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Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 9, Auction, 12 team FPC scoring

On August 5th, 12 members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's 9th mock draft of 2017, an auction draft featuring FPC scoring. Below is the league scoring format and bylaws. Alex Miglio provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft and each participants answers questions pertaining to their strategy.

LEAGUE PARAMETERS

  • 12 teams
  • 20 roster spots
  • Starting Lineup
    • 1 quarterback
    • 2 running backs
    • 2 wide receivers
    • 1 tight end
    • 2 flex (either a running back, wide receiver, or tight end)
    • 1 team defense
    • 1 Kicker

LEAGUE SCORING

  • Offensive Players
    • 4 points - passing touchdown
    • 6 points - rushing/receiving touchdown
    • 0.04 points - passing yard
    • 0.1 points - rushing/receiving yard
    • 1 point - reception
  • Team Defense
    • 6 points - touchdown
    • 2 points - turnover recovered
    • 2 points - safety
    • 1 point - sack
    • 10 points - Offensive points against: 0-0
    • 7 points - Offensive points against: 1-6
    • 3 points - Offensive points against: 7-14
    • 0 point - Offensive points against: 15-20
    • 0 points - Offensive points against: 21-99
    • 6 points each - Number of Defensive and Special Teams Touchdowns

AUCTION DETAILS:

  • $200 of auction dollars were available to all 12 teams
  • Players were nominated in a rotation cycle beginning with team 1 through team 10 and back to team 1 repeating the rotation again until all 12 teams filled their 20-man roster.
  • 15 second timer upon nomination was used to determine the winning bid. The timer was also 15 seconds for each subsequent bid
  • Teams had 40 seconds to nominate a player when it was their turn in the rotation.

THE ROTATION ORDER

  1. Andy Hicks
  2. Aaron Rudnicki
  3. BJ Vanderwoude
  4. Danny Tuccitto
  5. David Dodds
  6. Jeff Haseley
  7. Justin Howe
  8. Mark Wimer
  9. Matt Harmon
  10. Maurile Tremblay
  11. Chad Parsons
  12. Stephen Holloway
Auction Rosters - By TeamBy order of nominationBy Position
 

Starting with Team 1, we'll go over each team's winning bids

Andy Hicks - Team 1

PLAYER WINNING BID
Freeman, Devonta ATL RB $35.00
Cooper, Amari OAK WR $30.00
Murray, DeMarco TEN RB $24.00
Mixon, Joe CIN RB $19.00
Ertz, Zach PHI TE $19.00
Landry, Jarvis MIA WR $18.00
Lacy, Eddie SEA RB $16.00
Peterson, Adrian NOS RB $10.00
Carr, Derek OAK QB $5.00
Woods, Robert LAR WR $4.00
Everett, Gerald LAR TE $4.00
Stafford, Matthew DET QB $3.00
Kupp, Cooper LAR WR $2.00
Perriman, Breshad BAL WR $2.00
Cook, Jared OAK TE $2.00
Higbee, Tyler LAR TE $2.00
Tucker, Justin BAL PK $2.00
Lee, Marqise JAC WR $1.00
Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR $1.00
Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: The opposite of Zero RB

Best Pick(s):

DeMarco Murray ($24) - For all the money Andy spent on running backs, DeMarco Murray was by far the best value. Among the top 5 running backs for some staffers this season, Murray was the 10th-most expensive back in this auction. Jamaal *squints* Williams went for $23? More on that later.

Murray is absolutely a top-flight PPR option at running back, and Andy got him at a discount here. It’s possible he was trying to enforce pricing and got stuck with Murray as his third running back, but Murray will be an every-week starter at the position.

Worst Pick(s):

Adrian Peterson ($10) - The backfield in New Orleans is looking increasingly like Mark Ingram’s to own, and Peterson offers no pass-catching upside. It wasn’t the worst value in a vacuum, but Andy already had three solid backs to go with future pick Eddie Lacy ($16). Peterson is just a luxury here, especially considering what happened at wide receiver.

Evaluation:

Andy drafted the most well-rounded running back corps in this mock draft, but it came at the expense of other positions. Derek Carr and Matthew Stafford aren’t a bad platoon at quarterback, but just a few extra dollars could have landed Andy a much better QB1. Amari Cooper and Jarvis Landry are solid starters at receiver, but the rest of the corps is a mish-mash of boom-or-bust players more likely to bust.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
It is easy to get carried away and overbid on players you have fallen in love. My main strategy was not to expect to get any one player. In an auction you have a chance to draft ANY player, unlike other formats where you are a prisoner to your draft slot. If you draft at eg the 11 or 12 slot in a normal league you are never going to land a player like Julio Jones. In an auction you can get him. Same with David Johnson. 
Another strategy was to have money left at the end to snap up value. In previous auctions I have been caught out on many value players by not having cash left. 

For a 20 man roster I would expect
2- 3 QBs - 5% of budget
5-6 RBs - 40% of budget
6-8 WRs - 40% of budget
2-4 TEs - 14% of budget
2 K/D - 1% of budget

As was mentioned the value, outside the stud backs was good and I ended up starting heavy at the position. I already had Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman and DeMarco Murray before any of the other positions. Adrian Peterson and Eddie Lacy landed with incredible value that was too good to pass up, so 52% of my budget ended up at the position. As a result my wide receivers are weaker that I would have liked (29% of budget). In hindsight I would have thrown my first real pick in Joe Mixon back to the pool and landed a receiver such as Sammy Watkins, Davante Adams, Emmanuel Sanders or Brandon Marshall. As we have 2 flex positions and only 2 starting receivers it is not a bad situation to be overloaded at running back. 
The strategy of saving money paid off as my depth picks were better than the $1 players I usually end up with. I had to bite my lip and pass up players like Andy Dalton, Thomas Rawls and Jordan Matthews for $3 though. 
Surprisingly my budget at Tight End almost ended up to be a match, but as Chad already mentioned the dollar values were above my expectations. I am not happy with this group and would have liked Coby Fleener, Julius Thomas or Cameron Brate at the $6 area instead. I got into a bidding war with Aaron over Zach Ertz, my last elite Tight End left and paid $4 more than I wished to.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 

As mentioned the Joe Mixon pick is one I would have liked back. I would like my roster more if I had Thomas Rawls, Brandon Marshall and Hunter Henry instead of Mixon, Breshad Perriman and Gerald Everett. Taking Mixon out would drop my RB spend percentage to 45% and upped my WR spending to about 35%. Closer to what I planned. I still like Mixon as a prospect, but only 15 backs had more money spent on them. The value in this draft clearly was at the running back position.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
My favorite value pick was Adrian Peterson at $10. 32 running backs went for more and I expect the Saints to use him often and well. Sean Payton clearly doesn't think Mark Ingram can carry the load and if a fit Peterson is around, Ingram will be lucky to see 100 carries. 
There was plenty of value to be found in this draft, but of particular note was Robert Kelley by Jeff Haseley for $6. Kelley has clearly been given the starting role and Samaje Perine is going to have to outplay him to get a sniff. The incumbent tends to get the role under Jay Gruden. Another value pick was Brandon Marshall for $11 by Stephen Holloway. Stephen was in a position where he had the financial resources to get any player he wanted and Marshall landed at the stage of the draft where money was tight. Marshall usually does well in his first year on a new team, he's had plenty of practice at it. The last player I would like to mention is Jordan Reed who Maurile snared for only $21. Considering Gronkowski and Kelce went for $31 and $30 respectively, Reed is in the same tier.  Preseason injury news put people off bidding more, but he is an elite Tight End who was snared for mid tier Tight End value. 

Aaron Rudnicki - Team 2

PLAYER WINNING BID
Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB $50.00
Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR $20.00
Ingram, Mark NOS RB $17.00
Hyde, Carlos SFO RB $15.00
Tate, Golden DET WR $15.00
Parker, DeVante MIA WR $11.00
Witten, Jason DAL TE $11.00
Luck, Andrew IND QB $10.00
Decker, Eric TEN WR $10.00
Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB $8.00
Perine, Samaje WAS RB $7.00
Rivers, Philip LAC QB $6.00
Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE $6.00
Matthews, Rishard TEN WR $5.00
Njoku, David CLE TE $2.00
Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE $2.00
Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def $2.00
Anderson, Robby NYJ WR $1.00
Prater, Matt DET PK $1.00
Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Spread the wealth

Best Pick(s):

Carlos Hyde ($15) and Mark Ingram ($17) - The heavy discount continues on Carlos Hyde, who has done nothing but cement himself as the starter and possible bell cow in San Francisco thus far in training camp. All the rumors about Joe Williams starting and Hyde being cut or traded have been rendered fake news. Aaron drafted himself a potential fantasy RB1 for $15.

Similar sentiments follow Mark Ingram, who could be going for twice his price but continues to be dogged by the Adrian Peterson signing. Ingram should be a great PPR back with RB1 upside.

Worst Pick(s):

Jason Witten ($11) and Andrew Luck ($10) - It seems like every offseason I write off Jason Witten, and every year he proves he is a cyborg that has no concept of age. He turns 35 this season, though, and Father Time is relentless. Even in this format where tight ends get scoring boosts, it’s tough to see the value in Witten at $11. Aaron needed a starter, so he ponied up. But Gates had just gone for $2, and there were some much better options like Martellus Bennett and Coby Fleener that went for less than $10.

Speaking of $10, if this was a traditional auction draft, Luck for that price would be a huge steal. Given the pricing at quarterback in general, though, there were much better values to be had. We don’t know whether Luck will even start the season after his shoulder surgery, and it could take some time for him to return to form. Luck was the third quarterback off the board behind Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson, so it was tough for Aaron to tell that he could’ve had Drew Brees or Tom Brady for $12.

Evaluation:

Along with Ezekiel Elliott, Hyde and Ingram give Aaron the best trio in this mock draft. Those three should be every-week starters -- one of them being in a flex spot -- on a team otherwise low on upside. Aaron didn’t skimp out at receiver, but the money he did spend was on a risky set. It’s possible he got himself a quartet of fantasy WR2s in Eric Decker, DeVante Parker, Alshon Jeffery, and Golden Tate, but will they give him enough consistency?

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
My auction strategy is always to try and avoid overspending early. This allows me to have enough money available to take advantage of values that present themselves and to be able to spend for the players that I need in the middle/late portions of the auction draft. I think I had mixed success following this strategy as I probably overspent on a couple players that I didn’t really anticipate winning. I bid $50 on Ezekiel Elliott after David Johnson went for $59, but my thought was that he was part of the same tier and unlikely to miss time to suspension this year. I also bid $15 on Carlos Hyde fully expecting to be outbid only to wind up winning him. Similarly, I spent $16 on my top-2 QBs (Luck, Rivers) early on before really waiting to see what the price was going to be for this position. Despite these mistakes, I still had enough auction dollars left to put together a strong roster and was quite active in the middle portion after many teams had left themselves short on funds. That allowed me to put together a roster with good depth even if I’m missing some of the players I would have preferred.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
As mentioned above, I would have certainly bid less on Elliott, Hyde, and my QBs early on. I was a bit too aggressive early while trying to bid up players I didn’t care that much about. That made me more cautious later on so when I was involved in a bidding war on players that I really wanted, I hesitated to overpay for them and likely let some go for prices that were too low. It’s hard not to get involved early in an auction draft when the elite players are often put up for bid, as if you wait too long you risk missing out on all of them. I’d recommend just looking for values early on before some of the prices have been sent, but if you see prices getting out of control then sit back and take advantage of the mistakes people are making later.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
Eric Ebron stands out as an incredible value at $6. I actually tried to increase the bid, but just missed by a fraction of a second and wound up having to spend the same price on C.J. Fiedorowicz as well as $11 on Jason Witten, both of whom I have rated lower. I can only assume owners weren’t paying close attention at the time and he was one of the few that slipped through at a price well below market value. In terms of value on my roster, I felt very happy with most of the WRs I landed. Eric Decker ($10), Golden Tate ($15), and DeVante Parker ($11) all seem fully capable of WR2 or WR3 type numbers but the price for all 3 combined was less than the price for the top-6 WRs taken individually.

B.J. Vanderwoude - Team 3

PLAYER WINNING BID
Gurley, Todd LAR RB $25.00
Robinson, Allen JAC WR $24.00
Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR $20.00
Cook, Dalvin MIN RB $19.00
Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB $17.00
Montgomery, Ty GBP RB $17.00
Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR $16.00
Bryant, Martavis PIT WR $14.00
Perkins, Paul NYG RB $12.00
Moncrief, Donte IND WR $9.00
Jackson, DeSean TBB WR $8.00
Engram, Evan NYG TE $5.00
Palmer, Carson ARI QB $3.00
Kamara, Alvin NOS RB $3.00
Howard, O.J. TBB TE $2.00
Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB $1.00
Hill, Jeremy CIN RB $1.00
McDonald, Vance SFO TE $1.00
Dawson, Phil ARI PK $1.00
Patriots, New England NEP Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Zero TE?

Best Pick(s):

Tyrod Taylor ($1), Ty Montgomery ($17) and DeSean Jackson ($8) - Even with the quarterback market being so depressed, Tyrod Taylor was a huge value at $1. Not that BJ will need him with Aaron Rodgers occupying the starting spot for most of the season, but it was a bit shocking to see Taylor go for so little.

Ty Montgomery may not get 20 touches a game, but he is going to be a force out of the Green Bay backfield. He has top-10 potential at running back in PPR formats, and he was barely drafted as an RB2 here based on his price.

Finally, DeSean Jackson is one of my favorite values in fantasy football this year, and that continued to be the case in this mock draft. True, he may boom or bust every given week, but $8 for an explosive No. 2 receiver on a potentially explosive offense is just fantastic.

Worst Pick(s):

The tight ends - Where have the tight ends gone? It’s an oddity when O.J. Howard is your starting tight end, but it’s a downright travesty when he is your starter in the FPC format. As good as he is, we aren’t sure Howard won’t cede more targets to Cameron Brate this season. The position is a lost cause for BJ, who is going to struggle scoring points there all year.

Evaluation:

Outside tight end, BJ drafted an outstanding team. It’s possible he can cover up the lack of production at tight end, but it will be an uphill battle.

post-draft questions

What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
My strategy is similar for all for auction drafts. I typically attack the top tier at the running back and wide receiver positions and avoid overspending on the 3rd and 4th tiers where a lack of upside prevents those players from being in the conversation as the top overall player at their respective positions. Unfortunately, this draft was loaded with sharp players who have similar viewpoints, so I was forced to try and load up on high upside players at a discount, early in the auction process. The results were mixed, as I did not spend more than 12.5% of my cap on any individual player.  This allowed me to have a team with considerable depth, but in the end I was unable to snag the type of player who could carry my team for an entire season. 

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
If I had to do it over again, I would have preferred to combine the salaries of Ty Montgomery ($17) and Dalvin Cook ($19), and instead made a run at LeSean McCoy ($33), Devonta Freeman ($35) or Melvin Gordon ($31).  I am fairly certain that one of Montgomery, Cook or Paul Perkins can slide in opposite Todd Gurley and fill out my starting running back positions, but having two running backs that are not subject to a RBBC approach each week would have made my team stronger and a lot more consistent from week to week. 

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
Considering how easy it is to overpay for running backs early in the auction process, I thought Chad Parsons did a very good job of securing Jay Ajayi ($28), Leonard Fournette ($20), Theo Riddick ($8) and Danny Woodhead ($15) for roughly 35% of his total salary cap. He also added TJ Yeldon ($1) as insurance, and Derek Henry ($10) as a high upside luxury play at a time when nearly every other team in the league would have loved to make the same pick. My best value play was one of aggregate, averaging ($15) per wide receiver on Martavis Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, DeSean Jackson, Donte Moncrief, Allen Robinson and Emmanuel Sanders. That group is without a doubt the strength of my team, and by not overpaying for any of them individually, it allowed me to be more aggressive on the quarterback position by snagging Aaron Rodgers for ($17).  You can typically find the best value at quarterback, but I was in need of a stud to anchor my team each week. Securing Rodgers allowed me to do just that. 

Danny Tuccitto - Team 4

PLAYER WINNING BID
Beckham, Odell NYG WR $45.00
Green, A.J. CIN WR $38.00
Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE $31.00
Baldwin, Doug SEA WR $25.00
Allen, Keenan LAC WR $22.00
Ware, Spencer KCC RB $15.00
Winston, Jameis TBB QB $5.00
Prescott, Dak DAL QB $3.00
Conner, James PIT RB $2.00
Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB $2.00
Mack, Marlon IND RB $2.00
Swoope, Erik IND TE $2.00
Booker, Devontae DEN RB $1.00
Gallman, Wayne NYG RB $1.00
Lewis, Dion NEP RB $1.00
Fuller, Will HOU WR $1.00
Golladay, Kenny DET WR $1.00
Lockett, Tyler SEA WR $1.00
McManus, Brandon DEN PK $1.00
Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Zero RB

Best Pick(s):

Odell Beckham ($45) and Rob Gronkowski ($31) - They may be expensive -- thus defying the notion of “good value” -- but Danny got possibly the top wide receiver and tight end in fantasy scoring while spending just $76. Gronkowski was a particularly good value in this format, where tight ends get 1.5 points per reception. Tight ends were more valuable in general, and Danny got Gronk at straight PPR prices.

Worst Pick(s):

Erik Swoope ($2) - I had to pick someone here. Swoope is Danny’s only other tight end, and he is far more hype than substance. He is the second tight, unproven tight end in Indianapolis, where we don’t even know if Andrew Luck is going to be healthy enough to start the season. If Gronk goes down for a few games, Danny is going to have a ton of trouble replacing his production.

Evaluation:

Danny has the strongest set of receivers coming out of this draft. Beckham and A.J. Green is a fantastic pair of fantasy WR1s, and Keenan Allen and Doug Baldwin should occupy the flex spots most weeks. Combined with Gronk at tight end and a solid pair of quarterbacks, Danny has one of the strongest teams out there. Running back could foil his plans for league domination, though, with Spencer Ware and a bunch of cheap upside plays are going to make it rough for Danny on a weekly basis.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
In a traditional, snake draft, the vast majority of your favorite players are literally impossible to acquire. In contrast, until you've spent something like 66 percent of your budget and haven't filled your roster, it's possible to acquire any of your favorite players when they're up for bid in an auction. This fundamental difference means an auction draft lends itself more to an "I'm going to get my guys no matter what" strategy.

The slight problem with this logic, however, is that many of "my guys" are also "other people's guys," so I'm going to end up overpaying too often via the price inflation inherent in auction bidding wars. Therefore, my goal is to limit the number of "my guys" to no more than five, and then round out the rest of my roster by focusing on acquiring "not my guys, but guys I do like" for a cost that's less than what they're worth.

To determine what they're worth, I used last year's version of this mock to determine what an RB1 costs, what a WR6 costs, what a TE11 costs, and so on. I then mapped my True Fantasy Points-based rankings onto these costs. Finally, I mapped ADP -- both position-specific and overall -- onto these costs to have a measure of market value.

As an example of my strategy, consider Odell Beckham, Jr., who is perennially "my guy." He was WR2 according to both my rankings and ADP, which maps onto a cost of $44. I ended up getting him for $45. Similarly, A.J. Green was a "my guy" this year, worth $38 via being WR5 in my rankings, and had an ADP cost of $39. I ended up getting him for $38.

In the context of limiting overpayment for "my guys," I did about as good as I could have hoped acquiring Beckham, Jr., and Green. I thought they were worth $82, the market thought they were worth $83, and I got them for $83. (Might as well add in another "my guy" here in Rob Gronkowski: I had him as worth $35 and his ADP cost was $35, but I was able to get him for $31.)

I also think I did well on the "not my guys, but guys I do like" side of my strategy. Long story short, I got Doug Baldwin, Jameis Winston, Keenan Allen, Dak Prescott, and Spencer Ware a total of $18 less than my rankings said they're worth, as well as a total of $14 less than their ADP cost.

In total, I ended up spending $198 on 18 players that my rankings valued at $211 and ADP valued at $214. This has to be deemed a success. There are things about my draft that I didn't like/failed miserably at, but implementation of my overall spending strategy was nowhere near one of them.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
A few things here. First, I wouldn't have nominated Will Fuller for bidding (and therefore getting him for $1 when no one actually made a bid).  I was looking at my spreadsheet and didn't realize it was my turn until there were five seconds left on the shot clock, so I just quickly nominated whoever was near the top of MFL's wide receiver ADP at that point. Fuller caught me eye, so I clicked on him, totally forgetting he was hurt. It was near the end of the draft, where every dollar remaining matters, so having that extra dollar would have allowed me to get J.J. Nelson, who I was specifically targeting, a little later. Oops.

Second, I would have made sure to outbid David for Tom Brady rather than dropping out after bidding $11. I had Gronkowski, no quarterback, and plenty of budget left. Meanwhile, David had built a super-team that was only missing a quarterback, but he had already spent around 75 percent of his budget. I had Brady listed as a $15 value with an ADP cost of $17, so I really should have kept going, if for no other reason than making one last-gasp effort on behalf of the league to forestall David's impending dominance.

Third, I should have paid the extra $1-3 to win Dalvin Cook. He's one of my favorite running backs this year. I had him listed as a $19 value with an ADP cost of $17. He went for $19 after I dropped out at $18. As I don't mind overpaying for the one or two players I really like, in hindsight I should have gone to $20 or even $22. It was still relatively early in the draft, so that extra cost wouldn't have hamstrung me at all.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
I'm just going by my spreadsheet here, wherein I converted my True Fantasy Points-based rankings and ADP into dollar values based on this draft's history. Compare these values to what players actually went for, and I've got a quick and easy metric for which winning bids represented the best value.

As such, David winning Demaryius Thomas for $23 was the best overall value as I had him at $34 in "true" value. What's more David was able to get Thomas at $4 under his ADP cost. Honorable mention goes to Aaron for winning Golden Tate for $15, which was $9 below what I had as his $24 "true" value and $6 below his ADP cost.

In terms of my own team, Doug Baldwin was my best value, whether according to my own rankings or ADP: I had him at $30 and ADP had him at $30, but I got him for $25.

David Dodds - Team 5

PLAYER WINNING BID
Cooks, Brandin NEP WR $25.00
Miller, Lamar HOU RB $23.00
Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR $23.00
Olsen, Greg CAR TE $20.00
Crabtree, Michael OAK WR $19.00
Hill, Tyreek KCC WR $18.00
Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB $17.00
Brady, Tom NEP QB $12.00
Bernard, Giovani CIN RB $9.00
Bennett, Martellus GBP TE $8.00
Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR $6.00
Brate, Cameron TBB TE $6.00
Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB $4.00
Charles, Jamaal DEN RB $2.00
Boldin, Anquan FA WR $2.00
Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def $2.00
Smith, Alex KCC QB $1.00
Barnidge, Gary FA TE $1.00
Shaheen, Adam CHI TE $1.00
Santos, Cairo KCC PK $1.00

Overall Strategy: Draft the best team

Best Pick(s):

Martellus Bennett ($8) and Giovani Bernard ($9) - As if having Greg Olsen wasn’t enough, Dodds went out and got another top-10 tight end for less than half the cost. Martellus Bennett has huge upside with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, assuming he can get more volume than Packers tight ends have gotten in recent years.

Giovani Bernard’s price is only going to go up as the preseason wears on, but he was still a bargain at $9 here. Bernard is impressing in training camp, and he has a bead on third-down duties at the very least. He should be a PPR asset in 2017.

Worst Pick(s):

Anquan Boldin ($2) - I get wanting to get ahead of a potential Anquan Boldin signing, but do we really think he’s going to amount to much of anything from a fantasy perspective if he does wind up signing anywhere?

Evaluation:

Dodds has the best team in the clubhouse, hands down. He landed a surefire top-5 quarterback and tight end to go with a solid set of running backs and receivers. Lamar Miller and Marshawn Lynch are a great starting duo, and he has a fantastic foursome of Brandin Cooks, Tyreek Hill, Michael Crabtree, and Demaryius Thomas at receiver. This is how an auction draft is done.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
In an FFPC style format, I like to gauge how people are pricing the top of the position charts and then react from there.   By using the Draft Dominator and adjusting the sliders to react to the market, I felt I zeroed in on pricing quickly and just looked for bargains.  I wanted to spend approximately 90% of my cap for my top QB, top 3 RBs, top 4 WRs, and top 3 TEs.  It went according to plan and I actually did spend $180 of my $200 cap as outlined.    

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
While drafting, I had no regrets.  WR Quincy Enunwa going down a few days later and I wished I went a different direction there.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
I love my pick of TE Gary Barnidge (FA) for a dollar.  FFPC is a TE premium league.  If he does sign with a team and become their starter, he likely would be worth $10+. A lot of decent WRs were available for the minimum at the end of the auction.  Robby Anderson, Tyler Lockett,  Allen Hurns, John Ross all should have gone for more.

Jeff Haseley - Team 6

PLAYER WINNING BID
Gordon, Melvin LAC RB $31.00
Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR $25.00
McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB $20.00
Watkins, Sammy BUF WR $19.00
Crowder, Jamison WAS WR $18.00
Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR $15.00
Anderson, C.J. DEN RB $13.00
Henry, Hunter LAC TE $13.00
Cousins, Kirk WAS QB $7.00
Kelley, Rob WAS RB $6.00
Beasley, Cole DAL WR $6.00
Thomas, Julius MIA TE $6.00
White, James NEP RB $5.00
Dalton, Andy CIN QB $3.00
Burkhead, Rex NEP RB $3.00
Britt, Kenny CLE WR $3.00
Matthews, Jordan PHI WR $3.00
Murray, Latavius MIN RB $2.00
Crosby, Mason GBP PK $1.00
Giants, New York NYG Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Spread the wealth

Best Pick(s):

Terrelle Pryor ($15), Kenny Britt ($3), and James White ($5) - With all the hype building around Terrelle Pryor, it’s amazing he went for just $15. That’s the beauty of an auction draft -- if a player is nominated at the right time, he could be a huge discount based on how much money other owners have left. Pryor was the 83rd-nominated player and 30th-nominated receiver in the draft, by which time teams had spent an average of $128. He is a No. 1 receiver on the rise, and Haseley got a steal.

His replacement in Cleveland may not be gaining nearly as much fantasy steam, but he is also his team’s No. 1 receiver. If his quarterback situation is any better in 2017 -- a low bar to clear -- he could put up solid WR2 numbers in the fantasy realm. At $3, that’s great value.

The Patriots backfield is an unpredictable mess -- the good kind, anyway -- but James White is my favorite to emerge as the leading scorer. White is far cheaper than Mike Gillislee at any rate, and he’s liable to catch 65 passes this year.

Worst Pick(s):

Jamison Crowder ($18) - The value Jeff got with Pryor highlights the overpayment on Jamison Crowder. He’s not a bad PPR option by any means, but grabbing him for $3 more than his own No. 1 receiver was unfortunate. On top of that, Jeff now has two wideouts from the same team, and Washington isn’t exactly Green Bay or New England in terms of prolific offenses.

Evaluation:

Once again, Jeff gave us all a beautiful look at what can be accomplished in an auction if you spread your money around. He could have spent a few more dollars on his QB1 -- Cousins isn’t bad at $7, but Russell Wilson or Marcus Mariota could have been had for $10 -- but Haseley has a high-floor team with great depth. The ceiling isn’t as high as some of the risk-taking squads, but this is a playoff team out of the gate.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
Generally in auctions, I like to spend the majority of my cap on wide receivers and running backs while spending low on quarterback and tight end. In this FPC format, where tight ends have 1.5 PPR I knew I couldn't shop at the discount rack for a tight end, but I didn't want to spend too much that it will hurt my strategy of getting good, quality backs and receivers. I wound up with Hunter Henry and Julius Thomas at tight end, which isn't horrible, but it's probably not the ticket to winning the league. If I am to win it all, it will likely have to come from another position. I have a few candidates who could breakout like Christian McCaffrey, Terrelle Pryor, Sammy Watson and James White. Plus if DeAndre Hopkins returns to form it won't hurt my chances either. 

Spend totals
Quarterback: $10/$200 = 5%
Running Back: $80/$200 = 40%
Wide Receiver: $89/$200 = 44.5%
Tight End: $19/$200 = 9.5%
Defense & Kicker $2/$200 = 1%

I stuck to my strategy going in and had a close balance of spend between running back and wide receiver. I had control of the board at the end of auction, which is not a bad thing. It enabled me to handpick five players that others could not match my bid. These included James White, Jordan Matthews, Cole Beasley, Julius Thomas and Kenny Britt. I have a balanced team with plenty of firepower to compete, but if Hunter Henry doesn't continue to breakout, I could be in trouble going up against strong tight end teams. I have a four players on Washington, which could be good for my chances, afterall Kirk Cousins quietly had 4,900 yards passing last year and the team had the most field goal attempts in the league with 42. Now that Terrelle Pryor is on the roster, Cousins will have another red zone option that could propel him into that 30-touchdown pass range, as opposed to 24-26. I have four Washington players - Cousins, Robert Kelley, Jamison Crowder and Pryor. It's not a bad strategy to stack players on the same offenses, especially if that offense is among the league's best. Washington has the talent to be strong on offense and I have some of the top players. I'm okay with that decision. 

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
As I indicated prior, I stuck to my strategy and was pleased with it, however I feel I could've improved on my tight end stock. Jack Doyle was a player I was targeting, but in auctions if the choices dwindle, that means others also see the same player as a fallback or final push to acquire. That's exactly what happened with Doyle, who went for $16 rather late in the auction. I had the money to take him, but doing so would've limited my options on the aforementioned backs and receivers that I tallied at the end. Julius Thomas is not a horrible TE2, especially if Cutler comes into the fold, but Doyle would've been my preferred pick.  

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
I like several values on my team, like Kenny Britt for $3, C.J. Anderson for $13, Robert Kelley for $6, Latavius Murray for $2, but my best value may be Terrelle Pryor for $15. Kirk Cousins struggled to get the ball in the end zone last year as evidenced by Dustin Hopkins league-leading 42 field goal attempts. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson have moved on to new teams, but Pryor comes in as a new offensive weapon, especially in the red zone. Cousins threw for over 4,900 yards last year which is good news for Pryor. To get him at $15 while other wide receivers went much higher was a huge win in my book. 

Other roster: Martellus Bennett for $8 is a steal by Dodds especially when you look at the prices spent on other tight ends. $11 for Jason Witten, $13 for Hunter Henry, $15 for Delanie Walker, $17 for Tyler Eifert, $18 for Kyle Rudolph, etc. David took advantage of the auction crew looking at another player at the position and therefore let Bennett slip by for just $8. Whenever you can find and take advantage of those instances, those periods of uncertainty from the majority of the owners, you're winning. David did that at least twice if not three times in this auction and came away with great value each time. 

