Rebuilding Owners Should Make These Kinds of Trades (Part 2)

By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

Is there a more boring time in the NFL than now? When the top news story of the day is about a 2nd year quarterback throwing interceptions in a pair of shorts, you know reporters are out looking for things to write about, regardless of how unimportant they are. With all of that said, I am here to spice things up a bit for you with some real-life Dynasty Owner trades that should help my team go from one of the bottom feeders of my league to a contender for many years to come. It will also give Dynasty Owners an idea of what to expect when trading for your personal teams.

Over the last year, I have been trying to understand the true trade value of players and contracts combined on this platform, and I come up with the same conclusion every time, which is all trades are going to be situational depending on who you are trading with. As you are reading this article pay close attention to trades #7 and #10 both involving pick 1.01 in different ways. I bring these two trades up because of how I handled the same asset with different values, but still got what I wanted out of the deal in the end. Over the years I’ve played fantasy football I’ve found most trades will depend on who you are trading with, but in those leagues, you can use a trade calculator to get a deal done. Here on Dynasty Owner, there are zero trade calculators and virtually nothing to reference trades aside from the knowledge you have and trades that were previously made in your league. In my opinion there are several factors that make Dynasty Owner the most enjoyable fantasy experience I have ever had, but the one that stands out the most is the tremendous differences I have seen in how different owners value different things.

I have mentioned numerous times in earlier articles that chatting with your league mates is the easiest and most efficient way to get a deal done. If you just start chatting and understand how different owners think and value things you will have a much easier time getting deals done. I don’t want to single anyone out but recently on Twitter I saw one of our owners annoyed at a trade offer he received. While I fully understand how that can get under someone’s skin, I truly feel in Dynasty Owner you will get these types of deals more often because of the way different owners value things when you add a price tag to it. When you factor in price, it can make for bad trades especially if one of the owners is up against the cap. I know I have made trades and felt I needed to add more but simply couldn’t because of the cost for the other owner. I personally feel the best way to attack these owners and get a deal done is to break the trade down in a message and show them why you need more to get a deal done, possibly by adding draft picks or swapping out a player that is cheaper with similar production. I have tried this four times thus far in my Dynasty Owner career and have made two deals I’m extremely happy with because of it. A quick example would be an offer of the 1.05 for the 1.01 which is obviously a horrible trade and will always be a No. I would message back explaining why there’s not enough value to accept and what I’d be willing to accept. If you don’t get a message back from the owner you can move on. If you do then you’re in business. I am not going to say who, but I was told a story about a very prominent individual in the fantasy football world who took over a team on Dynasty Owner and one of the first moves this person made was putting Russell Wilson on the trading block for a 1st round pick. Trading on Dynasty Owner will be interesting for quite a while to say the least.

(Before and after teams listed at the bottom)

Trade 7 – (4/17/2021)

Sent – 2021 1.05, 1.06, and 2.05

Received – 2021 1.01 and 3.12

At this point I knew I was going to be in the market for just about everything, but more specifically I knew I had to come away with one quarterback in the 2021 rookie draft. Leading up to the inaugural Dynasty Owner rookie draft, I truly had no idea how the draft was going to play out, which prompted me to make a move for the 1.01. As a rebuilding owner this was a tough trade to make because I hate giving up multiple young assets for one, but I love being able to somewhat control the draft at the same time. When thinking about it I looked at the 1.01 as a safer bet than the 1.05 and 1.06, with Trevor Lawrence being so highly valued among the NFL scouting community. Those types of players tend to work out more often than not. I also took into consideration that I would be able to get close to similar value, if not more back for the 1.01 if I decided I wanted to move it for more assets and ultimately pulled the trigger on making this deal. The other factor here was salary with picks 1.05, and 1.06 likely costing more than just Lawrence would by himself. As I’ve mentioned before young quarterbacks are gold in Dynasty Owner. Overall, I feel I may have overpaid a bit, but I did have a direction I wanted this team to go, and figured Lawrence would fit in well with my young roster. I also knew that my roster would look wildly different come draft day and loved the flexibility this trade offered in terms of the multiple ways I could go in the draft. The opposite owner in this trade was extremely happy with the deal as he probably got a little more overall value than me in this trade. I absolutely love making deals like this one where both owners leave smiling!

Trade 8 – (4/11/21)

Sent – Daniel Jones (2 years, $6,416,014), 2021 2.06

Received – 2021 1.07 and 3.07

I have slowly been learning that the owner that thinks more than a couple moves ahead will benefit greatly in Dynasty Owner. Heading into the offseason I had four starting quarterbacks and only one was someone I would consider borderline Top 10 in Ryan Tannehill. I knew the first day of the offseason all of my quarterbacks except for Sam Darnold would be gone rather quickly. The reason for this was because I knew in the next two years Daniel Jones, Jameis Winston, and Sam Darnold would all either receive big contract extensions or they would end up as a backup somewhere, just look at Mitch Trubisky in Buffalo. With all three of these quarterbacks set for new deals I knew the time to strike was now. As you had seen earlier, I had already dealt Winston to gain some receiver depth and next up was Daniel Jones. The owner had originally messaged about who would be easier to acquire between Darnold and Jones, with me telling him I’d much rather move Jones. I wanted to move Jones first because I am not all that sold on him, and I knew with Kenny Golladay signing with the Giants he would have a bit more value over Darnold. The deal didn’t take long to make as I felt the original offer was very fair. Overall, I’d say both owners left this trade happy, and both got what we wanted. As far as long-term value goes, I am thrilled to gain another asset for a player who will likely be expensive or benched soon. I’ll take four or five years of a rookie deal over a Daniel Jones extension any day of the week.

Trade 9 – (4/15/2021)

Sent – Sam Darnold (1 year, $7,561,929), Allen Lazard (1 year, $675,000), 2021 1.02, 3.06, 3.07, and 3.12 

Received- Tony Pollard (2 years, $796,945), Phillip Lindsay (1 year, $3,250,000), 2021 1.04 and 1.08

Do you remember what I said last week about the Jameis Winston trade? Capitalize on the news! Sam Darnold may very well be a talented kid, but it is not very often, that we see a player fail as miserably as Darnold did and come back and revive their career elsewhere. The one instance I can think to compare the Darnold situation to is Ryan Tannehill in Miami. The kicker for that is Tannehill and Darnold both played under the same coach, Adam Gase, during the worst part of their respective careers. When Darnold initially went to the Panthers, I had every intention of keeping him to see if we had another Tannehill situation on the horizon, but after thinking about it he would just be too expensive next season thus lowering his trade value significantly. Darnold is a very limited runner with the ball and that fact alone really caps his fantasy value, meaning in 2022 he will need to be phenomenal if you want him to return solid value while playing on his fifth year option, which will make him much more expensive than his 2021 salary (1 year, $7,561,929).

All in all, I had to move back 2 spots to the 1.04, picked up an extra 1st round pick in the 1.08, and got two solid young running backs in Tony Pollard and Phillip Lindsay for some much-needed bench depth at the position. The other owner approached me because he needed a quarterback and after a few messages back and forth we had a deal. The only things I would be worried about as the other owner is how much the Panthers will pay Darnold, and will he be able to turn into what we all hoped he’d be when he was drafted third overall by the Jets. I feel both owners left this trade happy with him getting his potential QB of the future for his team and myself getting an extra quality draft pick in a year with a very deep first round. I do want to mention that had this been a somewhat shallow class in terms of position players I may not have made this move, but I was certain there would be great value left at the 1.08.

Trade 10 – (5/07/2021)

Sent – Russell Gage (1 year, $654,049), A.J. Dillon (3 years, $1,321,458), 2021 1.01

Received – D.J. Moore (2 years, $2,792,829), 2021 1.02 and 2.12

In all fantasy football there are trades that just seem harder to make than others for us owners and this happened to be one of those trades. The other owner approached me about the 1.01 and asked who I had planned to take, which was initially Trevor Lawrence or Najee Harris. I looked at the other owner’s team and knew for certain he was after Harris as he had a solid team but needed running back help pretty bad. I responded telling him the two players I was thinking and that I was unsure of a deal. I knew in the back of my head it wasn’t likely I would take Harris at this point, but I couldn’t let him know that and shortly after I ended up swinging a deal to move the 1.01. After some back and forth we finally agreed on the trade above which gave me the rights to D.J. Moore, and I only had to move back to the 1.02 to get him in this deal. In the past, I have mentioned that knowing the other owners teams’ in your league will benefit you greatly, this is exactly what I mean by that. If I hadn’t looked at his team, I would have probably told him, I was leaning toward Lawrence and lost every bit of leverage I had in the deal. As a rebuilding owner sometimes less is more and if you can move back one pick while picking up a talent like Moore you have to do it every time. As far as the future outlook of my team after this trade, it may end up putting me in a bind having A.J. Brown, Dionte Johnson, and D.J. Moore getting new deals at the same time, but I do have players like Brandin Cooks, and Dak Prescott with solid backups if I really needed to clear out space a year or two down the road. The owner I made the deal with seemed to be happy with the deal as well after getting the player/pick he set out to get. The other owner got a bit of an added bonus in the deal a few weeks after with Russell Gage now having a clear path to targets after Julio Jones was moved to Tennessee.

