This year I have already had to do a fire sale to reload for next year in one league and am still in the running in another keeper league. This year marks my 4th season of FF. I have managed about 15 teams I guess, went down to two keeper leagues this year useing my quality over quantity decision as I'd rather put a lot of effort in 2 good leagues then have to divide my spare time over more.
Anyway I have been fairlt succesfull. I have only had 4 loseing teams, have finished in the top 3 a good bit of times, but have only won 1 frigging league outright. That was in 2001. It was an 8 team sandbox league that I didnt pre-rank any players, got drunk the night before, and slept right through the draft.
I was laughed at and ridiculed bye the other owners, predicted to finich dead last. Instead of waveing the towel as so many schmucks might do in internet leagues, I scoured the waiver wire with a vengence. I landed Anthony Thomas, S. Alexander, D. Rhodes, T. Candidate and many other surprise breakout players that year on my way to the most improbable fantasy championship you can imagine.
I'd like to say I was a genius or a super guru, but that would be a lie. Haveing missed the draft I had no serious upside on my team aside from Harrison and Garcia who the computer drafted for me. Therefore all my good waiver wire grabs were simply because I had nothing to lose.
This year I have missed out on the Steve Smith's ans Santana Moss's because I was waiting for duds like Plaxico and D. Boston to pick it up and carry my team.
So unless I win my league I'm still in that I studied up for and attended the draft, next year I'm going back to my " miss the draft ' strategy. That way I'll be sure to get every Rudi Johnson, Santana Moss, breakout player etc............and cruise to another un-anticipated league championship.
When this strategy takes off, you heard it here first
"At 60 yards it wont be a record FG distance, It will however set a record for longest post field goal celebration if Gramatica makes it."
Al Michaels, in reference to a Gramatica 60YRD field goal attempt week 5(2003 season) of Monday Night Football.