Dynasty Fantasy Football league???

Discussion in 'Titan Cup/Fantasy Football' started by Ensconatus, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Ensconatus

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    For the regular members here mainly I think this could possibly work. I don't see myself NOT being a member here and I'm sure there are at least 9 other members that could start a continuous annual league.

    If you are not familiar with the difference, it's a more challenging draft format because who you draft this year, you will have next year. Rookies have a huge impact in future success. Trades can involve future draft picks... Having a long term plan/vision is necessary.

    As you can imagine Player ownership is very strong in this format.

    If we get enough interest we can talk details and roster plans/etc. this might be an idea for next year as well. See what happens.
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  2. Scarecrow

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    I could be down for this, as I am sure others are
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  3. Ensconatus

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    No real rush. Want to make sure we would get a roster of owners sure to be around year after year.
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  4. JCBRAVE

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    Im getting ready to retire from go Titans
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  5. Ensconatus

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    Don't lie H5 king. You ain't goin anywhere. So you should be one of the owners mr brave.
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  6. JCBRAVE

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    Well since you called me High-Five King maybe Ill stay
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  7. Ensconatus

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    http://dynastyleaguefootball.com/dynasty-hq/

    What is a Dynasty League?

    A dynasty style fantasy football league is a league where you retain most or all of your players from year to year. This creates an environment which is very different from that of a redraft league. By enabling team owners to keep players and build a team over time, there is a much stronger sense of team ownership, and success is achieved with a greater sense of satisfaction.

    Mistakes or successes in a dynasty league can affect the fortunes of a franchise for years to come, just like in the NFL. A dynasty league also facilitates trades, including trading of draft picks, and it encourages a deeper roster pool, so young ‘project’ players can be identified and groomed.


    Creating Your Own Dynasty League

    Starting a dynasty league is much like any other league. Some decisions must be made regarding rules and format, and an initial draft is held with all of the available NFL players, just like a regular fantasy league. But there are some things to think about which are specifically relevant to creating a dynasty or keeper league.

    Rosters and Keepers – The most fundamental decision regarding a dynasty or keeper league is determining the size and starting position requirements for each team, and how many players a team can retain from season to season. While the numbers will vary depending upon league size, position starting requirements, and personal preference, a good starting point for your first dynasty league would be something like this;

    12 team league – three divisions, 30 player rosters, fairly standard starting positions (1QB, 1HB, 2WR, 2OffFlex, 1TE, 1K, 3IDP), team may keep all players, annual rookie/free agent draft.

    The basic idea is to allow each owner to keep most if not all players on their roster from season to season if they wish. If this seems like too much of a commitment for your first dynasty league, then you could slide the number of keepers back down the spectrum a bit, more towards a keeper league, and let each team keep 50% to 75% of their roster. Just remember, the more players each team keeps from season to season, the greater the challenge and sense of ownership.



    IDP’s – If you’ve never used Individual Defensive Players (IDP’s) on your fantasy team before, we’d highly recommend you begin doing so. IDP’s add a much greater degree of depth and interest to the game. Using a team defense, while not incompatible with a dynasty or keeper format, does somewhat go against the objective of creating a more challenging and dynamic league.

    If you’ve never used IDP’s before, you may want to start out with just a few starting positions on each team, maybe three to six per team. You could allow each team to start any three defensive players (defensive flex players), though this often leads to each team seeking out LB’s. These guys tend to be very consistent tackle producers, and therefor offer more predictable production than other IDP positions.

    Another option for those just starting out with IDP, and one which we’d recommend, is starting at least one IDP from each defensive category. For instance, 1 DL, 1LB, and 1 DB. Or start two from each if you are wanting to jump into the IDP world a bit more.



    Free Agency – Just like with IDP’s, a dynasty or keeper league neither requires nor excludes any specific system for handling free agents. If this is your first dynasty league and you have never used any system to manage free agent and waiver wire activity, then you will probably want to keep it simple, and use a traditional method for handling free agency. Jumping into a dynasty format, especially with IDP’s, will probably be enough of a change that you don’t want to introduce too many additional complications to your new league.

    If however you (and the rest of the league) are really up for the challenge, then you should consider using a blind bidding system for managing free agent acquisitions during the season. Basically, each team gets a certain number of dollars or points to spend each year during the regular season (100 or 1,000 are typical numbers). During the free agent portion of the week, teams will bid on available free agents using the bidding dollars. Once all of a team’s money is spent for the season, they cannot acquire any more free agents from the waiver wire. This system forces owners to be much more judicious in their free agent activities. Just be aware that not all league services support the use of a blind bidding system.



    Annual Draft – You’ll want to clarify early on how future league drafts will be handled. Typically the subsequent drafts are rookie/free agents drafts which happen after the NFL draft is complete. Teams can then select from the new rookies in the league, as well as from any free agents currently un-drafted. Many leagues will lock down the waiver wire at the conclusion of the NFL regular season, so that by the time the draft rolls around, changes on teams will have created some opportunities for free agents who were not all that attractive just a few weeks before. Some leagues separate out the rookie draft and the free agents draft, handling them as two distinct events.



    Trades – Trading is without question one of the best parts of playing in a dynasty or keeper league. Trades rarely occur in a redraft league, simply because there is little impetus to trade in-season. Both teams are looking to win this year, so it’s a lot harder to structure a deal which benefits both sides.

    In a dynasty league, it’s a whole different story. Some teams are rebuilding or building for the future, and are willing to trade away an older veteran who may only have a couple seasons left in exchange for a promising young rookie, or to acquire a draft pick or two in next year’s draft. Other teams are looking to win this season, and will give up some future potential in order to solidify their chances now.

    Plus there is always the fine art of trading for some gems in the rough who may not shine for a season or two. Or trading away a fantasy stud at the peak of his career, and watching him crash down to earth while on someone else’s roster. Finally, during each season’s drafts, there will often be many trades made involving just draft picks.

    As with any league, you may set your league bylaws to require all trades be approved by a commissioner, or you can just let the trades fall where they may with little or no intervention. Either way, a dynasty or heavy keeper league will stimulate far more trading activity than a redraft league, and the entire league will benefit from the added strategy and fun.

    One final note regarding trading draft picks. Most leagues allow for teams to trade away future draft picks. It would be wise to start out limiting how many seasons in the future draft picks may be traded. If you allow a team to trade away picks for the next three or four seasons, they could easily trade those picks away foolishly, and dig themselves into a hole from which could be extremely difficult to recover. If their team tanks and they have no more draft picks for the next three years, they may very well lose hope and abandon the team. And if that happens, getting someone to take over that team could be a real challenge. For this reason many leagues choose to limit trading of future draft picks to just the next season or two.


    I think a Go Titans Dynasty could be a huge hit fellas.
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  8. JCBRAVE

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    Well set it motion, Im game.
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  9. Ensconatus

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    Cool, that puts us at 3

    1. Ensconatus
    2. Scarecrow
    3. JCBrave

    I'm gonna send some messages out to try and recruit some folks. I'm shooting for 10.

    Once we get majority filled we can set roster numbers and such.
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  10. Ensconatus

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    I wrote you down as in. Lemme know otherwise if so.
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