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Cubs Fan Dan

My keepers are Demaryous Thomas and Randall Cobb.


its the 8th pick in a 12 team standard draft.


My strategy is to use my first 4 rounds to snag 3 of the 7 RB's - Reggie Bush, Demarco Murray, Sproles, Lamar Miller, Eddie Lacy, Monte Ball, LeVion Bell and grab a top 12 QB with the other pick.


Am i thinking correctly here? I will later target a 3rd receiver in the Michael Floyd, Lance Moore Tier and aim for a backup RB of Daryl Richardson, Pierre Thomas type.


Any suggestions?

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You gotta see how the board shapes out. Draft strategy IMO is kinda dumb

Not true. Gotta anticipate how the board will play out. I go off of ESPN rankings, and if I pick say 8th, I map out who may be there. Typically that would be players ranked 5-12. And I do the same for every pick in the first 6-8 rounds. Group players ranked 4-5 slots before and after my pick. Obviously with my preferences taken into account. Sure people will reach and players will fall, but that's an easy adjustment.

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this is how my team ends up after the draft.


QB - Eli Manning, Andy Dalton

I believe Eli bounces back quite a bit but also believe Dalton is a good match up play and had some big fantasy weeks last year.


RB - Lamar Miller, David Wilson, Monte' Ball, Jonathon Franklin, Mark Ingram

I got snubbed on some people I was targetting, a lot of "Ifs" here but pretty big potential, am I right?


WR - Demaryous Thomas, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Aaron Dobson(likely dropping due to recent news)

Its a 2 Wide Receiver league so I feel good here, probably picking up Broyles instead of Dobson. I really like Austin as a backup/bye week fill in.


TE - Witten, jared Cook

Should be a consistent position for me.


DEF - Green Bay

Not pretty but generally puts up decent DEF numbers


K - J. Tucker

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Went into last year with Ridley, Rice and Mathews but had Cutler as QB...


Trade Ridley(early in the year), Celek for Rothlisberger and Vernon Davis


Traded Rice for Gronk, Fred Jackson and RG3

The Rice trade helped me a lot last year and I just missed winning the championship. With RG3 and Gronk questionable and our league having early draft I chose to keep Cobb.


Ended season:




Montel Owens (late season pick up)



Ty Hilton / Fred Jackson as Flex.

Vernon Davis/Denario Alexander/ Alex Green on bench

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I have both of my money league drafts next week, did 3 drafts last night in leagues on ESPN for a trial run. Holy [expletive] [expletive] are the RB and especially TE positions thin this year. Other than Graham I don't think there's going to a TE who averages more than 6-7 points a week in standard leagues.
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