First, DC, love what you've got up here so far...about 2,500% less boring than what other sites have!
At any rate, I took a couple seasons off of fantasy puck (unsurprisingly, it's hard to find guys interested in fantasy hockey in Australia), but am back on it this year.
My buddy convinced me to jump into his dynasty league he's starting, a 12-team, 13-keeper auction draft roto league. I disagree with a few things in it, like roto (I think H2H is way more exciting), counting blocked shots, removing the auction $ values after the first year and making it a regular draft in following years, etc., but whatever, beggars and choosers.
At any rate, I'm an old hat when it comes to baseball auctions, but have never done one with hockey before, and definitely not one with keeper implications. My initial thought was to blow $175 or so on my first 13 - 15 players/1 - 2 goalies, aiming for potential keepers, and then fill out my roster with guys who are 1- or 2-category studs like Dan Girardi (236 BS, 195 hits), etc.
Does that make sense? I'm wary of how important the draft will be, because no matter what I wouldn't be keeping those first 13 I draft, but the top 5 or 6 guys will be anchors for a few years most likely.
Any tips or sleepers in a draft/league format like this would be greatly appreciated!
12-team, 10x10 H2H; 20 MLB, 8 MiLB keepers (keepers in bold)
SS/2B/MI: Kinsler/A Escobar/Mercer
UTILx2: Avisail Garcia, Carl Crawford
Bench: Choo, Odor
SP: Hamels, Greinke, Minor, Shields, Samardzjia, A. Wood, Paxton, Shoemaker
RP: Britton, Rondon, K-Rod, Clippard, Broxton, Jensen
DL: Goldschmidt, Ryu, Derek Holland, Cuddyer
Minors: Bryant (CHC), Heaney (MIA), Norris (TOR), Cecchini (BOS), Hanson (PIT), Tapia (COL), Salazar (CLE), Shipley (ARI)
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