Instinctive wrote: The Lung wrote:
Voted for 4 rounds. Leave at least a few
players on the waiver wire.
Why? Why limit people who are good enough to find would-be wire gems before they become ww gems?
With this league, I'm currently in 4 different dynasty leagues but I've been in about 8 during the last ten years. Of those, most had smaller roster sizes of 18-20. Others had medium sized rosters of 23-25, but one of them had a roster size of 35! Note that this was not an IDP league and we started 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 flex, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 DEF. Yes, 10 starting positions and a whopping 25 bench spots.
The waiver wire in that latter league was a joke. I was the Adrian Peterson owner, and guys like RB Ian Johnson and RB Albert Young were rostered in this league and were actually offered
to me as trades. Just in case, you know, ADP got injured AND Chester Taylor got injured. :rolls eyes:
I could go on and on with examples of WR5s and WR6s and QB4s which were actually rostered in this league...you had the backup to the backup at just about every position on your roster. The waiver wire was picked so clean it was ridiculous; I actually had practice roster guys on my team and guys who weren't even on NFL rosters like Selvin Young just in case they might get signed by an NFL team at some point during the season. Whenever a team had mid-season tryouts and they wrote about it in Rotoworld, sure enough at least one of these guys would get picked up off the waiver wire the following week, whether they were signed or not. It was that much of a farce!
Look, I'm all for rewarding those who do their research, follow college football and the NFL Draft process, and know who the UDFA and ww gems are gonna be. But you have to draw the line somewhere and actually have a few decent players on the waiver wire.