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Do you draft for the present or the future?

I want to win this year!
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I want a balanced team for several years
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I don't care about this year I would rather win 4 years in a row
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To pick for next year or years to come

Postby Deathwarmedover » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:32 pm

I am wondering what draft strategy people use as far as picking for the first year in a dynasty or a keeper league and why? I have come to the conclusion I pick more for the future than most people do and was wondering about the rest of you guys.
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Postby moonhead » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:40 pm

i draft on potential and youth. but i won't compromise the first year by doing so. it really just depends on what falls to you.
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Postby FF Newbie » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:47 pm

I generally take who I think will be the most productive over the next 2-3 years and don't worry about after that. If I can get youth without sacrificing much immediate point production, I try to do that, but otherwise I just take whoever will get me the most point production right away unless I think they only have 1 good year left.
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Postby J2thez929 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:49 pm

Its good to have a nice blend of youth and vets in a dynasty league. But focus your top picks and stud talent like S-Jax, Fitz, Ronnie, Caddy, etc
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Postby Crippler » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:33 am

It all depends on how long you plan to be in the league. If theres a chance the league will break up from lack of interest in the upcoming years, you will draft differently than if you've been in it for the last 10 seasons
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Postby RotoDig » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:06 am

I draft to win now. And let's be honest here, most leagues don't last anyway.
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Postby Jimboozie » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:14 am

I try to get the best players available in the first few rounds. However, I may reach on a young stud who has big-time potential (Read: Reggie Bush.) For the most part, I'm taking the best players now and focusing on youth later on in the draft.

If it's a close decision between two players then it's always good to lean on the younger guy. For example, I would take Lee Evans over Eddie Kennison everytime in a dynasty league.
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Postby mutantseabass » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:28 am

I try and focus on one or two spots when I draft a dynasty when it comes to youth. Depending on where you pick in the draft and what falls to you. Picking at the end of the first round I would grab 2 young Rbs and grab a young qb in the 4/5 round. Wrs would grab some vets and upside younger guys and look to the draft in the following years to be able to focus on WRs.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:36 pm

it always depends on who falls to you. if tiki falls to you in the 2nd round of a dynasty league, you have to take him. same for ronnie brown or caddy. for me, i just draft for value.
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Postby thatonepoorkid » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:43 pm

The major league im in i have been in since i was 12 (im now 18.) My dad has been in it since i was 8. So its not a league that is showing any signs of stoping. It is a 2 man keeper so i draft for stength this year at the begining. Then near the end i draft my third and fouth string team mostly young players that i think have a good chance of blowing up that year.
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