Alright so before you go doggin me for neglecting running backs first allow me to note that I'm well aware my RBs are not in good shape and I'm seeking opinions on potential moves you'd make.
Secondly... allow me to explain how I ended up in this predicament to begin with
This is a 14 team league and there's an RB/WR flex position so RBs tend to fly off the boards fast being that we can start 3.
I had the 8th pick.
ROUND 1: I took AJ with my first pick at #8. I'm content with that.
ROUND 2: For my 2nd pick, I took Peyton Hillis... content with that as well. Given that Brandon Jackson is out for the season, I have high hopes of Hillis doing away with the Madden Curse and not only matching, but outdoing last years performance.
ROUND 3: I knew I should have gone after another RB in round 3 but somehow Hakeem Nicks was still available in the third round of a 14 team draft?? I knew this means sacrificing my RB2 but I had to do it
ROUND 4: Knew it was important to address my RB2 spot here, but Stafford flew off the board two picks before me... in round 4. This should tell you how the run on QBs went. Had I not grabbed Schaub here my options would have been Josh Freeman, Eli Manning, Sam Bradford and the way QBs were going, I didn't have much confidence that they'd even be available when it came back to me. If that happened I'd have been looking at Flacco, Sanchez, Orton, or Fitzpatrick. I'm thinking I should have held off here, sucked it up, and grabbed Flacco a few rounds later... I'd have been able to grab Ingram as my RB2 here. Hindsight is 20/20.
ROUND 5: At this point, the last available RB considered a starter on their team, Tim Hightower, had been selected two picks before me. I decided to grab value here and took Jermichael Finley rather than grab an RB that would likely still be there in 2 rounds or another WR to fill my flex position.
LATE ROUNDS: It could be argued that I grabbed a DEF too early, but at this point I felt anyone else I'd be targeting in the draft would either still be available or would have someone comparable available in the following rounds. In 14 team leagues with deep benches, later round picks tend to be waiver wire fodder down the stretch anyways. It could also be argued that I didn't need 2 DEFs or 2 TEs. Same logic applies and I figure if Jared Cook pans out, I'll have some trade bait.
STANDARD SCORING ::: NON-PPR ::: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, RB/WR, TE, K, DEF
1. (8)Andre Johnson(Hou - WR)
2. (21)Peyton Hillis(Cle - RB)
3. (36)Hakeem Nicks(NYG - WR)
4. (49)Matt Schaub(Hou - QB)
5. (64)Jermichael Finley(GB - TE)
6. (77)Brandon Jacobs(NYG - RB)
7. (92)Green Bay(GB - DEF)
8. (105)Willis McGahee(Den - RB)
9. (120)New England(NE - DEF)
10. (133)Ricky Williams(Bal - RB)
11. (148)Antonio Brown(Pit - WR)
12. (161)Jared Cook(Ten - TE)
13. (176)Greg Little(Cle - WR)
14. (189)Mason Crosby(GB - K)
15. (204) Jamie Harper(Ten - RB)
16. (217) Nate Washington(Ten - WR)
So in your opinion... do you feel having two RB1s makes up for having a poor RB2? It's not like Brandon Jacobs isn't serviceable, but he'd be much better as my flex than my RB2.
--OR-- Would you be looking to trade Hakeem Nicks for a lesser WR2 and a better RB2 (keep in mind, in this 14 team league this would yield a very low tier RB2 given the scarcity at RBs unless someone was REAAAALLY starving for a WR... but should at least be able to grab a team starter).
I am also aware that I am thin at WR for depth and lack a backup QB.