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The grind is real.
These last two weeks have been an utter whirlwind filled with nothing but baseball for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and in my case, fourthmeal). I spent a few days in New York participating in the Tout Wars H2H Auction with RotoWire's Clay Link and 10 other esteemed industry colleagues. That same weekend, I was drafting Jonah Keri's League of Leagues on the go with my partner, Rob Silver (last year's NFBC Main Event champ), who was at the marathon nine-hour draft in Las Vegas.
It was then back home to the West Coast for a few days to clean up my rankings and head straight to Vegas for the NFBC Main Event and the 15-team Auction Championship. Barely unpacked, I dove right into free agent bidding to pick up some scraps, lineup setting and preparing Monday DFS lineups. On Monday, reality kicked in, as it was back to the day job. I probably should have taken one more vacation day for Opening Day, but we can't have everything in life.
Reviewing someone else's draft even though draft season is over may seem pointless, but you should find value in the following recap. Besides, sharing my Main Event Vegas team has become an annual tradition for this column. I had a decent 2016 in my 12-team NFBC RotoWire Online Championship leagues, but had an awful taste in my mouth from last year's trainwreck of a Main Event team. My partner last year, Andrew Moody, could not make