Not sure if FFPC posts an open thread or if dynasty owners make suggestions but I have a couple of thoughts I would like to see discussed:
I would like to suggest we increase the size of the number of players we keep during the season to 22 and end of season to 18. I agree keeping things competitive by limiting the players we keep but we are already forced to keep at least 1 kicker and 1 defensive team at all times. I feel it's not good we have to drop players still developing to get under the 16 player cap by end of February. If not willing to expand the number of players by 2 we could add 3 slots for players in their first 3 NFL years designated as "developmental players". That would still keep teams from being too stacked with producing veterans and give owners more time to keep additional younger talent on their team.
Is there a reason we can not trade for future picks more than 1 year out? If we trade away a 1st round pick next year we have to pay extra deposit money, same $ rule could apply ANY picks two years out as well. That would give more flexibility for trading and still protect everyone involved financially.
Why is the trade deadline so early (before week 10 starts) in dynasty??? Weeks 10 thru 13 seem like perfect opportunity for trades to happen especially for non contenders looking to trade with contending teams. In a redraft league there is less need to trade this time while dynasty leagues seems like an opportunistic time for various reasons specific to being in a dynasty league (ie veteran/producing players for younger players/prospects or future draft picks). Cutting off trading before week 10 starts seems counter intuitive to being in a dynasty format. I see no real reason trade deadline could not be extended till week 13 ends since each league is self policing as is.
Do we want to consider getting rid of the kicker position all together (seriously!) ??? There is little to no skill involved in drafting or keeping a kicker in dynasty format (other than 2-4 long time steady guys). The variance week to week and year to year is mind blowing and frustrating to say the least. No one I know spends time evaluating rookie or free agent kickers but that position can cause wins and losses each week based on the high variance. We also waste FAAB on them to cover bye weeks or waste a draft pick for those owners wanting to carry 2 kickers.
I would love to hear from other owners & Dave ideas and thoughts on how to make dynasty leagues better for everyone. Last year I don't think any changes were proposed and I was not involved before this year. If these were discussed before maybe we can discuss them or other ideas again now the season is over (sad-cry).