thejusman1 wrote:I tend to ignore speed...You can go light on RPs at the beginning...
Shh... This is by far the easiest way to dominate most casual leagues. The Yahoo/ESPN/CBS rankings always put value on players for their production throughout the year, making them really mostly applicable to roto or full-season point leagues.
Punting a category to firm up your dominance in another category is one of the easiest ways to take a little of the variance of weekly H2H and give yourself an edge. Because most offensive categories are related more to average and power than speed, this makes punting steals an easy choice. Just as you said, this also makes ignoring saves during the draft very easy. If you're confident that you'll be able to shape your team with FA later, there's no reason to pay for them.
Flexibility... watching your upcoming opponents, and putting together a team a week ahead of time
that will beat your next opponent. If you're coming up against a guy who doesn't have any base-stealing threats, there are times when you'll end up picking up and starting a Rajai Davis type player and benching a Matt Holliday. Those 2-3SB are worth more this week
than whatever else your normal starter will bring.