Trading in your dynasty league is the ultimate risk /reward proposition especially when it involves draft picks. Don't place to much value on rookie draft picks (non-top 5) as the bust rate for a rookie draft pick is very wide or to word it another way, unreliable. When putting together your trade offer I'd rather see you trading away the picks rather than acquiring the picks. This is for two reasons: 1) I play with a win-now mindset and 2) the waiver wire can be used to build your rookie (un-drafted) depth as you plan for the future. Now with all that said keep I do value the top 5 picks as they have a higher percentage chance of not being a bust. In 2014 the WR rookie class was unreal, but will we see a rookie WR class like that again? Nevertheless, look at the below trade between DFW and FS, a couple guys in my "expert dynasty league". Who do you think got the upper hand?
Dynasty Football Warehouse gave up:
- Bortles, Blake JAC QB
- Crabtree, Michael FA* WR
- Gordon, Josh CLE WR
- Year 2015 Draft Pick 2.05
- Year 2015 Draft Pick 3.05
Fantasy Sharks gave up:
- Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB
- Ingram, Mark NOS RB
Fantasy Sharks really needed the picks as his team is lacking enough play-makers (especially at WR) to produce winning numbers in 2015. But in order for this trade to pan out for him he'll need Gordon to keep his nose clean. I'm thinking FS is also counting on his draft prowess to find some gems with the two draft picks he acquired. Judging on his depth at QB and RB this trade was a win for FS and DFW didn't do bad either. I know that I said I'd rather be the one giving up the pick but in this situation I can see a valid case to be the one receiving the picks. Click the team names above to see their roster and I think you'll agree.
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