Trading in Fantasy Football: Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Trade

Fantasy football is a game that people play by picking players from different teams in the NFL and assembling their own team.

When it comes to trades, what are they?

How do they work?

What can you do to make sure you get what you want out of your trade offer?

This post will answer all these questions and more!

What is Trading in Fantasy Football?

Trading in fantasy football is when you exchange players on your team with another player.

For example, let’s say I have Tom Brady and want to trade him for Aaron Rodgers. Trading allows me to get what I think will help my chances of winning the game even more than what I currently have, while giving up what may not be the most beneficial to me.

Trading in fantasy football works differently depending on what site you are playing at, but generally speaking, it always includes a third party called an “auction house” where owners can put up their players and other people can bid on them. Once all bids have been placed, the highest bidder gets that player.

How Do Trades Work?

Each fantasy football site has different rules about what can be traded, what cannot be traded, and what is required to complete a trade.

Some sites have restrictions that only allow you to trade players in the same position while some are more lenient on what positions they will accept for trading.

It’s important to know what your league requires before making a trade offer.

Once you figure out what positions can be traded, it’s time to make an offer!

If the owner of Aaron Rodgers is interested in trading him for Tom Brady, they will either accept or decline when you submit the trade on their site.

Once both parties have agreed upon a trade, the owner of Aaron Rodgers will receive Tom Brady and you’ll receive Aaron Rodgers.

Some trades may require a certain number of players or even a draft pick before it can be completed while others don’t have any requirements whatsoever. It all depends on what your site allows for trading!

Trading Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Trade

As with anything, the more you know what you’re doing in fantasy football trading, the better chance of making a successful trade. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your trades even better!

Make sure that what you want in return for what you’re giving is actually worth something so if they decline your offer, you won’t be stuck with what you had before.

If what they want isn’t worth anything to your team, offer something that is but maybe not what you really wanted if it makes the difference in getting what you need more than having two similar players on your roster.

Be careful not to trade too much away at once since what you give up may not equal what you get back.

Know the value of what your team needs and what it doesn’t so that way when a trade offer is placed, you can see if it would be beneficial or not to accept what they are offering in return for what you want.

Trade Types

There are many different types of trades you can make and what they are will depend on your fantasy football site. Some of the most common types of trades include:

Player for Player Trade – trading players from your roster with another owner’s player(s)

Three Way/Two-for-one Trade (or three way trade, two side trade) – a combination of a player for player trade and what is called “draft pick to move up”

Draft Pick Trade – trading draft picks in order to get what you want out of the deal whether it be an earlier draft position or more players at once.

There are also two other types of trades that can only happen between certain people, which are:

Commissioner to Commissioner Trade – when the commissioners in your fantasy football league decide what they want each other’s teams for themselves

Owner Swap Trade – owners trade places with one another and choose what their new roster will be like. This is only allowed if there are multiple active teams on very limited rosters (such as eight players).

Tips for Making a Successful Trade Offer

As with anything, the more you know what you’re doing in fantasy football trading, the better chance of making a successful trade. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your trades even better!

Make sure that what you want in return for what you’re giving is actually worth something so if they decline your offer, you won’t be stuck with what you had before.

If what they want isn’t worth anything to your team, offer something that is but maybe not what you really wanted if it makes the difference in getting what you need more than having two similar players on your roster.

Be careful not to trade too much away at once since what you give up may not equal what you get back.

Know the value of what your team needs and what it doesn’t so that way when a trade offer is placed, you can see if it would be beneficial or not to accept what they are offering in return for what you want.

Don’t trade what you think will be the best players on your team just because “it could help my chances of winning that way!” Sure, it may seem like what you need to do at the time but then what happens if they turn out to be better than what you traded them for?

Know what position your team is in before you trade so that way if it comes down to the wire near the end of a fantasy football season and what you need or don’t have doesn’t determine whether or not you win.

Don’t be afraid to give up what’s important to get what’s important!

Conclusion

Fantasy football is a lot like real-life sports. There are trades, draft picks, and free agents that can help your team succeed or hinder its ability to make it to the championship game.

Trading in fantasy football requires strategy but if you follow these tips and tricks, you’re bound to win more games than lose them throughout the season.

If this sounds like something up your alley then we recommend checking out our blog post on trading in fantasy football for some helpful advice about how best to approach making an offer with another owner as well as what kind of offers they might be looking for from you so there’s less back and forth negotiating involved before coming together on a mutually beneficial trade proposal! Good luck!