Trade 11 – (6/04/2021)

Sent – 2021 1.02 (Kyle Pitts – 4 years, $8,227,623), O.J. Howard (1 year $6,013,000)

Received – Travis Kelce (5 years, $14,312,500), 2021 3.08

When you are a rebuilding owner you will run into a moment like this and in that moment, you will need to decide to continue rebuilding another year or pulling the trigger and becoming an instant contender. Overall, I feel that this trade sent me from a 3rd or 4th seed in my league to clearly one of the best two teams in the league, especially if we are talking about a few years window. I may still be a year out from winning it all, but if some of my younger guys make a jump, I can easily make a run at my league’s title. The trade I’m talking about is essentially a swap of Kyle Pitts and O.J. Howard, for Travis Kelce. Any rebuilding owner would gladly take Pitts but when I looked at my team, I knew I had about a 2–3-year window to stay as deep as I am and still have a potentially dominant starting lineup, because we have to factor in salary caps. If I would have stayed put and took Pitts, I would have likely had to wait a couple years for him to truly start dominating like we expect with the tight end position being so tough for rookies to learn and at that point I may be cutting a guy or two due to contract extensions or new deals for my players. Dynasty Owner is all about capitalizing when your roster has a good combination of talent and value. Once contract extensions start kicking in for multiple players things can become suspect rather quickly. The future of my team may have been a little brighter with Pitts over Kelce but the next three to four years have now become the time to win. The owner I made the deal with seemed elated to get Pitts and start building towards the future at the tight end position and I’d have to say both owners left this deal more than satisfied.

Trade 12 – (6/08/2021)

Sent – Anthony Firkser (1 year, $3,000,000), 2023 3rd

Received – 2023 2nd

About a month back Tim, Steve and I were doing a livestream and Tim asked what I preferred to do with guys I couldn’t keep because of price, my answer was and always will be to try and trade them for anything you can get instead of dropping them for nothing. I have a very solid roster and a very good tight end room with Travis Kelce, Dallas Goedert, and Adam Trautman, which made Anthony Firkser available to move. I love the thought of Firkser being the top tight end in Nashville, but the addition of Julio Jones and the lack of cap space on my roster meant someone had to go before the season started. I knew I wasn’t going to get rid of any of my top tier players for cap space and I also didn’t want to just cut a young player with potential, so I ended up making a lower-level veteran available. I knew Firkser wouldn’t fetch much in a trade, but I also knew he was too good to just release so I started sending out offers to send Firkser away for a 2023 2nd. I chose to make the pick in 2023 rather than 2022 because most owners place a little extra value on the draft picks, they will make the soonest. I ended up getting some interest and turned a player I needed to move on from into a future 2nd round pick, though I did send him my 2023 3rd in return. The future of my team did not change much after the trade, but I do have an extra pick I can use to help get a future deal done. I am guessing the other owner is happy with the deal as well with him getting a solid backup tight end in an up-and-coming offense. At the end of the day, Firkser is a great player to roster as a competing owner, but I needed to have some type of flexibility for free agents heading into the season and tight end was a position I felt comfortable doing just that.

Conclusion

As we inch closer to the start of the 2021 NFL season, I am starting to get extremely antsy and I’m sure most of you are too. With the new season quickly approaching the time to get yourself and some friends into a Dynasty Owner start-up drafts is now. Start-up drafts have already started and will continue running up until close to kickoff for the regular season opener. If you are an owner who is having a lot of fun with Dynasty Owner, I want to challenge you to invite a few of your buddies over to check out the site and do a few mock drafts so they can truly see how much different this platform is, as well as the strategy they will need to consider going forward as well.

Over the next few weeks, I would like to try to set up a startup mock draft day each week on the same day at the same time (example Fridays from 5pm-7pm) to give those who are new to the platform a true learning experience as well as something the rest of us can use to sharpen our skills. If we get enough users for this to really get going it could become a great learning tool for everyone. I truly believe once people start to figure out what this platform is and how it works that we will see floods of new users joining in each off-season. Also, those of you that know people that will enjoy Dynasty Owner but don’t have the time to help them get going please send them to one of us here at Dynasty Owner and we will be more than happy to help. Thank you all for reading and playing Dynasty Owner! Good luck on your 2021 Chase for the Ring!

Original Team (all player contracts listed are current)

Quarterback

  • Daniel Jones (2 years, $6,416,014),
  • Sam Darnold (1 year, $7,561,929)
  • Jameis Winston (1 year, $5,500,000)

Running back

  • Christian McCaffrey (5 years $16,015,875)
  • Joe Mixon (4 years, $12,000,000)
  • Kareem Hunt (2 years, $6,000,000)
  • Leonard Fournette (1 year, $3,250,000)
  • A.J. Dillon (3 years, $1,321,458)
  • Latavius Murray (2 years, $3,600,000)
  • Justin Jackson (1 year, $570,000)
  • Ryquell Armstead (2 years, $716,439)

Wide Receiver

  • Julio Jones (3 years, $22,000,000)
  • DeVante Parker (3 years, $7,625,000),
  • Michael Pittman (3 years, $2,153,212)
  • Anthony Miller (1 year, $1,338,425)
  • Sammy Watkins (1 year, $5,000,000)
  • Russell Gage (1 year, $654,049)
  • Quintez Cephus (3 years, $899,822)
  • Malcom Perry (3 years, $842,622)


Tight End

  • Dallas Goedert (1 year, $1,406,068)
  • Will Dissly (1 year, $777,569)
  • Jared Cook (1 year, $4,500,000)

Kicker

  • Greg Joseph (1 year, $78,000)
  • Brett Maher (free agent)
  • Matt Prater (2 years, $3,250,000)

Current Team

Quarterback

  • Dak Prescott (4 years, $40,000,000)
  • Justin Fields (4 years, $4,717,988)

Running back

  • J.K. Dobbins (3 years, $1,432,359)
  • Antonio Gibson (3 years, $1,233,159)
  • Tony Pollard (2 years, $796,945)
  • Javonte Williams (4 years, $2,216,438)
  • Kalen Ballage (1 year, $920,000)
  • Jaret Patterson (3 years, $808,333)
  • Phillip Lindsay (1 year, $3,250,000)

Wide receiver

  • Dionte Johnson (2 years, $1,070,241)
  • A.J. Brown (2 years, $1,413,092)
  • D.J. Moore (2 years, $2,792,829)
  • Brandin Cooks (2 years, $16,200,000)
  • Ja’Marr Chase (4 years, $7,547,410)
  • Michael Pittman (3 years, $2,153,212)
  • Anthony Miller (1 year, $1,338,425)
  • Quintez Cephus (3 years, $899,822)
  • Nico Collins (4 years, $1,217,879)
  • Tutu Atwell (4 years, $1,477,175)
  • Josh Palmer (4 years, $1,258,365)

Tight end

  • Travis Kelce (5 years, $14,312,500)
  • Dallas Goedert (1 year, $1,406,068)
  • Adam Trautman (3 years, $1,124,850)

Kicker

  • Matt Prater (2 years, $3,250,000)
  • Cody Parkey (1 year, $1,212,500)
  • Graham Gano (3 years, $4,666,667)

12 Trades That Will Take You from Worst to First (Part 1)

By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

A couple of months back I did an article titled Let’s Rebuild a Team Together and while I did not get the feedback I was hoping for, I still found a way to make it work. Initially I wanted the article to be something where you guys could have input on trades and things of that nature to help rebuild my team but with the difference of opinions on players it would have been difficult to say the least. The team we are talking about today is one I felt great about coming out of my startup but after Christian McCaffrey, Julio Jones, and Joe Mixon all went down to injury I knew a rebuild was my best option. When rebuilding a team, a lot of variables go into how long that rebuild will take but I found the thing that slows down rebuilding the most is lack of trading. In any rebuild, trading is the quickest way to completely change the outlook of your team. I was fortunate enough to be in what I feel is one of the most active leagues in all of Dynasty Owner and because of this I was able to turn my team around in one season.

Around the middle of October, I started to realize my team was not going to win and I had several players set to get huge extensions the following season and knew it was time to pull the trigger. I sent a single message in the league chat saying that every player on my roster was available for the right price. Shortly after our league had its first trade. Since that day, my league has pulled off exactly 50 trades (from what I can see in news and activity) and counting with numerous draft day trades. Overall, in this league I have pulled off 12 trades all with rebuilding my roster in mind and I will share the finished product with all of you at the end of next week’s article. I am sure some weeks I sound like a broken record when talking about how important trading is when rebuilding but today, I will put my money where my mouth is and show you all just what I mean. I was curious to see how different my original team looked compared to the team I’m rostering now and came to find that I only have five players left (kickers not included) from the team I had originally drafted, all in under one full year. The five players I have remaining are Justin Jackson (1 year, $570,000), Michael Pittman (3 years, $2,153,212). Anthony Miller (1 year, $1,338,425), Quintez Cephus (3 years, $899,822), and Dallas Goedert (1 year, $1,406,068). As you will see, I did not draft young and had to trade good veterans away to get young pieces back.

In this article I will list and breakdown every trade I have made up to this point. The article will have two parts with each article having six trades geared towards rebuilding your team. I will cover things like how and why I made the trade, salary implications for my team (if any), benefits of the trade, and how the trades look close to a year later. I have been wanting to do this article for a while now and decided the time has finally come. I hope you guys enjoy these trades and I hope it helps everyone understand how owners value players a little bit better.

