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Inside the 48 and IDP 36!


Written by: Mike Silva aka satchattack (@ponchdiggity)

As a user of the DFW Forums, members have the opportunity to participate in 2 of the most active and unique dynasty leagues out there; The DFW 48 and IDP 36!

Established in 2012, the DFW 48 is a 48 team mega-league, where there are 4 copies of each player. With so many knowledgeable owners vying for the crown, it is an absolute free for all and one of the most active dynasty leagues around. Over the past 180 days, there as been an insane 229 trades made! Not a bad way to spend the NFL off-season.
The IDP 36 was established in the same vein as the 48, in 2014. As the name suggests, it has 36 owners and 3 copies of each player, and boasts some of the most aggressive IDP scoring you can find. Full scoring details can be found here.
This weekly article focuses on some of the more impactful trades made, as owners position themselves for ultimate dynasty supremacy and bragging rights.

Trade #1 (DFW 48)

Side A: All About TD’s gives up Dez Bryant, Chris Johnson and 2016 2nd Round Pick

Side B: Monday Night Delight gives up Mike Evans and Marshawn Lynch

Why I like side A: All About TD’s gets Mike Evans, who caught 68 passes for 1051 yards and 12 touchdowns during his rookie year. Evans will now be catching balls from number one overall pick Jameis Winston; Despite the rocky week 1 performance from Winston, this should be a major upgrade from Josh McCown/Mike Glennon. All About TD’s also gets Marshawn Lynch, who has been a top-5 back for the last 4 years, scoring 10+ touchdowns each year during that span.

Why I like side B: Monday Night Delight gets Dez Bryant, whom many believe is the number one dynasty receiver (he’s #2 for me, behind Julio Jones). Bryant recently suffered a broken bone in his foot, but it is an injury that he should be able to fully recover from. Chris Johnson is the interim starter in Arizona while Andre Ellington recovers from yet another injury. MND also receives a second round pick which could be a top-18 pick if All About TD’s misses the playoffs.

Summary: Dez is the best player in this deal, but when I first saw this trade, I thought that receiving Evans and Lynch made a lot of sense for a contending team. Lynch should have at least another top-5 season in the tank, and Evans should be returning from the hamstring injury that kept him out of week 1. I don’t think All About TD’s is a contender though, so I would have wanted a younger RB in return instead of Lynch. That being said, I do think the value is pretty spot on here, and All About TD’s should be able to flip Lynch if he chooses to go that direction.


Trade #2 (DFW 48)

Side A: Tyler Durden gives up MyCole Pruitt and 2016 1st Round Pick from JScott

Side B: Drunken Dream Team gives up Tyler Eifert and 2016 3rd Round Pick from Shamrock

Why I like side A: As I wrote last week, Eifert looks to be on the verge of a breakout this year; He did not disappoint in week 1, catching 9 of 12 targets for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. Eifert dominated the seams and the middle of the field, creating mismatches out of the slot.

Why I like side B: Drunken Dream Team gets JScott’s 1st round pick; This pick has the potential to be a top-5 pick as it looks like JScott is a fringe playoff team.

Summary: My philosophy at TE is that unless you are elite, you are generally replaceable. After Gronk, the tiers get a bit messy, and we probably won’t know until the end of the year how players like Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce and Eifert rank. I think the value is reasonable in this deal, but unless Eifert positions himself as a clear top-4 option at the position, I’d prefer the pick in this situation.


Trade #3 (DFW 48)

Side A: Burgandy gives up Kevin White and Josh Hill

Side B: Chalupa Batman gives up Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brian Quick

Why I like side A: With Mike Evans out week 1, ASJ exploded for 5 catches for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. The athletic, 6’5″ 252 lbs tight end has the physical ability to create the mismatches that you look for in a tight end, running a 4.56 forty that would make some wide receivers blush.

Why I like side B: Not much as changed since I previously wrote about Kevin White, except that he will miss at least the first 6 games of the season. White was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list with a stress fracture in his shin.

Summary: As I mentioned when discussing the Eifert trade, unless ASJ becomes a clear week in, week out top-5 option, he falls into the category of many tight ends with top-10 potential. Despite the injury, I don’t think White has done anything to lower his value as a top-4 pick in this past draft; This is quite the steep price for ASJ, in my opinion, especially when you consider that Mike Evans will not be out every game. On the other hand, week 1 could have been a preview of what life will be like for ASJ after Vincent Jackson retires.


That will do it for this week’s Inside the 48 and IDP 36. If you have anything to add, comment below or tweet @ponchdiggity!