Hey guys, great site so far! I've been going through rankings/articles/tips for the last couple of weeks in preparation for my draft. Then I came across these forums and I figure what better way to talk through my draft then with fantasy lovers themselves. This is my 2nd year taking part in fantasy football, so I'm still learning. The biggest thing I learned from the rankings is to not always draft the player who will put up the most points, but to draft on where the biggest drop off in value could come. I am in a re-draft league with 15 other friends. So to start, I'll give the break down of my league.
16 team H2H QB, QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R, K, DEF, DL, DL, LB, BN, BN, BN, BN 25 passing yards per point all TD = 6 pt 10 rushing/receiving yards per point -2 points per interception thrown -2 points per fumble 20 return yards per point
That's the gist of the scoring break down. So the thing that stand out most is 2 starting QB. We basically draft QB per team, that way everyone is guaranteed 2 starting QB. By simply looking at these settings, how would you guys approach the draft?
I'm drafting 16th, so I'll get a crack at every turn. Should I try to trade this draft position, or stick with it? My initial reaction to go QB/QB at picks 16/17, then WR/WR at picks 48/48, then fill out my roster from there. I'm planning on taking 4 WR, and 6 rookie/back up RB and hope at least 2 of them work out really well so I can use them as my starters. Any other opinions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Interesting startegy. Considering your league starts 2 QB's and all TD's are 6 points, your QB/QB idea at 16/17 is a good plan. Where I am concerned is that you want to go after your RB's too far down the line.
I would suggest going with the best QB you can get at 16 (hopefully Brady or Peyton Manning) and then the best RB at 17. Have at least one solid starter at RB and hope you can get one rookie sleeper that starts.
At 48, come back with another QB (I would hope for Matt Schaub or Matt Ryan), and then go for a WR.
Sleeper RB's are hard to come by -- and with guys like Slaton and Chris Johnson succeeding last year, rookie RB's will probably go earlier than ever.
Two of the sleeper RB's are like are Shonn Greene of the Jets and James Davis of the Browns. I like Glen Coffee of the 49ers, but he's only going to have value if Frank Gore goes down. But Greene and Davis have a really good shot at starting, but probably not right away...good luck to you.
Drafting 16th is tough with so many teams, but I love drafting at the turn, so its a gift and a curse. I would not go QB/QB with your first two picks though, if anything, I would go QB/WR or WR/WR. With starting two QBs, grabbing one with one of your first two picks is wise. By pick 16, most of the top tier RBs will be gone, so you could go WR/WR and easily land any combo of Johnson (Andre or Megatron), Jennings, Moss, or Smith, depending on how your draft goes. At picks 48 and 49, grab your QB/RB...RBs are pretty deep this year, wont be a Tier 1, but still be decent value (maybe Lynch, DMC, Moreno, etc.). GOOD LUCK!!!
Just wanted to check, you said you have #16/17, and then 48/49? Wouldn't you also have #32/33 overall? I agree with picking the best QB and RB with your first two. After that, I would try and do best available offensive player (QB, RB, WR). You are going to want your early picks to be the best scoring options for you...these four will form the base of your team and hopefully be consistent point getters for you.
If I want the most point value, I'd have to go QB/QB for sure. There's so many options... But QB for sure at the turn, then I think I'll wait on a RB until the 3/4 rounds because after Tier 1 RB, there's a lot of mish mash. I'll most likely go QB/QB or QB/WR. It makes the most sense. Any other opinions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!