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Best rewards you ever got from the Hype Train? (1 Viewer)

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I like the idea of wheeling and dealing waiver wire darlings for picks and selling players at their all time hype (not necessarily value).

The biggest one I have seen so far is Julian Thompson straight up for Lamar Miller. What have you seen or accomplished when selling from the hype train? what was your biggest collision on the train?

I went all in on Ryan Mathews last year, trading Aaron Rodgers in the process :tfp:

That same year though I was able to sell Romo and Kevin Smith after their +25 point week one games to land cam.

 
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At the height of Denarious Moore's offseason/preseason hype train I traded him nearly straight up for Cam Newton (who had had a forgettable preseason).

That's probably my favorite, off the top of my head. Cam blowing up allowed me to move Stafford later in the season in a deal for Nicks, who I moved for Dez.

 
Honestly, I don't get all the Julian Thompson hype. I mean, dude doesn't even play football. Lets take a breath people.

 
Honestly, I don't get all the Julian Thompson hype. I mean, dude doesn't even play football. Lets take a breath people.
Yeah, I traded him for Thomas Ricks in my fantasy military historian league. Took over a rebuild and trying to get younger.

 
One person here went crazy over Brandon Marshall. I believed and bought Marshall as I could. He's had a damned good run: 9th, 5th, 7th, 22nd, 11th and 2nd. He's one of the most consistent WRs week to week so there is a rare occasion that he disappoints either. Thanks, whoever you are!

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One person here went crazy over Brandon Marshall. I believed and bought Marshall as I could. He's had a damned good run: 9th, 5th, 7th, 22nd, 11th and 2nd. He's one of the most consistent WRs week to week so there is a rare occasion that he disappoints either. Thanks, whoever you are!

war
That was either Chaos Commish or Sigmund Bloom. Rumor has it when Marshall was drafted in the 4th round, Bloom got so excited he squealed like a little girl. Ever after, Marshall was nicknamed "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" around here.

 
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.

 
I started the Keenan Allen hype train. Right before kickoff last week I moved him for Jared Cook. Not sure if the thread helped but I am happy so far.

 
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
Are you trying to talk me into dynasty leagues? Because that story is awesome with a capital O.

 
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
Are you trying to talk me into dynasty leagues? Because that story is awesome with a capital O.
That is a great story. Your fantasy life won't be complete until you play dynasty.
 
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Let's see: I just got offered Anquan Boldin for Megatron. Does that count? I'm thinking championship!

 
Let's see: I just got offered Anquan Boldin for Megatron. Does that count? I'm thinking championship!
Things like this give me a migraine.

For me it has to be the Arian Foster hype... Foster was someone I was buying into the hype hard on and grabbed him in every league I could. Had him in a few dynasty leagues and keepers and drafted him in every redraft league. He won me a LOT of money in 2010.

 
Adam Harstad said:
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
how did he have 3 2014 first rounders?

 
Adam Harstad said:
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
how did he have 3 2014 first rounders?
It happens... in my one dynasty league I went 1.03, 1.05, 1.06 this season. Just from moving around some older moving parts like Roddy White and Julius Peppers to teams that are looking to win this season and next season, while I'm in a rebuilding year with or without those guys and would rather have more picks and look towards the future.

 
Khy said:
jdkapow said:
Let's see: I just got offered Anquan Boldin for Megatron. Does that count? I'm thinking championship!
Things like this give me a migraine.

For me it has to be the Arian Foster hype... Foster was someone I was buying into the hype hard on and grabbed him in every league I could. Had him in a few dynasty leagues and keepers and drafted him in every redraft league. He won me a LOT of money in 2010.
Drafted him in my keeper league in 2010 solely based on the info on this board. Had never seen him, but it paid off.

 
Adam Harstad said:
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
how did he have 3 2014 first rounders?
It happens a lot. There are always dynasty owners selling future picks, and there are always dynasty owners hording them--and not necessarily to use them on rookies. Sometimes they're just looking for the right opportunity to flip them for what they DO want.

 
Junior McSpiffy said:
Adam Harstad said:
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
Are you trying to talk me into dynasty leagues? Because that story is awesome with a capital O.
I'm trying to talk everyone into dynasty leagues. Redraft is a ton of fun, but knowing that every move you make will impact you for years to come really raises the stakes. Your successes mean more, and your failures hurt more.

