent and neither have the upside of a #1 WR, plus it's only for 4-6 weeks. Getting 2 decent games a piece out of either of these guys would be just short of a miracle, picking those two weeks to start them would be even a bigger miracle. They both had a wapping 2 receptions this week. If you are starting these guys (even in a 3WR league) you have bigger problems. I think Meachem is the play here, as someone mentioned this is the time to make his presence felt. Plus if he performs well he could be the #2 guy even when Colston returns. Sorry but I don't see Patten or Henderson winning anyone a championship, Meachem on the other hand has more physical skills than ANY NO WR including Colston so you never know.

 
I personally go with the upside play here. Unless you are REALLY hurting at WR, like Colston and Burleson were your #1 & #2 forget about Patton/Henderson, they are both inconsistent and neither have the upside of a #1 WR, plus it's only for 4-6 weeks. Getting 2 decent games a piece out of either of these guys would be just short of a miracle, picking those two weeks to start them would be even a bigger miracle. They both had a wapping 2 receptions this week. If you are starting these guys (even in a 3WR league) you have bigger problems. I think Meachem is the play here, as someone mentioned this is the time to make his presence felt. Plus if he performs well he could be the #2 guy even when Colston returns. Sorry but I don't see Patten or Henderson winning anyone a championship, Meachem on the other hand has more physical skills than ANY NO WR including Colston so you never know.
Seriously? I think you're reaching here
 
To me it's going to be WRBC to replace Colston, Patten one week, Henderson the next with a deep bomb. Meacham is the unknown.
Exactly why I'm looking to move Henderson to one of the Saints homers in my league, maybe even in a package with Colston. Patten, Henderson, and Meachem have value because of the offense and their quarterback, but I drafted Colston because he was the unquestioned #1 guy. Circumstances have changed, and I want out of New Orleans.
 
As a homer, Id say the WR to pickup is Patten although Meachem will most certainly get a chance to get on the field now and could possibly become a very viable fantasy option. The two guys I think will benefit most from this though are Shockey and Bush, and possibly even Pierre Thomas

 
In Sunday's "WTF Colston" thread, I wrote:

It's my fault, fellow Colston owners. Despite my history of crap luck with New Orleans Saints players, I drafted him anyway with my second pick overall because of his proven success, his QB, and the offensive weaponry around him. My greatest fear is that Marques Colston busts like Joe Horn did in 2005.And where the hell was Santonio Holmes?!!? Bad enough that I had to suffer through my team getting buttraped at Heinz Field, but my afternoon was further ruined by Holmes getting no love from bosom buddy Ben.
I can't believe it's happened again. Well, yes I can.
Actually it may be my fault. The "injured WR" curse has overflowed from my Seahawks to my fantasy team. If you have Roy Williams, Lee Evans, Eddie Royal, or Sidney Rice watch out....one or more of them may be going down soon.
 
In Sunday's "WTF Colston" thread, I wrote:

It's my fault, fellow Colston owners. Despite my history of crap luck with New Orleans Saints players, I drafted him anyway with my second pick overall because of his proven success, his QB, and the offensive weaponry around him. My greatest fear is that Marques Colston busts like Joe Horn did in 2005.And where the hell was Santonio Holmes?!!? Bad enough that I had to suffer through my team getting buttraped at Heinz Field, but my afternoon was further ruined by Holmes getting no love from bosom buddy Ben.
I can't believe it's happened again. Well, yes I can.
Actually it may be my fault. The "injured WR" curse has overflowed from my Seahawks to my fantasy team. If you have Roy Williams, Lee Evans, Eddie Royal, or Sidney Rice watch out....one or more of them may be going down soon.
Hopefully it's Sydney Rice, so I can drop him for someone good!
 
I did say physical skills...Meachen was a first round talent colston came out of nowheres. How that translates on the field is another story but from a pure physical stand point meachem is a speciment.

 
Maybe the shark move is to prey on a Colston owner and trade FOR him. If you have some good WR depth, and had a solid draft (and didn't have Brady), a desperate owner may bite on, say a pre-season 12-20 WR like Boldin or Cotchery.Thoughts?
Have you ever had luck trading (buy low) for injured players?
I plan to offer Ocho Cinco for Colston.
That's a pretty good idea. I have Ocho as my third, he fell to the 5th in our draft due to the injury. I need to see if I can make this happen.
 
Maybe the shark move is to prey on a Colston owner and trade FOR him. If you have some good WR depth, and had a solid draft (and didn't have Brady), a desperate owner may bite on, say a pre-season 12-20 WR like Boldin or Cotchery.

