With week 7 in the books most of you are probably half way through your season. This is a great time to step back and take strong look at your team. You will want to assess just how well you did during the first half and if necessary make some mid-season adjustments. We are here to help with any fantasy football trade advice you may need but below are some guidelines to help you make the right moves and get to the championship!
Are you Feeling Lucky Punk?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what is your record? You may find your team is currently undefeated and sitting atop your division or perhaps the whole league. You have obviously had some good luck along the way but just how lucky have you been? Perhaps you played against the person who owned Maurice Jones-Drew last week (Jones-Drew left in the first quarter this past Sunday and will miss multiple games with a severe foot injury. Go get Rashad Jennings right away) maybe you threw James Jones into your lineup one of those weeks where he scored two touchdowns. In any form of football a win is a win but if you team has been more lucky than good you may want to consider shaking things up a little bit. On the flip side, perhaps your team has been a bit unlucky. Those of you who spent high draft picks on Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks, Michael Vick and Chris Johnson know just how bad luck can be to a fantasy football player. I urge those of you who drafted well but have just been unlucky to stay the course! If two weeks pass and you are still losing then feel free to shake it up. Just remember, you drafted those guys for a reason.
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie!
Weeks 4 through 9 are historically the weeks in which most standard leagues experience the vast majority of their trade activity. Odds are good the people making the offers are the ones who are struggling at the bottom of the barrel. I always recommend letting those owners flounder at the bottom of your league or division to give you a buffer should you start to lose some games. Most leagues take the top 4-6 teams into the playoffs and as we all know, once you are in the playoffs anything can happen. Giving yourself some bottom feeders to keep maintain a lofty ranking is always advisable in any size league. That said; if the guy in last place offers you something you cannot refuse by all means take the offer. Just make sure it is a deal that will get you into the coveted fantasy football playoffs!
Go All In!
What if you are the guy in last place? Stop what you are doing and take good look at your roster. Feel free to write in for free fantasy football roster analysis! We can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses hopefully getting your team back on track. For those of you sitting pretty now may be a good time to move some of your depth for a playoff push. Yes injuries could happen, so If you own Arian Foster, do not trade Ben Tate. But let’s say you have 4 or 5 starting running backs but only two premium wide receivers, now is the time to make a move. You can’t start them all and awesome players on your bench won’t do you any good if your third fantasy wide receiver is a bum. Your window of trade opportunity is closing fast!