Justin Howe - Team 7

PLAYER WINNING BID
Evans, Mike TBB WR $39.00
Thomas, Michael NOS WR $34.00
Kelce, Travis KCC TE $30.00
Snead, Willie NOS WR $16.00
Doyle, Jack IND TE $16.00
Coleman, Tevin ATL RB $15.00
Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR $10.00
Wilson, Russell SEA QB $9.00
West, Terrance BAL RB $8.00
Hunt, Kareem KCC RB $4.00
Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB $4.00
Rawls, Thomas SEA RB $3.00
Williams, Joe SFO RB $3.00
Shepard, Sterling NYG WR $3.00
Kizer, DeShone CLE QB $1.00
Sproles, Darren PHI RB $1.00
Vereen, Shane NYG RB $1.00
Allen, Dwayne NEP TE $1.00
Vinatieri, Adam IND PK $1.00
Panthers, Carolina CAR Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Spend at receiver and tight end

Best Pick(s):

Russell Wilson ($9) - Quarterbacks were cheap in the draft, but Russell Wilson may have been the best value. He is a top-5 option who went for less than $10. What more could you want?

Worst Pick(s):

Jack Doyle ($16) - Doyle has become a polarizing player in the fantasy realm. I’m not down on him, per se, but at $16? He was the eighth-most expensive tight end in the draft, and Justin had already spent $30 on Travis Kelce. Yes, the format rewards good tight ends, but there were plenty better options that went for less money. Maybe he was the last of the good tight ends on Howe’s board given he was the 20th to be nominated.

Evaluation:

The Mike Brothers -- Thomas and Evans -- is arguably the best starting duo to come out of this draft. Beyond that, though, Justin’s receivers leave a bit to be desired, even though he spent $26 on Jeremy Maclin and Willie Snead. It won’t matter if Thomas and Evans perform up to expectations. Justin will have Doyle and one of his eight running backs in the flex spots, anyway.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
I wanted to tackle this auction in a zero-RB fashion, with most of my heavy money devoted to WR and TE. I knew I'd have a massive, upside-laden pool of mid-tier RBs from which to cobble together a corps down the road. And since the top WR tier is clustered mightily, I'd be able to sit tight (somewhat) and sniff out the value plays. It worked out nicely at the top, with Mike Evans and Michael Thomas coming a hair cheaper than I'd expected. In my eyes, I pulled a top-five and a top-eight wideout for less than they're worth, which is a massive boon off the bat in a PPR league.

The second part of my strategy was to land Travis Kelce at any (reasonable, say under $30) cost. He's the premier volume option at TE and carries the best chance to challenge 85-90 receptions; in a TE-premium system like this one, that's low-end WR1 territory. Paying $30 for him was a bit of a stretch, but he came to me for Dez Bryant/Amari Cooper money, which is what I'd generally hoped for. It cements me - strong ceiling, outstanding floor - at a potentially league-stomping position.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc.
I really jumped the gun by getting into it (somewhat) over Sterling Shepard. I'd wanted to secure a low-dollar wideout and, frankly, misjudged the remaining value. That $3 is a bargain for Shepard, but its timing blocked me from spending more than a $1 on one of the 15-20 better deals I saw fly off the board afterward. It was definitely a snafu.

I definitely wanted a second stud TE to start at flex and pair with Kelce, so I knew I'd be spending up at TE2. But I was ultimately bummed to have spent $16 on Jack Doyle. It's not that I think he's not worth it - he did come at a small discount from the tier directly above him - but I definitely shed value with that bid. Doyle's tier is a huge one, encompassing 5-7 similar TEs, and some of his peers came much cheaper. Martellus Bennett was a much better deal at $8, and Eric Ebron and Cameron Brate at $6 apiece would've brought more value. I'll need Doyle to banish Erik Swoope to nothingness and produce strong season-long volume to reap much on this one.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's.

I'm still patting my own back for building the zero-RB stable I did. The idea is to pursue heavy quantity and rely upon cheap backs with relative volume upside, and I like what I put together. I threw eight darts at the wall and landed several guys with much better volume outlooks than their costs suggest. The fact that I landed Kareem Hunt, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Darren Sproles for a total of $9 makes me feel that my approach panned out.

I have to hand it to Jeff Haseley for bringing home Kenny Britt for a criminal $3. Yeesh. Britt absolutely projects into the top 32 or so among WRs; how could he not? As the only thing close to certainty in Cleveland's passing game, he looks like a lock to threaten 130 targets and fantasy WR2/3 status. Yet Jeff landed him for less than Kevin White, Rob Kelley, or Gerald Everett went for. Try pulling that off in a draft.

Mark Wimer - Team 8

PLAYER WINNING BID
McCoy, LeSean BUF RB $33.00
Williams, Jamaal GBP RB $23.00
Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB $22.00
Abdullah, Ameer DET RB $17.00
Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR $14.00
Williams, Tyrell LAC WR $12.00
Ryan, Matt ATL QB $11.00
Williams, Jonathan BUF RB $10.00
Thielen, Adam MIN WR $10.00
Jones, Marvin DET WR $9.00
Fleener, Coby NOS TE $7.00
Hooper, Austin ATL TE $7.00
Ebron, Eric DET TE $6.00
Jones, Zay BUF WR $5.00
Wentz, Carson PHI QB $3.00
Samuel, Curtis CAR WR $3.00
Broncos, Denver DEN Def $3.00
Kittle, George SFO TE $2.00
Bryant, Matt ATL PK $2.00
Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR $1.00

Overall Strategy: Spread the wealth

Best Pick(s):

Coby Fleener ($7) - It’s not a great sign that Coby Fleener is one of my favorite picks on a team. He was a good value at $7 considering he will see a lot of targets, but this goes to show where the rest of the team fell short.

Worst Pick(s):

Jamaal Williams ($23) - Double take. Did Jamaal Williams really go for $23? After a hunch and a look, Williams was Mark’s final pick -- Williams only cost $23 because that’s how much was left in Mark’s bank at the end of the draft. Realistically, Williams wasn’t a bad pick. But the fact Mark was left holding so much money at the end of the draft was a sign of money mismanagement. You never want to have over 10 percent of your budget left over like that.

Evaluation:

This wasn’t a favorite team of mine. There isn’t a ton of upside, and there is a whole lotta downside found just about everywhere. Take Matt Ryan, for example. At $11, he was just $1 less than Tom Brady and Drew Brees. But how will he fare without Kyle Shanahan? Mark’s receivers are one big bag of meh, spearheaded by overweight Kelvin Benjamin. LeSean McCoy is the best player on this team by a wide margin, but he won’t be able to carry the squad by himself.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out? I planned on sloughing off wide receiver and spending on tight ends and running backs in this league as the rules emphasize tight ends' scoring - in other auctions I've been in there are a lot of servicable second- and third-tier wide receivers going for very little so I reserved cap for RB and TE in this league. I wound up spending most at running back as the tight ends came cheaper than I expected. 

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? 
I always try to have a reserve of ~ 7.5% of cap available for cost over-runs on guys I really want (for this draft $15 would have been my targeted reserve), but I wound up with $23 extra - I should have bid harder for Golden Tate and some other WR #1's than I did, in retrospect.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
I was surprised to only pay $7 for Eric Ebron and Coby Fleener in this tight-end-premium league. I expected to have to fight for them more, that was why I wound up with $23 for my 20th player won in the auction. Those guys at $7 were a bargain, each could easily catch 75 passes and mid-to-high single-digit TDs in their respective situations this season. 

David Dodd's pickup of Anquan Boldin for $2 is looking really great now that Boldin is in Buffalo - he'll get more value than that out of Boldin. Aaron Rudnicki hit the jackpot with Robby Anderson at $1, especially now that Quincy Enunwa is out for the season. 

Matt Harmon - Team 9

PLAYER WINNING BID
Jones, Julio ATL WR $43.00
Bryant, Dez DAL WR $30.00
Howard, Jordan CHI RB $28.00
Diggs, Stefon MIN WR $17.00
Eifert, Tyler CIN TE $17.00
Gillislee, Mike NEP RB $14.00
Edelman, Julian NEP WR $14.00
Gore, Frank IND RB $12.00
Meredith, Cameron CHI WR $8.00
Newton, Cam CAR QB $5.00
Washington, DeAndre OAK RB $3.00
Bradford, Sam MIN QB $1.00
McFadden, Darren DAL RB $1.00
Thompson, Chris WAS RB $1.00
Agholor, Nelson PHI WR $1.00
Ross, John CIN WR $1.00
Stills, Kenny MIA WR $1.00
DeValve, Seth CLE TE $1.00
Gano, Graham CAR PK $1.00
Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Spread the wealth.

Best Pick(s):

Stefon Diggs ($17) - I’ve come around on Stefon Diggs, who was much lower on my board early in the offseason. It’s easy to forget he battled myriad injuries last season, not to mention his starting quarterback changed a few times.

Worst Pick(s):

Mike Gillislee ($14) - The preseason hype is too much. Mike Gillislee scores one training camp touchdown and the world swoons. He may reprise LeGarrette Blount’s role for the Patriots, but Gillislee is just as likely to cede a bunch of touches to James White and Rex Burkhead. Call me a skeptic, but I just don’t trust him enough to spend $14.

Evaluation:

Tyler Eifert as his only viable tight end is quite the risk for Matt. Yes, Seth Devalve might be ahead of David Njoku at the moment, but I don’t expect that to be the case all year long. If Eifert gets injured again, tight end will be a problem for Harmon. But Eifert could also get back to form as a top fantasy option -- it was a classic high risk, high reward scenario. Harmon is set at receiver and has a decent set of running backs, and his quarterback situation is all upside.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?

In almost any auction, I head with the intention of going “stars and scrubs,” spending up for a handful of high-end assets at the wide receiver or running back position while filling in the roster with cheap fliers elsewhere. With $28, $30 and $43 allocated to Jordan Howard, Dez Bryant and Julio Jones, I at least somewhat went that direction, but there were also several mid-range values that I liked. Filling in the roster with the likes of Stefon Diggs, Mike Gillislee and Julian Edelman in the $17 to $14 range made the roster feel more balanced than I expected.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc.

I wish I had not spent $28 on Howard, and this serves as a reminder that all auction rooms are different. Howard was the first player I bought and did so because I believed $28 was a really nice value for an RB1. However, I quickly found out that this room was spending much more conservatively than the members of an auction mock I participated in with the NFL.com staff last week. Looking back on it, there was no discount there, as Jay Ajayi and Melvin Gordon (players I have in the same tier) went off the board right in the same price range. Howard isn’t a player I’m bullish on and is the last back in my second tier, and one I would only buy at a discount. In hindsight, I did not get a discount relative to the room I was currently in.


