NFL fantasy football: Lull your opponents to sleep, then pounce

Recently, our crew of fantasy football analysts conducted a mock fantasy football auction draft. The 15-man roster consisted of one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE, one WR/RB, one K, one DEF and six bench spots. It uses NFL.com's standard scoring system.

Click here for Part Two of our mock auction draft analysis.

What was your auction strategy?

There's always a bidding lull around 30 or 40 minutes in. Most people will suddenly fear the mortality of their dwindling payroll. That's when Dameshek pounces on top-grade stars at cut-rate prices.

What was your favorite pick?

Aaron Rodgers ($64). For the last three years, I've been yammering about about his greatness. I still say he's gonna go down as the best ever. I paid what I needed to pay.

What pick do you regret the most?

Randy Moss. Two-thirds of the way through the auction, I had the most money ($83, $20 more than the next richest) left to spend. Moss's name came to mind. I thought I'd be cute and take a flyer on him for a buck. Oops. Now he's taking up a roster spot and I'm stuck with too much money to spend.

Did your draft strategy work?

The good news: my QB is Rodgers; my TE is Vernon Davis with huge sleeper Jared Cook ($1) at the now-essential position; my WRs -- Brandon Marshall, Jeremy Maclin, Santonio Holmes, Jon Baldwin (Dave's Gold Star Sleeper) and Kenny Britt -- ooze skill and class and other stuff.

The (potentially) bad news: to the exclusion of having a legit No. 1 RB, I invested almost everything based around the "It's a quarterback league" thing. I'm gonna have to get lucky and hit a home run with one of my three top RBs: Isaac Redman, Roy Helu and Shonn Greene. Uh-oh.

What do you like/dislike about your team?

I like the very real possibility I'll get huge seasons from the receivers I mentioned. I dislike having starting running backs named Isaac and Roy.

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