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Week 11 & No Trades Have Been Made In My League (1 Viewer)

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My league has become more and more difficult to trade in the past few years. There were only two trades made last year, for example. This year, it's been dead. I've made numerous offers and got shot down every time. And it's not like I make BS offers either. Only one other person in the league has sent out a trade request during the year. It's just dead. Nobody wants to trade.

I think a big part of it is guys become married to who they drafted. And there's probably a fear of being ripped off. But if your team is struggling, why not take a chance and shake things up? I'm not saying you make a bad trade just to make a trade but I always find it curious that the owners who seem to be the most reluctant to make a trade are the ones who have teams going nowhere and clearly need to be doing something to change the tide. But they sit tight, do nothing and their teams keep going nowhere.

Anybody else finding it virtually impossible to make trades in your leagues?

 
There have been no trades in my league but I am not complaining too much.

I was in a league one time where there were a bunch of trades every week. It just did not seem like a legitimate league with all of those trades. Besides, no trades really happen during the regular season of the NFL..

 
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Our league was pathetic this year - 3 trades. Warner for R. Moss in one deal, McGahee for Chad Johnson in another. I do think with so many guys injured/nicked it made trading harder this year. I wanted to make deals, but the status of Big Ben, Orton, Bush, Westbrook etc made it hard to have depth, or have non-damaged goods worth selling high.

 
I'm in 4 leagues, and there has been a total of one trade this season (involved me coincidentally).

Personally, I don't really like to trade much at all. I like who I draft...that's why I drafted them! And I really like to work my roster with FA and waiver wire claims. Trading makes me nervous because if by the end of the season, the guy I got doesn't pan out, I'll be mad at myself. The only time I trade is when I know it'll help me because I am thin at one position and stacked at another. My one trade this year (the only trade anyone made in all 4 of my leagues), was me giving a WR and getting a QB. He needed a WR and I needed a QB. That's the only type of trade I like to do. I don't trust same position-for-same position.

 
I'm in a league where I think there's been 4 maybe 5 trades since 1996. The last trade I was involved in included Marcus Allen.

 
My league has become more and more difficult to trade in the past few years.
I blame the internet. Information is so easy to find these days, and most sites have comparable projections. Basically it's like we all have the same information. Before this fantasy information boom, most owners had to make their own assessments, and thus there were varying opinions of value. Now most of us have similar valuation of players, since we rely on the same source of information. So you get offers that are at best, neutral. And why would you trade someone if you weren't getting a sizable perceived advantage out of it?
 
Actually no trades in a league is blessing and you should be thankfull because most trades that i have seen in my years of playing FF is that they Value for garbage. I haven't yet seen a trade that was good for both teams.

 
Only 2 in mine. I made one the other day and the other was made maybe a 2 or 3 weeks ago.

I was trying to upgrade at QB and was making some very fair and sometimes overly generous offers and they were being shot down with crazy counter offers coming back.

I don't know if these people only want to trade if it's clearly in their favor, are high-balling or just plainly overvalue their own players.

I finally got one to go through, but I did have to overpay for P. Manning.

 
With the exception of some startup draft pick trades, there's been none in a startup league I'm in this year. Half of them just leave offers sitting there in their inbox, the other half sends some very garbage offers.

I almost like it though. I'm in a few leagues with some very excessive trading, and this one is actually a pleasant change. Just me and the waiver wire.

 
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12 Team 3 Keeper League

Trade Deadline is Kickoff Week 10

No trades allowed until next off-season - June (prior to declaring Keepers - late August)

We average about 27 trades a year (this includes pre-draft deals involving just picks)

This year, we had 28 trades. I have been involved in 15 deals this season.

Last year, we had 29 trades. I was involved in 11 of them.

 
My 3 leagues don't normally trade much:

1. Dynasty - it's had a few deals, maybe 5 total. Huge rosters, full IDP, and the standings are very clumped. All of those can be bad for deals, since teams generally have viable backups on-roster, and nobody's out of it. We just had the first teams put in serious playoff trouble last week.

2. New (to me) redraft with really tight rosters, no PPR. One backup at each poiton (roster 3 RB/WR, 2 QB/TE/PK/DF) means lots of talent on waivers, but injury replacements are frequently bad on your own roster. Lots of talent has gotten dropped: Boldin, Romo, Bush, LJohnson, MJD, others I'm sure as well. A few deals, I'd say about 5. I've made 2, one was to help the owner who started with Brady & another guy who got hurt - I "upgraded" from SMoss to Marshall.

3. My main redraft. 3 trades, 2 of which involved me. Another deal after week 1 with a Brady owner - my target was Thomas Jones.

I can upgrade my team without trading in all of these, if I'm smart. In the redrafts I normally have a very good - excellent draft (per opinions of the league) and can work the wire well. Spending effort trying to make deals which may not happen is better spent combing the wire - which i'm better at.

 
only one real trade this year (14 team, redraft)

after week1...

Peyton Manning

for

Philip Rivers, Jamal Lewis and Santana Moss

 
only one real trade this year (14 team, redraft)

after week1...

