I think punting any category is a bad idea....at least at this point in the season. The middle reliever position is very volitile. Several of those elite "hold" guys are going to be promoted to closer, injured, or end up stinking.....giving many new guys opportunities to get saves. With just a little effort you sould be able to find a few diomonds in the rough off waivers that can net you help you earn at least a few points in the holds category, and you may even do well in the cetegory.
Especially when you best options are Hughes (who wont get many starts, at least early in the season) and Wilson. Both are unproven and, though they may help with a few extra k's, they might also kill your ERA and WHIP. They are guys I would want to wait-and-see with, or possibly spot start. They aren't guys I would just plug into my starting rosters.
If you told me you had a 4th or 5th closer and could dominate the Saves category by punting, that might have been worth considering....but, since your best option is to start two marginal SP's, I'd start hunting the waiver wire for middle relievers.
There are only two situations where punting makes any sense (in my opinion). 1) It's ok to punt if you have it as your strategy BEFORE the draft (so you can aggressively overload in other categories while the rest of the league focuses on filling whichever cat. you punted); or 2) If in late May or June you realize you are doomed in a category.....and you can't manage to make any reasonable trades to address the problem.....then go ahead and punt the cetagory as a last-chance hail mary.
help with mine?http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=407113
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