View Full Version : L.J. Smith or Ben Troupe as backup TE?

08-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Randy McMichael is my starter, but because he has an early bye, I am planning to use one of my bench spots for a backup TE. I drafted Ben Troupe in the last round, but another team just cut L.J. Smith. Should I put in a waiver claim?

08-16-2005, 11:54 AM
I would pick up LJ Smith in a heartbeat and even start him in front of McMichael depending on the matchup. Go get him!

08-16-2005, 03:51 PM
I'm actually having the same problem. I have to make cuts and I have Troupe (who I think could have a Antonio Gates type breakout if he stays healthy) and LJ (who is a much more solid option) to back up oft injured Todd Heap. I'd say pick up Smith, though. Troupe is still recovering from an injury and may not be 100% by week 4. Plus LJ is more of a sure thing.

08-16-2005, 05:48 PM