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What to do when your league won't trade


#1

Hey all. I’ve run into an issue with my league and I’m not sure what to do.
Standard 10 team, qb, 2rb, 3wr, te, def, k, 6 bench, priority WW

Every year I overdraft on RB’s as a strategy for trade bait to pick up pieces I need throughout the year. After the first 2 weeks, I have been RAVAGED with WR losses.
My RB’s: Gordon, Lynch, Gillislee, Martin, Henry and Gore.
Problem I’m having is no matter what I offer in this league, it’s immediately refused, without question. Example, there is a team that would rather use Perkins and Blount than take Lynch and Gore for D. Thomas! (Yes he was ravaged at RB). I have offered way more reasonable trades than just my example btw. I’m not lowballing.
It really feels this league is going to go the whole year without trading!
So now I have 4 of 6 RB’s that I can’t utilize on my team, and I can’t drop them cause they carry too much value.
Do I go without a 3rd WR this week or do I bite the bullet and drop Gore for a Kearse or Amendola, giving him away for free?

… Like seriously, you wouldn’t take Gore for Beasley if you needed an RB? Lol


#2

I feel you… I get trades rejected/ or no reply (even when the team is adding/dropping players after I have submitted the trade) all the time. But, I always maintain that a RB is worth more than a WR, however bench points don’t win you championships (unless you tie and use bench points to decide the winner I guess).


#3

I feel for you man. I had that issue last year. But people only wanted to trade if it was a low ball for me. So there wasn’t any trades at all in this league I was in.
If you need a WR, I would drop you’re worst RB since you are stacked with them. If it helps you in the future, and is a need, satisfy it. We always have to sacrifice a little, even when trading.


#4

Finally just had a trade accepted. Lynch for Dez straight up. I feel I lose on it a bit but my needs outweigh the losses


#5

Fantastic insight. Thanks man


#6

It’s the worse when other people don’t trade. Especially when they’re so high on names, they take names over value. I’d find a new league to be honest if they keep that up.