Trade Wins – The Start of Trade Season

Ryan McKee outlines the different types of roster needs your opponents will have and offers a few players he's looking to acquire and deal this week.

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Ryan McKee outlines the different types of roster needs your opponents will have and offers a few players he's looking to acquire and deal this week.

Trade Wins – The Start of Trade Season


start-cecil-shorts-jacksonville-jaguars-wide-receiver-vs-neWelcome to what I consider the start of trade season. Although your league may have had a few trades occur over the last few weeks, the majority of trades in your league will occur over the next 6 weeks. In order to set yourself up for success, make sure you know you’re opponents’ rosters inside and out. One of the main points I preach about in my book is to spend more time on your opponents’ roster pages than your own. You need to know exactly what each person needs, inside and out. Generally speaking, the main types of needs your opponents will have are:

  • Bye week help – as we hit the bye week stretch, rosters become that much thinner
  • Handcuffs – especially important as injuries start to mount
  • Depth help – due to injuries or inconsistency from the starters
  • Star power – some teams have great depth but just don’t have an elite player who can win a week by themselves
  • Consistency – some teams have star power but need a more no-nonsense player that offers a steady output each week.
  • Upgrade – some teams just need a pure upgrade at a position. The person may have neglected a position during the draft or just made some poor selections

Every team in your league – even the guy sitting at the top of the standings – will have one or more of these needs, so spend some time figuring out who needs what and how best to make an offer that addresses their need. To read the entire article, please login or sign up for a PFF Fantasy Subscription

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    Spiller is back in a time share, with a rookie QB. Robert Woods’ long TD this past week, not withstanding, EJ ranks 23rd, in YPA-a mere 6.59. This leads me to believe defenses will consistently stack the box against Spiller. He injured his ankle Sunday (realize you wrote this last week) and in his 12 remaining games, he has to face Miami 2x, NYJ, Cleveland, Cincy, Atlanta and TB, all of whom are in the top 11 in rush defense (he also has to face NE twice, they are ranked 14th..but could be heading south with loss of Wilfork). Murray, on the other hand, has remaining games against: Wash 2x, Philly 2x, NYG, NO, Oak and Det…all of whom rank 20, or worse in rush defense. Plus, he has the threat of Tony Romo and the passing game.
    I could see if Spiller had proven to be a very durable back, but has he been any better than Murray? Sure, he’s playing in 16 games each of the last 2 years, but he’s only had 314 total carries, to go along with 82 receptions, largely because of both nagging injuries and Fred Jackson’s presence. Murray, has only played in 23 games the past 2 years, which is bad. However, in those games he has amassed 325 carries and and 61 receptions. So, even though he’s played 9 less games, Murray only has 25 fewere touches than Spiller. Ok, there is a bit of a health risk, but it certainly would appear Murray is the back who is likely to see more action, if healthy. I think I’d roll with DM and just make sure I had Lance Dunbar.