I am looking to start a dynasty league on Sleeper and I had some questions about the settings. Apologies to those that are looking to join a league, we’re not quite at that stage yet! I just wanted to pick the brains of the people that have done dynasty leagues before, and those that have leagues on Sleeper particularly as that’s where I plan to host this new one. Anyways, here’s what I have so far for the league’s settings.
Scoring and Rosters
12 teams, .25 per first down, .25 ppr, 4pt pass TD, 2 pt INT. All other scoring standard.
3 Taxi (max 2 years)
2 IR (suspended players eligible)
Will a 2 QB dynasty league with 12 teams mean there aren’t enough QBs to go around? Would it be wiser to go 10 team because of this? Is a 14 man bench about average for a league like this?
Rookies and Taxi Squads
This is an area I have little knowledge about. I plan to have the league’s initial draft be vets only, and then closer to the start of the season have our first rookie draft. The rookie draft would be 3 rounds long, each team can have 3 players on their taxi squad, and the max NFL experience a player can have on the taxi squad is 2 years.
Does this make sense, 3 rounds of rookie draft for 3 taxi squad spots? If I set the league to allow non-rookies on the taxi squads but still require <2 years experience that would mean someone could move an active player back down to their taxi squad if they’re only in their 2nd year in the league correct? Would this be a good option for owners to have or not? I also currently have the taxi squad deadline to be the start of the regular season. With the possibility that people get hurt in any preseason games, I don’t feel like it makes sense to push up the deadline for no reason. Is this the usual setting?
Waivers and Trading
We’ll be going with 100 FAAB to spend throughout the year
Are these the correct settings if I want the first bids of each week to go through Wednesday morning at 8AM PST? What settings do you find best for the waiver wire in a dynasty league? Does your dynasty have a trade deadline, why or why not? If so, what week is it? I assume that as soon as the fantasy season ends in a dynasty league that trades are back on the menu but is that how Sleeper works?
Playoffs and Schedule
With 12 teams, I am kind of stumped on the schedule. With 12 teams and the regular season lasting til week 13, each team plays three teams twice and all other teams once. I don’t know if I like any of the other options better however. My main league is split into two divisions because the owners come from 2 different cities so our rivalries with our division-mates are tenser. In this new league however I don’t really see the point of divisions outside of it making more sense scheduling-wise. And hey maybe rivalries do form if we were to make 2 divisions, but even then there still isn’t a good setup for 12 team, 2 division leagues. What are my options if we instead parse it down to 10 teams instead? Help?
As stated earlier I believe I want to have the league first draft vets only, and then have a rookie draft near the end of the summer. What time makes sense for the startup draft? Does it really matter considering we’re only drafting vets? For rookies, when is your dynasty league’s annual rookie draft? Is 3 rounds enough or should it be more like 4-5? That would mean the taxi squad would probably have to increase in size as well no?
Does your league have a constitution? What’s in it that you feel is important? What do you wish was in it that is missing in your league?
What’s the best way to keep track of traded draft picks, etc.? I have that setting enabled on Sleeper, and am not sure if there’s anything else I need to know. How exactly does it work on Sleeper, trading picks for players or just picks for picks?
I am sure that I will have more questions but that’s all that is on my mind at the moment. Huge thanks for anyone that read through all of that and can offer up any advice for me going forwards.