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HuttoKarl

Veteran
I would disagree with this statement. All the players I have on the bench will probably never see the field so if we stay the way we are my players will stay as is, I see no point in even trying to rotate players.

I think the advantage with slightly smaller rosters is the fact that your bench matters and there does require some forethought on match-ups each week.

Just my .02.
All the players on my bench will likely see the field. It's because I drafted players while people were snagging DST's, K's and TE's all early and waited on them until my lineup and bench was filled. It's draft strategy and a lot of owners didn't use it.

I fully admit that there are far too many flex options...I don't think it'd hurt to have a RB/WR/TE flex spot or two. I do really like the 2 QB lineup requirement as well. There would be more than enough players to start on a weekly basis for everyone provided they don't draft unwisely. With the current format, I saw that QB's would be at a premium and went ahead and stocked up.
 

Texas T

Veteran
All the players on my bench will likely see the field. It's because I drafted players while people were snagging DST's, K's and TE's all early and waited on them until my lineup and bench was filled. It's draft strategy and a lot of owners didn't use it.

I fully admit that there are far too many flex options...I don't think it'd hurt to have a RB/WR/TE flex spot or two. I do really like the 2 QB lineup requirement as well. There would be more than enough players to start on a weekly basis for everyone provided they don't draft unwisely. With the current format, I saw that QB's would be at a premium and went ahead and stocked up.
I get where you're coming from, I drafted three starting QBs for the same reason. 2 QBs is not really my biggest gripe it was the amount of flex positions and total positions on the team. It was really a lot and I really think the majority of us got a group of #3 RBs and #4 WRs...doesn't do much for strategy, again just my opinion. I've never played with this many positions and I can't and won't say how it would ultimately end up-I'm just guessing and I'm thinking I would have no need to pay a whole lot of attention to this team. I would rather play the strategy game and have a need to rotate players based on match ups and work to win.
 

ccdude730

Veteran
In regards to the 2 QBs... I am gonna come out and say - I really, really do not like it. If you are required to carry 2 QBs, you are essentially required to carry a third to be the swing guy when there is a bye week. If everyone in our 12-team league drafted 3 starting QBs, that is 36. Not possible. And it takes some of the fun out of it when you have no starting FA QBs. I like my flexibility with A. Rogers and K. Kolb, but I have no 3rd QB, and I had no intention of starting a 3rd until I found out what Q/R/W/T meant and that they were starters. I have never played in a league that had so many starters.

And Karl, there isnt one uniform strategy for drafting in fantasy football. I am pretty sure my options for Defense is stronger than yours, but that was a choice I made. Maybe my defense can make up what points you get from your flex positions.

Ultimately, I will go with what the rest of the league decides as far as a re-draft is concerned.
 

Texas T

Veteran
Did anyone get an e-mail that a new draft has been scheduled??

I was just perusing my teams and saw that there is a new draft. The roster size has changed but still lots o'flex positions.

I'll be on autodraft because it doesn't start until 10:30 p.m. EST.

Good luck to everyone!!

**Edit**I just got the e-mail!!
 

IBleedTexans

Superbowl Bound
Sorry but can i withdraw and give someone else my position? Theres just to many slots and i'll lose interest really quick . Sorry for the inconveinance .....
 

ccdude730

Veteran
I'm not feeling the changes that were made to the starting lineups either. The flex positions are still a bit too much.
 

JCTexan

Hall of Fame
It looks like it was changed again. It's now set to:

QB
WR
WR
WR
RB
RB
TE
WR/RB
WR/TE
K/ST

It looks way better to me.
 

ccdude730

Veteran
Ay, chihuahua! That was fast. I like that lineup much more than the previous ones. Good luck to everyone, except when you are playing me.

:spin:
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
Now here's the thing....there are 6 bench spots, but with that extra flex position, it might have to be increased to 8. If we don't have WR/TE position, 6 would be cool.
 

JCTexan

Hall of Fame
Now here's the thing....there are 6 bench spots, but with that extra flex position, it might have to be increased to 8. If we don't have WR/TE position, 6 would be cool.
Six should be fine regardless. That leaves room for a QB, WR, RB, TE, Kicker & a defense if you so desire. You don't need three RB's or WR's on your bench just because that many are starting.
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
Six should be fine regardless. That leaves room for a QB, WR, RB, TE, Kicker & a defense if you so desire. You don't need three RB's or WR's on your bench just because that many are starting.
You mentioned the 6 bench spots for QB, WR, RB, TE, Kicker & a defense. Say your starting WR and RB are on bye. Then you take off the WR/TE and WR/RB slots to fill the starting WR and RB. What is then being used to replace the WR/RB or WR/TE slots? You can use the TE on the bench, but what about the other one?

Situations like the above and many more can be resolved with 2 more bench spots.
 

JCTexan

Hall of Fame
You mentioned the 6 bench spots for QB, WR, RB, TE, Kicker & a defense. Say your starting WR and RB are on bye. Then you take off the WR/TE and WR/RB slots to fill the starting WR and RB. What is then being used to replace the WR/RB or WR/TE slots? You can use the TE on the bench, but what about the other one?

