In my main league, no one with the big three made it. I think the reason why was due to poor draft strategy. Of course, having everything done by auto-draft doesn't help. The Manning owner got him with the very first pick and missed out of the playoffs by about 40 total points. The Culpepper owner took him 5th overall but didn't pay attention to his team for about half the year (
). The McNabb guy had a decent team but had injuries to Heap and Staley and drafted very poorly in the WR department. He never could find the right guys to plug in, so he kept losing close games.
The top 4 slots were:
1. Brees (me)
The difference was that these teams had much better balance at all positions due to the draft or great WW acquisitions. My team was pretty much totally restructured by the wire, while the team in 4th (who was the overall point champ and will probably end up beating me and win the whole thing) was through the draft alone.
Draft positions were 4th, 6th, 7th, and 9th...