Editor’s note: In case you missed it, last week we introduced our revolutionary Dynasty Trade Finder tool. The Trade Finder gathers information from several thousand dynasty leagues, allowing users to search recent trades involving players and draft picks, and filter by league scoring, size and starting lineup requirements. In addition to Mark’s research, we will soon be able to examine more deals involving individual draft picks (when MyFantasyLeague.com flips over to 2017 leagues).
Recently, I wrote about the elite talent that can be found atop the 2017 draft class – especially the top four. That’s all well and good, but only addresses part of the pie we’re all interested in eating. Most everyone in the dynasty community has an idea about how special this draft class is projected to be, but properly assessing the trade value associated with 2017 rookie picks is another story. Every year around this time, teams are looking to either acquire or trade rookie picks. There are naysayers everywhere who suggest 2017 rookie picks are immovable because of the uniqueness of the 2017 draft class, but those naysayers are wrong.
First, while this draft class is certainly shaping up to be special, lofty expectations for guys who have never played a single down in the league have come crumbling down more times than I care to count. So, chalking any of these inbound rookies as sure-fire all pro NFL players is plain foolish. Second, and more importantly, everything has a price. As for 2017 rookie picks, I am setting out to provide a series for our readers judge the trade value of this year’s top selections (namely, the 1.01 through the 1.08). Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 1.01.
To help establish a rough consensus regarding just what the trade value of the 1.01 is, I took to the Internet, running a ton of Twitter polls (apologies to my followers for the redundancy), utilizing trade calculators, conferring with fellow dynasty enthusiasts on dynasty forums, and more. After compiling the results from my market research, I sought to develop examples of “fair” and “unfair” trades based on that data (see below).
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