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Is Dynasty the Best Fantasy Football Setup?



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If you ask the opinion of a lot of people involved in fantasy football, they’ll tell you the dynasty league format is the best. While everyone is different, people who love this format feel like it ups fantasy football and makes it both more realistic and more challenging.

A dynasty league plays like a re-draft or keeper league, which are standard. The big difference is that you keep your players on your roster from year-to-year. When you have an expanded roster, you can keep your young and developing talent, but it’s not going to have a negative effect on your starting lineups.

If your favorite part of fantasy is drafting, you get the chance to draft rookies every spring, so you don’t have to give it up.

The following are things to know about dynasty leagues and why some do think they’re the best way to play fantasy football.

How Dynasty Leagues Work

When most people play fantasy football, they’re using the redraft format. That means that their teams are single-season, and they draft right before the start of the actual NFL season. Then at the end of the season, your team is dismantled. This is a good introduction to fantasy if you’re new to the game, but over time as you learn more, it can become less challenging.

A dynasty league doesn’t reset every season, unlike a redraft league. In a dynasty league, you have ownership of players spanning over multiple years with larger roster sizes. Some rosters have more than 30 players per team.

That means in order to be successful, you have to have an intimate understanding of the NFL depth charts, and you always have to be on the lookout for sleepers.

Since waivers have fewer options with an instant benefit, trading is very important. This means more owner interaction.

Winning and losing trades also have long-term impacts, so there are more rivalries among the teams.

In a keeper league, you are limited in the number of players you can carry from season to season. The limit is usually three or four players.

There’s not any compensation in dynasty to keep players, and some leagues require you to give up the equivalent round in the next redraft to keep a player. In dynasty, rosters are kept throughout the season, but still, there are similarities between keeper and dynasty leagues.

Setting Up a Dynasty League

Many of the things you need to initially do to set up a dynasty league are similar to setting up a redraft league.

You find a group of people who are excited to compete against you and trade with you. You set rules, including roster size and scoring format.

Then, one of the best parts of setting up a dynasty league for a lot of players is the startup draft.

If you opt to start a dynasty league, you have to keep in mind that if someone leaves, it gets a lot trickier than someone leaving a redraft league. You have to find someone to replace them who will inherit their league.

The Offseason

Along with a more challenging experience that a lot of fantasy players prefer, one reason that some people say a dynasty league is best is because of the action in the offseason.

In a redraft, when the NFL season comes to an end, a fantasy title is given, and then you’re not involved with your league mates again until June.

That is not the case with dynasty leagues. With dynasty leagues, you’re involved year-round. You have a lot to do during the offseason, so you’re always immersed, if that’s what you prefer.

The startup draft only takes place at the start of a dynasty league, which is usually in the first few months after the NFL season. This keeps rookies out, and it’s the basis for new leagues.

The rookie draft happens every year for the new class of players, and the order is often determined as it is in the NFL, based on the previous order of finish from the last season.

A lot of leagues will do this after the NFL draft, but there are challenges that come with choosing rookies before you know their NFL landing spot and draft round.

At the end of each dynasty season, a waiver will close, but there are still players who might be valuable as the offseason begins. In some dynasty leagues, there’s the inclusion of free agents in the rookie draft, and other leagues will have a separate draft to add them.

Another reason some say dynasty is best?

The offseason trading is a big one.

There’s a lot of activity all year, with much of that culminating in trading. Most leagues will leave trading open throughout the year.

Other Reasons Why Some Feel Dynasty Is Best

Along with what’s above, other reasons that dynasty is becoming an increasingly popular option among fantasy players include:

  • You get to play general manager. You aren’t just creating a roster. You’re replicating the duties of real general managers. You’re assessing the value of players, drafting them, making cuts to your roster, and negotiating trades. Fantasy football managers get to do all the fun things and simulate the job.
  • We briefly mentioned this above, but dynasty is simply more challenging. Since you’re keeping your roster from year to year, each decision becomes more significant. The value of a player isn’t limited to how he helps you score points in the coming weeks or even months. Instead, it’s years that become relevant.
  • You need more skill to play dynasty. As a dynasty manager, you have to pay attention to situations as they develop, and you need deep knowledge of depth charts and the players.

Finally, if you’re in a dynasty league, your trades are more complex. There’s a high level of competitiveness that changes your goals as you make moves. If you’re a top team, you might be on the lookout for developed talent, even if you have to give up draft picks or prospects.


Jade Group Expands its Presence Across Asia as Jade Fantasy Cricket Hits Sri Lanka



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Sri Lanka’s cricket fervor has reached new heights with the launch of Jade Fantasy Cricket, an innovative platform that promises cricket enthusiasts an exhilarating experience like never before. Breaking barriers and setting new standards, Jade Fantasy Cricket brings the thrill of the game to the fingertips of millions across the island nation.

