Dynasty Trades I have made in FFPC Leagues | Buying Saquon Barkley

by Theo Gremminger · Dynasty Leagues

Theo Gremminger shares real Dynasty trades that he has made in FFPC Leagues. Theo is one of the best high stakes Dynasty players in the industry. Who should you be trading for before the NFL season kicks off?

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The Team

Entry Fee: $1250 

Starting Positions: QB, RB, RB, TE, WR, WR, FLEX, FLEX, PK, DEF

Roster Size: 20 

Starting Lineup before the trade

QB Trevor Lawrence

RB Jahmyr Gibbs 

RB Rachaad White 

TE Evan Engram 

WR Calvin Ridley 

WR Christian Kirk 

Flex Treylon Burks 

Flex Brandon Aiyuk 

The Trade

Sent: James Cook, Treylon Burks

Received: Saquon Barkley 


The quiet days of late July. There will be some trades in August near the FFPC cut days, where roster constraints can provide buying opportunities, but July is a relatively dead month for dynasty managers. It is somewhat hard to make dynasty trades during this month. Redraft and Best Ball take focus, and Dynasty takes a back seat. But the NFL is strange, and news can ramp up anytime. 

There is no quiet time when NFL teams ramp up the preparation for a long grueling season. This offseason, like many in years past, has a few players (understandably) frustrated with their contract situations. When words like ‚Äúholdout‚ÄĚ start being whispered, some Dynasty managers want to move on from a situation that could cause frustration. In contrast, others see negative news as an opportunity to buy.¬†

In this particular league, I have been quite active when pursuing Dynasty trades. It is a higher-stakes league where I purchased an orphan last off-season. I made multiple trades for 2022 and 2023 Draft Picks and aggressively reshaped my roster. I continued to make moves leading up to and during our rookie draft. In addition, I selected Jahmyr Gibbs, Jordan Addison, and Zach Charbonnet and then traded Jameson Williams for Sam LaPorta and Kendre Miller. I also made a trade sending Rashod Bateman in a deal for Christian KirkРfurther leaning into my Jacksonville correlation with Trevor Lawrence, Calvin Ridley, Kirk, and Evan Engram. 

Injection of Depth

My team suddenly had depth and a lot of trade equity- young players with potential upside. My team felt dangerous but needed more firepower to compete for the league title. I saw the opportunity in Barkley to acquire a player who could push my team from playoff level to contender. 

My trade partner is an active player who is sharp but willing to push the chips in and get out on a player when he sees the need to. I cannot read his thought process, but this felt like a volume player looking to pivot off an asset with risk. Barkley lacks clarity about where he will play in 2024, and there is a chance his situation will look worse a year from now. However, Barkley could land in a dynamic offense and see his redraft ADP stay the same as it is this year (high 2nd round). 

Saquon Barkley Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Burks is a player I have a good deal of in Dynasty, and it was easy to move off of him. Despite the DeAndre Hopkins signing, I would not want to have zero exposure to Burks. He has a lot of talent and long term; he is a very strong dynasty asset.  I also still have a few shares of Cook. Both players have paths to fantasy success, but if I had to bet on who will score the most points in 2023, it is 100 percent, Barkley. If I had to bet on 2024, it is still Barkley. 

In Barkley, Gibbs, and White, I have three RBs in the top 15 of our Dynasty RB Rankings here at PlayerProfiler. Miller and Charbonnet have substantial Dynasty value and are contingent upside plays for this season. This could be an absolute hammer of a backfield for me. 

The Team Post-Trade

Starting Lineup after the trade

QB Trevor Lawrence

RB Saquon Barkley

RB Jahmyr Gibbs

TE Evan Engram 

WR Calvin Ridley

WR Brandon Aiyuk

Flex Christian Kirk 

Flex Rachaad White 

Besides Addison, Miller, Charbonnet and LaPorta, there is additional depth. Gerald Everett and Juwan Johnson area solid TE3 and 4s, and Jakobi Meyers is a plug-and-play bench WR. I also have Kyler Murray as my QB2.

Between all of my youth and a full boat of 2024 picks, I have the assets to make another move if this team starts the year well and needs a push down the stretch. My next challenge will be FFPC cut days, where I will need to make tough decisions on which players to let go of before the season starts.


With the season just over a month away, this is a great time to send out some offers in your dynasty leagues. If you are a contender, go get a player that can help you get off to a fast start. If your team is set for a rebuild, move off of some older players who could lose value. But no matter what your approach is, be involved and active. The right trade can make all the difference to your success in Dynasty. Hopefully, this one was exactly what I needed in this league.