So, unless A.J. Green scores 30+ points, I have successfully secured the #1 waiver position. Unfortunately, I could have won Week 1 based on my opponent's score and the number of points I left on my bench. But I can't change that now. I intentionally lost week 1.
So, now that a majority of the games have been played.
Here a list of top-5 scorers (Non-QB, Kicker, or Defenses) in my league (Standard ESPN Scoring).
Kevin Ogletree, Dal WR - 23.4
Alfred Morris, Wsh RB - 21.6
Stephen Hill, NYJ WR - 20.9
James Jones, GB WR - 14.1
Cecil Shorts, Jac WR - 13.4
Others scoring over 7 points: (Andre Roberts, Brandon LaFell, Marcedes Lewis, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Gibson, Heath Miller, Donald Jones, Shaun Draughn, Martellus Bennett, Scott Chandler, Donnie Avery, Kevin Boss, Owen Daniels, Dexter McCluster, Coby Fleener, Clay Harbor, Knowshon Moreno.)
My eye immediately goes to Alfred Morris being the only RB on the list. I dealt with Helu last year and said I'd do everything to avoid the Redskins RBBC as did most everyone else in our league, thus why Morris went undrafted and not picked up despite being named the starter. My Running backs did okay this week, but another solid option wouldn't hurt. Additionally, since Running backs are inherently more valuable I think he'll be my waiver wire pick unless something surprising happens tonight (Read: Injury).
My next choices would be Stephen Hill, James Jones, and then Kevin Ogletree. The question with all three would be consistency and longevity. (as to be expected with Week 1 performances).
Since C.J. Spiller was rostered, I did not fall into the guaranteed consistency of a starting running back, but amongst those top-5 players, I think there is the potential for at least a starter for the remainder of the season (most likely Flex, but Starter nonetheless).
This is not a viable strategy every year or week, but it has potential and I'm pretty happy with my team after Week 1 regardless of my Waiver Wire pick-up.
So, I know this wasn't the most popular idea, but have I changed anyone's mind? Or am I an idiot for passing up a Week 1 win?
Not gonna call you names but if you tanked week one to pick up a Redskin RBBC, I wouldn't necessarily call the strategy a success. I'd lean Stephen Hill, though I feel his outburst had more to do with the Bills defense than the team he plays for. Looks like the Jets found their Plaxico replacement.