Friday, August 20, 2010

Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #7 -- Week 10

Week 10 offers probably the most balanced options of all the bye weeks.  Solid QB's, solid RB's and solid WR's.  You can go with a value pick at QB with Rivers, and get Grant and Matthews at RB, or take a Brees/Rodgers at QB and go with Pierre Thomas at RB.  Also solid upper tier and value WR's:

QB:     A.Rodgers  $44    Also Avail:  Brees $51, Rivers $20
RB:      R. Grant    $40
RB:      R. Matthews $27  Also Avail:  Bush $10
WR/RB:  P. Thomas $20
WR:     G. Jennings $25
WR:     M. Colston  $24   Also Avail:  V. Jackson $15
TE:       J. Finley      $12    Also Avail:  A. Gates $17
DEF:    Packers       $1
K:        Kaeding       $1

Week 10 bye teams:  Chargers, Packes, Saints, Raiders

Only $6 to fill your bench, but a solid, balanced team!

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Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #6 -- Week 9

If you're going for an All-Bye-Week-9, you will have to take some risks.  Week 9 is all Running Backs, all the time.  There is a scarcity of good WR's with week-9 byes, and you will have to take some risk at QB as well.  Here we go:

QB:     V. Young           $3  Also available:  D. McNabb $5, A. Smith $3, T. Tebow $2
RB:     M.Jones-Drew    $65
RB:     F. Gore               $58  Also available:  C. Johnson $71, S. Jackson $60, K. Moreno $29
RB/WR:  C. Portis         $10
WR:    M. Crabtree       $17
WR:    M. Sims-Walker $18
TE:     V. Davis              $16
DEF:   49ers                  $1
K:       Bironas               $1

Week 9 bye teams:  Titans, Jaguars, 49ers, Redskins, Rams, Broncos

Only $11 left for you bench, but your RB situation is strong!

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Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #5 -- Week 8

Unlike weeks 4-7 that only had 4 teams on a bye, week 8 has 6 bye teams, and it is stacked.  So you will not just be able to pick out the top picks, you will have to have a plan.  You probably can't afford Ray Rice and Michael Turner.  So here is one possibility, with options to the right:

QB:     Joe Flacco     $10         Also available:  M. Ryan $11,
RB:      Ray Rice       $63
RB:      L. McCoy     $20         Also available:  M. Turner $53, M. Forte $24
RB/WR: R. White     $34
WR:      A. Boldin     $22
WR:      D. Jackson   $28        Also available:  S. Smith $19, H. Nicks $18, J. Maclin $13
TE:        T. Gonzalez  $13        Also available:  B. Celek $14
DEF:      Ravens         $1         Also available: Phili $1, Giants $1, Bears $1
K:          Gould            $1

Week 8 bye teams:  Falcons, Ravens, Eagles, Bears, Browns, Giants

This only leaves $8 to fill your bench... but there's some solid names here.

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Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #4 -- Week 7

Week 7 has some definate stregnths at QB and WR, but is pretty slim at RB (unless you are completely sold on Jahvid Best).  Week 7 is another week I might avoid:

QB:     P.Manning    $33
RB:     S. Greene     $35
RB:     J. Addai       $15
WR/RB:  J. Best     $18
WR:    A. Johnson  $40
WR:    C. Johnson  $32
TE:     O. Daniels     $8
DEF:   Jets           $5
K:       Vinatieri    $1

Week 7 bye teams:  Colts, Texans, Jets, Lions

This to fill your bench.  Other Week 7 bye players:  M. Shaub $20, R. Wayne $41, D. Clark $19, P. Garcon $9, S. Holmes $7, A. Gonzalez $3, 3 possible starters from the Houston backfield -- cheap

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Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #3 -- Week 6

Week 6 might be the weakest, team wise, but there are some solid players here.  I would not suggest using week 6 if you are going to try this stategy, unless you want to build a solid bench.

QB:        C. Palmer    $12
RB:        C. Benson    $39
RB:        B. Wells       $26
WR/RB: D. Williams   $28
WR:       L. Fitzgerald $46
WR:       C. Ochocinco $19
TE:         L. Pope         $3
DEF:      Bengals          $1
K:          Rackers         $1

Week 6 bye teams:  Bengals, Cardinals, Bills, Panthers

This leaves you $25 to fill your bench.  Also available week 6:  J. Stewart $21, K. Warner $15, Fred Jackson $6, Marshawn Lynch $18, T. Owens $5

Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #2 -- Week 5

Ok, so week 5 doesn't have the same star power at RB as week 4, but solid at WR, and good balance. (All starters have week 5 byes):

