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Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:02 pm

RB Matt Forte
15
71%
RB Kevin Smith
2
10%
RB Tashard Choice
1
5%
RB Ray Rice
0
No votes
QB Matt Ryan
0
No votes
WR Limas Sweed
3
14%
WR DeSean Jackson
0
No votes
other (please discuss)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 21

Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby The Lung » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:02 pm

#1: RB Darren McFadden
#2: RB Jonathan Stewart
#3: RB Rashard Mendenhall
#4: RB Felix Jones
#5: WR Malcolm Kelly
#6: RB Jamaal Charles
#7: RB Chris Johnson

"Dynasty Rankings by Democracy" continues! Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008? Feel free to discuss the pros and cons of these prospects - this could be helpful for some and generate some good discussion. Please feel free to use Combine results to aid in your decision. If you vote "other" please discuss the player after you vote, and if he doesn't win as a write-in, I'll add his name to the next poll.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby onnestabe » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:13 pm

A one! A two! A helluva hullabaloo!

Matt Forte ftw...
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:20 pm

I went Forte.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:25 pm

Forte
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:57 pm

Sticking with Forte, just like last time.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby mikus » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:53 pm

Forte, for all the reasons I stated in the previous thread.

Surprised Ray Rice is not doing well at this point, actually. I suspect his time is coming.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:39 pm

mikus wrote:Forte, for all the reasons I stated in the previous thread.

Surprised Ray Rice is not doing well at this point, actually. I suspect his time is coming.


Maybe, although assuming Forte wins this one, I'm starting a Kevin Smith campaign ;-D
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:54 pm

I voted Forte, although at this point, it's a crapshoot without knowing where players are going to go. I sincerely doubt that 6 of the top 7 players taken will be running backs, and it will all depend on where the QBs and WRs go.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby The Lung » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:29 am

steelerfan513 wrote:I voted Forte, although at this point, it's a crapshoot without knowing where players are going to go. I sincerely doubt that 6 of the top 7 players taken will be running backs, and it will all depend on where the QBs and WRs go.


I think it's important to set these baseline rankings based on talent alone before the NFL Draft - dynasty/keeper leagues should be based primarily on talent and less about immediate opportunity. Michael Bush was a good late first round pick last year even if the opportunity wasn't there. It was pretty much assumed he would languish behind Jordan, Fargas, and Rhodes for years (and likely still may)

Let's say RaShard Mendenhall or Jonathan Stewart get taken by Baltimore or Cincinnati. (highly unlikely, I know. But for the sake of argument...) They would likely be deep in the pecking order behind Rudi Johnson and Kenny Watson in Cinci, and Willis McGahee and Musa Smith in Baltimore, for possibly years. Now let's say a RB like Felix Jones, Jamaal Charles or Chris Johnson gets drafted by the Houston Texans or Chicago Bears where they would probably start almost immediately (like Marshawn Lynch in Buffalo last year). I would still go with the former in dynasty league drafts because I firmly believe Mendenhall and Stewart are that much more talented than the latter backs.

In one year re-draft leagues it's a different story. Opportunity can play a bigger role, as I even witnessed Marshawn Lynch drafted ahead of ADP in a few re-draft leagues. While hindsight now is 20/20, considering their situations at the start of the season last year with ADP's injury history and Chester Taylor entrenched as the starter, taking Lynch first wasn't looked upon as a bad move.
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Re: Who is the #8 rookie for keeper/dynasty leagues in 2008?

Postby treat24 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:39 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Forte
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