In a perfect world, my fantasy team would have stars at every position, sure things that I could just plug into my lineup, sit back, and watch the stats and wins accumulate. In that same perfect world, Jay Cutler wouldn't have broken his thumb while the Bears were the hottest team in the NFL, and James Loney never hits that grand slam against the Cubs in Game 1 of the 2008 National League Division Series. Of course, the world is not perfect, even for someone who isn't a fan of the Cubs and Bears.
The point is you're going to have to hunt for bargains at certain positions. Eventually, you will have missed all the stars at first base or third base or shortstop, and you'll just have to bide your time and pounce on a good deal. While there are bargains to be had at every position, there are a handful, most notably catcher and second base, where it makes sense to be one of the last people to fill the position if you miss out on the top-tier options. There can be so little difference from the fifth or sixth catcher down through the 14th or 15th, making it advisable to pay the lowest price possible at the position.
We're still a few weeks away from the real draft season, but some trends are already developing that you can take advantage of come your draft or auction. Let's take a look at the 2012 All-Bargain Team, position by position
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