I like Schaub this year, a lot. I've drafted him in almost all of my mocks and in both of my leagues. He'll definitely put up another top 5 QB performance, and could break the top 3 if he stays healthy. Palmer at backup is a nice luxury as well. Your WR corp is top notch but as you said, could use some depth. And I would definitely start Best over Foster.
Thanks for your feedback on mine. I think you are solid at WR and QB. I also drafted Foster but I am a little worried about him because he is not yet completely proven. Not a huge fan of Spiller and Best. I had the opportunity to draft both but stayed away simply because of the teams they are on. You could be the most talented back in the league, but being on a crappy team = inconsistency, which is not acceptable to me. I would rather have a solid 12 points every week than a few 20 point breakouts with a bunch of 5 point outings throughout the year, which I think you can expect with those two backs.
kev0ut wrote:Thanks for your feedback on mine. I think you are solid at WR and QB. I also drafted Foster but I am a little worried about him because he is not yet completely proven. Not a huge fan of Spiller and Best. I had the opportunity to draft both but stayed away simply because of the teams they are on. You could be the most talented back in the league, but being on a crappy team = inconsistency, which is not acceptable to me. I would rather have a solid 12 points every week than a few 20 point breakouts with a bunch of 5 point outings throughout the year, which I think you can expect with those two backs.
I noticed you took Knowshon as your RB2 so Im guessing you chose to pass on Jahvid. I truly disagree with you here. Jahvid appears to be a generational talent from everything I've seen and has ridiculous upside. I never felt that way about knowshon. I understand Jahvid and CJ, as well as Foster to a degree, are a bit unproven in the NFL, but Im willing to take the upside over someone like knowshon who has only proven to be futile and injury prone in the NFL. 3.7 ypc on a team with one of the best olines (and at the time had Brandon Marshall to take pressure off the box) is unacceptable to me. I would rather take the occassional home runs at rb2 than a player who will consistently net me just 50 yards a game.
scottiepimps59 wrote:Format: 10 team QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R, K, DEF 0.5 per reception
Roster: QB: Matt Schaub WR: Calvin Johnson WR: Greg Jennings WR: Dwayne Bowe RB: Adrian Peterson RB: Arian Foster TE: Vernon Davis W/R: Jahvid Best K: Robbie Gould DEF: Chicago Bears
QB: Carson Palmer, Ben Roethlisberger WR: Dez Bryant, Legedu Naanee RB: CJ Spiller, Steve Slaton, Toby Gerhart DEF: Arizona Cardinals (will stream, has StL week 1)
Draft Results (4th pick overall): Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Matt Schaub, Jahvid Best, Vernon Davis, Dwayne Bowe, Arian Foster, CJ Spiller, Dez Bryant, Carson Palmer, Steve Slaton, Ben Roethlisberger, Toby Gerhart, Mike Williams (dropped for Legedu Naanee), Golden Tate (dropped for Arizona Defense), Chicago Defense, Nick Folk (dropped for Robbie Gould).
Concerns: Receiver depth, running back strength of schedule
schaub is one of the best qb's in the league. adrian peterson is a stud. I honestly think calvin johnson is way overrated for the adp he was going at but still he's calvin johnson. greg jenning is a beast. I dont like how you went after a lot of unproven RB2's. But if one busts out i can see you easily making it to the playoffs. vernon davis is a beast. i love your team. only weakness i see is bowe and even he isnt that bad. maybe you can package him for an upgrade. hopefully one of your unproven RB2's busts out.
If this were my team, I'd be looking to find an owner in the league who's wealthy with stud WRs or RBs, and who still thinks Carson Palmer is a legitimate Fantasy threat with his quiver of high profile, yet over-rated WRs. Then while the bloom is still on the rose for Foster, Spiller, and Best I'd try to package one of them with Palmer and maybe even Calvin Johnson for a Fantasy Beast WR or RB and depth.
True one or all of those 3 RBs may blow up... then again they may not... fact is we have no history on which to pin our hopes with any of these guys, yet alone all three of them. But the fantasy pre-season hype has all of these guys Pro Bowl bound, and somebody out there is willing to over pay to get them on their roster.
Personally, I'd try to spin Spiller or Best while the feeding frenzy is on. I'd keep Foster because he's the #1 RB on a truly prolific offense. I also like having a QB/RB or QB/WR duo in a PPR league. Have to believe on that offense Fosters going to see some short passes out of the backfield on 1st and 2nd down. And you've already got Slaton handcuffed... the Texans seem to hate him, but he's still a good flex in PPR and a legitimate threat to put up RB1 numbers if he's suddenly the starter.
For the rest: Big Ben is a good insurance policy and as you said possible late season trade bait. Nobody can tell you which Vernon David is going to show up this season - hope for the best. I would have dropped Dez Bryant for a flyer like Naanee before I would have dropped what may be a team's best receiving threat like Mike Williams. Same for Golden Tate, there's no reason to carry two DSTs in a 10 team league no matter what their matchup.
And I hope Jennings and Bowe finally live up to their potential for an entire season!
Best of luck this season!
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