I just read dozens of "what about this trade" posts and was thinking about how we all are in such a hurry to improve our teams. It's a long time between Sundays, and most owners are too in love with their players to give decent win-win value in trades.
But this is what I have to say: Be patient. Your best improvements are going to come on the waiver wire.
Over the course of the season there will invariably be 3 red-hot RBs and 1-2 red hot QBs coming available purely because of injuries. (Star WRs rarely come out of nowhere because of injuries; that's one reason why I'm such a big fan of drafting Moss, TO, Holt, Harrison or CJ within the first 2.5 rounds).
Keep the faith, and if you're alert enough to watch for injuries on Sundays, you'll get there. Just work a little harder than the other guys; most people at the Cafe do that, and end up succeeding as a result.
Then again, maybe there is something to be said for getting a life. NAH!
... in my opinion, of course - but that should always go without saying.
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Last year was my first in FF, and the other owners in my $$$ league made fun of the fact that I made (and still make) a lot of WW moves. They weren't laughing when my team won the league with the help of the likes of Volek, Evans, etc.
You still have to draft well (especially in leagues that inhibit WW transactions in one way or another) and know enough about football to play the right matchups, but making trades just for the sake of making trades is cutting off your nose to spite your face, especially when there's usually a better risk/reward ratio on the WW.
(And finding the Cafe and it's bottomless well of info and opinions don't hurt neither. )
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in my league there are no Rb's that you would even look at on the waiver wire. I have 5 starting RB's and someone in my league has 8 RB's on his roster.
I did pick up K Curtis two weeks ago thinking if Bruce or Holt got hurt he would be a good pick up (I was looking for a possible break out player instead of instant help). looks like I am going to get to play him )