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02 Sep 2009

Another Rate My Team and Who to Drop

Hello, I'm new to FO and am loving the site. I didn't have KUBIAK this year as I had already dropped some $ on another kit, but will probably just use KUBIAK next year.

I just drafted for my money league last night. I had the 1st pick. Standard Yahoo! scoring, no PPR. Passing = 1pt/25yds, 4pt/TD; Receiving & Rushing = 1pt/10yds, 6pt/TD; DEF/ST = 1pt/25 return yds, 6pt/TD.

1. (1) Adrian Peterson RB
2. (20) Reggie Wayne WR
3. (21) Aaron Rodgers QB
4. (40) Vincent Jackson WR
5. (41) Jason Witten TE
6. (60) Larry Johnson RB
7. (61) Thomas Jones RB
8. (80) Derrick Mason WR
9. (81) LeSean McCoy RB
10. (100) Julius Jones RB
11. (101) Torry Holt WR
12. (120) David Garrard QB
13. (121) PHI Def/ST
14. (140) Robert Meachem WR

Overall I'm pretty happy with my team. I feel I have at least one 1st tier guy at all the skill positions. Picking Rodgers 3rd was a bit of a reach (I think he'll finish as a top 3 fantasy QB) and picking Witten in the 5th left me scrambling for a WR3 and a reliable RB2. I'm not really happy with LJ, TJ, or JJ as a solid RB2, I lack depth at WR and my backup QB has been playing shitty/hurt in the preseason. I also need to pickup a kicker before week 1. I'll also mention that we have negative points for missed FGs in our league (not sure if that really matters). Any suggestions on who to drop to pick one up? Any other insight/suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Posted by: Ten Drink Drunk on 02 Sep 2009

3 replies , Last at 03 Sep 2009, 2:43am by Ten Drink Drunk

Re: Another Rate My Team and Who to Drop
by Brendan Scolari :: Wed, 09/02/2009 - 6:12pm

What's your starting lineup?

Overall, I'd say you reached too much in the draft. I would not have picked Rodgers, LJ, Mason, or McCoy nearly as high as you did and I wouldn't pick Meachem at all. You got good value with Jones and Holt.

Your starting lineup looks pretty decent, but I think the depth of your team is lacking.

Re: Another Rate My Team and Who to Drop
by Ten Drink Drunk :: Thu, 09/03/2009 - 2:43am

I currently have the following starting lineup, playing the match ups with my RB2:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
WR: Reggie Wayne
WR: Vincent Jackson
WR: Derrick Mason
RB: Adrian Peterson
RB: Julius Jones (STL)
TE: Jason Witten
K: Empty


Larry Johnson RB (@BAL)
Thomas Jones RB (@HOU)
LeSean McCoy RB
Torry Holt WR
David Garrard QB
Robert Meachem WR

I put in a waiver bid for Percy Harvin (dropping Meachem). I'm considering holding onto him if it goes through and dropping either Larry Johnson or Thomas Jones to get my kicker. I'm probably over thinking it and as DrunkenSuperman said, may be better served long run holding on to all my RBs and playing match ups.

Re: Another Rate My Team and Who to Drop
by DrunkenSuperman :: Wed, 09/02/2009 - 7:26pm

Meachem is a safe bet to drop if you need a kicker. I know you lack depth at WR, but I would hang onto many of those RB's because I think you'll be playing matchups with your RB2 all year.

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