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jshowers


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wcblack34 wrote:
Filling your starting lineup through the draft has been mandatory in every league I've been in.


Really? It never has been for me. Do you read Matthew Berry's stuff at all? I don't agree with him all the time, or even most of the time, but I believe he is spot on when saying you shouldn't even bother drafting a kicker or defense unless you get an elite one at a great value because they are so unpredictable and you're better off playing weekly match-ups than drafting last year's #1 D/ST in the 8th round.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't particularly agree with that philosophy.

I like to draft two good defenses and play the matchups between them. In the league I won last year, I drafted the Patriots D and the Seahawks D. I played the matchups all season and it worked out quite well. It worked especially well when you consider that the waiver teams (in a 16 team league) were teams like the Bucs, Saints, and Jags. I don't need a 5th or 6th receiver or RB.

As for kickers, I draft guys who I think will get a good share of long distance attempts. I've drafted guys like Janikowski and Phil Dawson in the past. While the total number of attempts may be similar, I think that having a good kicker with a big leg can be a big asset. Especially on teams that move the ball.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wcblack34 wrote:
I don't particularly agree with that philosophy.

I like to draft two good defenses and play the matchups between them. In the league I won last year, I drafted the Patriots D and the Seahawks D. I played the matchups all season and it worked out quite well. It worked especially well when you consider that the waiver teams (in a 16 team league) were teams like the Bucs, Saints, and Jags. I don't need a 5th or 6th receiver or RB.


I've done a little research on the philosophy of Defense/ST. Berry is correct in his statement of play the waiver wire vs. drafting elite defenses early in a 10 team league. However, in a 16 team league, you need to draft a D earlier than you normally would (K is still up to you). The waiver teams will be so bad in a 16 team league it would pay to have 2 D/ST vs. a 6th WR/RB. People will follow ESPN advise though and not think about how the categories/situations are different with their league/people's preferences.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also believe in drafting a D/ST a bit earlier in a 12 team league so that is why I took the Broncos D/ST earlier than i would have in a 10 man league.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never done a league that with less than 12 participants. I think that's pretty much the sweet spot for Fantasy Football. There are enough good players to go around so most people can stay competitive. There is also just a big enough shortage of good players so you have to really manage and be creative.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL can I take an extra pick at the very end of the draft in order to fill his spot? And then you can just take Maclin off my team
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I plan on using one of my keeper picks on the Vikes D Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikesnewcoach11 wrote:
Since Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL can I take an extra pick at the very end of the draft in order to fill his spot? And then you can just take Maclin off my team


I have no problem with that. Same goes for the Pitta owner.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lil Uno wrote:
vikesnewcoach11 wrote:
Since Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL can I take an extra pick at the very end of the draft in order to fill his spot? And then you can just take Maclin off my team


I have no problem with that. Same goes for the Pitta owner.


Thanks man I appreciate it
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BPA?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These last few rounds are going to be like pulling teeth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Def BPA time. I'm a little busy, who do you guys have as best available. Try to factor in need.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm Floyd
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod Streater was BPA over Malcolm Floyd?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Rod Streater was BPA over Malcolm Floyd?


Yeah, I don't think so... Shocked
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