Dave Portnoy And Mike Trout Made A Monster Fantasy Trade

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The show fantasy league at the halfway point and Dave Portnoy and Mike Trout have made a huge fantasy trade that has reshaped the league. The two managers who were dealing from the biggest positions of strength have decided to form a deal that should help both teams in the near future after a rough and tumble Week 7 where we're starting to see the top teams really emerge.


Portnoy was very strong at Wide Receiver boasting a group of Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, and Jaylen Waddle (FLEX) to go along with DeVante Parker as a reserve. However, his Runningback room has been in shambles after two major injuries to Breece Hall and JK Dobbins in the past week. Left with a near bare cupboard at RB and having lost three straight games after a 4-0 start, it was time to strike a deal.

Trout was rich at Runningback boasting a backfield of Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry, and Raheem Mostert (FLEX) along with Cordarrelle Patterson (IR) and Gus Edwards on the bench. He's had some tough luck at 2-5 and facing the 2nd most points against, but he needed help at Wide Receiver as he was starting DJ Moore and Hunter Renfrow this past weekend. 

So here's what they landed on:

On the surface, my general rule is whoever gets the least amount of players generally wins the deal. It's hard to look at this deal and think Trout didn't win as he traded 1 good starter (Mostert) for a backup who appears to be trending way up (Gus Edwards) and a very good RB (Cordarrelle Patterson) who is slated to return soon for an Elite starter in Diggs. So while I would say Trout wins this deal in the short term, I also can say this is a savvy move by Dave to divvy up 1 starter and get back what will eventually be 3 starters in the long run. So I think this is a win for both parties.

After 7 Weeks, here is how things stand in The Show Fantasy League. I'll post a full mid-season report card later this week.