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Dynasty Startup Draft Cheat Sheet: Rankings, Mock Drafts & Strategy (2023 Fantasy Football)



While the 2022 NFL regular season just ended, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2023 campaign. That’s especially true when it comes to dynasty, which never sleeps! Derek Brown, Pat Fitzmaurice, Andrew Erickson, and Matthew Freedman check in to provide you with their early 2023 fantasy football dynasty rankings. Take a look at who they are higher and lower on. And you can find our expert consensus dynasty rookie rankings here.

Dynasty Startup Draft Cheat Sheet: Rankings & Strategy

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Dynasty Startup Draft Rankings


Dynasty Startup Mock Drafts

Dynasty Startup Draft Strategy

Win-Now Strategy

Don’t lie to yourself. You’re not playing fantasy football for any different reason than anyone else. Whether for money or glory, the intention behind drafting a team is winning. Dynasty leagues operate on the same exact premise but with more permanence and ripple consequences than redraft. Like the Cowboys in the 1990s or the Patriots in the 2000s, a dynasty is a sustained pattern of winning championships.

It’s a proven fact that a team cannot win multiple championships before winning the first one, so why doesn’t every dynasty fantasy football manager employ the “Win-Now” strategy in the startup draft? The simple answer is that there is a simultaneous obsession with hitting on successful rookie picks and a stigma around players who are “too old” to build around for the future. Drafting breakout rookies is the gold standard in boasting about one’s ability in dynasty. It simply makes you look really smart. At the same time, getting “stuck” with quickly depreciating veteran assets makes you look really dumb.


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Beyond our fantasy football content, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you prepare for your draft this season. From our free mock Draft Simulator – which allows you to mock draft against realistic opponents – to our Draft Assistant – that optimizes your picks with expert advice – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football draft season.

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