Thoughts?
After looking at last week's game and knowing how important a WR's thumbs are I'm not giving up that much for when he returns.Brees sprea the ball around well. Shockey to me looked like he was getting a lot of targets Colston would have picked up the previous two years.
Theres no reason to believe his thumb wont be fully healed after 4-6 weeks. This isnt a knee injury or hamstring injury we're talking about. I have full faith he will be good as new in 4-6 weeks. This may be a blessing in disguise if Colston owners like myself could tread water cuz he cant get hurt worse in that time. Leg injuries are ten times more worrisome.
Kobe Bryant is foregoing surgery on his pinkie for ligament damage because doctors said there would be about a 12 week recovery period. I don't know the severity comparisons but I'm just throwing it out there.
 
I see Lance Moore got 4 targets last week. Seems like he had alot of press last year, but never developed. What are the chances he gets into the mix?

 
Everyone pimping Meachem does realize that he has never been on the field in an NFL game that counts. Let's not go all crazy b/c he had some good pre-season games in the 3rd/4th quarters against backup defenses.

 
Hmm...well going this route, is it even worth it to pick up one of the NO receivers, as opposed to one of the WR's that you can get off waivers (i.e. M.Jones, etc)?

 
I see Lance Moore got 4 targets last week. Seems like he had alot of press last year, but never developed. What are the chances he gets into the mix?
People don't want to talk about Moore around here, we are wasting our time. :blinders:
 
As a Colston owner, I'd jump all over an offer for Boldin. I would take a hard look at Evans or Cotchery as well.My WR depth is hurting & I'm looking at starting a WW guy or Kevin Walter this week at WR3. If the Colston owner in your league is in a situation like me, he'll probably take the offer.
I am a Colston and Burleson owner. I offered the Cotchery owner Colston AND Garrard for Jerricho. He is getting back to me. I think it is more than fair, but I have Ben, Favre, and Cassell at QB so I don't need Garrard.BTW, I also own Boldin and I would no way give him up for Colston if I didn't have him.
 
And this is why FBG is so awesome. Patten and Henderson are both out there in a lot of leagues. And with no info on ANY injury to Colston until this, the guys that get the info quick are going to be able to snap up one of those guys. Now it's just a matter of figuring out who to drop...
:bag: I grabbed Henderson after I read this thread. Apparently the Colston owner in my league doesn't know about the shark pool, he had this to say after he finally heard the news...
Must be nice to be able to sit in front of your computer all day long and sit and wait for injury updates to come up, so you are always the first one to get all the players. Little wonder some people do better than others in fantasy. They have jobs that allow them to do nothing but check the ticker all day long, and update their rosters accordingly. Must be nice. You guys hiring? I could win every fantasy league too. Unreal. And have you ever logged off this website?
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As a Colston owner, I'd jump all over an offer for Boldin. I would take a hard look at Evans or Cotchery as well.My WR depth is hurting & I'm looking at starting a WW guy or Kevin Walter this week at WR3. If the Colston owner in your league is in a situation like me, he'll probably take the offer.
I am a Colston and Burleson owner. I offered the Cotchery owner Colston AND Garrard for Jerricho. He is getting back to me. I think it is more than fair, but I have Ben, Favre, and Cassell at QB so I don't need Garrard.BTW, I also own Boldin and I would no way give him up for Colston if I didn't have him.
Which QB does that owner have that he would want Garrard? 6 weeks is a long time to wait. Only if I had zero healthy quarterbacks would I even think about accepting that trade.
 
And this is why FBG is so awesome. Patten and Henderson are both out there in a lot of leagues. And with no info on ANY injury to Colston until this, the guys that get the info quick are going to be able to snap up one of those guys. Now it's just a matter of figuring out who to drop...
:bag: I grabbed Henderson after I read this thread. Apparently the Colston owner in my league doesn't know about the shark pool, he had this to say after he finally heard the news...
Must be nice to be able to sit in front of your computer all day long and sit and wait for injury updates to come up, so you are always the first one to get all the players. Little wonder some people do better than others in fantasy. They have jobs that allow them to do nothing but check the ticker all day long, and update their rosters accordingly. Must be nice. You guys hiring? I could win every fantasy league too. Unreal. And have you ever logged off this website?
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Didn't realize my brother had your email.
 
