2019 was my first time playing in a dynasty league. I joined a 10-team, 0.5 PPR league in which six teams made the playoffs (top-two got byes in the first round). I finished fourth in the regular season and then won the third-place matchup after losing in the semifinals.
My roster below is as follows…
QBs: Deshaun Watson, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton
RBs: Aaron Jones, Mark Ingram, Austin Ekeler, Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert, Justin Jackson, Deandre Washington
WRs: Deandre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Marvin Jones, Brandin Cooks, Alshon Jeffery, Anthony Miller, Cole Beasley, Dede Westbrook, Phillip Dorsett
TEs: Jared Cook, Jacob Hollister, Chris Herndon
Taxi Squad: Miles Boykin, Trey Quinn, Scottie Miller, Jace Sternberger
I’ve been trying to trade away Ingram and Jeffery to teams that were in the playoffs for rookie draft capital, ideally this year (just because I think this year’s draft class seems to be pretty strong). For context, our draft is four rounds deep. I have all my own draft picks (Nos. 8, 18, 28, and 38) and an extra fourth I got in a trade (No. 31).
I gained some traction on Jeffery deals for mid- to late-second round picks (one team had both Nos. 11 and 17, and the other had No. 20), but both managers wanted to hold off and wait to see what happens with the real life draft.
My concern with waiting that long is that Jeffery will either get traded or cut or there will be negative news about his injury. I want to move off of him badly because his injury is a lisfranc one and that seems pretty serious, he’s aging, and because he could be on a new team next year.
How do I get my league-mates to want to act now, before the NFL’s free agency and real draft? Every league-mate I’ve reached out to thus far has either not responded, shut me down completely, or said they have interest in making a deal later. What do I do to get a deal done sooner rather than later?
Thanks for the help, everybody!