Fantasy Team Advice

All things in moderation approach to fantasy football auction drafting – 10 team ESPN mock auction ($200 bankroll)

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

Player Team Position  ESPN (6/7)
Adrian Peterson MIN RB  $         62.00
Arian Foster HOU RB  $         52.00
Doug Martin TB RB  $         51.00
Marshawn Lynch SEA RB  $         50.00
C.J. Spiller BUF RB  $         47.00
Alfred Morris WAS RB  $         46.00
Ray Rice BAL RB  $         45.00
Jamaal Charles KC RB  $         44.00
LeSean McCoy PHI RB  $         42.00
Aaron Rodgers GB QB  $         40.00
Calvin Johnson DET WR  $         40.00
Trent Richardson CLE RB  $         39.00
A.J. Green CIN WR  $         37.00
Steven Jackson ATL RB  $         37.00
Stevan Ridley NE RB  $         35.00
Matt Forte CHI RB  $         34.00
Dez Bryant DAL WR  $         34.00
Jimmy Graham NO TE  $         33.00
Drew Brees NO QB  $         32.00
Frank Gore SF RB  $         32.00
Tom Brady NE QB  $         31.00
Brandon Marshall CHI WR  $         31.00
Julio Jones ATL WR  $         31.00
Chris Johnson TEN RB  $         28.00
Maurice Jones-Drew JAC RB  $         28.00
Demaryius Thomas DEN WR  $         27.00
Percy Harvin SEA WR  $         25.00
Peyton Manning DEN QB  $         25.00
Cam Newton CAR QB  $         24.00
Roddy White ATL WR  $         22.00
Andre Johnson HOU WR  $         21.00
David Wilson NYG RB  $         21.00
Randall Cobb GB WR  $         21.00
Reggie Bush DET RB  $         21.00
Victor Cruz NYG WR  $         20.00
Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR  $         19.00
Wes Welker DEN WR  $         19.00
Darren McFadden OAK RB  $         18.00
Vincent Jackson TB WR  $         18.00
Greg Jennings MIN WR  $         18.00
Montee Ball DEN RB  $         16.00
Rob Gronkowski NE TE  $         16.00
Matt Ryan ATL QB  $         16.00
Colin Kaepernick SF QB  $         16.00
Darren Sproles NO RB  $         16.00
Jordy Nelson GB WR  $         15.00
Marques Colston NO WR  $         15.00
Chris Ivory NYJ RB  $         15.00
Aaron Hernandez NE TE  $         14.00
Reggie Wayne IND WR  $         13.00
DeMarco Murray DAL RB  $         13.00
Russell Wilson SEA QB  $         13.00
Mike Wallace MIA WR  $         13.00
Ryan Mathews SD RB  $         12.00
Eddie Lacy GB RB  $         12.00
Lamar Miller MIA RB  $         12.00
Robert Griffin III WAS QB  $         11.00
Jason Witten DAL TE  $         11.00
Steve Smith CAR WR  $         11.00
Dwayne Bowe KC WR  $         11.00
Le’Veon Bell PIT RB  $         11.00
Tony Gonzalez ATL TE  $         10.00
Antonio Brown PIT WR  $         10.00
Pierre Garcon WAS WR  $         10.00
Cecil Shorts JAC WR  $         10.00
Torrey Smith BAL WR  $         10.00
Vernon Davis SF TE  $            9.00
Danny Amendola NE WR  $            9.00
Hakeem Nicks NYG WR  $            9.00
Vick Ballard IND RB  $            9.00
Matthew Stafford DET QB  $            9.00
BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN RB  $            8.00
Anquan Boldin SF WR  $            8.00
Rashard Mendenhall ARI RB  $            8.00
Dennis Pitta BAL TE  $            7.00
Steve Johnson BUF WR  $            7.00
Eric Decker DEN WR  $            7.00
James Jones GB WR  $            7.00
Andrew Luck IND QB  $            7.00
Isaiah Pead STL RB  $            7.00
Andre Brown NYG RB  $            7.00
Tavon Austin STL WR  $            6.00
DeSean Jackson PHI WR  $            6.00
Kyle Rudolph MIN TE  $            6.00
Shane Vereen NE RB  $            6.00
Tony Romo DAL QB  $            6.00
T.Y. Hilton IND WR  $            6.00
Seahawks SEA DEF/ST  $            5.00
Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB  $            5.00
Danario Alexander SD WR  $            5.00
Johnathan Franklin GB RB  $            5.00
Miles Austin DAL WR  $            5.00
Owen Daniels HOU TE  $            5.00
Eli Manning NYG QB  $            4.00
Stephen Gostkowski NE K  $            4.00
Antonio Gates SD TE  $            4.00
Jonathan Stewart CAR RB  $            4.00
Mike Williams TB WR  $            4.00
Texans HOU DEF/ST  $            3.00
Ryan Williams ARI RB  $            3.00
