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Postby klvrdude » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:47 am

This is my virgin Fantasy Football season. I'm in a head to head league that has a modified scoring system.

Roster Positions: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, WR/RB, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN

Stat Categories: Passing Yards (35 yards per point)
Passing Touchdowns (6)
Interceptions (-2)
Rushing Yards (20 yards per point)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Receptions (.75)
Reception Yards (15 yards per point)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
2-Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-2)
Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)
Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)
Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)
Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)
Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Sack (1)
Interception (2)
Fumble Recovery (2)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (2)
Block Kick (2)
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns (6)
Points Allowed 0 points (10)
Points Allowed 1-6 points (7)
Points Allowed 7-13 points (4)
Points Allowed 14-20 points (1)
Points Allowed 21-27 points (0)
Points Allowed 28-34 points (-1)
Points Allowed 35+ points (-4)

Any general fantasy advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Postby portisfan24 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:00 am

the system favours qbs. most yardage systems are a ratio of passing:rushing.receiving of 2.5:1. yours is 3.5 to 2. now you still want a top rb in the first round. but id strong suggest peyton manning in the second, especially if you pick late in the second. good luck
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Postby klvrdude » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:09 am

Good to know. Looking at general mock drafts it seems as if the pecking order is RB, WR, QB, DT, TE, K. Would people agree with that?

FYI, I'll be picking 10th out of 12...so consequently I'll have 10, 15, 34, 39, etc.
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Postby IRON CHEF » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:09 am

Your league is also TD heavy, so all of the vultures get a bump up on your rankings.

Not sure how much you know about football or fantasy but here are the top backs roughly ordered...

Priest
LT2
Ahman
Deuce
Portis
SA

These guys always are taken first 6, and to round out the first round...

Edge
Moss
J Lew
Taylor

Considering your league counts receptions I might move Moss after the top 6.

When you move to the second round you should aim for other top WRs like Holt, Marvin, TO, Ward, and CJ. And the as far as backs go Henry, Dillon, Rudi, DD, and Faulk usually make up the 2nd- all have their relative risks. Considering your league rewards QBs, you should strongly consider Peyton and Daunte in the mid to late 2nd.

Of course the farther out you stray the more the picks vary but guys like Bennett, Davis, Brown and Q Tip are taken in the 3rd as the WRs open up to a new tier of Coles, Mason, Smith, and Horn.

Remember, RBs rule, you could always wait on a QB, TE, K, or DEF because the difference between the #1 and #10 isn't that great. And take everything I said with a grain of salt because it is off the top of my head and it is 2 am.

good luck ;-D
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Postby IRON CHEF » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:14 am

Ah I see you are picking tenth. Try to land one of Edge, Moss, J Lew, or Taylor- they are the most likely to be available.

After that you could grab a Holt or Harrison on the turnaround (only if you drafted a RB first mind you), or you take more of a risk and grab one of the 2nd rd RBs. Then when your next picks roll around you might be able to grab a Griffin or Brown, or a Coles or Smith - something to that nature.

By the way, never rely on a set strategy. Continously visit this site for info, and visit the great debates forum for a few helpful drafting guides.

Also, if you go to footballguys.com there is are some articles for fantasy newbies there.
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Postby klvrdude » Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:39 pm

Thanks for the advice Chef
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Postby IRON CHEF » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:02 pm

no prob

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