skibrett15 wrote:basically this is about getting a bunch of players who can score in bunches. a 2 qb league like this demands that you have a qb who can toss points on the board in bunches. I think that with 4 flex spots you are probably looking at wrs to fill those spots since backup wrs will score more than backup RBs and they have better shots at TDs. If you can land 2 good qbs, 2 good RBs, and a slew of good-mediocre wrs you will be in good shape. Saving some cash would be a good idea, since in this league having a big FA QB/RB is gonna pay off big time. You can probably pick up a 50-60 dollar player for 15 or 30 if you have a good eye for the FAs.
Well, we just agreed to move one of the flex spots to a RB so now it's 3RB and 3 flex.
One of my theories is that people are going to over value the studs and under value the "role players". If they are looking at a typical auction cheat sheet, most are for 10-12 team leagues. This means that those leagues are working with more total money to spread around. Say 12 team league with $200 caps have $2,400 total to spread around. With an 8 team league you are looking at $1,600 total, which means players should get only 2/3 of the value that the cheat sheets are assigning. Guys like LT and AP are getting values of $70 but in this league they should only get values of approximately $48
Moreover, role players or borderline starters such as Forte, Kevin Smith, Fred Taylor, Felix Jones, and Chester Taylor become critical when you realize that there are only about 35 playable RBs out there to start the year and you can play up to 6 but probably only practical to play no more than 5.
Knowing that 17 x 8 =136 and that each team must field 2 QB, 2 TE, 2 K, and 2 Def (8 x 8 = 64), this means that there will be 72 total RB and WRs to divvy up (assume 35 RB and 37 WR). Focusing most of the cap on getting the right mix of studs and role players for the best prices is critical.
I definitely think sitting back for a little bit and letting people over spend on a few marquis guys right off the bat is a good strategy.