(All trades are listed in the order they were made)

(All player contracts listed are their current contract)

Trade 1 – (10/29/2020)

Sent – Christian McCaffrey (5 years, $16,015,875), Julio Jones (3 years, $22,000,000)

Received- 2021 1st, 2022 1st, Jalen Reagor (3 years, $3,317,669), A.J. Green (1 year, $6,000,000)

The very first trade I made in Dynasty Owner involved the fantasy G.O.A.T. himself, CMC. As I have said repeatedly if you are wanting to rebuild quickly you must be willing to unload your productive veterans. I did not want to move CMC but knowing that he had already signed a massive extension I knew the time had come. Heading into this I wanted to stay as flexible with the cap as possible and as you will see later that decision turned out to be a good one. My main concern at this point was Julio Jones and his massive salary that was going to be tough to trade, so I made it a point to package him with CMC regardless of whether it was going to add more value to the trade or not. The owner I was trading with did not have the space to fit both contracts on their roster and I knew I had to do more to make this deal work. I am sure some look at the trade and are baffled I took on A.J. Green but when you look a little deeper, you will see it makes perfect sense. I had no intentions on winning and would have ample cap space when moving Julio so I took on the worst one-year contract I could find on the other owner’s roster which happened to be Green. The reason I made sure it was a one-year deal is so I could move on from him freely at the end of the year opening close to $20 million in space instantly. Overall, I was upset losing CMC but thrilled to have a ton of cap room coming my way, as well as two 1sts and Jalen Reagor to start building with. The trade helped both owners with him getting win now players for his championship run and myself getting a young player with great draft capital and two 1st round draft picks. Looking back on the deal I would say it is an even trade with him getting CMC and Julio back at full strength while I build to the future.

Trade 2 – (10/29/2020)

Sent – 2021 3rd, Joe Mixon (4 years, $12,000,000)

Received – J.K. Dobbins (3 years, $1,432,359)

The second trade I made was basically a plus one to trade number 1, it was made on the same day with the same owner. Before making either trade I had initiated talks in the league chat and this owner expressed major interest in making his team better for the playoff run. I was also able to find out through chat that he was a huge Bengals fan and wanted more of their players on his roster. Once I had this information, I knew he was the only home for Joe Mixon in this league. I remember after making this trade I was elated to land Dobbins for Mixon as a rebuilding owner.

When sharing the trade with Tim and Steve on the Dynasty Owner podcast the overwhelming reaction in the chat was negative because Dobbins had not found the field all that much at this point. I mention this because when rebuilding you must trade for the future and not right now which is exactly what I did. I knew Mixon was set to get a new deal the following season while Dobbins would remain cheap for the foreseeable future. Fast forward roughly 10 months and I would take Dobbins over Mixon 10 times out of 10 as a rebuilding owner and it only cost me a 3rd round pick. If you are one who reads my articles often you will see that I am doing what I preach the most, which is no running backs on second contracts when you are in a rebuild, especially the beginning of one.

Trade 3 – (10/31/2020)

Sent – Kareem Hunt (2 years, $6,000,000), Leonard Fournette (1 year, $3,250,000), DeVante Parker (3 years, $7,625,000),

Received – 2021 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Antonio Gibson (3 years, $1,233,159). O.J. Howard (1 year, $6,013,000), Andy Isabella (2 years, $1,157,469), Greg Olsen (Retired)

The last in season trade I made was probably my favorite trade because it required quite a few counters and a lot of thinking in terms of keeping the other owner under the salary cap while keeping a deal that made sense. The other owner in this trade contacted me after noticing I was blowing my team up and he needed reinforcements to help with his championship and Chase for the Ring run. If I remember correctly, he was in the Top 20 of the Chase for the Ring at the time of this trade. In the first conversation we had I flat out told him that he could have every player on my roster aside from Dobbins who was my first building block. The initial offer I wanted to send would have put him over the cap by almost $12 million, which meant I needed to get creative. Initially I did not want to take on much salary but when realizing I had no other choice; I quickly went back to the strategy of finding players on a 1-year deal that I could walk away from penalty free after the 2020 season. Unfortunately, the players he had on 1-year deals he was not willing to part with at the price I wanted (aside from Olsen), so I had to settle on O.J. Howard who was on a 2-year deal. I did not mind adding a player like Howard because he is still a young talented tight end and has not looked horrible during his time in the league. Looking back at this trade now most, if not all would say I got the better end of the deal, but the trade also helped the other owner win the League Championship, which can never be considered a loss. Overall, I am extremely happy with this trade as I was able to shed a bunch of salary while picking up three draft picks and an absolute stud in Antonio Gibson.

Trade 4 – (3/22/2021)

Sent – Jameis Winston (1 year, $5,500,000), Latavius Murray (2 years, $3,600,000)

Received – Dionte Johnson (2 years, $1,070,241)

Going into my first Dynasty Owner offseason as a rebuilding owner I had one major goal in mind which was to capitalize on news when it breaks. In 2020, when Drew Brees went down the Saints turned to Taysom Hill over the former number 1 overall draft pick, Jameis Winston. The move shocked more than a few people and left most wondering if Winston would move on from the Saints after just one year. Oddly, enough news broke, and Winston re-signed with the Saints and seems to be on track to start for the team in 2021, even after Hill signed a potentially massive contract. The only world this news makes sense in is in the NFL world but after all that is a part of this awesome game we play. When the Winston news started swirling, I knew I would be wanting to move him while the iron was hot, and it worked out when I had an owner contact me to acquire his services shortly after. The owner who contacted me needed a quarterback and a running back while I was a rebuilding owner without a stud receiver on my roster, which is where I always start at when rebuilding. The result of these conversations is the deal you see above. I feel lucky I was able to make this deal because I had four starting quarterbacks on my roster in Daniel Jones, Sam Darnold, Ryan Tannehill, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, two of whom are in better situations now because of free agency. This meant Winston was truly an afterthought on my roster who may not even be starting in 2021 knowing the Saints. When looking back at this trade to see who won I would have to say it is still undetermined, if Winston gets the starting nod and cuts back on his turnovers the other owner will have a solid starting QB in a great offensive system, while I have an exceptionally talented receiver whose QB is getting closer to retirement every day that passes.

Trade 5 – (3/24/2021)

Sent – Corey Davis (3 years, $12,500,000), 2021 1.05 and 3.12, 2022 2nd

Received- 2021 2.06, A.J. Brown (2 years, $1,413,092)

In this trade I did something I told everyone to do when free agency started, send out trade offers for the players you are going to drop. I had zero intentions of keeping Corey Davis at his new salary, so I sent out multiple offers. At this point in my rebuild I was sitting on four 1st round draft picks and knew I was in position to really make some noise if I could continue to find willing trade partners. If I can remember correctly, I sent the owner Davis for his 2nd round pick and after a few back-and-forth counters, we finally agreed on a trade. The owner wanted to move into the 1st round, and I had zero issues letting him for a player like A.J. Brown and I threw in a 2nd round pick without hesitation. When I sit back and think about it, this trade did not have to happen and would not have happened if I did not take a few minutes to send out offers for a player I no longer wanted in Davis. When looking back at what this trade turned into for both owners, I would say right now it looks better for my team but if Davis plays like he did last year, and he can turn the 1.05 into a solid player, the deal may have a different outcome. As you will see later in the article the other owner ended up flipping the 1.05 for a 2022 asset and makes the trade completely undetermined as far as who wins or loses. The only negative for my team about the last two trades mentioned is that Brown and Johnson are due to get new contracts at the same time and may present a problem in the future.

Trade 6 – (3/28/2021)

Sent – 2021 1.12, 2022 1st, 2022 1st

Received – 2021 1.05, 1.06 and 3.06

I found this to be one of the most unexpected trade offers I have received since joining Dynasty Owner. Just four days after trading the 1.05 away for A.J. Brown I was offered a trade to get the 1.05 back as well as the 1.06, but I had to move off three 1st round picks to get a deal done with one being this year at the 1.12 spot. At first, I did not want to take the deal because well, who wants to trade three 1sts for two. When looking at the deal closer I knew it made a ton of sense and had to be done. If you ever hear people talk about knowing your league this is one of the many reasons why. I could have just glanced at the trade which I would have rejected and moved on, but after looking deeper I realized that two of the three 1st round picks were not mine and both original owners had very solid teams that are unlikely to produce a top 5 draft pick. After realizing that I started to think about the only thing holding up the deal which was my 2022 1st round pick. As a rebuilding owner the last thing you want to do is trade your future away, so I made a conscious decision that if I was going to make this trade I needed to try and make a run in 2022. Shortly after, I decided to take the trade and start loading up for a 2022 push and a massive 2023 run at a championship and potentially the Chase for the Ring. It is still too early to tell who won this trade and will come down to whether you prefer two top six rookies or three rookies in the 8-12 range of the 1st round, as well as who hits on their draft picks.

Conclusion

If you cannot tell that I love trading yet just wait until next week when I reveal six more trades I have made with this roster. I wanted to do this article to show anyone who is frustrated with a bad team that it is possible to turn it around in just one season. While I do feel I still have one or two more trades to make before I am ready to call this roster complete, I am incredibly happy where I am at now. I have mentioned this before, but I will again, if you are having issues trading in your league you can either wait until closer to the season when owners tend to trade more often, or you can hit the chat room hard and drum up some old-fashioned trade talks. Be sure to check out Steve and Matt’s articles/videos every week to continue increasing your Dynasty Owner skills and as always good luck on your Chase for the Ring!

