I think you will be able to compete, but ultimately not be able to win the title. While Roethlisberger will be good, you don't have exceptional strength at any other position. Bradshaw and Best have the potential to be good starting RBs for you as long as they stay healthy and are able to keep too many TDs from being vultured away by backups. It is also nice that you have some RB depth with Lynch and Starks. I'm not a big fan of Lynch, but he is the unquestioned starter in SEA.
You obviously have a strong WR1 in White and will be able to count on solid production there. I like both Moore and Amendola in PPR leagues and would probably go back and forth between the two depending on matchup.
If you are looking to improve your team, I would probably look for a trade partner for help at RB. You should try to combine a RB with a receiver to get an upgrade.
If you have a sec, please take a look at my league's draft. I am very interested in the Cafe's opinion.
I like your WR crew...I honestly think Amendola will be a huge contributor this year, and don't even need to mention White. RB's are questionable...you have depth but nothing stand out...I think you'll be second guessing yourself many weeks.
Maybe it's because im a lions fan, but I really like Best as 2nd RB... and unfortunately I really like brandon jacobs so bradshaw is always a question mark in my book.
You can be competitive but I think the decision on who you play each week will haunt you.
Whats your waiver wire look like? What QB's and RBs? I don't think you can trade white, but maybe put together some kind of trade package.
I almost don't know where to start. At QB you have Roethlisberger who should serve you well, you just need to make sure to get a backup to cover his bye.
For the rest it seemed like you reached. I am not enthralled with Bradshaw particularly when arguably players like Forte, Mendenhall, or even possibly Steven Jackson were on the board all of which will not be splitting carries much while Bradshaw has to basically split 60%-40% to Jacobs. Best and Lynch are alright. Woodhead is good PPR RB late as long as he maintains the same role from last year, still don't like any Patriots RB because of that crowded backfield. As far as Cadillac and Redman, I can see having one but not two backups who will not do much unless the primary goes down, I would much rather have McGahee who will not produce much on the PPR side but seems like he will at least get the goal-line carries.
Now your WRs. There is a huge drop off from White to Moore (I am assuming Lance Moore). Some names that were probably there before you choose Moore, Wes Welker, Boldin, Lloyd, Percy Harvin, these would have probably served you better then Lance Moore who is not playing tonight's game. Then Amendola which is good for PPR purposes. Never bank on preseason hype and that is what you have right now with Antonio Brown he could pan out he could fall flat on his face, that and he has to deal with Emmanuel Sanders back who could take playing time away but if Sanders continues to flop then who knows. Jacoby Jones is in a high powered offense but most of the targets will go to Owen Daniels and Andre Johnson so again you probably could have gotten someone better, but I have a feeling this was almost your last pick so probably wasn't much left.
You need to look at the waivers see what is out there and kinda watch it like a hawk. For WRs watch the Rams WRs and see if any emerge, yes you have Amendola but he is the slot receiver so there are two other receivers higher on the depth chart then him. Also look at the Steelers and Eagles, you have Brown but if Sanders gets his act together then pick him up or if Steve Smith (Eagles) gets production then keep an out for him. For RBs watch Delone Carter if Addai goes down more then likely Carter will come in.
Not a very solid draft, I'd say. I don't see a 2nd round pick any where in there. You've got question marks at every position. Not to be harsh. But if things go right with some of those players, you've got a chance in a 14 team league.
tracyjesq wrote:Ouch! Alright, so any ideas on who I could package in a trade to get a better RB? Thanks for the help!
I'm not sure I'd do a 2 for 1 trade as depth isn't really in your favor either. I think Best's value will climb throughout the season. A receiver trade target could be Bowe, who is probably being undervalued and can be bought cheap. See if you can get Bess or Knox for someone like Moore perhaps. But your best bet at improving your team will be through the wire as the season goes on I think. It's still a decent enough core.