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Sleeper: The New Home of Dynasty

by Raju Byfield | @FantasyContext | Featured Writer
Sep 9, 2021

Sleeper Fantasy Football has taken the world by storm. Sleeper truly is the total package when it comes to dynasty league management. From providing a true dynasty experience to a clean, intuitive interface for their mobile app to the addition of best ball and auction leagues, Sleeper has it all. Now the home of the highest volume of dynasty drafts, Sleeper is officially the new home of dynasty fantasy football. 

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True dynasty management

What does true dynasty management mean? Simply put, true dynasty management is when fantasy platforms allow you to manage your team all year long. Yes, 365 days a year. Any experienced dynasty league manager will tell you that the fun never ends. 

Then why do some of the biggest fantasy platforms still not allow you to access your dynasty and keeper league teams for months on end? The ability to draft, make trades, and make other off-season moves truly enhances the dynasty experience. The true dynasty experience is only possible when you have access to your team and league year-round. 

Second to none mobile app

In addition to giving you a true dynasty experience, there is another area that Sleeper outshines its competition in—their mobile app. By far the sleekest and most intuitive dynasty mobile platform, Sleeper has been converting long-time patrons of other providers at a record pace. The user interface has a minimal learning curve and has made even the most hesitant skeptics sing Sleeper’s praises. 

Website overhaul

As discussed in this space recently, Sleeper’s website/web app has undergone a complete overhaul. Gone is the clunky, unintuitive mess, and in is a web app with the same look and feel of the mobile app I just finished gushing about above. While the ubiquitousness of mobile apps makes them the preferred method for the modern fantasy manager to manage their teams, there are some functions, such as importing leagues, that the website may prove to be the superior option for. 

New draft types

Best ball and auctions are now live at Sleeper. Arguably the most responsive fantasy platform out there, Sleeper listened to their users’ wishes and brought these two formats into the fold in time for the 2021 fantasy football season. 

Nickname support

Why do we need nicknames? The first and most common reason is for those who participate in devy leagues. The nickname function allows dynasty managers to nickname ‘player x’ and roster them as a devy placeholder. For example, I added the recently retired Philip Rivers to use him as a placeholder for Quinn Ewers in one league. Another beneficial use is to designate replacement players for players at risk of seeing their games postponed due to COVID outbreaks. 

Built-in chat functions 

League chat, DM’s, and even draft chat are easy to use and access and foster a sense of community that other platforms are simply unable to match. Message boards exist for those looking to join random leagues. There is also a board for questions and answers. If that wasn’t enough, they also have a strong team of analysts at the ready to disseminate the latest news as soon as it breaks. 

Intuitive IDP position listing 

One of the main gripes IDP managers gave with just about every platform is the eligibility issues with edge rushers. Platforms that simply list Von Miller, Khalil Mack, or Shaq Garret as an OLB instead of an OLB/DE, severely devalue some of the most important players in the league. Outside of sack-heavy scoring formats, these pass rusher extraordinaires are miscast as LBs as they simply do not score enough points when not adding sacks to their ledger. The high tackle numbers middle linebackers accrue often leave OLB’s, even the best ones outside of T.J. Watt as LB2-LB4 types instead of the DL1’s they would be with more intuitive positional labeling and eligibility. 

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Raju Byfield is a featured writer for FantasyPros. For more from Raju, check out his profile and follow him @FantasyContext.

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