G&G lit up the league last year and are in the process of redefining the position that Gates and Gonzo previously redefined. On a quick side note, what is it with Elite TE’s and their last names starting with the letter G?!?! Note to TE’s, you are not allowed to be elite if your last name doesn’t start with G.
Back to Gronk and Graham. I personally prefer Graham to Gronk, but that’s a conversation for a different day.
I recently traded Gronk and Austin for Graham and Dez. Pretty even trade on paper, the market value says Gronk is worth more than Graham and Dez more than Austin. Well, that’s just it, not every owner agrees with the market value on every player. You should also never be afraid to go against the masses if your analysis of the value says differently. In my case I won at both WR and TE based on my personal ranking of Graham over Gronk. This is obviously debatable, but the only opinion that really matters are the owners involved in the deal right?!?
The point of this article isn’t really Gronk vs Graham, it’s more about your player values versus the market and how you can use that to your advantage in trade negotiations. The perception of a player’s value by the masses is typically influenced by different things such as expert rankings, articles and recent player news . Your goal should be to identify these differences where you value a player significantly more or less than the market. You can then target players that you value more than the market rate, this means you should be getting a steal if said player meets your future expectations. Or, you can trade away players that you value lower than market value, in this case you will probably get more value back in return. This only works if you don’t just follow along with the masses though, so do your homework and try some lateral trades.
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