It's been years since I've been in a league but I'm giving it another shot. What advice can ya'll give me about the following league? I know when I used to play you always drafted a rb first. Is that still the case? Any help you can offer is appreciated. Also, what does the D below stand for?
by ACME Destruct-O-Ball » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:58 pm
Hitech Redneck wrote:I know when I used to play you always drafted a rb first. Is that still the case? Any help you can offer is appreciated. Also, what does the D below stand for?
Given that your league awards points for receptions, and offers 10 yds/point for WR, as opposed to 15 for RB, it looks like somebody's taken some steps to balance the scoring between the RB and WR positions. Regardless, I'm old fashioned, and I'll still take two stud running backs in the first two rounds, then probably WR, RB, WR, QB, RB, QB, WR, TE, WR, then DEF/K/D/Fill in the Bench.
Looks like your league requires you to pick a team defense (DEF) and an Individual Defensive Player (D); if that's the case, grab you a MLB like Patrick Willis from the Niners. A tackling machine who'll pick up a couple of fumbles, a couple of interceptions, and a few sacks. A guy like that can rack up 160 points by the end of the season.
by ACME Destruct-O-Ball » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:54 pm
I'd only keep one QB on the bench; after your starting QB's bye date is passed, get rid of the backup, and replace him with RBs or WRs; same thing for TE, K, and DEF/D. You have to start 2 RB, plus you've got a RB-eligible flex position, so I'd want 4 starting RB if possible, or 2 full time starters, and 2 fill-ins, maybe Sproles from the Chargers, or Jordan from the Pats. Just make sure they've all got different bye weeks, or you're screwed. Same thing for WR. In that W/R flex position, I'd always be starting a RB; in the W/T spot, I'd always have a WR. And, in your D position, if you can start a MLB every week, that's probably your best bet for consistent scoring.
I wouldn't even think about taking a QB until round 5, at earliest, in this league. Maybe even a couple rounds later than that. Let everyone else burn early picks on Brady, Manning, Palmer and the rest while you load up on RBs and WRs. Between RB, WR, TE you start 7 guys and the scoring favors those guys. Make sure those 7 are the best you can get and even if you pick your starting QB after everyone else it's not going to hurt you nearly as much as having the best set of skill players will help you. Heck in the league I won last year I picked my first QB even after some people had their backup's drafted (half the managers in my league reach on QBs for some reason) and with your scoring settings I would *absolutely* do the same thing. I'd probably take a stud RB first then do best available among my other skill positions (excluding QB)