Draft Position - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

Draft Position

Moderator: Football Moderators

Draft Position

Postby BigMusky » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:12 am

what is your favorite draft position in an 8 team league? This is not a keeper league at this point.
BigMusky
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 1258
Joined: 17 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: "Milla-walk-ay"

Postby Xtreme » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:25 am

It really depends on if you subscribe to the "run" theory. By run, I don't mean runningback, I mean that sometimes in a draft there are runs on certain positions, say QB. If you don't want to be left out of a run, you'll want a position in the middle, say positions 3-5. However, if you don't care about runs, you could have 1, 2, 7, or 8. The nice thing about these positions is that you have back-to-back (or close to) picks, so you could start the runs.

The second thing that a lot of people look at is the runningback situation for that year. It's a given that you will take a RB in the first round, so you have to identify the tiers. For example, I think this year there is a drop off after the top 2 (Priest and LT2), then another drop after 5 (Ahman, Duece, and Alexander). So, if you're hellbent on getting one of the top 2, that's where you have to be. However, depending on how many RBs you start (typically 2), you may want to be in the 5-6 range so you can use your second pick for a 3rd tier RB (like Lewis, James, Williams, or Taylor). Otherwise, your second pick will be late in the second (assuming a serpentine format), and you get a 4th tier RB. However, you could consider taking Moss with your second pick, depending on your position.
HIR? viewtopic.php?t=507654#p3396000

Beware the Buffalion!
Xtreme
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar
Innovative MemberPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 1356
Joined: 4 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Reluctant optimism

Postby portisfan24 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:29 am

6th or 7th. you will still get a top rb, and will have a chance at a guy like taylor, or you could take moss on the way back down.
portisfan24
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 6196
Joined: 4 May 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Canada

Postby jumpman8828 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:41 am

I like number 3 or 4 in an 8-team league.
Image
jumpman8828
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 1690
Joined: 7 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby jjigglers » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:09 pm

funny, i was about to ask the same question, but usually eight team leagues get frowned upon at the cafe. hey, sometimes all we can muster is eight good owners. but anyway, i agree with xtreme. it has to be done in tiers. while i dont agree with his, here are mine with some analysis.

------------------
LT
Priest
first you got the top two backs. not really much question to their abilities, possibly holmes's mileage and LT's offense, but these two are the consensus top two picks.
the number 2 draft selection assures you to snag one of these guys in the 1st round.
------------------
Ahman Green (up: shooting for 2000 yards, down: fumbles)
Clinton Portis (up: exremely talented, down: new system, many denver rbs flop)
Deuce Mac (up: key part of powerful offense, down: low TD's last year)
Shaun Alexander (up: TD machine, down: some say inconsistent)
then the next 4, which are clearly a level below the top two. they dont have the question marks that the backs below have.
the number 6 draft selection assures you to snag one of these guys in the 1st round.
------------------
Ricky Williams (up:skills drafted top 3 last year, down: 3.5 ypc last year)
Jamal Lewis (up: threatened all-time rushing record, down: drug suspension maybe)
Randy Moss (up: best WR in the game, down: taking moss makes you have to use a low quality rb)
Edgerrin James (up: could be the edge of old, down: could not)
Fred Taylor (up: two straight healthy years, down: none before it)
here come the backs with more questions, and also the best WR, Randy Moss, who is taken usually between 8 and 10. these backs all have bigger question marks, but can be top 6 talent if the questions are just that.
the number 6 draft selection assures you to snag one of these guys in the 2nd round.
------------------
Marshall Faulk
Kevan Barlow
Domanick Davis
Rudi Johnson
Corey Dillon
Travis Henry
this is where the tier system gets kind of hazy, whether to include Culpepper or Harrison in this group, but i chose to leave them out, as these are the last solid RB2's in my opinion.
the number 2 draft selection assures you to snag one of these guys in the 3rd round.
------------------

i'm going to finish this out not specifically for your own good, but for mine and the rest of the small league owners. will edit later to finish out a few more tiers.

anyone feel free to comment if i missed someone.
jjigglers
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff

User avatar

Posts: 292
Joined: 30 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby steelerfan04 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:02 pm

I like being 5-6. This way you can get someone like McAllister or Alexander and still get a good 2nd RB the next round.
Image
steelerfan04
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar
Cafe Writer
Posts: 1586
Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby MadScott » Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:14 am

I actually like the last pick. In a snake draft, you get back to back choices which really let's you play out your draft strategy more easily.
Image
I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That's just me.
MadScott
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5924
Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Azrael » Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:41 pm

I like middle round picks 4-6, somewhere in there.
Image
Azrael
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 8283
(Past Year: 7)
Joined: 29 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Keeping da cafe sucka free for 9 years straight

Postby Sixxgunn » Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:19 pm

I prefer 4-6,as I feel you get the best of both ends of the wrap around each time.Back to back picks are nice,but then you have a long wait of watching all the guys you targeted go in a run.When that run is on rb's,you definitely want to be in the middle of that and get 2,rather than a wr.
[url=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1065/sixgunn7ao0rc.jpg[/img][/url]
Sixxgunn
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4887
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Who?

Postby mutantseabass » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:24 pm

i play in an 8 team league with my 4 brothers, me and 3 cousins for bragging rights in my family, i also play in 2 10 teamers and a 12 team keeper. in my family league i like to draft 7 or 8th, actually hate drafting first.
Image

"DAMMIT!!!!! I knew it, I knew it, I KNEW IT!!!!"-Immortal words of The Captain
mutantseabass
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 11757
Joined: 23 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Motor City

Next

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 22:26 hours
(and 34 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact