That's a tough one.
I absolutely love playing for the future but I generally like to do it on the cheap. Thing is, you already got Cobb n' apparently cheap so you'd be giving that up rather than gaining it.
Nicks, on the other hand, has been dinged and, though reportedly now healthy, hasn't really been generating his usual numbers. In our 1/2 pt ppr lg, Nicks has put up as many as 8 pts exactly once this season …of course, that day he went off for over 30. Meanwhile, Cobb's put up tasty numbers for the last 5 wks in a row.
Both still have their byes coming up n' NY has only a very slightly more favorable schedule for WRs. Cobb has Rodgers throwing to him n' I like that a lot better than Eli. Also, it's just a feeling but I get the idea that Rodgers doesn't tunnel-in on one guy as often as Eli does, so any wk there'd be a real chance Cruz would get all the looks n' Nicks could get shut out. Couple that with the fact that the NFL is so secretive about injuries that we don't have & can't have an honest take on just how healthy Nicks actually is.
Nicks has proven he's capable of producing upper-level WR1 numbers; that's still potential for Cobb. But the potential definitely seems to be there & he's sure got the QB to deliver. If the keeper rd was even as low as 6-7, I'd say no. If Nicks was healthy & Cruz was dinged, I'd say jump all over it. Everything considered (not knowing how your tm's doing this yr, what your playoff chances look like, the remaining schedule, other keeper info, etc), the best I can do is lean toward saying "pass."
I wouldn't have said that a month ago n' find it difficult to believe I'm saying it now (I've owned Nicks n' liked him). But I think if it was me I'd probably turn it down.
Geez, I can't take reponsibilty for that. A month from now you could be kickin' your heels or lookin' to lynch me. Forget I said anything. Don't listen to me, what the hell do I know???