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Three weeks does not a strong sample size make. However, over the next 2-4 weeks, consider if contending or not in a majority of your dynasty leagues. Here are ideal players and dynasty trade strategies heading into Week 4:
INJURY-AWAY RUNNING BACK ADD-ON
A dynasty trade strategy is adding on a lower level primary backup running back to an essentially complete deal. The 'one injury away' running back is the highest leverage player asset outside of quarterbacks (Superflex) and tight ends in leagues that start two. Seek out the low-level backups who have no (or little) stand-alone impact or value but would be the unquestioned starter with an injury in front of them. Also, the key is adding a player the other GM will not quibble with as a part of the trade. Here are a few examples:
ROOKIE PICK ADD-ON
A similar strategy to adding on a primary backup running back to an existing deal is shifting to rookie picks. There is a myriad of ways to include picks in a near-final trade including (examples):
- Straight rookie pick request: Adding a future third or fourth-round pick to the deal
- Rookie pick round upgrade: Including your fourth-round pick for their third (or third to second upgrade)
- Upgrade within the round: If there is clarity on where in the round the picks project, move up from later to earlier
- Upgrade with a future year: Move a fourth in Y+1 for a third in Y+2 as an example
When a dynasty trade is received there are multiple potential paths to venture down with a counter offer. A GM can be selling a particular asset, buying a particular asset, or targeting a specific position as general examples. Even if a GM does not like the specific offer sent, counter-offers including the same buying or selling asset use the information to create acceptable deals. So if an example offer sent is Running Back X for Running Back Y and a future pick there are three typical counter-offer ideas:
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