Hey all, just drafted for this year for one of my leauges. This league drafted much earlier than I am used too or would have wanted too. Anyway, 10 team league. Positions are obviously not set yet since it's early, but any contructive advice would be much appreciated.
QB Matt Schaub HOU RB Michael Turner ATL RB Steve Slaton HOU WR Brandon Marshall DEN WR Chad Ocho Cinco CIN WR Chris Chambers SD TE Chris Cooley WAS OP Kevin Smith DET K Nick Folk DAL TDSP Minnesota Vikings MIN
Bench Trent Edwards BUF Bench Percy Harvin MIN Bench Eli Manning NYG Bench Willis McGahee BAL Bench Steve Smith NYG Bench T.J. Duckett SEA Bench Visanthe Shiancoe MIN Bench Nate Washington TEN Bench Michael Bush OAK Bench Indianapolis Colts IND
QB: E. Manning is a solid pick, the only thing is, Schaub and Eli have the same bye weeks, so you'll just have to use Trent that week. 8/10
RB: Michael Turner is a great pick, whoever is playing Atlanta will be expecting the run, but if Matt Ryan starts producing like a top tier QB, defenses will have to back off and expect the pass too, opening it up for Turner. Great pick regardless. I also think Slaton will have a breakout year. McGahee is a decent back up, he has a tough matchup against New England on Turner's bye week, but is playing Cleveland on Slaton's. (Didn't bother to check Duckett). 9/10
WR: Your WR's are a little iffy. I have no idea what Marshall is going to do, what with all the contreversy in Denver, along with a new QB (Grossman). Ocho Cinco is now going to be double, if not, triple covered every play with Housh gone. If LT isn't old LT this year, defenses might be covering the pass more heavily against SD this year, not helping Chambers. You have two good young backups. I haven't heard much about Plax lately, but if he's not there, it'll be harder for Smith to get open. If your league uses punt and kick return touchdowns, I could see Harvin returning kicks to rest Peterson more in Minnesota. Overall, solid backups, but you're starters are a little iffy. 6/10
TE: I love Cooley, he didn't have a good year last year, I think he'll bounce back though. Your backups are meh, but they're back up tight ends...what're you gonna do? 8/10
K: Dallas is a high scoring team, although they hurt with TO's departure. However, this could set up for more FGs.... 8.5/10
D/ST: Minnesota has a lockdown defense, don't expect any less this year. 9/10
I'm sorry I have no idea what OP is. XD
Overall, a solid team, WR's might hurt you in the end though. 8/10
I agree with most of what mattyboy11 said except on one point. I think your backup TE is actually very solid. Shiancoe may end up outperforming Cooley. He had a bad case of the dropsies in '07, started with a bad case of the dropsies in '08 but turned it around and wound up being a very solid TE down the stretch last year. Time will tell on that one, but it just may be a super pick.
I'm assuming that OP is "Offensive Player"??? Let's say it's the same as a WR/RB slot. In that case I might personally opt for McGahee as the starter instead. Just personal bias there. I'm just not a fan of Kevin Smith. He was hyped in '07 and '08 and just didn't perform, in fantasy terms, to the expectations IMO.
IF the OP position allows you to start ANY offensive player, then throw Eli in that slot.
Minnesota's defense might hurt you in the first 4-5 weeks if the Williams Wall doesn't win their lawsuit. Just keep that in mind.
I have not drafted in any leagues yet so no need to rate my team. Besides, I don't need anyone else to tell me how much I suck at drafting.
It's a great team overall, but you are very weak at WR. Aside from Brandon Marshall, I don't see anyone who will be able to consistently preform at a high level, unless Chad Ocho Cinco is able to bounce back. That being said, you might want to pick up a couple in free agency because WR is one of those positions where you can find really deep sleepers.
In terms of RB you are extremely strong. Turner/Slaton/Smith are all young players with super high ceilings. However, unless Bush wins the Oakland backfield, your depth is weak.
I'm sorry to be the voice of reason here but your team is average. You need serious QB help man, SERIOUS QB HELP! Matt Shaub is risky, Eli has never been an elite fantasy QB and he's missing plax, and trent plays in the cold for a conservative coach that likes to run.
Your RB's are SOLID! Turner's the best, Slaton is a grinder, and K.Smith can produce with that Lions O-Line!
Your very risky with your WR's. Make a package with C.Ocho and C.Chambers and try to trade for a dependable number 2 receiver. Good Luck!
That's a pretty good team. I like Turner a lot. I think you could of used a better QB other than Schaub. I'm in this Chicago Fantasy Football League, that is really competitive, and I would be happy to get a team like that. Good Luck this year.