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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Pac_Eddy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:12 am

I wasn't big on Melvin Gordon his rookie year, but drafted him at 1.02 anyway. His slow start plus my inaccurate opinion on him led me to trade him away for Demaryius Thomas later that same season.

MG3 has been one of the few annual studs while DT is a reanimated corpse. This one hurts.
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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby MrUbuto » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:36 am

Pac_Eddy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:12 am
I wasn't big on Melvin Gordon his rookie year, but drafted him at 1.02 anyway. His slow start plus my inaccurate opinion on him led me to trade him away for Demaryius Thomas later that same season.

MG3 has been one of the few annual studs while DT is a reanimated corpse. This one hurts.
Don't feel bad I wasn't a fan either. After his rookie year I could have had him for a low future first bit passed
QB - DWatson(HOU)RWilson(SEA)Winston(TB)
RB - TGurley(LAR)DJohnson(ARI)NChubb(CLE)DHenry(TEN)
WR - ODB(NYG)AJ Green(CIN)ACooper (DAL)NAgholor(PHI)
TE - GOlsen(CAR)HHenry(SD)
K - Zurlien(LAR)Mcmanus(DEN)
Def - JAGS 49ers
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Rosters must always be 3qbs 4wrs 4rbs 2tes 2kickers 2dst and protected players dont take up a roster spot, but are only for rookie/2nd year players that were drafted

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Dynasty DeLorean » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 pm

I made a lot of mistakes early on, but one of my bigger mistakes when I actually knew what I was doing a little bit more was trading the 1.03 + 1.07 to get Allen Robinson during the 2017 rookie draft. ARob went on to be a total turd since that moment. I essentially gave up Mixon + OJ Howard for ARob.

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Smoking Guns » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:41 pm

Dynasty DeLorean wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 pm
I made a lot of mistakes early on, but one of my bigger mistakes when I actually knew what I was doing a little bit more was trading the 1.03 + 1.07 to get Allen Robinson during the 2017 rookie draft. ARob went on to be a total turd since that moment. I essentially gave up Mixon + OJ Howard for ARob.
If it makes you feel any better

I had the 1.1 in hand - traded it for A. Robinson after his big season
1.1 turned into Zeke

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Dynasty DeLorean » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:52 pm

Smoking Guns wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Dynasty DeLorean wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 pm
I made a lot of mistakes early on, but one of my bigger mistakes when I actually knew what I was doing a little bit more was trading the 1.03 + 1.07 to get Allen Robinson during the 2017 rookie draft. ARob went on to be a total turd since that moment. I essentially gave up Mixon + OJ Howard for ARob.
If it makes you feel any better

I had the 1.1 in hand - traded it for A. Robinson after his big season
1.1 turned into Zeke
Oof. We need an ARob anonymous club.

edit: Forgot, I dropped Damien Williams a few weeks before he went bonkers towards the end of the season.
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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby abloom » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm

My biggest mistake: 2017 startup, first startup for me. Since it was my first draft I didn't trade during it (mistake #1). Made the following picks:

2nd round: CMC - I mean it worked out. But not sure I should have drafted him this high in retrospect.

3rd: Jay ajayi
4th: Pryor
5th: Mariota
6th: Willie Snead
7th: perine
8th: powell
9th: gore
10: ebron - don't worry I cut him after week 6 of doing nothing
11th: Zay Jones
13: jaron brown
14th: Jared cook - yup cut him too during season
15th: latavius Murray - cut him
19th: Tyler Boyd - cut him but did pick him up this past year.

Needless to say that was a whole lot of suck. After some moves it's team #1 in sig
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Team #1
12 team, 1 ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 2flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Rivers, Haskins
RB: C McCaffrey, Guice, Peterson, Hunt, McKinnon, Ajayi, Samuels, B Anderson, R Anderson
WR: D Hopkins, M Evans, Edelman, C Kirk, K Couttee, C Samuel, Allison, Gordon
TE: Rudolph, Goedert
DST: NE
K: Zurlein

2020 picks: rounds 1,2,4,5,6,7
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Team #2
12 team, 1ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 1superflex, 1flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Wilson, Luck, Darnold, Murray
RB: Ingram, D. Freeman, Breida, Murray, J. Hill, D. Thopson, B Anderson
WR: Hopkins, Allen, Godwin, Sutton, Miller, Pettis, Gordon
TE: McDonald, Fant
K: Crosby
DST: Bal

2020 picks: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby bjd5211 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 pm

abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
My biggest mistake: 2017 startup, first startup for me. Since it was my first draft I didn't trade during it (mistake #1). Made the following picks:

2nd round: CMC - I mean it worked out. But not sure I should have drafted him this high in retrospect.

