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Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby mongo366 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:08 am

This league has been around for over 10 years, so the owners are all pretty active and know what they are doing. Nevertheless, some teams are obviously better than others and one has a glaring issue at QB. The draft was a Yahoo! auction with a $200 budget. Standard scoring with no PPR.

I am omiting which team is mine in order to not cloud your opinion, but I will say that the draft did not go as planned and my receivers are pretty weak.

So, without further ado, which team do you think had the best draft? As always, WHIR.

Team 1
QB- Ben Roethlisberger
WR1- Mike Wallace
WR2- Roddy White
WR3- Chad Ochocinco
RB- Matt Forte
TE- Owen Daniels
WR/RB- Tim Hightower
BN- Matthew Stafford
BN- Michael Bush
BN- Mike Tolbert
BN- Jahvid Best
BN- Johnny Knox

Team 2
QB- Tom Brady
WR1- Mike Williams (TB)
WR2- Brandon Lloyd
WR3- Braylon Edwards
RB- Arian Foster
TE- Jermichael Finley
WR/RB- Beanie Wells
BN- Joseph Addai
BN- A.J. Green
BN- Pierre Garcon
BN- Delone Carter
BN- Marion Barber

Team 3
QB- Eli Manning
WR1- Vincent Jackson
WR2- Dwayne Bowe
WR3- Santonio Holmes
RB- Chris Johnson
TE- Vernon Davis
W/R- Steven Jackson
BN- Deion Branch
BN- Jerome Harrison
BN- Mike Williams (SEA)
BN- Aaron Hernandez
BN- Jay Cutler

Team 4
QB- Philip Rivers
WR1- Stevie Johnson
WR2- Wes Welker
WR3- Jordy Nelson
RB- Rashard Mendenhall
TE- Jason Witten
WR/RB- Peyton Hillis
BN- Brandon Jacobs
BN- Darren Sproles
BN- Dexter McCluster
BN- DeMarco Murray
BN- James Jones

Team 5
QB- Matt Ryan
WR1- DeSean Jackson
WR2- Larry Fitzgerald
WR3- Anquan Boldin
RB- Ryan Mathews
TE- Kellen Winslow
WR/RB- DeAngelo Williams
BN- Cedric Benson
BN- Danny Amendola
BN- Lance Moore
BN- Ryan Grant
BN- Jared Cook

Team 6
QB- Michael Vick
WR1- Kenny Britt
WR2- Santana Moss
WR3- Mike Thomas
RB- Darren McFadden
TE- Tony Gonzalez
W/R- Michael Turner
BN- Reggie Bush
BN- Pierre Thomas
BN- Kyle Orton
BN- James Starks
BN- Donald Driver

Team 7
QB- Matt Schaub
WR1- Hakeem Nicks
WR2- Jeremy Maclin
WR3- Sidney Rice
RB- Ahmad Bradshaw
TE- Dallas Clark
WR/RB- Felix Jones
BN- Ronnie Brown
BN- BenJarvus GE
BN- Steve Smith (Phi)
BN- Michael Crabtree
BN- Sam Bradford

Team 8
QB- Josh Freeman
WR1- Greg Jennings
WR2- Mario Manningham
WR3- Dez Bryant
RB- Shonn Greene
TE- Jimmy Graham
WR/RB- LeGarrete Blount
BN- Kevin Kolb
BN- Daniel Thomas
BN- Emmanuel Sanders
BN- Davone Bess
BN- Robert Meachem

Team 9
QB- Aaron Rodgers
WR1- Reggie Wayne
WR2- Julio Jones
WR3- Plaxico Burress
RB- Maurice Jones-Drew
TE- Antonio Gates
W/R- Frank Gore
BN- Fred Jackson
BN- Joe Flacco
BN- LaDainian Tomlinson
BN- Lance Kendricks
BN- Roy Williams

Team 10
QB- Peyton Manning
WR1- Austin Collie
WR2- Marques Colston
WR3- Steve Smith (CAR)
RB- Adrian Peterson
TE- Brandon Pettigrew
WR/RB- LeSean McCoy
BN- Mark Ingram
BN- Antonio Brown
BN- Nate Burleson
BN- Jonathan Stewart
BN- Mike Sims-Walker

Team 11
QB- Drew Brees
WR1- Miles Austin
WR2- Brandon Marshall
WR3- Percy Harvin
RB- Jamaal Charles
TE- Mercedes Lewis
WR/RB- Marshawn Lynch
BN- Lee Evans
BN- Ben Tate
BN- Ryan Torain
BN- C.J. Spiller
BN- Jacoby Ford

Team 12
QB- Tony Romo
WR1- Andre Johnson
WR2- Calvin Johnson
WR3- Malcom Floyd
RB- Ray Rice
TE- Todd Heap
W/R- Knowshon Moreno
BN- Andre Roberts
BN- Kendall Hunter
BN- Donovan McNabb
BN- Brando Gibson
BN- Ricky Williams
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby Ball Movements » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:25 am

Looks like some pretty even teams. Should be a fun year in your league.

