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Postby ds209 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:36 am

My big redraft money league is drafting in a few weeks and I have the 2nd spot out of 10. I've done a few mocks at the 2 spot and every time I have grabbed 2 rbs and a WR in the first 3 rounds. However, during my last mock draft, I decided to try going RB/WR/WR in the first 3 rounds. My team turned out well with 2 stud WRS (Holt and Fitz) and I loaded up on RB's with upside for the next 3 rounds. My RBS turned out to be Larry Johnson, Dillon, Dunn, Bell and Marion Barber.

My question is: What does everyone think of this strategy? The RB's in my opinion are weak after you get past the McGahee type. Is it ok if I have 2 stud WRs, a stud RB and a bunch of solid RBs to platoon at the 2nd RB spot?

I know this post was long and nobody wants to read it but I would really appreciate some input. Thanks
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Postby louisianacajunsam » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:46 am

well, i'm in a ppr league....

but i would definately go with this strategy with 1-3 pick spot...might as well have 3 guaranteed studs and then get lucky by picking up a few more iffy rb's...and dunn, chester taylor types arent really that big of longshots....

i like loading up early and then still taking a chance on a guy like fred taylor that you can usually get in like the eigth-ninth round
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Postby The_Dude » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:47 am

If you use the search function, you'll find at least 4 threads where this has been discussed at length.

I would say that there's no consensus but a lot of people have argued that RB/WR/WR is a good strategy if you're drafting at the top of the board this year. Remember, who to draft always depends on who has been drafted. ;-D
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Postby Doctor P » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:21 am

I have also landed the 2 spot in my redraft money league and been doing alot of mock drafts following the same strategy. I typically end up either LT or Alexander at 2 followed by Randy Moss and Fitzgerald. My RBs don't end up being that bad, atleast IMO, picking up Kevin Jones, Ahman Green, Chris Bown...

However, in drafts where I went RB/WR/RB, I might've done better, drafting LT, R Moss, Dom Davis/Westbrook, and then typically either Plax, S Moss, or Roy Williams in the 3rd.

It really all depends who's out there when you're pick comes around.
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Postby JakeTrain72 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:22 pm

If a capable RB you like is available with the third round pick you gotta look long and hard at taking the RB since a run would leave you high and dry with a shaky RB#2. Unless WR are very comparable to RB's in value, I'd be looking RB/WR/RB first and if the RBs available do not do much for you, there will most likely be a really good bargain at WR left and go that route.
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Postby ampant » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:48 pm

It always depends on what your league-mates are doing.

I have the 3rd pick this year. I'll could see going RB1 WR1 RB2 or RB1 WR1 WR2.

Basically, I'll pick my 2 starting RBs and 3 starting WRs in the 1st 5 rounds. Then my RB3 QB1 and TE1 in rounds 6, 7, 8
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Postby Joeybagadonuts » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:56 pm

I agree, it depends, but something to keep in mind...
Whenever I go, RB, WR, WR, I always end up taking a back that costs me another pick. If it's a K Jones I need Calhoun, if it's addai I need rhodes, C Taylor I need like, eight other backs, etc....
If your man is there in the third take him, but I wouldn't reach for a WR just on principle. Is Chambers really worth a third round pick? Arguable, but I don't think so if you can get a willie parker/or mcgahee. But those guys keep going higher and higher, so perhaps they aren't the best of examples.
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Postby onnestabe » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:02 pm

Joeybagadonuts wrote:I agree, it depends, but something to keep in mind...
Whenever I go, RB, WR, WR, I always end up taking a back that costs me another pick. If it's a K Jones I need Calhoun, if it's addai I need rhodes, C Taylor I need like, eight other backs, etc....
If your man is there in the third take him, but I wouldn't reach for a WR just on principle. Is Chambers really worth a third round pick? Arguable, but I don't think so if you can get a willie parker/or mcgahee. But those guys keep going higher and higher, so perhaps they aren't the best of examples.


You don't have to handcuff every RB you draft, you know :-? I can see wanting to get Rhodes if you get Addai, but there's no reason to get Calhoun or a Minny backup.

And I have a feeling that if you were to go RB, WR, WR with an early pick, you would find better WRs available than Chambers in the early 3rd round.
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Postby Joeybagadonuts » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:11 pm

I guess you're right. A better example would have been D. Williams and D Foster, C Dillon and L Marouney (or however the hell you spell it) you know what I mean, though. I just hate getting stuck with the back in the 4th or 5th that eats up another pick. Amahn Green is another. Do I take Gado, Davenport? It just gets, super, super, messy.
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Postby GatesIsABeast » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:12 pm

I think RB/WR/WR is a pretty sweet strategy this year if you have one of those top 3 picks. Pairing SA, LT, or LJ with a couple of receivers like Harrison/Moss or Fitz/Holt just seems downright ridiculous. This is, of course, if you don't buy in to the second tier of RBs this year: Dom Davis, Julius Jones, Westbrook, etc.
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