taw856 wrote:Pros and cons of your draft...
If I'm understanding your post right, McFadden is a steal in the third round.
Also love the WRs.
I'd be concerned about the lack of a true RB2 on your team. You've got good depth, and several guys who COULD become that guy in Jones, Wells and maybe even Hightower, but as of Week 1, you'll go in expecting McFadden to have to carry a larger portion of the RB-load in your starting lineup.
And Schaub + Orton is definitely a lower tier combo even for a 12-team league. Schaub is a worthy starter, but not an elite one, and Orton doesn't give you very much behind him.
As long as one of the aforementioned RBs steps up, I think you'll do fine and will have the appropriate trade chips if you really need to make a move to improve at QB or elsewhere. But I'd be looking hard for additional RBs on waivers just in case.
Thanks for the insight. Great post. I couldn't agree more. Yes, somehow I got McFadden in the 3d round (33d overall).
The theory with going WR-WR in a 3WR league for me is that I should be able to find one low-end RB2 out of all those RBs (Wells/Hightower/Bush/Jones) on a weekly basis, but no team will have 3 better WRs than I have. IMO, Johnson and VJax will both be top 5-7, and Britt will produce like a WR2 with Hasselbeck. Douglas/Amendola/and now Andre Brown (Pitt) will hopefully fill in when needed.
IMO, Orton may wind up having a better year than Schaub. Yes, he's low end, but with the Fox offense pushing the running game and making defenses play the box more, I feel like Orton might have an increase in quality even with a decrease in quantity. It's the risk. Generally when I draft I wind up having to pick between top QB/topWR/top RB in the early rounds, and I chose to err on WR and hope the midround RBs pan out.