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First off, this was for a magazine and it was only to build a 12 man roster that starts QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, PK (no DEF) and 5 bench spots. Standard performance league. My initial plans was try to grab a top RB and WR, then spend some cash on RB2 and maybe $5 on a QB. This was a $100 salary cap. Ends up the shallow league meant top RBs went... rather expensively. Some good deals to be had at the end but I had burned up most of my money on QB, RB,RB, Wr so I had little chance to get some nice deals. I sort of got caught on bidding up Brady but I think he is worth what I paid - just shorted me a few bucks since I was shooting to get Kitna or Romo much cheaper.

 

(My picks have an asterisk*)

 

$100 salary cap, 12 man rosters

 

QB

 

21 Peyton Manning

16 Carson Palmer

14 Drew Brees

13* Tom Brady

13 Marc Bulger

11 Donovan McNabb

9 Jon Kitna

4 Vince Young

4 Philip Rivers

3 Matt Hasselbeck

3 Tony Romo

2 Jake Delhomme

2 Eli Manning

2 Ben Roethlisberger

2 Brett Favre

2 Matt Leinart

1 Michael Vick

1 J.P. Losman

1 Rex Grossman

1* Jay Cutler

 

 

RB

 

61 LaDainian Tomlinson

56 Steven Jackson

44 Frank Gore

44 Larry Johnson

33* Shaun Alexander

30 Joseph Addai

29 Willie Parker

29 Travis Henry

29 Rudi Johnson

25 Brian Westbrook

23 Laurence Maroney

20 Edgerrin James

19 Ronnie Brown

19 Maurice Jones-Drew

19 Willis McGahee

18 Reggie Bush

18* Cedric Benson

14 Clinton Portis

13 Marshawn Lynch

12 Marion Barber III

11 Thomas Jones

10 Carnell Williams

9 Deuce McAllister

8 DeAngelo Williams

8 Adrian Peterson

7 Jamal Lewis

7 Ahman Green

7 Brandon Jacobs

6 Ladell Betts

5 LaMont Jordan

5 Jerious Norwood

4 Tatum Bell

4 Kevin Jones

4 Julius Jones

4 Fred Taylor

4 Chester Taylor

3 Vernand Morency

3 Chris Brown

3* Warrick Dunn

2 Chris Henry

2 Brandon Jackson

2 Lorenzo Booker

2 DeShaun Foster

2 Brian Leonard

2 Michael Turner

1 Michael Bush

1 Garrett Wolfe

1 LenDale White

1 Anthony Thomas

1 Leon Washington

1* Tony Hunt

 

WR

 

22 Chad Johnson

21* Steve Smith

18 Torry Holt

18 Marvin Harrison

16 Terrell Owens

16 Reggie Wayne

14 Roy Williams

13 T.J. Houshmandzadeh

13 Javon Walker

13 Randy Moss

13 Lee Evans

12 Andre Johnson

12 Donald Driver

12 Larry Fitzgerald

12 Marques Colston

11 Anquan Boldin

10 Plaxico Burress

9 Hines Ward

8 Reggie Brown

6 Calvin Johnson

6 Deion Branch

5 Vincent Jackson

5 Santonio Holmes

5 Joey Galloway

4 Greg Jennings

4 Santana Moss

4 D.J. Hackett

3 Jerricho Cotchery

3* Mark Clayton

3 Chris Chambers

3 Laveranues Coles

3* Braylon Edwards

2 Wes Welker

2 Darrell Jackson

2 Bernard Berrian

2 Devery Henderson

1 Matt Jones

1 Troy Williamson

1 Jerry Porter

1 Donte Stallworth

1 Ronald Curry

1 Kevin Curtis

1 Brandon Marshall

1 Derrick Mason

1 Terry Glenn

1* Brandon Jones

 

TE

 

14 Antonio Gates

4 Tony Gonzalez

4 Vernon Davis

3 Chris Cooley

3 Alge Crumpler

3 Jeremy Shockey

2 Benjamin Watson

2 Todd Heap

2* Kellen Winslow (sometimes waiting pays off)

1 Owen Daniels

1 Dallas Clark

1 L.J. Smith

1 Jason Witten

1 Heath Miller

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You must have a lot of confidence in SA to pay 33$ for him... I think the Tom Brady pick was spot on. My local is a 16 man auction with a 200$ cap. Thanks for the preview. :D

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Cutler for a buck? Nice.

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Here is your roster:

 

QB - Brady, Cutler

RB - Alexander, Benson, Dunn, Hunt

WR - S. Smith, Clayton, Edwards, B. Jones

TE - Winslow

PK - not listed

 

Solid starting lineup for a 12 team league! IMO you're a little thin is WR, but most weeks it will be Smith + mix and match, which ain't a bad combo. A solid backup for Winslow would have been nice, but given TE's are a dime a dozen after the top 8-9, you're probably in the same boat with everyone else at that position.

 

I might be a little nervous about injuries, but other than that, I'd be feeling very good with this roster.