Original Team (all player contracts listed are current)

Quarterback

  • Daniel Jones (2 years, $6,416,014)
  • Sam Darnold (1 year, $7,561,929)
  • Jameis Winston (1 year, $5,500,000)

Running back

  • Christian McCaffrey (4 years $16,015,875)
  • Joe Mixon (4 years, $12,000,000)
  • Kareem Hunt (2 years, $6,000,000)
  • Leonard Fournette (1 year, $3,250,000)
  • A.J. Dillon (3 years, $1,321,458)
  • Latavius Murray (2 years, $3,600,000)
  • Justin Jackson (1 year, $570,000)
  • Ryquell Armstead (2 years, $716,439)
  • Malcom Perry (3 years, $842,622)

Wide Receiver

  • Julio Jones (3 years, $22,000,000)
  • DeVante Parker (3 years, $7,625,000),
  • Michael Pittman (3 years, $2,153,212)
  • Anthony Miller (1 year, $1,338,425)
  • Sammy Watkins (1 year, $5,000,000)
  • Russell Gage (1 year, $654,049)
  • Quintez Cephus (3 years, $899,822)

Tight End

  • Dallas Goedert (1 year, $1,406,068)
  • Will Dissly (1 year, $777,568)
  • Jared Cook (1 year, $4,500,000)

Kicker

  • Greg Joseph (1 year, $780,000)
  • Brett Maher (free agent)
  • Matt Prater (2 years, $3,250,000)

Check out next week’s article to see just how far this roster has come!

The Top 15 Players Rebuilding Owners Should Target After Rookie Drafts (Part 2)

By Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

It is startup season here at Dynasty Owner! Over the course of the rest of the off-season we will have drafts going as often as they fill! If you are an owner who is really enjoying Dynasty Owner and feel others will too, please feel free to invite them over to check out the platform. If you really love Dynasty Owner, you will be the annoying person in all your league chats telling everyone to come check out this awesome platform that makes you feel like a real NFL GM. Of course, I am kidding about the annoying your other league mates’ part… or am I? I am also looking for a potential league or two to join if anyone is interested in the challenge…. Or free money however you want to look at it! I know Dynasty Owner can be confusing at first but if you are having trouble explaining to your friends just how immersive Dynasty Owner really is then please feel free to send them to @Dynasty_Owner on Twitter and we will gladly help them from there.

Today we will be continuing from last week’s article talking about some of the deepest of sleepers you can pick up after your rookie drafts, which start on June 4th. Last week, I talked about some of the more notable players I felt were going to be drafted in the backend of the 3rd round or just after and today we will switch gears towards the players I do not expect to hear called at all during Dynasty Owner rookie drafts. The players I am going to talk about today all have an extremely clear path to playing time with one injury, or flat-out earning time on the field in training camp, or the preseason. I have found in my 10 plus years of dynasty fantasy football that owners who are patient and make calculated moves tend to find much more value on the backend of their roster, whether it be from identifying late round guys, or in free agency. I know you always hear me say things like finds the talent late and hold onto it until they develop, but there is also nothing wrong with drafting or picking someone up and then cutting them a few months later. Sometimes taking a guy whose outcome is going to be predictable regardless of if the player fails or succeeds is a good thing to do. An example of would-be Sage Surratt, (who was mentioned in last week’s article), if Surrat does not start to generate buzz this off-season with as weak as Detroit’s receiving room is you can drop him because this is his big shot. Obviously, Surratt not showing out during the first two months of his career does not mean he’ll never make it, it just means he will likely never be all that fantasy relevant. I love drafting guys like this simply because when they hit, it’s awesome, but if they do not beat out the minimal talent in front of them you can drop them and pick up another player who could offer more value to your roster. Are guys like this likely to hit often? Absolutely not, but regardless of if they do, or do not, roster spots still need to be filled. I also want to give a shout out to the guys behind the Dynasty Owner Twitter account for turning me on to one of the players you will see listed below who I had not looked into much until that point.

These players will be in no particular ranking with the main factors again being draft capital, path to getting on the field, and their college production.

And Then There Were Seven

  1. Jamie Newman (3 years, $808,333) – Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles

I picked Newman first because he is a good example of a player that you will know quickly if he is a longer-term hold or someone you can let go based on his training camp and preseason. Jamie Newman Is an interesting prospect, who I feel would have been drafted with a solid season at Georgia in 2020. Newman ended up sitting out the 2020 season for the Bulldogs due to COVID-19 concerns after transferring from Wake Forest. I have Newman on this list because I feel if he ends up looking decent in his first training camp, he could push ahead of Super Bowl winning QB Joe Flacco on the depth chart for the Eagles as Flacco has struggled for quite a few years now. The main thing that I see with this situation is that the Eagles will need to change their entire offense with Flacco under center because of his lack of mobility compared to Jalen Hurts. It is not a hidden secret that teams tend to lean towards backups with a similar skill set to their starter. When I watched some of the Newman tape I could find, he did remind me of Jalen Hurts a bit with a hair less athleticism. If you are drafting Newman in hopes he will be posting baller fantasy numbers for your team you may need to look elsewhere, but I do see Newman as a potential backup option for Hurts over the next season or two. The quarterback position is probably the hardest spot to succeed at after going undrafted with only a few notable undrafted guys in the league right now in Case Keenum, Nick Mullins, and Brian Hoyer. One of the things I really like about Newman is the fact that Jalen Hurts is not exactly proven and with a very impatient fan base in Philly we could see a change sooner rather than later if Hurts were to come out of the gate and struggle.

  • Chris Evans (4 years, $913,222) – Running back, Cincinnati Bengals

Chris Evans is one of the more interesting late round rookies of the 2021 off-season, and a player I will have more than a few shares of on my own teams. Evans was highly sought after coming out of high school in Indianapolis ranking as a top 15 back in the country. Evans looked like he was going to live up to the hype during his first collegiate season finishing with 88 carries for 614 yards and 4 touchdowns, which averages out to a whopping 7.0 yards per carry. Evans was looking to build off a solid freshman year and disappointed heavily in 2017 with 135 carries for 685 yards and 6 scores and falling off further in his junior season. Evans followed a disappointing 2018 season up by getting suspended from the team for academic reasons, only to bounce back in 2020 and get drafted by the Bengals in the 6th round. Over the past what seems like 80 seasons, we have seen the Bengals give Giovani Bernard a significant amount of work each season and the fact that Bernard is no longer with the team opens a massive role for someone to step into. Evans will have Samaje Perine, and Trayveon Williams in front of him on the depth chart giving him a realistic shot at being the number 2 back for Week 1. I have not seen Evans drafted inside of the first three rounds in any rookie draft I have done this off-season and feel he could be a steal for a player you can acquire for next to nothing.

  • Javon McKinley (3 years, $813,333) – Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions

By no means am I saying this kid is the next Marvin Jones, but he reminds me a lot of him. McKinley is a big strong kid who can win in deep ball situations but needs to work on his route running. Javon McKinley played his college ball at Notre Dame and finished with a strong senior season with 42 catches (tied for team high) and 717 yards, which led the Fighting Irish. While McKinley has zero draft capital or anything tying him to an NFL roster, he does have a great landing spot and will get plenty of opportunity to succeed. McKinley showed that he is also able to deal with some adversity and bounce back after he was arrested for punching two campus police officers and underage drinking. While I am not sure if his incident a couple of years ago is why he went undrafted, but I do know that it takes commitment and character to bounce back after humiliating yourself in a situation like that. McKinley’s greatest strength is his ability to stretch the field and is how I expect him to potentially carve out an early role in his NFL career. McKinley can be held in the same regard as previously mentioned Sage Surratt where you will know early on if he is someone you want to hold or let go based on if he’s able to find the field in the least talented receiver room in the NFL.

  • Caleb Huntley (3 years, $808,333) – Running Back, Atlanta Falcons

If you have not been able to tell yet my main factor in choosing these late round guys is based on the chance, they might see the field in the near future. As I did with Sage Surratt and Javon McKinley, I will also do with Javian Hawkins and Caleb Huntley by doubling down on two players for the same team at the same position. When teams are signing multiple quality guys like this to the same position it tells me they are looking to fill a big need, and in Atlanta that need is someone to play a secondary role to Mike Davis. Caleb Huntley is a massive running back coming in at 5’10” tall and weighing in at 229 pounds. In Huntley’s college career for Ball State, he was used strangely after exploding during his freshman year and playing more of a reserve role the following season. In Huntley’s junior season, he played well enough to earn co-offensive player of the year for Ball State finishing with 248 carries for 1275 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2020, things went strange again, and Huntley started in just 3 games after missing 3 games to injury and the final 2 because he chose to opt out and prepare for the NFL draft. The Atlanta backfield is wide open behind Mike Davis, and Huntley will likely come at a slightly cheaper price than Hawkins and may very well be the better talent. If I had to compare Huntley to someone it would be Jerome “The Bus” Bettis.

  • Dazz Newsome (4 years, $902,677) – Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

I hope this is not my Ohio State love showing through, but I finally feel comfortable with Chicago as a destination for fantasy receivers now that they have Justin Fields. As we all know Chicago has not had a top tier quarterback in a very long time, in fact I would be willing to bet around half of us have never seen top tier Bears QB in our lifetime. That could all be coming to an end rather quickly. Dazz Newsome, I feel is an excellent fit in Chicago especially if reports about them trading Anthony Miller come to fruition. Newsome is going to end up as a slot receiver in the NFL but will need to become more consistent catching the ball if he wants to have any type of longevity in his career. I have also seen that he should have a clear path to become the Bears new return specialist which is always a positive for the deeper players on your roster. I love targeting young players who have a prominent special teams’ role because it makes it much easier for them to make their team’s roster and to see the field. Newsome was drafted in the 6th round after finishing a 4-year career at North Carolina, a team who has put out quite a bit of pro talent in recent years. Newsome had his best college season in 2019 finishing with 72 catches, 1,018 yards, and 10 touchdowns. If anything, Newsome is well worth a pickup because he will be on the field come Week 1 on special teams and will have numerous chances to impress the organization because of that.

