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Standard H2H. 12 Team
QB: Drew Brees
WR: Desean Jackson
WR: Michael Floyd
WR: Brandon Cooks
RB: Matt Forte
RB: Zac Stacy
TE: Rob Gronkowski
K: Matt Prater
DEF: Kansas City
BN: Josh Gordon (WR)
BN: Hakeem Nicks (WR)
BN: Dennis Pitta (TE)
BN: Aaron Dobson (WR)
BN: Deangelo Williams (RB)
BN: Mike Williams (WR)
Obviously won't be keeping that many WR's throughout the season. But want to see if any of them can jump in starting lineup seeing as how weak I am at that position. Feel as though My other players will more than make up for it.
For a 12 this has high quality starters. It is not the construct I use as it lacks the RB depth you need to adjust to injuries, benchings and shared workloads and is heavy on WRs, the position of greatest depth and, accordingly, smallest need. I agree with other posters that the bench personnel, even if you disregard the positional imbalance, are not strong. With the exception of Pitta, who has a purpose, and Josh, there is basically nothing added by your bench: no upside prospects, no "inherit the workload with an injury," no starters during bye weeks, and not even a handcuff to one of your starters. I like the core at perhaps an 8 of 10 but this isn't a team that figures to hold up over the course of the season, so 5 of 10 is likely a more accurate ranking.
- 1 Reply to Ol' Blues
Well you can't predict injuires and heavy on WR for the reason that its my weakest position. I just wish you guys would have seen my options, my last 3 picks were D-will, Dobson, and Mike Williams, and there wasnt anything better available but Appreciaite your input. But im sure if All goes good and team stays healthy will do great. Good luck to you and your team.
your starting line up is very solid....personally i hate stacy this season...but that is just my take....your bench is terrible...only guys i like are gordon if he plays and pitta....but if gronk is healthy pitta is useless.....instead of drafting guys like nicks, dobson, williams(s)....i would have drafted guys with more upside....your rb situation after your starter is very weak....i would not want deangelo as my rb3 in a 16 team league...let alone a 12 team
- 1 Reply to deckardisareplicant
You should have seen who was available, then you would understand why my bench sucks so much lol, but i keep telling people there will be a WR that comes out of the woodworks like every year and i'm saving my waiver priority for that guy considering how much I need another WR. And I waited so late on a b/u RB becuase they would only play 2 games most likely.
Don't listen to Matt. That's a good team. However, it isn't "great". Personally, I don't like your WR situation. Cooks is nice, but chances are he won't be a WR1 this season, so don't expect him to carry you there. DeSean had a career season last year, but he still only managed a low-end WR1 high-end WR2 season. Now he's not in as good of a situation. Michael Floyd is good, but looking at Arizone, I'm not confident in his abilities to be a WR1 either.
Gronk can help carry you, but obviously a question mark, but Pitta backing him up could help with that. Forte is obviously elite. Stacy can be really good and I think he should be a god RB2. However, you have no depth at RB, and your bench is very weak.
If I were you I'd make Pitta your starter, then try to package Gronk with DeSean to try and see if there's an owner that will bite and give you an elite WR like Dez or Marshall or Green. Then maybe pick up a new backup TE on waivers. See if Ertz, Green, or Heath Miller are available... or trade with a team that has one of them and try to get them back in return with the better WR.
I wouldn't trade Cooks, though, because he's good value for where you got him, and you probably won't find anyone that will give you enough in return for him. See how he pans out and hope that Gordon gets his suspension reduced.
Your strengths are QB, starting RB and TE. Not having a back up QB is not that big of deal since you have Brees. No sense wasting a roster spot on a guy who you'll use once. Just don't expect much from your replacement that 1 week. Your starting RBs are solid. However if either one of them suffers an injury you could be in trouble. If both go down that could be disastrous. You need to pick up another RB. See if Carlos Hyde is out there or Davonta Freeman. Your WRs are ok but nothing special. If Gordon does play this year that will help but not for a while. A healthy Gronk will be huge for your team. Even if he's not Pitta is a solid back up. In my opinion Prater is not the best K but he is in the best situation. He plays in Denver and the Broncos score a ton. KC has a good D and with Thomas returning kicks they have the chance to score TDs like they did last year. All in all I give your team a 6.5-7. But since I don't know the other teams rosters I can't tell you what your chances of success are. Good Luck
- 1 Reply to Joe Walaskay
Thanks for the input, and you are right about relying on the RB success wich I feel make my team. I'm hoping to snag that one WR that comes out of nowhere and has a good year to add to starting lineup, or if Cooks lives up to the hype. Good things are being said about Gronks health wich is why I snagged him 4th round. Appreciate the opinion and good luck to you as well
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