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6th round strategy

Postby Pitfan2782 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:27 pm

What's your strategy for drafting in the 6th round? It can be a crucial pick for most teams, and can even be the difference between a playoff win or loss. Let's say this is your first 5 picks:

Andre Johnson
Roddy White
Philip Rivers
LeSean McCoy
Arian Foster

Assuming Dallas Clark and Antonio Gates have been drafted, where do you go with your next pick, and why?

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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Indibuck » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:07 pm

It depends on a lot of things... how many do you start at each position? If you start 2 RBs and 3 WRs, you should look at WRs and TEs. If you have a flex position, you should look at RB/WR/TE. This advice is given with the caveat that you don't pass on good value at another position just to fill a "need", especially in the 6th round... i.e. don't reach for a TE if there's tremendous value at RB in the 6th... take the best player available.
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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Pitfan2782 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:22 pm

1 QB
2 RB
2 WR
1 Flex (te/wr/rb)
1 TE
1 D
1 K

I went Steelers defense last season, and it paid dividends for me all season. My TE and Flex were weak all season, but my top 6 picks carried me to a championship. I'm thinking of going the same route, and picking a defense if one of the top 2 are still on the board. If not, then maybe another RB to help bolster the position.

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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Devil Doc » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Pitfan2782 wrote:Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tapatalk


This brings a whole new meaning to "Texting while driving" :-o

I'm one to go with best players available myself, but it all depends on how the draft is playing out to me. I think the 6th round may be a bit too early for a D/ST, but its hard to argue based on the fact they do get a lot of points.
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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:54 pm

Indibuck wrote:It depends on a lot of things... how many do you start at each position? If you start 2 RBs and 3 WRs, you should look at WRs and TEs. If you have a flex position, you should look at RB/WR/TE. This advice is given with the caveat that you don't pass on good value at another position just to fill a "need", especially in the 6th round... i.e. don't reach for a TE if there's tremendous value at RB in the 6th... take the best player available.


This. The 6th is still pretty darned close to BPA for me, especially if I have a QB, RB, RB, WR, WR start - if there's a flex spot then that would be ideal, but either way I'd go for the best guy I can get rather than addressing need there (i.e. stretching for a TE or doing something insane like taking a D/ST) ...
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Re: Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Pitfan2782 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:49 pm

WaCougMBS wrote:
Indibuck wrote:It depends on a lot of things... how many do you start at each position? If you start 2 RBs and 3 WRs, you should look at WRs and TEs. If you have a flex position, you should look at RB/WR/TE. This advice is given with the caveat that you don't pass on good value at another position just to fill a "need", especially in the 6th round... i.e. don't reach for a TE if there's tremendous value at RB in the 6th... take the best player available.


This. The 6th is still pretty darned close to BPA for me, especially if I have a QB, RB, RB, WR, WR start - if there's a flex spot then that would be ideal, but either way I'd go for the best guy I can get rather than addressing need there (i.e. stretching for a TE or doing something insane like taking a D/ST) ...


Yea, I kind of go against the grain sometimes, and I always listen to my gut. When I drafted Foster last season in the 5th in both my drafts, people gave me a strange look like "why pick a nobody that early?" Sometimes you gotta go with instinct. Still, I can see why drafting a defense that early can be a head scratcher.

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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:37 pm

I have always found the best strategy is none at all. Your strategy goes out the window anyway after the first position run.

I take the best possible player each round until I start filling all of one position. For example if I am in the 6th and have 2 rb's, 2 wr's and a TE I am usually going with a WR or QB to finish the position unless the RB available is just so good I cant pass it up.

I wait on D's and K's. If you have a league of really goo players they wont be taken early anyway. I do try to be one of the top 5 or so though when the run on D's starts. But it pretty much always ends up the same for me either way. Last year I tried to jump the gun by taking the Jets. I ended up being top 5 instead of the top D like I hoped. Other times I wait and end up playing Waiver Wire D's all year
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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby Venom » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:34 pm

6th for me in 90% of leagues is my WR3 or my RB3 so its always BPA of the two positions.

By this round I have filled my RB1, RB2, WR1, WR2 and either QB1 or TE1. I would NEVER consider taking a D/ST this high. If I take a D/ST in a round that isn't double digits, I am on autodraft ;-)
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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby TexasBornCowboysFan » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:12 pm

I'm guessing this is a 5 player keeper league?

Go BPA (won't be K or D), if Finley or Vernon (not Witten) are available I would give them strong consideration.
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Re: 6th round strategy

Postby LS2throwed » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:26 am

Me personally I love the upside of Finley, I was taking him before Clark last year and probably would this year too. He wouldn't be a bad pick at all here, but that's impossible to say without knowing the value of WR or RB left. Because if say Jonathan Stewart is here I'd take him and look for Finley later.
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