IDP Roundtable – IDP versus DST
I am an IDP snob, so when I started a conversation with Assistant Managing Editor Jeff Ratcliffe about IDP formats versus DST formats, I expected us to both sing the merits of deep IDP leagues. Instead, Ratcliffe offered up nuanced thoughts on the merits of both.
Ashe: Jeff, thanks for participating in this chat. There are a lot of things that I want to ask you, but the obvious way to start off a conversation with our resident IDP maven is to ask why play fantasy football with IDP?
The upcoming season will be my 15th year playing fantasy football, and I have never played with a team defense. The idea of picking an entire unit to play defense for my team seems utterly ridiculous to me, as silly as picking an entire team offense. But there are still millions of people around the world who think that playing IDP fantasy football is the strange way to play. You have played in both IDP and Team DST formats. Which would you recommend?
Ashe started his writing career at the now-defunct CNNSI in Atlanta. He moved on to CNN Domestic where he joined his first fantasy football league. He writes about sports and politics when he isn’t checking the waiver wire.