The New Reality No.149: Dynasty Trading for Running Backs

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of dynasty fantasy football

With three games complete for dynasty teams the sample size is growing enough to establish whether contending or building type dynasty trades are optimal over the next couple of weeks. Here are ideal players and dynasty trade strategies heading into Week 4:


A strategy to apply to any dynasty trade is adding on a lower level primary backup running back to an essentially complete deal. The 'one-injury-away' running back is the highest leverage player asset outside of quarterbacks and tight ends in leagues which start two. Seek out the low-level backups who have no (or little) stand-alone impact or value but would be the unquestioned starter with an injury in front of them. Also, the key is adding a player the other GM will not quibble with as a part of the trade. Here are a few examples:

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