Azrael wrote:One key element of being successful at fantasy football that alot of people haven't grasped is that if you wait until a player "proves" himself before you draft him then you've already lost. Each year you must find the players that you think will do really well that have not had standout years yet.
My team from the MIKL league is a perfect example. Here's my starters and where I drafted them in parens.
QB Pennington (5th)...but mainly I used WW guys like Collins, Bledsoe, and Volek all year
RB Edge (1st), T. Jones (3rd) (but also Goings from WW)
WR CJ (2nd), J. Walker (4th), Wayne (8th)
TE Crumpler (6th)
K Akers (12th)
Pitt D (16th)
This team went 12-4 and won the last 7 in a row for the championship. I credit 2 picks for this. Wayne and Walker, neither of which have made it out of the 3rd round in our 2 twelve teams cafe mocks (Ex Early Mock, Mock 2). That ended up giving me three top 9 receivers, which far outweighed my very weak QB position and somewhat 2nd RB position.
Basically what I am saying is that if you are waiting for players to become full blown studs or otherwise full time fantasy starters for everyone before you draft them then you are behind the game or just another average fantasy football owner.
Obviously with McGahee it's a little bit different scenario. We are talking about a side that argues he is top 5 versus people arguing top 10. But again we come back to the same argument, he hasn't "proven" to some people that he is top 5. Once he does, then it's too late.
Touche...I think I know when I'm beaten....