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  • nodnarbnap nodnarbnap Jul 16, 2009 10:02 AM Flag

    Drafting Order Help!

    So I am trying to figure out in what order I should draft what positions this season. I play in 8-10 team leagues with a QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R, K, DEF type set up.

    What would your guys suggestions be as far as drafting what and when. QB and RB get the most points, but, RB position seems to be deeper this year than in years past where the WR position is thin, at least as far as quality WR's go.

    Should I draft:

    WR, RB, QB, RB, etc...

    RB, RB, WR, QB, etc...

    What do you guys think?

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    • dude my personal opinion is rb,rb,wr,qb,wr and then another decent rb for back up and bye weeks.i was in 4 leagues last year,and in one of my leagues i tried to switch it up and went wr,wr, then rb and dude it was the worst mistake i ever made in football.i got killed in that league,i came in last,and i placed first and 2 third place finishes in my others.your rb's are your studs.oh yea my first to picks for wr was moss, and fitz. and still got it handed to me.by the time i pick a rb,there was really no studs left.

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    • WR, RB, QB, RB, etc...

      but if someone is on the board and is a steal then take him. RB has ALOT of depth this year take advantage of it. and if ur a late pick in first round Fitz and then best RB u think is avalible.. dont take the highest RB on board. think of team, carries, TDs.

    • I think it depends on your draft order and players available...

      For example: If you have the first through fourth pick, you should not draft a WR...Peterson, Turner, Forte or MJD are the logical pick (not in any particular order - although the consensus is Peterson number 1).

      If you have the 5th through 8th pick, without a doubt I would recommend Fitzy. Also, in the later part of the first round, there is no reason why you shouldn't take a WR then RB (such as Moss then Slaton). I completely agree that there is steep drop off in WRs this year relative to RBs but it all depends on what you believe to be the best available. I recently had a twelve team mock draft (QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, DEF, K format) and was able to get the following team drafting in the 5th position:

      1. Maurice Jones-Drew (Jac - RB)
      2. Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
      3. Roddy White (Atl - WR)
      4. Roy Williams (Dal - WR)
      5. Chad Ochocinco (Cin - WR)
      6. Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
      7. Joseph Addai (Ind - RB)
      8. Knowshon Moreno (Den - RB)
      9. Felix Jones (Dal - RB)
      10. Torry Holt (Jac - WR)
      11. Kevin Boss (NYG - TE)
      12. New York (NYJ - DEF)
      13. Trent Edwards (Buf - QB)
      14. Earl Bennett (Chi - WR)
      15. Jason Elam (Atl - K)

      (MJD was lucky to fall to fifth - not likely to happen. Here is what it looked like drafting in the tenth spot out of 12 (same format):

      1. Steve Slaton (Hou - RB)
      2. Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
      3. Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
      4. Tony Gonzalez (Atl - TE)
      5. Santana Moss (Was - WR)
      6. Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
      7. Darren McFadden (Oak - RB)
      8. Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
      9. Laveranues Coles (Cin - WR)
      10. Domenik Hixon (NYG - WR)
      11. Chris Chambers (SD - WR)
      12. Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
      13. New England (NE - DEF)
      14. Rian Lindell (Buf - K)
      15. Shaun Hill (SF - QB)

      Not bad....


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