Giovani Bernard CIN RB  $            3.00
Greg Olsen CAR TE  $            2.00
49ers SF DEF/ST  $            2.00
Mark Ingram NO RB  $            2.00
Jeremy Maclin PHI WR  $            2.00
Brandon Myers NYG TE  $            2.00
Lance Moore NO WR  $            2.00
Broncos DEN DEF/ST  $            2.00
Josh Gordon CLE WR  $            2.00
Bryce Brown PHI RB  $            2.00
Bernard Pierce BAL RB  $            2.00
Jared Cook STL TE  $            1.00
Bears CHI DEF/ST  $            1.00
Blair Walsh MIN K  $            1.00
Mikel Leshoure DET RB  $            1.00
Matt Bryant ATL K  $            1.00
Ahmad Bradshaw IND RB  $            1.00
Kenny Britt TEN WR  $            1.00
Sidney Rice SEA WR  $            1.00
Bengals CIN DEF/ST  $            1.00
Patriots NE DEF/ST  $            1.00
Justin Tucker BAL K  $            1.00
Emmanuel Sanders PIT WR  $            1.00
Denarius Moore OAK WR  $            1.00
Joe Flacco BAL QB  $            1.00
Chris Givens STL WR  $            1.00
Martellus Bennett CHI TE  $            1.00
Jacquizz Rodgers ATL RB  $            1.00
Rams STL DEF/ST  $            1.00
Kendall Wright TEN WR  $            1.00
DeAngelo Wililams CAR RB  $            1.00
Daryl Richardson STL RB  $            1.00
Phil Dawson SF K  $            1.00
Michael Vick PHI QB  $            1.00
Ben Tate HOU RB  $            1.00
Fred Jackson BUF RB  $            1.00
Steelers PIT DEF/ST  $            1.00
Brandon Lloyd FA WR  $            1.00
Brandon Pettigrew DET TE  $            1.00
DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR  $            1.00
Packers GB DEF/ST  $            1.00
Randy Bullock HOU K  $            1.00
Sam Bradford STL QB  $            1.00
Andy Dalton CIN QB  $            1.00
Mike Goodson NYJ RB  $            1.00
Shonn Greene TEN RB  $            1.00
Malcom Floyd SD WR  $            1.00
Alshon Jeffery CHI WR  $            1.00
Michael Bush CHI RB  $            1.00
Josh Brown NYG K  $            1.00
Sebastian Janikowski OAK K  $            1.00
David Akers DET K  $            1.00
Jermichael Finley GB TE  $            1.00
Andre Roberts ARI WR  $            1.00
Robert Turbin SEA RB  $            1.00
Michael Floyd ARI WR  $            1.00
Ronnie Hillman DEN RB  $            1.00
Santonio Holmes NYJ WR  $            1.00
Matt Schaub HOU QB  $            1.00
Greg Zuerlein STL K  $                -
Kevin Smith FA RB  $                -
Matt Prater DEN K  $                -
Ravens BAL DEF/ST  $                -
Fred Davis WAS TE  $                -
Zac Stacy STL RB  $                -
Justin Blackmon JAC WR  $                -
Cowboys DAL DEF/ST  $                -
Michael Crabtree SF WR  $                -
Robbie Gould CHI K  $                -
Philip Rivers SD QB  $                -
Josh Freeman TB QB  $                -
Michael Turner FA RB  $                -
Dustin Keller MIA TE  $                -
Brian Hartline MIA WR  $                -
Buccaneers TB DEF/ST  $                -
Joseph Randle DAL RB  $                -
Jay Cutler CHI QB  $                -
Daniel Thomas MIA RB  $                -
Mike Tolbert CAR RB  $                -
Golden Tate SEA WR  $                -
Rueben Randle NYG WR  $                -
Dan Bailey DAL K  $                -
Carson Palmer ARI QB  $                -
Isaac Redman PIT RB  $                -
Coby Fleener IND TE  $                -
Jacoby Jones BAL WR  $                -
Pierre Thomas NO RB  $                -
Danny Woodhead SD RB  $                -
Marcel Reese OAK RB  $                -
Matt Flynn OAK QB  $                -
Santana Moss WAS WR  $                -
Heath Miller PIT TE  $                -
Chargers SD DEF/ST  $                -
LaMichael James SF RB  $                -
Enhanced by Zemanta
K J

K J

Lead Writer and Editor of FantasyTeamAdvice.com. Our website allows fantasy sports fans and writers the opportunity to dish out their own unique brand of fantasy advice to over 1,500,000 readers per year (and still growing!). You can find me in the forums on a regular basis interacting with one of the fastest growing fantasy sports communities on the web today.

More Posts