 
Adam Harstad said:
I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Robert Griffin, and was targeting him in all of my rookie drafts last year. Shortly after the rookie draft, someone approached me and made some lowball offer, and I responded by telling him all about how Robert Griffin was going to be on my roster every game for the next 20 years, and when he finally retired and got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was going to thank me in his acceptance speech for always believing in him. After Griffin's spectacular week 1, the guy came back and made a more serious offer, and I shot him down and made the "Hall of Fame" speech again. Every week, Griffin put up another monster game, the guy came back to me with an even bigger offer than before, and I shot him down cold again. Finally, after week 4, the guy came to me offering Stafford and three 2014 firsts for Griffin and a 2013 firsts. I took it, then turned around and immediately flipped Stafford for Demaryius Thomas. I love me some Robert Griffin III, but he can make it to the Hall of Fame without me; give me Thomas and the picks.

That's the only time I told someone that a player was not for sale and they decided to take it as a challenge.
how did he have 3 2014 first rounders?
He bought at the right time. You can get a lot of first rounders if you're willing to make short-term sacrifices during the season.

Actually, he'd gotten the idea to load up on first rounders by watching me do it over a couple of years. I had picks 3, 7, and 9 in the 2011 draft (A.J. Green, Randall Cobb, and... Greg Little). I entered the 2012 draft with picks 4, 5, 7, and 11. #4 became Griffin, #5 was traded to a Blackmon fan for the #10 and his 2013 first, #7 was traded along with the #14 to a David Wilson fan for Brandon Marshall, and then I got Jamaal Charles and yet another 2013 first for pick #10, #11, and Jermichael Finley. That owner was trading up to land Alfred Morris, so it actually wound up working out pretty well for him in the end. But yes, that means I had three 2013 firsts at the same time he had three 2014 firsts, and I was actively trying to move them back a year in anticipation of a weak draft class. I've still got four 2014 firsts, and am now in the process of opening up negotiations to try to start trading off some of my veteran depth to desperate teams for 2015 picks. To someone desperate for a tight end, it's going to be pretty tempting to start offering up a first rounder two years from now in exchange for Julius Thomas, or maybe someone will give a first for Miles Austin and Greg Olsen to patch two holes at once. I don't know who's going to bite, but I know someone will, because someone always does.

Trading picks in dynasty leagues is all a matter of timing. The time to buy is during the season when those picks are just hypotheticals, and the time to sell is during the rookie draft when there's a player that someone just HAS to have. If you're willing to buy two years in advance and wait patiently to cash in, you can get an even bigger discount, because people discount future production far too much. With patience and timing, you can regularly turn guys like James Jones, Stevie Johnson, or Ben Tate into future 1sts. It also helps if you manage to avoid falling in love too much with any one particular player, and keep in mind that there'll be another player you love just as much sitting on the board when you finally get around to your future picks.

 
Sabertooth said:
I started the Keenan Allen hype train. Right before kickoff last week I moved him for Jared Cook. Not sure if the thread helped but I am happy so far.
I was right there with you. Funny thing is I dropped Keenan for Cook (no start TE league, up to 5 WR). Pretty happy as well.

 
The Kurt Warner renaissance in the desert. I picked him up cheap in August and beat the Brady owner *(50 TD season)in multiple Super Bowls. I won four redraft titles that year, and dirt cheap Kurt anchored every team.

Yahtzee!

 
The Kurt Warner renaissance in the desert. I picked him up cheap in August and beat the Brady owner *(50 TD season)in multiple Super Bowls. I won four redraft titles that year, and dirt cheap Kurt anchored every team.

Yahtzee!
Forgot about this one. It might be a close second to CJ2K. Might have been the same season too(?)

 
Nothing, I mean nothing tops the Finley hype train on this board. It was epic. It creeped into every thread whether it was related or not. He was the second coming of Jesus around here for awhile.

 
Larry Johnson taking over for Priest. Had a nice LJ and LT keeper combo for a couple years. Foster as a late season pickup in a dynasty giving me a nice Foster and Peterson combo.

 
Cam Newton his rookie year, had schaub as my only starting worthy QB before i grabbed him week 2. this year I grabbed J. Thomas pre season in my dynasty league, and edelman in my ppr league. Before he blew up, Just felt like handcuffing Amendola...

 
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I finished solidly in last place the year before Reggie Bush was coming out. There was probably some picks involved too, but I got Steven Jackson and Lee Evans. They both had their best season that next season. I was also able to get Jones-Drew at 2.1. I went from league worst to Whosyourmama? Championship!!!!

I'm sure there had to be more picks involved, because my team became so strong, I was able to sell it for 2X the 1st place payout a couple of years later.

Dynasty 4 Ever 2 for those who know.

 
"It's all a :yawn: "

"Bump Finely"

When the hype gets its own catch phrase you have reached the pinnacle.

Haha didn't realize Tate Bell phrase has been edited. That is funny. We all know the ploy and who was motivated by it Mr. board censors!

 
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