Three ways to approach dynasty Leagues

By Damon Moffa
Damon Moffa

As with any dynasty league, there are essentially three ways for a fantasy owner to approach a draft:

Trying to win their first year and not caring about planning ahead whatsoever
Loading up on rookies and second-year prospects, hoping to be a dominant force in the future
Drafting a balance of youth and veterans to contend both now and later

My strategy in dynasty leagues is a little different. In any startup, I draft my team to SPECIFICALLY win in year #2. It allows me to draft a team that will be competitive in the inaugural season, but to target younger players to help make the leap from a freshman playoff team to a sophomore champion. The following seven players are who I am looking to select in every league I'm in.

The players I have chosen are listed in order. Their ADP is in parenthesis.

RB Tony Pollard (82.5)

Although Ezekiel Elliot is still considered the focal point of the offense, Tony Pollard has considerable value this year. He will get his fair share of carries, and he has been spending time at training camp at slot receiver as well. At a minimum, he has flex value (especially in PPR), with the caveat that if Elliot goes down for any reason, he has top-10 RB talent. But more importantly, Pollard is a free agent at the end of the year. And with the salary-cap issues Dallas seems to annually have, Pollard is in great shape to be the lead back on another franchise in 2023. Exactly the type of player you should be looking to get after the first five rounds.


WR Kadarius Toney (122.2)

New coach Brian Daboll will be bringing the same offensive scheme to New York that has made the Bills offense so successful the past couple of years, which is great news for the Giants offense. Daboll favored three receivers on the field to exploit 1 on 1 matchups, and the super quick receiver should be able to outrun everyone. If he can keep his head on straight and gets rid of the injury-prone label, his upside in this offense give him tremendous value at his ADP.




RB Tyrion Davis-Price (173.5)

Now that Trey Lance is going to be the man in charge, Kyle Shanahan's offense will transition into a spread offense with some pistol formations thrown in. This type of offense is perfect for the skill set of Elijah Mitchell and Davis-Price. Although Michell will be seeing the majority of the carries to begin the season, it will be a running back-by-committee situation. And with no threat from Trey Sermon, Davis-Price should be #2 in the pecking order and has the chance to be the top option by 2023, if not sooner.




WR Romeo Doubs (221)

If there is one rookie WR I am targeting in the middle rounds of a dynasty draft, it's the 4th rounder from Nevada. Injuries to Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson have opened up opportunities for Doubs, and so far he has been drawing praise across the board, from Matt LaFleur to Aaron Rodgers. When A-A-Ron speaks highly about a rookie like, that is certainly high praise. Do not be surprised if he climbs up draft boards as the preseason rolls along, but even still, I am jumping on him in every league I am in.




QB Jimmy Garoppolo (247.3)

This pick of mine has nothing to do with this year and is all about 2023. Every year I look to target a QB that is a former starter at the position, but for whatever reason is not one at the present time. Two years ago, my later QB targets were Jamison Winston and Cam Newton (ugh lol) Last year, it was Mitchell Trubisky. This year, my target is Garoppolo. He is not a top-flight QB, but later in the draft, he is the perfect player to target. Depending on what franchise he lands with (either this year or next), Jimmy G has the talent to be a great value compared to where his ADP is currently at.




TE Jelani Woods (279)

As one of my later-round picks in a dynasty league, I like to take a rookie TE that is in a good position to get a starting job next year. Woods is my choice. Frank Reich likes to utilize a TE to get those quick reads. With Jack Doyle retiring, that position is wide open for the taking. Mo-Alie Cox is adequate, but nothing special, and he is a better blocking TE than a real receiving option. Woods can be that guy for Matt Ryan to move the chains.




WR John Metchie III (319.5)

Unfortunately, Metchie will be out for the year with cancer. However, he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2023 season. And he is the perfect player to target. People forget that he was a second-team SEC player with 96 receptions for over 11 yards and 8 touchdowns before he tore his ACL in the conference title game. Alabama probably wins the national title with him! There is a gaping hole in Houston at the #2WR position. Most owners won't even be thinking about him. Don't be like them.