Trading Post: Picks and Picks

I think we can all agree that trading is one of the most enjoyable aspects of Dynasty Football. Regardless 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 Trading Post we examine a couple of trades I made hoping to gain additional draft picks. 

The League: 
Monday Morning Tears

The Trade: 

I decided to roll two trades into this edition since they were both made in the same league, the same day, with the same intent.

Trade 1:

Trade 2:


Dynasty Twitter:

I am not a mathematician, nor do I play one on TV, but based on the numbers above I believe the technical term for Dynasty Twitter’s reaction to these two trades was that I got my balls handed to me.

In My Defense/I agree:

In 2015, the inaugural season for this particular league I went fairly deep into the playoffs, not exactly sure where I finished, but I didn’t win the championship, so not good enough. I did this on the backs of Allen Robinson, Antonio Brown and no one else of real note. Knowing that my team was not built in a manner that was conducive to winning going forward I decided I needed to blow up my team and started trading everyone on my roster that wasn’t nailed down for rookie picks. After a blinding amount of trades over the last year and a half or so, I now own the following picks:

2017: 1.01, 1.02,1.04, 1.05, 2.12, 3.01

2018: 2 1sts, 2 2nds, 1 4th rounder

I couldn’t even begin to reconstruct the trades that lead to these picks so I won’t try here.

Trade 1: I’m not going to lie to you, I vehemently disagree with Dynasty Twitter. In a 1 QB league, I’d probably trade Cousins for a mid-2nd straight up. Instead, I got the 2.12 and Tyrod Taylor. So, just no, no Dynasty Twitter!

Trade 2: In hindsight, I should have attempted to get at least a mid-2nd rounder for Abdullah instead of the 3.01 and James White. Abdullah is incredibly talented, and he might still put it all together, but I already have owners fatigue syndrome from him. Coming out of college Abdullah’s biggest drawback was his fumbling issues and his size. In year one, Abdullah fumbled five times, a one every 3.3 games pace. In 2016 he was electric in the first game of the season before tearing a ligament in his foot. Though his foot injury can’t be blamed on his lack size, it’s still disconcerting when you take into account that Abdullah also had to have surgery in 2015 for a torn labrum. I don’t see him as every being the featured back in Detriot with Theo Riddick stealing receptions and Zach Zenner stealing carries from him. All that said, Abdullah does have more value than James White and a 3rd, so I will agree with Dynasty Twitter.

In Closing:

I was blinded by the glow of rookie picks, so much so that I didn’t work enough of the league to mine the most value out of the assets that I was trading. The 2.12 and 3.01 rookie picks have a very low chance of turning into players that will ever be fantasy relevant. My best hope to save some of the lost value from these completed trades lies with the rookie draft. Come draft day there is a 100% chance that another owner who is rookie pick poor will feel the urge to draft and will send out offers along the lines of 2018 2nd rookie picks for the 2.12 and 3.01 and when they do I will pounce on that offer.

Thanks for reading. If you ever want to share any trades that you’ve made or are thinking of making please let us know in our forums. You can always find me on Twitter @DFF_Shane as well.


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