caneblood wrote:I agree about the depth at RB. It affects me like this (12 team league):
I plan on taking only 1 back early. I've looked at the dropoff in production from say the 10th best back (late 1st/early 2nd round pick) to the 25-28th best back (5-6th round) and it's not nearly as severe as the dropoff at WR and potentially QB (depending who's available) from the late 1st/early 2nd area to the 5-6th round area. Most teams take their RB's within the 1st 3 rounds so I find that if I skip that, there are very few taken again until the 5-6th round so I can wait. As long as I get a 2nd back before most people get their 3rd back, I'm happy. However I wil carry some extra backs when using this strategy for instance I might take Foster in the 5th/6th and then Goings and Davis down the line. Also, I will grab a bunch of backup RB's late figuring that at least one of them will come through.
If you're in a 14 team league, then the RB depth is still thin.
I like the extra RB approach but in my league we have positional requierments. We start 1 QB, 2 RB's, 2 WR's, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DST but have to have roster totles of 3 QB's(one of which has to be a back up of one of our previous 2 backs. ex: Palmer/ Kitna). 4 RB's, 4 WR's, 1 FLEX(but we don't start a flex. this can be any position, which i do use on a rb, but this allows me 5 rb's total), 2 TE's, 2 K's, 2 DST's. So we have NO roster flexiblity. Only that 1 FLEX bench spot. So it's hard to horde rb's. you have to be selective and creative.
Still I wouldn't mind having say a Fred Taylor and Alvin Pearman or Deshaun Foster and Eric Shelton or even a Chris Brown and Travis Henry since the odds are long Brown makes it long w/out an injury giving Henry a chance to take over. Also a Ronnie Brown/Ricky tandem is attractive from a draft spot where Brown should be available early in the 4th and then taking Ricky in the early 6th.
But I totally agree about the drop offs.