News of Peyton Manning's neck surgery and being out 2-3 months is shaking up the fantasy world. His owners are scrambling, desperate and likely whining already. No doubt you have gotten, or will soon get, emails, message board posts and texts from his owners asking for a quarterback in a trade. My advice to owners is, make Manning owners pay. Don't just ship them your backup QB or if you were foolish enough to draft a third QB, for some garbage. Oh no. Now is the time to take advantage of the desperation from Manning owners and grab some real value from them. You want Matt Cassel? No problem, hand over your WR3 or RB2 or your starting TE. Upgrade your team, any area of weakness, before handing over a serviceable QB to the owner who gambled (and lost) on Manning.
He is toast for this year, and most of his owners are too. With one more owner out of the way, and weakened, that's good for your team. Sounds harsh, right? The same happens when Adrian Peterson goes down and the owner who had Toby Gerhardt offers you him, for the price of the moon. You kind of have to do anyway. So, all you Manning owners, hopefully you backed him up with someone decent, and if not, good luck finding a trading partner.
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