David Phillippi examines the dynasty fantasy football trade market in the aftermath of historic RB performances.
As with the rest of reality, the mistakes we make in fantasy often teach us the most important lessons. In a given season on a particular redraft team, we might learn a lesson by Week 5 or 6 and simply move on emotionally, still setting the lineup and diligently making waiver moves, but not expecting more than at best a limp-in to the playoffs with a first round exit – a bit of consolation from a pride standpoint. In dynasty, though, bad decisions have ripple effects on your roster and the rest of the league for years to come. I’ve come to really respect some of the people I play with who deliver those lessons without mercy. Usually the best dynasty rosters are assembled by managers who make a lot of moves, and a few rounds of punishment from one of those leaguemates (who I rarely trade with anymore) helped me develop a sort of cardinal rule: