Draft Night Date Set Too Early? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Commissioner's Corner

Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Moderator: Football Moderators

Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Postby gatorbite35 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:28 pm

So in one of my leagues, the commissioner wants to hold the draft on August 4th. That's pretty much a week before the preseason even starts. I personally think it's WAY too early to have a draft. Just wanted your opinion on the situation and if I should do it or not.
Check Out My Beer Channel
12 Team League PPR
Qb, 2 wr, 1rb, 1wr/rb , 1te, 1k, 1 def
Qb- Romo, Stafford
Wr - Nicks, Boldin, amendola,mike thomas,meachem
rb - Rice,forte, greene, best,
k - Alex Henery
te - Clark
def - Saints
gatorbite35
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff

User avatar

Posts: 145
Joined: 5 Sep 2010
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Postby Chicago 2 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:38 pm

That is way too early.

Typically you should want to draft towards the end of the preseason.

I remember the one year my league decided to draft prior to the preseason I took McAllister and he ended up being out for the year. It is also important to see how some of the position battles end up.
Chicago 2
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly WinnerCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 677
(Past Year: 56)
Joined: 17 Oct 2007
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Chicago

Re: Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Postby Cards24 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:25 pm

There are pros and cons and they are all weight in the overall strategy of your league.

Can you get a preseason injury on one of your studs? Sure, but drafting early also has its positives. For starters it extends the fantasy football season. Another benefit is that it creates healthy and active transactions, whether be from trades or the waiver wire. The benefit of that can sky rocket if your league charges add/drop fees for transactions ;-D
Best Damn Fantasy Football League
Cards24
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 803
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Sun Devil Stadium ASU

Re: Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Postby Wood Chipper » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:26 pm

I would aim to do it in the middle of August.
Wooden Icicles PPR (Horse Traders Dynasty)
Wood Chipper
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 330
Joined: 17 Jul 2012
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Knoxville, TN

Re: Draft Night Date Set Too Early?

Postby MattMillen » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:31 pm

wow, that is early. why not wait until late august? My guys usually get injured anwyays after I draft them :)
MattMillen
Monday Morning Quarterback


Posts: 4
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Home Cafe: Football


Return to Commissioner's Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 20:08 hours
(and 42 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact