When it comes to fantasy football, the best results come from logical, evidenced-based and process-driven decision making. However, as human beings, we can be biased and emotional by nature. We tend to look at players who have helped us through rose-colored glasses, while subtly (and sometimes explicitly) knocking players who have burned us in previous seasons. This can be especially magnified in dynasty leagues where player turnover is minimal.

We love dynasty leagues and host them here on Apex! But many disagree on what constitutes a fair trade.

This is where having dynasty trade calculators can help – they give both a quantitative and qualitative view of a deal you are considering, minus your own personal biases.

We have researched the top five dynasty trade calculators (according to Google) so you can see which one(s) works for you!

In researching these calculators, we found that each calculator brings a unique feature. It’s important to find a calculator that fits your specific needs. We’ve broken down the features of each calculator.

Dynasty101.com‘s Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty league trade calculator on Dynasty101.com

 

Cost of Calculator

Dynasty101.com’s dynasty trade calculator is free, although there is an opportunity to support their site through donations.

Dynasty League Formats Supported

Dynasty101’s trade calculator has two league format settings from which to choose: 1QB and 2QB leagues.

Features of Calculator

  • Gives players a numerical value based on both site rankings and current market value (average draft position). These values are updated monthly.
  • Includes a player’s overall “tier” (not separated by position) to help determine the caliber of players being exchanged.
  • Lets the user set their own “acceptable variance range” to help the calculator how strict it should be in determined the fairness of a trade.
  • When a trade is determined to favor one side, this calculator gives a numerical value difference in how much more one side is receiving and suggests a player to add in that corresponds with that difference in value.

Analysis of Calculator

Dynasty101.com’s trade calculator is probably the simplest, most basic calculator I found. While this makes it slightly less customizable to your league, it is arguably the most user-friendly calculator I experimented with and can provide you with a quick and easy opinion to a trade that takes place in your league.

 

DynastyProcess.com‘s Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty trade calculator on DynastyProcess.com

Cost of Calculator

Like the Dynasty101.com calculator, DynastyProcess.com’s dynasty trade calculator is free. However, there is also a link to make monetary contributions to the work they are putting into the site.

Dynasty League Formats Supported

DynastyProcess’s trade calculator has two format settings from which to choose: 1QB and 2QB leagues. You can also choose how many teams are in your league ranging from 8 teams to 20 teams (even numbers only).

Features of Calculator

  • Values of players based on FantasyPros.com‘s dynasty rankings and are updated accordingly.
  • Three modes to choose from: Normal (an existing league), Startup (players only) and Startup (players and picks).
  • Can choose a point on a sliding scale between “Pick Optimist” (you have faith in that the rookie draft pick in the trade will meet or exceed perceived value) and “Pick Skeptic” (you believe the “potential” of the pick is worth more than the player the pick will turn out to be). This helps weigh how valuable draft picks are in a trade.
  • Can choose a point on a sliding scale between “Stud Heavy” (you value top-end players over depth) and “Depth Heavy” (you value depth over top-end players). This will help the calculator determine the value of giving up/getting a marquee player in exchange for multiple solid players.
  • It gives a percentage of how one-sided a trade is and gives recommendations of players and picks to add to make a trade more balanced.

Analysis of Calculator

The major strength of this calculator is its customization to an owner’s personality and risk profile. How much do you believe in your ability to pick the right rookie players? Are you looking specifically for depth or a top-end player? These are questions whose answers can be different for every owner, and this dynasty trade calculator helps turn those answers into numerical values.

Another feature I really liked about this calculator is that it explains its values, construction, and algorithms which helps give an insight into whether this trade calculator is what you’re looking for.

 

DynastyLeagueFootball.com‘s Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty league trade calculator showing values on DynastyLeagueFootball.com

Cost of Calculator

Premium membership to DynastyLeagueFootball.com begins at $7.99 per month, which will grant you access to their trade calculator.

Dynasty League Formats Supported

DynastyLeagueFootball’s calculator supports 1 and 2 QB formats, and users can choose their league size ranging from 10 to 16 teams (even numbers only).

Features of Calculator

  • The player and pick values are based on composite rankings and ADP.
  • Rankings are updated daily.
  • When a player is selected, this calculator automatically displays their startup ADP, age, positional rank, and overall rank.
  • It contains a rookie pick value adjuster, which helps tailor to each user’s personal valuation of rookie picks.
  • It contains a “Package Value Adjustment” option, which recognizes when a good player (whose value may be 1,000) is being traded for five players (whose value is 200 each). Even though the values would technically match up, when the “Package Value Adjustment” setting is engaged it would recognize that the trade is still not balanced as roster spots have inherent value.
  • Suggests players to add in to make the trade more balanced.
  • Includes actual trades members of the website made that include all players selected. This helps get real-life examples of trades to give context and ideas to those using the calculator.

Analysis of Calculator

Although this is one of the more expensive dynasty trade calculators on the web, the membership contains many other features. The trade calculator itself is probably the most aesthetically pleasing and visually stimulating of all the calculators we tested out.

The “Package Value Adjustment” feature is unique to this website, and it is a really important setting. There is no fooling the calculator when it comes to trading many mediocre players for one stud. With constantly updated values, great visuals and graphs, and both personal preference and league customization, this is arguably the most well-rounded dynasty trade calculator online.

 

UTHDynasty.com‘s Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty trade calculator on UTHDynasty.com

Cost of Calculator

UTHDynasty.com’s dynasty trade calculator is $9.99 per month for the calculator only. There are other membership options that give access to other content and features.

Dynasty League Formats Supported

There are a mind-boggling 25 different formats to choose from on this dynasty trade calculator. It contains nearly every combination of league size (10-20 teams). The calculator also supports Superflex, 2QB, 1-2TE, Standard, 0.5PPR, and 1PPR scoring.

Within every one of these settings, you can choose between “Contending” (you’re looking to win a championship in your league very soon), “Building” (you are in a rebuilding phase and might value draft picks/young, promising players more highly), and “Neutral” (a balance of the two).

Features of Calculator

Analysis of Calculator

This calculator is relatively simple visually and operationally. It doesn’t contain as many customizations and features as other dynasty trade calculators, but where this calculator shines is in how many different formats it supports.

We did not find any other calculators with as much customization when it comes to league types. The “Contending/Build/Neutral” feature is also a major plus here. If you like the site operators’ rankings and/or have a unique league format, this trade calculator may be a worthwhile investment.

 

DynastyTradeCalculator.com‘s Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty trade calculator on DynastyTradeCalculator.com

Cost of Calculator

DynastyTradeCalculator.com’s access starts at $3 per month. This gives you access to other features such as customizable rankings, as well.

Dynasty League Formats Supported

This calculator supports many league types. It supports any combination of 10-16 teams (even numbers only), Standard/0.5PPR/1PPR scoring, and Standard (with a non-QB flex), 2QB, Superflex, TE Premium (if you’re required to start multiple tight ends or 1.5 PPR for tight ends) and even RB PPC (points per carry) and Devy (includes NCAA players) formats.

Features of Calculator

  • It can input up to four players and picks on each side of the trade.
  • The site uses its own rankings to determine values, which are updated every Tuesday (sometimes even more frequently).
  • Includes a player’s numerical value and age when input into the trade calculator.
  • Trade fairness is based on the total numerical value of players on each side.

Analysis of Calculator

This dynasty league trade calculator’s strengths are its simple operation, visuals, and unique format selection. It does not have the personal customizability of toggling values of how a user values draft picks or players at different stages in their career, but the price is very low and it contains two formats (RB PPC and Devy) that we did not find on any other website.