I am leaning towards team #11 followed by #12, #9 and #3.

Weak spot for #11 is W/R. Rest of the team looks really good. Also has some potential good bench players that could become starters if they reach their potential or an injury to a stud starter (Tate).

Weak spot for #12 is WR3 and W/R. But having both Johnsons for receivers would be fun.

Team #9 looks good on the surface, but am concerned with Jones and Burress living up to their potential. Also question marks with Wayne and MJD due to the QB situation with both players.

I think that Team #10 could be in for a long season.
10 team, PPR, 1 qb 1rb, 2wr, 2flex (rb/wr/te), 1k, 1dst

QB: Stafford, E. Manning
RB: Peterson, Blount, Hightower, Starks, Tate, Tolbert
WR: Nicks, Wayne, Bowe, S. Johnson, M. Thomas
K: Henery
DST: Patriots
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby tracyjesq » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:02 am

Thanks for the help with mine.

Should be a good competitive league. I love 11 & 12. Like 3 except Manning. Team 1 is solid.

I don't like team 4 - think defenses will shut down Stevie Johnson this year and not crazy about Mendenhall this year. Not crazy about 6.

Let us know who you are and I'm happy to give more specific feedback.
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby Trails » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:11 am

You can always tell the leagues where people know what they are doing. If I had my choice of teams to have as my own I would pick team #12 with 4 potential fantasy studs as starters, not much depth though. I also like #1 because of it's depth.


Please take a look at mine if you get a chance thanks

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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby jinxx » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:09 pm

I liked 4 until I got to team 9...then I liked 9 till 11 and 12.

12 I think has the best starting core, but the bench is lacking. If everyone stays healthy this is my favorite.

11 has a solid recieving squad with backups, a Top RB (imo) and another starter. I don't love Lynch, but take him for what he is, a starter. Drew Brees is a + obviously.

If you send me a message with which team you are I'll give you my thoughts on how you did.
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby Conrax » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:38 pm

It looks like a competitive league, a lot of what I see is depth issues but being able to play only a max of 2 RBs helps.

The team I like the best is team 1 having Wallace and White at WR1 and WR2 is great, but Chad Ochocinco is sorta a question mark because he has had 7 straight seasons with at least 1000+ yard but yet different system and has not looked good in the preseason. And then having Forte, Best, and Hightower to mix and match is great would have liked if this team picked up the handcuff for Best but not bad. And also like the upside of Stafford with him not as the primary QB that way if he gets on a hot streak could overtake Roethlisberger as your stater if Stafford stays healthy.

I am intrigued by team 9 only in the manner of what could happen. I like Rodgers, not high on Wayne because of Peyton, Gates not on the injury list is a definite plus, solid RBs, good backups. But the interesting part is Julio Jones and Plaxico Burress this is really a gamble, I see it as high risk, high reward can Burress really return to form? how much will Jones get the ball thrown to him and what can he do with it for 16 games?

Team 12 great starters, horrible bench

Team 4 good QB, good RBs (except bench), good TE, lackluster WRs and bench

Team 10 good RBs, like Colston and Smith, good backup RBs. problem here is Peyton's health and the WR backups.

Team 11 Good QB, good WRs, don't like the TE because of QB situation, decent bench players like them as the number 2 over all team in the league.
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby ryanmead89 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:01 pm

I think team 12 has the best overall starting team, although he has a horrible bench. If anyone was to get hurt during the season he could be in a lot of trouble. Second best team to me would be number 11

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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby mayhem13 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:11 pm

Team 11 gets my pick. ;-D
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Re: Competitive League - Who had best Draft? - WHIR

Postby mongo366 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:22 pm

tracyjesq wrote:Thanks for the help with mine.

Should be a good competitive league. I love 11 & 12. Like 3 except Manning. Team 1 is solid.

I don't like team 4 - think defenses will shut down Stevie Johnson this year and not crazy about Mendenhall this year. Not crazy about 6.

Let us know who you are and I'm happy to give more specific feedback.


Thank you all for the feedback! It is much appreciated. Unfortunately, no one seems to care for my team. Not even me! My team is... #6.

I clearly have a weak group of receivers and it all happened due to poor money management. I first drafted McFadden for $40, which I was ok with. But then I tried to inflate the price of Vick since I know there are a bunch of big Eagles fans in my league. He went for less then I thought he would ($52) and thus he ended up on my team. This left me with $108 to fill all my other positions. Then I made my big bone-head move and drafted Turner for $39. I know he will be a good RB2, but it crippled me in filling my WR slots. WRs staring selling for high prices and I was left with the leftovers.

While I think my team still stands a chance, it is clearly inferior to the more balanced teams. I am considering trading Turner for an upgrade at WR. Maybe to team 5.

Any suggestions?
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