We take a look at my team's performance in week one and the destruction (151.3 to 95.1) over Darth Raider. Last week I wrote about my draft strategy for the two person keeper league I am participating in this year. If you are interested in catching up on last weeks draft strategy feature, click here. Please note the team name has changed from Winning Bigly to Putin's Puppets (because a fantasy team name has a significant impact on strategy).
The three callouts I have from week one are that I should have started Isaiah Crowell over Alex Collins, and Marquise Goodwin was injured in game one and should be okay for week two. The third callout is the James Conner draft pick.
I believed that Bell would hold out for at least the opening week. I originally had Crowell in his spot up until Wednesday of last week before I realized that Bell would be a long-term holdout. With every passing day that goes by without a LeVeon Bell signature on the Steelers proposed franchise tag, I sit here gloating in my mind on just how smart my strategy was when picking James Conner in the 10th round. Conner's ADP as on the 24th of August was 190, and I took him at 131, and the gamble paid significant dividends. His 31.7 points in week one helped propel my team to the highest score in our league allowing me to take home the weekly payout for the top scorer.
Other key takeaways as we move into week two. I will attack the waiver wire. We have a $100 auction budget and I want to solidify my bench. I also want to keep my focus on the weather events across the country. Keep in mind the effect weather can play on a game or the hurricane that is screaming towards the east coast that may delay, or cancel a game resulting in zero fantasy points for some players this week.