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Buying, Selling, and Trading on the Fantasy Market – Week 6

Brian DeWester | October 11th, 2018

The art of trading in fantasy football isn’t simple. Yet, as the waiver wire thins out, trading becomes nearly the only way to turn things around. The trouble with trading is two-fold. First, you have to identify the targets that you want to acquire and the ones you want to trade away. Looking at current usage, their upcoming strength of schedule and their potential upside can all help you with this process. However, the second step involves negotiation. One of the more frustrating parts is that everything could seemingly line up for your offer, and yet all your work can be undone with a simple “no.” While this article can’t really help you with the latter of those two problems, it can definitely help you identify some potential targets.

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Buying, Selling, and Trading on the Fantasy Market – Week 4

Brian DeWester | September 29th, 2018

Ah, yes, trading in fantasy football. One of the things that can give hope to the hopeless or the bored something to do. Although, finding the right deal isn’t always easy. You have to identify players that you can realistically acquire (based on what you’re willing to give up), and then craft an offer that would appeal to your would-be trade partner. While the last step is important, the focus of this article is to help you identify players that are worth trading away and trading for. And as always, it’s important to remember that not every trade can fit into the ideal “buy low/sell high” mold. With that being said, it’s time to look at what I’m buying and what I’m selling after three weeks of football.

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Buying, Selling, and Trading on the Fantasy Market – Week 2

Brian DeWester | September 13th, 2018

Trading in fantasy football isn’t exactly for the risk-averse. Although, it would be hard to imagine a football season without it. And there is nothing quite like putting together a trade offer that ends up helping your team in the long run. The difficulty is not only finding that deal but also weighing the potential risk versus the potential gain. For instance, the aftermath of Week 1 provides ample opportunity to take advantage of some serious tilting. However, there is the risk of overreacting and falling victim to the dangers of small sample sizes.

Whatever you choose to do, keep in mind that not every trade can fit into the “buy low, sell high” archetype. Sometimes it makes sense to buy high; especially, if you think the stock of the player will continue to rise. The same can be said for selling low. So, without further adieu, here are some trends and players that I’m buying/selling after the first week.

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Le’Veon Bell Fallout Options for Week 1

Brian DeWester | September 8th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 5th, 2018. A day that lives in infamy amongst those that drafted Le’Veon Bell. A day where “well, this sucks” (or something with far more expletives) was the prevailing thought. And a day where Bell’s scorched-earth tactic changed the fantasy landscape. What was once a peaceful community filled with hope about the upcoming season is now a land of chaos and desperation due to the giant question mark that is Bell and his situation. And while Bell might be the only person to have a definitive answer regarding this predicament, there are still options for fantasy managers in week 1.

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Fantasy Football Value Picks in the Mid-Late Rounds

Brian DeWester | August 24th, 2018

It feels great to finally type this: football season is back. And with the return of the NFL season comes the return of fantasy football drafts (read: one of the best times of year). Now, every year drafters are looking for any kind of edge–values, busts, sleepers, etc.–to help bring in their respective titles. While grabbing the right value at the right time might not guarantee a championship, it certainly doesn’t hurt.

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Tier Jumping Running Backs for Fantasy Football

Brian DeWester | August 2nd, 2018

You may be asking yourself right now “Tier jumping RBs? Why doesn’t he just say ‘Breakout RBs’ instead?” Well, if you keep pulling that thread, this whole makeshift facade might unravel. In all seriousness, yes, people use the terms “breakout” and “tier jumping” synonymously. However, since a lot of you out there use tier based ranking, this approach makes more sense. And if you don’t use tier based drafting, you can still note the players mentioned as potential values.

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Overvalued Fantasy Football Players in 2018

Brian DeWester | July 19th, 2018

One of the common expressions of the fantasy football offseason is “that guy is on my ‘do not draft list.’” And while some people stick to that list no matter what, there are others who stray from it. For those people that list isn’t a hard and fast rule. Rather, it’s a guideline for who to avoid at their current costs. In other words, it’s not really a “do not draft list.” It’s more of a “do not draft this player at their average draft position (ADP)” list. Sure it’s longer, but it’s a better way to approach fantasy football.

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