4Pack wrote: steelerfan513 wrote:
4Pack wrote:SOB wised up and now wants MJD, Marion Barber, and my # 1...for Peterson and his # 5. Grrrrr.....that would leave me with Addai and Peterson at RB (a pretty potent duo)...but there goes my depth at RB.
That's definitely not worth it at this point. Try to bring his price down so that you're not giving up both those backs.
Thanks Steeler...kind of confirms what I was thinking also.
Being from Wisconsin I can see why you wouldn't want this injury riddled ROY on your team. Maybe you should learn how to play in a keeper league. You didn't say this was a dynasty where you keep everyone forever. A keeper implies you keep maybe 1 at each position or a group of 3-5. Assuming your in a league like that, passing up on a huge talent and probable #1 or #2 pick in a full draft next year, to keep 2 RBs as "depth" doesn't make a lot of sense if your trying to field the best lineup possible.
First and I think you would agree that by having Peterson in your lineup each week, hes pretty much a lock for more points than Barber or MJD could give you.
Two if your keeping both of those players to support each other as depth what do you think the chances are of both of them going injury free the whole year? pretty small, so you'd have to start one of them. Do you think 1 guy (ADP) has a better chance to go through a whole season injury free or 2 RBs for "depth"?
Third in this keeper league I doubt anyone keeps Chester Taylor, and he can be had for much cheaper and you dont have to pass up on the best talent in Fantasy Football in a keeper/dynasty league to get him. I think Chester if he had to fill in for ADP would put up near identical numbers to Barber or MJD on a limited game basis.
I don't believe in having a bench full of talent, as I would be stressing about who start every week, and the chances of me fielding the best lineup points wise every week probably runs about 85% efficiency on points possible. So I trade that bench talent for superstars at each position that I can keep from year to year. This year I got Moss, James Jones the week before his 4 TD explosion for Larry Fitz, Plaxico, Jamal Lewis, and a couple mid value picks next year. In my league I can only keep one at each position, so going into a season with the best players at each position gives me an instant leg up. Plus with a superstar you can always trade him later if you really need help in other areas.
It's your call and all sarcasm aside, I do not agree with sitting on those 2 pretty good backs for ADP who is marvelous real and fantasy wise. Plus if having to give up a pick really has your panties in a bunch, remember that picks are the opportunity to get a player you hope will live up to his draft value, and thats certainly not true for the first round of any draft this year, its a bit of a gamble. But when your getting a for sure #1 or #2 pick next year and superstar talent like Peterson I don't see how you don't do it..
You don't have to agree with my logic, but I have 4 years in a high dollar keeper league and in 4 seasons, I've never had a losing year, and every year I've ended the season as the team with the most points scored.
My team this year (We had to find a new league this year as our old closed after 3 years, so we had a new keeper draft this year)
QB Peyton Manning (1.12)
RB Adrian Peterson (4.01)
RB Kevin Jones (12.09)
WR Randy Moss (traded Plax, Fitz, and Jamal Lewis)
WR Reggie Wayne (traded Derick Mason 2008 2.01 for him and 2.12 next year)
WR Donald Driver or Chris Henry
TE Antonio Gates (3.12)
I believe in having the best player at each position, giving me a lineup I have no qualms about on a week by week basis. Not everything I say would apply if you keep any 5 or so players. But I've had great success, maybe you have great success with all your depth, but I have no trouble plugging in injury fill ins like Jessie Chatman, or Chris Henry, there is plenty of cheap depth out there.. but only ONE Adrian Peterson worth his salt.