Our own Michael Fabiano is fond of saying “if you’re not trading, you’re not trying.” It sounds clever, but I mostly think it’s his way of trying to bully newbies into making a deal that will mostly benefit him. Either way, if you’ve never made a trade in fantasy football, you’ve never experienced the consternation of wondering if you’re getting ripped off.
It’s all the thrill of playing a carnival game with none of the instant payoff! Joy!
But how long should you go before you decide to make a deal in your fantasy league? That’s the question running through the Social (Fantasy) Network this week. How long are you willing to wait on a guy before you put him up on the trading block? We went to the Twitterverse to find out.
Le'Man (@LeMan804) September 19, 2013
That seemed to be the most common answer. The NFL is certainly a “what have you done for me lately?” league. Fantasy football is more of a “what have you done for me today?” endeavor. Case in point:
WHO DAT!! (@Nola1Gamer) September 19, 2013
Some of you out there had a little more patience.
RunJamaalRun (@StretchSlant) September 20, 2013
Ed Soria (@fasteddy2112) September 19, 2013
My mother always warned me about that. Many of you weren’t willing to wait nearly that long.
Joe doe (@joedol36) September 19, 2013
Nathan Dominitz (@NathanDominitz) September 19, 2013
D Clarke (@DarrenMClarke) September 20, 2013
Uh … if you’re trying to trade for a guy already, why didn’t you just draft that guy? Sometimes there can be no reasons, for there are no reasons. Sometimes, it’s all about not trying to look like the sucker in the deal. And it appears there are two ways of dealing with that.
Brent Phelps (@BA_Phelps) September 20, 2013
Anthony Stenson (@bestasianyaknow) September 20, 2013
This week, the last word goes to Ben, who apparently lives by the Vito Corleone theory of making fantasy trades.
Ben Marks (@benjamindmarks) September 19, 2013
And when they don’t accept your deal, you can slap them, mock them and tell them to act like a man. Hopefully all your trades turn out to be one-sided in your favor. In the meantime, keep an eye out for next week’s #SocialFantasy question … happy Week 3 everybody!
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