Originally Posted by theslymonkey
If I am unable to swing a deal for both of them, which one do I go after?
Close call in my opinion. But in points only, I'd target Richards over Gabby. Richards has a higher ceiling overall and I think still tends to play more PP time in a quasi-QB role (someone please correct me if the PP configuration has changed such that Richards isn't used on the point any longer).
The age difference is pretty negligible (2 years, I think), and Richards' playing style should allow him to play at a high level until a more advanced age than many players. And even though Gaborik has been good to go since two seasons ago, the slightly higher injury risk of Gaborik would make me lean towards Richards.
Like I said, I think it's a pretty close call but in the end and in your format I'd go with Richards over Gaborik if forced to choose. And it also helps in terms of acquisition price that the Richards owner in your league seems to be quite low on him right now.
14 Team H2H Dynasty League (14 keepers, 21-man roster, no farm)
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