Felix the Cat wrote:
dgan wrote:I would strongly consider passing a rule in the offseason that would prohibit trading defenses unless it is straight up.
What purpose would this rule serve other than to satisfy your personal preference?
It is just that...my preference, and the preference of every owner in my league. Again, depending on your scoring system, Defenses are by far the most unpredictable "position" in fantasy football. To make a defense a part of a trade is sort of like trading a lottery ticket...it takes no skill at all. Anything could happen and it is nearly impossible to put a value on it. Especially when you have to look at all the matchups and everything for the remainder of the season.
So for that reason, I just see no reason to trade them, especially in a league where you have unlimited drop/adds to get defenses with favorable matchups each week. Since they have almost no value, why even have them added as 'throw ins' when trading? It is about as meaningful as trading your fantasy team name for Marcus Vick. If you are trying to reward the most skilled owners, why have that system upset by blind luck?
Again, just a preference that my league adopted. And, actually, our scoring system is more sophisticated now so that defenses are a bit more predictable than in the past. So perhaps someday that rule will be repealed which would allow the trading of the truly top-tier defenses. But for now, everyone seems happy with just trading skill players.