2020 Dynasty Workshop: How the Austin Ekeler Injury Can Be an Opportunity for His Owners
Image Credit: Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Austin Ekeler.

Shawn Siegele offers a dynasty league trade workshop, provides television and book recommendations, and more.

Dynasty leagues take center stage from January through June, but winning a championship often requires more in-season management than redraft leagues. And because you can look to maximize the quality of your team in both 2020 and beyond, dynasty trades are significantly more fun than their redraft brethren.

In 2019, Christian McCaffrey and Austin Ekeler were two of my highest-owned dynasty players, a fortunate development in a year where their win rates were fantastic across disciplines. In Ryan McDowell’s 48-team Kitchen Cinco, I added Saquon Barkley to that cast and was lucky enough to win the four-conference Super Bowl. Those three players combined for 2.4 points in Week 4, but the Swearengen Solution put up 198 points in the Superflex format.

In today’s Dynasty Workshop, we’ll look at the way injured players can present opportunities for dynasty owners to make franchise-altering trades.

Perpetual Reloading and Why You Have to Do It In-Season As Well

Frequent readers and RotoViz Overtime listeners know that Perpetual Reloading is my preferred method for dynasty roster construction. In startup drafts I load up with young stars, second-year breakout candidates, and rookies, often selling my future rookie picks to do so. During the following rookie draft, I sell a combination of my promising second-year stars and future rookie picks . . . in order to buy even more rookies.

I’m more comfortable than most with selling mid-career stars. My redraft teams are often younger than rebuilding dynos. This comes from the confidence of our prospect tools and content, including the great in-season work from Travis May and Matt Wispe, along with the Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide in the spring. It also comes from the realization that second-year players win championships. Meanwhile, we should be selling stars before it feels right to do so.

In this edition of the Workshop, I’m going to go through a series of past trades to explain the tactics and then offer a variety of options on Ekeler.

It All Starts With Saquon Barkley, But It Actually Started Even Before That

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Shawn Siegele

Author of the original Zero RB article and 2013 NFFC Primetime Grand Champion. 11-time main event league winner. 2015, 2017, 2018 titles in MFL10 of Death.

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