It's the midway point of our Experts Leagues, so a quick check in as to how those various teams are doing. First the Auction: A pair of experts who have won this league multiple times in the past are currently in the top 2 spots: Our own Ian Allan, and David Dodds.
For Allan, as with a lot of Fantasy Index teams, wide receivers have been key. We were higher than most on Antonio Brown (just $7 on Auction day), and had a long-standing fondness for Deebo Samuel, although we were a year early -- higher on him last year than this year. Brown has been hurt lately, but Allan also has Tyreek Hill and Adam Thielen. Tyler Lockett has tailed off after a fast start, but that's a pretty strong group to get three starters each week out of.
Dodds is in 2nd for a different reason. Two great quarterbacks (Kyler Murray and Dak Prescott) and a couple of top running backs (D'Andre Swift and Darrell Henderson). He's had two strong wideouts (Chris Godwin and CeeDee Lamb), with bargain-basement choice A.J. Green a serviceable No. 3.
Scott Pianowski of Yahoo Sports and Scott Sachs of Perfect Season Fantasy Football are tied for 3rd. Pianowski has good balance (quarterbacks Carr, Burrow and Hurts, wide receivers A.J. Brown, Terry McLaurin and Keenan Allen, and a pair of top running backs. But he could be in trouble, since those top running backs are Derrick Henry and James Robinson, both of whom got hurt last week. Robinson's is perhaps a short-term injury. Henry's is not.
Sachs has been thriving with Tom Brady, his beloved Browns' duo of Chubb and Hunt, and a pair of elite wideouts: Cooper Kupp and JaMarr Chase. With the Henry injury, Sachs looks poised to seize that No. 3 spot on his own and make a play to move up.
Full standings below. In this league (PPR scoring) you get best-ball lineups of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE-PK-Defense. You play every other team each week, and the highest score goes 11-o. After Week 17, we'll crown a champion.
|EXPERTS AUCTION LEAGUE STANDINGS|
|Fantasy Football Index||63||24||1|
|Perfect Season Fantasy Football||54||34||0|
|Extra Point Press||43||44||1|
|Fantasy Index Open||25||62||1|
Full team rosters can be seen at rtsports.com (search for "Fantasy Index Mock Auction" league) or in our preseason annual. We'll post the halfway results of our Experts Draft League next week.