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Stack Attack Staff League: Rotisserie Football

ROTO FOOTBALL!! You heard me right baseball people. Stack Attack is dipping into the waters of rotisserie football. How does this work? A standard 5x5 baseball rotisserie league has 10 categories. In this league, we take that similar format and make it 8 categories for 12 teams.

Old soul fantasy players view rotisserie as the purest form of the game. by eliminating the head-to-head component, a lot of the variances of fantasy football are eliminated. It becomes a marathon, rather than several sprints.

Next season this league will be expanded to several divisions and tie into our upcoming charitable initiative, Roto for Reed. For this league, we used

- First Downs

- Interceptions

- Passing Touchdowns

- Passing Yards

- Receiving Yards

- Receptions

- Rushing Yards

- All Touchdowns (Receptions / Rushing)

These 8 categories create a vastly different plan to draft. The starting lineup is one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, two flex, and two Superflex.

Strategies include starting three Quarterbacks in a week to boost stats and vice versa for other positions. Who participated? Seven fantasy industry members and five fans for this draft.

@JTrela20 – Stack Attack Fantasy Sports

@Amac22NJ – Stack Attack Fantasy Sports

@NMimi - Stack Attack Fantasy Sports

@PFFJosh – Pro Football Focus (PFF)

@FantasyCentral1 – NBC Sports Edge / Fantrax

@JPW2542 – FantasySixPack / Dynasty Nerds / Buffalo Fanatics

@MitchMitch420 – Leaguesamba Pod

@PigbirdJetFan – Fan

@JMills43 – Fan

@PhilManor – Fan

@BryanNJ28 – Fan

@Clavensfinest – Fan


The first round saw no surprise at the top. Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook went first and second. Davante Adams went three in a surprise, but being that he can DOMINATE receptions, it adds to the strategy element.


After Davante Adams, we saw Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliot, and Nick Chubb go off the board. After the running back run, we saw Travis Kelce go at nine. From ten to twelve we saw three quarterbacks go off the board. Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Kyler Murray.

Speaking to @Jtrela20, he seriously took consideration to Patrick Mahomes at one overall. Being a new league and draftees unsure of the path of the draft, this could have swung the first round completely different, but he set the tone by sticking with the high reception running back.

How did the rest of the draft go?



