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Postby triple3play » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:14 pm

I just joined a new dynasty league where you get points for kick/punt returns. I dont know the game to that degree so does anyone have any good sites to check for the projected kick/punt returners for every team?
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Postby iamgregg » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:15 pm

The best players to look out for are specialist returners, the ones who return both kickoffs and punts. Even better are returners on leaky defenses.

I don't know of a site which has returner rankings, so this is probably something you need to do your own research on. I would probably look for stats leaders in yards/return attempts from last year. I wouldn't read too much into TDs, they can be inconsistent year-to-year. You're basically looking for high volume returners. Check the stats, keep an eye on depth charts (via Yahoo for example), looking for players that not only return kickoffs and punts, but are relatively low down the chart at their respective position. It makes it less likely that they'd be taken off returns as to not expose them to injury.

Expect to play matchups week-to-week too. It's probably even better for it than kickers or defenses. Each week, pick a returner who's playing a team that's going to score a lot of points on them.

Return attempts is king, really.
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Postby Kareighuis » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:15 pm

Is it yardage and TDs, or only TDs? If it's only TDs, don't let this affect your draft strategy, since returners rarely go all the way.

If it's yardage too- I'd let everyone go after their #2 WRs while stack up on RB depth or grab a top-tier TE like Clark/Witten. Towards the end, get the returning WRs- I used guys like Ted Ginn, Pierre Thomas, Steve Breaston and DeSean Jackson last year. Off the top of my head, Dairrick Williams of Det would be someone I'd consider for next year- likely has the returner job, could compete for the #2 spot early and likely will get it as Detroit tries to get him field time late in another losing season.
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Postby madaslives911 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:30 pm

triple3play wrote:I just joined a new dynasty league where you get points for kick/punt returns. I dont know the game to that degree so does anyone have any good sites to check for the projected kick/punt returners for every team?


Maybe you could refer to the past year's stats...
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/sortableSt ... descending
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