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08-09-2008, 06:48 PM
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I might miss the draft due to Banff being 1 hour from me tomorrow but I'll take whatever the computer picks for me.
Pre-rank your players, or you may end up with a messed up roster. With such a big league you need to make sure you get yourself two semi-capable (ideally starting) QB's, I'm not sure how Yahoo's auto draft works but with others you can end up with 12 RB's and no other roster players if that's how it falls.

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I'm generally really good at fantasy sports but the NFL is one league where my knowledge is somewhat limited. I know most of the players but I definitely don't have a clue in regards to drafting strategy. Oh well, it should be fun!

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Pre-rank your players, or you may end up with a messed up roster. With such a big league you need to make sure you get yourself two semi-capable (ideally starting) QB's, I'm not sure how Yahoo's auto draft works but with others you can end up with 12 RB's and no other roster players if that's how it falls.
It won't be so bad with 16 teams, 3 rounds and all the starting RB's will be gone.

I usually draft by position anyway and I was going to do best player available for this league for a change up. And I haven't done much research this year yet.

edit: and I am hoping for a late draft spot, 10-12 is perfect.

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08-09-2008, 07:23 PM
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I'm generally really good at fantasy sports but the NFL is one league where my knowledge is somewhat limited. I know most of the players but I definitely don't have a clue in regards to drafting strategy. Oh well, it should be fun!
Join the club! I am following a creative drafting strategy into the draft though, so hopefully it works out. Mind you, I try to do that in baseball, and then all goes to hell after the first round. In the baseball draft I did this year, I ended up with nine starters out of the draft. But in the end, that turned into a really effective strategy to keep in mind for the future.

The one thing I really don't know is when to take a team for defense. I know what team I want, but I don't know how long they'll be around. Plus, with 16 teams, I guess I will be selecting players I've never heard of before, so that'll be tough. But yes, it will be fun.

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08-09-2008, 07:28 PM
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Join the club! I am following a creative drafting strategy into the draft though, so hopefully it works out. Mind you, I try to do that in baseball, and then all goes to hell after the first round. In the baseball draft I did this year, I ended up with nine starters out of the draft. But in the end, that turned into a really effective strategy to keep in mind for the future.

The one thing I really don't know is when to take a team for defense. I know what team I want, but I don't know how long they'll be around. Plus, with 16 teams, I guess I will be selecting players I've never heard of before, so that'll be tough. But yes, it will be fun.
Bleh, I picked Carlos Quentin in all three of my baseball drafts and then dropped him after a few weeks as he had a slow start. Fast forward a few months and he's leading the bloody league in HRs.

does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along? Just based on checking out the numbers, it seems as though grabbing two running backs early could be important.

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Bleh, I picked Carlos Quentin in all three of my baseball drafts and then dropped him after a few weeks as he had a slow start. Fast forward a few months and he's leading the bloody league in HRs.

does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along? Just based on checking out the numbers, it seems as though grabbing two running backs early could be important.
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Bleh, I picked Carlos Quentin in all three of my baseball drafts and then dropped him after a few weeks as he had a slow start. Fast forward a few months and he's leading the bloody league in HRs.

does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along? Just based on checking out the numbers, it seems as though grabbing two running backs early could be important.
I had Quentin too, for about a week. Dropped him because he was cold for that week. However I did trade for Doumit and Crawford early, giving up Victor Martinez, so I think my moves have evened out over the course of the season. (I picked Ortiz first, but also picked up Volquez etc.)

Personally, in a ten team draft, I feel that running backs are overrated. So many of them should be good for 120 - 160 points, whereas QBs score more and the top scorers are more scarce. With 16 picks per round, I can see how grabbing RBs early is important though.

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Bleh, I picked Carlos Quentin in all three of my baseball drafts and then dropped him after a few weeks as he had a slow start. Fast forward a few months and he's leading the bloody league in HRs.

does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along? Just based on checking out the numbers, it seems as though grabbing two running backs early could be important.
I think the myth of the RB being the most important player is slowly being dispelled. QBs are routinely the highest scoring group in a season and I'm sure this year will be no different. Don't be stuck on picking an RB for your first pick like most people insist you should. I recently did a draft and I pick Brady 3rd overall. I've only been doing NFL fantasy for two seasons but I've won over half of the pools I've entered on ESPN.

