How Early is to early to pick a top tier TE? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

How Early is to early to pick a top tier TE?

Moderator: Football Moderators

Postby Azrael » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:21 am

I think it also depends on how large your league is and how many different starting positions you have. For instance, one of my money leagues starts QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, K, Def...not alot of guys. There are only 8 teams. With that limited amount of teams...just do the math, everyone could theoretically be starting a top 10 QB, 2 top 20 RB's, and 2 top 20 WR's. So in this case the "best" TE and/or def might make all the difference. I would not be opposed to taking a top TE late 4th round and a top defense in the 8th round...in fact, the guy who did that last year won the league.

Obviously if you have more starters and/or more teams, you should probably prepare a strategy as to what you want to make sure you have filled before taking a tight end and after those priorities are taken care of then take your tight end unless the great ones are all gone, where you go to plan B and fill up other more important positions until you think the TE's hold value for you again.
Image
Azrael
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 8283
(Past Year: 7)
Joined: 29 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Keeping da cafe sucka free for 9 years straight

Postby Yianni2112 » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:34 am

I got Heap in the 6th as well. Which I though was a steal.
Be patient Bubba Franks,Randy McMichael ,Pollard and Crumpler should all post some pretty decend #'s this year. Get your roster filled first then worry about your TE. One of the four I mentioned should be around in the 6th or 7th.
Image
Yianni2112
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2006
Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: On the 47yd line at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Postby dgroundhog_ffc » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:00 am

I'd take one as soon as the top 18 RB (give or take a couple), the top 15 WR or so are gone, and the top 4-5 QB's are gone.

It's kind of a judgement call. There are some WR I'd take before a top TE, and some I would pass on that many consider top 15ish, Coles would be one example.3rd round might be a little early in a 10 team draft. mid to late 4th would be the earliest I'd consider it, but if all the top quality guys at RB and WR are gone, I go for a top TE before a top 5-10 QB.
The meek ain't gonna inherit $#!%....'cuz I'll TAKE IT!
dgroundhog_ffc
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 692
Joined: 17 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: bay area

Postby bungle613 » Thu Aug 14, 2003 7:18 am

I find it funny that we all think (for the most part) that a TE before round 5 is stupid. Yet, take a look at the mock drafts. On this iste Shockey went at 41, Gonzo @46 Heap @57, Sharpe @51 and the worst one McMichael @48. Give me my number 2 receiver any day of the week. By round 4 I usually have only 1 WR and don't have a QB yet.

NFL mock Gonzo is 43, Shockey 47 and Heap 57.
bungle613
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
EditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 10988
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 31 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: straight ahead, hang a left, look down

Postby Transmogrifier » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:30 am

Gonzo and Shockey, respectively, went in the early third round in my draft. I was about to take Heap in the fifth when he was snagged.

With a run on TEs and QBs early (WHY???), my rounds 3-5 went Jamal Lewis (steal!), Charlie Garner (ditto), Koren Robinson. I took Warner in the sixth and didn't pickup McMichael to the seventh or eighth. I forgot...

My point: Unless they fall to me in the fourth, I'm not taking Shockey or Gonzo. I'd much rather Heap in the fifth... but I'll let someone else snap them up.
Transmogrifier
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 711
Joined: 17 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Cupertino_11 » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:18 am

Azrael wrote:I think it also depends on how large your league is and how many different starting positions you have. For instance, one of my money leagues starts QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, K, Def...not alot of guys. There are only 8 teams.


Words of wisdom. In a small league such as this TE becomes a larger factor. In this same format.....I took Shockey in the 4th.
Cupertino_11
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 1178
Joined: 16 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: A little speck out in the Pacific

Previous

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 6:33 hours
(and 38 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact