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Old 08-25-07, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by starman9000
Haven't done a team in years, but here's what I have in a standard Yahoo League (was an autodraft):

QB Brady
WR Roy Williams, L Coles, Braylon Edwards
RB Rudi Johnson, Ronnie Brown
TE Kellen Winslow
BN Brandon Jacobs (RB) Kevin Curtis, Eddie Kennison (WR), Matt Leinart (QB) and Ben Troupe (RE)

K Jason Hanson and Josh Scobee
Def Miamia and Carolina

Im thinking I want to add some depth to WR and maybe RB. Any suggestions? Should I drop a kicker or a defense?

Some available players, nothing great:
RB: Jerious Norwood, Tatum Bell, Ladell Betts, Chester Taylor, Lendale White, Kevin Jones.

WR Anthony Gonzalez, Brendon Marshall, Chris Henry, Marty Booker, Wes Welker, Rod Smith
I would drop Troupe (you only need one TE until bye) and a kicker. Pick up Norwood or White and Anthony Gonzalez. Remember when Petyon had Stoakley in the slot? That's what Gonzalez is going to resemble.
Old 08-25-07, 09:07 PM
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I love norwood as a sleeper wanted him in my league but got drafted.
Old 08-25-07, 09:55 PM
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alright guys... just got back from my draft ... the league is 16 teams....13 players roster.... 9 start

Starting:
QB-Eli Manning
RB: Marion Barber
RB: Larrry Johnson
WR: Donte Stallworth
WR: Marvin Harrison
WR:Eddie Kennison
TE: Jeramy Shockey
KR: Nate Kaeding
Def: Patriots

Bench:
Qb: Joey Harrington
RB: Michael Bennett
WR: Wes Welker
TE: Zach Miller

rate my team
Old 08-25-07, 11:02 PM
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This is my team I couldn't make make the draft so this is what I got:

Shaun Alexander
(Sea - RB)
Torry Holt
(StL - WR)
Clinton Portis
(Was - RB)
Anquan Boldin
(Ari - WR)
Donald Driver
(GB - WR)
Chester Taylor
(Min - RB)
Philip Rivers
(SD - QB)
Alge Crumpler
(Atl - TE)
Greg Jennings
(GB - WR)
Ben Roethlisberger
(Pit - QB)
Joe Horn
(Atl - WR)
David Martin
(Mia - TE)

Thoughts?
Old 08-25-07, 11:13 PM
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Raven, I think your team looks decent, but I hate your QB positions, but I imagine in a 16 team league there isn't anything left. I would also ditch Bennett for pretty much anybody else.
Old 08-26-07, 06:22 PM
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Just got finished my draft. Ten team league with two keepers. We start 1 QB, 2 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 TE, 1 Flex WR or RB, 1 K, 1 D.

QB - Donovan McNabb PHI
QB - Matt Leinart ARI

RB - Steven Jackson StL
RB - Brian Westbrook PHI
RB - Jerious Norwood ATL
RB - Warrick Dunn ATL

WR - Reggie Wayne IND
WR - T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN
WR - Darrell Jackson SF
WR - Mark Clayton BAL
WR - Issac Bruce StL

TE - Kellen Winslow CLE
TE - Owen Daniels HOU

K - Matt Stover BAL

D - Chicago

I know I shouldn't keep two TEs, but that is my weakest position. I think both have potential for a solid season, but I feel like I should keep both because I am not 100% sure who will emerge the better fantasy player.

I picked up Dunn on the wire for Matt Jones. I have enough depth at WR, and I'm nervous that Dunn may indeed be the starting back in Atlanta. I'd rather use a RB than a WR in the flex spot, as they're most likely going to put up higher numbers.

Anyone on the roster I should get rid of? The only decent players left are Matt Jones, Brandon Marshall, Green Bay D, Oakland D, Eddie Kennison, Joe Horn, and Vernand Morency.
Old 08-27-07, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rabbit77

With the #2 pick, how crazy would it be to draft Larry Johnson over Steven Jackson?

Insanely crazy, especially if its a ppr league.
Old 08-27-07, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by starman9000
I'd go for the "opposite" strategy if I were on the bottom of a 12 team league. Get one of the top tier WRs or Manning if he is available over a middle of the road RB who won't be that much better than a 36 pick RB.

You guys should really look at the points last season according to your scoring charts.

The difference between the top QBs vs the next 15-20 is not that great. While the difference between the top RB's and the next 15-20 RBs is much greater

IE, thats why people always say go RB's first. Because once you get past the first 10-15 RBs, it starts to look crappy, while you can still find a solid QB 10-15.
Old 08-27-07, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
guys i need help.... in a draft at my job i have the 4th pick... who should i get...

Keeper league?

I'd take Gore without knowing scoring/keeper etc.
Old 08-28-07, 10:29 AM
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So no sugar coating...how did I do? I had the #2 pick and this is my first FF draft. Our flex position is actually TE or WR so Iím thinking I may not play my tight end much (all of my WR have different bye weeks so I could always play a combo of three each week). I know I drafted two defenses and kickers but if my top 3 RB's all go down, I think my season will be over anyway, so I wanted to pick up a good bye week defense (Tenn will be playing Oakland that week). Thanks everyone.

12 team league:
QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE/WR Flex, K, DEF

QB: Romo, Lossman
RB: S. Jackson, Marion Barber, DeShaun Foster, A. Peterson (chi), Chris Brown
WR: Chad Johnson, Donald Driver, Deion Branch, Mushin Muhammad
TE/WR Flex: Vernon Davis
Def: Ravens
K: Robbie Gould

25 pass yds: 1
20 rec & rush yds: 1
Passing TD: 4
Rushing or Reception TD: 6
Field Goal: 3 pts, 4 if over 50 yds
No negative points
Bonus points for low points allowed
Old 08-28-07, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
You guys should really look at the points last season according to your scoring charts.

The difference between the top QBs vs the next 15-20 is not that great. While the difference between the top RB's and the next 15-20 RBs is much greater

IE, thats why people always say go RB's first. Because once you get past the first 10-15 RBs, it starts to look crappy, while you can still find a solid QB 10-15.
In my league the difference between the 8th RB and 25th is only like 30 points, where as the Difference between the top 2-3 QBs and even like the 8th is 100+ points. The same is true to a lesser extent with the WR position too.
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Do you think Phillip Rivers is worth an 8th round pick in a 12 team league? We have one player we can keep as our 8th round pick, but they had to be picked rounds 12 - 16 the year before. I have Rivers, and I'm not sure it it's worth it. It's nice going into a draft knowing you have a starter for a position though.

Also, anyone falling to the 12th round and beyond that would be good for a keeper next year? Any back-up RB's on a contract year that might be starting somewhere else next year?
Old 08-28-07, 01:19 PM
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Got mine coming up. I am pretty confident in what I will be picking (on what's available) for all postions except for DEF.

I usually pick them late but besides the obvious (or I think obvious) CHI and BALT does anyone know a list that looks pretty accurate or any thoughts that may be overlooked by others? The 2 above I am assuming will be gone by the time I ever pick but the majority should be still around. Thxs.
Old 08-28-07, 01:59 PM
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This is how I have the top 16 defenses ranked. CHI and BAL are the top two. Then NE and SD. After that I think they are hit or miss. I never draft a defense very high so I always miss out of the top two but you should be able to get something good later on. You could also play matchups if you wanted.

Baltimore
Chicago
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New England
San Diego
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Jacksonville
Pittsburgh
Dallas
Miami
Philadelphia
Minnesota
Denver
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Carolina
Seattle
New York Jets
Green Bay
Kansas City
Old 08-28-07, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson

Also, anyone falling to the 12th round and beyond that would be good for a keeper next year? Any back-up RB's on a contract year that might be starting somewhere else next year?
Michael Turner is the backup for LT in San Diego for one more year. He'll be a starter for someone next year and has looked great whenever he's played, but he won't get much time unless LT gets hurt.
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Originally Posted by Byron_T
This is how I have the top 16 defenses ranked. CHI and BAL are the top two. Then NE and SD. After that I think they are hit or miss. I never draft a defense very high so I always miss out of the top two but you should be able to get something good later on. You could also play matchups if you wanted.
Great - thanks. Yes - I will never draft a def high at all.
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Originally Posted by slappypete
Michael Turner is the backup for LT in San Diego for one more year. He'll be a starter for someone next year and has looked great whenever he's played, but he won't get much time unless LT gets hurt.

That would be a good one. But, looks like his ADP is 8.1, so he probably won't be there in the 12th round, when our keepers for next year start.
I guess whoever gets LT takes Turner as insurance.
Old 08-28-07, 04:34 PM
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I got this trade offered to me:
Jon Kitna, Donald Driver, Larry Johnson for...
Philip Rivers, Andre Johnson, LaDainian Tomlinson
Old 08-28-07, 04:41 PM
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Sounds like a good deal, take it. Kitna will score 90 TD's this year.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I got this trade offered to me:
Jon Kitna, Donald Driver, Larry Johnson for...
Philip Rivers, Andre Johnson, LaDainian Tomlinson
You'd be crazy to give up Tomlinson.
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Originally Posted by slappypete
Michael Turner is the backup for LT in San Diego for one more year. He'll be a starter for someone next year and has looked great whenever he's played, but he won't get much time unless LT gets hurt.
Turner got hurt in a preseason game. So you might be able to get him later, even though he probably won't play.
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Alright here is my team. Are there any upgrades I should make?


QB - Bulger, Hasselbeck
RB - Alexander, Rudi Johnson, McGahee, McAllister
WR - Driver, Darrell Jackson, Horn, Glenn
TE - Crumpler, Heap
Def - Miami
K - Stover
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Originally Posted by Nagheenanajar
Alright here is my team. Are there any upgrades I should make?


QB - Bulger, Hasselbeck
RB - Alexander, Rudi Johnson, McGahee, McAllister
WR - Driver, Darrell Jackson, Horn, Glenn
TE - Crumpler, Heap
Def - Miami
K - Stover
How many teams are in this league? I am curious how you got 2 of the top 8 RB's, 2 good QB's and 2 top tight ends. I guess your receivers leave a little to be disired but overall it should be a descent team.

By the way, your sig is linked to the old DVDAF.
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Originally Posted by Byron_T
How many teams are in this league? I am curious how you got 2 of the top 8 RB's, 2 good QB's and 2 top tight ends. I guess your receivers leave a little to be disired but overall it should be a descent team.
I'm guessing that it is a 6 team league.
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Originally Posted by Nagheenanajar
Alright here is my team. Are there any upgrades I should make?


QB - Bulger, Hasselbeck
RB - Alexander, Rudi Johnson, McGahee, McAllister
WR - Driver, Darrell Jackson, Horn, Glenn
TE - Crumpler, Heap
Def - Miami
K - Stover
Wow, that's gotta be a small league (or you have a lot of keepers). Even the receiver corp is decent, considering you have four potential starting RBs. What's on the waiver wire?

With my 12/13 picks in a twelve team league, I went with RB/RB in Bush and Travis Henry. Everything was going ok until I just couldn't pass up Gates in the 4th, which led to a below average receiving corps. Here's my lineup:

QB: Kitna, Leinart
RB: Bush, Henry, Deangelo Williams, LenDale White, Maurice Morris
WR: Boldin, Reggie Brown, Santonio Holmes, Brandon Jones, Ernest Wilford
TE: Gates, LJ Smith
Def: Denver
K: Mare

I didn't reallly want to take LJ Smith, or get stuck with Brandon Jones, Maurice Morris, or Ernest Wilford, but there was a serious run on Wide Receivers early and even the sleepers on my draft board were gone. Any deep, deep sleepers that might still be available in a 12 team, 16 man roster league?

Also note that I am a USC homer, but did not plan on reuniting the 2004 USC team...

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