by Inside the Redzone staff – Bill Seng
This was an auction draft held on September 2, 2011. The fantasy football drafters had a few days to digest the news of Arian Foster. Foster’s value wasn’t hurt too much was he went for $27, which translates to $54 in a $200 auction. After ending his lengthy holdout, Chris Johnson was actually the highest player bid on at $30. Another notable final auction value was Peyton Manning, who went for (unlucky) $13 in this auction. For $200 auction, the price translates to $26. The auction was done on a Friday and we found out Sunday night, Manning could have a second procedure on his neck. The team who won Peyton Manning, covered himself nicely by also drafting potential fantasy breakout, Matt Ryan for $10.
This league DOES NOT have a mandatory tight end, but you can start one at the flex spot if there isn’t a RB or WR matchup that you like. This league is also a 75/25 league, giving incentive to players who hit the century mark in yards for WR and RB. Also giving extra points on touchdown scores 40 yards or greater. VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND: THIS IS A KEEPER LEAGUE. In season free agent pick-ups like Michael Vick are $10 the following year. So if you seen insane value like that, it was probably an in season free agent pick-up or a keeper that was bought in originally at a very low price.