You know, after 90% of my drafts I feel like I dominated, or at least got a halfway decent team with a shot to win the Super Bowl. It's easy to feel one way in the preseason and early on in the season, it's another to feel like you're dominating in November.
Give me domination in November than on paper any day.
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:My money league draft is tonight, it's really a bunch of amateurs, I owned the draft last year, I think I went rb/rb/rb in the first 3 round just because they all felt the need to grab a qb early, if Ronnie Brown hadn't got hurt I would've won every game by 30 points, as it turned out I lost the championship game by one point because of Reggie Wayne's fumble, yes that's right I get Wayne after I went rb/rb/rb.
edit: my starters week 1 were - qb - Favre rb - LJ rb - Travis Henry rb - Ronnie Brown wr - Wayne wr - Andre Johnson te - Cooley
now don't get me wrong, my running backs sorta fell apart because of injury, but you gotta admit, week one that looks pretty good.
edit again: and I picked up grant mid way through, which pretty much took me to the championship game.
I did it again, they came a little more prepared this time but I still cleaned house, we start: 10 team redraft, regular scoring qb rb rb wr wr r/w te k d/st
My draft went a little like this: 1.08 - Portis 2.03 - Gore 3.08 - Colston 4.03 - Holmes 5.08 - JStewart 6.03 - Megatron (serious value here, eh?) 7.08 - Selvin Young 8.03 - Brandon Marshall (Even better value how on god's green earth can he fall this far...wow) 9.08 - Lendale White (same as above) 10.03 - Shockey 11.08 - Bryant Johnson 12.03 - Delhomme 13.08 - Scheffler 14.03 - Schaub 15.08 - Buccaneers D/ST 16.03 - Josh Brown
So my starting lineup looks something like this: qb - delhomme rb - Portis rb - Gore wr - Colston wr - Holmes/megatron/marshall r/wr - so many options te - Shockey may as well just give me the $350
dgan wrote:Something about this topic bugs me. I don't see how you can dominate unless you're playing a bunch of idiots in a Yahoo Public league or something. Anyone with half a brain can find a cheat sheet among the billions of fantasy resources, fill their starting roster, and get lucky with some late round picks. You don't have to make great picks to have a competitive team. Any owner that can simply avoid horrible picks is going to be at least respectable.
Can you feel good about your draft, and that you made good decisions? Sure. Dominate? I think if you feel like you just dominated a draft, you're either a little too into yourself or you need to find a more competitive league.
Leave it to the cafe to rain on someone else's parade with their snotty little "find a more competitive league talk." I believe that I made it clear that this league was a very casual league. Did you read my first post or just the title before you typed up this gem above me? Dude I am in 5 leagues this year and that is my limit. Four are very competitive leagues, this one was not. It was just a bunch of guys who casually follow football and they enjoy fantasy football. Everyone stays pretty active but people don't come with stacks of cheat sheets. They invited me in this league, I was fresh off of a cafe league draft and a 16 team competitive IDP league marathon draft. I could not have been more prepared.
D: Will Witherspoon D: Ernie Sims D: Donnie Edwards DB: LaRon Landry DB: Michael Huff DL: Zach Thomas DL: Paul Puz.
BN: Thomas Jones BN: Nate Burleson BN: Kevin Smith BN: Jake Delhomme BN: Dwayne Bowe BN: Julius Jones BN: Robert Meachem BN: Vernon Davis
I never draft a bench for defensive players because I can usually spot start a few and get a similar result.
That is a stacked roster and by the 10th round I felt as though I should not even be in the league because these guys were just not informed. Look at my bench, I have great depth at every position and if for some reason I do get hammered with injuries I have plenty of resources to trade away. On paper nobody is close to me.
I don't think I am some amazing fantasy expert for drafting this team. I just think that a competitive player like me, who was well prepared due to being in a couple of very competitive leagues, probably should not have played in a casual league such as this. If any one of you had played in this same league the same result would have occurred. By the 8th round many of these guys were struggling to name players and I was struggling over taking Bowe or Burleson and then I scrapped both of them when I realized Welker was still on the board. I ended up with both Bowe and Burleson on my roster.
That was really my question. In a competitive league it is impossible to dominate a draft because everyone is so informed, but have any of you ever backed into a guppie league and just rolled through it?
When I draft the only mindset I have is "Make The Playoffs". There's a long way to go between now and Week 16, and that stretch (and those leagues) will be won or lost by how you do during it. For every Goliath that rolls to a title there are 3 that get tripped up by David.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -- Voltaire
A lot of solid fantasy football talk going on in here, and it reminds me of the league I just drafted in. It's a normal, competitive ten team Yahoo league, but I knew something was wrong when Brian Westbrook and Joseph Addai were picks No. 9 and No. 10 overall. Steve Smith and Brandon Marshall were early third round picks, and Terry Glenn (yes, the one who isn't on a team) was a fourth round pick.
Also, I was able to draft Willis McGahee in the late seventh round. Free agents RBs include Selvin Young, Felix Jones and Justin Fargas among many others. I just don't have enough roster spaces to keep all these good players haha. Somehow I'll end up losing, and that's the humble thing about fantasy football...just when you think you know it all.