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Discussion in 'RCF Fantasy League' started by ohiorulez, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. ohiorulez

    ohiorulez Situational Stopper

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    8 team league.. roster is QB RB RB WR WR TE FLEX DB DL LB -- 8 bench -- 2IR
    Would like advice on how my picks went-what guys I should be wary off--I actually take this advice(I suck at FF)

    6 Tom Brady, NE QB
    11 Ryan Mathews, SD RB
    22 Jimmy Graham, NO TE
    27 Trent Richardson, Cle RB
    38 Steve Smith, Car WR
    43 Miles Austin, Dal WR
    54 Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG DE
    59 Eric Decker, Den WR
    70 Antonio Brown, Pit WR
    75 Derrick Johnson, KC LB
    86 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cin RB
    91 Tim Tebow, NYJ QB:thumbdown(Someone got on my computer while I was away for a minute and picked Tebow before I could do anything)
    102 Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
    107 Shonn Greene, NYJ RB
    118 Eric Weddle, SD S
    123 Sean Lee, Dal LB
    134 Calais Campbell, Ari DE
    139 LaRon Landry, NYJ S

    After the unfortunate Tebow pick, I dropped Tebow and picked up Mendenhall (moved to IR) then picked up Britt (moved to IR) and finally somehow picked up Jay Cutler.
    So what guys were horrible picks and what guys will actually do good this year? I went almost fully off the projected stats btw..

    EDIT: Not for money-Im too bad at this to risk any money :chuckles:
     
  2. dano_24_26

    dano_24_26 Sixth Man

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    I hope this isn't for money

    Only pick I like is Brady and I think you still took him a little high. 8 team league.....D. Thomas at 102 was nice though. I like Eric Decker at 59 too
     
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  3. Randolphkeys

    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member

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    I'm amazed Trent Richardson lasted until #27. Defensive stats can be harder to predict this early, so keep one eye open during the preseason.
     
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    cavsfan1985 ^ kind of a big deal!

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    It looks like a good team. Hard to tell with out seeing what players were available. But, it seems TE was taken to high. Instead of a TE I would have taken another RB for the flex. The flex spot is more valuable the a good TE. Other then that a good draft. I am not familiar enough with def leagues.
     
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    The only TE I would take in the third round is Gronk.

    I have to assume Rodgers and Brees were gone at 6? Even with all the NO hoopla Brees has way more receiving weapons than Brady.

    How Mathews lasted till 11 is kind of amazing. I think a lot of people are undervaluing his potential. With Talbert gone he is going to get a lot of goal line looks in addition to being an every down back.

    The Steve Smith pick is an atrocity. Carolina blows and I think you fell into the trap of drafting someone on past acomplshments.
     
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  6. ohiorulez

    ohiorulez Situational Stopper

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    Also I was looking at the waiver wire, and found Charles Tillman undrafted.. I saw that he was the #1 ranked DB last year, but his this year projections are kinda low... Anyhow I decided to drop LaRon Landry and Pick up Tillman.. Whats wrong with Tillman? Why do the "pundits" think he isnt going to be very good this year? What am I missing?
     
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    I might have taken McCoy over brady... but im not sure the point system. I doubt its PPR, and I honestly think last years stats for McCoy were the exception and not the rule. Mathews in the second round was a good consolation prize.

    Antonio Brown will probably be a good late round steal depending on what Mike Wallace does. Brown got a payday and Wallace didn't, so there is a chance he could sit out the season, but I doubt it.
     
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  8. FiveThous

    FiveThous Redeux

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    The Brady pick is the only pick I like, other than that this team is pretty bad for an 8 team league.
     
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  9. CHEECHREBORN

    CHEECHREBORN Big Sexy

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    Picking Brady is a smart pick. From Matthew Berry's Draft Day Manifesto:

    If you look at the running backs that were drafted in the top 20.. there were 39 running backs drafted outside of that top 20 who had multiple weeks as top 20 point scorers among running backs (Lynch and Sproles were top 20 in points for 10 weeks, Fred Jackson and Reggie Bush had 9 weeks, etc.)

    Having a top QB means you don't need to keep a backup QB on your bench which allows for another bench spot for a running back.

    I also really like the Graham pick.

    Berry on drafting Gronk and Graham early:

    I really like your receiving core. I think Steve Smith and Miles Austin will be dependable. Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas are two guys that will put up big numbers. That's assuming that Ben has learned Todd Haley's new offense and that Peyton stays healthy. Personally, I think Antonio Brown is a better WR than Mike Wallace. He may not be as fast on a go-route but he's a a better route runner with pretty reliable hands.

    I'm doing my first IDP league this year so I don't have much to offer on that front, but I think it would be helpful to drop a few of those guys and take a flier on some running backs. But before you do that, look and see how many points you should expect to get from an average defensive player and from and average running back. Make decisions based on that (i.e. if you have a top defensive player who is likely going to outscore the running back you're going to pickup.. don't do that transaction).

    Also, depending on what the waivers and free agent settings are.. you can win your league just by watching games on Sunday. If you see a WR getting a lot of targets and/or making big plays.. Go pick him up. If you see a running back getting a bulk of the carries. Go pick him up. If you see a top HB in a run heavy offense get injured.. Go pick up his backup.
     
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  10. Bob_The_Cat

    Bob_The_Cat Sixth Man

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    Honestly, that team is kind of atrocious, especially for an 8 team league. Brady and Graham are the only two guys that are considered elite at their position. That being said, it remains to be seen if the Sean Payton suspension will have an effect on the offense, and in turn on Graham.

    Biggest hole is definitely at WR. Smith's getting up there in years and Austin's really inconsistant and injury prone. Decker is solid and same with Brown, though the Wallace situation could see him getting more balls but also more coverage. Honestly, the biggest steal of this draft was Demaryius Thomas. I have absolutely no idea how he lasted until 102. With Manning coming into Denver, he could wind up being the best WR on your team. When was the last time a #1 WR from a Manning lead team went that low? Never? You do have some nice depth at RB though.

    Biggest thing for you will be watching the WW for WRs. Unless you're required to have 2 defensive players at each position on your team, I'd only carry one of each and use the other spots for WR and RB. There's no reason to have a 2nd DE or LB when you have two studs in JPP and Derrick Johnson. You're never going to bench those guys, and even if they get injured or have a bye you can just dump a weak player from your bench and pick up a defensive player off waivers.

    Who are some guys still left on waivers, particularly at WR and RB?
     
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  11. ohiorulez

    ohiorulez Situational Stopper

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    Only required 1 LB/DL/DB

    Guys left on waivers..

    WR: Laurent Robinson Jac, Nate Washington Ten, Denarius Moore Oak, Darrius Heyward-Bey Oak, Reggie Wayne Ind, Lance Moore NO, Santonio Holmes NYJ

    RB: Donald Brown Ind, Michael Bush Chi, Mike Tolbert Car, Pierre Thomas NO, Toby Gerhart Min, James Starks GB, Daniel Thomas Mia

    Gerhart intrigues me...
     
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    I'd pick up Reggie Wayne. I think he's still gonna be solid. He was always my first WR drafted for like 3 years in a row, dude is consistent
     
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    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member

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    I'd say making roster moves in July is just an exercise in over-thinking your roster I'd wait for the preseason to even begin worrying about the last position on your roster.
     
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    The real question, why have the draft now? Never understood pre preseason drafts.
     
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    Pretty brutal for an 8 team league. If you hadn't put that in about Tebow I wouldn't have doubted that you actually took him. Sorry. Hopefully you get in another league where you have a better shot to compete.

    Then again...you never know and the stars may align for you.
     
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    ohiorulez Situational Stopper

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    BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Steve Smith for Matt Forte? Do I do this?
     
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    Randolphkeys Admittedly Pompous Staff Member

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    It depends on how your league is scored. Are you a point per reception league? If so, Forte's receptions are going to make that deal worth it for you. Forte is supposed to be losing his goal line work to Micheal Bush, so you have to take lower touchdown opportunities into consideration as well. BG&E is going to be doing Cedric Benson things on that Bengals roster - he's the only running back worth a crap on the roster.
     
  18. ohiorulez

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    no.. its scored 1 point for every 10 yards rushing/receiving...

    I don't feel like I will use BenJarvus much with Richardson and Matthews on the roster... he would only be a bye week filler..
    But I will try an look for a better deal..

    EDIT: New offer is Steve Smith, Rashard Mendenhall and Kenny Britt for Forte... Yay or nay? Im doing this.
     
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    I'd say this offer is worse than the first.
     
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    mendenhall is out for at least the first month no?
     

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