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Postby supernovasky » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:07 pm

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?
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby dream_017 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:22 pm

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.
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby B3N1ZJAM1N » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:49 pm

I would go with team 1 and not think twice about it. When I have a RB/WR core like that I am more than happy to have Big Ben or Freeman as my starter
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby latraffic » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:11 pm

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.
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby howhao » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:03 am

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.
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby Those About To Rock » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:54 pm

I loved the first list. Big Ben is solid, and Flacco is poised to have an outstanding season. I don't think these teams are even close.
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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby chooch » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:02 pm

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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Re: Drafting a QB early vs Drafting a QB late...

Postby JackedSierra » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:57 pm

in addition to drafting a def 7th, u also didnt draft a def in the other
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