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Second year in Fantasy, First post on the forums.

Postby tdccarpenter » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:59 pm

I played in a semi-competitive league last year with some of my former instructors and college buddies. We all enjoy football and playing FF. I took second in my league last year after running away with the points lead, I had a bad match in the finals.

Here are the league details:
Standard scoring
12 Teams

Roster as follows
QB, RB, RB, RB/WR, RB/WR/TE, WR, WR, TE, DEF/ST, K, 7 BEN

Here is my team:
QB: Stafford/Newton
RB: McFadden/Jones-Drew/Blount/Matthews/Hightower/Helu
WR: Marshall/Boldin/D.Nelson/A.Boldin/Sims-Walker/Crabtree/D.Moore
TE: J.Graham
DEF: Titans (I change it weekly)
K:Hanson

If you would so kind as to rate my team, give feedback, provide areas of weakness or just general advise about FF it would be much appreciated.
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Re: Second year in Fantasy, First post on the forums.

Postby latraffic » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:59 pm

Welcome to the cafe! ;-D

I'd go with.

QB: Newton - better match-up and he's on fire. Ride him while he's hot.
RB: McFadden - every week he plays, no question
RB: MJD - he's the only offense JAX has and decent matchip
RB/WR: Matthews - I always play extra RB when I can and it looks like Matthews is starting to get it going
RB/WR/TE: Hightower - seems to be the man in D.C. (and always play extra RB - they touch the ball more than anyone accept the QB)WR: Marshall - best WR on your roster, Henne and him look to be gellin'
TE: J.Graham
DEF: Titans (I change it weekly)
K:Hanson
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Re: Second year in Fantasy, First post on the forums.

Postby tdccarpenter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:52 am

Thanks for the reply. Sounds pretty good. I was debating Newton vs Stafford for a while, I'll go with Newton.
His rushing yards/TDs will be a nice bonus and he has outperformed Stafford as of late anyways.
Can you provide a little more insight into the following:

Hightower V.S. Blount
Hightower only started half the first half last week. Blount only scored one point in week one. Do
you still think Hightower will get 20+ carries? Blount is strictly a runner, but gets a lot of looks in
the redzone.

Nelson V.S. Boldin
I know, I know Boldin is a proven commodity but he plays for the Ravens who looked terrible last week.
He might produce but I have a little more faith in Nelson getting more looks.

Is my logic somewhat flawed? Should I go with the safer plays (Blount + Boldin) or the higher potential (Hightower+ Nelson)
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Re: Second year in Fantasy, First post on the forums.

Postby latraffic » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:19 am

Ah, that is the problem with setting a line-up week 3. Most of the time you have a guy who's been great one week and a dud the other.

The two scenarios Nelson V.S. Boldin/Hightower V.S. Blount are exactly that. Either direction you go, the outlook is cloudy (hey, I sound like a magic 8-ball). Sometimes you just have to follow your gut and make the call. Then pray, or at least that's my approach. But if you like risk, then you're right Hightower/Nelson could be your answer. Good luck! ;-D
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Re: Second year in Fantasy, First post on the forums.

Postby tdccarpenter » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:30 am

Here is what I decided to roll with for week 3:
QB: Newton
RB1: McFadden
RB2: Jones-Drew
RB/WR: Matthews
Flex: Blount
WR1: Marshall
WR2: Nelson
TE: Graham
D/ST: Titans
K: Hanson

I'm hoping for a big week for Nelson, figure that the Patriots will make this a shootout and he performed last week.
Blount seems like a better bet to me this week. Hightower is a good runner but who knows with Shanahan whether or not he'll see the field much.

With the depth I have a RB, should I try to trade for another good WR? or should I stand pat in case of injury and play matchups?

Thanks for all the help and good luck in your leagues this week.
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