Scott Sachs is an admitted Browns homer, which is apparent from the rosters he routinely assembles in our Auction League. Despite the Browns underachieving this year, he was still able to build the top team in our Fantasy Index Experts Auction.
For Sachs, Nick Chubb worked out, but Mayfield-Hunt-Landry-Hooper did not. Fortunately that was not the key nucleus of his team. Investing in division-rival wideout JaMarr Chase, Tom Brady, and a should-be-MVP candidate Cooper Kupp, however, was enough for him to take down the field. He also had a key $1 purchase in Lions rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Kyle Pitts -- while he was a disappointment as a scorer -- was still one of the best tight ends.
Our own Ian Allan, who's won this league several times in the past, came in 2nd. Allan mostly did it with his wide receiver choices, Tyreek Hill, Deebo Samuel, Adam Thielen, Tyler Lockett, Antonio Brown. Many of those players had down stretches, but they had enough good weeks to give him three strong starters on a regular basis. David Montgomery led the backfield, while Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz and Taysom Hill gave him a solid quarterback most weeks.
Jody Smith of FantasyData came in 3rd, with two of the league's very best wide receivers -- Davante Adams and Justin Jefferson -- and top tight end Mark Andrews. His running backs mostly disappointed behind Alvin Kamara, but he got enough good weeks from Myles Gaskin, J.D. McKissic and Chuba Hubbard to hold down the No. 3 spot. Matthew Stafford was pretty reliable at quarterback.
In this best-ball league, teams played every other team every week, with the top score going 11-0, 2nd-best score going 10-1, etc. Sachs had an 8-game edge over Allan to close the season.
|EXPERTS AUCTION LEAGUE RESULTS|
|Perfect Season Fantasy Football||128||59||0|
|Fantasy Football Index||120||65||2|
|Extra Point Press||103||81||3|
|Fantasy Index Open||68||116||3|