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    2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    I'm drafting a team on ESPN this evening and I have had no time to really look at anything. I'm drafting 8th which is usually a bad spot for me (I struggle when I have to react rather than making others react). Standard ESPN scoring any suggestions on what to watch for?
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Since it worked so well for my team last year (won the regular season, finished 3rd when the runner up scored his best score of the entire season)
    TOTE THE ROCK
    8 Todd Gurley, LA RB
    13 Allen Robinson, Jax WR
    28 Doug Martin, TB RB
    33 Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
    48 Jeremy Maclin, KC WR
    53 Michael Floyd, Ari WR
    68 Jordan Matthews, Phi WR
    73 Ameer Abdullah, Det RB
    88 Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
    93 LeGarrette Blount, NE RB
    108 Markus Wheaton, Pit WR
    113 Josh Gordon, Cle WR
    128 DeAndre Washington, Oak RB
    133 Panthers D/ST D/ST
    148 Marcus Mariota, Ten QB
    153 Jesse James, Pit TE
    168 Sam Bradford, Phi QB
    173 Chandler Catanzaro, Ari K
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    I had a draft last night and got stuck at QB too. Every time it was coming around to me, it seemed like there was a run on QBs. I'm very excited about putting my season in Jay Cutler's hands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillsdale87 View Post
    I had a draft last night and got stuck at QB too. Every time it was coming around to me, it seemed like there was a run on QBs. I'm very excited about putting my season in Jay Cutler's hands...
    Mines a 10 team league and I only went with Mariotta and Bradford late because I kept seeing guys I liked at other positions. QBs went heavy late. Only like 5 team out of 10 took a qb before like Rd 12. And one ended up taking Carr AND Rodgers. I nearly won one league last year bouncing around matchups so I thought I'd try it again. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Mines a 10 team league and I only went with Mariotta and Bradford late because I kept seeing guys I liked at other positions. QBs went heavy late. Only like 5 team out of 10 took a qb before like Rd 12. And one ended up taking Carr AND Rodgers. I nearly won one league last year bouncing around matchups so I thought I'd try it again. LOL.
    Yea I'm going to have to skip around quite a bit with QBs. I'm probably going to end up dropping Cutler before week 1 since they play the Texans


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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Since it worked so well for my team last year (won the regular season, finished 3rd when the runner up scored his best score of the entire season)
    TOTE THE ROCK
    8 Todd Gurley, LA RB
    13 Allen Robinson, Jax WR
    28 Doug Martin, TB RB
    33 Demaryius Thomas, Den WR
    48 Jeremy Maclin, KC WR
    53 Michael Floyd, Ari WR
    68 Jordan Matthews, Phi WR
    73 Ameer Abdullah, Det RB
    88 Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
    93 LeGarrette Blount, NE RB
    108 Markus Wheaton, Pit WR
    113 Josh Gordon, Cle WR
    128 DeAndre Washington, Oak RB
    133 Panthers D/ST D/ST
    148 Marcus Mariota, Ten QB
    153 Jesse James, Pit TE
    168 Sam Bradford, Phi QB
    173 Chandler Catanzaro, Ari K
    That's a pretty good looking roster you got there. A 1-2 punch of Gurley and Robinson would make me drool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    That's a pretty good looking roster you got there. A 1-2 punch of Gurley and Robinson would make me drool.
    Was the fourth round too high for Demarius? That and the Matthews pick were the only places that I really was questioning myself.
    Last edited by Slyder; 08-26-2016 at 09:20 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by teamselig
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Mines a 10 team league and I only went with Mariotta and Bradford late because I kept seeing guys I liked at other positions. QBs went heavy late. Only like 5 team out of 10 took a qb before like Rd 12. And one ended up taking Carr AND Rodgers. I nearly won one league last year bouncing around matchups so I thought I'd try it again. LOL.
    You should have taken a QB instead of Maclin. You can wait on QB but you should start looking at round 4 or 5.

    Or even taking one instead of Demaryius Thomas.

    In a 10 team league you have got to be way behind the pack at QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    You should have taken a QB instead of Maclin. You can wait on QB but you should start looking at round 4 or 5.

    Or even taking one instead of Demaryius Thomas.

    In a 10 team league you have got to be way behind the pack at QB.
    Our league gives bonus for long tds and I thought with that might make it worth waiting. Scoring last year Cam average: 23.4, Mariotta 16.4.

