4 Ways to Decrease Your Fantasy Football League's Trade Turmoil

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
-Joseph A. Schumpeter

Many fantasy football owners and commissioners would say that in fantasy football, a team's success often means turmoil, especially when concerning trades.  Frequently owners not involved in a trade will have a hissy fit -- sometimes justifiably so, but usually without cause.  Fortunately, there are some ways to decrease the strife that often accompanies fantasy football trades.

1) Consider appointing a co-commish who reviews all of the commish's trades. Many times owners feel that commissioners abuse their powers.  If you put in a check-and-balance on this, you'll largely close the door on accusations of corruption.  Try to avoid appointing as co-commish a relative, best friend, or owner that is in  the same division as your team.

2) Put in writing some description of what are sound grounds for trade rejection.  In other words, spell out what hurdles a trade must overcome to be considered legit.  You may want to ban certain trades by teams out of contention, as often those can be circumspect. 

3) Remove the veto by owners; I have found that at this time of year owners tend to be veto happy, trying to prevent any improvement by any competitor, even if above-board.  The commish and co-commish should have sole approval rights.

4) Put in writing a clause specifying that if the league cannot solve an issue, that the trade will go before an impartial third party and that their decision will be binding.

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