BigBlue2005 wrote:This year anyone who spent the first 3 picks taking WR's is probably in the top 3 in their leagues. People are still drafting with the old system but RB's aren't what they used to be.
Unless you went Moss, Edwards, and Welker as your first 3 picks... lol.
It's not all about WR's, trust me many are still burnt.
FF drafting is becoming more strategic and unpredictable now.
I guess it's a little bit of luck and a little bit of skill. But with the research I did before our leagues draft something told me to avoid all 3 of those WR's. I took Owens in round 1 while moss was still available and I took Fitzgerald in round 2 over Edwards.
For me, whenever I draft, there are red flag players. These include WR's who are up and down like Moss who has one great season then one crap season, or WR's who have only done great 1 year (Braylon Edwards, Colston). I avoided all of those guys and instead went with Owens who year in and year out is consistently amongst the top 10, Fitzgerald who is another one of the most stable WR's you can have, and Burress (who aside from his suspension has had 2 good weeks and 1 bad week).
If you get stuck in this new fantasy world with WR's who are #2 or 3 as your only starting WR's you are going to see production that goes 20 points one week 1 point the next. Instability in points is one of the ways a team doesn't end up becoming elite.
If you can get yourself 2 or 3 top WR's who are consistent and a couple of sleeper or rookie rbs that fall to rounds 4-6, you will have more stability than a guy who has people like frank gore and westbrook but who also has WR's like Santonio Homlmes, Lavernous Coles.
Larry Fitzgerald and Marion Barber are currently averaging the same amount of points per week. The difference is the guy who had Barber got 3 weeks of 20 points and 2 weeks of 3 points while the guy with Fitzgerald got 5 weeks of 12-17 points. I guarantee the guy who has more players with the kind of consistancy that Fitzgerald has, is winning his league and has a better overall record than the guy who has a bunch of boom or bust players like Marion Barber or Marshawn Lynch.