a few FBGs in This one started on Feb 4th. so far it's been a very interesting process.
Are defenses worth a lot? The Bengals D for $33 and the 1.01 for $53 seems a little mad.
Looked at the D scoring, it isn't crazy. Pretty standard except for 2 pt sacks instead of 1 pt, and distance bonus for D TDs. With a $250 cap, spending $33-$39 on a D is crazy in a dynasty. Too much ebb and flow from one year to the next in D scoring.
Also, Vincent Brown for $26? Seems rather high.
Yeah, I like Brown but I would put 10% of my budget on him.
He went for 10%.
Biggest thing about defenses - with 32 teams in the league, defenses are a scarce resource and without having to worry about injuries (less so than with other players anyway) it makes some sense to me to put 10-15% of our salary in a good D. Less if you can get away with it, but like with any scarce resource, you need to get one when you can or risk walking away empty handed.
Same can be said with QBs and kickers, and QBs have been expensive so far. Kickers don't score enough to spend much on and if you walk away without a kicker, you can still field a competitive team.
Also, rookie picks are price protected for 3 years, and all other players get a $5 salary increase every year, making picks more valuable.