Leone makes his own assertions as to the optimal time to draft during the draft window in his manifesto, concluding that the middle of July through the middle of August is the optimal balance of CLV-generation and live players, the latter of which he defines as active players remaining on a roster at the beginning of the playoffs (or each distinct stage of the tournament).
The truth, yet again, is “it depends.” It depends on many more factors than the marriage of CLV and live players, namely the introduction of the idea of exploitation. We will only introduce this . . .