Originally posted by socalfan21:
Trent Richardson for Matt Forte was just offered to me. It's a non PPR league and I currently have Forte.
This is tough... My immediate reaction is YES without thinking twice, but the reason Forte has been ranked so "low" is because he doesn't see red zone carries (8 total carries from inside the 5 yard line, 6 of which came with Michael Bush out for injury in 2 games) in 2012. The problem with that is, he saw 2 carries inside the 5 alone last week and there is little indication that they won't continue to use him in those situations. Translation = Forte's value is on the rise.
Richardson on the other hand IS the Cleveland offense and he's going to see lots of carries every week. Last week I would have taken this trade, no questions asked, now? My honest answer is I don't know. It's a tough call.