Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy Football Update Number Three: Received Another Trade Proposal

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Reggie Wayne  #87 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before playing against the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 20, 2010

Today, I received another trade proposal. This offer involved the following:

I, Dallas Cowboys Diehard, would have to give up Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne to the Holland Patriots in exchange for Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller. 

I pondered accepting this trade because I need a legitimate starting tight end but after awhile, I decided to decline this new trade offer. 

I realize it would have been a great move if I acquired Miller, but I declined the offer for two simple reasons: I would have given up one of the most sought-after wide receivers in fantasy football and there is too great a risk involved with Miller if I were to accept the trade.

Reggie Wayne is not a prized possession in fantasy football for no reason. Last season, Wayne averaged 10.8 fantasy PPG, which is very good for a wide receiver.

Now the risk involved with Heath Miller is that the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has been suspended for at least four games by commissioner Roger Goodell but that could possibly be extended to six games if he does not stay out of trouble.

Ben's replacement should target mainly Hines Ward or Mike Wallace, thereby diminishing Miller's fantasy value.

I would not want to wait at least four weeks to get a full strength Heath Miller, so that is another reason why I declined this trade offer.

Check out my profile for future updates on my fantasy football team.  Do you have any fantasy football questions for me? If so, put them in the comments section.

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