If there’s one thing I learned while playing dynasty: next year’s draft class is ALWAYS rumored to be mysteriously strong.
Last year, 2023 was said to be the best since 2018, if not better. Then the rookie drafts came, and by the middle of round 1, I was already struggling whom to pick.
Still, I don’t blame you for gathering early picks. Big fan of that myself, just made a trade:
Gave: Brock Purdy, George Pickens, DJ Chark, 2024 1st, 2nd
Got: DeAndre Hopkins, 2024 1st
My team is #1 in the power rankings for the 2023 season, his is #12. So chances are that pick swap is 1.01 for 1.12. It’s a gamble, and I did overpay here, but I didn’t give up any player I couldn’t afford to lose. Plus, D-Hop, while nearing the end of his career, could still provide some welcome depth for my title run this year.
My team, after the trade (12 team, half PPR, SFLEX):
QB: P Mahomes, J Herbert, J Love
RB: A Ekeler, B Hall, R Stevenson, B Robinson, D Harris
WR: J Chase, A Cooper, D Johnson, D Hopkins, G Davis, J Meyers, Q Johnston, J Reed
TE: M Andrews, C Okonkwo, I Likely, M Mayer
2024 Picks: 1st (#1-4), 2nd (#1-4), 4th (#10-12)
So I got rid of my own picks, that hopefully will be the #12 in every round (our draft doesn’t snake) and replaced them with a 1st and 2nd that should both be very early.
As for giving up Pickens: I’m not too high on him any longer. Dude makes great highlight reel catches, but I don’t think he will ever see a dependable amount of targets. His ceiling is that of a mid-range WR2, while I see him more as a career WR3.