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Introduction to Dynasty Leagues
Introduction to Dynasty Leagues

Learn why Sleeper is the best platform to run your dynasty league

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Written by Sleeper HQ
Updated over a week ago

Dynasty is becoming a more popular format because it is the closest simulation to being a real general manager. Decisions around how to value youth, how to construct a roster, and which trades to make or take has a lasting impact on your franchise.

Unlike redraft leagues, dynasty leagues are typically active year-round. Owners pay close attention to the NFL combine and NFL draft, and actively chat with each other in friendly banter and trade talks during the off-season.

Dynasty on Sleeper

Sleeper's best-in-class chat features, modern user interface, and native mobile apps make us a natural choice for dynasty leagues seeking a permanent place to call home.

Other sites are very outdated in terms of design, and they lack mobile apps and even charge money. Our platform offers the first modern experience for the dynasty player - and is completely free. We also don't fill your screen with pesky advertisements.

Our dynasty leagues give you the option to have player movement all year round. So you can trade, add free agents or claim waivers during the offseason.

All dynasty leagues on Sleeper have draft pick trading enabled by default. You can now trade picks along with your players, or just picks themselves!

Get Started On Sleeper

You can create a brand new dynasty league or convert an existing Sleeper league to dynasty mode. You can always go to your league settings and change your league type from Redraft or Keeper to Dynasty.

You can get started here:

Move from another platform to Sleeper

If you were on MyFantasyLeague, FleaFlicker, ESPN, CBS, NFL, or Yahoo! previously and want to continue your dynasty league on Sleeper, the easiest way is to fill out a draftboard with the players in the slots, then create a league out of that draftboard by “completing” the draft as the commissioner.

Detailed steps can be found here:

Recommended Settings for Dynasty Leagues

We recommend the following settings for dynasty leagues if this is your first season doing dynasty:

  • 12 teams

  • 18 roster slots

  • 2 IR slots

This will ensure each team has the opportunity to develop young talent while making sure that the waivers still have something serviceable to pick up each week.

For scoring settings, you can just use what you are already comfortable with, in your redraft leagues, whether it be PPR, Standard, or half-PPR.

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