@Jtrela20

  1. Christian McCaffrey, RB

  2. Lamar Jackson, QB

  3. Dak Prescott, QB

  4. Mike Evans, WR

  5. Myles Gaskin, RB

  6. Chase Claypool, WR

  7. Odell Beckham, WR

  8. Trey Sermon, RB

  9. Noah Fant, TE

  10. Sony Michel, RB

  11. Mike Williams, WR

  12. Daniel Jones, QB

  13. Mike Gesicki, TE

  14. Terrace Marshall, WR

  15. Giovanni Bernard, RB

  16. Tyrod Taylor, QB

  17. AJ Green, WR

  18. Dyami Brown, WR

@FantasyCentral1

  1. Dalvin Cook, RB

  2. DK Metcalf, WR

  3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR

  4. Josh Jacobs, RB

  5. Kareem Hunt, RB

  6. Raheem Mostert, RB

  7. Kenny Golladay, WR

  8. Ronald Jones, RB

  9. Rob Gronkowski, TE

  10. Taysom Hill, QB

  11. AJ Dillion, RB

  12. Latavius Murray, RB

  13. TY Hilton, WR

  14. David Johnson, RB

  15. Alexander Mattison, RB

  16. John Brown, WR

  17. Marlon Mack, RB

  18. Christian Kirk, WR

@PigbirdJetFan

  1. Devante Adams, WR

  2. Tyreek Hill, WR

  3. Calvin Ridley, WR

  4. Matthew Stafford, QB

  5. Joe Burrow, QB

  6. Mark Andrews, TE

  7. Darrell Henderson, RB

  8. Michael Carter, RB

  9. Trey Lance, QB

  10. Tony Pollard, RB

  11. Darnell Mooney, WR

  12. Nyheim Hines, RB

  13. Rondale Moore, WR

  14. Tarik Cohen, RB

  15. Tony Jones, RB

  16. Gabriel Davis, WR

  17. Salvon Ahmed, RB

  18. Byron Pringle, WR


@Clavensfinest

  1. Derrick Henry, RB

  2. Najee Harris, RB

  3. JK Dobbins, RB

  4. Kirk Cousins, QB

  5. Julio Jones, WR

  6. Adam Thielen, WR

  7. Juju Smith-Schuster, WR

  8. Trevor Lawrence, QB

  9. Kenyon Drake, RB

  10. Mecole Hardman, WR

  11. Robert Tonyan, TE

  12. Elijah Moore, WR

  13. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB

  14. Phillip Lindsay, RB

  15. Sterling Shepard, WR

  16. Anthony Firkser, TE

  17. Tre’Quan Smith, WR

  18. Qadree Ollison

@PhilManor

  1. Alvin Kamara, RB

  2. Stefon Diggs, WR

  3. Darren Waller, TE

  4. Ceedee Lamb, WR

  5. DJ Moore, WR

  6. Cooper Kupp, WR

  7. Brandon Aiyuk, WR

  8. Tua Tagovailoa, QB

  9. Laviska Shenault, WR

  10. Deebo Samuel, WR

  11. Cam Newton, QB

  12. Teddy Bridgewater, QB

  13. Tevin Coleman, RB

  14. Ramondre Stevenson, RB

  15. Mac Jones, QB

  16. Darryton Evans, RB

  17. Jerick McKinnon, RB

  18. Wayne Gallman, RB



@NMimi

  1. Ezekiel Elliot, RB

  2. Austin Ekeler, RB

  3. Justin Herbert, QB

  4. Allen Robinson, WR

  5. Robert Woods, WR

  6. Tee Higgins, WR

  7. James Connor, RB

  8. Zac Wilson, QB

  9. Brandin Cooks, WR

  10. Jamaal Williams, RB

  11. Jonnu Smith, TE

  12. JD McKissic, RB

  13. Nico Collins, WR

  14. Adam Trautman, TE

  15. Jared Goff, QB

  16. Jamison Crowder, WR

  17. Jared Cook, TE

  18. Jakobi Myers, WR

@JMills43

  1. Nick Chubb, RB

  2. Antonio Gibson, RB

  3. Tom Brady, QB

  4. Keenan Allen, WR

  5. James Robinson, RB

  6. Chris Godwin, WR

  7. Antonio Brown, WR

  8. Derek Carr, QB

  9. DJ Chark, WR

  10. Carson Wentz, QB

  11. Logan Thomas, TE

  12. Marquise Brown, WR

  13. Darrel Williams, RB

  14. Zach Ertz, TE

  15. Carlos Hyde, RB

  16. Nelson Agholor, WR

  17. Austin Hooper, TE

  18. Mark Ingram, RB



@BryanNJ28

  1. Travis Kelce, TE

  2. Saquon Barkley, RB

  3. Justin Jefferson, WR

  4. Miles Sanders, RB

  5. Baker Mayfield, QB

  6. Chase Edmonds, RB

  7. Damien Harris, RB

  8. Jarvis Landry, WR

  9. Corey Davis, WR

  10. Ben Roethlisberger, QB

  11. Evan Engram, TE

  12. DeVante Parker, WR

  13. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR

  14. Allen Lazard, WR

  15. Devontae Booker, RB

  16. Rashaad Penny, RB

  17. Xavier Jones, RB

  18. Darius Slayton, WR

@Amac22NJ

  1. Patrick Mahomes, QB

  2. Jonathan Taylor, RB

  3. Joe Mixon, RB

  4. George Kittle, TE

  5. Jalen Hurts, QB

  6. Tyler Lockett, WR

  7. Tyler Boyd, WR

  8. Melvin Gordan, RB

  9. Michael Pittman, WR

  10. Gus Edwards, RB

  11. Michael Gallup, WR

  12. Marvin Jones, WR

  13. Jameis Winston, QB

  14. Irv Smith, TE

  15. Jalen Reagor, WR

  16. Samaje Perine, RB

  17. Larry Rountree, RB

