I wanted to run this scenario by the resident auction league experts. Last year I started a local 8-team auction/keeper league. We started with 8 excellent owners with the intent of expanding to 12 owners within the next 2 years. We use a $26 cap for the starting line up, which includes: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, OFLEX, TE, K, and DEF. The remaining 9 bench players are drafted. The minimum bidding increment is 20 cents. A maximum of 3 keepers are permitted, with no more than 2 players at the same position. Scoring is 6 points for all TD's, 1 point per 10 rush/rec yards, and 1 point per 25 passing yards. The remainder of the scoring is fairly standard. We recently met to declare our keepers. Below is the list of keepers with prices.
Team 1: Peyton Manning $4.20, Antonio Gates $.60
Team 2: Trent Green $.60, Tiki Barber $.60, Rudi Johnson $2.00
Team 3: Brett Favre $.20, Alge Crumpler $.20, David Akers $.20
Team 4: Daunte Culpepper $5.00, Reggie Wayne $.60, Joe Horn $2.40
Team 5: Donovan McNabb $2.40, Dominick Davis $5.80, Buffalo $.60
Team 6: Willis McGahee $2.00, Steven Jackson $.60, Tony Gonzalez $3.40
Team 7: Julius Jones $1.00, Michael Clayton $.60
Team 8: Lamont Jordan $.60, Randy Moss $6.60, Chad Johnson $3.60
My team is Team 1. I won the league last year but decided not to keep any running backs since I had paid market value for them. I am wondering what you feel my strategy should be going into this year's auction. I will obviously need to get a couple stud running backs since several teams already have two. I am heading into the auction with the intention of bringing up running backs that I am not interested in, hoping to fill up the running back and OFLEX slots that the other teams have. This would give me a better chance of landing two of the backs that I covet. I would be interested in hearing thoughts from experienced auction/keeper league owners. Thanks a million for any input you may have!!!