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Playing in large league (14 teams)

Postby dgcesq » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:33 am

The past 10 years I have only played in 10 team leagues - not planned or anything, that's just how it worked out.

I'm about to be in a 14 team league. How do you guys adjust your draft strategy for larger leagues?

In a 10-team league, I'll pick by position for my first 6 rounds, then pick best available after that. In a league this large, the valuable players will be off the board a lot sooner. I'm considering drafting according to highest value from round 1. I may even aim for Rodgers or Brady in rd 1. Everyone else drafts RBs, bc they're in short supply, but I think that they forget that in a large league you can't be strong in more than 2 positions. Also, point totals per game drop, as your RB2, WR2, etc... are generally not going to be studs. So, rd1 take a stud QB, rd2 take a stud WR. I get my butt kicked at the RB position every game, but make up for it in the passing games.

I know, running wins championships.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Playing in large league (14 teams)

Postby btsoumas » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:25 pm

This is my 4th year in a league of 14 teams. I like it way better than smaller leagues. My drafting strategy has been to go RB with my first 2 picks then a combo of 1 QB, 1 RB, 3 WR over my next picks. So after 7 rounds I have 1 QB 3 RB 3 WR and then I take a TE in the eighth round. This 14 man strategy has always worked for me because RB is thin. I've made the playoffs every year using this strategy. For reference this year I had the 14th pick and drafted like this

14 Jamaal Charles, KC RB
15 Adrian Peterson, Min RB
42 Mike Wallace, Pit WR
43 Dwayne Bowe, KC WR
70 Jay Cutler, Chi QB
71 Doug Martin, TB RB
98 Denarius Moore, Oak WR
99 C.J. Spiller, Buf RB
126 Shane Vereen, NE RB
127 Greg Little, Cle WR
154 Owen Daniels, Hou TE
155 Rashad Jennings, Jac RB
182 Randy Moss, SF WR
183 Brandon Weeden, Cle QB
210 Bills D/ST D/ST
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Re: Playing in large league (14 teams)

Postby murphysxm » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:30 pm

i personally don't adjust my strategy in the early rounds much. Where I change things is starting round 10 or so. I almost completely avoid safe/veteran players and go for high upside or handcuff players. One of them usually hits it big and makes up for a deficiency I have in my Starting line up. Last year I took Jordy Nelson. It worked out well!
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Re: Playing in large league (14 teams)

Postby dgcesq » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:55 am

Thanks for the advice guys - I appreciate it!
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