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Postby Trap » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:33 am

He has the number one pick in his 12 team draft. He wants to take Priest #1.. then get a second RB in the 2nd round and take Gonzo at the top of the third to have the number one RB and TE in the league. I told him take best available RB/WR combo instead. I know I'm right but can I get facts to back up my statement? :-)
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Postby Flux » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:39 am

Without knowing who actually would be left in the draft, its hard to say.

Gonzo going #25 overall isnt THAT huge of a stretch, and there really would be no way that he would be there for his next pick. In a compilation of avg mocks done at the cafe, Gonzo was going on average as the #27 overall pick.

If the top 6 WRs at his 3rd rd pick were gone, I would probably take Gonzo myself

(this is also assuming normal scoring and settings)
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Postby The Lung » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:42 am

Gonzo could put up numbers head and tails above all other TEs again this year.

With the new NFL rules with regards to wide receiver coverage and limiting contact, any WR could break out this year.

Why is the combo of #1 RB and #1 TE

any worse than

the combo of #1 RB and a top 5 WR?
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Postby inferno19 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:51 am

The Lung wrote:Why is the combo of #1 RB and #1 TE

any worse than

the combo of #1 RB and a top 5 WR?


Because TE's normally score much less than WRs. Would you rather throw to Hines Ward (my number 5) or Gonzo?
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Postby gatorman1122 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:52 am

I know I'm right

Not necessarily...Since he'll have a stud rb and a stud TE. During matchups, his TE will almost always outscore the opposing player's TE. Plus, there are still a lot of good 4th-5th rd WRs out there (Chris Chambers, Javon Walker, Jerry Porter, Andre Johnson, etc.) compared to the 2nd rd WRs (H. Ward, T. Holt, etc.) Remember, RBs win the leagues! so 2 stud RBs are good
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Postby The Lung » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:31 am

inferno19 wrote:
The Lung wrote:Why is the combo of #1 RB and #1 TE

any worse than

the combo of #1 RB and a top 5 WR?


Because TE's normally score much less than WRs. Would you rather throw to Hines Ward (my number 5) or Gonzo?


Yes.

BUT, if you've got Hines Ward or another #5 WR, you've likely got at best a mediocre TE, while I've got Gonzalez, so I'm scoring many more points than you in the TE position. And if I got a half decent WR pick with my 4th pick, I may still occasionally score points equal or greater than that of Hines Ward or another #5 WR.

Bottom line is that the difference is negligible at best, and there are no facts to back up his statement or to call his friend "crazy."
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Postby Trap » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:45 am

You all win. :)
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Postby citti34 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:18 am

The first and second round would have taken the tier 1 and 2 WRs, Gonzo is having a WR in the TE position. TEs are pretty worthless in most fantasy cases, so having a WR (primary target in KC) at TE is pretty good. There are so many other WRs that he can get, he's not passing on Moss, c'mon.

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Postby CC » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:42 am

Anyone else agree with me that if the top 6 WRs are gone, taking Culpepper or Manning is a good bet? I like Gonzo, and I would take him at the top of the 3rd, but I like him a lot better in the mid-3rd.
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Postby citti34 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:53 am

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:Anyone else agree with me that if the top 6 WRs are gone, taking Culpepper or Manning is a good bet? I like Gonzo, and I would take him at the top of the 3rd, but I like him a lot better in the mid-3rd.


Just them though
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