Trade Wins: Opening Week Primer
Welcome to Trade Wins, a weekly series aimed at equipping you with the best strategies and tactics to become an elite trader in your league. Trades are unique in that they require equal parts statistical analysis and tactical execution. This weekly feature will cover both areas, taking some of the psychological aspects of crafting winning trades and blending them with the deeper statistical analysis you’ve come to expect from this site.
I’d like to make this interactive as well, so leave comments below or tweet me your trade questions and I’ll try to answer them or even address in a future column. Let’s get on with it.
Before week 1 is in the books, you first want to think back to draft day and glean any insight that you can. Specifically, you’re trying to find out if anyone regretted a pick or is envious of one of your picks.
Did anyone post a strongly worded remark in the chat dialog when you took a certain player? Anyone accidentally time-out with their pick and get stuck with someone they didn’t want? Anyone complain about a player immediately after drafting him?