I play in an 8 team league. The reason I do this is because it is only my family and we don't have enough for a full league. There are also a few differences to help those who aren't as fantasy savvy or who don't check their team daily.
5x4 No WHIP R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, W, SV, K, ERA
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP No Bench
I have the 7th pick in the draft. I expect the first 5 off the board to bet to go Hanley, Pujols, Wright, Reyes and Cabrera. I plan on taking the biggest bat available hoping for Braun. Now on the way back I'm thinking Rollins. I don't think Rollins is the best available but given the drop off in SS after him and the size of the league I think it is the best play. Am I overthinking this?
Well given your rules of no WHIP, I would target the high K SPs for sure and SP on teams likely to provide W's. I say a guy like Beckett looks much better in this sort of league. Your Brandon Webb's of the world don't look quite as attractive.
Personally, I like Sizemore, so if he were available, I'd pick him in the #7 hole. He'll probably be gone, so it'll most likely come down to Braun or M Cab. A tossup, so I'd go Braun.
In the second round #10 pick depends who is left. You'll probably be chosing from Hamilton, Tex, Rollins, Howard, as the most likely pick.
My strategy has been that unless I can get Hanley, wait for a mid round SS like Drew, Hardy or Peralta. Those guys will deliver 25 or so HRs and a decent batting average.
dave knight wrote:I'd pick Sizemore then do a dance if you could get Rollins on the way back since the dropoff at shortstop is huge after him.
That's kind of what I'm thinking. If I go best available it would probably be Howard or Tex. If I pass on them I don't think I'll have any trouble getting Davis or Votto. On the other hand if I don't take Rollins I'd probably end up with Young, Hardy or Jeter.