Lets here how your dynasty is going so far (online or offline).
Just completed year 1 of my dynasty as lsu.
Struggled against tcu (this was my first game ever played). Had to come back from a 17-0 start to win 28-17. After that I began to roll. My defense was pretty dominate throughout the year, while my offense was up and down. I didn't really get tested until Bama. It took 2 OTs to beat them and claim the #1 ranking. After Bama I struggled with aTm and Arkansas but got the win.
Played Florida again in the sec championship and their defense shut me down. I won 12-10 on 4 FGs...really good game.
Earned myself a spot in the NC against undefeated Texas and they wore my arse out. I couldn't stop them and couldn't get anything going early on offense. I ended up coming back and making it a game but still lost by 10.
Had a few all Americans on defense, with rasco getting multiple honors.
Recruiting was a entirely different story. I love the new recruiting, but I will have to change it up to stay afloat. I only signed 7 players.
Recruiting is looking good for year 2 though. I am leading on about 10 guys. If I can hold on and sign 15 or so I should be ok. Otherwise next year will suck.
Playing as LSU, lost to Alabama 64-62 in 3OT on a bull shite drop on my 2-point conversion. Lost the Heisman to Bell from Oklahoma, even though Mett almost had 1,500 yds rushing and 3000 passing, 50 tds total.
I play on heisman with sliders from operation sports. Games are pretty realistic. I don't have the issues stopping other teams from passing that other people seem to have. Rarely blitz, I can get pressure with rasco and hunter pretty good. Against good teams I have more trouble getting to their qbs and them completing passes, but they aren't going 25 for 27 on me.
In year 1, like I said I only pulled in 7 guys. They filled some needs but I'm lacking depth and will be in serious trouble 2 years down the road if I don't improve.
For year 2 I targeted like 15. I got 1 instant commit and put the max points on the players that I have big needs for. It seems to be working bc I'm leading on most of them, and the ones I'm not I'm right behind in 2nd.
Then the remaining 7 or so guys I split the points between. I'm leading on a bunch of those also bc they aren't being recruited hard. Some of them are 3 starts and rated in the upper 60's but that's better than signing nobody I suppose.
Lucky for me lsu is deep and I kept all my juniors from leaving for the draft. So there were no issues with not signing guys this season. I will also skate by next year with crappy recruiting, but after that, if I can't get it together, I will have more needs then guys I can sign.
Ideally you want to target around 15-18 guys because that allows you to spread a lot of points around. I started at 18 and got left behind with three recruits by week 6 and the rest I'm either in the lead or top 2.