Fantasy Value Menu

Dobber Sports

2008-11-18

 

Greatest Combo featuring Wayne Gretzky- MSNBC/AP

 

When trading in fantasy sports you have decisions. Just like at the counter of your favorite fast food joint, one needs to be decisive and accurate with their choices. Do you go for the pricey combo meal players? Crosby, Malkin, AO, Vanek or even Semin? Sure, these guys have the whole package, immense talent and huge production, but are they worth the cost? Some are bonafide classics like the Big "Mac" Joe Thornton, but others may just be for a limited time only like the McRib or Ryane Clowe.  Champions in fantasy sports look to the value menu for their trade steals.

 

Yes this is cheesy, but it wouldn't be fast food without plenty of it.

 

Hmm, I only have a dollar and change to give. A few scrubs are all I want to trade, but what can I get for that? Oh, you'd be surprised. Let's see…

 

Double Cheeseburger

Marty Turco, G, DAL- A value menu classic, Marty Turco is already showing why he is the best deal on this list. Like clockwork, Turco's early season struggles are already showing signs of disappearing. He has only allowed two goals in four of the last five games he's played. The other was only three goals. Turco now owns a 3.03 GAA in the last month, and is well on his way way off this list. Lucky for us, his overall numbers still disguise his recent success so there is time.

 

4-Piece Chicken McNugget

Jay Bouwmeester, D, FLA- A solid choice, Bouwmeester always falls a little short of what you were expecting. He only has five points in his first 16 games, but that is pretty standard for this defenseman. He had five, seven and three points in his first 16 games of each of his last three seasons. Expect another 40-point season despite his current 25-point pace.

 

McChicken

Marian Gaborik, RW, MIN- A king among Band-Aid Boys, Marian is definitely a McChicken. He always finds a way to avoid the ice. His value is very low now as many owners are just sick after they finally thought his extended groin problems might be behind him. Last season was the aberration apparently, but he is still a value in some deals. Even 60 games from Gaborik is better than 80 from most players.

 

Small Fry

Martin St. Louis, RW, TB- One of the smaller studs in the game, St. Louis was off to a slow start this season for the hapless Lightning. On pace for only 59 points, Martin had as many assists alone in each of the last two seasons. St. Louis is now back to his point-per-game ways with seven points in his last seven games. Go get him before his value gets supersized.

 

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