Worst Fantasy Football Trade Offers
It’s that time of year. You get the e-mail from your league service. Oooh, somebody offered me a trade. You open it up with great anticipation. Then you get the sick feeling in your stomach that someone took a dump on your front porch and lit it on fire. Maybe that’s extreme, but you know the feeling when somebody insults your intelligence and fantasy football savvy by sending you a trade offer that anyone who is invested in the NFL and fantasy football knows is junk.
Sometimes it’s the early trade where they try to buy low on one of your superstars with a guy that was hot out of the gate. I had a guy in a league that was asking for WR help. After a few rounds of offers it was apparent a deal wouldn’t get done. He basically offered me Philip Rivers straight up for Randy Moss. This was before his big Week 2. I knew then and there a deal would not be made.
Another type of offer that annoys me is the send and rescind. It’s one thing to make a mistake and cancel your trade offer. I totally understand cancelling all offers made prior to kickoff. You do not want a trade offer out there should an injury occur. You’re busy watching the game on the tube while your the other guy is checking the computer. His guy goes down and now he is a click away from sending you his damaged goods. Hopefully you’re not in a league with owners with those kind of morals, but you never know. What gets me going though is when you get three or four offers a week that were subsequently cancelled before you could even act on it. That’s what I call a tease. How about the owner that says names for guys and then changes his mind. He’s trolling for the best offer. To me if you verbally make an offer and the other party accepts it should be a trade. It is unfair to throw out offers to gage a person’s interest and use that info to your advantage.
Finally, there is the self-obsessed offers. Here a guy that looks at your roster and says, wouldn’t they look great on my team. A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless, was offered Tim Hightower and Wes Welker for Maurice Jones-Drew. I know what you’re saying. MJD hasn’t looked great. The trade doesn’t stop there though. How about Hightower and Wes Welker for MJD and Calvin Johnson. Seriously. When the initial shock wears off you should be pissed. I mean you think that little of me that you are going to try and use some Jedi Mind Trick on me. Guess again D-Bag. This clown has Romo, Earnest Graham, Maroney, Brandon Marshall, and Reggie Wayne. He’s trying to upgrade his #3 WR and his #2 RB while giving up his #3 RB and a TD Vulture. If you are offered a trade like that you should be able to forward it to your Commissioner and that Clown gets a trade suspension. We are all busy people. We don’t have the time to waste on a deal that is so one-sided.
Here’s a little hint for a successful trade. Both teams should in theory improve both teams at some point in the season whether it’s immediately or down the road. Don’t try and send your worst starters for somebody’s best ones. If you can’t come up with a way your offer will help your opponent, you probably shouldn’t send the deal.
Now I want to hear from you. Let me know about the worst trade offers you’ve received.