3rd: Jay ajayi
4th: Pryor
5th: Mariota
6th: Willie Snead
7th: perine
8th: powell
9th: gore
10: ebron - don't worry I cut him after week 6 of doing nothing
11th: Zay Jones
13: Karin brown
14th: Jared cook - yup cut him too during season
15th: latavius Murray - cut him
19th: Tyler Boyd - cut him but did pick him up this past year.

Needless to say that was a whole lot of suck. After some moves it's team #1 in sig
Who was your 1st round pick?

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby abloom » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm

bjd5211 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 pm
abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
My biggest mistake: 2017 startup, first startup for me. Since it was my first draft I didn't trade during it (mistake #1). Made the following picks:

2nd round: CMC - I mean it worked out. But not sure I should have drafted him this high in retrospect.

3rd: Jay ajayi
4th: Pryor
5th: Mariota
6th: Willie Snead
7th: perine
8th: powell
9th: gore
10: ebron - don't worry I cut him after week 6 of doing nothing
11th: Zay Jones
13: Karin brown
14th: Jared cook - yup cut him too during season
15th: latavius Murray - cut him
19th: Tyler Boyd - cut him but did pick him up this past year.

Needless to say that was a whole lot of suck. After some moves it's team #1 in sig
Who was your 1st round pick?
Evans. Was just highlighting what I consider poor decisions either when drafted or cut.
Team #1
12 team, 1 ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 2flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Rivers, Haskins
RB: C McCaffrey, Guice, Peterson, Hunt, McKinnon, Ajayi, Samuels, B Anderson, R Anderson
WR: D Hopkins, M Evans, Edelman, C Kirk, K Couttee, C Samuel, Allison, Gordon
TE: Rudolph, Goedert
DST: NE
K: Zurlein

2020 picks: rounds 1,2,4,5,6,7
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Team #2
12 team, 1ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 1superflex, 1flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Wilson, Luck, Darnold, Murray
RB: Ingram, D. Freeman, Breida, Murray, J. Hill, D. Thopson, B Anderson
WR: Hopkins, Allen, Godwin, Sutton, Miller, Pettis, Gordon
TE: McDonald, Fant
K: Crosby
DST: Bal

2020 picks: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby dizzler » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:02 pm

One trade I'm starting to regret although It could pan out for me so I don't wanna classify it as a big mistake just yet: Last season I was making a playoff push and traded
Kerryon, Cooper Kupp ( post - injury), and George Kittle for

Deandre Hopkins and the 2019 2.06.

I was missing a top tier WR and had good RB's and TE depth so at the time it was something I needed. Just now looking at it, I may have preferred those 3 over Hopkins in the long run.
Team 1 - Super Kamario Bros (12 Team - PPR) ( QB -1 , RB -2 , WR - 2, Te -1, FLX - 1, SuperFLX - 1, DP - 2, K- 1)
QB -Wentz, Newton, Dalton, Haskins (R)
RB -Zeke, Kamara, Drake, Ballage
WR - D Hopkins, Julio, A. Miller, Coutee, AJ Brown (R) , Diontae Johnson (R), Mclaurin (R), Humphries, Higgins
Te -Oj Howard, Delanie, Oliver (R)
2020:2, 3, 3, ,3, 4,5
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Kerryon Luggage (12 Team - 2TE PPR) ( QB -1 , RB -2 , WR - 2, Te -2, FLX - 1, SuperFLX - 1, DP - 2, K- 1)
QB - Jimmy G, Josh Allen, Mariota
RB - Kerryon, Jamaal Will, Drake, Ballage, Miles Sanders (R), Justice Hill (R), Myles Gaskins (R)
Wr - Micheal Thomas, Zay Jones, Curtis Samuel, Crowder, Coutee, Aj Brown (R), Marquise Brown (R), Keesean Johnson (R), Kelvin Harmon (R)
Te- Engram, Oj Howard, Josh Oliver (R)
2020: 3,3,3, 5