Situations like the above and many more can be resolved with 2 more bench spots.
If your starting WR & RB are on a bye you replace them with your backup WR & RB. You know, the guy on the bench in the first place?
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
Gary wanted me to post the final positions for the re-draft tomorrow at 9:30 CST. If you can't make it, pre-rank! Good luck to everyone!

QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/T, W/R, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
 

JCTexan

Hall of Fame
I came out pretty well. How about you guys?
I came out good in the draft at every position except WR. I drafted six of them to try to make up for it though. I have Matt Ryan & Joe Flacco at QB, Jamaal Charles, Michael Turner, Matt Forte & Fred Jackson at RB, Owen Daniels & Vernon Davis at TE, but the WR corp of Brandon Marshall, Braylon Edwards, A.J. Green & Robert Meachem doesn't have me too pleased there.

Just looked at the league site & they deem the best draft to Texas T.
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
Meh for me.

I was able to catch the 2nd half of the draft, but by that time, it was too late for me to save the team. Not the way I wanted the team, but gotta roll with it.
 

Texas T

Veteran
I came out good in the draft at every position except WR. I drafted six of them to try to make up for it though. I have Matt Ryan & Joe Flacco at QB, Jamaal Charles, Michael Turner, Matt Forte & Fred Jackson at RB, Owen Daniels & Vernon Davis at TE, but the WR corp of Brandon Marshall, Braylon Edwards, A.J. Green & Robert Meachem doesn't have me too pleased there.

Just looked at the league site & they deem the best draft to Texas T.
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised-especially since I wasn't there. Actually I still don't have internet in my house so I'm at the local Dunkin' Donuts. Both me and my son have drafts right now...

I'm happy-good luck to everyone!!
 

HuttoKarl

Veteran
I've updated my trading block...I have a few spare RB's and could use a WR and another TE.

From personal experience...Yahoo autodrafts will fill out your starting lineup before going for backup players. I usually go through the predraft rankings and eliminate all of the K, DST and most of the TE's in order to accumulate RB's and WR's, then determine which ones are cuttable for a Waiver DST and a Kicker.

This time it gave me a very nice RB crop, but I don't feel I got the WR depth I normally do. Sooo...if you're feeling ansty about your RB's, let RoundRockKarl know.
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
Lovely! I don't log on during weekends and it appears I missed it again. Eh well, good luck to everyone. I reckon I'll be the league's gimme win lol
 

HuttoKarl

Veteran
Lovely! I don't log on during weekends and it appears I missed it again. Eh well, good luck to everyone. I reckon I'll be the league's gimme win lol
Hopefully you got a QB this time around. (c:

If you need to make some trades, holler...I have a few RB's available and am looking for some WR/TE depth.
 

HuttoKarl

Veteran
HOU-TEX...I worry about your prerankings...seems you had Hightower on your list as your number 1 player twice now.
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
HOU-TEX...I worry about your prerankings...seems you had Hightower on your list as your number 1 player twice now.
The pre-rankings are bull butter. They don't work. I'm not sure what they did after the draft was reset, but they didn't work at all in the other league.
 

Texas T

Veteran
The pre-rankings are bull butter. They don't work. I'm not sure what they did after the draft was reset, but they didn't work at all in the other league.
They worked great for me. I was really concerned after seeing your last two drafts. My only downfall was that it gave me the Forehead and I had exempted him...
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
They worked great for me. I was really concerned after seeing your last two drafts. My only downfall was that it gave me the Forehead and I had exempted him...
I even made sure I hit submit after each 25 in the draft for the other league. I can't say for sure on this one. It might've reset when the re-draft took place. I rarely come around here on weekends
 

Texas T

Veteran
Damn this week sucked for the Texas T teams. None of my players had a good week...oh well at least this isn't the only week of the season.
 

TexanSam

Hall of Fame
Looks like I'm gonna lose in all 3 league's I'm in. Currently winning in the TexansTalk league but my opponent has a couple players playing today while all mine are finished. In another league the guy I was playing started both Stafford and Ben Tate who absolutely dominated.
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
Looks like I'm gonna lose in all 3 league's I'm in. Currently winning in the TexansTalk league but my opponent has a couple players playing today while all mine are finished. In another league the guy I was playing started both Stafford and Ben Tate who absolutely dominated.
Already giving up? :vincepalm:
 

axman40

Hall of Fame
Looks like I'm gonna lose in all 3 league's I'm in. Currently winning in the TexansTalk league but my opponent has a couple players playing today while all mine are finished. In another league the guy I was playing started both Stafford and Ben Tate who absolutely dominated.
I need 7.2 points from McFaddin,Bush or Gostkowski for the win. I like my chances.
:boogie:
 

gary

Hall of Fame
I am going for two wins in a row in both of the leagues that I am in. In one league I have Sidney Rice and he did not even play last week but he should play on Sunday.
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
I am going for two wins in a row in both of the leagues that I am in. In one league I have Sidney Rice and he did not even play last week but he should play on Sunday.
I'm 0-3 in three league's. I really screwed the pooch this year. Oh well, I'll play them out and see what happens.

Good luck with your teams, bud
 

gary

Hall of Fame
I have picked up LT, Jordy Nelson, Devon Hester, Robert Mechome, and David Akers all on the waiver wire between both leagues while they are not all in the same league I was still very surprised.
 


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