I absolutely needed the NFL Draft to happen. Up until about 6 weeks ago, my life basically revolved around sports. Short of NFL season openers, mid-March was the most wonderful time of the year. March Madness, MLB Opening Day, NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs and so on. Instead, it all came to a screeching halt because of COVID-19. Somehow, the NFL found a way to make the Draft work while still being safe, and for that, I thank them.
In my previous article, Dynasty Method: Win Now Trade Targets, we discussed targets that could primarily help a team that needed production this season. In this article, we are going to discuss the opposite; moves an owner in a rebuild should consider in order to build a contending team in the future.
Generally, a rebuilding team is going to want to sell players that may only have a year or two of tread left on their tires while acquiring younger players (preferably at a discount) or additional rookie draft capital. This premise should be common sense. However, it takes some soul searching to come to terms with the fact that you may need to blow up your team and start over. Owners hold on to players for far too long because of name recognition and/or their past success with said player(s). This article attempts to help you identify some of those players you need to cut the cord on while also trying to acquire pieces to establish future dominance.
In my opinion, there are two types of teams in Dynasty Fantasy Football: the win-now team and the rebuilding team. Yes, arguments can be made for the middling teams as well, but if you are one of those teams, you should probably just blow it up and go into a full on rebuild. There’s nothing worse than coming in 4th in a dynasty league. No prizes, your draft pick sucks (you get the point). This article is going to focus on potential acquisitions that could provide a lot of value for a team in win-now mode. I will also be producing a subsequent article to help those teams that focusing on a rebuild.