Last week two players in our league traded. Mixon (from player A) for Goedert (from player B). This caused some outrage from some other players, but I am of the opinion that unless their is collusion or the trade is completely ridiculous, then it should go through. It got past the veto period and went through.
Today, new information came to light. Before making the above trade, Player A sent a message to another player (Not the player the actual Mixon trade was with) asking for a trade. This was the message “can I please borrow Williams or Jones as one of my RB’s for this weekend? I’ll send you a dummy trade for one of them, and then I’ll trade him back to you next week. I assume you’ll play Jones in flex so if Williams is available that’d be great. There no one on waivers”
After some investigation I am confident that that actual trade that went through wasn’t about any sort of “dummy” trade. One sided maybe, but Mixon has been terrible and the guy that traded Mixon away doesn’t have much idea about the NFL.
However, I feel there should still be punishment for trying to collude with the other player. I was thinking of wiping off his FAAB. He currently has only $12 left. Is this enough of a punishment If the trade was collusion I was going to make Mixon undroppable, but he scores 0 every week. But without proof of collusion and fairly confident there wasn’t in the end, is the FAAB enough punishment? Or any other type of punishment?