Critical Fantasy Football Lessons Learned Through Ridiculous Trade

September 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I just completed a trade of Weemsian proportions.
In other words, it was a ridiculous deal. In fact, it is probably the craziest trade I have ever completed in my fantasy football tenure. Those who’ve played in leagues with me know how bold a statement that really is. I don’t have a trade-aholic reputation for nothing.
And, in most moments of unexpected, off-the-wall decisions, there was a valuable lesson hidden in the subtext. A lesson worth repeating for the masses.
The trade was in a 10-team money league. I got Eric Weems, who is going to be my starting WR.
Yes, in a 10-team league I’m excited about an afterthought of a receiver from the Falcons to be a fantasy starter. Dealt away Dez Bryant and Matt Ryan to get him, nonetheless.
The lesson is in the why.
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