Every auction draft different, each one is unique. There is no universal protocol you should use to auction draft. I don't even go into these drafts with dollar values assigned to players. All you need is your player rankings and a loose set of guidelines. The following piece is not the ten commandments of auction drafting, these are just some things you should keep in mind while assembling your make believe teams.
I'm no stranger to controversy. Most (not all) of my comments around the web are intended to spark emotions, ignite fires and create arguments. Outside of this place, you cannot take much of what I say seriously. Today I told someone Damian Williams will outscore Jeremy Maclin in a league that uses Return Yards. I love to spread propaganda, but before this post turns into "my escapades in smear campaigns" I need to get back to what I was about to hop into. I want to get into some players whom I have mixed feelings for. Some people love 'em, some hate 'em. Me? Well, make the jump and see what I'm thinking at this point in time. I'm guessing the comments section will get heated, which I enjoy.
The mini vacation was refreshing. I tooled around the lake on a paddle boat, tried some fishing and spent $44 on LeSean McCoy in an auction draft (good thing it was Behrens' money, not mine). Yes, even in the remote woods of Northern Wisconsin, MDS can find ways to draft football teams. Perfect timing too, because the Kevin Youkilis/Carlos Santana news would have had me sobbing for days. Instead of sulking over Youkilis and all the other injuries that plagued my baseball teams this week, I figured it would be better to talk about one of my favorite coaches, Norval Eugene Turner, the track history he has with his running backs and Ryan Mathews' potential for the 2010 season.
I'll be heading up north tomorrow, I'll be back Sunday (at the latest). Fresh air, fishing and quiet solitude are calling my name. Everyone should embrace their roots and get their caveman on once in awhile. Being surrounded by concrete and noise pollution is a terrible way to live. The timing is perfect... the baseball trade deadline has passed and I don't have any football drafts for at least 3-4 weeks. There will be no theme for this post, we'll just hop right into some notes.
Earlier I broke out the tiered rankings. For now, I'm going with the simple list. Again, these rankings straddle the divide between standard and PPR leagues (0.50 points per reception). Some people thought I was high on LeSean McCoy when I recently paid $39 for him in a PPR league... just wait until you see how high I have him ranked. PPR monster: LeSean McCoy, $55 RB for a $40 price tag. The lists should be easy to follow, the players are broken into groups of 16.
You know what they call a 90 reception Punt Returner in Paris? They call him Royal with cheese. I just completed my first auction draft of the 2010 football season and there was one main theme ringing throughout the draft: supply and demand. This was no standard league auction draft. This was about as far from standard as you can get. Deviations included PPR (point-per-reception), IDP (individual defensive players), return yards, a revamped point system for team defenses, two Flex positions (one you could use a QB) and we had 16 teams competing for the same players. If you're stuck in a rut, playing 10-12 team leagues with standard scoring and settings, do yourself a favor and mix it up.
You know the drill, it's time for some Link Linkavitch action. What was more believable? Rudy finding a caveman in his backyard or Rudy playing football for Notre Dame? That little hobbit. Let's get into some fantasy football links that were scrounged up from my Twitter football feed. C'mon, just say it with me, you know you want to.... "wheeze the juice!"
Your friendly, unthawed, teenage caveman, Link Linkavitch, is back! You know you love some Pauly Shore action, you can admit it. We are all preparing for fantasy football so I figured it would be a good idea to link up some good reads that can be found by following my Twitter football list. Currenly, this feed is following 162 fantasy football peeps. Anything that may affect my/your player ranks will be posted. With that, it's time to Wheeze the Juice.