bungle613 wrote:I will agree with #1 and #3 but 2, 4 and 5 have given me a 0.700+ win percentage over the years and last year was one of my best years with 11 of 12 teams making the playoffs, 7 teams making the finals and 5 championships.
Follow all news closely, it will give you an advantage
QB platooning is my standard method of fielding QBs.
RBs may not win championships but they get you there. I have not been proven wrong so can't stop hoarding them.
As for comments back at #2, 4 and 5...
#2 - No news is not always good news. News is going to tell you wether or not a player is producing or coming along like he should. Prime example is Rookies, Golden Tate admitting he is struggling, while Mike Williams in Tampa is looking like a rock star. Position battle news is the best news out there, sure it could change by week 5, but for the first four weeks that news will carry the up most value.
#4 - There is a GREAT article about QBs on the front page of the Cafe Football home. Go click on the 'Fantasy Football' tab at the top (not the forum tab, but the actual home page for the Football side) and just read. That is the best explanation I have seen on this issue. Saying that neglecting a QB is not taking Drew Brees in the 1st round, and instead taking Jay Cutler in the 6th-8th for instance is not neglecting, its a good draft strategy based upon your league settings, of course.
#5 - I think this is the worst one on the list. You can NEVER have enough RBs on your squad. Even if I can only stat a max of 2-3, I always try to carry at least 4-5 if not 5-6. Why? Not only can you imply a rotation based on match-ups, but it gives you much needed flexibility if one or two gets beat up. Plus ontop of the fact that it can help your squad week to week, they are also great trade bait for squads such as yours that only draft 2-3 RBs then by week 4 they are looking for a replacement due to injury or just under production. My best example is last year in my ESPN league, 4 keepers, 2 of my keepers were Portis and MBIII, went into the draft with those 2 and came out with them+Beanie Wells, Ahmad Bradshaw, Ricky Williams and LeSean McCoy, knowing I could only stat 2RB a week max. With what happened with Portis and MB3 I was covered with the out burst due to Ronnie Brown's injury out of Ricky and 2 out comings of Rookies and Bradshaw attempting to take over for Jacobs. You can never have enough RBs!