MascisMan wrote:For pick number 4 I will probably get to choose between LJ, Gore, Addai, or Alexander depending on how the first 3 go down.
I'd take Gore, then Addai, then LJ, then SA out of that group.
Here is my dilemma. By the time I go in rd. 2 it may be QB time. I normally wouldnt grab a QB this early but the 6 pt passing TD's gives them higher value. Now I could wait 7 more spots (rd 3-28) to grab my QB and get my second runner at 21. Im sure my decision will be made on whats available but I know I want a top 5 QB considering their value in this league.
I'm actually a huge fan of drafting late 2nd round. If people overvalue QBs because of the 6 point TDs, you could get a killer #2 RB. If not, Portis is slipping in almost all drafts, and a huge value for his top 10 upside. If he stays healthy, and your 1st round doesnt bust, those two picks will carry you to the playoffs at least.
Dont take a QB due to 6 point TDs. All QBs will score higher, the difference between the 1st and 10th best QB will stay relatively the same, and the abundance of depth won't change. Many people overall QBs with this scoring, and it can cripple what should've been a good team. It sounds like you're already getting caught up in that, dont.
My other fear is the gap between rd 3 (28) and rd. 4 (45). If I grab a running back at 21 or 28 then I have a long wait before choosing my #1 WR. Since I have to fill 3 WR to start, should I go RB/RB/QB, RB/QB/RB or RB/QB/WR?
Why the fear? Get 2 RBs and a WR with your first 3 picks. Plaxico or a similar WR will very well fall to you in the 4th, and you can almost certainly get one of Bulger/McNabb/Kitna in the 5th. All 3 could end up top 5 QB, and you wouldn't be sacrificing to get Brady/Brees/Palmer, who will likely only fair marginally better.
Another variable is that we get 9 starters (QB, 2RB, 3WR, TE, D/ST, K) and only 5 on the bench. So for my bench I was thinking of aiming for 2 RB, 2WR, and a handcuff QB. How does that sound?
That bench is terrible. You definitely have the right idea. 4 RBs, 5 WRs, 2 QBs sounds right. Whoever is the weakest by your TE, DEF, K bye weeks should get cut. Or if you DEF or K isn't better than average, drop them during their bye for a team who's bye has passed, and keep that RB or WR depth.
I understand that a lot will depend on what is available at the time but these guys play every year so they know the ins and outs of Fantasy Football. So lets assume the draft order will go like most projections.
If they know how to draft, then be flexible, and look for the value picks. Go in with a strategy, but don't be afraid to radically change depending on who they pick up. Even amongst veteran owners there will be surprise picks, mayb a guy really high on Vincent jackson, or someone who thinks Reggie Bush can manage top 10 numbers splitting time. If the QB you want isn't there, don't reach just because of the scoring, get another starter of better value else where and make that your strength. Don't take a kicker or Defense early (if you're new they are expecting it in all likelihood).