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Postby gravyfries » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:08 pm

okay, this is my third year, so this may sound stupid, but here goes:

last two years we had:

qb
rb
rb
wr
wr
rb/wr
te
k
d

this year, instead of the rb/wr slot it is just going to be wr.

i have always drafted rb heavy, and it has served me well- champion the first year and runner-up year 2 in a 12 team league.

do you guys think the draft focus needs to change substantially with a 3:2 wr to rb ratio? especially considering that there is such a drop off after the first couple of wr's.
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Postby BGbootha » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:11 pm

Yes, but within reason. The first couple of picks i would still like to go RB - RB, unless you are looking at a top 3-4 WR's. and a Top 5-6 RB. THen i would be tempted to take a WR.

I would still make sure that i get 2 RB"s and a WR with my first 3 picks.
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Postby roninmedia » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:17 pm

You can still go 3 rbs in the new settings. But don't keep taking rbs if a top wr or top qb falls. Otherwise, qbs and wrs are deep.
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Postby moose_ffc » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:29 pm

I would lean toward 2RBs in your first 3 picks. If you can let the RB slide until your 3rd pick, that might bve a good option so that you can nab a good WR. However, if you have two good RBs available at your first two picks ... TAKE THEM. The difference is that you will want to take WRs a little earlier than you did in years past. With 3WR must start, you have to increase the value of some of the WRs.
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Re: Relative beginner question

Postby Sixxgunn » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:02 pm

gravyfries wrote:okay, this is my third year, so this may sound stupid, but here goes:

last two years we had:

qb
rb
rb
wr
wr
rb/wr
te
k
d

this year, instead of the rb/wr slot it is just going to be wr.

i have always drafted rb heavy, and it has served me well- champion the first year and runner-up year 2 in a 12 team league.

do you guys think the draft focus needs to change substantially with a 3:2 wr to rb ratio? especially considering that there is such a drop off after the first couple of wr's.

You still start 2 backs correct?If that's the case,then you should definitely go the 2 best backs available route,depending on your league size.If you get into the 14 team area,it might be smart to take a top back and a top receiver.Then maybe a Gonzo?Look for that sleeper back later,perhaps a J Jones or maybe even T Jones.Hope this helps! ;-D
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Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:13 pm

moose wrote:I would lean toward 2RBs in your first 3 picks. If you can let the RB slide until your 3rd pick, that might bve a good option so that you can nab a good WR. However, if you have two good RBs available at your first two picks ... TAKE THEM. The difference is that you will want to take WRs a little earlier than you did in years past. With 3WR must start, you have to increase the value of some of the WRs.


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Postby Free Bagel » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:30 pm

Most leagues out there start 2rb/3wr, so most rankings you see take this into account, and are still RB heavy.

I would still make sure you get 2 RB's out of the first 3 rounds, but while you will still want to have a good #3 rb, only having 2 rb's after 5 or 6 rounds is ok.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:23 pm

gravyfries - I think your on to something. I would definitely grab that top RB in the 1st - but after that I might even go 2 WRs because there is a lot of value in RBs falling into the 3rd rd or later. There arent too many #2 RBs that dont have huge questionmarks coming into the season - it might be a smarter move to go WR a little more than in yrs past.
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