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31 Aug 2010

I messed up in my draft: who do I drop?

My league rewards 1 pt per 25 return yards for individual players, so KUBIAK was super high on guys like Sproles, Washington, and Hester for me. (We also get 1 PPR.)

Anyway, I screwed up in the final round of my draft. I was pretty unprepared this year and was in full panic mode the entire time. I thought my draft was doomed after the first three rounds.

I had Jerious Norwood and Jeff Reed on my board in the last round and I just ran out of rounds to take both guys. I really like Norwood a lot, and even though I accidentally drafted him (and as a result have no kicker), I'd like to keep him on my roster in the hopes that Mike Smith gets smart or that Michael Turner gets hurt. (Maybe hope isn't the right word.)

But, I need room for a kicker! So, who do I drop?

QB Kolb, Ryan
WR Andre Johnson, Wayne, R. White (yes, I went WR-WR-WR), H. Ward, Hester
RB Forte, LeSean McCoy, Addai, Ricky Williams, Sproles, Norwood
TE Z. Miller
DF Dolphins

Hester's looking pretty good to me for two reasons: Chicago's O-line makes him an even less reliable receiver than he already is; he's the lesser of the two return men on my roster.

The argument for dropping Norwood is good: Mike Smith has Turner firmly entrenched as the guy getting the vast majority of the carries; Norwood will only get points if Turner gets hurt, which isn't guaranteed. Dropping Hester means someone else will get him and possibly be smart enough to start him on the right days.

I guess I could just not start a kicker.

Side note: I'm hitting the road for 10 days tomorrow, and won't be able to check back on this after tonight. Extra points for quick responses!

Posted by: socctty on 31 Aug 2010

4 replies , Last at 20 Aug 2011, 9:29am by Fontes of Wayne

Re: I messed up in my draft: who do I drop?
by socctty :: Tue, 08/31/2010 - 11:29pm

I went ahead and dropped Norwood for Jeff Reed. Less suspicious, and Norwood went undrafted last year in my league with mostly the same guys, so he's a good bet to stay on waivers. Thanks for your time!

Re: I messed up in my draft: who do I drop?
by BIGWONGDADDY :: Wed, 09/01/2010 - 6:14pm

Not sure why you think its a terrible draft. You have 3 top tier WRs in a PPR league and your top two RBs (Forte and McCoy) should be racking up the catches. Kolb/Ryan combo is all upside so if there is a weakness, that could be it.

Re: I messed up in my draft: who do I drop?
by jtoleric :: Thu, 08/18/2011 - 7:31am

is this a 2 team league? how do you get andre, roddy AND mccoy?

Re: I messed up in my draft: who do I drop?
by Fontes of Wayne :: Sat, 08/20/2011 - 9:29am

By drafting in 2010.

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