For my first piece for FootballGuys, I wanted to examine some veteran players that I am currently targeting in my dynasty leagues. Using DynastyLeagueFootball.com’s average draft position for startup drafts, I looked at players that are currently being drafted outside the Top 100 and posted their current draft spot with the player I am trying to acquire on the cheap. They are listed from most expensive to least.
Early in my dynasty career, I made the mistake of stressing youth far too much and ignored players that were potentially past their prime or might not have a lot of productive years ahead of them. I was always planning for the future. But over time, I have wised up and realize that if you can mine a productive veteran or two from your league mates and start that player for even just one season, there is much fantasy yumminess to be had.
When I stressed youth to an overpowering degree, I was often in a bind as to where to put the checkmark when choosing my starters each week. Below are potentially startable players that can get you through and keep you competitive while your young talent grows. And best of all, these players shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg right now.