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How likely are you to draft players from your fave NFL team??/

1) I often target players from my fave team
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11%
2) I avoid drafting players from my fave team
3
16%
3) I treat them the same a any other player
14
74%
 
Total votes : 19

Homer picks - Poll

Postby stomperrob » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:23 pm

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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Postby murphysxm » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:33 pm

I treat the Colts the same as any other team. However, every league I am in locally has a couple Homers that take the Colts 1-2 rounds to early, so I rarely own one.
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Postby moochman » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:39 pm

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.
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Postby Wood Chipper » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:42 pm

I'm a hardcore packers fan but I tend to avoid packers outside if their D and Rodgers.
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Postby Mr.Joshua » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:59 pm

If money is on the line, it's just plain stupid to draft with your heart over your head.
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Postby Dawinner127 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:23 pm

I tend to avoid drafting Patriots. I drafted Randy Moss one year and it was impossible to root for him.
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Postby m16a » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:49 pm

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. :-b
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Postby Mr.Joshua » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:59 pm

m16a wrote: I have an awful lot of trouble drafting Cowgirls players though. :-b

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Postby scottaa1 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:19 pm

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.
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Postby Calyxes » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:21 pm

It's no secret I will take a Det Lion player in a heart beat
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