Conn, you should be happy, I finally spent some of my FA money.
Anyway, I had my first draft last night. 10 team Yahoo league, .5 PPR, 6 points for TD passes were the main variations in points. The position setup is different, you start one QB, one WR, one RB, one TE, one DEF, one K, and then three more spots which are WR/RB, your choice, so you could start four running backs if you so chose. Also of note, this is a league with mostly Philly fans, so when I wound up with the 3rd pick, I knew I was getting either Arian Foster or Ray Rice because it was a guarantee lock that LeSean McCoy was going with one of the first two picks. As it turns out, the guy with the #1 pick forgot about the draft and was given Foster, the #2 guy took McCoy as expected, and I wound up with Ray Rice at #3.
The draft played out well for me, because these guys are pretty hardcore in their fandom, so they were avoiding NFC East players, drafting Eagles players a little early, and some of them clearly hadn't done their research. As a result, this is the team I wound up with, a mixture of studs, potential, and a few veterans who might have solid years. Thisis the complete team, I can't log into fantasysports at work so I'm going off memory as to the approximate rounds.
QB: Matt Stafford (3rd), Peyton Manning (7th or 8th)
RB: Ray Rice (1st), Jamaal Charles (2nd), Willis McGahee (6th or 7th) Isaac Redman (Late), Mikel LeShore (Very Late)
WR: Hakeem Nicks (4th), Demaryius Thomas (5th or 6th), Pierre Garcon (8th or 9th), Reggie Wayne (10th or so) Kenny Britt (Late)
TE: Jason Witten (11th?), Greg Olsen (Very Late)
DEF: Jets (Late) Basically will just do matchup plays all season, they play the Bills week 1.
K: Accidentally took the New Orleans kicker (Kasey) who won't have the job. Have a waiver claim in for a matchup play.
This seems incredible, even for a 10 teamer. I know Witten's spleen may keep him out week 1, but the 11th round? I know Britt has his issued and could be an easy drop, but he was in the teen rounds. Hakeem Nicks lasting till the end of the 4th? Being able to get Isaac Redman late while someone else drafted Mendenhall four rounds earlier. This team should be dangerous. I did briefly consider taking Aaron Rodgers #3 overall because of the 6 pts per passing TD, but getting Stafford in the 3rd made up for it.
What do you guys think?
First ever auction draft tonight!