3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's.

My favorite value was Jeff Hasley getting Terrelle Pryor for $15. I expect Pryor to be a player causing many bidding wars across auctions this year, considering that his redraft ADP of WR14 (Fantasy Football Calculator) has him priced at the top of his range of outcomes this year, in my opinion. Yet, Hasley was able to secure him at a cheaper cost than Pryor’s own teammate Jamison Crowder, Willie Snead and Michael Crabtree, all of whom do not possess Pryor’s season-long or likely weekly ceiling at the position.

Maurile Tremblay - Team 10

PLAYER WINNING BID
Johnson, David ARI RB $59.00
Brown, Antonio PIT WR $47.00
Hilton, T.Y. IND WR $28.00
Reed, Jordan WAS TE $21.00
Powell, Bilal NYJ RB $17.00
Mariota, Marcus TEN QB $9.00
Davis, Corey TEN WR $6.00
Bortles, Blake JAC QB $1.00
Goff, Jared LAR QB $1.00
Hightower, Tim SFO RB $1.00
McNichols, Jeremy TBB RB $1.00
Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB $1.00
Sims, Charles TBB RB $1.00
Hurns, Allen JAC WR $1.00
Nelson, J.J. ARI WR $1.00
Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR $1.00
Davis, Vernon WAS TE $1.00
Smith, Jonnu TEN TE $1.00
Bailey, Dan DAL PK $1.00
Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Studs ‘n duds

Best Pick(s):

Bilal Powell ($17) - Powell remains one of my favorite values in all of fantasy football this season, particularly in PPR formats. He’s even more valuable with Quincy Enunwa out for the year, though there was no way to know that would happen when this draft occurred. Powell could see 250 touches this season, including 75 receptions.

Worst Pick(s):

Jordan Reed ($21) - The injury bug had already reared its ugly head for Jordan Reed, so spending the third-most amount of money at tight end on him seemed ill-advised. Perhaps it’s nothing, but toe injuries bad enough to require a specialist are foreboding, as is Reed’s history. Maurile covered it up by drafting Vernon Davis for $1, but the money could have spread out a bit better.

Evaluation:

Maurile’s team is going to live or die on its starters. He has a great squad if it can collectively stay on the field. If he loses one or two guys for any length of time, though, Maurile is going to need to tap dance on the waiver wire to cover up his losses.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
My basic philosophy could be described as: "I'll let your backups outscore my backups if you let my starters outscore your starters." By that metric, I succeeded. By landing David Johnson, Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Jordan Reed, Bilal Powell, and Marus Mariota, I'd put my non-flex starters up against any team's and feel very confident.

It's a high-risk strategy, though, because I have so many eggs in so few baskets. If one of my starters misses significant time with an injury, it will be extremely difficult to overcome. Even if everyone stays healthy, I'll have to get some good performances from my stable of $1 players to fill in at the flex positions.

But if things go right, no opponent should want to face my David Johnson-Antonio Brown-Jordan Reed combination. There may be weeks when those three players outscore some teams by themselves.

Besides, winning against this particular bunch of owners necessarily requires a high-risk strategy.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance?
I paid more than I wanted to for Bilal Powell. I'm fairly high on Powell -- I have him in the same general tier as Ty Montgomery, Carlos Hyde, Dalvin Cook, Spencer Ware, and C.J. Anderson. They're all likely (but not drop-dead certain) starters with strong physical talent including pass-catching ability. Powell has arguably demonstrated the highest upside of that group (look at the last four weeks of 2016: Powell was the second-best fantasy RB during that period, behind only LeVeon Bell). But wishful thinking based on small sample-size aside, I would have preferred any of several other RBs for the prices they commanded.

By the time Powell was nominated, however, scarcity at the RB position had become pronounced, and the remaining backs, including Powell, went for more than I'd expected. I figured Powell would go in the $11-$13 range, but he ultimately cost $17, which was my maximum bid at the time. I don't feel completely terrible about it because, aside from Powell, the remaining RBs I was most interested in were Duke Johnson and Jamaal Williams, and they both ended up going for even more than Powell did -- $21 and $23, respectively. I like Powell better than either of them, but I couldn't have afforded them even if my preferences had been reversed.

Still, the fact that I waited so long to grab a second starting RB, when scarcity raised prices so much, meant that I was stuck with making only $1 bids for the entire second half of the draft, which is a pretty big handicap. If I had things to do over again, I would have made a stronger play for backs that had gone earlier. C.J. Anderson, for example, went for just $13.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's.
From my own roster, I like the value I got for Jordan Reed at $21. He was discounted significantly from Gronkowski ($31) and Kelce ($30), much closer in price to Greg Olsen ($20) and Zach Ertz ($19).

On other people's rosters, I thought there were a number of other very good values in the $20-$23 range as well. Standouts to me include Demaryius Thomas ($23 to Dodds), Lamar Miller ($23 to Dodds), and Keenan Allen ($22 to Tuccitto).

Chad Parsons - Team 11

PLAYER WINNING BID
Nelson, Jordy GBP WR $37.00
Ajayi, Jay MIA RB $28.00
Fournette, Leonard JAC RB $20.00
Woodhead, Danny BAL RB $15.00
Adams, Davante GBP WR $15.00
Brees, Drew NOS QB $12.00
Henry, Derrick TEN RB $10.00
Brown, John ARI WR $10.00
Garcon, Pierre SFO WR $10.00
Forte, Matt NYJ RB $8.00
Riddick, Theo DET RB $8.00
Clay, Charles BUF TE $5.00
Watson, Ben BAL TE $5.00
Manning, Eli NYG QB $4.00
White, Kevin CHI WR $4.00
Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK $3.00
Doctson, Josh WAS WR $2.00
Gates, Antonio LAC TE $2.00
Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB $1.00
Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Balanced approach

Best Pick(s):

Pierre Garcon ($10) - Pierre Garcon was 32nd in standard scoring last season, but he was 22nd in PPR. That’s because he was the No. 1 receiver in Washington, a role he will reprise in San Francisco this year. He did it on just 114 targets while scoring just three touchdowns last year, too. At $10, he is a bargain.

Worst Pick(s):

John Brown ($10) - Maybe Brown goes back to being a weekly boom-or-bust guy -- in other words, a nice best-ball option -- but those injuries just keep piling up. He’s already dinged up in training camp, and he might wind up fourth or fifth on his team in targets this season.

Evaluation:

They may not be my favorite fantasy options this season, but Jay Ajayi and Leonard Fournette were pretty good values, relatively speaking. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Theo Riddick and Danny Woodhead outscore them given the PPR format, and it’s good Chad nabbed those guys, too. Tight end could be a sore spot if Charles Clay falters. Ben Watson and Antonio Gates are over 70 years old combined, after all.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
My self-assessed weakness in an auction is to wait too long before jumping in for players and building a roster without any top-end players. As a result, I dominate the middle and end of the auction but can be left with money left at the end. This auction was the best execution I have had in the past few. I budgeted for each spot on the roster, allowing for a top running back and receiver, and was very active in bidding on players I felt were undervalued early in bidding. I was the first team to win 10 players and had just the right amount of money for the final 3-4 roster spots to get my guys and not leave money on the table. 

A couple of deviations from my pre-auction plan was splurging on Drew Brees (perennial top-3 fantasy quarterback) for $12 when I planned to go less than $10 between two quarterbacks for a committee approach. As I saved money by not buying a running back for $40+, I pivoted and used the extra $5-10 on the quarterback upgrade. With Aaron Rodgers going for $17 as the QB1, I loved getting Brees for 29% less as the QB2/3 tied with Tom Brady in auction price.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
I found running backs to be outstanding values throughout much of the auction. As a result, I indulged more than expected beyond my starters. I got Jay Ajayi early on for $28, which is the equivalent of a mid-second round valuation stacking winning bids. I expected the bidding to go another cycle or two into the 30s. Then the bidding abruptly stopped on Leonard Fournette at $20 and I owned two workhorse options for less than the cost of Ezekiel Elliott alone. At some point in the middle of the auction, I should have pivoted the funds and attention to one more solid wide receiver. I stopped bidding on two favorites like Larry Fitzgerald and Willie Snead as my WR3/4, which I would have liked my roster even more with one of those receivers instead of yet another running back in my stable.

I paid up for Jordy Nelson ($37) and loved the value of Davante Adams ($15) and Pierre Garcon ($10), but I am thin beyond the top-3 with John Brown (one of my final spend-the-rest-of-my-funds selections at $10), Josh Doctson ($2), and Kevin White ($4). 

Looking back, the optimal play would have been (while I like all the values of running backs I won) to fade Matt Forte ($8) or Theo Riddick ($8) to allocate more budget to a higher-end WR4. The $10 John Brown could have turned into $16 Willie Snead or $15 Terrelle Pryor for example.

One other 'post game report' tweak I would make is being a little more aggressive at tight end. It is 1.5 PPR for the position and while I did not expect to get a top option, Jason Witten was a name highlighted on my board. I bowed out of the bidding before he was won for $11 and I ended up paying $12 for my three-headed committee of Charles Clay, Antonio Gates, and Ben Watson. Martellus Bennett was another earlier name nominated who ended at $8 in retrospect I should have prolonged the bidding. Optimally, I would have Bennett or Witten at TE1 and added Watson as my TE2 and saved the roster spot for another wide receiver.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's.
Quarterbacks, in general, were going very cheap (in line with fading down a draft board in typical expert drafts). So many in the $5-10 range look great in the rear view mirror like Ben Roethlisberger for $6 as well as Philip Rivers. I could not turn down Eli Manning at $4 as an example despite already loving Drew Brees at $12.

I thought Leonard Fournette at $20 (38th-most expensive player) was insane value at running back - cheaper than Duke Johnson, Christian McCaffrey, and Lamar Miller. Joe Mixon was another solid deal (Andy Hicks) at $19. Derrick Henry at $10 was a deal I could not refuse even after I was set at running back. Of the sub-$5 crowd, Jonathan Stewart, Jacquizz Rodgers, C.J. Prosise, Latavius Murray, and James Conner were a few of my favorites.

At receiver, I fail to see the difference in salary from the top guys (Antonio Brown $47 for example) to where I got Jordy Nelson ($37). Nelson has multiple top finishes and 12+ touchdown seasons and, oh yeah, Aaron Rodgers. I thought Julian Edelman ($14 to Matt Harmon), Pierre Garcon ($10 to me), and Kenny Britt ($3 to Jeff Haseley) stuck out in the less expensive bucket of the position.

