Trading in fantasy sports is a very valuable tool to help improve your team throughout the season. It can be an extremely fun part of the game. However, it is often a very difficult skill to master.
There are four types of fantasy sports traders:
1. Terrified Tommy – He will almost never make a trade. He is super concerned about making a bad trade and looking stupid so unless it is a slam dunk in his favor he won’t make any deals. He will prefer to try to improve his team through the waiver wire and will never make trade offers.
2. Gunslinger Gary – Gary will lead your league in trades throughout the season. He sends offers all the time and will quickly pull the trigger on a deal he likes usually without much thought.
3. Ridiculous Rick – This is the owner that offers up lopsided trades all the time hoping someone bites. He will probably piss off a few people in the league and will likely not be able to make trades due to his unreasonable expectations.
4. Savvy Sarah – Sarah is your classic experienced trader. She is always aware of what’s happening around the league and knows how to improve her team through trading taking advantage of less experienced owners.
Most players in your league will fall somewhere in between these extreme personalities. In this column, some things that you should strive to do (DOs) and things you should avoid doing (DON’Ts) are discussed to help you become a Savvy Sarah and be able to use trading to effectively improve your team.