The 2016 Scott Fish Bowl aka the #SFB480 is reaching its conclusion. Most drafts are either complete or in the final stages of being done. … That’s a good thing considering all the unique scoring rules (0.25 points per carry, TE-premium) and roster requirements (superflex plus three additional flex spots) we had to decipher. Mr. Fish does not make things easy for us.
Like we did pre-#SFB480 with our Zach Law interview series, we’ve decided to ask participants about their experience now that the draft is over. Our own Ben Cummins came up with the questions.
Today’s interview subject is: Joshua Lake – TwoQBs co-founder.
1. What was your draft strategy heading into the #SFB480 and were you able to execute it?
I wanted to go RB and QB heavy, because those two positions fill the scoring leaderboard in this format, and it isn’t close. I got two QB1s and a handful of high-touch RBs, so I think I stuck to plan.
2. What was your plan of attack for quarterbacks in this particular format, and do you think you will utilize a similar strategy in more traditional 2QB/Superflex leagues?
No, I went heavier on QB here than I would in more traditional leagues. Here, the depth of the rosters means there is less opportunity to find QBs off waivers. So I didn’t want to rely on streaming, which I’d be more comfortable doing in a traditional league.
3. Did you prioritize one or more of the unique scoring settings/roster requirements in-draft?
Yes, I placed a high value on the 0.25 points per carry. There aren’t too may bellcow running backs in today’s NFL, and I decided to emphasize those players in my draft.
4. How balanced do you feel your team is? Is there one position you have an advantage at, and if so, did it come at the expense of weakening another position?
Geez, does this guy say anything else? (That’s my internal dialogue as I read my own writing.) I have a big advantage at QB and RB, but I wish I had more TE depth.
5. What pick do you feel gave you the most value?
Melvin Gordon at 9.08 felt like theft. He was a first-round NFL draft pick, and we loved him last year. If he comes back with reasonable speed and agility, he could provide fantastic value off this price.
6. Do you have any picks you regret and wish you could do over?
7. This is a safe space, vent all you want on this one: What’s your snipe horror story?
Good lord. I drafted right after @RotoDoc, a man with his PhD in math and thousands of dollars in DFS winnings. I felt like I was getting sniped in every even-numbered round. I genuinely lost count of how many players he took off the top of my predraft board.
8. Even though the #SFB480 is unique in its scoring and roster settings, did you learn anything during the #SFB480 you can utilize in future drafts?
I learned patience this year. Last year I got too frustrated when my leaguemates would take several hours to pick, but this year I focused on patience. I think I learned to enjoy the draft, no matter how long it takes.
9. If you have any other thoughts regarding the #SFB480 that my questions didn’t address, go ahead and spill the beans now…
Philip Rivers is winning leagues this year, kids. #VaultMe
Thanks to Joshua for answering the questions and Ben for asking them. You can find Joshua on twitter @LakeTwoQBs and Ben @BenCumminsFF. Also be sure to send thanks Scott Fish’s way @ScottFish24 for putting on such an awesome event and don’t forget to donate to the Toys for Tots drive at fantasycares.net.
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