Fantasy Football Dynasty mock draft: Can you win now and build for the future in a startup?
There were multiple team-building strategies on display in our most recent Dynasty mock draft.
"dynasty lunatics overvaluing age"
- Will Brinson
Yes, you'll find those in a Dynasty startup. You'll also find those who eschew youth for a win-now mentality in Year 1. That would have been Will Brinson, at least in this mock draft. Will started his draft with DeAndre Hopkins, Travis Kelce and Julio Jones from the No. 3 spot in the draft. Jones and Kelce specifically are guys I've downgraded for age in my and I even wrote about how the is likely right around the corner.
It's not like Will's entire team is old. He took Devin Singletary in Round 4, Darrell Henderson in Round 8, Andy Isabella in Round 9, and Dawson Knox in Round 13. Those second-year players were as young as you could get in this mock because it did not include 2020 rookies.
This mock required starting three wide receivers and two flexes. That led to me personally falling way behind at receiver, at least partially because I used two of my first four picks on George Kittle and Mark Andrews. While it's unconventional to flex a tight end, both Kittle and Andrews outscored the No. 25 receiver last year (Odell Beckham), and unlike Kelce, they're both young enough to dominate a weak position for half of the next decade.
For someone used to looking at redraft mocks, the number of receivers drafted early could be alarming. Five in the first round. Six more in Round 2. Eight(!) in Round 3. More than half of the players selected in the first four rounds were wide receivers.
Falling behind at receiver led me to kind of a reverse Brinson. When everyone was speculating on young players, I was looking for receivers I could use in 2020 including T.Y. Hilton in Round 6, Jamison Crowder in Round 9 and Larry Fitzgerald in Round 15.
If this was a league we were playing out and there was a rookie draft after the NFL Draft, I'd be targeting the deep wide receiver class early and often because I'm very comfortable with my running back and tight end room.
The analysts who participated in this mock are:
Matt Price, Dynasty League Football
Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports
Will Brinson, CBS Sports
Adam Aizer, CBS Sports
Dave Richard, CBS Sports
Heath Cummings, CBS Sports
Scott Fish, Scott Fish Bowl/Fantasy Cares
John Bosch, Dynasty Wall Street
Chris Towers, CBS Sports
Ben Gretch, CBS Sports
Ben Schragger, CBS Sports
Seth Klein, Fantrax
And here's a breakdown of the draft results
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