Kareighuis wrote:I'm gonna go against the grain here. Depending on the circumstances (what week the trade was done, who the teams were playing), I don't think it's necessarily cheating.
One way I would consider this not cheating is if Team A needed a bye week filler at RB, or Team B needed a filler at TE. Given this, the other team may have decided to comply because the team they would trade with was playing a divisional foe. Once the game was done, the trade would be done again, sending the players back to their original team.
For the record, I think setting down in the rules that a player can't be reacquired once traded is ridiculous. One league I'm in specifies a player can't be traded for until 5 weeks pass since they were traded. That sounds much more reasonable.
It has been said before and I think it is said best:
another teams roster is not an extention of your bench.
Prearranged trade = Collusion
Collusion = Cheating
Cheating = being kicked out of my league