I grabbed Henderson after I read this thread. Apparently the Colston owner in my league doesn't know about the shark pool, he had this to say after he finally heard the news...Must be nice to be able to sit in front of your computer all day long and sit and wait for injury updates to come up, so you are always the first one to get all the players. Little wonder some people do better than others in fantasy. They have jobs that allow them to do nothing but check the ticker all day long, and update their rosters accordingly. Must be nice. You guys hiring? I could win every fantasy league too. Unreal. And have you ever logged off this website?
This is why we changed to running waivers every night Tuesday through Saturday. I understand their point. Imagine only being able to catch up on fantasy news at night, and when you finally check and find out you lost Colston for 6 weeks - Henderson, Patten and Meacham have already been snatched up. It would be a tad frustrating. The fair way is to give everyone enough time (one day) to read news and put in requests. You aren't more skilled then your friend is just because you have the leisure of accessing your computer a few hours before he can.
 
As a Colston owner, I'd jump all over an offer for Boldin. I would take a hard look at Evans or Cotchery as well.My WR depth is hurting & I'm looking at starting a WW guy or Kevin Walter this week at WR3. If the Colston owner in your league is in a situation like me, he'll probably take the offer.
I am a Colston and Burleson owner. I offered the Cotchery owner Colston AND Garrard for Jerricho. He is getting back to me. I think it is more than fair, but I have Ben, Favre, and Cassell at QB so I don't need Garrard.BTW, I also own Boldin and I would no way give him up for Colston if I didn't have him.
Which QB does that owner have that he would want Garrard? 6 weeks is a long time to wait. Only if I had zero healthy quarterbacks would I even think about accepting that trade.
he has Bulger, Schwab, and Campbell. He is playing matchups. He has R Moss, B Edwards, and D Bowe until Colston comes back. Come playoff time his WRs are going to be psychotic.
 
Funny how so many FBGs had Colston more highly rated than Andre Johnson because AJ's "injury prone."

Since Andre Johnson came into the NFL in 2003, he's started all sixteen games in three seasons. He missed three games a few years ago and seven games last year.

Marques Colston missed three games in his rookie year, and now he's probably gonna miss about six or seven games in 2008. He's played a full season one year out of three.

Colston has durability issues.

 
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Thumb surgery? I would think it would be much closer to the 6 week area.
Six weeks puts him at a week 7 or 8 return, pretty close to their Week 9 bye....
I think the team's record could determine his return date. If he's doing well they might decide to give him the extra healing time. If they need him it could be earlier. I wonder if Colston owners (who aren't Saints fans) should be hoping the team struggles.
 
We don't only have to worry about his thumb being better in 4-6 weeks. We have to worry about his route running, ball catching, and timing. He won't be catching ANYTHING for that period of time. Considering that he just had an entire layoff between seasons, and already another layoff... that isn't good. Let alone, we have no idea how he will be mentally, extending that post-injured hand out there for the tough grab like he used to. I don't see this being a good year for Colston, even after he returns.

 
Heard from someone that Colston is more likely to miss 8-10 weeks than 4-6. Anyone else hearing that?

 
Heard from someone that Colston is more likely to miss 8-10 weeks than 4-6. Anyone else hearing that?
I'm not hearing anything, but with the Saints having a Week 9 bye, wouldn't surprise me to see a Week 10 return. Certainly not the ROI you want from a second round WR1, but if you can cover up his loss until then, should be a nice boost for the playoff push.
 
Heard from someone that Colston is more likely to miss 8-10 weeks than 4-6. Anyone else hearing that?
I've heard the opposite. :wall: It wasn't that kind of ligament surgery that could keep him out all year and that the goal was week 5 against Minni knowing how big that game could be.I think people who want to deal for the guy are going to say he's staying out until week 10. Nobody really knows anything except the player and the training staff.
 
I think people who want to deal for the guy are going to say he's staying out until week 10.
Maybe... but that situation doesn't fit with where I heard it.
:goodposting: Well good luck, hope you get him.fwiw I'm targeting the guy in both my leagues. He'll be fresh for the stretch and a nice playoff sched. of Atl/chi/det looks good to me, especially if you can find a guy who's panicking. If you picked up Patten as a stop gap and can get Colston on the cheap, seems like shark move to me.
 
Rolling with Meachem. I just picked him up. After reading about him alot this offseason, I figure this is his opportunity. From everything I read all off-season, it seemed as though he was working hard and making a good impression with the coaches. On top of having a good preseason. Worth a shot. More upside than any of the other WRs N.O. has.

 
For what its worth I had this exact injury and I assume the the same surgery in High School.

I was put in a cast initially for 6 weeks, but I ended up removing it after 3 weeks and was using it for sports (from tennis to basketball) after 4 weeks.

That was 15 years ago, and if surgery and recovery times are better now - there is hope for a faster than mentioned come back imho.

 

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