Trading Post: Le’veon or Jordan Howard and picks?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we can all agree that trading is one of the most enjoyable aspects of Dynasty Football. Regardless of if you feel a trade was even or if you feel like you “won” the trade decidedly, just the act of pulling off a trade is a fun thing. In this installment of the “Trading Post” we examine a mega trade involving two top 7 running backs. 

The League:

That F’n League

The Trade:

Dynasty Twitter:

I’ve added links to two Twitter polls for this trade. One I ran, with the correct trade and one my league mate ran omitting the 3rd round pick that accompanied Lev Bell in this trade. In the end, over 500 votes cast and the trade is basically a push per Dynasty Twitter.

In My Defense/I agree:

It’s hard to argue against either side of this trade. I can understand wanting Howard and the 1st round rookie picks. With Howard, you have a young back who ran for over 1,300 yards in less than a full season as the starter in 2016. He averaged an excellent 5.2 ypc and though not a receiving back chipped in an additional 29 receptions. To boot you also get two top 10 rookie picks. Hard to argue against that value. On the side of the ledger, Le’Veon Bell. Bell, when not suspended, might be the best overall running back in the NFL. I’m sure you know all about Lev Bell’s exploits, but just in case, he had 75 receptions last season. As a running back. He’s a running back. And had 75 receptions. Wow.

On the side of the ledger, Le’Veon Bell. Bell, when not suspended, might be the best overall running back in the NFL. I’m sure you know all about Lev Bell’s exploits, but just in case, he had 75 receptions last season. As a running back. He’s a running back. And had 75 receptions. Wow. Even after trading away the two 1st round rookie picks I am left with the 1.10, 2.01,2.02,2.04 and 3.02 in this rookie draft. In addition to that draft capital, I also own three 2018 1st round rookie picks, 1 of which will most assuredly be in the top 3; and two 2019 1sts(always be building baby). If I want to move back into the 1st round of the 2017 rookie draft I have the capital to do so easily.

In Closing:

This trade was a tad difficult for me to pull the trigger on. The value I gave up with the rookie picks is not something I like to do. I’d typically prefer to trade picks for players when trading. Give me the known commodity over the value of rookie picks most days. If I could have pulled this trade off without giving up Howard I would have been ecstatic, but the rest of my roster did not make that a real possibility. At the end of the day, the opportunity to acquire Bell was just too much for me to pass on. On a per game basis, Bell(20.2) averaged almost 7 points a game more than Howard(13.4) last season.

The 13.4 points per game scored by Howard would be Bell’s 2nd worst average of his career, after his 13.2 per game average during his rookie season. Bell is a transcendent player who has the ability to carry your team to a championship. Howard, as much as I do like him, in my estimation is not in that tier. The rookie picks I gave up may or may not hit, we all know rookie picks hit at alarmingly low rates.

I’d love to hear comments or critiques of this trade. Thanks for reading the “Trading Post”.

Go ahead and hit up the comments below, or in our forums or Twitter @DFF_Shane.

 

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4 Comments

    • Luke

      April 19, 2017

      I think the state of your team would also play into it. If was rebuilding and 2 years away from true championship contention I would go with the Howard side. If I had an open championship window for the next 2 to 3 years I would take Bell everytime. In a vacuum I would go with the Bell side slightly

       
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      • Shane Manila

        April 19, 2017

        What’s funny is I wanted to trade away Jordan for more picks. After I got the offer though I couldn’t pass up on Lev Bell and knowing the number of picks I still had(stay tuned for tomorrow, another trade in this league) I’ve decided to try to move most of my picks for legit proven assets.

         
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    • Luke

      April 19, 2017

      It’s a very prudent strategy right now. Draft picks from 1.7 to 1.12 are wildly overvalued right now. I don’t see much different in fantasy production from the players who will go in that range to those in the early 2nd but people are valuing them as high 1sts.

       
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    • spengfordbloke

      April 20, 2017

      In a dynasty, I’d prefer the Howard side easily. I don’t like the two Bell suspensions, I always prefer the younger player when talent is similar plus those picks get me a top RB and probably OJ Howard. Why don’t I ever get trades like that offered to me ?

      Howard for me was my number 1 back in the draft last season btw

       
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