The Dolphins aren’t done dealing, the holdouts aren’t done holding, and real, honest-to-goodness football is just four sleeps away. Welcome to the last Sunday before Week 1.
Tuesday afternoon, a number of RotoWire staff and friends held the auction for the latest season in the Steak League — a name that stems from the fact that the GMs who finish at the bottom of the standings end up buying steak dinners for those at the top. As you might expect, it’s got some big-time internal bragging rights associated with it, and it’s a league I last won in 2013, when an unproven young pup named Le’Veon Bell hurt his ankle a few days before we auctioned and I was able to land him dirt cheap.
It’s a 14-team league with standard scoring (non-PPR, although this might be the last year we stick to the Old Ways) that starts one QB, two RB, three WR, one TE, one Flex (RB/WR/TE), one K, and three IDP (one each DL/LB/DB) with five bench spots. We’ve got a $200 auction budget, and it tends to go quickly. The competition is fierce — other GMs in the league include Chris Liss, Jeff Erickson, Mike Doria, Scott Jensted, and plenty of other names you’d recognize from around the site.
As we head into the third week of preseason games, when most teams will actually use their starters for more than a handful of snaps, some job battles are beginning to clear up while other situations are just getting messier — including the ongoing holdouts in Dallas and Los Angeles. Here’s the recap of the news from Sunday:
With the weekend’s preseason games in the books, and Antonio Brown’s tenure in Oakland beset with problems from head to toe, it’s maybe time to look for some other options at wideout. Fortunately, Sunday brings a wealth of news regarding some of the more interesting, and potentially lucrative from a fantasy perspective, passing games in the league. Let’s take a look:
We’re inching closer to actual preseason action which we can all pretend is somehow meaningful. Huzzah! Meanwhile, teams are busy sorting through their roster and trying to determine their best rosters — or in some cases, the roster the head coach wants, talent or logic be damned.
Practices are in full swing, contract holdouts are in full, uhh, stall, and ADP lists are in turmoil. There’s really nothing like the early days of training camp to keep fantasy GMs on their toes, and Sunday’s news has some major implications at the draft table. Let’s dive in and take a look.