Commissioner Corner Message Board
So one of my managers came to me with a question regarding an accepted trade involving the following players:
Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
Wes Welker (NE - WR)
Percy Harvin (Min - WR)
Jamaal Charles(KC - RB)
This trade was proposed on Monday, 10/29, and accepted on Thursday, 11/1, after the Chiefs/Chargers game was completed. Based on our league's trade rules it is subjected to a 2 day waiting period and league approval, meaning that unless 1/3 of the league votes against the trade, players will swap rosters by Sunday morning and be available to be inserted into lineups for Sunday/Monday.
The issue is that J.Charles was in the accepting team's lineup for the Thursday game and based on the waiver rules the they would also be able to play A.Morris on Sunday. Does this mean this manager should be able to use both players because of the timing of the trade? Or do J.Charles week 9 results transfer to the team that proposed the trade? Should the proposing team be able to insert J.Charles into their lineup given the fact that his points are a known entity?
I have some thoughts on what would be a fair resolution to this trade dilemma, but was looking for other Commissioners input on how they would handle this situation if it were their league.
It's a sticky wicket... all opinions are welcomed.
I spoke with both managers and ended up voiding the trade to avoid any confusion for the weekend. If the teams would like to revisit the trade after all games involving the players are completed they can do so. It appears that the trade would have been pushed to week 10, but the details in the trade said the trade would reflect for week 9, so that is why I voided it before Sunday and erred on the side of caution. Thanks so much for all input.
I would let the trade 'mature' and see where the chips fall. Someone will tell me I am wrong but the way it has always been is the player is yours until the trade and so are the points. And the player isn't yours until he is on your roster so you can't go back and claim the points. So Yes this person could play Charles and get the points and then play the player on Sunday (in a different slot of course)and get the points and the other is SOL.
And if someone would enlighten me if I am wrong...how do you go back and put the player on your roser for Thursday? And can you decide after the game is played that you did or didn't want to play them on Thursday. How does that work?