The tight ends were pricey by my values, even with the scoring premium, so the middle-of-the-road options look the best on paper following the auction. Jason Witten ($11 to Aaron Rudnicki), Martellus Bennett ($8 to David Dodds), and Eric Ebron ($6 to Mark Wimer) were all optimal compared to the $20-30 spent on the upper-level options earlier in the auction.

Stephen Holloway - Team 12

PLAYER WINNING BID
Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB $51.00
Johnson, Duke CLE RB $21.00
Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE $18.00
Graham, Jimmy SEA TE $16.00
Walker, Delanie TEN TE $15.00
Marshall, Brandon NYG WR $11.00
Cobb, Randall GBP WR $10.00
Martin, Doug TBB RB $9.00
Wallace, Mike BAL WR $8.00
Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB $6.00
Coleman, Corey CLE WR $5.00
Prosise, C.J. SEA RB $3.00
James, Jesse PIT TE $3.00
Watson, Deshaun HOU QB $2.00
Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR $2.00
Texans, Houston HOU Def $2.00
Flacco, Joe BAL QB $1.00
Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK $1.00
Lutz, Wil NOS PK $1.00
Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def $1.00

Overall Strategy: Draft all the tight ends

Best Pick(s):

Le’Veon Bell ($51) - Spending was tight at the top of this draft. After David Johnson was capped at $59, Bell was immediately nominated and won by Holloway for just $51. He is my top-ranked PPR back this season, and using just over 25 percent of his budget for him was a huge deal or Holloway.

Worst Pick(s):

Houston Texans ($2) and Kyle Rudolph ($18) - I’m not a huge fan of spending more than $1 on a kicker or defense to begin with, but the Texans also happened to be one of two defenses Holloway took.

Kyle Rudolph isn’t a bad fantasy pick this season, but he has had one good year of production thus far in his career. What if he is the next Gary Barnidge? With so many good values at the position and the fact Stephen took two other top-12 tight ends, spending so much on Rudolph seemed like a bit too much.

Evaluation:

I’m not entirely sure Stephen wasn’t drafting a best-ball team. He ponied up quite a bit for three tight ends, and he’s the only drafter that took two kickers and two defenses. If this was a real draft, I might have tried to avoid taking any kickers or defenses, let alone two of each. Holloway wound up with just four running backs, three of which are question marks as every-week starters.

post-draft questions

1. What was your strategy going into the auction and how did it turn out?
I have not participated in many auctions and my lack of experience shows, especially among the outstanding group of owners assembled for this mock auction draft. In my few previous mocks, I have hesitated to get into the action early and then spent the majority of my funds mid-way without leaving enough to grab bargains at the end. My first strategy was to get one of the top three running backs and then fill my running back depth chart with inexpensive bargain bin types to provide a RBBC approach to my RB2 position. I was successful at that first strategy. I purchased VeVeon Bell for $51, just $1 more than Elliott and $8 less than David Johnson. I rounded out my running back depth with Doug Martin, Duke Johnson and C. J. Prosise. More about Prosise later.

My second strategy was to be patient and not overspend in the mid-rounds. I was also able to accomplish that, but I went overboard and missed on a specific players that I had targeted. A few examples were Mark Ingram who went for $17, Philip Rivers who went for $6 and several mid-range wide receivers. I continually pulled up short on my targeted players and that fact destroyed my second strategy. Yes, I wound up with money at the end and I was able to get several players that I wanted, but my overall depth suffered.

My third strategy was to go heavy at the tight end position for its 1.5 ppr and availability to count three tight end scores. I finished with four tight ends, Kyle Rudolph $18, Jimmy Graham $16, Delanie Walker $15 and Jesse James $3. These four are ranked by Footballguys staff / me as follows: Rudolph 6/5, Graham 5/7, Walker 7/8 and James 21/20. Solid performers and good depth.

2. What would you have done differently if you had the chance? This can be a strategy change, a bid you wish you made or didn't make, etc. 
First off, I was a late add and made the mistake of thinking the league was best ball. I just misread the league set up and that cost me dearly. ALWAYS, know your league set-up and rules and if possible know the tendencies of your fellow drafters. I failed badly here. I was wasted necessary depth spots by being one of only two owners that had two defenses and the only one with two kickers. I really needed that additional  depth at wide receiver and running back.

Secondly, I like Prosise and I got him at a $3 cost, but after I wasted my depth positions at defense and kicker, the purchase of Prosise left me with too much money and too few spots.

3. Which player's winning bid was the best value? One from your roster and one from someone else's. 
I liked having a top three running back rostered early and thought $51 a fair price for LeVeon Bell, particularly compared to Johnson $59 and Elliott $50. I liked several wide receiver value picks, Doug Baldwin $25 by Tuccitto, Demaryius Thomas $23 by David Dodds and Larry Fitzgerald $20 by BJ Vanderwoude. Any of those three rostered early would have improved my team greatly.

