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Postby Who dat say what? » Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:22 am

I need some serious draft strategy. Where can I get some good info? We no longer draft an entire defense. Instead we pick 4 D lineman (which includes linebackers) and 4 DB's. I would imagine that DB's will be hard to come by. I just have no idea of where to take what players. Does anyone have any particular strategy that they use?
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Postby Who dat say what? » Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:03 am

Our offensive stats are huge compared to defense so I am thinking of going QB, RB, WR, and then Defense. Here is our scoring.

Statistical Categories (Offense): Completions (1)
Passing Yards (7 yards per point)
Passing Touchdowns (6)
Interceptions (-2)
Rushing Attempts (1)
Rushing Yards (5 yards per point)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Receptions (1)
Reception Yards (13 yards per point)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
Return Yards (23 yards per point)
Return Touchdowns (6)
2 Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-2)

Statistical Categories (Kickers): 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)
Field Goals Missed 0-19 Yards (-5)
Field Goals Missed 20-29 Yards (-4)
Field Goals Missed 30-39 Yards (-3)
Field Goals Missed 40-49 Yards (-3)
Field Goals Missed 50+ Yards (-3)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Point After Attempt Missed (-5)

Statistical Categories (Defense Players): Tackle Solo (1)
Sack (3)
Interception (2)
Fumble Force (2)
Fumble Recovery (2)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (2)
Block Kick (2)


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Postby cwebb » Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:01 am

Well, if you can get someone like Urlacher or Brooks or Lewis in rounds 4-6, you could jump on them, but the rest should be drafted very low.

With DBs, you can go for guys who complement "shut-down" corners as they tend to get more looks every week...
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Postby Who dat say what? » Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:15 am

Just for the fact of doing it here is the player rankings based off of their projected stats. Each player listed below is the highest ranked player, points wise, at that postition.

Defense really does have no value. I found a cheat sheet maker using projected stats.
Under our scoring system these are the top players by position

QB Donovan McNabb 838 pts.
RB Tomlinson 549 pts.
WR Terrell Owens 286
TE Todd Heap 182
K David Ackers 133
DL Julius Peppers 94
LB Urlacher 142
DB Roy Williams 107
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Postby cwebb » Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:28 am

Well, Urlacher has more value than the best kicker, and there is quite adropoff from the top D guys to the second tier. This second tier is huge, though
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Postby Who dat say what? » Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:30 am

Yeah I am guessing that I need to go with the highest ranked QB or RB I can get with my first pick. A good QB is huge.
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Postby Homeless » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:32 am

Heres a link to a thread with lots of useful info..

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Postby Who dat say what? » Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:20 pm

Our scoring has been changed again.
Here is the top ranked player per position based on projected stats.
QB-Gannon 1315
RB-Ricky Williams 515
WR-Marvin Harrison 587
TE-Jeremy Shockey 173
DL-Jason Taylor 112
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Postby Alteredst8 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:53 pm

From my experiences drafting individual defensive players, I have found that rounds 4 or 5 starts it off. LB's will be the first to go. (Lewis/Urlacher/Thomas/Brooks) could all be worth a 4th or a 5th round pick. You could probably go for a few of the top DE's if you wanted to in round 5 (Taylor/Rice/Peppers), however I would probably hold off unitll round 6 or 7 for these guys. The rest of the DE's/DT's are very unpredictable, I would rather start looking at LB' or DB's before I put my money on a lineman who may only get 1 tackle in the course of a game.

As far as DB's go, I say look at the top Safties. I had (Rod Woodson, Adam Archuletta, Roy Williams and .... oh yea Tony Parrish) These guys did great for me, and helped keep my team in many games where I messed up my offensive team. What I look for in a DB is a player who can and will step up into the "box" and hit the RB's. Trying to guess what DB will get the most picks this year is like, trying to figure out what women really want. I was drafting these guys in rounds 9 and 10 while ohters were taking big name DL's like Sapp and Kearse. BAHHH I think all of my DB's out scored these guys in my league, and my scoring was similar to yours. Only major difference was we had 2dl 2lb and 2 db.

My advice to you in this is take the guys that are consistant, and if you are sitting with the choice of Brooksand a so-so receiver, in the 5th round, go for Brooks you will be happy in the end. Good luck in FF this year. If any of you disagree I would be happy to hear what you have to say.
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:59 pm

WOW, I just looked over your scoring system on offense. Guess I should have looked at that before I posted. Remember all that I just said and drop it back about 2 rounds. ie. top LB's rounds and 7. Good luck. ALT
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