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Old 08-05-2007   #1
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I just completed my first FFB draft of the season and wanted to hear yalls thoughts. League is a standard league with usual configerations.
(1 qb, 3 wr, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D)
here is my team;

QBs: Drew Brees, Phillp Rivers, Matt Schaub
WRs: AJ, Calvin Johnson, Galloway, Devin Hester
RBs: LT, M. Jones-Drew, Ahman Green, Vernand Morency, Kevin Jones
TE: Heath Miller
K: Jason Elam
D: Pitt
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I am not overly experienced myself since I just started playing last year but it looks like an excellent draft. From my experience last year I would get rid of Vernand Morency unless you have major bye week conflicts with your RB corp. Even then, you could probably pick up someone for a week if you need to. Get rid of Morency and get another WR.
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I am not overly experienced myself since I just started playing last year but it looks like an excellent draft. From my experience last year I would get rid of Vernand Morency unless you have major bye week conflicts with your RB corp. Even then, you could probably pick up someone for a week if you need to. Get rid of Morency and get another WR.
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Thanks for the assessment!
Yeah, the plan was to load up on extra backs and use them as possible trade bait. The initial plan was to have LT and M Jones Drew as my starters and use Green as my bye week replacement/injuryt replacement. I figured I could use Kevin Jones and Morency as trade bait as both are their teams starters.
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How many teams in your league? I'd say you have a solid to excellent team for a 12 team league, but probably average for 10 or even 8 teams...
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How many teams in your league? I'd say you have a solid to excellent team for a 12 team league, but probably average for 10 or even 8 teams...
12 teams in yahoo. I saw some really bizzare draft strategy. For example, Steve Smith and Carson Palmer were taken in the first round, and TO was the first pick of the second round.
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12 teams in yahoo. I saw some really bizzare draft strategy. For example, Steve Smith and Carson Palmer were taken in the first round, and TO was the first pick of the second round.
I'm not big into fantasy football but why not take Palmer or Smith in the first round?
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Default Re: My First FFB Team of the season

It looks like you have a solid team. LT alone can win it for you.

I started a yahoo league which is having a live draft on September 3rd. It's going to have individual defensive players too. I tried to make it as close to real football as possible with roster spots and scoring.

Join up if you're interested.

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/profoosball

I don't know if it's okay to plug my league here or not, but if it's not okay, I'm sorry.
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I am not sure if I am in the right forum. If not, mods please feel free to move it.

I just completed my first FFB draft of the season and wanted to hear yalls thoughts. League is a standard league with usual configerations.
(1 qb, 3 wr, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 D)
here is my team;

QBs: Drew Brees, Phillp Rivers, Matt Schaub
WRs: AJ, Calvin Johnson, Galloway, Devin Hester
RBs: LT, M. Jones-Drew, Ahman Green, Vernand Morency, Kevin Jones
TE: Heath Miller
K: Jason Elam
D: Pitt
I'm assuming you are looking for feedback, since you posted. In short: solid, solid team. Your success begins at RB. LT, Drew, and Green. Personally, if Brandon Jackson if still on your waiver wire, you may want to drop Kev Jones and pick up Jackson to handcuff Morency.

QB. Set.
TE, K, D --- unless you are talking CHI or BAL, or Gates, it does not matter.

About the only weakness I see is WR. I doubt Hester sees any more than 3-5 plays at WR/game. That's plays. Not touches. I base this solely on what I have seen for other both-side-of-the-ball players, and readily acknowledge that Hester is a supreme talent. That said, that's an awfully expensive fantasy roster slot. Who's on the WR waiver wire? Nice roll of the dice on C Johnson.

Good luck. Congrats. Nice team.

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I'm not big into fantasy football but why not take Palmer or Smith in the first round?
A couple of reasons.

1. Opportunity cost. The theory says that the premium placed on limited top-tier RB talent outweighs that at WR, or even QB (yes, even Peyton). To prove this to yourself, try a couple of free mock drafts online -- The Sporting News is a good way to go. Takes about 15-20 minutes per total mock draft. Pick Peyton in round 1 in one of them, and then try to solve your RB problem. In the other pick a top-notch RB in round 1, and do whatever it is you do the rest of way. Compare the teams.

Personally, I subscribe to this theory. I'd rather have 2 solid RBs than a solid RB and then a WR. Check out the EA Sports Texans Fantasy Football Draft thread over in the Texans Tailgate, to see our current fantasy draft. Look at Hutto Karl's 1st 2 round draft choices -- Rudi Johnson and then Willie Parker. Then look at the rest of his team thus far. It kinda proves the point about going RB early. His team is stacked. (HK- if you are reading, I'm still going to give you a good ol' fashioned country whuppin'.)

2. Now, all of that said, point #1 is diminished somewhat if QB TD's count the same as that of position players. ie, 6 points. Then, you may want to think about a QB in round 2. IMHO

I guess I'd like to close with this thought: everyone has their own ideas about what makes a great fantasy football draft strategy. It's what sells the mags, I suppose. Anyway, these are simply my thoughts, and I make no pretense that these are the end-all, be-all to draft strategy. However, my strategy has served me well over the years.

Anyway, I love fantasy football. Great fun, especially if you have a great crew of smashmouth trash-talking guys (and gals). Good luck.

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