In a league like this with the TOP skilled players i figured DEF was my best shot. I agree totally with someones previous statement that Sack INT DRIVE and RED ZONE ratings are over rated in this type of league. Of those INT and RED ZONE I believe are way over rated due to everyone using the best players ever. Now in a keeper/regressive/custom league DEF ratings mean alot more because you use average players. A DEF rated 90 in Int sure seems worth the money when you go against guys like Jeff George, Bernie Kosar, Steve Deberg......all good QBs but certainly not Brady Brees Rodgers or Manning. Another factor in taking my DEF pick 1st was the numbers game.......there are ONLY 32 DEF available where I have much better odds of getting a great skilled player in later rounds. I took the Bolt's DEF because it gave me three key categories.....Great run rate, good pass rate and good drive. There are certainly other DEF better in those categories such as Bears, Ravens, Vikings to name a few BUT they came at a much higher cost. Now for my off the wall opinion......Top end running backs are over rated???? I have never felt I got my $$$ out of OJ, Brown, AP, etc. I get the same production out of guys like Larry Johnson, Earl Campbell, and John Riggins at a much cheaper cost. Maybe in this format they will be worth their weight in gold??? I personally have always done better with a "QB" or "BALANCED" based team.
Just the ramblings of someone who has been in 6 different airport and maybe has jet lag!!!!