Free Bagel wrote:This past year was the first time I ever deviated from the RB-RB strategy, as I took Harrison in the mid-2nd round. It was also the first year that I didn't finish in the top 5 and was never a real contender.
So you consider that the only reason why you weren't a contender?
Nope. I had a few bad breaks as well, like the Pennington injury. It's just one of those things though, first time I deviate from my strategy is the first time I'm not at the top of the league.
I got a few steals in there, my starting QB ended up being a 15th rounder (Bulger) who performed very well. So my team was fairly solid across the board.
The problem all season was that I got slaughtered at the #2 RB spot every week. Willie Green/Troy Hambrick (after Green finally ended his season) didn't really matchup to guys like Jamal Lewis, Stephen Davis, etc. that the guys at the top of the league had. I thought I could make it up at #1 WR with Harrison, but 4th-6th round picks ended up keeping pace with him (Chad Johnson, Torry Holt, etc.). By the end of the year, there were maybe one or two teams that I had a distinct advantage over at #1 WR, whereas there were 8 or 9 teams that had a huge advantage over me at the #2 RB spot.