Timeshare in Green Bay
Dorian Colbert, Rosterwatch.com
So every Ryan Grant owner’s worst fears have been confirmed.
According to Green Bay’s coaches, there will be a running back timeshare on Thursday night’s opener with James Stark. Owners can look at this news several ways:
- If you’re a Grant owner, this is no time to panic and sell him for peanuts in a trade. OK, maybe it is, but do you think someone is really going to give you value for him right now? Chances are you knew this was a possibility before you drafted him, and he’s not your number one back. Any way, you have to take a wait and see approach. Hopefully he’s able to make an impact in the first game or two, and alleviate some fears. After which, you should promptly ship him off
- Even if Grant does take the lead, who knows how long he’ll hold Starks off? It’s best you rid yourself of the potential headache at the first opportune chance. Maybe a finicky Peyton Manning owner is looking to cut his losses.
- If you’re a Starks owner, you’re going to want to feel out trades as well. There is a possibility that his value may never be higher this season. The news sounds like a vote of confidence for him, sure, but it’s still a timeshare. As long as Grant is healthy, they are going to give him a reasonable slice of the pie. Nothing is more frustrating than waiting for your player to take over as workhouse, and finding out in week 13 that he’s never going to do so. If you own neither player, consider yourself lucky. Or, if you’re a glutton for punishment, take stab at either Grant or Starks if you feel that you can unload an inferior player. An owner who doesn’t have the stomach to deal with the situation may be relieved to be done with the situation.