Gone are the days of merely cheering from the stands or living vicariously through televised matches. Now, ardent fans can immerse themselves in the world of cricket like never before, thanks to the revolutionary Jade Fantasy Cricket platform.

With just a few clicks on the website or the user-friendly Jade Fantasy Android Application, cricket aficionados can now craft their dream teams, strategize their plays, and compete against fellow enthusiasts for exciting cash prizes. It’s a game-changer for those who eat, sleep and breathe cricket.

“Jade Fantasy Cricket is not just another gaming platform; it’s a celebration of the sport that unites us all. We wanted to bring the thrill of cricket closer to home, allowing fans to engage with the game in ways they never thought possible,” Mr. Joe Pisano, CEO of Jade Group, said.

What sets Jade Fantasy Cricket apart is its commitment to user security and responsible gaming. The platform boasts robust KYC verification and authentication processes, ensuring the safety and security of every user.

Moreover, to prevent overindulgence and promote responsible gaming, Jade Fantasy Cricket offers advanced features like user limits, empowering users to enjoy the game responsibly.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Jade Fantasy Cricket offers more than just cash prizes. Daily bonuses, free practice games and the opportunity to bring fantasy dream teams to life await participants at every turn. It’s not just a game; it’s an experience designed to delight and inspire.

“We believe in fostering a community where cricket enthusiasts can come together, showcase their skills, and revel in the joy of the game. Our platform is more than just a means to win prizes; it’s a testament to the passion and spirit of cricket,” Mr. Pisano remarked.

As Jade Fantasy Cricket takes Sri Lanka by storm, it’s clear that the love for the sport knows no bounds. With an unparalleled gaming experience and the promise of unforgettable moments, Jade Fantasy Cricket is poised to become the ultimate destination for cricket enthusiasts nationwide.

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Fantasy becomes reality for bet365 and Scout Gaming



Fantasy becomes reality for bet365 and Scout Gaming
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bet365 has launched an exclusive new fantasy football game in partnership with Scout Gaming Group ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

The free-to-play game is live now, with plenty of time for all new and eligible bet365 customers to register and select their squads. Managers are able to select their teams at any time, and continue to make changes right up until the first game of the Premier League season, when Burnley host Manchester City on Friday, August 11th.

The bet365 Fantasy Game boasts a huge prize pool for those leading managers who are still challenging at the top of the leaderboard come the end of the season. A staggering £500,000 is available for the top 10,000 ranking users, with the outright winner guaranteed the £50,000 top prize.

This is further enhanced with the addition of an extra £65,000 in monthly prizes for the top 1,000 ranking managers each month.

Within days of the game launching over 20,000 individual managers had already registered and selected their provisional teams. Both bet365 and SGG are thrilled by the early uptake, and expect many thousands more to have their squads assembled by the first Premier League game on August 11th

The game includes many unique features, which have been developed collaboratively by Scout Gaming Group and its partners. Fantasy football plays an integral role in every match day for players around the world, and by enhancing the player experience on bet365, both brands are bidding to increase engagement and enjoyment of the product.

A bet365 spokesperson said:

“The partnership with SGG has provided bet365 with an excellent, multi-country fantasy product, and we’re delighted to deliver a season-long fantasy football game to our customers.

“We’re excited to see how the season develops and which managers can land the monthly and outright cash prizes.”

Araz Heydariyehzadeh, Chief Commercial Officer at Scout Gaming Group said:

“We’re incredibly proud to have collaborated with bet365 on a game of this magnitude and quality. The support from numerous teams at bet365 has been outstanding throughout and continues to grow.

“Free-to-play games can be highly effective as part of a structured conversion strategy, and with Fantasy games proven ability to retain users and drive extra yields from sportsbook customers, we are very excited about the potential outcome and performance of the project.”

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ESPN Launches New Fantasy Football Creative Campaign



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ESPN returns its Fantasy Football campaign ahead of the 2023 NFL season with new creative dedicated to the mantra, Only in Fantasy. Only on ESPN. The campaign – which runs July 17 to September 10 on ESPN platforms – features three new spots: Delivery, Commish and Steve.

“ESPN Fantasy Football creates connections and builds communities. In this campaign, we remind fans to continue playing ESPN Fantasy Football because it is the ultimate equalizer between people, and can help get you out of awkward situations. We’re excited to launch the campaign and get our millions of players ready for the upcoming season,” said Seth Ader, Vice President of Brand Marketing at ESPN.

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