6 Fantasy Football Trade Tools Everyone Should Use
We’re one quarter of the way through the Fantasy Football season, and our drafts are far away in our rearview mirrors. The best players on the waiver wire might never make it to you, or your injured players are creating big holes in your lineup, and you think it’s time to shake things up with a trade. Use these six Fantasy Football trade tools to get ahead of the game!
6 Fantasy Football Trade Tools
They might not all be free, but they all be awesome!
While this tool isn’t free, it’s basically your assistant GM that helps you manage everything, from figuring out who dozens of experts from all the major sites think you should pick up and drop, to who you should start in your lineup each week. Lots of help from “My Playbook,” including a tool that helps you manage multiple leagues.
Also, the “Research Assistant” allows you to add a button to your bookmark bar. When you’re on any website, you can click it, and it will tell you if any player listed is available to pick up in your league, on your team already or owed by someone else.
Why get one person’s opinion on your trade when you can get an entire community to vote on it? Enter your trade and have people vote on which side wins – or if the trade is a fair one that’s split right down the middle.
A few years ago, Dave Richard started this column, where he ranks the top 135 or so players, and he gives each of them a number value, which compares their worth against every other player in Fantasy. So if you are offered two players for one, you can see if their values add up to your one player (and the player you’re going to cut, don’t forget him!). This tool is very helpful when comparing two players at different positions, too.
Knowing how good a player was in recent weeks is good to know, but knowing what a group of Fantasy Football writers think of him, compared to other players at his position, for the rest of the season is even more important. This is a great free tool everyone should use, as it has ROS rankings from guys like Chet Gresham and Scott Engel.
If the Rest-of-Season rankings aren’t for you because you’re in a keeper league, then you should check out the dynasty rankings here before you pull the trigger on a trade. Remember, though, that keeper leagues are different, so if you can only keep a player for one year, that’s a big difference than if you can keep him forever.
I like this tool because it basically tells you trending players at different positions, and you can adjust it by different time frames. In other words, over the past 14 days, this tool tells me that Kyle Orton and Brian Hoyer are among the Rising Quarterbacks, while Tavon Austin and Pierre Garcon are among the Falling Wide Receivers.
You could use this app along with the “Research Assistant” from FantasyPros My Playbook above, and figure out which “rising” players are available in your specific league. Cool concept!
Hopefully, you’ll be able to pull off some great trades to help you make the Fantasy Football playoffs in your league. From there, though, it’s anybody’s guess!
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