howdy all, long time baseball poster and player, first time football poster. I believe this belongs here since it's on strategy, not a particular player to draft, but I apologize if my judgement is off.
so I'm involved in a friendly 8 team league that drafts soon, and I've been thinking about my draft strategy. In the past (one other league), I went with RB/RB/WR in the first three rounds, and I doubt that will change. However, this league is a little different scoring and size wise to what I've done before, so I was wondering what y'all thought as far as general draft strategy.
8 teams, playing 2 x RB, 1 x QB, 3 x WR, 1 x TE, K, DEF, 2xD.
scoring is standard, except 1 pnt for 20 yds rush/recieve, 1 pnt for 50 yds pass, still 6 for TDs, i.e. TD heavy
8 teams means one of the 8 star RBs (Priest, LT2, Green, Alexander, Portis, Deuce, Edge, Jamal in that order- Deuce drops a bit thanks to low TD production) for everyone, though I can hope to get a late pick and have someone take Randy/Peyton in the first round.
The way I see it, there are at least 8-9 QBs who are very solid, so no one should get stuck with a really bad QB if they're paying attention. Does that mean that I should wait on a QB til late, ignoring the (likely) run of Manning, Culpepper, McNabb, Vick, Hasselbeck, etc, knowing that I can still end up with a Green or McNair?
Is TGonz worth an early (3rd rnd) pick thanks to the fact that he will likely get twice as many TDs as anyone else? Last time I waited til later to grab a TE and was happy with 3-5 TDs since yard totals were similar, but TGonz gets a ton of TDs compared to anyone else.
Are there any players who should be bumped up a bit from the usual rankings thanks to high TD production?
Any other general thoughts for a smaller league? Does it change draft strategy at all, knowing that the talent pool is less diluted?
Thank you for your thoughts....