duckbillgates wrote:I don't see how this will work, even in a deep league like that. It's really unlikely that you can actually take a team from last to first. It takes time to build a team. And after you win the 2009 title you go back to punting 2010?
I understand all the posts where people said it would be no fun to punt on purpose every other year, I kind of expected that. But with some limited data points, it does seem to have a chance to work. The league has been around for 15+ years, I've been in it only the last few. Entering the 2006 season, my inexperience resulted in a terrible job at the draft. By the end of May I decided to rebuild. In 2007 I was just short of winning it all.
Remember, this is an auction, so you have extreme flexibility. If I wantted to really run this strategy, in a down year I would put a large chunk of my auction dollars into studs. On a $260 budget, spend $150 on 5 or 6 studs, leaving the rest of my roster thin. Then go for extreme value players, including a bunch in the $1-$5 range. During the season, you trade the studs to contenders for their best value players.
As the next year rolls around, you can have a very strong set of keepers from your $1-$5 players you drafted, plus the upside guys you traded for. Now you are in a strong position to compete the next year.
I can't argue with those who say this wouldn't be any fun, but I do think it has a chance of working.