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With Thanksgiving comes the beginning of trade deadline season in dynasty fantasy football leagues. If you are trading, make sure your trade tactics leave you in the best position to make a great deal for your team.
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There are different styles of trading in dynasty fantasy football. As a seller, you typically try to get a specific return price for a player. For example, if you are selling Keaton Mitchell, you may be looking for a second-round rookie pick in return for Mitchell. In doing so, you can make 11 offers around the league for a second-round pick or equivalent to each GM around the league.
As a buyer, your goal is different. If you are looking to buy in the trade market, enter with the flexibility of shopping for profiles instead of players. For example, if you are looking for help at the wide receiver, a good approach is to target veteran wide receivers outside the top 20 in dynasty cost who are in their late 20s or early 30s but the number one options on their team. Examples include Keenan Allen, Davante Adams, Mike Evans, Amari Cooper, DeAndre Hopkins, and Adam Theilen.
When shopping in this group, your goal should be to pay a specific price for an upgrade at wide receiver. For example, you might enter trade negotiations looking to trade a second-round rookie pick plus a non-difference-making player for an upgrade at wide receiver. Your goal as a buyer is not to acquire a specific player, but instead, acquire the profile of a difference-making wide receiver at a specific price point.
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