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In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby djtw » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:52 pm

Is it still smart at #12 out of 14 teams to go with 2 RB or take the best available players?
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby dream_017 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:04 pm

djtw wrote:Is it still smart at #12 out of 14 teams to go with 2 RB or take the best available players?

Very tough call. You have a few options there. It will really depend on who is available at your picks. You can go:
WR-RB
RB-RB
RB-WR

Again depending on who is available, I would probably go with a RB/WR combo even though I am big on drafting RBs early.
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby moonhead » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:09 pm

good question. i picked at #11 in a 14 teamer and didn't go rb rb. this is what my team looks like. it's not terrible, but the running back selection is really thin if you pass on a 2nd rb, like i did, until round 4. as you can see i had to grab some on really questionable, mediocre backs. but i like my receiving corps.

QB- eli 8
RB- portis 1
RB- caddy 4
WR- ocho cinco 2
WR- javon 3
WR- hackett 7
TE-
DEF-
K-

BN
brandon jackson 5
deshaun foster 6
santonio holmes 9
derrick mason 10
mi. clayton 11
atrain 12


this is what the team in the 12 spot looks like. little more conventional rb-rb draft.

QB- Carson Palmer, CIN (3.12)
RB- Rudi Johnson, CIN (1.12)
RB- Travis Henry, DEN (2.03)
WR- Plaxico Burress, NYG (4.03)
WR- Chris Chambers, MIA (6.03)
WR- Bernard Berrian, CHI (7.12)
TE- Chris Cooley, WAS (8.03)
DEF- Denver Broncos, DEN (12.03)
K-


BN:
RB- Tatum Bell, DET (5.12)
RB- Adrian Peterson, CHI (10.03)
WR- Joe Horn, ATL (9.12)
WR- Dwayne Jarrett, CAR (11.12)
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby beanoX3 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:22 pm

^ That's my draft so far, picking at 12. :-b

I knew RBs were going to be scarce in a 14 teamer, so I took best RB available.
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby djtw » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:34 pm

I think I like the Idea of taking the best RB and then a top WR. We do play 2 RB and 3 WR each week so I think this might be the way to go. Thank you for your help.
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby biju » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:25 pm

I play in a competitive 14 team league and the big trick is always the BYE weeks. Obviously not all teams can have a real 3rd RB (actually, it's tough with just two as there are so many RBBC these days) so getting a second RB has always been a priority in that league.

Regardless of that however, you can't pass up an opportunity on a top tier WR. As you can see, you can still grab up RBs that should be starting even into the 6th round so don't be too shy about pulling the gun on a high-end WR.

If you had a mid-second round pick I'd even say grab Manning if he's still there. It might be a good value even with the #16 overall pick depending on your scoring.

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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby skibrett15 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:27 pm

beanoX3 wrote:^ That's my draft so far, picking at 12. :-b

I knew RBs were going to be scarce in a 14 teamer, so I took best RB available.

and you ended up with the better team from my point of view...
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Re: In a 14 team draft do you still take 2 RB?

Postby Jimboozie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:23 pm

skibrett15 wrote:
beanoX3 wrote:^ That's my draft so far, picking at 12. :-b

I knew RBs were going to be scarce in a 14 teamer, so I took best RB available.

and you ended up with the better team from my point of view...
moon you couldn't even get steve smith there??


No. Steve Smith was drafted @ 1.13.

I think you almost HAVE to go RB - RB in a 14 team league. There just isn't much left when you pick again in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Unlike an 8, 10, or even 12 team league; you won't be able to get many serviceable RBs later in the draft. WRs and QBs, you can wait and still get good to decent guys. RBs, not so much.
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