Hey guys, I just learned about the cafe today and I am impressed with what I see. To be honest most forums ive ever visited dont even come close to this.
Anyway, I've only been playing fantasy football for a year now, so I do consider myself somewhat of a beginner.
Anyway, did anyone else notice there is a big dropoff at RB this year? I like these rbs:
Willis McGahee (I would include him but some disagree- also I dont include Westbrook but thats just personal preference)
After those rbs it gets really thin... Davis, J Jones, Parker, Droughns, etc. are not rbs i feel comfortable with as a 2nd rb.
Just wanted to get some thoughts on this RB dropoff since I have a draft coming up in a few weeks and might be going RB/WR/WR from the 2nd spot
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I think there are definite dropoffs in the RBs this year. Actually, I note 4 distict ones:
- After LJ, SA, and LT there's a noticeable dropoff.
- After Portis and Tiki (and some may even put S. Jax here) we have one
- After Rudi, Edge, Caddy, Ronnie, LaMont, McGahee, (S. Jax), and maybe DD and Westbrook there's one. I would also put (Cedric Benson/Thomas Jones here as well assuming one comes out of camp as the clear-cut starter)
- After Dunn, J. Lewis, Kevin Jones, Julius Jones, Droughns, Parker, Foster, Ahman, and Dillon I see the makings of RBBC, which is another major dropoff. (might be forgetting someone here).
There are definite tiers you should associate and where these guys should be picked up in your draft.
Your idea of going RB/WR/WR isn't a bad one and has been heavily discussed here. I think the important question is how many teams are in your league and what the starting lineup requirements are. Then you'll be able to see how far you can wait to take a 2nd RB. In standard leagues of 10 teams and 2 starting RBs (no flex positions) you could easily wait until the 4th round to pick up a second RB. If there are 12 or more teams and/or you have a flex spot in the lineup you might need to take another one sooner or face having a semi-starting RB.
Most importantly is not having your draft schedule set. If people are taking a bunch of RBs before you I would certainly take WR/WR in those rounds. On the other hand, if everyone starts taking WRs and you're left with the 2nd tier of WRs already (those usually start with Darrell Jackson, etc.) I would probably take a RB.