dont post your team if you went RB-WR or any other combination besides WR-WR QB-WR RB-RB
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for Rockets so I apologize in advance.
I totally agree with what onnestabe posted and also want to add that the league requirements, scoring system, & type league (redraft/keeper/dynasty) have a huge part in how you draft. I honestly don't think you can look at the 1st 2 draft picks of any team and say that's why a team is doing good or bad. Like abe said, good middle/late round drafting can make or break a team. And injuries can screw things up as well.
onnestabe wrote:I think if anything, your analysis will further prove that your middle/late round choices have more to do with your success than your early choices. To clarify - you can overcome mediocre production from your first and second round picks by drafting well in the later rounds (and being quick on the WW).
Drafted 10th out of 12. Crazy flex position dynasty league initial draft. .5 PPR. We start QB, QB/RB, RB, RB/WR, WR, WR/TE, & TE. I went Rudi/S.Smith/Chambers/Wayne. I got F.Taylor in the 8th and Favre in the 10th. I'm currently 7-1 and tied for 1st.
Drafted 12th out of 12. Dynasty league initial draft. .5 PPR. We start 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1RB/WR, 1TE. I went DD(early draft)/Fitz/Deuce/Harrison. No notable mid/late round gems but I got Bush with the 1st pick in the rookie draft. DD going on IR left me scrambling for RB's and I'm currently 2-6 in 11th place.
Drafted 2nd out of 12. Redraft league. 1 PPR. We start 2QB, 2RB, 4WR, 2TE. I went LT2/DD(early draft)/R.Moss/Driver. You'd think I'd be screwed again by taking DD in the 2nd round. I got FWP in the 5th, Bulger in the 6th, Vick in the 11th, A.Green in the 13th, & Balt D in the 19th (20 round draft). I got lucky with a lot of mid/late round gems and I'm currently 6-2 in 2nd place (#1 in points).
Drafted 6th out of 10. Dynasty league initial draft. No PPR. We start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE. I went Edge/Manning/R.Moss/J.Lewis. 24 round draft. I got S. Moss in the 5th, Heap in the 8th, A.Green in the 9th, Muhammad in the 13th, Henry in the 15th, & Leon Washington in the 21st. This league is the closest of any of my leagues. I'm current 5-3 and tied for 1st with 3 other teams and then 4 teams are 1 game back at 4-4. So we have 8 out of 10 teams at 5-3 or 4-4.
Drafted 11th out of 12 in an initial 6 round keeper draft (kept only 4), then drafted 2nd in the regular draft. We will keep only 3 players next year. 1 PPR. We start 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1RB/WR, 1TE. I went Rudi/S.Smith/Javon/DD (early draft). Then I got F. Taylor in the 6th, Eli in the 7th, Coles in the 8th, & Chic D in the 11th. Started 3-0 but now on a 5 game slide so I'm 3-5 in 9th place.
Drafted 10th out of 12. Redraft league. .5 PPR. We start 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE. I went R.Brown/McGahee/DJax/Plax. I got Bulger in the 6th, & Coles in the 8th. I'm currently 7-1 and in 1st place.
So basically I really don't think you can just look at the 1st 2 picks in any draft and accurately see how those 2 picks affected the team. There are too many other variables that come into play. Then the ultimate factor is starting the right players each week. By only looking at the 1st 2 picks I think you will find equal amounts of teams that are doing good, so-so, and bad.