  • Tommy Tremble (4 years, $1,231,608) – Tight End, Carolina Panthers

Ahh another year another Sam Darnold tight end prospect being fed to people. Tommy Tremble was selected by the Panthers in the 3rd round after they had just signed Dan Arnold this off-season giving him pretty significant draft capital. In Carolina, Tremble only has two talented guys to beat out in the previously mentioned Dan Arnold, and Ian Thomas. Thomas is an extremely athletic tight end who just seems he will always be a “what could have been type player” and I do not expect Arnold to get in the way much after the 2021 season, 2022 at the latest. Tremble is a massive man at 6’3” tall and weighing in at 241 pounds. He has the body and strength to hold up for years to come. In college at Notre Dame Tremble was an absolute mauler when it comes to blocking with plenty of videos of him putting guys on their backside to be found. He seems to absolutely love doing the dirty work on the field which is something I value in tight end prospects. Tremble is a very gifted athlete at his size and should be able to develop into a solid NFL tight end if he can improve his pass catching skills. At Notre Dame, Tremble did not get a whole lot of opportunity because he was playing behind Cole Kmet and a kid who has been called a super freshman by many in Michael Mayer, which limited his upside as a playmaker. Tremble is exactly the type of overlooked player rebuilding owners should be targeting.

  • Kylen Granson (4 years, $1,046,592) – Tight End, Indianapolis Colts

I want to welcome everyone to the player I had heard hardly anything about until just a few days ago on Dynasty Owner’s Twitter account, Kyle Granson. Granson was selected in the 4th round by the Colts who have little on their roster in terms of future tight ends. Granson played his college ball at Rice, transferring to SMU after his initial coach at Rice was fired. In Granson’s first season with SMU he lit up opposing defenses for 43 catches, 721 yards, and 9 touchdowns for a rate of 16.8 yards per catch at the tight end position. Granson is not the typical tight end I tend to look for as he seems to be a weak blocker, but he lands in a favorable spot with a coaching staff who knows how to utilize their players’ strengths. The Colts also happened to trade for veteran Carson Wentz this off-season, and it’s widely noted that Wentz loves throwing to his tight ends. After the upcoming 2021 season the Colts have only Jack Doyle and Noah Togiai signed to its roster outside of Granson, so the opportunity will be there for him soon. I added Granson to this list mainly because I wanted to show everyone that its ok to admit you are low on a player and change up your rankings because of it, just as @dynasty_owner said in their Tweet. The one thing I need to work on with tight ends is writing them off when I see they are not the best of blockers. The NFL is constantly changing, and we should be too.

Conclusion

Over the next few months, there will be plenty more of these types of players to snatch up, just be sure to have your ear to the ground. The NFL off-season as a Dynasty Owner is going to be about staying ahead of the game in terms of checking in on training camp news. The news you hear over the next few months you will want to take with a grain of salt but also realize some of it is going to be particularly important. If you look back to last off-season at the James Robinson, Leonard Fournette situation you will find that owners who were following training camp news closely had the jump on owners who were not, and that diligence won plenty of people a championship. I hope you guys enjoyed this segment and if you have any prospects, I did not mention that you have hope for, feel free to let me know on Twitter and I will gladly take a deeper dive. As always good luck on your 2021 Chase for the Ring!

The Things Most Owners Overlook When Rebuilding

By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

In this article I want to touch on the 4 main things I feel owners will tend to overlook when rebuilding. When we as owners start a rebuild, we usually have a core plan set in place but sometimes it’s the small little details that can speed your rebuild up significantly. Today I’m here to help and make sure you factor these little things into your rebuilding process.

If the trade we just saw the Lions and Rams pull off is any sign on how this NFL offseason will be, then be prepared it should be a lot of fun with plenty of drama. The offseason in the NFL in recent years has become much more intriguing than say a decade ago, when stars just seemed to stay put, nor did they have much of a voice. Now days we are constantly seeing stars switch teams whether that be through demanding a trade, or free agency, just look at the blockbuster of 2 former number 1 overall draft picks mentioned above.

This offseason we could see numerous big-name players switch teams from Aaron Rodgers, JuJu, D. Adams, Conner, and so many more that the NFL could look so much different next season. I am a bit torn on which style NFL I enjoyed more between the old school stay where you are drafted, and the new way where the players have much more control leading to so many more players leaving the team that drafted them for new homes.

The players having more control definitely has its pros and cons with the cons being fairly easy to spot, just look at the Deshaun Watson situation. I mention all of this because it has made a huge impact in the way we handle our fantasy rosters. Just 8-10 years ago you could have drafted Hopkins and just forgot about it, instead fast forward a decade later you draft Hopkins, and he gets traded the very next season making his outlook a bit more unclear, even though its still Hopkins stability tends to put our minds at ease.

Another great example of this is Brandin Cooks who seemed to have finally found a permanent home where he would be able to produce gaudy numbers only for his star quarterback to demand a trade, something that was virtually unheard of a decade ago. All of this means you have to be much more vigilant in formats like Dynasty Owner on what type of players you target and the organization they play for (stay away from Jack Easterbay).

If you were to draft Antonio Brown a few years back you would be regretting it big time right now, but a little digging on what kind of person/teammate he is and that would have gone a long way helping you make the correct decision. Aside from the headache some of this movement can cause us fantasy owners I will say it does make the offseason so much more fun, especially when the league’s new year kicks in.

Different Ways to Prepare for the Rookie Draft

How does one go about preparing for the rookie draft when it feels like your roster needs help everywhere, don’t worry this is a common problem and can usually be handled with relative ease. The first step I will recommend is to realize you’re not going to fill your entire roster with studs in just one draft. The most common mistake I see in a rebuilding owners drafts are them going into the draft blind and taking the best available player with no plan, while this isn’t a horrible move all of the time it can be depending on the layout of your team.

If you are picking #1 overall and you have holes everywhere it doesn’t make much since to draft a running back, or even to just target one player per round during the draft. If there are no generational receivers. Tight ends (wouldn’t recommend drafting that high), or quarterbacks that you have fallen in love with as a permanent building block towards the future then find a way to trade down and acquire more picks in the range of players you need. If you have someone like Herbert paired with 2 top 25 receivers then a running back may be ok for your roster, but I always look to fill that position last when rebuilding.

Every draft there will be opportunities to trade down you just have to find the owners that want to pay to move up. If you have no solid players for the future on your roster having one draft pick in each round isn’t going to help much in the short term, which is where trading down comes into play. Let’s say you are picking first overall and have just one young stud on your roster the best choice you have is to look at the owners picking 3-7 and offer them trades.

The goal here would be to swap the first round picks this season, get the other owners 2nd rounder this season, and their 1st next year. The owners that will typically bite on these types of trades are ones that feel they are ready to compete or were hampered by injuries the season prior resulting in a high draft pick. The other route you could go with this is when no owner’s trade for your draft pick you take the best player on the board and look to trade him for more once he is producing.

While right now the 1st overall pick may net the 3rd pick, a 2nd rounder, and a 2022 1st in a few months when that player is balling out you can potentially ask for an extra 1st rounder or even more depending on who the player is. Another great way to look at it is to look at what Jonathon Taylor, Burrow, Herbert, or Jefferson would fetch in a trade right now vs. what their draft slot would have netted in a trade.

Do You Have Enough Quality Young Depth On Your Roster

Another vital piece of information I feel owners may overlook is how much quality young depth they have on their roster. The key word in the opening sentence is quality and without quality depth in Dynasty Owner your team can unravel fast. I tend to not be a fan of handcuffs in more traditional formats but here in Dynasty Owner I’m starting to believe that handcuffs may be the key to staying competitive for many of years.

If you have someone like Dalvin Cook on your roster it makes much more sense to stash Mattison than to let another owner have him. If you roster both you virtually own the entire Vikings running game for basically the same price you are paying for Cook, because of how cheap Mattison is. If you don’t have Mattison and Cook goes down with a significant injury you are now left trying to trade for another back (which will probably be expensive) instead of just plugging in in Mattison and forgetting about it.

If you can find a way to handcuff your top 3 or 4 players as well as your top quarterback, you should be able to withstand almost any injury while still being competitive and not killing your cap space. The other way to go about making sure you have enough quality talent is to just do some research, just because a player is 22 and on an NFL team doesn’t mean he’s a solid piece on your roster.

If you have a bunch of Malcom Perry’s on your roster instead of players like Eno Benjamin, Jeff Wilson, or Preston William’s (2 years ago) you will always have trouble with depth on your team. The other strategy I want to touch on here is to target backups for injury prone players around the NFL, for instance if you were carrying Chad Hanson, or Coutee deep on your practice squad this past season because of the injury concerns for Fuller you were probably wildly happy come playoff time. These types of moves will almost always go under the radar, but they are a great way to keep your team consistent over the years.

How Much Draft Capital Is Too Much?

