Here are the results of drafting a QB late (first draft) vs Drafting a QB Early (2nd draft) with pick 10. Which of the two drafts do you feel is stronger?
QB Late - Ended up with Roethlisberger, sometimes I end up with Freeman though
1. Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac - RB) 2. Darren McFadden (Oak - RB) 3. Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR) 4. Miles Austin (Dal - WR) 5. Jason Witten (Dal - TE) 6. Mark Ingram (NO - RB) 7. Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB) 8. Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB) 9. A.J. Green (Cin - WR) 10. Joe Flacco (Bal - QB) 11. Danny Amendola (StL - WR) 12. Lance Moore (NO - WR) 13. Pierre Thomas (NO - RB) 14. Garrett Hartley (NO - K) 15. Devin Hester (Chi - WR)
QB Early - Weak RBs, but strong everything else 1. Andre Johnson (Hou - WR) 2. Drew Brees (NO - QB) 3. Miles Austin (Dal - WR) 4. Dwayne Bowe (KC - WR) 5. Ryan Mathews (SD - RB) 6. Santonio Holmes (NYJ - WR) 7. Green Bay (GB - DEF) 8. Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB) 9. Marcedes Lewis (Jac - TE) 10. Reggie Bush (Mia - RB) 11. Danny Amendola (StL - WR) 12. Darren Sproles (NO - RB) 13. Pierre Thomas (NO - RB) 14. Devin Hester (Chi - WR) 15. Brandon Jacobs (NYG - RB)
If you had to go into the season with one of these two teams, which would you choose?
There are 6 players that are the same on each team so you can take those out. That leaves 9 players that are different. First question would be why draft a DEF in the 7th when taking a QB early. I think if you went RB there I could make a strong case that it would be the better team or more closely ranked. I just hink that the RB value with the late QB team more than makes up for the difference in the QB/WR area. I also like Witten moer than Lewis.
Quite simply, as much as I have fought it for years, the hard and fast truth about fantasy football is that it is RUNNING BACKS who win league championships. I would estimated that, not counting freak injuries, Team 1 will fair better than Team 2 ten seasons out of ten. I could get into all kinds of stats but bottom line is 2 first round runningbacks trump getting a slightly better QB everytime.
agreed with one of the previous posters on this thread, your strategy for the 2nd team was a bit strange. in addition to def in 7th, had you taken a RB instead of bowe, your team would look a lot better. it is tough to draft qb in the first 2 picks, but if it happens you need to have a different strategy, which is getting players you need vs. players you like in later rounds because you are likely at end of runs for positions you need.
Honestly you could have taken a RB with your first pick instead of Johnson. I would not have taken a Def with the 7th pick and by not doing that you may have been able to get a better RB or WR. If you do it right you can have a better all around team with a SOLID player at each position by drafting a QB early. Saying your going to do one thing before a draft.... You have to read the way the draft is going and stay one step ahead.
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