06 Aug 2009
This is for a keeper-auction league. This year, we are now allowed to make off-season trades during a short period in early August. We only bid on starters, and start a large lineup - 2QB 3RB 1 RB/WR 4WR 1 WR/TE 1 TE 2K 3IDP, 6 pts all TDs, no PPR, yardage slightly favors Rec over Rush. There is a $200 cap. Players are kept from one year to the next at $3 more than the previous year's price up to a maximum of five players.
My keepers right now stand at: Brady $22, MJD $10, Slaton $4, Portis $26, and (unsure on the last) D Mason $4 (not the sexiest pick, but solid and cheap).
I'm not positive I can do all of these options, but which team looks the best heading in. Remember, it's not entirely about the FP over baseline, there's also the factor of how much money I have left for the auction.
Team 1: Brady, MJD, Slaton, Portis, D Mason ($66)
Team 2: Big Ben, MJD, Slaton, Portis, Gore ($64)
Team 3: Big Ben, MJD, Slaton, Portis, Boldin ($54)
Team 4: Big Ben, MJD, Slaton, Gore, D Mason ($42)
Team 5: MJD, Slaton, Portis, Gore, Boldin ($69)
Team 6: Big Ben, MJD, Slaton, Gore, Moss ($65)
Team 7: Brady, MJD, Slaton, V Jackson, D Mason ($44)
Team 1 is standing pat. Teams 6 & 7 aren't sure things that I can get them, but possibilities I've explored (specifically Jackson and Moss). Teams 2-5 I can definitely get.
I think team 1 is not a bad place to be. Kubiak hasn't been big on Portis for a couple years, but he's outperformed it. Will he again?
Team 7 is Portis for Jackson, probably straight up. Kubiak favors me, conventional wisdom favors him; it is cheaper.
Team 6 would be a 3-team deal, and I know one team is in, but I've not heard back from the Moss owner (he'd get Portis and Grant/L Johnson for Moss, his choice - he's very shallow on keepers). I think Brady will have a good year, and is more valuable in our 2QB system and I had to give him up(though Ben should do well, too); but Ben/Moss/Gore is a nice return.
I'm looking for other opinions. Which team looks like the best starting point? Would you make the deals in the other owners' shoes? Am I selling Portis for too little?
Thanks for any input!
2 replies , Last at 06 Aug 2009, 4:24pm by Marcumzilla