Dynasty Trades I Have Made in FFPC Leagues

by Theo Gremminger · Dynasty Leagues

Late summer is not a typical trade window in Dynasty, but this Dojo has no days off. While redraft has been my focus during August and early September, keeping an eye on your Dynasty teams is good practice, especially when you have (redacted for IRS purposes) in entry fees. Having an eye on potential Dynasty Trades is always a good practice. 

In the FFPC, there is the summer cutdown day, where rosters are trimmed down to 20 players- including a Kicker and Defense. This creates a window for potential movement. You also have managers coming to grips with the quality of their rosters. Some managers say, “can I win with this lineup.” Others will say, “I am very close, but I need to strengthen this position.”

The motivations for managers will vary, but there are Dynasty Trades to be made, and I completed a few of them. 

Note: All of these FFPC leagues are PPR leagues with a TE Premium (1.5 Points per TE reception)

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Entry Fee: $250 

Starting Positions: QB, RB, RB, TE, WR, WR, FLEX, FLEX, K, D

Team Focus: Contender

Sent: DeVonta Smith and Pat Freiermuth 

Received: Amon Ra St.Brown and Dalton Schultz

On paper, this is an overpay. DeVonta Smith and Pat Freiermuth are locked-in dynasty assets with production and long-term value. However, I could not pass up the opportunity to add The Sun God. Redraft played a hand in my enthusiasm here- I have been drafting St. Brown all summer long, and I wanted to add more of him in Dynasty as well. Smith and Freiermuth are also players I have rostered on multiple teams, so losing them here is not a catastrophic move for my portfolio.

Pat Freiermuth Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

WR is a position of strength. In addition to St. Brown, I also have Tyreek Hill, DK Metcalf, Chris Olave, Amari Cooper, and Terry McLaurin. The trade allows me to move a WR to improve my overall RB strength and depth. (I have Jonathan Taylor on this team.)

I have won this league in two of the last three seasons, and this move could be the one that I look back on and identify as the one that pushed my team over the top. 

Entry Fee: $500

Starting Positions: QB, RB, RB, TE, WR, WR, FLEX, FLEX, K, D

Team Focus: Contender

Sent: Dameon Pierce and Christian Kirk

Received: Mark Andrews and Josh Palmer

I have been busy with this roster during the offseason. I acquired Dak Prescott and was able to walk away from the rookie draft with Zay Flowers, Roschon Johnson, Devon Achane, and Marvin Mims. These players join a loaded roster with talent and depth at RB (Saquon Barkley, Breece Hall, J.K. Dobbins, James Cook) and some exciting pass catchers like Tee Higgins and Darren Waller. Adding Andrews to this mix was one of those Dynasty Trades I could not pass up on. 

Much like the previous deal for St. Brown, this move could push my team over the top. Mandrews is a potential TE1 overall contender and a player who can help win weeks for me. In pairing him with Waller, I have two of the top four TEs in redraft and two of the only TEs that can lead their teams in targets. 

Losing Pierce and Kirk hurts, but neither is irreplaceable. I walk away with the best player in the deal. Palmer is a replacement-level player who I could not keep at the time of roster cuts. My main focus with this team will be adding another difference-maker regardless of positional strength. I also have the flexibility to acquire an additional 2024 1st. 

Entry Fee: $500

Starting Positions: QB, RB, RB, TE, WR, WR, FLEX, FLEX, K, D

Team Focus: Contender

Sent: 2024 3rd, 2024 4th 

Received: Gabe Davis

I wrote about this team previously in a Dynasty Trades piece where I sent a package of Kenneth Walker, DK Metcalf, and a 3rd Rounder to acquire the 1.01 (Bijan Robinson) and DeAndre Hopkins. That trade worked out very well, and I have not stopped making moves with this team. I also sent Rachaad White and the 1.07 for the 1.02 back in March and made some smaller moves for players like Tyler Allgeier

I have star power at the skill position players with RBs like Bijan Robinson, Jahmyr Gibbs and Breece Hall, and WR with CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown and Hopkins. This move for Davis was all about adding depth. 

Davis is a polarizing player for many. He burned redraft managers last season, but the offseason drumbeats have been positive. He is also in a contract season, and there is a good chance he will command a hefty contract this offseason. The cost of a 3rd and 4th rounder was negligible if he landed well, or Davis could just rebound and stay attached to Josh Allen

Entry Fee: $750

Starting Positions: QB, RB, RB, TE, WR, WR, FLEX, FLEX, K, D

Team Focus: Contender

Sent: 2024 3rd

Received: Tyler Higbee

This team is old but has several vital pieces. It’s an all-or-nothing type of team. I added Anthony Richardson this past offseason in my rookie draft and have DeVonta Smith on this team, but most of the difference makers are above the age apex. 

But a funny thing happened on the way to a potential fantasy title: Cooper Kupp re-aggravated an injury. So, I now have to adjust instead of having a 20+ PPG scorer in my lineup every week. 

WR wise in Smith, Tyreek Hill, Hopkins, and Hollywood Brown, I have enough to compliment starting RBs Christian McCaffrey and Tony Pollard. TE was a focus of mine this past offseason, acquiring Evan Engram during the rookie draft. Adding Higbee adds depth to the TE position and gives me a potential Flex play every week Kupp misses. Higbee posted career highs in catches and targets last year, and I expect him to be busy again this year. 

But get well soon, Cooper—tough sledding for this team without you returning fully healthy. 

Entry Fee: $500

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

Team Focus: Contender

Sent: Romeo Doubs

Received: Ryan Tannehill and a 2024 3rd 

This is a Triflex FFPC League, a WR-heavy Superflex format. Last season, I was able to win the league. With Patrick Mahomes and Kirk Cousins in the fold, I traded the 1.12 and Jimmy Garroppolo- my 3rd QB- to move up and select Jordan Addison at the 1.07. I also added Marvin Mims in the Round 2. 

Addison and Mims join a WR-heavy roster including CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown, Drake London, Hollywood Brown and Nico Collins. RB-wise, I do not have a surefire slam dunk RB1 type, but I have more than enough to get by with Rachaad White, D’Andre Swift, James Conner, and Kenneth Walker. 

Doubs has Dynasty value- he has a chance at receiving a lot of targets this year and seeing increased usage for a Green Bay team desperate for pass-catchers. Still, this was an easy decision for me. Tannehill looks locked into the starting QB role unless he severely falters. Having depth here will help me get through the bye weeks or a short-term injury. While he has a capped ceiling, Tannehill can get me through a week. 

And that about sums it up. The regular season is here, but never stop making Dynasty Trades to improve your dynasty rosters- you never know which one will push your team over the top.