One of the great dynasty debates of all time is how much draft capital is too much. I have seen numerous times where owners control almost the entire 1st round of a draft, and while this can work certain years it’s also extremely risky. Drafting 10 players in the 1st 12 picks of a rookie draft can be a great thing but it can also devastate your team if it happens to be a bad draft class, and as we all know nothing in the NFL is a guarantee especially with rookies.

This isn’t a strategy that’s a guaranteed failure, but I can’t imagine it has a great success rate either. If you are one of these owners with 10-20 draft picks in the upcoming draft, I would highly recommend trading around half of them and splitting your picks up between a few drafts. The scenario I see working much more often is targeting 4-7 players for each draft class and target them where they’ll go during the draft, while doing the same in the following seasons.

My personal opinion is that anything over 3 picks per round is probably too much and too risky, though having more picks does increase your chances of hitting on a player it also increases your chances of missing. If you have that many 1st round picks your team was more than likely in rough shape the season before which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for error if you’re wanting to rebuild on the quicker end of things.

The last part I want to touch on here is how to handle the situation of having too much draft capital. If you happen to run into this problem, I suggest you look at the upcoming draft class and decide which players you think just can’t miss, and where you think they will get drafted. Once you have done this you will have an idea of what draft picks you need to keep and what positions you will have filled after drafting, you then take the picks you think you won’t use and trade them for players that you feel will complement the players you’re going to draft.

A great example would be this past season you fell in love with Taylor, Lamb, and Jefferson and you figured they’d be drafted 3rd, 5th, and 8th. Now that you know who you want and what you expect them to be moving forward you start finding owners who you feel would be willing to trade for some of your excess draft picks. In this scenario I would target a 2nd running back to pair with Taylor and a receiver like Woods who is very consistent to help when your rookies Lamb, and Jefferson have off weeks.

Always Try to Determine a Draft Pick’s Value

While this part of the article may seem fairly obvious it is something that gets overlooked in a couple different ways. Let’s start by talking about the value of your own draft picks when you are trying to deal them. When you have a team that is not going to do well then naturally your draft picks will go up in value because of where it is projected to land.

If you are going to attempt to deal your picks make sure you place said value on each draft pick. Another way to add a little extra value is to throw other owners draft picks (that you control) into your trades instead of your own, simply because you know that pick will be later in the round than yours. I know this seems like common sense but it’s also something that gets overlooked often.

The other scenario here is when you are acquiring draft picks you need to do your best at projecting where that pick could potentially fall, for instance if you are working out a deal with the clear cut number one team in your league then you should be treating their draft pick like it would be a very early 2nd in terms of value. It may not seem like it, but you can leave a potential star on another owner’s roster by valuing a draft pick wrong.

If you are trading with a middle of the road team that you are certain won’t win but is also too good to lose a lot, then you look at their picks as true first rounder’s where the value doesn’t change much at all. To sum all of this up in a short sense just be wary of who you’re trading with and the potential that their roster has on it for the year of the acquired pick.

I know I have said numerous times that if you’re really bad multiple 1st round picks will help much more than just one will, but you still don’t want to let picks go for a undervalue or overpay for them at the same time, meaning if you absolutely have to stay put and trade the player later to get a fair value.  Always remember just because you’re stuck today doesn’t mean something better won’t open up tomorrow.

Conclusion

In Dynasty Owner finding consistent production for cheap will be the key to winning year in and out. In order to be able to maintain a winning roster you must hit on your picks which is the easiest way to get great production for cheap. You also cannot afford to just trade every rookie pick away for veterans because you will run out of money at some point in time making rookie drafts all that more important.

As you can see there is a lot that goes into winning and losing here at Dynasty Owner. If you take anything away from this article its make sure you are looking at where teams will pick and prepare for your rookie draft. That’s all I have for you all today good luck on your 2021 Chase for the Ring!

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Does Your Team Need to Rebuild

 By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL

I am still in so much disbelief that the NFL season has seemed to come and go so much faster than normal. While the season was 17 weeks long, just as any other in recent years, it sure did not feel like it. I have to say I hate this time of year more than any unless the Steelers are still playing of course. The thought of only having 3 more football games left is dreadful to think about as a fantasy football lover.

Last weekend my son, old man, and myself (all die hard Buckeye fans) ordered pizza and sat down to watch the National Championship, we were all overly excited to watch the Buckeyes battle the Crimson Tide. The first quarter started with the two powerhouses matching each other touchdown for touchdown, until suddenly they did not. By halftime, the game was out of hand with the Buckeyes trailing the Tide big time and that’s when it really hit me that the best season of the year was almost over, and that’s football season.

It had me thinking back to when Covid blatantly ruined 2020 caused a worldwide sports cancellation that left me salivating to watch Korean Baseball by the time it was all said and done, which I pray never happens again. I bring this story up because here at Dynasty Owner football never really ends, even after football ends.

We as owners have so many things we can be doing to keep the offseason interesting from, deciding who to keep, trying to predict contracts, watching rookie tape, trading, free agency, and much more. Each of these things mentioned will give you advantages as an owner along with keeping football in our lives. While it’s extremely sad to see football come and go, it’s also exciting to see what fun the Dynasty Owner offseason will bring us as owners.

With the college season wrapping up last week I highly suggest checking out Nate’s articles on the incoming rookies to better prepare yourself for the upcoming draft. My last piece of advice is enjoy these last 3 games even if your team is at home watching with the rest of us. As we have already seen anything can happen and sports are a privilege that can be taken away in a second, and that alone should be enough to thoroughly enjoy these last few games as football fans. 

In today’s article we will touch on a few more rebuild topics such as, where you should start when rebuilding, when the right time is to rebuild, why to rebuild, should you rebuild or retool, and why it’s important to be real with yourself about your teams outlook. At some point I will either have this entrenched in your head or you’ll get tired of reading it, but make sure you’re following the offseason content as much as you can these short articles and videos can make a world of difference for owners giving them an advantage.

The advantages may not be enough to win your league but in certain situations it could certainly happen, and they will always put you in better positions with a better understanding of what’s going on. Dynasty Owner can be a lot to take in at first but that’s ok and why Steve, The Jerk, Nate, and I are here to help anyway we can. I want to remind everyone as well please feel free to reach out with any comments, questions, or concerns to any of the Dynasty Owner team. We had one rebuilding owner reach out last week with a trade, which I will include below, check it out! 

Breakdown of A Dynasty Owner’s Trade 

Trade sent in by Taylor Bastedo 

  • Bastedo’s receives- Saquon Barkley, Jarvis Landry 
  • Owner #2 receives- Ronald Jones, Michael Gallup, Courtland Sutton, 2nd round pick 

I do not have any insight on this trade outside of what you see here in front of us. My initial thoughts on this trade is that I feel both owners won. I would imagine that Bastedo’s is ready to make a run next year buying Barkley, and Landry. Landry is not a pretty name by any means but it is a consistent name and has been for many years. While Landry had a down year (by his standards) he looks to be the go to guy in 2021 for the Browns.

After OBJ went out Landry, and Baker took off and having that kind of stability is an especially important part when it comes to winning in the playoffs in fantasy football. He was also able to get the potential rb1 next season in Barkley, on top of Landry. Owner #2 is in a full on rebuild and trying to gain as much young cheap talent and cap space as possible.

The trio of Jones, Gallup, and Sutton all have solid potential moving forward, with Sutton being the key piece in the trade. Overall, both owners should feel they got the better end with Owner #2 getting out of an aging Landry’s contract for value in return, when it could be hard to trade this time next season.

Bastedo’s should also be thrilled about adding Barkley and such a solid Wr to his roster. At the end of the day I think owner #2 did well for a rebuilding team giving himself young assets to either trade, or keep as well as plenty of cap room moving forward, while Bastedo’s should be competing for a championship next season. It’s a rare trade where everyone win.

1. When is it time for a rebuild? 

Owners who know when the time is right for a rebuild are owners who will always be one step ahead of the game. In Dynasty Owner you will need to look at things a little different because of the salary cap. What I mean by that is in regular dynasty leagues you can afford to wait a year for a player that gets injured and run at it again next year, but in Dynasty Owner you don’t have that luxury.

Imagine you had CMC this season and were hard up against the cap, when you lost CMC you pretty much lost your championship window. Next season CMC will cost roughly $12 million more in salary, so unless you drafted extremely smart you will lose some type of important piece because of that contract. I feel this is something that will get overlooked way too often in this format. Always pay attention to your studs and how long they have left on their deal as that will help greatly when deciding if you need to rebuild or not.

There is no perfect time for a rebuild but if you pay attention and realize you have 3 players heading for major deals at the same time it’s time to shake thing up and get your cap back in order. There are also other ways of realizing a rebuild is right for you but most are a bit more obvious (horrible team, zero cap space and a middle of the road team) than planning out how many players get raises at the same time.

2. Where should you start when rebuilding? 

This is another question that has no perfect answer to it. While there is no perfect answer to the question most will have their own preference. In rebuilds that I plan to take longer than 2 years I start by trading every running back of value I have and the reason for that is because of the shelf life most running backs have, in essence move them before you can’t.

In football a running back is at their highest value the moment they are drafted until roughly 27 years old (if they’re lucky). The other 3 positions tend to age much better, which makes them the positions I always start with in a rebuild. The best way I have come up with (depending on your league) is to go in this order tight end, wide receiver, quarterback, and then running back.

I say start at tight end because they generally take at least 3 years to become productive fantasy options. Wide receiver is the next spot you look for because they generally produce early in their career and last much longer than the running back position.

