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Total noob, thoughts on draft through round 5?

Postby lioness71 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Hi all, some background - I'm a complete noob not only to fantasy but to pro football as well, although I am a huge college fan so I do know the basics of the game itself. I just joined my friends' long-time league at the last minute under duress as a favor because someone dropped and they didn't want a bye week. We couldn't find a time where everyone was available, so we're doing an extended snake that is taking FOREVER (commish didn't set a time limit - not sure why). We've only just gotten through round 5 and I hope someone could let me know if I'm at least not making an a** of myself. My main concern is looking somewhat respectable since I haven't had time to even understand all the terminology, let alone do much research. I'm just kind of learning as a I go. And yes, I am a girl who likes dresses and heels, but I just replaced my toilet tank and valves by myself this weekend, so I can hold my own with the guys when I need to ;-)

League - 12 team, nonPPR, nonauction, required to draft 2 QB/TE/K/DST, 3 RB/TE, 1 wildcard. Weekly roster is 1 QB/TE/K/DST and 2RB/WE. I'm 7th pick.

Team through round 5: QB - Brees, RB - Blount, F. Jones, WR - White, TE - Davis. I opted for White early so I'm a little farther down in the RB corps than I would have liked. We were around 15th in WR depth chart in 5 but my gut told me to go w/ Davis. 6th pick will be best available WR, then best available RB/WR/TE in 7-10, best available QB, 2DSTs in 11-13, 2K in 14/15.

Thoughts/advice? I would offer WHIR, but I don't think you would want it. TIA.
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Re: Total noob, thoughts on draft through round 5?

Postby Knvb » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:14 pm

Update the best WRs and RBs left and how many picks till yours? See what we can do
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Re: Total noob, thoughts on draft through round 5?

Postby lioness71 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Two more picks before me in round 6. Best available are below. Top four DSTs have been taken (Steelers, Packers, Jets, Eagles).

RB - Benson, Green-Ellis, Best, Grant, Jackson, Wells, Thomas. I'm iffy on Benson and Best and don't like Grant due to bye week.

WR - Holmes, Harvin, Lloyd, Britt, Smith, S. Johnson, S. Rice. Will take Harvin if I can, don't like Holmes due to to bye.
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Re: Total noob, thoughts on draft through round 5?

Postby bungle613 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:04 pm

lioness71 wrote:Two more picks before me in round 6. Best available are below. Top four DSTs have been taken (Steelers, Packers, Jets, Eagles).

RB - Benson, Green-Ellis, Best, Grant, Jackson, Wells, Thomas. I'm iffy on Benson and Best and don't like Grant due to bye week.

WR - Holmes, Harvin, Lloyd, Britt, Smith, S. Johnson, S. Rice. Will take Harvin if I can, don't like Holmes due to to bye.


First, welcome to the Cafe. Great place to learn the ropes and get some advice.

Here is an article I wrote for beginners... take a look, maybe it can help.

http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/2011 ... inners.php

AS for the problems at hand... Lots of quality players still on board. I thnk you need a RB first and foremost. I would go upside and take Best. If he hits, he is heads above the rest you have listed.

Only glaring mistake I see is that you took Brees in the first (at least I think you did) I have played for 20 years and have never drafted a QB in the first to my knowledge. It is a season killer more often than not. Good news is, you can recover.

Don't draft a kicker or D/ST until the last 2 rounds please. There is no need.

AS for the WR's left, I like Harvin, Holmes and Johnson in that order.

Good luck.
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