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Making Moves – Week 5

NFC North


Reggie Bush
– Bush
looks great in this Lions offense. If you are an owner of his you have loved what you have seen the two games he has been healthy. He is running it. He is catching it. He is doing everything. He almost looks like the old vintage USC
Reggie Bush

. That is the good news.

The bad news is he has already dealt with three injuries this year. You have to ask yourself how long can he hold on. If you are in a PPR league this question is even tougher as his big games have been monstrous in that format.

I think he is a prime candidate to put on the trading block right now. I believe you can get someone of great value to fill a roster need for him and the person on the receiving end just may be getting a big steal if he stays healthy. 

As much as you may want to hold on to him right now, you must remember that your main objective is to win, not to sit and stare at the pretty trophies you selected and were right about during the draft.

If you can afford to get rid of him do so and use him to get what you need to round out your roster.


Brandon Marshall
– Marshall
has had a good year. He has been good, not great. He is just outside the top-10 in receiving as he started the season with two great games.

However, has put up two bad games in a row and may have you thinking about trading him or may have people sending you trade offers.
Don’t bite. He is a top-three wide receiver. 
Jay Cutler

loves throwing to him and you will not get a receiver with better consistency than Marshall. His numbers next month are only going to get better with games coming up against the Saints, Giants, Redskins and Packers.

If you have an incredibly deep receiving corps and no QB or RB and someone offers you
Peyton Manning

or
Adrian Peterson

then take the deal and buy a lottery ticket, otherwise I just can’t see what you could get for Marshall that would be worth it.

NFC South


Doug Martin
– Martin
owners are not happy. His numbers are nothing like last year and his team is terrible.
It’s time to trade him. That’s if you don’t like winning. Gotcha!

Martin is the only running back on that team. Don’t get me wrong, there are others, but they will not even come close to costing him touches, catches or TDs.
He leads the NFL in rush attempts. He is second in the NFL in yards and his only touchdown this year came in Week 1.
 

You can’t have his talent and lead the league in attempts without good things eventually happening. Ride this storm out and you will be rewarded over the course of the year as his numbers start to resemble his worth.


Cam Newton
– Newton
tried to fool you all before entering his bye week. He had a great week, and now for the rest of the story. It was against the Giants.

His first two weeks were not good and they were against a good and average opponent. He is a serviceable passer who in the past padded his numbers with his legs. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula has been calling on his legs less and less, especially in the red zone. This will help to keep him healthy but will hurt his fantasy value.

Don’t get me wrong, he will put up good numbers but with other quarterbacks available like
Philip Rivers

and
Sam Bradford
 I
think you could possibly use him as trade bait to fill a need in your roster and end up better off in the long run.

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