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Postby Brownsfan685 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:36 pm

Would it be better to draft all the best RBs i can get in the 1st 3 rounds (with a handcuff maybe in there somewhere), .......or should i grab a good QB (like Tom Brady) in the 2nd and invest in a Handcuff pair of RBs starting the 3rd?..you loose something no matter what..
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby stomperrob » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:54 pm

First off, read over this thread from last year and you'll get some good ideas:
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A lot depends on: size of your league; scoring system for your league; starting lineups for your league (ie - how many RB's and WR's do you start, do you have a flex position, etc); what position do you draft in; what is the best player left on the board when you pick; is it a redraft or a keeper league, etc

If it's a 12 team league, I generally try and go RB, RB, WR (depending who's available) since starting RB's will be at a premium - in a 10 teamer I may go either RB, RB, WR, or RB, WR, RB, but ad stated earlier, that depends what position I'm drafting in and who's available. I generally wait until later for a QB, usually around the 5th or 6th.
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby Venom » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:00 am

99% of the time I go RB, RB, WR with my first three.

And like Rob said, it all depends on roster space and scoring. If your roster is QB, RB, WR,WR, Flex, TE, K, D/ST with one point per reception, I would more than likely get my RB first and go right to WR since they will have more points available with the PPR. I'd probably use my flex for a WR too, if the scoring system favored them.

Regardless, I would take a RB first, no matter what.

Good luck ;-D
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:42 pm

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Going into any draft I really don't have 1 main strategy. I pick a RB in the 1st round. #1 RB's are the toughest thing to find. From there I just go BPA (Best Player Available). You might get to a point in the 2nd round where it's better value to take Wayne or Moss or another top WR. I'll rarely take a QB earlier than the 5th & 6th rounds. QB's are much easier to get off the WW than RB's & WR's so I'll go RB & WR for at least the 1st 5 rounds. I'll fill in my starters at RB & WR and start picking backups early for depth at those 2 key positions. Lastly, no matter what, I wait until the last 2 rounds to draft a D & K...if I'm forced to. If the rules say I don't have to draft a D or K, sometimes I won't and just take fliers and 1-2 players late. Then decide before week 1 who to drop for your D & K for week 1. D's & K's are just so inconsistent from year to year and week to week. You can always get a decent D or K off the WW. They just aren't that important to me. Good luck! ;-D
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby Bobby P » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:54 pm

I have to echo what venom said. This is the same strategy I use. RB, RB, WR with the first 3 picks. Furthermore, WR in the fourth. and with the 5th pick a RB. Maybe look to handcuff with the 5th but most likely I would just take the best RB left at that point. That is my strategy going in but It could change depending on how the draft is shaping up. That's what I look to do. Then again, I went 5-9 last year. Good Luck.
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby mariners100 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:09 pm

Once again depending on the size of your league.. I usually draft RB, RB, WR. The only way I deviate from this is if there is a stud QB in round 3 then I go there. It really depends on who has been drafted and your scoring system. Get a gameplan and stick with it and do your homework on the league size and especially the scoring system. Knowing its Points Per Reception (PPR) can make or break your draft.

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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby Guru13 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:51 pm

Venom wrote:99% of the time I go RB, RB, WR with my first three.

And like Rob said, it all depends on roster space and scoring. If your roster is QB, RB, WR,WR, Flex, TE, K, D/ST with one point per reception, I would more than likely get my RB first and go right to WR since they will have more points available with the PPR. I'd probably use my flex for a WR too, if the scoring system favored them.

Regardless, I would take a RB first, no matter what.

Good luck ;-D

bingo. ;-D

even in a ppr league with the scarcity of starting running backs I may go rb/rb and just try to get a guy I know who's gonna catch a lot of passes (Sjax, LT, westy, you get the idea). ;-D
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby WaCougMBS » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:52 pm

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
Venom wrote:99% of the time I go RB, RB, WR with my first three.

And like Rob said, it all depends on roster space and scoring. If your roster is QB, RB, WR,WR, Flex, TE, K, D/ST with one point per reception, I would more than likely get my RB first and go right to WR since they will have more points available with the PPR. I'd probably use my flex for a WR too, if the scoring system favored them.

Regardless, I would take a RB first, no matter what.

Good luck ;-D

bingo. ;-D

even in a ppr league with the scarcity of starting running backs I may go rb/rb and just try to get a guy I know who's gonna catch a lot of passes (Sjax, LT, westy, you get the idea). ;-D


Exactly what I do too, except I can NEVER get the top 3-4 pick necessary to execute the strategy !+)

There's always next year ;-)
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby Guru13 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:12 am

WaCougMBS wrote:
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
Venom wrote:99% of the time I go RB, RB, WR with my first three.

And like Rob said, it all depends on roster space and scoring. If your roster is QB, RB, WR,WR, Flex, TE, K, D/ST with one point per reception, I would more than likely get my RB first and go right to WR since they will have more points available with the PPR. I'd probably use my flex for a WR too, if the scoring system favored them.

Regardless, I would take a RB first, no matter what.

Good luck ;-D

bingo. ;-D

even in a ppr league with the scarcity of starting running backs I may go rb/rb and just try to get a guy I know who's gonna catch a lot of passes (Sjax, LT, westy, you get the idea). ;-D


Exactly what I do too, except I can NEVER get the top 3-4 pick necessary to execute the strategy !+)

There's always next year ;-)

there's always a guy like Frank Gore, should catch a ton of passes this year. :-?
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Re: What do you recommend i do 1st 3 rounds?

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:51 pm

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
WaCougMBS wrote:Exactly what I do too, except I can NEVER get the top 3-4 pick necessary to execute the strategy !+)

There's always next year ;-)

there's always a guy like Frank Gore, should catch a ton of passes this year. :-?


I know - I actually think I might be able to afford him with my typical 7-10th pick this year ;-)
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