Auction coming up on Tuesday the 24th. 10-team, non-PPR league. standard scoring, 4 pt TD pass. Start: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR/TE, K, DST
I am considering going into my auction draft on Tuesday with a certain strategy, and I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on it. In the auctions I have done in the past, #1 RBs always go for huge prices, while the #1 WRs go for high, but not tremendous prices. I am thinking about drafting three #1 WRs, a low RB1, a sleeper RB2, then getting solid value on a low QB1. I won't have a ton of money for my bench, but I feel confident in my ability to pick up sleepers in the $1-$3 range to fill it out nicely. I have mocked this strategy a few times on ESPN's and Yahoo's mock auction drafts, and consistently come out w/ teams that look similar to this (where multiple players are listed, it doesn't mean I get all those players, just that those are some possibilities):
RB1: R. Matthews/Grant/Greene/D. Williams/SJax (rated low on Yahoo's site which is where the auction will take place)
WR1: A. Johnson
WR2: R. Moss
Some sleepers I've been able to nag for my bench have included J. Knox, M. Williams, R. Meachem at WR, and A. Foster, M. Bush, T. Jones, C. Williams, D. Brown, and F. Jackson at RB.
What are people's thoughts on this strategy. First, do you think I'll be able to pull it off in a league where there are a few well-studied fantasy players and a handful that only appear to be moderately so? And if I can, is this a winning strategy? My thought behind this is that the top WRs, at least lately, seem to have been the most consistent producers, meeting their ADPs. Even the top RBs seem to be more hit-and-miss, often falling well short of their draft position or auction value. Also, it seems as if, more than any other position, RBs can be found during the season that will step up due to injury or otherwise. If I stock up on a bunch of these low-value sleepers, I figure I'm bound to get one or two to hit. Has anyone tried this strategy? I know these online mock drafts are sometimes not true-to-life. Please let me know thoughts, and, as always, WHIR.