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Aww full already. Damn my not checking the forums for 2 days

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I think the myth of the RB being the most important player is slowly being dispelled. QBs are routinely the highest scoring group in a season and I'm sure this year will be no different. Don't be stuck on picking an RB for your first pick like most people insist you should. I recently did a draft and I pick Brady 3rd overall. I've only been doing NFL fantasy for two seasons but I've won over half of the pools I've entered on ESPN.
Even a few WR are now out-producing RB, and they figure in about the same range between the elite and the bottom of the barrel.

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Aww full already. Damn my not checking the forums for 2 days
It sounds like there's going to be a few more popping up, so keep an eye on this thread.

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Out of curiousity. What would you guys prefer for a yahoo fantasy hockey league. Point scoring or Head to Head scoring?

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does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along?
Never have anything to do with the Jets, unless you absolutley have to.

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Out of curiousity. What would you guys prefer for a yahoo fantasy hockey league. Point scoring or Head to Head scoring?
I actually prefer NHL.com for hockey pools. It's done by weekly lineup changes rather than every day like yahoo which I don't have the time or patience for so I end up losing badly after about a month. But apparently ESPN is making their hockey pools free this year so I might wait to check that out.
Anyways, head to head is what I prefer because it means that someone is much less likely to gain an insurmountable lead.

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Never have anything to do with the Jets, unless you absolutley have to.

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I think if Thomas Jones is still available in the 12-14 spot you have to take him. With an improved passing game he shoudl be having a great season.

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I actually prefer NHL.com for hockey pools. It's done by weekly lineup changes rather than every day like yahoo which I don't have the time or patience for so I end up losing badly after about a month. But apparently ESPN is making their hockey pools free this year so I might wait to check that out.
Anyways, head to head is what I prefer because it means that someone is much less likely to gain an insurmountable lead.
You can do weekly even in yahoo....

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does anyone have any general drafting tips to pass along? Just based on checking out the numbers, it seems as though grabbing two running backs early could be important.
Yes. 2 backs in the first 2 rounds along with a top wideout in the 3rd will work wonders. There's always a really underrated QB who will be lying around in the 4th.

Oh, and don't take a defense too early. I think someone took the Ravens in the 5th-6th round last year.

And I bet you guys are still mocking me for taking the Chargers' D. Too bad they were the best fantasy defense last year like I said.

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You can do weekly even in yahoo....
I didn't know that but that's good to hear.

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Yes. 2 backs in the first 2 rounds along with a top wideout in the 3rd will work wonders. There's always a really underrated QB who will be lying around in the 4th.

Oh, and don't take a defense too early. I think someone took the Ravens in the 5th-6th round last year.

And I bet you guys are still mocking me for taking the Chargers' D. Too bad they were the best fantasy defense last year like I said.
If Tom Brady is available at 3 you should take him. The guy dominated the fantasy leagues last year.
Take the best player available round one, the next best available in round 2 that isn't the same position as round one, and make sure by round 4 you have at least 1QB, and 1 or 2 RBs or WRs.
Oh and don't pick a K until the last or second last round. There's always a couple of surprises in that area around the 3rd week of the season that you should be able to pick off waivers if yours isn't working out.

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I didn't know that but that's good to hear.


If Tom Brady is available at 3 you should take him. The guy dominated the fantasy leagues last year.
Take the best player available round one, the next best available in round 2 that isn't the same position as round one, and make sure by round 4 you have at least 1QB, and 1 or 2 RBs or WRs.
Oh and don't pick a K until the last or second last round. There's always a couple of surprises in that area around the 3rd week of the season that you should be able to pick off waivers if yours isn't working out.
Funny. The guy I beat in the semis had Brady.

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Sweet I got the 4th overall. Who does everyone think I should get? Top-rated QB or Top-rated RB? I'll take any help I can get..

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Bleh, I can't get into the draft in either Firefox or Internet Explorer! I'll try a restart.

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****, does anyone have any tips as to how to get into this stupid draft? I've never had a problem with Yahoo before.

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