I finished my regular season 10-3, in first place in my league, despite scoring only the 6th most points in my 12 team league. I had the fewest points scored against me. I got a bye in the playoffs, won my first matchup, and lost (in excruciating fashion 74-73) in the finals. So a 2nd place finish.
I won in spite of my awful draft. My first 5 picks in my snake-draft (with the last pick in the first round): Doug Martin, Montee Ball, Keenan Allen, Vincent Jackson, Trent Richardson. All busts. I did some fancy maneuvering to put myself in a position to win each week. I made 4 of the approximately 7-8 trades in my league. My final roster included only 3 players that I drafted (Emmanuel Sanders (6th round), Jeremy Hill (10th), and Trent Richardson (5th)). My final roster included Matthew Stafford (traded Kaepernick for Stafford), Jeremy Hill, Boom Herron (free agent), Odell Beckham Jr (traded Zach Ertz for Beckham, great trade), Emmanuel Sanders, Kenny Stills (free agent), Deandre Hopkins (complicated 3 for 3 trade), Dwayne Allen (complicated 3 for 3 trade), and Dan Bailey. I plug and play at Defense.
Maria was the 2 time defending champion in her league. This year, she was 1st in her regular season, going 10-4 with the most points in her league. She had a tough week in the first week of her playoffs and lost, however. She won the 3rd place game the next week to finish in third place. Her league is an auction draft that allows for up to 5 keepers each year. She has some great keeper options for next year, including:
Relatively expensive options: Peyton Manning, Antonio Brown, Arian Foster
Very cheap options: Kelvin Benjamin, Deandre Hopkins, Christine Michael, Devonta Freeman, Bishop Sankey, Kenny Stills, Jordan Reed, Boom Herron, and Alfred Blue
Altogether, a pretty successful year. Always frustrating to lose in the playoffs, though.