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How Does an ‘All-22’ Dynasty Team Look in Year Three?

How have Norm Cruz’s teams turned out in year three of his ‘All-22’ strategy experiment?

D'Andre Swift

How have Norm Cruz's teams turned out in year three of his 'All-22' strategy experiment?

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How Does an ‘All-22’ Dynasty Team Look in Year Three?
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BigDee
1 month ago

I’m willing to give this new strategy of yours a try even with the limited info you have because no one else has anything to show and if I can get in on this early and it continues to do well then Awesome!! and maybe I’ll even report how my team did when you’re writing another article next year. I’ll be using it in a 1QB PPR dynasty.
Thanks for sharing your info.

Norman Cruz
Reply to  BigDee
1 month ago

That’s great, and good luck! I’m in a 1QB PPR slow draft now hoping to do the same thing.

William Rehor
1 month ago

These are great teams. It does seem like a lot of your success is built on being able to maneuver your 1st season tank to land the 1.01. From experience I can say this isn’t easy to do on FFPC – seems impossible to land it 3 out of 3 times! Can you tell us a little about how you are able to pull this off every single time? Are you intentionally submitting bad lineups during the regular season, and if so, how does the rest of the league react to that? Thanks.

Norman Cruz
Reply to  William Rehor
1 month ago

Thanks!
That’s only one player, so I’m not sure I agree with you.  Whether my pick is the 1.1 or the 1.4 shouldn’t make too much difference in this strategy (especially in superflex).  What can help is the quality of the other 1sts I obtain in the startup draft (1.2 vs 1.9 is a big difference), but maximizing odds of landing better picks is a topic for another article.
In this case, these leagues were all best-ball so there are no lineups necessary.  The superflex teams did finish Year 1 in last with the 1.1 (which was Trevor Lawrence) and the non-superflex finished in 10th with the 1.3 (Travis Etienne).  Unfortunately, Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne haven’t yet contributed to these teams :). In Year 2, these teams landed the 1.12, 1.5 and 1.11.
In non-bestball, I start my best lineups and usually end up with the 1.3-1.6 (given the FFPC consolation playoff rules).

William Rehor
Reply to  Norman Cruz
1 month ago

Thanks for the reply. I guess I misunderstood – on all three teams you said your future picks were “including my own 1.01”. But I didn’t notice they were all Best Ball, so you’re right, my question doesn’t really apply here.

Norman Cruz
Reply to  William Rehor
1 month ago

You’re right! Careless use of cut and paste on my part 🙂

joseph kepple
29 days ago

Thanks for the update. I used your original article to draft in a SF 12 team league last month. Changed the age to 23 for WR/RB but always picked the younger player if it was close. I made 2 adjustments to your plan. I increased the age a bit for QBs (24) and TEs (25). My logic is the QBs have much longer careers and TEs looked like a weak spot on all the teams in your original article. I didn’t realize you planned to trade for one once you are competing (Kittle). It was a ton of fun and I’m excited about my team. Landed only 2 additional 2023 first round picks, 1 second and 1 third. Thanks for the articles and great fun!

Norman Cruz
Reply to  joseph kepple
29 days ago

That is awesome! Those are sound adjustments. What are some of the key players you drafted and in what rounds? Also, 2-3 additional future 1sts is probably the sweet spot. I did a $750 FFPC Rotoviz Superflex draft this year with 7 total 1sts for 2023 and I wasn’t exactly thrilled by how bare the team was. I am liking my teams this year with fewer 1sts. I’m glad you are having fun with it, next year will be even more fun!

joseph kepple
Reply to  Norman Cruz
29 days ago

Sure thing: 2.01 Pitts, 2.10 Fields, 3.10 Tua, 4.12 Etienne, 5.01 Zach Wilson, 6.03 Bateman, 6.07 Kenneth Walker, 6.10 Jeudy, 7.02 Elijah Moore, (really wanted Jamo Williams here but got snipped at 8.05) 8.06 DeVonta Smith, 8.07 Sky Moore. My additional strategy (which failed) was to trade for a bunch of 6th round picks while moving back and collecting 1sts in order to hit the sweet spot for this years rookie WRs. I missed it by a round as they all went in the late 7th and I have guys like DeVonta/Elijah/Juedy ranked higher and stuck to my board. As always time will tell if my decision not to overdraft the rookies will work out. No one wanted to move up in these spots for some reason. I think they were getting agitated with the amount of trades I was making at this point. lol! It was a ton of fun and once people caught on to my plan they got a little envious.

Norman Cruz
Reply to  joseph kepple
29 days ago

Really good team, excellent values where the players landed!

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