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby ArrylT » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:53 pm

Most of these trades imho are looking back in hindsight things did not work out - but at the time of the trade, as long as you were going on the information you had at the time, I cannot fault many of them. I hope most posters use this thread to cheer themselves up seeing that everyone makes mistakes / trades that backfired, rather than justification not to take (calculated) risks.

My favorite 'bad' trade that I look back on was giving up Hopkins for Gio Bernard, Kenny Britt & a 2016 1st. However I honestly have no regrets because I kept working on my team, and that trade eventually allowed me to draft Juju Smith-Schuster (because the 2016 1st turned into a trade where I got Devante Parker and then that turned into JJSS).

So in isolation a trade can look really bad, but as long as you dont sit static and refuse to make another trade because of that trade, then nature/karma tends to balance out.

What is more important, imho, is to not make a series of 4-5 trades that cascade your team in a downward spiral. For example

Barkley for M. Gordon & 2020 2nd*
then
Gordon for Ingram & 2020 2nd
then
Ingram for Peyton Barber & 2020 2nd

because then - in this example - you've just traded Barkley for Peyton Barber & 3 2nds.

* - I know you're saying no one trades Barkley for Gordon & a 2020 2nd - but remember (a) this is the bad trade thread and (b) pretend it is a startup and you just traded 1.01 for 1.12 & a 2020 2nd and drafted Gordon at 1.12
Please speak to clarion contrarion before considering the use of vetos..

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby MrUbuto » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm

abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm
bjd5211 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 pm
abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
My biggest mistake: 2017 startup, first startup for me. Since it was my first draft I didn't trade during it (mistake #1). Made the following picks:

2nd round: CMC - I mean it worked out. But not sure I should have drafted him this high in retrospect.

3rd: Jay ajayi
4th: Pryor
5th: Mariota
6th: Willie Snead
7th: perine
8th: powell
9th: gore
10: ebron - don't worry I cut him after week 6 of doing nothing
11th: Zay Jones
13: Karin brown
14th: Jared cook - yup cut him too during season
15th: latavius Murray - cut him
19th: Tyler Boyd - cut him but did pick him up this past year.

Needless to say that was a whole lot of suck. After some moves it's team #1 in sig
Who was your 1st round pick?
Evans. Was just highlighting what I consider poor decisions either when drafted or cut.
:lol: bro.. you posted every round except 2. Hahah

Oh.. I get it
QB - DWatson(HOU)RWilson(SEA)Winston(TB)
RB - TGurley(LAR)DJohnson(ARI)NChubb(CLE)DHenry(TEN)
WR - ODB(NYG)AJ Green(CIN)ACooper (DAL)NAgholor(PHI)
TE - GOlsen(CAR)HHenry(SD)
K - Zurlien(LAR)Mcmanus(DEN)
Def - JAGS 49ers
[rookie] CDavis(TEN)ZJones(BUF)ACalloway(CLE)AMiller(CHI)
Rosters must always be 3qbs 4wrs 4rbs 2tes 2kickers 2dst and protected players dont take up a roster spot, but are only for rookie/2nd year players that were drafted

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Cult of Dionysus » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:33 pm

MrUbuto wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm
abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm
bjd5211 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 pm


Who was your 1st round pick?
Evans. Was just highlighting what I consider poor decisions either when drafted or cut.
:lol: bro.. you posted every round except 2. Hahah

Oh.. I get it
Dude, I'm surprised you're laughing at anybody after you created the worst "Worst Trade Thread Ever" thread.