The quarterback position is what I look to handle 3rd because you don’t want them to get a contract extension before you’re ready to compete, so take them after your tight end and receivers to try and keep your cap potential maximized. I like to look for running backs last barring a deal I can’t refuse and that is due to their shelf life and availability.

Most productive backs you find will come from the draft or trades (not many James Robinson type guys each year) and you rarely want to trade assets for running backs in a rebuild. Remember this is not a plan you need to live and die by, don’t turn down a great running back trade because you’re horrid at wide receiver.

3. Do you need to rebuild or retool? 

This is one of the great questions most owners face and that’s should I really rebuild or can I just retool my roster. Again, this is another question without a perfect answer but there are plenty of things you can use to decide this.

The first thing I look at is the Quarterback position to figure out which route to go. Let’s say you went the route I did and did not place enough value on quarterbacks before you drafted. By doing so you leave yourself with Darnold, and Jones as your starters of the future at quarterback. In this situation even if you have a good supporting team it still may not be enough to win when all is said and done, and no one wants to be stuck in the middle of the pack.

At this point you have 2 options to retool and that’s trade for a top 10 quarterback or get lucky and find one in free agency. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but owners don’t trade their young star quarterbacks in this format, they are just too important. If you are able to trade for a young star quarterback you will more than likely destroy your team’s future, which no owner wants to do.

In this situation your best bet is trade those valuable position players while keeping any young receiver’s , or tight ends on your roster and load up on young talent and tons of draft capital. I always try to remind myself that retools are almost always caused by injuries to multiple players, or a player or two (who are replaceable)starting to show their age. 

Full video breakdown on YouTube

4. Be real with yourself about your team! 

The expression be real with yourself about your team is something I heard a ton of as a new dynasty player and for years it didn’t make sense, until one day it just clicked. As owners we have what I like to call a “my team bias”, meaning you look at your team and think everyone is a superstar or is going to bounce back next season, when in all reality you know it’s a longshot.

This doesn’t tend to happen to owners who are finishing in the bottom 3 of their league, it tends to happen to the teams that just make/miss the playoffs. Having a “my team bias” is one of the worst things any regular dynasty manager can do, and it only gets worse here on Dynasty Owner. If you are not honest with yourself about the future outlook of your team it may set you back years.

If you are constantly picking 5-8 in the draft I can assure you 2 things, one being you will always pay a premium for your starting quarterback (or start a Darnold), and your team will never be elite. If you find yourself picking 6th 2 years in a row yet look at your team and say these guys are about to break out, you probably have a bad case of the “my team bias”.

Owners that do realize their team is not what they hoped when drafting tend to turn their team around much quicker because they were real with themselves about their team and went into rebuild mode at the right time. It’s never too late for a rebuild but you can make it take much longer than you’d originally hoped. 

5. Why do owners rebuild? 

I’m sure some are wondering why I would take the time to write about something obvious like why do owners rebuild. To be honest this wasn’t something I had planned on writing about, but I showed a buddy of mine what I’ve done so far to rebuild my team and his response was “why would you ever trade away CMC”.

His comments were obviously geared towards a regular fantasy setting but I’m sure there are plenty of Dynasty Owners wondering the same. As mentioned above picking 5-8 in your rookie draft every year is not good for the future of your team, this is no different than NFL teams picking in the middle of the draft, meaning they were not good, but they also weren’t bad enough to get a can’t miss prospect either. You either want to be successful making real runs at championships or picking in the top 3 where you can get a player that should turn into an absolute stud that will help you make runs at championships.

Go back and look through some recent rookie only drafts and you will see that the top picks tend to work out much better than the middle of the road picks, this is especially critical in the 2nd round where talent runs out fairly quick most seasons. My best advice is either be really good, or be really bad because the middle is worse than bad. 

Conclusion 

I just want to take a second and thank all of you who read these articles and/or watch the videos. The support you guys give Dynasty Owner is absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to watch everyone grow as owners, writers, and friends. Getting to play in Dynasty Owner has been one of the most enjoyable fantasy experiences I have ever had and I hope that is able to continue for many years to come.

As I always say please feel free to message any of us writers on Twitter with any questions, comments, or concerns. I would also like to encourage everyone again to tell a few friends about the format, giving them a chance to enjoy this game with all of us. I hope everyone enjoys the article and as always good luck on your 2021 Chase for the Ring! 

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Different Aspects and Strategies of Orphan Teams

By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

I want to start by saying congratulations to our 2020 champions, as well as a huge win for Viktor in the Chase for the Ring contest. Even some of our 2020 champions will need to start looking at a rebuild as soon as this year. If you don’t believe me just go look at Victors team in the standings and you will see he has a ton of tough decisions to make heading into next season, you can also find him and his team on a recent podcast with Tim and Seth where his team is on display. I bring this up to encourage some of the owners who are in a much worse rebuild than any of our champions, just keep at it. Rebuilds can happen because of a multitude of reasons and in a format like this I believe your best bet is to somewhat rebuild after just one lost season, especially if you have a few players set to go up in salary.

I could have easily chalked up this year as a loss and found a way to fit CMC, Mixon, and Hunt into my team next season, but I decided it wasn’t worth the gamble with 2 of the 3 being hurt this season and all 3 getting new costly deals. Instead, I’m looking at Dobbins, Gibson, and Dillion for years to come on a much lower total salary. With running backs seemingly always aging faster than any other position I recommend moving them just before or at the beginning of their 2nd deals, unless you are ready to win now of course. I hope everyone is prepared for all the tough decisions this off season will bring, as always feel free to contact any of us on Twitter with questions.

Learning About Orphan Teams

Before we start getting crazy in depth on rebuilds, I want to touch on a very important part of rebuilding in a format like this, which is orphan teams. First, I would like to mention that orphan teams will become available sometime in the future so those interested just keep an eye out for an announcement. Orphan teams are one of the most fun aspects you will find in any dynasty platform, if you have never tried out an orphan team, I highly recommend it.

There are several factors at play here with my favorite being that you are not mentally attached to any one player, for instance in a league I joined with my dad and his buddies I took an orphan team over and, on that team, I have zero of the old owners’ players, yet I still have Kareem Hunt ($3,259,000) who I took with my first ever pick in that league. A lot of players overlook this fact when comparing taking over a team to a startup league but it’s almost always true, I mean despite all the trouble Hunt has gone through I’ve never considered trading him, which hurt me late this season when I countered a trade that then fell through because I just couldn’t trade Hunt.

Orphans in Dynasty Owner seem like they will take a little longer than regular leagues when rebuilding because of the salary cap, with some of the issue being how much an unproven high-end rookie will make. If you are paying someone like Burrow ($9,074,534) each season and he turns out to be average, you will have an uphill battle to climb when playing top level teams. I know most will push back and say that’s the case in any league which is true, but those leagues don’t have players like Aaron Rodgers ($33,5000,000), or Brandin Cooks ($16,200,000) as available free agents with no hopes of being picked up, in most leagues. The player pool is much more limited in this format with their only being so much money to spend on so many roster spots.

The last aspect of orphan teams I want to touch on is flat out where to start. While this is up for debate, I believe you should start by setting up a 2–3-year plan and trying to be patient when executing that plan. This is what my plan looks like.

  • Trade away players over 26-28 years old (QB’s can be an exception) no one is untouchable if offered the right price.
  • Draft or trade for two very young tight ends as they take years to develop.
  • Find your franchise quarterback first, so that by the time they’re consistently playing well the rest of your roster will be ready.
  • Target 1st or 2nd year wide receivers who have shown some promise
  • Finally, go out and target young running backs who are performing and seeing good volume.
  • When ready trade your precious draft capital for the final pieces.

Breakdown

1. Trade Away Players Over 26-28 Years Old

I know it may sound unrealistic when I say trade anyone over 26-28 years old, but in this format, I honestly feel it’s the best route to go. This can all vary depending on position as you may be able to stretch that age for a player at the tight end or quarterback position. At the tight end spot, we have seen players remain productive in terms of the position much longer than a running back or wide receiver with quarterback always being the king of dynasty longevity. The wide receiver position is one I would say you can push more towards 28, if you feel confident in your rebuilding skills.

Once a receiver gets near age 30 their production tends to start falling off and they almost always have a high salary that comes with them just look at A.J Green ($17,971,000) and Julio Jones ($22,000,000). I say trade them before they start to dip, and you lose value. At the running back position, I will be looking to trade around the start of their 2nd deal with keeping them a year into their 2nd deal being an option in certain cases. Any expert will tell you a running back is at his peak the moment he gets drafted.

2. Draft Two Young Tight Ends

When taking over an orphan team one of your first transaction priorities need to be acquiring two young tight ends. The tight end position rarely, if ever produces a star in the first 2-3 years, so acquire them early and let them develop. A great example of this is on my Dynasty Owner team I have Dallas Goedert ($1,406,068), Drew Sample ($1,376,574), and Adam Trautman ($1,124,850) in hopes they’ll all be producing relatively well in a year or two. If you happen to miss on these tight ends you can always try to trade for a Dallas Goedert, before he blows up and demands a Darren Waller trade price.

3. Find Your Franchise Quarterback

When taking over a team in this situation I’m assuming you will be struggling at the quarterback position… at least most will be. I highly recommend drafting or acquiring a quarterback before you start your first season, with the reason being you won’t be winning that first season and sometimes it takes a rookie a few weeks to get on the field, which will put a damper on your playoff chances. Finding players before they develop will help any rebuild, but if you were able to get Justin Herbert ($6,644,688) just before his first start he would have been had for half the price that he is now. Another great example is Tua Tagovailoa ($7,568,859) this season and all the ups and downs he has faced, yet he’s still shown promise for the future. If you really dig into it, I’m willing to bet only a handful of teams had a starter on Tua’s fantasy level.