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RB

 

12 Marion Barber III

 

11 Thomas Jones

9 Deuce McAllister

8 DeAngelo Williams

7 Ahman Green

7 Brandon Jacobs

5 Jerious Norwood

2 Brandon Jackson

 

:D

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welcome to the beauty that is an auction

 

LT went for $61 of the $100 cap. That was about the highest percentage I have ever seen for a player.

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welcome to the beauty that is an auction

 

LT went for $61 of the $100 cap. That was about the highest percentage I have ever seen for a player.

 

I thought the exact same thing myself. The top 4 RBs were way too expensive, as were the top 2 WRs. Kind of typical of what I've seen of auctions this year - too much emphasis on the 1st tier RBs so that there's nothing left to credibly fill the rest of a roster.

 

If an owner laid off the top 4 RBs and the top 4 WRs, they could have assembled one hell of a team.

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So, was this a live auction or did you somehow conduct it online? If you conducted it online, I'd be very interested in how you managed to set it up logistically.

 

Another question... based upon how the auction ended up, in hindsite would you have bid any differently than you did?

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It's tough to budget when the auction doesn't start out the way that you want. Although, SA and Benson were probably inflated fatter than you'd like, it was likely a necessary inflation to make sure that you could field a decent duo. Either way, you managed to get a solid RB corps together for about half the cap. Given that LT went for over 60%, getting your whole backfield, and a solid one at that, was solid.

 

Smith for 21 was a great deal. I have him at about 25-30 but again the RB spending likely resulted in that depression. Either way, solid value.

Cutler for $1, can't beat that. He likely goes for 3-8 in most auctions.

Edwards and Clayton are hanging out in the 5-12 range for me, great deal to nab them at $3 each.

KW2 is an absolute steal at $2.

 

I don't like taking Brady for $13 but given the QBs that went around him, it is probably justified.

 

Either way, solid auction, kudos for the post.

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welcome to the beauty that is an auction

 

LT went for $61 of the $100 cap. That was about the highest percentage I have ever seen for a player.

 

What did the LT owner end up with for the rest of his team?

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What did the LT owner end up with for the rest of his team?

 

He got a steal on Romo (3)

 

Romo

LT

Jamel Lewis

Branch

Colston

LJ Smith

Gostkowski

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We've done an auction in our local for two years now and it is suprising how many owners try to hold on to money to get some "bargains" later. While $61 for LT is pricey I have seen owners get hung with $$ for average players because all the studs are gone. I have no problem with an owner executing his auction option by getting who he wants.

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the only move i really don't like is steve smith. i know it's hidnsight, but for the same price would you rather have fitzgerald and andre johnson, or smith and mark clayton? instead, your team is one steve smith hammy away from being god-awful at WR.

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the only move i really don't like is steve smith. i know it's hidnsight, but for the same price would you rather have fitzgerald and andre johnson, or smith and mark clayton? instead, your team is one steve smith hammy away from being god-awful at WR.

 

I agree - Fitzgerald was the great value there. When I took Smith, he was the first WR bought. I thought he was worth the 21 at the time and everyone was going nuts on top players since Manning and the top RBs had gone. I would have been much happier in hindsight with Fitzgerald and addai instead of Alexander and Smith (and saved cash to spend elsewhere). The auction was rather different to start with since it was only a 12 man roster.

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So, was this a live auction or did you somehow conduct it online? If you conducted it online, I'd be very interested in how you managed to set it up logistically.

 

Another question... based upon how the auction ended up, in hindsite would you have bid any differently than you did?

 

 

All my auctions are done at Fantasy Auctioneer. I love their product for having online, LIVE auctions. It really is a great way to do it and I have seen nothing remotely close to what it does. If you want to do an online live auction, you should check it out. I have done auctions on instant messengers and in chatrooms before, but nothing comes close to what FA does.

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Here is your roster:

 

QB - Brady, Cutler

RB - Alexander, Benson, Dunn, Hunt

WR - S. Smith, Clayton, Edwards, B. Jones

TE - Winslow

PK - not listed

 

Solid starting lineup for a 12 team league! IMO you're a little thin is WR, but most weeks it will be Smith + mix and match, which ain't a bad combo. A solid backup for Winslow would have been nice, but given TE's are a dime a dozen after the top 8-9, you're probably in the same boat with everyone else at that position.

 

I might be a little nervous about injuries, but other than that, I'd be feeling very good with this roster.

Pretty much sums it up for me. That league was way top-heavy, even given the smaller rosters. $61 for LT is laughable. And Suffering succotash! w/Gates for $14 then the rest $4 on down (and $2 for Heap)??

 

Also agree w/what DMD said on FA.com. Hands down the best thing going near as I can tell.

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He got a steal on Romo (3)

 

Romo

LT

Jamel Lewis

Branch

Colston

LJ Smith

Gostkowski

 

This was actually a pretty good rest of the draft for what was paid for LT.

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