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Guide to 2022 Dynasty Rookie Drafts (Fantasy Football)

Guide to 2022 Dynasty Rookie Drafts (Fantasy Football)

Dynasty fantasy football leagues are a powder keg. An established dynasty league quickly zeroes in on the rookie draft as the main item on the offseason agenda. Some leagues are as hyperactive as a toddler chugging Mountain Dew from a sippy cup, with rookie picks exchanging hands for other future picks and established veterans on a minute-to-minute basis. Like my home dynasty league, others are still slumbering deeply with two unclaimed orphans. The rookie draft is crucial whether you’re in a dynasty league with a meat-grinding assortment of industry sharks, with your dad and that one uncle who thinks Frank Gore is still on the 49ers.

My sleepy home league is the only one of my dynasty leagues that hasn’t given in to the Mephistophelian Superflex format. Although not nearly as prevalent in dynasty as in redraft leagues, the 1QB format is the mother language of fantasy football. Most leagues are 12 teams, and the rookie draft is four rounds. The 2022 rookie class will be a fascinating case study, as it is widely considered to be a class more heavily laden with talent in non-skill positions. I have divided the plan of attack into three unique mindsets.

 

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