QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R/T, W/R/T, K
D, DB, DB, DB, DL, DL, LB, LB, LB
BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Crazy. 9 positional starters on offense. Kicker, Defense. 8 IDP starters and 6 on the bench. 20 teams with 25 players each ... 500 drafted. Even with IDP that is a bunch of players.
I would ignore QB: Passing Yards - 40 yards per point, Passing Touchdowns - 4, Interceptions -2. That is a recipe for lower than normal QB scoring. And with the shallow bench, there will STILL be a handful of free agents, even with 20 teams. I would probably plan on starting 2 RB's, 5 WR's and 1 TE.
I would be reluctant to draft anything other than an RB with that many teams and all needing a minimum of 2 starters. I think I would go into the draft with the idea to grab 2 RB's to lead off and then just start selecting WR's. If by chance there is a decent value at RB in the 3rd or 4th round ... consider it as a flex.
I would ignore the defensive players. Just considering the NFL is about half defensive players and half offense (ignore the specialists). DB, DL, and LB covers the entire defense, and defenses use players situationally, so ALL of the roughly 750 defensive players can be drafted. On the other hand, some offensive players don't ever get used (backup QB, 4th string RB) and offensive lineman are not fantasy players. So the 9 offense positional starters come from a smaller pool ... 180 get started each week in your league, on a per NFL team basis that is roughly 6 fantasy players from each team. IDP, your league uses 160 starters or about 5 fantasy players per NFL team ... and there are more available.
I think the bang for the buck is in going for WR's. 7th round, 120 players are gone, 8th round 140 players are gone ... RB's are scraped out ... just start going thru depth charts and taking 3rd WR's, Miami WR's even Anyone with return yards might be a starter at 25 yards per point ... although I would REALLY look hard for DB's with returns once the offensive starting slots are full.
Have you guys thought about doubling the NFL ... use each player twice? Or is the point to have a lot of digging into the lessor players?