In my 8 team PPR keeper league, we have the option of trading draft picks. Right now, I'm sitting at 1-3 and probably going to be 1-4 after this week. If the season keeps going like it has for me, I will miss the playoffs and be heading for a bottom 4 finish. My question is about the ethics of trading some of my better players in exchange for high draft picks next year.
In a typical league, selling your best players for not much in immediate return is highly frowned upon, especially if it's a bottom team selling to a contender. But since this is a keeper league and everyone has to plan for the future, I'm curious about how other people in a similar spot would proceed with something like this. Our trade deadline is November 15th, which is the Friday of Week 11. If I am clearly out of the running by that point, would it be unethical for me to trade players for draft spots next year?