4. Target 1st or 2nd Year Wide Receivers

Rookie and 2nd year wideouts tend to be cheaper to acquire than a wide receiver of Deandre Hopkins ($16,200,000) level. If you are going to trade early during your orphan team rebuild you should be targeting players like CeeDee Lamb ($3,502,503), as he is projected to end up being a Hopkins type player eventually, he will also be half the salary for many years to come. Rookie receivers come into the league in their early twenties and usually produce all the way through their age 29 season. As Rich Dotson always says about young receivers “what feels like an overpay today, will be an underpay tomorrow.” I would also recommend taking chances on your favorite struggling rookie receivers as they tend to start slow and blow up later, cough cough Justin Jefferson ($3,280,701). Another great strategy is targeting injured rookie receivers like Michael Pittman Jr. ($2,153,212) this season.

5. Target Young Running Backs Getting Volume

After your first season when things are starting to look up and you have a bunch of young studs on your roster almost ready to compete, it’s time to target your running backs. You can trade for running backs, but they will cost you if they have a clear role with any type of volume. Your best bet to acquire running backs are hitting your draft picks and get lucky in free agency. If you end up missing on draft picks you can turn back to the receiver strategy and target players who are injured or starting slow like J.K. Dobbins ($1,432,359) this season. Owners almost always hold good running backs for a king’s ransom, so I tend to try and find other avenues when acquiring running backs. You could always just find the next James Robinson!

6. Trade Your Precious Draft Capital

This may be an unpopular take with some but I’m a firm believer in having to give up assets when it’s time to end a full rebuild. The only possible way to avoid this is to hit on everything, which almost never happens. If you have managed to get this far still having yours and other owners draft capital, it’s time to cash it in for a sure thing. There is nothing that’s guaranteed in fantasy and those percentages drop even more with rookies. I know it may be hard but do not be afraid to overpay a little at this point for a top tier player, especially at the weak spot on your roster. There are a lot of owners out there who miss a championship because they held onto their draft picks like golem holds the ring.

Conclusion

As you can see orphan teams can be extremely challenging and a tough task to complete, but most of us are here for a fantasy challenge and this could be right up most of our alley. One thing I have yet to mention are the rare cases of an owner receiving an orphan team that doesn’t need much work. While rare this does happen, in fact I’ve seen owners take over a solid orphan team and win a championship right out the gate. The last thing I want to touch on this to anyone considering an orphan team is don’t get overwhelmed and be patient when making deals, the first deal isn’t always the best, in fact it’s usually the worst. I hope everyone enjoyed this season and plans to be back next year. I also want to challenge everyone who reads this to invite a few friends to the platform, the more that join the more Dynasty Owner is capable of. As always enjoy your Chase for the Ring 2021 edition!

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Intro to Rebuilding and Retooling Your Roster

By: Jay Pounds (@JayPoundsNFL)

Whether any of us owners want to admit it or not, we have all been through a rebuild at some point in our dynasty careers. If you have played dynasty 10 plus years and have managed to never rebuild, congratulations that is near impossible to do. Many things may cause an owner to rebuild in fantasy, with none being more of a nuisance than the classic injury bug. Over the years I’ve played fantasy football, I’ve witnessed countless juggernauts lose due to injury, heck I had a team I thought couldn’t be touched lose this week by 1.8 points because Julio didn’t play and I was forced to start Mike Williams, who put up a big fat goose egg, as well as DJ Moore out with COVID-19.

These types of moments can happen at any time making depth so important to winning a championship. I’ve been told more than once that in fantasy making the playoffs consistently determines your skill, once you are in the playoffs its mainly luck, with most teams in the playoffs on the same level. I truly believe the statement given simply because anything can happen in fantasy and as we have all learned projections mean absolutely nothing in fantasy. One great piece of advice I can give you is to make the rebuild fun. If you go into a rebuild upset because your team is horrible it more than likely won’t turn out well, but if you get excited do some research and find your rookies, rebuilding can be every bit as fun as winning.

In this article I will quickly break down the different terms you will hear when talking about rebuilds, timing of a rebuild, when you should consider a rebuild vs. a retool, and what challenges rebuilding presents in Dynasty Owner. This is the first article of many geared towards rebuilding your team, each article will go in depth on the different topics and the strategies behind them. Also, some of the best info you will find on Dynasty Owner comes from reading articles on the site and watching the live streams, both can help immensely in your rebuild. With this platform being so unique, articles and streams will give you an advantage over those who don’t watch or read along consistently.

The most common terms you will hear with this is either rebuild or tear down. Rebuilding or tearing your team down is exactly how it sounds, it’s a full on rebuild where you look to trade pretty much every player on your roster who holds value another owner can use. There are a lot of players who use the terms rebuild and retool with the same context.

  • A retool is when an owner feels he’s 2-3 players away from a potential championship and will look to trade young players who are not performing or draft capital to acquire the pieces they feel will put them over the top.

Retooling can also be used when your team is hit with injury and you need to find equal production to fill the injured players spot in your lineup. Middle of the road is another term you may hear when talking about certain dynasty teams.

The middle of the road is the worst place to be in fantasy, meaning you’re too good to get the 1st overall pick, but you’re also not good enough to win it all. Middle of the road is no different than your favorite team picking 10-20 every year in the NFL draft, missing the cream of the crop. The last term I want to talk about is tanking, tanking is when you want to lose at all costs to get the best draft pick you can. There are a few different methods to tanking, but in my opinion only one of them is the right way to go about it, which is trade your good players away for young breakout candidates who aren’t producing just yet and play them. The wrong way to tank is to blatantly try to lose by not setting a lineup, while this is a full proof plan it’s not fair to other owners in the playoff hunt. I by no means am saying not to tank just use proper fantasy etiquette when doing so.

Timing seems to be everything when it comes to rebuilding or retooling your team. If you are in the middle of the offseason most players, you trade will bring back less value than in season. The main reason that causes this is the eye test, for instance someone is much more likely to overpay for a player in the middle of a great season compared to a player someone hasn’t seen play in months. A great example, if you are an owner with CMC right now is probably the worst time to trade him. Any owner you send a CMC offer is likely going to counter with less due to not seeing him play in what feels like over a year, on top of that he’s injured, and can’t help anyone win right now or anytime soon.

A rebuild can be expedited by nailing the timing of trades but can also add on a few years if you miss on your trades. I have done quite a bit of digging on timing of rebuilds and I have found one answer is close to universally agreed upon, a week or two before the trade deadline almost always brings back the most value. If you are a trade deadline rebuilder always be sure to follow injuries close, as the owners with injured players tend to panic when trying to find a suitable replacement. While timing is almost everything when trading it is still up to the rebuilding owner to acquire the correct pieces and hit on their draft picks or its back to the bottom they go.

The last two things I want to touch on are why any owner would consider a rebuild, I mean you’re almost guaranteed to lose at that point, along with a quick look at some of the problems Dynasty Owner presents when starting your rebuild. Going into your season you have one thing on your mind most years, win a championship. So why on earth would anyone realistically want to rebuild? As a wise man once said in dynasty “even when you’re losing, you’re winning”, meaning if you finish dead last, you’ll have someone like Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and plenty of stud position players staring you in the face. While I realize no owner truly wants to blatantly lose, sometimes it’s the only option if you want to win quicker. The true challenge here is learning how to rebuild and still managing your cap space in the coming seasons. For instance, you don’t want to go out and acquire 3 or 4 studs on cheap deals who are set to get  likely having to drop someone. The salaries also make rebuilding extremely strategic because if you are a team with loads of cap space you can afford to take on a bad contract to gain a young player or draft capital.

A trade I made involving this strategy was moving off Julio Jones ($22,000,000) for Reagor (3,317,669), A. Green (17,971,000) and a 2022 1st. In any other league no owner in their right mind would trade Julio for Green and Reagor but when drafting Julio, I knew with how expensive he is, and I would need to amnesty him at the end of the year. Instead, I was able to eat Greens salary, give him a stud, and get Reagor and a 1st on top of it. I also used this strategy when acquiring Gibson ($1,226,433), and draft capital and I used Greg Olsen ($7,000,000) to open space up for my trading partner which ended up closing the deal. I have found that owners will pay to open space on their roster and are much more likely to pull the trigger if you are willing to eat a bad deal in return. The most important thing to remember when taking on a bad contract is the contract length, if it’s over 2 years and you can’t amnesty find a different deal, not having space can cripple the best of teams on Dynasty Owner.

Hopefully this gives everyone a solid understanding on what to expect in these articles moving forward. If you have any topics or questions, you’d like in any of these articles feel free to reach out on twitter. As mentioned above these are going to be very in-depth articles on very specific topic’s on rebuilding, as well as different types of strategies you can deploy at different stages of your rebuild. It will also include a few retooling articles for those of you that went out and killed it this season. In dynasty there is never a good time to be satisfied with your roster or draft capital and you should always be looking for more talent to improve your roster, and never forget about the bottom end players.

As sad as it is to see the end of the fantasy season come to close in the coming weeks this is when it really starts to get fun in Dynasty Owner with so much going on in the off season. The off season is truly what makes this platform so different and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I will, as always good luck on your Chase for the Ring!

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