This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
It never hurts to ask. A subscriber responded to Ian Kahn's most recent update to the RotoWire Dynasty Rankings with a question:
I had not thought of doing this, and I would not have had time to do it if the season had started on time, but the delayed start to the season gave me a perfect opportunity to take Jenny up on her request.
The first of two installments will be a top-300 dynasty rankings specifically designed for contending teams — the rankings for rebuilding squads will drop next week. I am ranking these players with the RotoWire Dynasty Invitational format in mind. This is a 20-team standard 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league where managers keep 35 of 40 players every year. In my experience in this league and several others like it, there are never more than 5-6 teams legitimately contending for a title each year, and in some years there are only 2-3 teams with legitimate title aspirations, especially once we get to July or August. Those 5-6 managers are who these rankings are intended for. If you are a middle of the pack team that doesn't identify as a contender or rebuilder, then you need to pick a path (you should probably choose to rebuild). If you have enough young assets to turn