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Dynasty League w/ no Trading of Picks? (1 Viewer)


So I joined a dynasty start up league this year for the first time. I found the league in a posting on the "Find a League" forum of footballguys. The guy who started the league put together a very thorough list of league rules. Absent from the rules was a frame work around trading draft picks or players for picks, both in the start up draft and subsiquent rookie drafts. I brought it up on the league message board and he is unwilling to allow trades involving draft picks as it creates "too much work". I even offered to track the trades myself.

Being a dynasty league rookie I don't know if this is a big deal or not. It would seem to me the trading of picks and picks for players is a key aspect of dynasty leagues. This is how cellar dwellers rebuild and competitive teams position themselves for championship runs. Should I just bow out of the league and find a new one? Is there a good/free draft or league site out there that I could recommend that would take the "work" out of it? Right now we are on NFL.com, but we are having a slow draft on some website called the Couch, I think.

Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance for the advice.

Fleaflicker is free and tracks future draft picks. And to me, it would be a very big deal.

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I wouldn't play in a league that doesn't allow trading draft picks, both in the startup, and future rookie drafts. Seems inexperienced - avoid.

First word to come to mind after reading the topic: Lame.

Edit: I mean the lack of trading picks, not the actual post.

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There can be problems with leagues that allow trading of future picks if they do not have a clear and consistent process of making sure that owners have pre-paid league dues for the years those picks will be made. For example, a new owner could trade away future assets, destroy the team, and then not come back. The team's future is then under mined and it can be hard to find a new owner. It could be that this league has decided it is easier not to allow pick trading to avoid these problems.

Allowing picks can make it easier to make deals. It wouldn't be a deal breaker to me if you like the league and are friends with the other owners.

In one of my leagues, if you trade away at least 2 future picks (out of 7), you have to pay $25 towards next year ($75 annual buy-in). If you trade away at least 4 out of 7, you have to pay for next year in full.

Sometimes rules are just what they are. If you want a league with your own rules start one yourself.


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