I’m the commissioner of my league and we are a 2 keeper league. We have been going strong for 5+ years now. One of the owners in my league has decided that his team is not good enough to make a run this year and has decided to start selling off his players for draft picks next year. No problem with this at all. This happens every year so it’s not anything new. However, here is where the issue comes up:
The guy trading away all his players now has a bunch of people on his bench on the IR (in order to have them as an option as a keeper). Players such as Carson, Edelman, etc. So as of right now he has about 4 of his 5 bench spots with players that are out this year, but he is planning on using as trade bait come next season (or possible keepers). However, the BYE weeks that are going on now have left him not being able to man a full/healthy roster. I have one owner saying that it’s not fair that some people get to play him not with a full roster while others do. The owner of the fire sale team argues it’s his team and he is planning for next year, so he shouldn’t be forced to drop someone such as Edelman or Carson who hold value for him next year, just to pick up a part time sub, just to fill his roster. I tend to agree with him but I see the other owner’s point as well.
Just curious on what your thoughts are on this? Should an owner be forced to drop a future asset who is on IR just to fill his current team for the season he has already given up on?