2019 MLB Draft Guide: To Punt or Not to Punt
Justin Mason discusses the pros and cons to punting categories as a viable strategy in your 2018 fantasy baseball drafts and how to do it right, if you so choose.
When playing fantasy baseball, it is all about value. However, when you punt a category, you flip the script. The premise is simple: if you ignore one category during your draft and auction you can load up on the others. So, instead of attempting to finish third in ten categories, you are looking to get second in nine and the one point for last in the punted category. The strategy allows you to load up in the other categories without chasing another statistic. Obviously, this is a strategy that has a bit more risk as you really need to nail the other categories, but if implemented properly, punting can be a winning strategy that allows you to simplify your draft targets by eliminating one (or more) of the categories from your equations.
In a traditional rotisserie or head-to-head categories league, most people look to build a balanced roster. You tend to spread auction money and draft picks on different types of players to make sure you acquire enough of each of the category’s...