I'm a big advocate for the oxymoron of realistic fantasy. I hate when there's an imbalance between fantasy and the real game it's based off of. PPR came into being to try and rebalance the game and, while effective, it's not ideal either since it overvalues short passes. But there's no bigger disparity than between the reality of fantasy trades and NFL trades. Not a week goes by that my fantasy chat isn't filled with trade questions or "fairness" tests. There are websites with trade calculators and even dispute settlers for those trades gone awry. In the NFL? Meh.
Sure, Derrick Mason got shipped out and Aaron Curry dumped, but aside from rumors about Reggie Wayne and Brandon Lloyd, there's nothing in the way of fantasy-relevant deals. When is the last time you had a player on your roster get traded, changing his value? The NFL is committed to the current system, where trades are nearly impossible, so it's not going to change. My question is -- should fantasy trades be made more difficult? What if we went with a Warren Buffett rule and limited the sheer number of trades or even moves that could be made? It's something to consider, but for now, let's take our weekly look around the league so you can avoid the zeroes and start the heroes: