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When is the fantasy football trade deadline on different platforms?

Let’s take a look at when the all-important fantasy football trade deadlines are across Yahoo, ESPN, CBS Sports, and other popular platforms.

When is the fantasy football trade deadline on different platforms?
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Wherever you play your fantasy football – be that Yahoo, ESPN, CBS Sports, or one of the other popular names, trading and knowing your trade deadline is a crucial part of any league. Working the waiver wire is important, but unless you get lucky with a big addition at the right time, it can be hard to completely shake up your team through free-agent additions. However, trading is a completely different matter. A trade allows you to do whatever it takes to acquire that player you have been eyeing up all season or swap out huge chunks of your roster for other talented players in one swoop. And make sure you know when your leagues trade deadline is so you don’t get caught wondering why you can’t trade in fantasy football.

The majority of fantasy leagues have a trade deadline, at which point the ability to make drastic changes to your team is stripped away. Knowing when your trade deadline passes is a crucial part of setting up your strategy for your team, whether that be for this year’s playoffs or the future of your dynasty.

Many of those major fantasy sites have “standard” trade deadlines for their leagues. If you play in a public league or your commissioner has altered the deadline, you will likely find that your window for trades closes on the dates below.

Most common fantasy football trade deadlines including Yahoo, ESPN, CBS Sports, and more:

  • Yahoo Fantasy Football trade deadline: On Yahoo, the standard fantasy football trade deadline, which also applies to their public leagues, is November 14 at 11:59 PM PT. Of the major sites, Yahoo has the earliest standard cut off time for trades, with no further moves being allowed after the Saturday of Week 10 of the NFL season. Be aware that this deadline is customizable for private leagues, so check your individual league to ensure you have a clear picture.
  • ESPN Fantasy Football trade deadline: The ESPN standard fantasy football trade deadline, which also applies to their public leagues, is set for November 19th at 12 PM ET. ESPN allows trading up to the end of Wednesday following Week 10 and preceding Week 11. Be aware that this deadline is customizable for private leagues, with options between Week 7 and 16 available, so check your individual league to ensure you have a clear picture.
  • CBS Sports Fantasy Football trade deadline: The CBS Sports standard fantasy football trade deadline, which also applies to their public leagues, is set for November 19th at 11:59:59 PM ET. Therefore, CBS allows trading right up to the conclusion of the Thursday Night Football game in Week 11. Be aware that this deadline is customizable for private leagues, so check your individual league to ensure you have a clear picture.
  • Sleeper Fantasy Football trade deadline: Sleeper does not have a standard fantasy football trade deadline, but they limit the commissioner’s options. The window for the trade deadline is between Week 9 to Week 13, with the option of having no trade deadline at all if the commissioner so desires. However, Sleeper does define the time that the trading window locks. If you select Week 9, then no more trading is allowed after waivers clear following the conclusion of Week 9. Therefore, this would usually be the Wednesday following Week 9, but again waivers are customizable on a league by league basis, so be sure to check your league ahead of time.
  • Fantrax Fantasy Football trade deadline: Fantrax does not have a standard trade deadline that they recommend. With their highly customizable format, they provide commissioners with multiple options when it comes to trade deadlines. Be sure to check your leagues for the trade deadline ahead of time.
  • Fleaflicker Fantasy Football trade deadline: Fleaflicker does not have a standard trade deadline that they recommend. With their highly customizable format, they provide commissioners with multiple options when it comes to trade deadlines. Be sure to check your leagues for the trade deadline ahead of time.
  • MyFantasyLeague Fantasy Football trade deadline: MyFantasyLeague does not have a standard trade deadline that they recommend. With their highly customizable format, they provide commissioners with multiple options when it comes to trade deadlines. Be sure to check your leagues for the trade deadline ahead of time.

Why can’t you make any trades in fantasy football?

Wondering why you can’t make any trades in fantasy football? It’s safe to assume your league’s trade deadline has already passed prohibiting you from offering any trades to any other members in your league. Depending on what platform your league is hosted on you can look above to see when the standard trade deadline is for wherever you play. You may also want to reach out to your league’s commissioner as they may have set up a custom trade deadline date.

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