Auction by highest winning bid

PLAYER WINNING BID
WINNING BIDDER
Johnson, David ARI RB $59.00
Maurile Tremblay
Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB $51.00
Stephen Holloway
Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB $50.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Brown, Antonio PIT WR $47.00
Maurile Tremblay
Beckham, Odell NYG WR $45.00 Danny Tuccitto
Jones, Julio ATL WR $43.00 Matt Harmon
Evans, Mike TBB WR $39.00 Justin Howe
Green, A.J. CIN WR $38.00 Danny Tuccitto
Nelson, Jordy GBP WR $37.00 Chad Parsons
Freeman, Devonta ATL RB $35.00 Andy Hicks
Thomas, Michael NOS WR $34.00 Justin Howe
McCoy, LeSean BUF RB $33.00 Mark Wimer
Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE $31.00 Danny Tuccitto
Gordon, Melvin LAC RB $31.00 Jeff Haseley
Bryant, Dez DAL WR $30.00 Matt Harmon
Cooper, Amari OAK WR $30.00 Andy Hicks
Kelce, Travis KCC TE $30.00 Justin Howe
Howard, Jordan CHI RB $28.00 Matt Harmon
Ajayi, Jay MIA RB $28.00 Chad Parsons
Hilton, T.Y. IND WR $28.00
Maurile Tremblay
Baldwin, Doug SEA WR $25.00 Danny Tuccitto
Cooks, Brandin NEP WR $25.00 David Dodds
Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR $25.00 Jeff Haseley
Gurley, Todd LAR RB $25.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Robinson, Allen JAC WR $24.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Murray, DeMarco TEN RB $24.00 Andy Hicks
Williams, Jamaal GBP RB $23.00 Mark Wimer
Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR $23.00 David Dodds
Miller, Lamar HOU RB $23.00 David Dodds
Allen, Keenan LAC WR $22.00 Danny Tuccitto
Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB $22.00 Mark Wimer
Reed, Jordan WAS TE $21.00
Maurile Tremblay
Johnson, Duke CLE RB $21.00
Stephen Holloway
Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR $20.00 Aaron Rudnicki
McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB $20.00 Jeff Haseley
Olsen, Greg CAR TE $20.00 David Dodds
Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR $20.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Fournette, Leonard JAC RB $20.00 Chad Parsons
Cook, Dalvin MIN RB $19.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Watkins, Sammy BUF WR $19.00 Jeff Haseley
Crabtree, Michael OAK WR $19.00 David Dodds
Ertz, Zach PHI TE $19.00 Andy Hicks
Mixon, Joe CIN RB $19.00 Andy Hicks
Crowder, Jamison WAS WR $18.00 Jeff Haseley
Landry, Jarvis MIA WR $18.00 Andy Hicks
Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE $18.00
Stephen Holloway
Hill, Tyreek KCC WR $18.00 David Dodds
Abdullah, Ameer DET RB $17.00 Mark Wimer
Eifert, Tyler CIN TE $17.00 Matt Harmon
Powell, Bilal NYJ RB $17.00
Maurile Tremblay
Montgomery, Ty GBP RB $17.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB $17.00 David Dodds
Diggs, Stefon MIN WR $17.00 Matt Harmon
Ingram, Mark NOS RB $17.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB $17.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Snead, Willie NOS WR $16.00 Justin Howe
Doyle, Jack IND TE $16.00 Justin Howe
Graham, Jimmy SEA TE $16.00
Stephen Holloway
Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR $16.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Lacy, Eddie SEA RB $16.00 Andy Hicks
Ware, Spencer KCC RB $15.00 Danny Tuccitto
Hyde, Carlos SFO RB $15.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Adams, Davante GBP WR $15.00 Chad Parsons
Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR $15.00 Jeff Haseley
Tate, Golden DET WR $15.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Walker, Delanie TEN TE $15.00
Stephen Holloway
Coleman, Tevin ATL RB $15.00 Justin Howe
Woodhead, Danny BAL RB $15.00 Chad Parsons
Gillislee, Mike NEP RB $14.00 Matt Harmon
Edelman, Julian NEP WR $14.00 Matt Harmon
Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR $14.00 Mark Wimer
Bryant, Martavis PIT WR $14.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Anderson, C.J. DEN RB $13.00 Jeff Haseley
Henry, Hunter LAC TE $13.00 Jeff Haseley
Gore, Frank IND RB $12.00 Matt Harmon
Brady, Tom NEP QB $12.00 David Dodds
Perkins, Paul NYG RB $12.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Williams, Tyrell LAC WR $12.00 Mark Wimer
Brees, Drew NOS QB $12.00 Chad Parsons
Parker, DeVante MIA WR $11.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Witten, Jason DAL TE $11.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Marshall, Brandon NYG WR $11.00
Stephen Holloway
Ryan, Matt ATL QB $11.00 Mark Wimer
Brown, John ARI WR $10.00 Chad Parsons
Williams, Jonathan BUF RB $10.00 Mark Wimer
Henry, Derrick TEN RB $10.00 Chad Parsons
Thielen, Adam MIN WR $10.00 Mark Wimer
Cobb, Randall GBP WR $10.00
Stephen Holloway
Peterson, Adrian NOS RB $10.00 Andy Hicks
Decker, Eric TEN WR $10.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Garcon, Pierre SFO WR $10.00 Chad Parsons
Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR $10.00 Justin Howe
Luck, Andrew IND QB $10.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Mariota, Marcus TEN QB $9.00
Maurile Tremblay
Bernard, Giovani CIN RB $9.00 David Dodds
Wilson, Russell SEA QB $9.00 Justin Howe
Martin, Doug TBB RB $9.00
Stephen Holloway
Moncrief, Donte IND WR $9.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Jones, Marvin DET WR $9.00 Mark Wimer
Forte, Matt NYJ RB $8.00 Chad Parsons
Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB $8.00 Aaron Rudnicki
West, Terrance BAL RB $8.00 Justin Howe
Wallace, Mike BAL WR $8.00
Stephen Holloway
Meredith, Cameron CHI WR $8.00 Matt Harmon
Jackson, DeSean TBB WR $8.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Riddick, Theo DET RB $8.00 Chad Parsons
Bennett, Martellus GBP TE $8.00 David Dodds
Fleener, Coby NOS TE $7.00 Mark Wimer
Hooper, Austin ATL TE $7.00 Mark Wimer
Cousins, Kirk WAS QB $7.00 Jeff Haseley
Perine, Samaje WAS RB $7.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB $6.00
Stephen Holloway
Brate, Cameron TBB TE $6.00 David Dodds
Davis, Corey TEN WR $6.00
Maurile Tremblay
Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE $6.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Rivers, Philip LAC QB $6.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Beasley, Cole DAL WR $6.00 Jeff Haseley
Kelley, Rob WAS RB $6.00 Jeff Haseley
Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR $6.00 David Dodds
Ebron, Eric DET TE $6.00 Mark Wimer
Thomas, Julius MIA TE $6.00 Jeff Haseley
Matthews, Rishard TEN WR $5.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Carr, Derek OAK QB $5.00 Andy Hicks
Watson, Ben BAL TE $5.00 Chad Parsons
Jones, Zay BUF WR $5.00 Mark Wimer
Engram, Evan NYG TE $5.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Newton, Cam CAR QB $5.00 Matt Harmon
Winston, Jameis TBB QB $5.00 Danny Tuccitto
Clay, Charles BUF TE $5.00 Chad Parsons
White, James NEP RB $5.00 Jeff Haseley
Coleman, Corey CLE WR $5.00
Stephen Holloway
Manning, Eli NYG QB $4.00 Chad Parsons
Everett, Gerald LAR TE $4.00 Andy Hicks
Hunt, Kareem KCC RB $4.00 Justin Howe
Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB $4.00 Justin Howe
Woods, Robert LAR WR $4.00 Andy Hicks
Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB $4.00 David Dodds
White, Kevin CHI WR $4.00 Chad Parsons
Matthews, Jordan PHI WR $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Williams, Joe SFO RB $3.00 Justin Howe
Wentz, Carson PHI QB $3.00 Mark Wimer
Dalton, Andy CIN QB $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Washington, DeAndre OAK RB $3.00 Matt Harmon
Broncos, Denver DEN Def $3.00 Mark Wimer
Prescott, Dak DAL QB $3.00 Danny Tuccitto
Stafford, Matthew DET QB $3.00 Andy Hicks
Burkhead, Rex NEP RB $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Samuel, Curtis CAR WR $3.00 Mark Wimer
Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK $3.00 Chad Parsons
Shepard, Sterling NYG WR $3.00 Justin Howe
Prosise, C.J. SEA RB $3.00
Stephen Holloway
Rawls, Thomas SEA RB $3.00 Justin Howe
Kamara, Alvin NOS RB $3.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Palmer, Carson ARI QB $3.00 BJ Vanderwoude
James, Jesse PIT TE $3.00
Stephen Holloway
Britt, Kenny CLE WR $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Kupp, Cooper LAR WR $2.00 Andy Hicks
Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Doctson, Josh WAS WR $2.00 Chad Parsons
Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Swoope, Erik IND TE $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Higbee, Tyler LAR TE $2.00 Andy Hicks
Charles, Jamaal DEN RB $2.00 David Dodds
Tucker, Justin BAL PK $2.00 Andy Hicks
Kittle, George SFO TE $2.00 Mark Wimer
Murray, Latavius MIN RB $2.00 Jeff Haseley
Mack, Marlon IND RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Conner, James PIT RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Perriman, Breshad BAL WR $2.00 Andy Hicks
Watson, Deshaun HOU QB $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def $2.00 David Dodds
Njoku, David CLE TE $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Gates, Antonio LAC TE $2.00 Chad Parsons
Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Howard, O.J. TBB TE $2.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Cook, Jared OAK TE $2.00 Andy Hicks
Boldin, Anquan BUF WR $2.00 David Dodds
Texans, Houston HOU Def $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Bryant, Matt ATL PK $2.00 Mark Wimer
Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Sims, Charles TBB RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR $1.00 Mark Wimer
Nelson, J.J. ARI WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Prater, Matt DET PK $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Crosby, Mason GBP PK $1.00 Jeff Haseley
Davis, Vernon WAS TE $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Stills, Kenny MIA WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Gallman, Wayne NYG RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Vereen, Shane NYG RB $1.00 Justin Howe
Dawson, Phil ARI PK $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Bortles, Blake JAC QB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB $1.00 Chad Parsons
Fuller, Will HOU WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Lee, Marqise JAC WR $1.00 Andy Hicks
Barnidge, Gary FA TE $1.00 David Dodds
DeValve, Seth CLE TE $1.00 Matt Harmon
Lockett, Tyler SEA WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR $1.00 Andy Hicks
Gano, Graham CAR PK $1.00 Matt Harmon
Santos, Cairo KCC PK $1.00 David Dodds
Smith, Alex KCC QB $1.00 David Dodds
Vinatieri, Adam IND PK $1.00 Justin Howe
Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def $1.00 Andy Hicks
Golladay, Kenny DET WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Giants, New York NYG Def $1.00 Jeff Haseley
Hightower, Tim SFO RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Lutz, Wil NOS PK $1.00
Stephen Holloway
McNichols, Jeremy TBB RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Kizer, DeShone CLE QB $1.00 Justin Howe
Booker, Devontae DEN RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Shaheen, Adam CHI TE $1.00 David Dodds
Goff, Jared LAR QB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Agholor, Nelson PHI WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Flacco, Joe BAL QB $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Bailey, Dan DAL PK $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Anderson, Robby NYJ WR $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Hill, Jeremy CIN RB $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Thompson, Chris WAS RB $1.00 Matt Harmon
McFadden, Darren DAL RB $1.00 Matt Harmon
Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Smith, Jonnu TEN TE $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Patriots, New England NEP Def $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Panthers, Carolina CAR Def $1.00 Justin Howe
Ross, John CIN WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Hurns, Allen JAC WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Lewis, Dion NEP RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Allen, Dwayne NEP TE $1.00 Justin Howe
Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def $1.00 Chad Parsons
McManus, Brandon DEN PK $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Sproles, Darren PHI RB $1.00 Justin Howe
Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def $1.00 Matt Harmon
Bradford, Sam MIN QB $1.00 Matt Harmon
Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki
McDonald, Vance SFO TE $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude

highest winning bid by position

PLAYER WINNING BID
WINNING BIDDER

Quarterback

   
Rodgers, Aaron GBP QB $17.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Brady, Tom NEP QB $12.00 David Dodds
Brees, Drew NOS QB $12.00 Chad Parsons
Ryan, Matt ATL QB $11.00 Mark Wimer
Luck, Andrew IND QB $10.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Mariota, Marcus TEN QB $9.00
Maurile Tremblay
Wilson, Russell SEA QB $9.00 Justin Howe
Cousins, Kirk WAS QB $7.00 Jeff Haseley
Rivers, Philip LAC QB $6.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Roethlisberger, Ben PIT QB $6.00
Stephen Holloway
Carr, Derek OAK QB $5.00 Andy Hicks
Newton, Cam CAR QB $5.00 Matt Harmon
Winston, Jameis TBB QB $5.00 Danny Tuccitto
Manning, Eli NYG QB $4.00 Chad Parsons
Dalton, Andy CIN QB $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Palmer, Carson ARI QB $3.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Prescott, Dak DAL QB $3.00 Danny Tuccitto
Stafford, Matthew DET QB $3.00 Andy Hicks
Wentz, Carson PHI QB $3.00 Mark Wimer
Watson, Deshaun HOU QB $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Bortles, Blake JAC QB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Bradford, Sam MIN QB $1.00 Matt Harmon
Flacco, Joe BAL QB $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Goff, Jared LAR QB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Kizer, DeShone CLE QB $1.00 Justin Howe
Smith, Alex KCC QB $1.00 David Dodds
Taylor, Tyrod BUF QB $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude

