I want to talk about one of the more underrated strategies in fantasy football at this time of year. That strategy is pulling off a trade. It can be hard to do, but a solid trade can take your team from playoff hunt to championship contender.
I would be lying if sometimes I didn’t prey on the less knowledgeable fantasy footballers in my leagues looking to flip a perceived early season stud for a better, more consistent player. Of course it all depends on what type of league you play in but there are always options for trades.
Fantasy Football Trade Options
Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Trade Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith
Somebody in your league probably had Sam Bradford as a starter and is looking for a consistent player like Smith. Deal now, teams are beginning to figure out how to stop the dink and dunk attack Andy Reid is using and if something were to happen to Jamal Charles, Smith’s stats would suffer. You may also be able to secure two players that could offer more upside then Smith.
Possible trade options – RB Giovani Bernard and WR Cecil Shorts, QB Jake Locker and WR Marvin Jones