FF Draft Suggestions?

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  1. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Soooooo, in one of my leagues, I recently got my draft order. It's a CBS 12 team league using normal scoring. All TD's are worth 6, 1 point per 10 rush/rec yd, 1 point per 25 passing yards, etc. No PPR :(

    I got the 3rd pick in the draft, and I know that the first two picks will be Chris Johnson followed by Drew Brees.

    So who should I take?

    I'm leaning towards Andre Johnson, just cause I like to have him and root for him every game, but I know this league is heavy on QB points, so maybe Peyton would be a good pick.

    Suggestions, ideas? Who are your top 10-20 picks in order right now?
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    If you want AJ, I would say draft him. Pick up Rodgers are Schaub or Cutler with your second.

    Do you have espn insider? If so, go look at Matt Berry's draft manifesto.
     
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    When it comes to fantasy football, if you're serious about winning, you need to draft with your head and not your heart. In your scoring rules (no ppr), receivers are weak. You should be considering Peyton or Adrian Peterson. Personally, I'd go Peterson, and hopefully Rodgers or even Schaub is still there in the 2nd. If you really really must have AJ, and if your league allows it, try trading down.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Yeah, I just read that, and he makes a lot of good points. Thanks!

    For this league, it's just for fun. No money for the winner, but you get your name on a huge football trophy that resembles the Lombardi trophy and you get to keep it on your desk so long as you are the reining champion. If you get dead last, you get a trophy with a toilet on top of a wooden block with your name on it :D
     
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    If AD is sitting there at the 3rd pick you would be crazy not to pick him IMO. There are basically 3 elite RB's in the league (AD, MJD, and Chris Johnson) and CJ has only done it once. On the other hand there are a bunch of good QB's, Manning, Brees, Rogers, Brady, Schaub, Rivers, Favre (I could see any of these guys leading their position in points). Plus you have a lot of decent tier 2 guys like Romo, Mcnabb, Cutler, Eli Manning, or even Kolb.

    That's 12 QB's that I would feel comfortable starting for my team. I would grab the best of the big 3 backs in round one then see how many QB's come off the board by your next pick. If you still have one of your top rated QB's sitting there, then grab him. If every team grabs a QB with one of their first 2 picks then I would stockpile RB's and WR's and grab my signal caller in the 6th or seventh.
     
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    Don't draft division rivals or players on teams that you really hate. It's suicide all year trying to deal with pulling for people for fantasy purposes and hoping that team can still lose. But i drafted CJ and Peyton in two seperate drafts this year so i am a hypocrite.
     
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    I've gotta really disagree with this line of thinking, for the same reason you don't overvalue players on "your" team. For one thing, taking all Colts out of play is pretty much FF suicide.

    Draft who you believe will get you the most points - screw who they play for.
     
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    Exactly right. I just watch to make sure I don't get too many players that share a bye week.
     


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    In any league where all TD's are worth 6 points I suggest you take a QB in the top 8. Brees, Schaub, Manning, Rodgers, Maybe Brady.
     
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    AJ will go first round. LOCK. I doubt Rodgers or Schaub are around at the bottom of the 2nd.
     
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    My post was very tongue-in-cheek, i guess no one caught it. I pick players on division rivals nearly every year, and although i win, i hate myself for doing it. That's the point i was trying to make.
     
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    In my draft yesterday i got Schaub in the 4th.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    This is now my thinking. Looking at the top 10 scorers in the league last year, 13 of the top 16 scorers were QBs, and the 3 RBs that fill out the top 16 are CJ, AP and MJD @ 16. Rodgers was #1, then Brees, Farve and Manning. So I think I will go with Aaron Rodgers because the Packers are my favorite NFC team and he will do wonders win an improved O-line. Just hope they don't go for more running plays...

    Second round I will try to get a great RB or WR, but it will all depend on how the other 17 picks go in between.
     
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    I get where you're coming from, but the difference between the top 3 QB's total last year, and the 10-12 QB's is about 100 points on the season in this league. QB is the most important position, followed by RB, then WR. Rodgers was very consistent last year, and I think he's ready to do it again. I can probably get him and a top WR or RB at the end of the 2nd.
     
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    I would seriously consider taking AP if he were there and a QB in the 2nd. Look at the point differential between the top 3 rb's and the next level, and then look at the differential of the QB's. I think you can still get one of the top 10 QB in the second.
     
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    Last year I actually drafted so that 6 of my starters all shared the same bye week. I basically threw week 4, and won most of the games but missed the playoffs by 1 :( So that strategy kinda worked...
     
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    Is your league also 6 points for a passing TD?
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Ok, just did some mock drafts and wow, all the good RBs are off the board in the first two rounds. Even Brady, Romo, Favre and Schaub all made it to the picks 32 and later in both mocks. So yeah, RB it is...


    CJ will likely be #1, Brees #2 because that guy is a huge Saints fan. So, Adrian Peterson or MJD?
     
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    AP all day
     
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    If you are going to wait until round 2 for a QB, then I would go with Andre Johnson. If you would rather take a RB, then go Peterson.

    FYI I would consider taking Ray Rice before I took MJD. Just me talkin.
     

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