This is the third part of a series I started at the beginning of the 2016 season. You can read part one here and part two here. Originally I was going to follow up with this third part shortly after the first two, but it became apparent this would be a better off-season article once last season really got going. As much as we want our devy players to turn into huge dynasty assets, we don’t really know all that much about their futures. Now that the season and combine have come to a conclusion, we at least know a bit more about how the dynasty community values these players.
Here is a short refresher on what really makes this league different before I get into the actual devy draft:
-All auction drafts except for the devy draft
-Lineups blend structure and flexibility
-RFA and UFA auctions
-No playoffs or weekly matchups
We use a four round devy draft in The Bull Horn. For the startup auction, all 48 picks were available as assets through the auction, so different owners won varying amounts of picks. This set up an interesting scenario where one owner held picks two through five and another six through nine. Three owners elected to forego the devy draft entirely, instead selecting all current NFL players. Three owners, including me, select a total of 29 of the devy players.
This really ended up as one of the most exciting drafts I’ve ever been a part of. There were trades, some big surprises, and some gut wrenching snipes. I’ve broken down each round with a small recap of each.