Lol

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby abloom » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:47 pm

MrUbuto wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm
abloom wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm
bjd5211 wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:02 pm


Who was your 1st round pick?
Evans. Was just highlighting what I consider poor decisions either when drafted or cut.
:lol: bro.. you posted every round except 2. Hahah

Oh.. I get it
Lol well they did ask for worst mistakes. That startup is easily on the top of my list. The good news is that I turned it into a contender in 1.5 years.
Team #1
12 team, 1 ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 2flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Rivers, Haskins
RB: C McCaffrey, Guice, Peterson, Hunt, McKinnon, Ajayi, Samuels, B Anderson, R Anderson
WR: D Hopkins, M Evans, Edelman, C Kirk, K Couttee, C Samuel, Allison, Gordon
TE: Rudolph, Goedert
DST: NE
K: Zurlein

2020 picks: rounds 1,2,4,5,6,7
-------------------------------------------------
Team #2
12 team, 1ppr (1.5ppr for te), 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1te, 1superflex, 1flex, 1DST, 1K

QB: Wilson, Luck, Darnold, Murray
RB: Ingram, D. Freeman, Breida, Murray, J. Hill, D. Thopson, B Anderson
WR: Hopkins, Allen, Godwin, Sutton, Miller, Pettis, Gordon
TE: McDonald, Fant
K: Crosby
DST: Bal

2020 picks: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby Bot101 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:25 pm

Dynasty DeLorean wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:52 pm
Smoking Guns wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Dynasty DeLorean wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:01 pm
I made a lot of mistakes early on, but one of my bigger mistakes when I actually knew what I was doing a little bit more was trading the 1.03 + 1.07 to get Allen Robinson during the 2017 rookie draft. ARob went on to be a total turd since that moment. I essentially gave up Mixon + OJ Howard for ARob.
If it makes you feel any better

I had the 1.1 in hand - traded it for A. Robinson after his big season
1.1 turned into Zeke
Oof. We need an ARob anonymous club.

edit: Forgot, I dropped Damien Williams a few weeks before he went bonkers towards the end of the season.
Im about to one up your Damien Williams drop.

I dropped him AFTER he went off. When I was bounced from the playoffs in week 15 I legit thought he was worth nothing and didnt expect his pace to keep up. I dropped him for ESB as a 2019 stash. :wall:

I have also had on my roster: JuJu, Deshaun Watson, Austin Hooper, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson. They werent bad trades but rather straight up drops. With Juju and Watson I grabbed them right after the startup draft finished their rookie seasons before they did anything. Then right after dropping both they got picked up and have since been awesome.

I traded a 1st for Foreman, 2 weeks later be ruptures his achilles. The 1st became Nick Chubb.

Traded Baker Mayfield + 2019 2nd + Tarik Cohen for Cam Newton right before his shoulder fell off. Cost me a title.

Before the 2019 season started so many analysts were pumping the brakes on Mahomes and were saying he was going to throw a record amount of INTs. I panicked. Send Mahomes + 2 early 2nds for Stafford and a 1st. The early 2nds became James Washington and Calvin Ridley and I used the 1st on my boy DJ Moore. So at one point I had Patrick Mahomes AND Baker Mayfield on my roster as well.

Early last off season I had Njoku and HH as my TEs. Someone made me a good offer for Njoku. The next day HH tears his ACL. No joke, next day. The guy felt so bad he offered to undo it but ultimately we didnt. This turn of events led me to my next trade:

Traded a 2019 3rd + 2020 2nd for Delanie Walker right before he got injured.



All these things above are from my home league, team 1 in sig.

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Re: Bad trades and big mistakes thread

Postby MrUbuto » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:57 pm

Yikes...
QB - DWatson(HOU)RWilson(SEA)Winston(TB)
RB - TGurley(LAR)DJohnson(ARI)NChubb(CLE)DHenry(TEN)
WR - ODB(NYG)AJ Green(CIN)ACooper (DAL)NAgholor(PHI)
TE - GOlsen(CAR)HHenry(SD)
K - Zurlien(LAR)Mcmanus(DEN)
Def - JAGS 49ers
[rookie] CDavis(TEN)ZJones(BUF)ACalloway(CLE)AMiller(CHI)
Rosters must always be 3qbs 4wrs 4rbs 2tes 2kickers 2dst and protected players dont take up a roster spot, but are only for rookie/2nd year players that were drafted


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