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When is the trade deadline for ESPN fantasy football leagues?

We take a look at the trade deadline settings for ESPN fantasy football leagues and how to confirm your league settings to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

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Dominating your fantasy football leagues takes place in four phases. Phase one is the draft — the goal, of course, is to draft the best players. Easy enough. Phase two is to set the right lineups week to week. Step three is to exhibit prowess on your league’s waiver wire. Step four? Trade, trade, trade! Always remember though - you’ve got to get these trades in and sure up any needs your team has ahead of your league’s trade deadline.

Here, we’ll review the default trade deadline for ESPN Fantasy Football and how to double-check your own league’s settings, in case your commissioner made any changes.

ESPN Fantasy Football trade deadline: December 1 at 12 p.m. ET

Though ESPN fantasy football sets a default trade deadline, your commissioner does have the option to change this date depending on your league’s preferences. To double-check the date of your trade deadline, you can do the following:

  1. Log in to your ESPN fantasy football league with your username and password, and select your fantasy football league.
  2. Click on “League” and then “League settings.”
  3. Click on “Transactions and Keepers.”
  4. You’ll find a list of player settings there. Scroll down to “Trade Rules” as boxed in red below, and you’ll find your trade deadline in the middle row. Happy trading!