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Postby Dolfan19 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:21 am

Finally had my draft last night. I was 11 (of 12) so I ended up with both the Johnsons, and weaker RBs. What do you guys think? I had to get Ryan Mathews as my RB2 @59, but I was lucky enough to snag Tolbert @86 in case he crashes and burns. Anyone think Mathews is going to really shine this year? I think this year I end up playing Manningham in the flex position this year instead of my typical RB flex spot. I could have picked Greene, Benson, Addai, or J Stewart as my flex @62, but I had Manningham pretty high on my WR board. With Smith and Boss gone, Mario should get many more targets this year. And even though the giants would like to run more this year, I think they will be forced to pass because all of those injuries have got to really hurt their Defense. (std ESPN scoring, redraft) (starting 1qb, 2rb, 2wr, 1rb/wr, 1te, 1def, 1k)

11 Andre Johnson, Hou WR
14 Calvin Johnson, Det WR
35 Felix Jones, Dal RB
38 Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB
59 Ryan Mathews, SD RB
62 Mario Manningham, NYG WR
83 Jimmy Graham, NO TE
86 Mike Tolbert, SD RB
107 Mike Sims-Walker, StL WR
110 Jets D/ST D/ST
131 LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ RB
134 Montario Hardesty, Cle RB
155 Roy Helu, Wsh RB
158 Kendall Hunter, SF RB
179 Nick Folk, NYJ K
182 Jason Snelling, Atl RB
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby pman555 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:36 am

Pretty nice draft considering your draft slot.
I think you may have gone D/ST a little early, but that could just be me. I almost never draft a D/ST before the 2nd to last round, then a K in the last round.

I think Mathews will be solid enough, and if not, you're prepared.
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby Curtis Pride » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:47 am

I'd be happy. You have a shot at ending the season with the #1 and #2 WR, with a solid QB, a couple big upside guys at RB and TE.

The bench is very thin unless you get some good injury luck with your backup RBs.
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby jackblack » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:44 am

I like the Johnson brothers at WR. Two elite WR will offset your lack of a number 1 RB

Tolbert should be a good RB2 (or if matthews ever lived up to expectations) Overall it seems like you have a pretty deep team.
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby KHowe » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:11 pm

When I saw Ryan Mathews, I immediately thought "He should grab Tolbert". Glad to see you did. Team looks good. Ben's a good pick up considering you weren't able to grab one of the "elites", so good value there.
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:30 pm

Great looking team, especially your WR corp.

I also agree that you took a defense a little early, but other then that your team looks good.
Definitely should be a playoff contender.



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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby CiscoKid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:40 pm

Not bad at all, considering where you drew.....

Like the snags at WR...



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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby toobitter » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:35 pm

i don't know that i agree with consensus regarding the johnsons. don't get me wrong, i love both of those guys and you've got some great picks (huge fan of manningham, graham and tolbert).

if it were me, i'd probably try to deal mathews before the season starts as i'm not convinced this guy is a big star. i'd try to package him and a johnson for a stud RB and just savor it when tolbert takes the starting job back again.


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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby nocode » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:55 pm

Love your WR's, RB's not so much. Maybe package one of the Johnson's for a better back. Tolbert/Mathews is a good combo to have. Thanks for your reply
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Re: Finally Drafted! Thoughts? WHIR

Postby MAXIMIS » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:27 am

Obviously great WR's and yes I'd put Manningham in at flex. Undervalued tight end who should have a HUGE start tonight since Moore is out. RB's are weak but have upside. I do think you snagged Big Ben too early but he WAS undervalued ADP so not that bad just think that may have been a good place to snag another RB. Pretty well thought-out draft. Good job. Keep your eyes out for RB injuries and you'll make up for the lack of depth there. Thanks for your opinion with mine.
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