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Make smarter trades with the Draft Sharks Dynasty Trade Calculator

Dynasty Trade Calculator

By Jared Smola | Updated on Fri, 17 May 2024 . 6:36 AM EDT

Make the Right Dynasty Trade. Every Time.

Looking to improve your dynasty team?

Of course you are.

And whether you’re looking to:

  • Shore up a weak position
  • Get that one player to put you over the top
  • Or rebuild a sagging roster

Dynasty trades are the best way to improve your dynasty team quickly.

But you don’t want to make the wrong move.

That’s the best way to help an opponent – and damage your own team.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid those big mistakes? 

Wouldn’t you like a way to make sure it’s the right move before you make or accept the offer?

Well you’re in the right place.

Introducing the Dynasty Trade Calculator by Draft Sharks

The Dynasty Trade Calculator takes the guesswork out of making trades in your dynasty league. And it’ll do much more for you than the typical calculator.


It starts with precise player values.

A dynasty trade calculator is only as good as the player values that power it.

The Draft Sharks Dynasty Trade Calculator is fueled by our exclusive 3D+ values.

We start with each player’s 2024 projection and use machine learning and aging curves to compute 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year forecasts.

Then we apply a weighted average of those 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year projections with a cross-positional algorithm based on your exact league setup and scoring to derive 3D+ values.


Want to learn more about how 3D Value+ works? This 5-minute video explains.

That value is unique to your league, guided by your league’s settings.

Those values are vital because they allow the dynasty trade calculator to:

  • Compare players across positions
  • Compare players to draft picks
  • Evaluate your team’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate the rest of your league
  • and MORE

How Does the Dynasty Trade Calculator Work?

In order to make profitable dynasty trades, you need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team – and every other team in your league.

Evaluate Your Dynasty League Landscape

The Dynasty Trade Calculator starts with League Rankings. You’ll find:

  • Each team ranked by overall roster strength and positional strength
  • Ability to sort by strength to identify managers to target in trade talks
  • An advanced age metric that looks at the value of each player and their age. Not just raw age.
  • Draft Capital rankings that weigh the value of each pick – current year and next year – to calculate the strength of each team’s upcoming rookie picks

Find Your Trade Partner

You’re ready to make a trade. You know what position you’d like to address. But now what?

Well, you could look through every other roster in your league … you know, if you’re just looking to burn a couple of hours and keep all the options straight in your head. (Which team did I see that guy on again?!?)

Or the Dynasty Trade Calculator can do the work for you.

Tell the Trade Partner Finder what position you’re looking to acquire and what you’d like to trade away. 

The Finder will then scan your entire league and use team-strength-based algorithms to identify optimal trade partners.

You can:

  • Pick a position to acquire. The Finder will rank teams by the likelihood that they have surplus value at that position.
  • Pick a position to trade away. The Finder will highlight teams that are in need of that position.
  • Pick positions to acquire and trade away. You’ll see which teams are the best potential trade partners.

Build the Perfect Trade Package

With that previously painful task efficiently handled, you’re now ready to select the trade pieces on both sides.

Looking for something more than a straight 1-for-1 player swap? No problem. Just choose the pieces you’d like to acquire and those you’d like to send away. 

You can even add draft picks to either side of the trade.

The DMVP+ values in the Dynasty Trade Calculator will make it easy to build the right trade package.

Rate the Trade

What are you looking for in a post-trade rating? Probably just someone to confirm that you made the right move.

We could do that … but why stop there?

The Trade Analyzer breaks down:

  • Overall change in value for both teams, with starters weighed more heavily than bench pieces
  • Change in current-season projection
  • Change in three-year projection
  • Estimated and actual trade tax

What's trade tax?

Trade Tax is an important component of trades that’s ignored by most dynasty trade calculators.

Lopsided trades (2-for-1, 3-for-1, 3-for-2, etc.) require an overpayment – or tax – from the side giving more players.

The Draft Sharks Dynasty Trade Calculator estimates how much you’re expected to overpay to make such a trade fair.

We do this by applying an algorithm that strips away throw-in players and looks for historical relationships to estimate that tax.

For even more analysis on your trade, hit the “See Detailed Trade Analysis” button. You’ll get:

  • Change in current-week projection
  • Change in starter strength
  • Change in positional ranks
  • 3-, 5-, and 10-year projection changes

Will the Dynasty Trade Calculator Fit Your League?


The same league sync that powers your Draft War Room makes sure that your league’s specific scoring and lineup settings are factored into the DMVP calculations in your trade calculator.

You can be confident that your league’s quirks are accounted for. 

Yardage bonuses?
Points for completions?

Yep. All set.

Get the Smartest Dynasty Trade Calculator

Stop using dynasty trade calculators that aren’t customized to your league. 

That don’t use 3-, 5-, and 10-year projections. 

That don’t analyze how a trade will impact every aspect of your team.

The Draft Sharks Dynasty Trade Calculator is based on deadly accurate projections and perfectly crafted algorithms that weigh player values correctly.

The result for you: More information and better dynasty trades.

So what are you waiting for? You could be putting the Dynasty Trade Calculator to work for your dynasty teams right now.


Click here to start making better dynasty trades >

Jared Smola Author Image
Jared Smola, Lead Analyst
Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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