13 Aug 2009
Asked to join a league by a friend but the league has several non-standard settings so I figured I would post them here to see if anyone has some insight
14 team league where I draft 9th
passing TD's are 6 points.
-2 for INT's
point/30 yards passing
point/10 yards rushing
point/15 yards receiving
point/30 yards returning
sacks count for 2 points.
only 4 bench spots!
Putting these into Kubiak its clear that one of the underrated positions will be a third down receiver that catches a lot of balls and also returns kickoffs. Felix Jones is projected to be the 14th best RB and Darren Sproles projects to be the 16th best RB. In a 14 team league where there are 28 RB's starting every week those players are golden considering you likely don't have to use a pick in the first 3 rounds to get them. Jurious Norwood is projected to be within 10 points of Michael Turner- those catches and kickoff returns add up in a hurry.
Considering the draft happens tonight I will be not drafting a kicker. That roster spot is better used right now on a backup RB that might luck into a starting gig. With only 4 benchspots its tough to stash a guy hoping he becomes a starter. I mean thats a backup QB, RB, WR and just one more backup. Considering the crap that will be on the waiver wire for QB I'm thinking that I need to ensure getting a decent backup QB. The system loves Tavaris Jackson who I can hopefully draft late.
Unless a Stephen Jackson or LT falls to me unexpectedly I think it makes sense to draft one of the prime WR's in the first round. then 2nd round see who falls to me- if its a QB then great, if its another WR no problem. After that I have to think that my picks will start to get pretty clear. I think the guys who do lots of their damage in special teams will tend to be undervalued and its just a matter of trying to snap up the guys who fall.
The system loves the Bears defense but I don't have a good feel for when I might want to start looking that direction.
The system tends to think that all TE's are going too soon but likes Gates the most. My 4th round pick is at 48- if I want him then thats probably when I would have to take him. That probably will depend a lot on who falls to me. But with these rules I sort of like the idea of going WR, QB, WR the first 3 rounds and then filling my RB spots with guys like Jones, Sproles, Norwood, and Washington. With a 14 team league you can't have a star at every position and if I am picking my poison that seems like a good way of going.
Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions?
4 replies , Last at 14 Aug 2009, 5:34pm by mrspree15