There are a lot of different reasons why I love playing dynasty football, but one of the great things is trading year round. No matter if you are in week 15 of the NFL season and just about to make a playoff push, or it’s the middle of March and you are on a month long hangover from the Super Bowl and trying to get your sports fix by watching cactus league baseball (ugh). Just like DLF’s slogan… “There is no off-season”.
Every league has a different feel and every owner controls their team differently. I’m sure you have all been in a league where one owner has a death grip on his players and you know that he is never going trade them. I’m also sure you have had an owner in your league whose players vanish off his roster quicker than a snickers bar at a Weight Watchers convention. Neither is right or wrong, it’s just different.
I definitely lean towards the “always-tinkering”, “just one more trade” type of guy. I didn’t always used to be like that, but the longer I play dynasty, the more and more I crave the thrill of trading. My point is that trading is the best thing about dynasty and it is why dynasty trumps all other ways of playing fantasy football.
You may be trying to figure out what the title of this article means, so let me explain. I want to break down five veteran, gray-beard, long in the tooth, downright ancient (they aren’t that old) players who can help your team bring home the “ship” in 2018. While these players could definitely help anyone’s team, they will most likely fit well on a contending team. If you have a young, up-and-coming team, these may be players to stay away from as far as trade targets.
If you have a well built contending team, you have probably done your homework and have a nice blend of young studs and veteran players who will help score points. Typically a lot of contending teams sacrifice depth for Pro Bowl caliber players which is an effective strategy, but can bite you in the backside if a guy like David Johnson, A.J. Green, Rob Gronkowski, or Aaron Rodgers goes down to injury.
The players I am breaking down will not cost you an arm and a leg to acquire, yet could help you as a flex play, bye week fillers, or injury replacements. So here goes nothing…
Five “cheaper” veteran players who can help a contending team win in 2018:
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