8 Team Dynasty Rules Discussion

Hey everyone, I currently have an 8 Team Dynasty League, we have finished 1 year.
Currently we have 20 roster spots:

  • 1 QB
  • 2 WR
  • 2 RB
  • 1 TE
  • 2 W/R/TE flex
  • 1 Def
  • 1 Kicker
  • 1 IDP
  • 8 Bench Spots
  • 1 IR Spot

What I’m thinking about doing is expanding to 30 roster spots which would look like:

  • 2 QB
  • 3 WR
  • 3 RB
  • 2 TE
  • 2 W/R/TE flex
  • 1 Rookie Starter
  • 1 Def
  • 1 Kicker
  • 1 IDP
  • 12 Bench Spots
  • 2 IR Spot

Our Supplemental draft will be first, 7 rounds, and our Rookie Draft will be prior to Pre-Season, 3 rounds.

What does everyone think about this? Any changes you might add?

My biggest question, if everyone has their team in place, how do you plan to fairly implement this change? There will be winners and losers with this change. My thought would be to implement it in a way where you can only keep a starting roster worth of players from last year (so 1QB, 2WR, 2RB, 1TE, 2 Flex, 1 DEF, 1 IDP and 1 kicker). Dump the rest of the players into the pool that way everyone has a fair shot at adjusting to the new lineup breakdown. This might not be necessary but that’s my two cents.

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Thank you! That’s a great idea. My original thought was to do a supplemental draft based on the previous years point totals/records, so the winners of the supplemental draft would be the losers of the previous season.

That’s not a bad idea. How many players would be eligible to be kept? No matter what you decide as long as you bring it up to your league and let them vote or put in their input then you should be good to go.

You could do it auction style too, and use the years FAAB as the budget. That would be the fairest way, and you get to have an auction too.

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That’s an awesome idea! Do you think the roster size changes are good? Thank you!

Absolutely, everything’s voted on! I’m not sure, maybe 1 from each special position? 1 QB, RB, WR, TE keepers?

Absolutely. I love big rosters in dynasty. I have a dynasty league that’s
1 QB
1 Superflex
3 RB
5 WR
2 TE
5 Flex

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I’m not a fan of the one rookie start, and one IDP spot.

Having one rookie starter, there most definitely will have the Haves and Have nots. One IDP spot is kind of like, what’s the point? There will be an abundance of riches on the wire and no one will really care about the position. Perhaps 3 IDP Flex? or 1 LB, 1 CB, 1 DE?

Originally we put 1 IDP to see if it was something we wanted to do so we’re open to expanding that as well. I like that idea! Thank you!

How many teams in the league?

40 man rosters. 17 starting, 23 bench plus 3 taxi and 2 IR.

Wow! 480 total?? Daaaaaang hahaha slim pickens!! But I guess it makes the rookie draft that much more important huh?

That was my other thought that was what if over time we would continue to expand the roster.

I run leagues under the guise that dynasty should be like real NFL rosters, where the waiver wire is absolutely barren. Teams should be built through trades and good drafting.

Right on! Thanks man!

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Again though, that’s all personal preference.

Do what works best for your league. You should always be looking at the rules every year, finding out what works, what doesn’t, trying new things, always looking to improve.

Set your league up so that you have fun, not because the industry says this or that.

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