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Topic: How to put together and propose a "trade"?
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Post Date: 10/28/13 14:33
In my league, very few trades are made. In fact, I don't believe we've had one to date. Is there a strategy for putting together a trade? What do you look for in another teams roster that might increase your chances of having your trade offer accepted?
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Post Date: 10/28/13 15:31
First of all, it depends on your needs on your roster. If you are winning, don't consider a trade.

If you have a losing team, just indentify the weakness and then find a team that has a surplus of those players that you might need. Then, make an offer to that team.

A great deal of coaches will try and see how stupid you are by making you a miserable offer. Just counter offer them to what you need.

I drafted one team with McCoy, Charles, Bernard, lacy and Green Ellis as my RB's. Since everyone was drafting WR's the first couple of rounds, I decided to stock up on RB's to use for trade bait. My WR's were pretty weak. I went 0-4 the first 4 weeks until Lacy turned the corner, then I decided to trade McCoy for Decker. This was my strategy all along to get rid of McCoy near the mid- season anyway because I knew he would start struggling in this offense once Vick went down. I was right as it turned out. Plus, I lost Cobb and needed someone to help out. It's a PPR league.

So, now I am 4-4, I have Charles and Lacy starting and my team is only one game back of first place.

This is just an example of what you can do in trading situations.

Just don't let these coaches try and take advantage of you.

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Post Date: 10/28/13 17:19
A trade needs to help both teams by filling needs of each team. When I see a wr for a wr (rb/rb, etc) trade, then someone is gambling that they know something that someone else doesn't. As I usually say about those trades, it didn't make your team better, it just made it look different.

If you are strong at rb and week at wr, find an owner who needs a rb and is strong at wr. Both teams should then be able to get a starter for a bench player. Good trade for both. Trade your strengths to fill your weaknesses.
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