Off-Season Advice: Start-Up Draft Edition

Jeff Haverlack

I’ve been offering in-season lineup advice on DLF for many years now.  It’s one of our most popular recurring pieces and it allows DLF to interface with our members directly, something we are very much known for.  In fact, more than anything else in my opinion, that approach is what sets DLF apart from our competition – Individualized and personalized interaction with our community!

As interest and popularity of the in-season advice offering grew, I witnessed an ever-increasing volume of other questions related to trading, roster building, keepers, free agency, rookies and other generalized strategy questions.  If not for the increasing volume of lineup questions, I would have liked to have been able to spend even more time with our members answering these queries.  It got me thinking that the popularity and impact of a season-long advice series would be great enough to suggest it now be on the seasonal menu.

Dynasty players surely know, as DLF’s tag line also reinforces:  There is NO off-season!  In any given month, dynasty players are evaluating rookies, preparing for declaration day, preparing for the NFL Combine and NFL Draft, performing rookie drafts, following training camp(s), engaging in new league start-up drafts, or any number of other activities which help the engaged dynasty coach to prepare for kick-off in Sept. each year.  Commitment + Preparation = Long Term Success.  This equation is only slightly less known than any one of Professor Einstein’s popular offerings and certainly easier to understand.

Many other sites offer advice as well, but charge for each individual question or larger service such as draft preparation.  At DLF, our goal has always been to have a single price which yields everything we have to offer.  We always seek to increase our value proposition to you.  So, that said, here is the maiden voyage of our “off”-season advice offering.  I may quickly find out why others charge for the service or, having answered hundreds of lineup advice questions weekly during the season already, it’s quite possible the volume will be manageable.  Truth be told, I don’t know what to expect.  What I do know is our community is filled with engaged, committed and passionate dynasty players and sometimes you have questions or need a second opinion.

The service is reserved for our Premium Members. It is you who have helped build DLF with the hope of realizing greater success in your individual leagues. Many refuse to pay for anything on the web, especially when it comes to fantasy football information. We respect that position, too, but without our Premium Members, DLF doesn’t exist.  It really is that simple. Hopefully this series will be yet another arrow in your quiver as you build your dynasty teams.

To begin, I’m not putting many restrictions on the advice.  Ask what you will.  Include anything you think will help me in understand your situation.  Please do not post links to your leagues, etc.  Instead, add information about your scoring format, roster set-up, rules, etc. which I can use to help you with any decisions to be made.  We’ll start there and amend as needed.

Start-up Drafts

It’s that time of year again as most rookie drafts have been completed and new dynasty leagues are forming.  And what’s the best part of a new dynasty league?  The draft of course!

With all the new formats, strategies and the growing popularity of dynasty, no shortage of options or leagues exist.  There’s something for everyone.  But, so many options means so many more potential questions, strategies or approaches to building a team.  You’re in luck, that’s why we’re here!  We have a passion for not just dispensing dynasty advice but also developing a relationship with each of you.  I’ve enjoyed interacting with our members since the early days of DLF and I’m not stopping anytime soon.

When asking your question, give me as much info as you can about your scoring, starting roster, team makeup, etc. and I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Regardless of what situation you are in or what questions you may have, we’re here for you!

Let’s get this party started!  Just leave a comment below to ask your question.

jeff haverlack