So, have been working some crazy hours and only did 1 change to my rooster this year. All in all, I see a deficiency, but fairly pleased with how week 1 worked out so far. Here's the thinking.
No TEN/CLE players due to the week 13 bye (unless they are cheap)
3 Kickers and 3 Defenses. The cheaper the better. I do this every year.
Front load the byes with the stud players. Approximately 60% of my rooster cost is in weeks 4-6 and 10%in weeks 10-13
WR looked cheap, therefore play the stud TEs for Flex.
Love Bennett this year. Wanted him on the rooster, and at $9, I figure he could be Hernandez 2.0.
Go with a bigger rooster. Target size 26-28 players. Ended at 27 players.
Brady is mad this year. Get him on the rooster. He should be value-priced.
QB ($31 - 12.4% of rooster cost):
Brady ($15) - For the price and having him down the stretch. I liked it.
Smith ($10) - Andy Reid makes QB look good. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes and should serve for Brady's bye week, as well as for early in the season.
Wentz ($6) - I'm an eagle fan. For $6 bucks, he was going on my rooster. Go Birds!
RB ($77 - 30.8% of rooster cost):
Leveon Bell ($27) - Stud. Steelers should be solid this year. I like him down the stretch and hopefully will survive eliminations until he is back.
Mark Ingram ($27) - Should be solid. Figure he should consistently get carries and a few catches from Brees.
Spencer Ware ($8) - Figure GL back with Charles. Should get me some scores and count a few weeks.
Jerrick McKinnon ($8) - Figure heavy run with MIN and if Peterson wears down, may get some touches. Looking back, wish I would have changed this.
Christine Michael ($4) - Looked good in preseason. What the hay.
Alfred Morris ($3) - Good value with that Oline in Dallas.
WR ($69 - 27.6% of rooster cost):
Mike Evans ($24) - I think he could be huge this year.
Mike Crabtree ($15) - I believe Oak is playoff bound. I like the #2 WR as a possession receiver. Ideally should get double digits each week.
Mike Thomas ($9) - Looked good in camp. Brees likes him and likes to throw. We'll see.
Rishard Matthews ($6) - Broke the TEN rule here, but he had a bunch of receptions in the preseason. Could surprise and not really relying on him week in and out.
Mike Wallace ($5) - Training camp says he and Flacco have a nice raport going on. Flacco has a big arm and Wallace still has speed.
Chris Hogan ($5) - Maybe Brady will like this WR. Who knows.
Leonte Caroo ($3) - Big receiver in Miami, could surprise.
Cody Latimer ($2) - Make or break year for him. For $2 bucks, let's see what happens.
TE ($55 - 2% of rooster cost):
Travis Kelce ($20) - I like him for at least 5-8 receptions a game. Should be consistent week in and out.
Zach Ertz ($18) - With Wentz starting, I like Ertz to get a ton of receptions this year. Should be a consistent flex player.
Michael Bennett ($9) - Brady loves his TEs and Bennett is a solid receiver. I expect a good flex play here as well.
Jared Cook ($8) - With Aaron Rodgers, if he shows up, he could find himself in a flex play occasionally.
3 Kickers (Jax, Buf, LA) - $9 (3.6%).
3 Defenses (NO, TB, DAL) - $9 (3.6%)