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  • Donny Donny Aug 26, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

    Keeper Team Assessment

    I am in a 10 team standard league except for scoring on touchdowns (PassTD are 2 pts, RushTD are 3 pts, and RecTD are 4pts). As a result of of an underperforming team last year (and from playing the highest scoring team almost every week, depsite being the 2nd highest scoring team for that week), I ended up with the 3rd overall pick (non-snaking draft), plus an extra 1st rounder, 2 extra 2nd rounders, and an extra 5th rounder which were all acquired thourgh trades. This is the 9th year of a keeper league and I have the following team (keepers in parentheses):

    QB - Robert Griffin III
    RB - LeSean McCoy (Keeper)
    RB - Andre Ellington
    WR - Dez Bryant (Keeper)
    WR - Julio Jones (Keeper)
    WR - Michael Floyd
    TE - Jordan Reed
    K - Stephen Gostkowski
    DEF - Chicago

    B - Le'Veon Bell (Keeper)
    B - Michael Crabtree
    B - Percy Harvin
    B - Cordarelle Patterson
    B - Lamar Miller
    B - Zach Ertz
    B - Carlos Hyde

    Thoughts?

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    • I'm just going to say that those are some wacky #$%$ rules. Why are WR TDs worth more? Makes no sense. As for your team... your WR depth is STUPIDLY GOOD. I am not crazy about only having RG3 on the squad (no backup?) though. I would upgrade him if I could asap. Otherwise this team is pretty damn good.

      • 1 Reply to KID_A
      • It actually makes sense - because the frequency of receiving touchdowns occurs less than running touchdowns, which both occur less than passing touchdowns. It also normalizes the league as it pertains to positions.

        For example, if a QB throws for 250 yards and 2 TDs (10 + 4 = 14 points), wouldn't you agree that is the equivalent of a running back rushing for 100 yards and 1 TD (10 + 3 = 13 points) or a receiver catching 80 yards and 1 TD (10 + 4 = 14 points)? It also works to standardize "blow-up games" - a QB throws for 500 yards and 5 TDs (25 + 10 = 35), RB runs for 250 yards and 3 TDs (25 + 9 = 34), and a receiver catches 200 yards and 2 TDs (25 + 8 = 33). In standard scoring leagues, those "blow-up games" would equate to a QB scoring 45, a RB scoring 43, and a receiver scoring 37. I am not arguing it is perfect, but I would not completely dismiss it as "wacky #$%$ rules" as you did.

        As you so astutely pointed out, my team has good WR depth, which is required in this league and cannot be ignored as it typically is in standard yahoo league. Thanks for the feedback.

 

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