Dynasty startup: slow draft vs live draft

What’s best for a dynasty startup? I like slow draft over the summer for some fantasy football action in the off-season but if no one trades picks then the extra time isn’t really needed and we’re drafting at a disadvantage compared to a live draft in late August where we’d have much more information.

What does everyone else prefer? This is with rookies included in the startup draft.

I prefer a slow draft for dynasty as getting 12+ people together for a 25-30 round draft can be challenging. Even at 2 minutes a pick that’s 10-12 hours!!

Yeah I thought about this too. It will be hard to do it all at once but we can break it up into two sessions to lower the time burden.