Engel's Mailbag: Keeper questions

Updated: February 15, 2007, 4:41 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
Joe B., Chesapeake, Va.: In a dynasty league I've been offered Andre Johnson, Jason Campbell and a first round pick for Donovan McNabb. My other QB is Ben Roethlisberger. With the pick I could probably a choice of Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Jamarcus Russell or Brady Quinn. Is it worth the potential of the young players, or should I stick with McNabb?

Engel: McNabb has bounced back from injuries before, and could indeed return to play at a high level next season. But Roethlisberger should be a solid fantasy QB next year if he stays healthy, and Campbell looks like he can be an adequate reserve. Johnson is inconsistent and overrated, but landing a first-rounder in a dynasty league can be very tempting. While you certainly have the depth to make the move and gaining another chance to draft a top rookie is very alluring, I don't think you are getting enough for McNabb, even with the questions about his health. Campbell is just a backup, Johnson isn't as productive as advertised, and you might not be getting an immediate impact player with the pick. I'd keep McNabb or counter offer for a more dependable WR if possible, plus the first-rounder. Any owner who offers you what is essentially three players for your one is usually getting the better end of the deal.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Scott Engel | email

ESPN Fantasy Games
Scott Engel covers fantasy sports for ESPN.com.

ALSO SEE