#1 By: How, July 25th, 2018 17:25
I just fielded an interesting trade offer in one of my keeper PPR leagues. In this league, we are allowed to keep up to 3 players, each for 1.25x the price it cost to acquire the player in the previous year (it's an auction league). There are 10 teams in the league, and the starting positions are QB, 2xRB, 3xWR, TE, Flex and D/ST. Auction budgets are $200 per team.
I have the right to keep Odell Beckham for $16 and Melvin Gordon for $13 (among others). Someone just offered me $150 for the rights to Beckham and Gordon. On the one hand, at those prices, I basically have both players locked onto my team for a great discount for their entire productive careers. On the other hand, $150 is a ton of extra cash to work with in the auction and would allow me to hog a lot of the top players in the draft, thus improving my odds of winning this season (in theory).
Would you accept this trade offer? I believe in Gordon's opportunity and, to a lesser extent, his talent, and I believe in Beckham's talent and, to a lesser extent, given the sudden influx of mouths to feed in NY, his opportunity.
How would you value quality keepers versus auction dollars, in general?
#2 By: jesseross99, July 26th, 2018 16:10
In my league the auction prices are always super inflationary, so if this was my league I would 100% keep the players. If you are able to review the results of the past few auctions to get a sense of pricing in your league, I think that would be useful.
#3 By: How, July 27th, 2018 07:10
Thanks for the response. In my league, there is certainly some keeper inflation (I'm the commissioner, actually, and have been in the league for 5 years now). True, grade A WRs go for somewhere in the low $70s (largely b/c Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, and Doug Baldwin will be kept this year). About half of the elite RBs will be kept, too.
#4 By: jesseross99, July 30th, 2018 14:19
I would keep OBJ and Gordon then!