I am not a complete beginner, but I have a question regarding the 'legality' of time-based trading.
Am I allowed to make a somewhat one-sided trade this week to fill a need at TE, and in return promise a trade the other way for a QB when the other person needs it?
In my case: I need a TE to cover for Jason Witten this week, and another player has two tight ends. However, he doesn't have a serviceable backup QB right now, and needs a replacement for a future week. I want to trade a mediocre RB (Starks) for a good TE (Gronkowski) this week, and in week 8, give him Matthew Stafford for one of his unused bench player. In the long run, it all balances out, but in the short run, it is not fully fair.
Also, after the one week of use, we would trade players back to the original owner.