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    Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers

    Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers (Photo credit: Football Schedule)

    Have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen at a fantasy draft if you saved your bankroll until everyone else had spent theirs, and then bought every player remaining at bargain basement prices?  If you have ever competed in an auction draft, you have surely wondered this, but then you get caught up in the bidding for Arian Foster, and suddenly you spent $60 on one player!

    Well I went ahead and tested the strategy out in an ESPN 10 team mock, and I certainly had my run of the field…. but as you will see I don’t recommend this strategy to anyone!  I probably had the best reserves available, but that is a lot of money to leave sitting on the bench every week, and I had so much money with one pick left that I threw it all at Greg Jennings (a player I probably wouldn’t throw more than $6 at in a standard draft, after all you do need a QB who can throw you the ball)

    My favorite pickups here were Matt Stafford at $9, Le’Veon Bell (rookie RB – PIT) for $11, and Victor Cruz at $20.  I would certainly have preferred to pick up 2 premier starting RB instead of throwing all that money at my bench, but it would have defeated the purpose of the experiment!

    QB – Colin Kaepernick – $16
    RB/RB – Ryan Mathews ($12)/ DeMarco Murray ($13)
    WR/WR – Brandon Marshall ($31)/ Reggie Wayne ($13)
    TE – Tony Gonzalez ($10)
    FLEX – Victor Cruz ($20)
    D/ST – Houston Texans ($3)
    K – Stephen Gostkowski ($4)
    BEN x7 – Greg Jennings ($18), Eddie Lacy ($12), Matthew Stafford ($9), Pierre Garcon ($10), Le’Veon Bell ($11), Torrey Smith ($10), BenJarvus Green-Ellis ($8)

    English: Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Sta...

    English: Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    10 team ESPN Mock Auction results ($200 bankroll) – June 7th, 2013

    PlayerTeamPosition ESPN (6/7)
    Adrian PetersonMINRB $         62.00
    Arian FosterHOURB $         52.00
    Doug MartinTBRB $         51.00
    Marshawn LynchSEARB $         50.00
    C.J. SpillerBUFRB $         47.00
    Alfred MorrisWASRB $         46.00
    Ray RiceBALRB $         45.00
    Jamaal CharlesKCRB $         44.00
    LeSean McCoyPHIRB $         42.00
    Aaron RodgersGBQB $         40.00
    Calvin JohnsonDETWR $         40.00
    Trent RichardsonCLERB $         39.00
    A.J. GreenCINWR $         37.00
    Steven JacksonATLRB $         37.00
    Stevan RidleyNERB $         35.00
    Matt ForteCHIRB $         34.00
    Dez BryantDALWR $         34.00
    Jimmy GrahamNOTE $         33.00
    Drew BreesNOQB $         32.00
    Frank GoreSFRB $         32.00
    Tom BradyNEQB $         31.00
    Brandon MarshallCHIWR $         31.00
    Julio JonesATLWR $         31.00
    Chris JohnsonTENRB $         28.00
    Maurice Jones-DrewJACRB $         28.00
    Demaryius ThomasDENWR $         27.00
    Percy HarvinSEAWR $         25.00
    Peyton ManningDENQB $         25.00
    Cam NewtonCARQB $         24.00
    Roddy WhiteATLWR $         22.00
    Andre JohnsonHOUWR $         21.00
    David WilsonNYGRB $         21.00
    Randall CobbGBWR $         21.00
    Reggie BushDETRB $         21.00
    Victor CruzNYGWR $         20.00
    Larry FitzgeraldARIWR $         19.00
    Wes WelkerDENWR $         19.00
    Darren McFaddenOAKRB $         18.00
    Vincent JacksonTBWR $         18.00
    Greg JenningsMINWR $         18.00
    Montee BallDENRB $         16.00
    Rob GronkowskiNETE $         16.00
    Matt RyanATLQB $         16.00
    Colin KaepernickSFQB $         16.00
    Darren SprolesNORB $         16.00
    Jordy NelsonGBWR $         15.00
    Marques ColstonNOWR $         15.00
    Chris IvoryNYJRB $         15.00
    Aaron HernandezNETE $         14.00
    Reggie WayneINDWR $         13.00
    DeMarco MurrayDALRB $         13.00
    Russell WilsonSEAQB $         13.00
    Mike WallaceMIAWR $         13.00
    Ryan MathewsSDRB $         12.00
    Eddie LacyGBRB $         12.00
    Lamar MillerMIARB $         12.00
    Robert Griffin IIIWASQB $         11.00
    Jason WittenDALTE $         11.00
    Steve SmithCARWR $         11.00
    Dwayne BoweKCWR $         11.00
    Le’Veon BellPITRB $         11.00
    Tony GonzalezATLTE $         10.00
    Antonio BrownPITWR $         10.00
    Pierre GarconWASWR $         10.00
    Cecil ShortsJACWR $         10.00
    Torrey SmithBALWR $         10.00
    Vernon DavisSFTE $            9.00
    Danny AmendolaNEWR $            9.00
    Hakeem NicksNYGWR $            9.00
    Vick BallardINDRB $            9.00
    Matthew StaffordDETQB $            9.00
    BenJarvus Green-EllisCINRB $            8.00
    Anquan BoldinSFWR $            8.00
    Rashard MendenhallARIRB $            8.00
    Dennis PittaBALTE $            7.00
    Steve JohnsonBUFWR $            7.00
    Eric DeckerDENWR $            7.00
    James JonesGBWR $            7.00
    Andrew LuckINDQB $            7.00
    Isaiah PeadSTLRB $            7.00
    Andre BrownNYGRB $            7.00
    Tavon AustinSTLWR $            6.00
    DeSean JacksonPHIWR $            6.00
    Kyle RudolphMINTE $            6.00
    Shane VereenNERB $            6.00
    Tony RomoDALQB $            6.00
    T.Y. HiltonINDWR $            6.00
    SeahawksSEADEF/ST $            5.00
    Ben RoethlisbergerPITQB $            5.00
    Danario AlexanderSDWR $            5.00
    Johnathan FranklinGBRB $            5.00
    Miles AustinDALWR $            5.00
    Owen DanielsHOUTE $            5.00
    Eli ManningNYGQB $            4.00
    Stephen GostkowskiNEK $            4.00
    Antonio GatesSDTE $            4.00
    Jonathan StewartCARRB $            4.00
    Mike WilliamsTBWR $            4.00
    TexansHOUDEF/ST $            3.00
    Ryan WilliamsARIRB $            3.00
    Giovani BernardCINRB $            3.00
    Greg OlsenCARTE $            2.00
    49ersSFDEF/ST $            2.00
    Mark IngramNORB $            2.00
    Jeremy MaclinPHIWR $            2.00
    Brandon MyersNYGTE $            2.00
    Lance MooreNOWR $            2.00
    BroncosDENDEF/ST $            2.00
    Josh GordonCLEWR $            2.00
    Bryce BrownPHIRB $            2.00
    Bernard PierceBALRB $            2.00
    Jared CookSTLTE $            1.00
    BearsCHIDEF/ST $            1.00
    Blair WalshMINK $            1.00
    Mikel LeshoureDETRB $            1.00
    Matt BryantATLK $            1.00
    Ahmad BradshawINDRB $            1.00
    Kenny BrittTENWR $            1.00
    Sidney RiceSEAWR $            1.00
    BengalsCINDEF/ST $            1.00
    PatriotsNEDEF/ST $            1.00
    Justin TuckerBALK $            1.00
    Emmanuel SandersPITWR $            1.00
    Denarius MooreOAKWR $            1.00
    Joe FlaccoBALQB $            1.00
    Chris GivensSTLWR $            1.00
    Martellus BennettCHITE $            1.00
    Jacquizz RodgersATLRB $            1.00
    RamsSTLDEF/ST $            1.00
    Kendall WrightTENWR $            1.00
    DeAngelo WililamsCARRB $            1.00
    Daryl RichardsonSTLRB $            1.00
    Phil DawsonSFK $            1.00
    Michael VickPHIQB $            1.00
    Ben TateHOURB $            1.00
    Fred JacksonBUFRB $            1.00
    SteelersPITDEF/ST $            1.00
    Brandon LloydFAWR $            1.00
    Brandon PettigrewDETTE $            1.00
    DeAndre HopkinsHOUWR $            1.00
    PackersGBDEF/ST $            1.00
    Randy BullockHOUK $            1.00
    Sam BradfordSTLQB $            1.00
    Andy DaltonCINQB $            1.00
    Mike GoodsonNYJRB $            1.00
    Shonn GreeneTENRB $            1.00
    Malcom FloydSDWR $            1.00
    Alshon JefferyCHIWR $            1.00
    Michael BushCHIRB $            1.00
    Josh BrownNYGK $            1.00
    Sebastian JanikowskiOAKK $            1.00
    David AkersDETK $            1.00
    Jermichael FinleyGBTE $            1.00
    Andre RobertsARIWR $            1.00
    Robert TurbinSEARB $            1.00
    Michael FloydARIWR $            1.00
    Ronnie HillmanDENRB $            1.00
    Santonio HolmesNYJWR $            1.00
    Matt SchaubHOUQB $            1.00
    Greg ZuerleinSTLK $                -
    Kevin SmithFARB $                -
    Matt PraterDENK $                -
    RavensBALDEF/ST $                -
    Fred DavisWASTE $                -
    Zac StacySTLRB $                -
    Justin BlackmonJACWR $                -
    CowboysDALDEF/ST $                -
    Michael CrabtreeSFWR $                -
    Robbie GouldCHIK $                -
    Philip RiversSDQB $                -
    Josh FreemanTBQB $                -
    Michael TurnerFARB $                -
    Dustin KellerMIATE $                -
    Brian HartlineMIAWR $                -
    BuccaneersTBDEF/ST $                -
    Joseph RandleDALRB $                -
    Jay CutlerCHIQB $                -
    Daniel ThomasMIARB $                -
    Mike TolbertCARRB $                -
    Golden TateSEAWR $                -
    Rueben RandleNYGWR $                -
    Dan BaileyDALK $                -
    Carson PalmerARIQB $                -
    Isaac RedmanPITRB $                -
    Coby FleenerINDTE $                -
    Jacoby JonesBALWR $                -
    Pierre ThomasNORB $                -
    Danny WoodheadSDRB $                -
    Marcel ReeseOAKRB $                -
    Matt FlynnOAKQB $                -
    Santana MossWASWR $                -
    Heath MillerPITTE $                -
    ChargersSDDEF/ST $                -
    LaMichael JamesSFRB $                -
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