I'm curious as to how having a fave NFL team affects how people draft their fantasy teams. Most of us have a team (or two like me) that we follow closely. I have been a Steelers fan for decades, but I find myself unwilling to draft them for the most part - I'm always afraid I'll value them too highly as a result of following them so closely. As a closet Lions fan though I have no reluctance to draft them (heck, I'm just happy after all these years that they have players with fantasy relevance!).
The only Steelers player I've regularly drafted or traded for the past couple seasons is Mike Wallace, and he may not be a Steeler for long!
My vote is for #2
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I try to just take the best players. I love football, love my Lions, but I draft here at the Cafe where there are few secrets out there. That keeps me from trying to take hidden home town guys much because others know who they are too, and draft accordingly. If anything, years of abuse during the Millen Error and the bad Karma than must surely exist for employing that bum, probably make me more prone to pass on a Stafford, say, for fear of injury affecting production, where I am not consider that as strongly with other teams players. I am deeply scarred
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I draft em like any other. Shady is a top 3 pick, and I've picked in the top 3 in a lot of my drafts this year. Maclin/Jackson/Vick aren't falling to me, but if the price is right, I'd take any of the three of them. Best player at each spot, no special treatment. I have an awful lot of trouble drafting Cowgirls players though.
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It was pretty easy to draft from the home team over the last twelve years. Maybe not at RB but QB/WR1/WR2/WR3/TE from Indy were all in the same favorable light that I'd look at players on other prolific offenses.