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Postby The Guru » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:27 pm

When your league has a flex position, what do you think is the best draft strategy?

I'm thinking that RB, RB, RB is the way to go with my first 3 picks.

My league starts:

1 QB
2 RB
3 WR
1 Flex (rb/wr)
1 TE
1 K
1 def

If there was no flex position I would normally go with a RB in the first then a WR in the second.

But I think since there is a flex spot, that getting 3 top RBs in teh best way to go.

Agree?
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:30 pm

totally depends... This can be a very good strategy IMO, but it depends whose there. If you took say Ahman Green early first, Rudi late 2nd, then early 3rd there was CJ/Ward and.. lets say.. Bennett? Id take a stud WR. IMO if you take backs the first 2 rounds, in the 3rd you just want whoever will put up the most points. (excluding QBs)
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Postby Patsy Player » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:35 pm

depends on scoring system.....my league awards .25 forevery catch....so a receiver has very good value....in most traditional scoring systems I would go with a RB though
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Postby PSU All Day » Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:26 am

Just an interesting note, if your scoring includes 1 pt per reception it looks like playing a WR instead of a third RB might be better.

Just a couple of examples:

T Henry had 247 points last year (including Receptions)
A Toomer had 264 points last year (was #20 WR)

So someone convince me that if you had the choice to play Toomer instead of Henry that you would play Henry.

Andre Johnson had 261 points
Rod Gardner had 230 points
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Postby hammerwx » Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:03 am

Why not get the best of both worlds?

I always target a RB who will catch 4-8 balls a game for that slot. (Westbrook, Faulk, Staley, Barlow, James). Sure Henry looks bad there, but only because he rarely is targeted to catch balls out of the backfield. Plug in any one of these guys, and unless you have a top 5 WR, you will get not only better, but more consistent production.
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Postby hammerwx » Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:26 am

What scoring method gives Toomer 264pts and Johnson 261pts?

I have Toomer at 199pts and A Johnson at 180pts (at 1pt/rec and 1pt/10yds).

Some 2nd tier RB's that would top that easily are Moe Williams /251pts, T. Barber at 254, and W. Dunn (who missed 6 games) scored 168pts, Westbrook at 189pts.

You are almost always better off with the RB.
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Postby The Guru » Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:05 pm

My league doesn't offer any points for catches.

1/10 yds rushing
1/10 yds receiving
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