Running Back

   
Johnson, David ARI RB $59.00
Maurile Tremblay
Bell, Le'Veon PIT RB $51.00
Stephen Holloway
Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB $50.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Freeman, Devonta ATL RB $35.00 Andy Hicks
McCoy, LeSean BUF RB $33.00 Mark Wimer
Gordon, Melvin LAC RB $31.00 Jeff Haseley
Ajayi, Jay MIA RB $28.00 Chad Parsons
Howard, Jordan CHI RB $28.00 Matt Harmon
Gurley, Todd LAR RB $25.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Murray, DeMarco TEN RB $24.00 Andy Hicks
Miller, Lamar HOU RB $23.00 David Dodds
Williams, Jamaal GBP RB $23.00 Mark Wimer
Crowell, Isaiah CLE RB $22.00 Mark Wimer
Johnson, Duke CLE RB $21.00
Stephen Holloway
Fournette, Leonard JAC RB $20.00 Chad Parsons
McCaffrey, Christian CAR RB $20.00 Jeff Haseley
Cook, Dalvin MIN RB $19.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Mixon, Joe CIN RB $19.00 Andy Hicks
Abdullah, Ameer DET RB $17.00 Mark Wimer
Ingram, Mark NOS RB $17.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Lynch, Marshawn OAK RB $17.00 David Dodds
Montgomery, Ty GBP RB $17.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Powell, Bilal NYJ RB $17.00
Maurile Tremblay
Lacy, Eddie SEA RB $16.00 Andy Hicks
Coleman, Tevin ATL RB $15.00 Justin Howe
Hyde, Carlos SFO RB $15.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Ware, Spencer KCC RB $15.00 Danny Tuccitto
Woodhead, Danny BAL RB $15.00 Chad Parsons
Gillislee, Mike NEP RB $14.00 Matt Harmon
Anderson, C.J. DEN RB $13.00 Jeff Haseley
Gore, Frank IND RB $12.00 Matt Harmon
Perkins, Paul NYG RB $12.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Henry, Derrick TEN RB $10.00 Chad Parsons
Peterson, Adrian NOS RB $10.00 Andy Hicks
Williams, Jonathan BUF RB $10.00 Mark Wimer
Bernard, Giovani CIN RB $9.00 David Dodds
Martin, Doug TBB RB $9.00
Stephen Holloway
Blount, LeGarrette PHI RB $8.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Forte, Matt NYJ RB $8.00 Chad Parsons
Riddick, Theo DET RB $8.00 Chad Parsons
West, Terrance BAL RB $8.00 Justin Howe
Perine, Samaje WAS RB $7.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Kelley, Rob WAS RB $6.00 Jeff Haseley
White, James NEP RB $5.00 Jeff Haseley
Hunt, Kareem KCC RB $4.00 Justin Howe
Rodgers, Jacquizz TBB RB $4.00 Justin Howe
Stewart, Jonathan CAR RB $4.00 David Dodds
Burkhead, Rex NEP RB $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Kamara, Alvin NOS RB $3.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Prosise, C.J. SEA RB $3.00
Stephen Holloway
Rawls, Thomas SEA RB $3.00 Justin Howe
Washington, DeAndre OAK RB $3.00 Matt Harmon
Williams, Joe SFO RB $3.00 Justin Howe
Charles, Jamaal DEN RB $2.00 David Dodds
Conner, James PIT RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Foreman, D'Onta HOU RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Mack, Marlon IND RB $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Murray, Latavius MIN RB $2.00 Jeff Haseley
Booker, Devontae DEN RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Gallman, Wayne NYG RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Hightower, Tim SFO RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Hill, Jeremy CIN RB $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Lewis, Dion NEP RB $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
McFadden, Darren DAL RB $1.00 Matt Harmon
McNichols, Jeremy TBB RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Pumphrey, Donnel PHI RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Sims, Charles TBB RB $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Sproles, Darren PHI RB $1.00 Justin Howe
Thompson, Chris WAS RB $1.00 Matt Harmon
Vereen, Shane NYG RB $1.00 Justin Howe
Yeldon, T.J. JAC RB $1.00 Chad Parsons

Wide Receiver

   
Brown, Antonio PIT WR $47.00
Maurile Tremblay
Beckham, Odell NYG WR $45.00 Danny Tuccitto
Jones, Julio ATL WR $43.00 Matt Harmon
Evans, Mike TBB WR $39.00 Justin Howe
Green, A.J. CIN WR $38.00 Danny Tuccitto
Nelson, Jordy GBP WR $37.00 Chad Parsons
Thomas, Michael NOS WR $34.00 Justin Howe
Bryant, Dez DAL WR $30.00 Matt Harmon
Cooper, Amari OAK WR $30.00 Andy Hicks
Hilton, T.Y. IND WR $28.00
Maurile Tremblay
Baldwin, Doug SEA WR $25.00 Danny Tuccitto
Cooks, Brandin NEP WR $25.00 David Dodds
Hopkins, DeAndre HOU WR $25.00 Jeff Haseley
Robinson, Allen JAC WR $24.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Thomas, Demaryius DEN WR $23.00 David Dodds
Allen, Keenan LAC WR $22.00 Danny Tuccitto
Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR $20.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Jeffery, Alshon PHI WR $20.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Crabtree, Michael OAK WR $19.00 David Dodds
Watkins, Sammy BUF WR $19.00 Jeff Haseley
Crowder, Jamison WAS WR $18.00 Jeff Haseley
Hill, Tyreek KCC WR $18.00 David Dodds
Landry, Jarvis MIA WR $18.00 Andy Hicks
Diggs, Stefon MIN WR $17.00 Matt Harmon
Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR $16.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Snead, Willie NOS WR $16.00 Justin Howe
Adams, Davante GBP WR $15.00 Chad Parsons
Pryor, Terrelle WAS WR $15.00 Jeff Haseley
Tate, Golden DET WR $15.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Benjamin, Kelvin CAR WR $14.00 Mark Wimer
Bryant, Martavis PIT WR $14.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Edelman, Julian NEP WR $14.00 Matt Harmon
Williams, Tyrell LAC WR $12.00 Mark Wimer
Marshall, Brandon NYG WR $11.00
Stephen Holloway
Parker, DeVante MIA WR $11.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Brown, John ARI WR $10.00 Chad Parsons
Cobb, Randall GBP WR $10.00
Stephen Holloway
Decker, Eric TEN WR $10.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Garcon, Pierre SFO WR $10.00 Chad Parsons
Maclin, Jeremy BAL WR $10.00 Justin Howe
Thielen, Adam MIN WR $10.00 Mark Wimer
Jones, Marvin DET WR $9.00 Mark Wimer
Moncrief, Donte IND WR $9.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Jackson, DeSean TBB WR $8.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Meredith, Cameron CHI WR $8.00 Matt Harmon
Wallace, Mike BAL WR $8.00
Stephen Holloway
Beasley, Cole DAL WR $6.00 Jeff Haseley
Davis, Corey TEN WR $6.00
Maurile Tremblay
Enunwa, Quincy NYJ WR $6.00 David Dodds
Coleman, Corey CLE WR $5.00
Stephen Holloway
Jones, Zay BUF WR $5.00 Mark Wimer
Matthews, Rishard TEN WR $5.00 Aaron Rudnicki
White, Kevin CHI WR $4.00 Chad Parsons
Woods, Robert LAR WR $4.00 Andy Hicks
Britt, Kenny CLE WR $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Matthews, Jordan PHI WR $3.00 Jeff Haseley
Samuel, Curtis CAR WR $3.00 Mark Wimer
Shepard, Sterling NYG WR $3.00 Justin Howe
Boldin, Anquan BUF WR $2.00 David Dodds
Doctson, Josh WAS WR $2.00 Chad Parsons
Ginn Jr., Ted NOS WR $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Kupp, Cooper LAR WR $2.00 Andy Hicks
Perriman, Breshad BAL WR $2.00 Andy Hicks
Agholor, Nelson PHI WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Anderson, Robby NYJ WR $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Fuller, Will HOU WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Gabriel, Taylor ATL WR $1.00 Mark Wimer
Golladay, Kenny DET WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Hurns, Allen JAC WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Lee, Marqise JAC WR $1.00 Andy Hicks
Lockett, Tyler SEA WR $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Nelson, J.J. ARI WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Ross, John CIN WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Smith-Schuster, JuJu PIT WR $1.00 Andy Hicks
Stills, Kenny MIA WR $1.00 Matt Harmon
Treadwell, Laquon MIN WR $1.00
Maurile Tremblay

Tight End

   
Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE $31.00 Danny Tuccitto
Kelce, Travis KCC TE $30.00 Justin Howe
Reed, Jordan WAS TE $21.00
Maurile Tremblay
Olsen, Greg CAR TE $20.00 David Dodds
Ertz, Zach PHI TE $19.00 Andy Hicks
Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE $18.00
Stephen Holloway
Eifert, Tyler CIN TE $17.00 Matt Harmon
Doyle, Jack IND TE $16.00 Justin Howe
Graham, Jimmy SEA TE $16.00
Stephen Holloway
Walker, Delanie TEN TE $15.00
Stephen Holloway
Henry, Hunter LAC TE $13.00 Jeff Haseley
Witten, Jason DAL TE $11.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Bennett, Martellus GBP TE $8.00 David Dodds
Fleener, Coby NOS TE $7.00 Mark Wimer
Hooper, Austin ATL TE $7.00 Mark Wimer
Brate, Cameron TBB TE $6.00 David Dodds
Ebron, Eric DET TE $6.00 Mark Wimer
Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE $6.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Thomas, Julius MIA TE $6.00 Jeff Haseley
Clay, Charles BUF TE $5.00 Chad Parsons
Engram, Evan NYG TE $5.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Watson, Ben BAL TE $5.00 Chad Parsons
Everett, Gerald LAR TE $4.00 Andy Hicks
James, Jesse PIT TE $3.00
Stephen Holloway
Cook, Jared OAK TE $2.00 Andy Hicks
Gates, Antonio LAC TE $2.00 Chad Parsons
Higbee, Tyler LAR TE $2.00 Andy Hicks
Howard, O.J. TBB TE $2.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Kittle, George SFO TE $2.00 Mark Wimer
Njoku, David CLE TE $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Seferian-Jenkins, Austin NYJ TE $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Swoope, Erik IND TE $2.00 Danny Tuccitto
Allen, Dwayne NEP TE $1.00 Justin Howe
Barnidge, Gary FA TE $1.00 David Dodds
Davis, Vernon WAS TE $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
DeValve, Seth CLE TE $1.00 Matt Harmon
McDonald, Vance SFO TE $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Shaheen, Adam CHI TE $1.00 David Dodds
Smith, Jonnu TEN TE $1.00
Maurile Tremblay

 Kicker

   
Gostkowski, Stephen NEP PK $3.00 Chad Parsons
Bryant, Matt ATL PK $2.00 Mark Wimer
Tucker, Justin BAL PK $2.00 Andy Hicks
Bailey, Dan DAL PK $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Crosby, Mason GBP PK $1.00 Jeff Haseley
Dawson, Phil ARI PK $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Gano, Graham CAR PK $1.00 Matt Harmon
Janikowski, Sebastian OAK PK $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Lutz, Wil NOS PK $1.00
Stephen Holloway
McManus, Brandon DEN PK $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Prater, Matt DET PK $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Santos, Cairo KCC PK $1.00 David Dodds
Vinatieri, Adam IND PK $1.00 Justin Howe

Defense

   
Broncos, Denver DEN Def $3.00 Mark Wimer
Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def $2.00 Aaron Rudnicki
Seahawks, Seattle SEA Def $2.00 David Dodds
Texans, Houston HOU Def $2.00
Stephen Holloway
Chargers, Los Angeles LAC Def $1.00
Stephen Holloway
Chiefs, Kansas City KCC Def $1.00
Maurile Tremblay
Falcons, Atlanta ATL Def $1.00 Andy Hicks
Giants, New York NYG Def $1.00 Jeff Haseley
Jaguars, Jacksonville JAC Def $1.00 Matt Harmon
Panthers, Carolina CAR Def $1.00 Justin Howe
Patriots, New England NEP Def $1.00 BJ Vanderwoude
Rams, Los Angeles LAR Def $1.00 Danny Tuccitto
Steelers, Pittsburgh PIT Def $1.00 Chad Parsons
Vikings, Minnesota MIN Def $1.00 Aaron Rudnicki


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