Week 10 has come and gone and I’m currently sitting in 2nd place.
You can check the updated standings for yourself.
My options: Drew Brees.
- Passing Yards – 3004 (2nd)
- Passing Yards per Attempt – 8.7 (1st)
- Passing Touchdowns – 25 (1st)
That’s me driving the Brees for MVP wagon. He’s been a beast.
My WR options: Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Tyler Boyd.
My TE options: Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald.
- Receptions – 315 (5th)
- Receiving Yards – 3867 (5th)
- Receiving Touchdowns – 24 (7th)
As I predicted in the last update, I regressed in TDs down from 3rd to 7th. The pleasant surprise is how I’ve been able to climb up in receptions and receiving yards when I’ve been focusing more on rushing. Getting Jeffery and Baldwin back and Boyd’s breakout season have certainly helped.
My options: Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Phillip Lindsay, D’Onta Foreman, Ronald Jones, Chris Ivory, Rex Burkhead and Malcolm Brown.
- Rushing Yards – 1401 (9th)
- Average Yards per Rush – 4.0 (T-12th)
- Rushing Touchdowns – 14 (T-6th)
In the last update I mentioned that I might need to pull off a trade. I was right. In Week 8 I traded WR Taylor Gabriel to @PJHofer07 for RB Phillip Lindsay. I now have Barkley & Lindsay as my two RB’s to plug in every week. After that it is matchups and lottery tickets.
Week 10 – @EvFWFB makes two trades: trades WR Golden Tate to Killer Fins for RB Josh Adams and trades WR D.J. Moore to Fighting Chance Steve for RB Ito Smith.
Week 11 – Fighting Chance Steve trades WR Kenny Golladay to @FantasyTaz for QB Ben Roethlisberger.
The running theme with these trades and my trade is it is not so much that you are trading players but that you are trading categories… which is a common Roto practice.
Mid-Season Observations on the Roto Format
I firmly believe giving each team the ability to start more than one QB is essential to maximizing the strategic potential of roto fantasy football. I’ve come across 2-QB formats in points leagues and prefer them for the shear fact that someone will have to start Eli Manning occasionally (if not every week). Now, in points leagues you’re just hoping for a few TDs to make his score palatable. In roto, your hoping he doesn’t kill your Yards/Attempt and other ratios. Chess over checkers.
When putting this league together I was asked by some about doing a Best Ball format. If you are not familiar with Best Ball it is where you draft players and never have to worry about setting the lineup as your top scores each week will be used to fill out the starting lineup to maximize your point total. It is becoming more popular each season in the fantasy industry. Well, in regards to the roto format it isn’t as easy to put into practice.
Since the scoring isn’t a cut and dry point total to judge players against it is nearly impossible to determine who the “best” player is each week. The only way you could do it would be to make the stats count for every player drafted. Due to the low participation in this year’s RotoBowl (only 4 of 15 teams have submitted a complete lineup every week), I may be forced to go that route in future years.