Figure you’ll never win the Lottery?
Does it seem like half the first round goes to one team?
Does it feel like you’ll never have a shot at drafting your favorite player?
I propose that in 2015 we transition to an Auction Draft.
I doubt I have to explain how it works (but in case I do, click here). And I probably don’t need to explain why it is awesome, so I will suffice it to say that it is simply the most fun way to draft. I think it would be particularly fun in a league like this one, where everyone knows each other’s tendencies so well. I am sure that many of you have participated in auction drafts in other leagues, and I encourage you to share your feelings about it with the rest of the league.
I have spoken with several of you in past seasons about how awesome this would be, but I have never before proposed it because it would un-do the future draft pick trading system that has made this league so unique. But now, ESPN allows us to adjust the auction budgets for each team before the draft, and so, we will still be able to accommodate trading of future draft value. Just instead of trading picks, owners would be able to trade draft dollars in exchange for players (only for the following season).
For example, if the standard auction budget is $200, then I could (theoretically) trade Aaron Rodgers to Weiss for $50. Flash forward to the 2015 draft: Dave would have Aaron Rodgers as his keeper, but only $150 in his auction budget. Meanwhile, I would have $250 in my auction budget with which to make it rain at the draft.
We would still have two unrestricted keepers and the change couldn’t take effect until next season, but I think it would really spice things up. What do you think? We’ll vote on this (and other proposals) later this month, but I would love to hear what people think about this idea. Feel free to email me or the entire League with your thoughts.
Not Relevant! flipped Dez Bryant to FLACC OFF straight up for Reggie Bush.
No picks were involved in the deal. This is the first trade between these two teams this season and the tenth (and final) trade of the 2013 season.
Not Relevant! traded Packers’ running back Eddie Lacy and Chargers’ tight end Antonio Gates to Who wants Jenni ngs or Harvin? for Colts’ Tight End Charles Clay plus the Jennis’ 2014 4th and 6th round picks.
The Jennis also get the Nots’ 2014 16th and 17th round picks.
This is the first trade of the season for either team involving future picks.
The Overachievers signaled that they were giving up on the 2013 season today, sending Arian Foster to the Albino Polar Bears in exchange for the White Bears’ 2014 1st and 5th round picks.
The Overachievers also trade their 2014 16th and 17th round picks. The Overachievers had previously sent their 11th round pick to the Weinermans for Eddie Royal and his 2014 16th round pick.
Winerman traded Jets running back Bilal Powell and the Vikings defense to Dimond for his 2014 5th and 9th round picks.
Winerman also trades his 2014 15th and 14th round picks.
Winerman traded Eddie Royal and his second to last pick in the 2014 draft for Kennedy’s 2014 9th Round Pick.
Weiss traded his 2014 first round pick to Winerman for C.J. Spiller.
Weiss will also receive Winerman’s final pick of the 2014 draft.
Ben traded Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, Chargers’ Danario Alexander, and his 2013 15th & 16th round picks to Tom for his 7th and 10th round picks.
Ben traded Bills running back CJ Spiller and his 2013 17th round pick to Justin for his 2013
7th round pick.
Brandon traded Patriots’ wide receiver Wes Welker, Raiders’ running back Darren McFadden, and his 2013 15th and 16th round picks to Justin for his 2013 5th and 8th round picks.
Emilio traded Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones and his 2013 17th round pick to Tom in exchange for Bills’ tight end Scott Chandler and Tom’s 2013 6th round pick.
Brandon traded Packers’ wide receiver Randall Cobb and his 2013 17th round pick to Baxter for Ryan’s 2013
5th round pick.
Greg traded Ravens’ running back Ray Rice and his 2013 15th round pick to Dave for Saints’ running back Chris Ivory and Dave’s 2013
3rd round pick.
Greg traded Broncos wide receiver
Demaryius Thomas and his 2013 16th & 17th round picks to Justin for Jets’ wide receiver Cecil Shorts and Justin’s 2013
6th & 9th round picks.