QB:     T. Brady     $31
RB:     Mendenhall  $36
RB:     R. Brown     $18
RB/WR: R. Moss   $49
WR:    B. Marshall  $38
WR:    W. Welker  $12
TE:      H. Miller      $3
DEF:   Pittsburg      $1
K:       Gostkowski  $2

Week 5 Bye teams:  Patriots, Steelers, Dolphins, Seahawks,

This leaves you $10 to fill your bench and gives you arguably the strongest WR core in your league.  Also available with Week 5 byes:  Ricky Williams $17, Roethlisberber $3, All 4 New England RB's, M. Hasselback $5, Julius Jones $5

Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team -- Bye week Experiment #1 -- Week 4

Some people like to stack their Fantasy Football teams based on bye weeks.  If you are one of those people that like to try to get as many players on the same bye as possible, a plan that gives you a good shot of going 6-1, or 5-2 during weeks 4-10, you will like the next 6 posts!  I will post ultimate $200 Auction teams based on all 9 starters with the same bye week.  (Only the starters will have this bye week, and the bench will be drafted as the best depth available).  This may sound a little crazy, but it works:

Bye Week #1 (Week 4):

QB:     T. Romo      $18
RB:     A. Peterson  $68
RB:     J. Charles     $23
RB/WR:  M. Barber $13
WR:    M. Austin     $30
WR:    S. Rice         $15
TE:      J. Witten      $11
DEF:   Minn            $1
K:       Longwell      $1

Week 4 bye teams:  Cowboys, Vikings, Cheifs, Bucs
This leaves you $20 to fill your bench.  Also available with Week 4 Byes:  Favre $12, F. Jones $15, D. Bowe $16

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team for Thursday

Here's your daily $200 auction league football team.  Here are the rules: 15 man team, with 9 starting positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, TE, DEF, K. You will have a $200 budget, and values listed are preseason values listed on ESPN. Here we go, Team 1:

Here's a team with a top 3 QB, and a top 2 RB.  Remember, if you go real high on one of the top picks, your other spots are going to be somewhat thin.  Make sure you save a little money for bench depth:
QB P. Manning $33
RB A.Peterson  $68
RB M. Forte     $19
RB B. Jacobs    $17
WR W. Welker $12
WR A. Boldin   $22
TE J. Witten      $11
DEF Ravens      $2
K    Longwell     $1

BN Dez Bryant   $7
BN L. Tomlinson $4
BN K. Smith       $1
BN M. Stafford   $1
BN J. Morgan     $1
BN A. Collie       $1

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Daily $200 Fantasy Football Auction team

Fantasy Football draft season is upon us!  For those of you who are in auction leagues, or who may be considering an auction league for the first time, here's some help.  Since, in an auction league, every player is available to you, you really have to come of with a solid strategy prior to draft day.  You can't just wait to see what good player is available on your turn, you need to budget by player/position/depth, etc.  To that end, I will be posting a daily team, budgeted differently every day.  Here are the rules:  15 man team, with 9 starting positions:  QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, TE, DEF, K.  You will have a $200 budget, and values listed are preseason values listed on ESPN.  Here we go, Team 1:

Today's team goes for balanced value at the 5 starting skill positions, with a top 5 TE, and Top 2 DEF.  Kicker will always be $1, so rule is take best $1 Kicker you can (Never pay more than $1 for a Kicker)

QB     Joe Flacco     $12
RB     Ryan Grant     $42
RB     Mendenhall     $36
RB     Shonn Greene $35
WR    Boldin             $22
WR    D. Jackson      $28
TE     V. Davis          $16
DEF   Jets                 $5
K       Prater              $1

BN     Maroney         $3
BN     Slaton             $6
BN     Bradshaw       $2
BN     K. Walter       $1
BN      Stafford          $1
BN     Berrian            $1

Of course, these values will change greatly from league to league, but this gives an idea of the type of team you can put together.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Fantasy Football help... Drafts are coming!

It's almost draft time for everyone in Fantasy Football.  Regardless of the type of league you have there are plenty of solid resources out there to help you.  Here are some that I like to use:

1)  Fantasy Football Toolbox:  2010 Auction values and rankings

2) CBS Sportsline:  More auction values and rankings

3)  Even more auction values and rankings

4)  ESPN:  Player rankings and 2010 projections

Monday, August 2, 2010

Trade deadline moves from a Fantasy persepective

Here is a great article breaking down some of the recent trades from a fantasy perspective from Brad Berreman of

Fantasy Football draft resources -- It's never too early

For those of you out of the race in fantasy baseball, and setting your sights on fantasy football already, here are some key resources for your draft prep:

Bleacher Report - Up to the minute updated blogs from all over ESPN

FFToolbox - Keeper/Dynasty rankings

FanHouse - Rankings

Insider Football - Full service