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Postby 34=Sweetness » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:45 pm

Ya Scott Engel is one of the few fantasy football writers I like to pay attention to because he knows what hes doing. In the PFW mock draft he far and away had the best team. Here he has the best one also, though the TE could be better.
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Postby BGbootha » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:48 pm

Boston????? Do the experts know something i don't??????????
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Postby Rodge » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:50 pm

Some picks that I thought were bargains or steals were Travis Henry at #25 and Rod Smith at #101.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:51 pm

Or possibly that "expert" is just a moron. Or the draft was done before the injury.
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Exoerts & Runs

Postby DraftDodger » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:36 pm

In "real" drafts I don't see everyone wait until the final rounds for DTs and PKs like we see here in the the experts draft. Many fantasy players try to fill out their starting rosters before selecting quality backups (and of course the autopick leagues lean towards filling out starters too.) Does it make sense to follow the experts' lead, or do you grab a certain position if there's a run on it?

Would you be happy picking the 12th defense in a 12-team league, for example, or would you rather pass on a sleeper pick or two and get a 'proven' defense?

There is the conventional wisdom that says, "Draft TE's, DTs, and PK's last, because they generate the fewest fantasy points, but then there's that nagging doubt that Foster or Garner on your bench is going to be of much help when you're starting Holmes & Dillon.

If an omniscient being promised you that none of your fantasy football players would sustain serious injuries this year, and that all players would perform in general as YOU expected, how would that change your draft strategy? Wouldn't you fill out your starting roster first? Or would you worry about that one bye week at each position and still try to gain quality backups at WR, RB, and QB before drafting the lower scoring positions?

What draft rounds do you generally consider the toughest? Is there any way to make it easier to draft in those rounds?
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:56 pm

Faulk at 8 is questionable as was stated, and also Henry in the 3rd round is a BIG TIME steal if you ask me.

All these QB's in the second round just bother me...why do people do it? Is is that they think they have to have a QB so early because of their name, or is the difference in QB scoring that huge? Personally, I'd be more than happy to land Steve McNair or Chad Pennington in the 6th or 7th round and use my higher picks on good WR's and RB's.
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Postby VHawk15 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:04 pm

goleafsgo96 wrote:
dans wrote:Is Lewis dropping due to legal troubles, or do people really think he is not in the top teir?


definately legal troubles, if he didnt have them hed be top 6 for sure.


I wouldn't be so sure. Before the news broke of Lewis' off the field problems, he was the consensus #7 RB. It seemed like he was always behind Priest, LT, Ahman, Portis, Alexander, and Deuce but before Edge and Ricky.
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:07 pm

VHawk15 wrote:
goleafsgo96 wrote:
dans wrote:Is Lewis dropping due to legal troubles, or do people really think he is not in the top teir?


definately legal troubles, if he didnt have them hed be top 6 for sure.


I wouldn't be so sure. Before the news broke of Lewis' off the field problems, he was the consensus #7 RB. It seemed like he was always behind Priest, LT, Ahman, Portis, Alexander, and Deuce but before Edge and Ricky.


Well if you're talking about #7 then sure, most drafts ive been in hes fallen to at least 8 or 9, behind edge and moss. Those are what i was talknig about.
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Re: Exoerts & Runs

Postby MadScott » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:08 pm

DraftDodger wrote:In "real" drafts I don't see everyone wait until the final rounds for DTs and PKs like we see here in the the experts draft. Many fantasy players try to fill out their starting rosters before selecting quality backups (and of course the autopick leagues lean towards filling out starters too.) Does it make sense to follow the experts' lead, or do you grab a certain position if there's a run on it?
I always love these "expert" drafts and all of the "great" work that they do. Hogwash I says. It's like they all get together, make a selection and then pat each other on the back for making that selection, each one trying to "outdig" or "outsleeper" the other. I don't know if I necessarily hop on a "run" of a position, but if it's a critical position, you certainly don't want to miss out on an opportunity.
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Postby hawksfan896 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:15 pm

I'm just laughing at that poor a$$hole at #10 who took edge and freddy taylor back-to-back. What is there, bonus points if your guy goes on IR? He'll be having a good time when they're both sitting out with stubbed toes in week 2.
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