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Postby gablefan » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:25 am

Our keeper league is so deep (12 teams- 22 players per team) it is almost a necessity to draft handcuffs. So after I Drafted at least three quality starters at every other position, except D and K, I drafted some backup RB's. The guy that has Foster, an other guy has Jamal Lewis that are in my division, well I drafted Taylor and Shelton, so if something happens to them they are screwed. Thus leaving me with a better opportunity to win money...urr I mean the division. Reguardless it has to do with your team. I was weak at RB going in and there wasn't much I could do to improve it so I have back up insurance.
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Postby tanner » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:38 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Fraud Taylor and Toefield. ;-D

you mean Pearman.
Toefield stinks. looks like he's running in mud.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:56 pm

I'll go ahead and state the obvious with LJ-Priest, but I think handcuffing your big gun(s) is a good idea. I definitely see the arguement for people who think many handcuffs are a wasted bench spot; but if you drafted a top 10 RB, why wouldn't you get their backup?

Many late round draft picks are fliers, so what's the harm in grabbing Chris Perry if Rudi Johnson is your stud RB?
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Postby deeznuts » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:15 am

with all the talent at wr in detroit, i'll go with joey harrington / jeff garcia :-D
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Postby PACKman1144 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:47 am

Priest and LJ is a given
And I would only take Mike Anderson/Tatum Bell if I can snatch the other, unless it's in the last round or two of the draft.
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Postby Gnu314 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:02 pm

We all know that handcuffing the injury prone guys is important, but what about the backups that have the talent or are in the right offense to be starters? I know in my league where bench spots are at a premium (10 teams, only 4 bench spots per team) theres a TON of solid talent left on the WW and if a RB goes down their backup can really do something for you at the end of the season (ala Larry Johnson, Nick Goings... though I hate to use that example). Not guys that I would draft, but guys to watch during the season incase the main guy goes down.

Who belongs in that category?

It seems to me like...

Larry Johnson (obviously, probably already gone)
Whatever Denver back is the backup
Chester Taylor (maybe still there)
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