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Postby RBonse » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:10 am

Currently, we do not require a TE to be in the starting lineup or even get drafted. That might change next year, but just wondering how common it is in other leagues to have a TE? What are some of your guys opinions on starting one?? Any input is appreciated!
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Postby M_Zimm_ffc » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:17 am

We don't have a TE spot in our league. I would like to keep it that way. It is all luck on what TE you play every week. You can't even look at matchups much. It all depends on what the coach feels like doing in the redzone. Some weeks Bilicheck feels like giving it to Fauria in the RZ, other weeks not and you get a 0. I like more strategy, not just luck.
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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:33 am

I agree with Zimmy, though my league has a TE and well it's been murder trying to figure what to do. So i traded S davis for Tony G & andre davis, problem solved. (i was out of the playoffs and was still pretty set at RB) there are only a few reliable TE's
Tony G, Heap, Sharp
I will be lobbying for a flex spot next season in lieu of the TE spot.
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Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:33 am

I'd say the majority of leagues has a TE slot. It's a matter of taste, of course, but I think it's a good idea; TEs add some interesting strategy to drafts.
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Postby The Super Freak » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:33 am

i hate tes for the same reason everone else does they are tooo inconsistent
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Postby CellarDweller » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:25 pm

Due to the inconsistant play at the TE position, our league plays 2 WRs and a TE/WR. So if you've got a Sharp or Gonzo, you can play them, if not you can activate a WR instead of a TE.
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Postby KingGhidra » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:27 pm

I like having a TE position. There's really no argument against having one. If you just prefer to play without one, that's all well and good. To say they are "inconsistent" can be applied to any position in FF.
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Postby jebatzel » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:01 pm

I think TE postion is good to have.

makes things more interesting every week.

last 2 weeks I have started Boo Williams and won because of it.

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Postby mtarail » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:33 pm

I like the TE position too.

It kicks up draft strategy a notch since you have to think about drafting a stud in the 3rd round or hoping another guy will be available later. As far as TE's being inconsistent I think that's a pretty weak argument. WR's are inconsistent too, since, just like TE's they require the O-line to protect for awhile and the QB to deliver a catchable ball before they even have a chance to pick up stats. All bet the very best WR's have very inconsistent week-to-week stats.
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Postby emaja » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:13 pm

mtarail wrote:As far as TE's being inconsistent I think that's a pretty weak argument. WR's are inconsistent too, since, just like TE's they require the O-line to protect for awhile and the QB to deliver a catchable ball before they even have a chance to pick up stats.


Just ask anyone who has a non-Big 4 WR about that.

I agree it is a week arguement, and having a TE definately adds to the strategy. If you don't grab a stud early, you have to play the WW which I have done this year with some remarkable success. It adds more of a challenge to FF. It is not all about luck. Read some stats, check the matchups, look at ESPN to see who give up points to TE's and pick one from the wire.

If this was about realism, why do we start 2 RB's that are actually HB's?
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