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Drop anyone for a kicker ... or drop Gostkowski? WHIR

Postby schmidty » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:25 am

I hate bye weeks. And I hate kickers. And kickers with bye weeks ... grrrrrrr

But seriously ... what would you do? Gostkowski is super-consistent. This is a 10-team redraft (PPR). We start: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, DEF. Do you see an obvious drop? Or should I bite the bullet and dump Gostkowski, hoping no one would bother with him in a 10-team league during his bye week. If I dropped him, I'll want to do it soon - so he'll clear waivers before the weekend games start. My team:

QB: Rivers, Roethlisberger
RB: Chris Johnson, Hillis, Best, Graham
WR: Megatron, Welker, Holmes, Washington, Little
TE: Hernandez, Pettigrew
K: Gostkowski
DEF: Bengals (will drop for a week 7 defense)

I can't drop a RB - Hillis and Best are both hurt, so I may have to play Graham. Can't drop Pettigrew - Hernandez is on bye too. Was thinking of starting Big Ben over Rivers because of the matchup (@ Cards while Rivers is @ Jets). Welker is on bye, so Washington or Little have to start for me. But both guys seem to be their team's WR1 - that has quite a bit of value in this league. I guess if I dropped anyone it would be Little - I'd hope the rest of the league is sleeping on him and that maybe I could get him back for week 8. What do you think? Leave a link and I'll answer yours.

EDIT: forgot to add available kickers. Some good ones there: Bailey, Cundiff, Novak, Bryant
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Re: Drop anyone for a kicker ... or drop Gostkowski? WHIR

Postby bradleyk » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:57 am

It depends entirely on who you can pick up. In my league, Novak is avaliable. If he is, then drop Gostowski. If it's just someone middling like Barth, then I would probably drop Little (or, if it's not going to be a close game either way, bench Gostowski)

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Re: Drop anyone for a kicker ... or drop Gostkowski? WHIR

Postby prophecy135 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:03 am

I dont see an obvious drop from your roster, so I'd say look for someone who just had a bye. Novak is a good option if he's available, but I think there are a few guys you can get pretty consistant production out of that should be available.

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Re: Drop anyone for a kicker ... or drop Gostkowski? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:00 am

Its ok to take a slight downgrade at kicker to make sure you don't take a 0 or get a 0 from an illegal lineup. Keep the rest of your team as is.
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Re: Drop anyone for a kicker ... or drop Gostkowski? WHIR

Postby futanto » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:16 am

If you like your current K, i'd drop little without looking back.
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