You have to do some research with this one. Being that Pujols is the consensus top fantasy player, I'm assuming by putting him back you're intending to get him back at a cheaper price. There are a few things to consider:
- How many potential big salary players will be available in the draft? If there are other options out there, other owners may be less willing to go to that magical $50 price, and spend their money elsewhere.
- Are there other quality options at 1B? Again if there is say a Roy Halladay type of SP and say a Prince Fielder/Justin Moreau level 1B, then owners may be more willing to spend say $30 and $30 for two than $50 for one.
- Is there a Cardinal's fan in your league with a need at 1B? As much as we try to separate ourselves from our fandom, if St. Louis Joe has been waiting to own Pujols on his team, and he's out there he may be willing to push the price tag over that $49 range.
- Does your roster have bargain keepers to offset Pujols $49 price tag? In one of my leagues I'm faced with the same predicament, I have Pujols at $47, however I was also able to draft A. McCutchen as a rookie @ $5, and a few other end of the draft $1 players that have more than outperformed their price tag. This makes it easier for me to absorb the $47 Pujols salary.
Just some things to ponder with those on the fence high price guys.