More importantly how did you do points-wise in the last two years? My brother was 3rd in points this year but finished 6-7. Often times luck has a lot to do with it.
And I was going to say that this year's team looked pretty good for you, but then it's a ten team league. I played in a 14 team league this year and my bro's team looked just as strong as yours.
My new advice to most people regarding a fantasy issue is "figure it out." It's not to be mean, but when I hear about people in my league checking what websites and radio shows recommend what players they should play, I ask myself, "Who is managing their team? The tv show or the owner?" I haven't paid attention to any "recommendation" sites or tv shows or radio shows or projection points this year and I scored more points this year than I ever have.
I've also played for three years. My records have been 4-9, 7-6 and 7-6, but I feel like I have a far better grasp than when I started. My record may not exactly show it, but my points kind of do and I feel it.
I hate to be that guy, but sometimes the best advice I've ever received is "figure it out." There isn't always one definite reason or one easy answer.
Best of luck. Do not give up.
But I'll give you my opinion... my thoughts of your draft as I may have seen them entering the season and how they've panned out.
- He fell to 4th? Nice.2(17)- Charles
- A risky pick coming of surgery. Well played. 3(24)- Nicks
- Meh. He has ups and downs, mostly downs. There are better receivers in this round.4(37)- Julio Jones
- Nice pick. He's underperformed my (and others') expectations.5(44)- Lloyd
- Most WRs not named Welker are a bust in N.E.6(57)- Rivers
- After a rough year, I can see how some would expect him to bounce back. Not so much. Bad starting QB. But this deep it's not a bad option heading into week 1.7(64)- Demaryius Thomas
- Strong pick in this round. Very strong, IMO. He went earlier in the leagues I played.8(77)- Ingram
- Not likely to see many touches.9(84)- Hillis
- I laughed to myself when my eldeset brother drafted him in a similar round.10(97)- Britt
- Not a bad late round pick/gamble.11(104)- Wilson
David? I gambled on him. Russell? Not a bad gamble for a high energy QB.12(117)- Tamme
- Okay at best. I drafted him this late in one of my leagues. Didn't pan out.13(124)- Flacco
- Not bad for a late round backup.14(137)- Jets DST
- I stick to the last two rounds for a D & kicker. NYJ felt like a safe play this year with not much hype.15(144)- Ryan Williams
- Had potential. Didn't pan out.16(157)- Prater
- Everyone needs a kicker.
RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, QB, WR, RB, RB, WR, RB/QB, TE, QB, DEF, RB, K
I don't see a huge problem with your approach. Taking a QB in the late rounds isn't a bad strategy at all, IMO. Waiting so long for a TE is a gamble (waiting for any starting spot is a gamble). I see how one would think Tamme would be strong with Peyton, but other than that and a few semi-weak early round WR picks (Lloyd, Nicks), I don't think you did a terrible job. Just reflect on this year and get all jacked up for next year.
Don't dwell on a bad season. Look forward to the next.