Peyton Manning

for

Philip Rivers, Jamal Lewis and Santana Moss
12 team leagues - PPRMy dynasty league there has been 52 trades

My keeper league there has been 35 trades

 
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10 trades in mine so far.. seems like a good number... I was involved in 4 of them, another owner was involved in 3 and none with me. We've both found that actually calling the people and actually talking to them gets a lot farther than throwing up some names on a website offer. You get to guage their reaction when certain names come up.. I feel I can get a good read on someone by talking to them basicly. You can bounce more options off each other talking than on the websites too I think.

 
My league has become more and more difficult to trade in the past few years.
I blame the internet. Information is so easy to find these days, and most sites have comparable projections. Basically it's like we all have the same information. Before this fantasy information boom, most owners had to make their own assessments, and thus there were varying opinions of value. Now most of us have similar valuation of players, since we rely on the same source of information. So you get offers that are at best, neutral. And why would you trade someone if you weren't getting a sizable perceived advantage out of it?
:goodposting: I hadn't really thought about that, but that's probably a big part of it.I know many of my league-mates are fbg subscribers and rely heavily on the Top 250 Forward list, and consequently we have little trading unless it's obvious need for need scenarios. Interestingly we have a relatively decent amount of trading in the offseason when ranking data is less available.
 
My league is notoriously tough to trade in. Owners reject offers without comment. It's impossible to get any kind of negotiation going. Owners post in the "on the block" with ridiculous trade requests (e.g., right now the last post is "Eli and a player to be named are on the block for a number 1 WR or RB"). When trades are finally made, there are a couple owners who always lodge objections for no apparent reason.

It kind of sucks, but in the end these teams often end up hurting themselves by being so stubborn. I have one owner that I've traded with twice and I get the feeling the other owners resent it. Sucks for them.

 
10 trades in mine so far.. seems like a good number... I was involved in 4 of them, another owner was involved in 3 and none with me. We've both found that actually calling the people and actually talking to them gets a lot farther than throwing up some names on a website offer. You get to guage their reaction when certain names come up.. I feel I can get a good read on someone by talking to them basicly. You can bounce more options off each other talking than on the websites too I think.
22 in our 12 team dynasty this year - a lot involving draft picks.
 
It kind of sucks, but in the end these teams often end up hurting themselves by being so stubborn. I have one owner that I've traded with twice and I get the feeling the other owners resent it. Sucks for them.
That's how it has been in my league. Nobody has wanted to deal with me the past few years with the exception of one guy. We've made trades each of the past few years and would've made another one this year if he hadn't been hit hard at RB. I offered him Housh for Marshawn Lynch (PPR league) but he just lost Felix Jones and didn't have any real RB depth so he wanted to hang onto Lynch. Otherwise he said he would've made the deal. But I agree that I think the teams that are so adamant against trading are ones who hurt themselves. I'm not all that keen on being in a league where trades are happening all the time, but I do think it's fun to have another avenue to utilize if you want to improve your team. So I'm confused as to why some people are so insistent upon ignoring it.
 
there's probably a fear of being ripped off.
Most seems to be this, or the DESIRE to rip someone off. In one league, people talk every day about trades...there hasn't been one yet because most offers are looking to fleece the other team. The last offer i received was, "Hey, it looks like you need a QB. I can trade you Warner for Peterson and Jennings. Let me know."I responded with giving him Calvin Johnson, and he said that Warner should yield two players and cut off talks immediately. Sometimes, you just gotta roll with whatcha got.
 
7-3 and With Palmer, T Edwards, Frerotte as my qbs to choose from, today I moved T Edwards, Car D for Favre and Sea D....I also have the NYG D so it didnt hurt too much D wise, and i always have Palmer for next year if Favre calls it quits for good this time.

 
If I was in a league where minimal trades were made, I would just leave the league. For me, its a huge part of the fun of fantasy football.

 
There are those guys that no matter how fair a deal you offer, you just can't get them to see it is in their best interest to take it. With them, I agree it is a fear of losing out on the deal. The odds that the trade improves their team is overshadowed that by the minute chance that it blows up on them and they are ridiculed for it. On the other hand, that risk zero if they stay with the status quo.

When I find myself dealing with someone like this, I sometimes give them offers that are ridiculously in their favor, to see how far their stubborness and fear would take them.

 
2 trades in one league (between the same two teams), 2 trades in another, both involving me.

I think some of the hesitation is caused by not knowing the other players very well. It would be a lot easier if we met around the water cooler occasionally.

Laziness is another, for sure. Many players don't want to take the time to go through the back-and-forth necessary.

 
In my keeper league, we don't see that many in-season trades and it used to be that way in the off season too.

Then, a couple of yrs ago, I added a rule that says:

Keepers need to be declared on Aug 1st.

Keepers will be posted and you may trade for the next 7 days for free.

On Aug 8th, keepers are locked until our draft.

This has increased the amount of trades from Aug 1st - 7th b/c owners see who kept whom and those owners with excess talent that they couldn't keep can still trade some of it away to the teams that think they can upgrade their keepers. Rewards those owners who do well in drafting and FA moves from the yr before.

 

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