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.
Do you smell it? In fact, you should almost be able to taste it. That's right, pre-season games start in earnest this Wednesday!
They often leave us bored and yearning for the regular season but the pre-season, especially for dynasty players, is a vital part of the off-season journey. Truth be told, I view it as the official start of the actual season. It's a time when you we get to see those high profile rookies get their first snaps, hope our veteran players don't hear any snaps and being quick on the trigger means you may just land the next Victor Cruz or Arian Foster. In the pre-season, anything is possible.
Like most years, there's a lot to keep track of over these next few weeks. Who will lock down the QB1 role in Miami? Will Rob Gronkowski unretire? Which running back will show well in San Francisco and which receiver will lock up the WR3 role in Arizona? All these, and many more, will play out before we kick-off the 2019 season.
While we all watch, wait and get bumpy for week one of the regular season, I will remain here answering any and all questions you put to me. If it concerns your fantasy team, it's important to us at DLF. That is why we DLF exists and it's a big part of our value proposition. We don't believe any other site interacts with their members like DLF does and that's just who we are. We hope you agree.
I know many of you have drafts coming up and I'm anxious to be that little voice in your head, the little angel on your shoulder or your Aunt Beatrice who is always there just before you do something you know you shouldn't do. In short, I'm your Huckleberry, if you need me to be.
Let's get to your questions!