Compared to standard scoring, I have tried to balance out the positions a little with the Fun League settings. For starters, both Defence and Kicker scoring has improved enough that I think it is worth making the effort to try to get a good one of each.
For Defence, I’d like to get one of those teams that could make a lot of big splashy plays (picks and sacks) - the ones I think are under-priced are Arizona, Carolina, Denver, GB and KC, so I will aim to get one of those.
For Kickers, the big boost to point-after-touchdown scores means that a good kicker on a good team should be a more reliable source of points than is usual in most scoring formats – I think maybe Mason Crosby, Dustin Hopkins or Phil Dawson might be the play. Gostkowski of course if he drops to me, but he’ll always be popular.
Only having to start one running back worked last year to calm down the mad over-drafting of RBs, so I have kept that in the Fun League again this year. If I get a top 2 pick I will still pick DJ or Leveon – but with any draft spot after that I reckon I will look to get a couple of good WRs early, and then wait around for a few later upside RBs – CJ Prosise, Duke Johnson, Kareem Hunt, Paul Perkins all on my watch list – plus Zeke would be tempting if he drops far enough (I’m counting on the ban getting reduced…)
Unless everyone waits for QBs and somehow a big hairy stud like Brady or Rodgers drops to me cheaply (last in round 3 maybe?), then I will wait and try to get two decent-ish guys that I can pick and choose between – perfectly happy if I get a QB like Dalton, Rivers or Stafford.
Two hours till the draft… I will put these notes to one side and get myself psyched up !!