J35J wrote:BigZ38 wrote:Element wrote:This kind of approach never works in my auction. It's only 12 team, 23 players, but everyone is always active and you only get 10 add/drops all season (unlimited DL/ML moves). You would be out of waive moves by the end of April.
10 add/drops? Thats absurd and a lazy league.
I wouldn't say that at all. It puts emphasis on player evaluation...you can't just go add/dropping 3-4 guys a week and hope you hit on one. It also gives so much value to the draft as well. I'd say it makes you work harder in a league like this in some aspects because you have to evaluate every move you make to the nth degree because you have so few moves to make...you certainly can't blindly waste an add on someone just because...you better be sure! I've seen some guys add and drop every young guy that makes it to the big club regardless of any research or possiblity that they might even be good just for the fact that if he does hit on 1 or 2 out of the 50 moves he made on the young guys then it can really put you over the top...no skill in that.
Anyway, you'll retain most of your drafted team if they perform well, if they don't perform well you won't retain most of your team...doesn't matter how much you spend on them. Just look at the few posts in this thread, those teams that have done well still have most of their drafted team...it's not often that you win a league because you've gotten rid of most of your roster for fa/ww acquisitions. It will always be about player evaluation...if 3 of your 5 $40 dollar players flop or get hurt and none of your $1-2 players bust out for you then you aren't going to win. If you don't go the Stars/Scrubs route and you pick right on all the $15 players then you'll still win...there's a million ways to spend your money...the way that works every time is not being wrong on the players you pick.
Exactly. I spend more time evaluating moves and strategies in this league than any other. You can't react on impulse and you need to be creative. It's been running 16 years strong and is by far my preferred league setup.