  18. Randall Cobb, WR


@JPW2542

  1. Josh Allen, QB

  2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB

  3. AJ Brown, WR

  4. David Montgomery, RB

  5. Kyle Pitts, TE

  6. Diontae Johnson, WR

  7. Justin Fields, QB

  8. Courtland Sutton, WR

  9. Michael Thomas, WR

  10. Devin Singletary, RB

  11. Dallas Goedert, TE

  12. Curtis Samuel, WR

  13. Rashod Bateman, WR

  14. Sam Darnold, QB

  15. Gerald Everett, TE

  16. Cole Beasley, WR

  17. Breshad Perriman, WR

  18. Parris Campbell, WR

@mitchmitch420

  1. Kyler Murray, QB

  2. Aaron Jones, RB

  3. Chris Carson, RB

  4. Ryan Tannehill, QB

  5. Javonte Williams, RB

  6. Amari Cooper, WR

  7. Ja’Marr Chase, WR

  8. DeVonta Smith, WR

  9. Jaylen Waddle, WR

  10. Zack Moss, RB

  11. Tyler Higbee, TE

  12. Deshaun Watson, QB

  13. Henry Ruggs, WR

  14. Russell Gage, WR

  15. Bryan Edwards, WR

  16. Kenneth Gainwell, RB

  17. Malcolm Brown, RB

  18. Blake Jarwin, TE


@PFFJosh

  1. Aaron Rodgers, QB

  2. Russell Wilson, QB

  3. D’Andre Swift, RB

  4. Terry McLaurin, WR

  5. TJ Hockenson, TE

  6. Mike Davis, RB

  7. Matt Ryan, QB

  8. Jerry Jeudy, WR

  9. Leonard Fournette, RB

  10. Robby Anderson, WR

  11. Marquez Calloway, WR

  12. Will Fuller, WR

  13. Chuba Hubbard, RB

  14. James White, RB

  15. Damien Williams, RB

  16. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR

  17. Hunter Henry, TE

  18. Dalton Schultz, TE


Strategies varied from team to team. I started from the six spot and took Ezekiel Elliot. The upside is high, and I couldn’t pass the value up. The same can be said for my second pick with Austin Ekeler. I took a possible rushing yards champion and paired with a high reception running back.


I saw the Quarterbacks begin to fly off the board and took Justin Herbert who has a chance to be a top five quarterback. I took Zach Wilson later on, who I really believe can throw for 4,000 yards with the Jets trailing a lot.

My wide receivers are Allen Robinson and Robert Woods, two receivers who have high upside all around. Brandin Cooks should lead the Texans in receiving yards, which is the reason I drafted him as well. Overall, I am a fan of my team. Head-to-head I’m confident, but rotisserie throws a different element to it.

Speaking with @amac22nj his plan was quarterbacks and running backs early. He planned to fade wide receivers. Patrick Mahomes fell right into his lap at pick10. Currently, Gus Edwards is great value for him. Later on, Tyler Boyd and Michael Pittman were targeted, but Andy missed on a big favorite late, AJ Green. Michael Pittman is a big value now with TY Hilton injured.

Speaking with @BryanNJ28 he was a big fan of getting Corey Davis who should get a lot of targets in New York. Bryan’s plan was to get Travis Kelce, and then draft quarterbacks to avoid missing out. Another zero wide receiver player, Bryan waited for the first few rounds to draft one.


@PigbirdJetfan went the opposite of many teams. He identified passing stats are big and decided to punt rushing yards. It was clear with his draft by going Davante Adams number 3 and following it up with Tyreek Hill and Calvin Ridley. He went Quarterback the next two in Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow. Not getting a rushing quarterback was a part of the plan in his all-out punt rushing strategy. Similar to punting a category in baseball, will be interesting to see how this plays out.

This will be an interesting season with a new format. No head-to-head is a change, and the trade deadline will focus not just on the players, but the categories. I need touchdown passes so you may see a fair trade of a high-end RB for a top-tier quarterback to chase numbers. Next season we look to expand on this from 12 to potentially 48 and so on.


For more info on this league, you can check me out on Twitter @Nmimi, or catch me LIVE every Wednesday at 9PM on the Stack Attack Fantasy Podcast, now part of the Fantasy Six Pack YouTube Channel family of podcasts.


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