So, I thought I'd update this post just for closure sake.
My pick-up of Alfred Morris did pay dividends resulting in my first Championship.
I made a couple trades later in the season and things definitely broke my way, but I considering my league setup, losing Week 1 helped my team tremendously.
So, I'm going to officially declare the strategy: Genius!
I think you need 'Crazy Genius' as a third option.
Morris went completely off this season. Kudos to your first championship. Of course, repeated success with the same strategy is the best way to assertain whether it was really the strategy that got you there but congrats on the win!