A Quick Catch Up

Welcome back!

It’s been a long while since our last post and much has happened.  Here’s a quick recap:

  • We drafted!  Yes, the much anticipated Talent Dispersal Auction was a rousing success.  All of the rosters are up to date on each individual team page and the auction results will be made permanently available right here (so you can look back in 2018 at how young and careless you were).
  • We’ve had two trades!  Here are the details:
  1. Miami traded RB Mark Ingram ($6/5 years) and a 2013 4th round rookie draft pick to New York for LB Karlos Dansby ($12/2 years)
  2. Carolina traded WR Andre Johnson ($27/3 years) to Tampa for DB Roman Harper ($7/5 years) and a 2013 1st round rookie draft pick
  • Contracts have started coming in!  Remember, you have till the end of Saturday, September 1st to get your contracts to me, otherwise all players will be placed on default three year deals.
  • The season starts in less than a week!  That’s right, so get your lineups set for this Wednesday’s Cowboys/Giants game.  Remember, any players from that game will go on waivers at kickoff, which means you can bid on them for contracts of 1-3 years in length.  All other players will go on waivers at the start of their respective games later in the weekend.

Alrighty, that should be where we stand going into the Labor Day weekend.  Now that the season is back, you can expect the site to be updated more regularly with trade posts, commish notes, etc..

Good luck!

12 Days of Fantasy Christmas: Day 2 (Killer Kneels)

For day two of our 12 Days of Fantasy Christmas countdown to the Talent Dispersal Auction, I thought we would take a trip down memory lane to a couple of the most memorable (and infamous) kneel downs in fantasy football history.  Below you’ll find our two culprits: Brian Westbrook in 2007 and Maurice Jones-Drew in 2009.  While these acts represent the pinnacle of unselfishness on a football field, they simultaneously serve as two of the most heinous atrocities ever committed by man.

 

 

Oh, what the heck, let’s toss in this fantasy irrelevant, aborted kneel down gem just for good measure:

12 Days of Fantasy Christmas: Day 1 (Drew Bennett Goes Insane)

If you’ve spent any time on the Dynasty League of Leagues homepage on Yahoo! or your team page, you undoubtedly know that we have just twelve days left before the Talent Dispersal Auction.  In order to help celebrate the countdown to the most important draft of our fantasy lives, I thought I’d share twelve of the most cherished and incredible fantasy-relevant moments of our fantasy lives.  To kick things off, I thought I’d dredge up this gem of a performance from everybody’s favorite white wide receiver, Drew Bennett.  Amazingly, this was just one-third of a historic, three-game stretch that included 28 receptions for 517 and 8 (!!!) touchdowns for Bennett.  Perhaps most impressive of all is that he wasn’t even working with the Tennessee Titans‘ starter, Steve McNair, at the time—he was catching passes from Billy Volek.

 

Research Spotlight: Mock Auction

I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that one of the most important things you can do to get ready for the Talent Dispersal Auction is taking part in a mock auction draft (or two or three).  So, for this edition of Research Spotlight, I thought I would take some time to consider a mock auction conducted last night.  Participants included Nick, Glenn, Stelma, and myself.  Before diving into the analysis, let’s take a look at the results: Read more of this post

Article of the Week: July 9 – 15

After having highlighted the Dynasty League Football Podcast a few weeks back, I thought I’d give equal opportunity in this edition of the Article of the Week to the ProFootballFocus version: The PFF “Under the Helmet” Dynasty Podcast.

ProFootballFocus is known around the web for their incredibly unique and insightful metric-based statistical analysis, and that, as with all of their fantasy content, is the driving force behind their dynasty podcast.  I don’t want to get too specific about what you’ll find within the podcasts themselves, as again, this isn’t a themed, singular article, so-to-speak, but you can always expect great dynasty analysis from PFF.  Definitely set aside some time to check out their archive of material as you get ready for the Talent Dispersal Auction.

Alrighty, enjoy, and I’ll be back next week with another sample of informational goodness.

Research Spotlight: Community Composites

In our ongoing attempt to help the league’s eight franchises better prepare for the Talent Dispersal Auction, I’m launching a new feature called, “Research Spotlight“.  In this space, we’ll take a closer look at a number of draft resources available to owners in the three weeks or so before auction bidding begins.  To kick things off, I thought I’d shine the spotlight on the Community Composite dynasty rankings.

When used properly, the Community Composites resource will likely prove an invaluable tool for the successful dynasty auction drafter.  These rankings were born of the necessity to replicate the value of the traditional ADP (average draft position) information available to redraft owners.  Obviously, the nature of the auction draft means ADP data is much less useful.  The composite rankings, however, provide great insight as to how respected dynasty writers value the NFL talent pool for start up purposes.  Let’s take a look at what these rankings really represent. Read more of this post

Focusing Your Draft Research

With less than three weeks before the Talent Dispersal Auction, its about time that owners should really be ratcheting up their draft research.  Up to this point you’ve probably spent some time perusing various websites, bought a fantasy magazine or two, or perhaps even gotten caught up in our very own Article of the Week segment, but now it’s time to hunker down and really focus on the task at hand.  To get started, here are a few ideas to consider: Read more of this post

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