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Postby VHawk15 » Wed May 19, 2004 9:00 pm

I think taking Moss and a RB would definitely be the smart way to go here.
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Postby smackthefirst » Wed May 19, 2004 9:02 pm

I actually though of going with a qb but ended on this. I think CPepp will be the best QB, but I couldnt bring myself to draft Moss and CPepp with my first two picks. Too many eggs in one basket.

Plus qb's normally slip so I still ended up snagging McNair. I just cant see picking a qb that high if you only start one.
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Postby terpfan » Wed May 19, 2004 9:38 pm

suicide or not, 2.02 is too early for an QB.

so no, dont do it.
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Postby Buckychudd » Wed May 19, 2004 9:40 pm

I'm not a big fan of combos.....but Moss/Harrison might be a nice strategy. Especially starting 4 WRs.
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Postby aussieboy » Wed May 19, 2004 9:44 pm

I've tried the QB-WR combo in a mock before, the results aren't pretty. It is definately a dangerous strategy to go by. However if you strongly believe your sleepers will have good seasons, and u think you can pick them up mid draft then it might be a strategy that could pay big dividends. Big risk though.
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Postby Dreadpaul » Wed May 19, 2004 10:59 pm

I was in this position last year in one of my leagues. I ended up with Moss and Owens. Sadly, Owens did not perform up to expectations so the strategy did not work for me. However, anybody relying on two studs (even RBs) will get creamed if one gets injured, so the strategy might work for somebody else.

It's been my experience that at least 1 or 2 people in the first nine picks will always take a QB or WR. If that's the case, then a stud RB should fall to you. (I recently picked 10th in a 16 team dynasty and got to choose between Lewis and Alexander). However, if Moss is still around at #10, then get him. For #11, Fred Taylor is expected to carry the ball more this year, so his yardage should improve.

If you do end up with two non-RBs in your first pick, then you've GOT to get two RBs in rounds 3 and 4.
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Postby The Guru » Wed May 19, 2004 11:16 pm

I don't like Smacks team. Having those 2 RB's will hurt you. I don't think any team can be sucessful with those guys as your RB's. You got lucky that McNair slid to you. 2 QB's went ahead of him that shouldn't have.

You need to take at least one RB in your first 2 picks.

Draft strategies change every year. Last year going RB RB was the way to go. This year it's looking like RB WR is the way to go. If you can get a Moss or Harrison in the second rd then its a great pick, even taking Holt is good. If you can't get one of those WR's in the second then I would go for one of the stud QB.
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Postby MCG321 » Wed May 19, 2004 11:21 pm

VHawk15 wrote:I think taking Moss and a RB would definitely be the smart way to go here.


Exactly.
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Re: Is this Fantasy Suicide

Postby Crafty » Thu May 20, 2004 12:31 am

Guest wrote:Say you pick 9 or 10.

Would a combo of any two of these be suicide in a 10 team league. My league starts 2 RB, 4 WR.

Moss

Culpepper
Harrison
Manning

I know all the RB/RB speeches but has anyone been successful with this early round combo?


I actually have scientific proof that it won't work.

Last year, my first fantasy effort, I lucked out in an 8 team league and picked up LT and Deuce McAllister. Next two picks were Joe Horn and Tony Gonzalez.

I won.

The second place finisher had Culpepper, Moss, Ahman Green, and Tory Holt for his top 4.

Of course, this year might be different, as there are fewer rb's worthy of the one spot. But you need rb studs first.
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Postby Azrael » Thu May 20, 2004 12:47 am

Dreadpaul wrote: For #11, Fred Taylor is expected to carry the ball more this year, so his yardage should improve.


I'm not sure where this idea comes from. I don't know how much more they expect him to carry the ball than 350 times. Especially now they have another Stacey Mack in Greg Jones who is going to steal his goalline carries.
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