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Postby cstorms » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:14 pm

I am pretty new to fantasy football, but have a fair amount of fantasy baseball experience. I was just wondering how important the Defense ends up being, and when in the draft i should end up choosing. I am in a league that uses whole teams instead of IDP. Who do you guys recommend picking up as my defensive team, and when? ;-D
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Re: DEFENSE!

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:30 pm

cstorms wrote:I am pretty new to fantasy football, but have a fair amount of fantasy baseball experience. I was just wondering how important the Defense ends up being, and when in the draft i should end up choosing. I am in a league that uses whole teams instead of IDP. Who do you guys recommend picking up as my defensive team, and when? ;-D



Opinions vary, but most will tell you to draft your kicker & team defense in the last 2 rounds. They are very inconsistent from year to year & especially week to week, for the most part. And they can easily be found on the waiver wire during the season....not like QB, RB, WR, & TE. Some people won't draft a D...then just play matchups each week and pick up different D's weekly. Good luck! ;-D
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Re: DEFENSE!

Postby cstorms » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:36 pm

THANKS! very helpful ;-D ;-D
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:43 pm

cstorms wrote:THANKS! very helpful ;-D ;-D



Anything for a fellow Giants' fan!

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Re: DEFENSE!

Postby cstorms » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:51 pm

;-D ;-D last year, best victory ever! ;-D
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Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:54 pm

cstorms wrote:;-D ;-D last year, best victory ever! ;-D



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Re: DEFENSE!

Postby glackk » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:30 pm

It really depends. In a 15-16 round draft, you'll see the elite defenses going as early as the 11th and 12th rounds. I usually like taking my DEF in the 3rd to last round so I can get a good/decent DEF; this may get you a DEF like Seattle, Dallas, or your NYG. Then I take a flyer pick in the 2nd to last round, and a kicker in the last round.

There will be a few undrafted DEF that you'll be able to use for good matchups and bye weeks.
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Re: DEFENSE!

Postby joejlitz » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:56 am

cstorms wrote:;-D ;-D last year, best victory ever! ;-D


You guys are like two self-licking ice cream cones. ;-7 JK.

To reiterate an earlier point, we had a guy last year take CHI in the 5th or 6th round of a ten-team draft, based off 2006. They ended up being serviable but no where near worth a pick that high. I grabbed SD off waivers in week 2 or 3 or something and they were awesome.

The other posts seem like good rules of thumb to follow.
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