I apologize for the novel in advance, but I am new to dynasty, and I have some dynasty rebuild questions that I was hoping to get some feedback on regarding an orphan team I just took over and will rebuild.
League scoring is 12 team, standard PPR, 1 QB, 2 Flex. To be straight forward, this team will take a few years at least to rebuild as all my RBs are NFL backups, no receiver better than a WR3, and no TE ranked in the top 10. Also, I have Rodgers who I am hopeful to trade to a contender later in the season for possibly a 1st rounder, but not banking on it since it is not SF (2nd round pick most likely). Our rookie draft is coming up and I have the 1.05, 2.01, 3.01, 4.01, and 5.01 picks for this year’s draft.
My current thought process to rebuilding is this:
I will most likely finish dead last and collect the 1.01 in next year’s draft. So, I am hoping to sell my 1.05 for a 2022 1st round and either a 2022 3rd or 4th round pick. It is possible a contender offers me to swap 2021 first round picks and add on a later round draft pick for 2021 or 2022. Ideally, I would like to trade this pick to someone who is not a contender so my chances of getting a higher 2022 1st round pick are greater. However, I will not deny a trade with a contender if I feel the deal is worthwhile. But this would possibly give me two 2022 1st round picks to work with.
→ My first question is this: If I do not receive any offers worth accepting and I do end up drafting a player from the 1.05, should I draft a QB for the long term (even though it is 1 QB league), go after a WR since they typically have a longer shelf life, or draft an early RB as I could possibly have this team rebuilt when the RB is at their peak and trade him in his prime for draft capital, or turn around a trade the RB in 1-2 years if they breakout (risky chance). I am curious on want everyone’s thoughts or experiences are and see if maybe there is another alternative that I have not thought about yet?
Next, there are no taxi squads in this league, and every roster has a max limit of 20 players with 2 IR spots. 5 rounds seem like a lot of rounds considering the lack of taxi squads, and the smaller roster size.
→ So, my question is this, should I build up future late round draft picks through trades to try and package them for low-risk, high potential players that are already in the NFL? Or, since I am currently rebuilding, should I still try and draft as many rookies as possible since I feel like I will have the roster space right now to handle the risk of multiple busts for the possibility that 1-2 players breakout? This is of course assuming I don’t have more draft picks than roster size.
While rebuilding, I would like to continuously have multiple early round draft picks at my disposal because rookie draft picks will always have value. But I am also trying to figure out on whether I should try and collect as many mid to late round picks as possible to either package them for higher draft capital or just throw darts at rookies since I will have the roster space for the next couple of seasons. Once I am done rebuilding I will probably continuously sell my 3rd to 5th round picks for players because if not, I feel like I will be cutting 2-3 rookies every year without the taxi.
I apologize again for the novel, but I wanted to get my initial questions into one post.