    I thought it was better to dance at qb and load up with as many RBs and Wrs as I could. James is a prayer that he becomes Ben's security blanket (when he isn't throwing it to AB) like Heath Miller was.
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Recognizing the premise that nobody cares about anyone's fantasy team but their own, here's mine anyway. As mentioned in another thread, our league has two keepers in a non-PPR format. The starting lineup is ONE RB, two WR, and two FLEX (RB, WR, TE). I had the 5th pick in the 10-team snake draft. Below, I've treated the keepers from last year's roster as if they were the first two draft picks. Fire away!

    1st round - #5 overall Adrian Peterson - Min RB
    2nd - #15 Amari Cooper - Oak WR
    3rd - #25 A.J. Green - Cin WR
    4th - #36 Sammy Watkins - Buf WR
    5th - #45 Carlos Hyde - SF RB
    6th - #56 Eric Decker - NYJ WR
    7th - #65 Latavius Murray - Oak RB
    8th - #76 Julius Thomas - Jax TE
    9th - #85 Derrick Henry - Ten RB
    10th - #96 Tyrod Taylor - Buf QB
    11th - #105 Kevin White - Chi WR
    12th - #116 Charles Sims - TB RB
    13th - #125 Martellus Bennett - NE TE
    14th - #136 Philip Dorsett - Ind WR
    15th - #145 Jameis Winston - TB QB
    16th - #156 Patriots D/ST
    17th - #165 Graham Gano - Car K
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    Recognizing the premise that nobody cares about anyone's fantasy team but their own, here's mine anyway. As mentioned in another thread, our league has two keepers in a non-PPR format. The starting lineup is ONE RB, two WR, and two FLEX (RB, WR, TE). I had the 5th pick in the 10-team snake draft. Below, I've treated the keepers from last year's roster as if they were the first two draft picks. Fire away!

    1st round - #5 overall – Adrian Peterson - Min RB
    2nd - #15 – Amari Cooper - Oak WR
    3rd - #25 – A.J. Green - Cin WR
    4th - #36 – Sammy Watkins - Buf WR
    5th - #45 – Carlos Hyde - SF RB
    6th - #56 – Eric Decker - NYJ WR
    7th - #65 – Latavius Murray - Oak RB
    8th - #76 – Julius Thomas - Jax TE
    9th - #85 – Derrick Henry - Ten RB
    10th - #96 – Tyrod Taylor - Buf QB
    11th - #105 – Kevin White - Chi WR
    12th - #116 – Charles Sims - TB RB
    13th - #125 – Martellus Bennett - NE TE
    14th - #136 – Philip Dorsett - Ind WR
    15th - #145 – Jameis Winston - TB QB
    16th - #156 – Patriots D/ST
    17th - #165 – Graham Gano - Car K
    I draft #5 in my league, and when I mock, I end up with a lot of those guys.

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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    I draft #5 in my league, and when I mock, I end up with a lot of those guys.
    I was pretty happy with the results. A little squeamish after the Carlos Hyde pick, but otherwise satisfied. Excited to get A.J. Green in the de facto 3rd round.
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    Re: 2016 NFL Fantasy Football

    10-team league:
    1. Todd Gurley - I'm expecting a big year
    2. Cam Newton - This league's weighted more favorably toward QBs
    3. Sammy Watkins - Still has some undiscovered upside imo
    4. Thomas Rawls - Huge mystery, but I think he's the real deal
    5. Julian Edelman - Here's hoping he avoids injury ...
    6. Jordan Matthews - I was just happy to get a team's #1 receiver in the 6th round
    7. Kelvin Benjamin - Looked like a budding star pre-injury
    8. Chris Ivory - To get a 1,000 yard rusher from last season in the 8th round was surprising
    9. Josh Gordon - This is hopefully one of the steals of the draft
    10. Tyler Eifert - See: Edelman, Julian
    11. Tevin Coleman - I was hoping to get Devonta Freeman earlier in the draft, but this is my consolation prize
    12. Dwayne Allen - I just needed a tight end for a few games while Eifert heals up
    13. Steven Hauschka - 2nd most valuable kicker in the NFL this season imo
    14. Breshad Perriman - I ran out of time and needed to pick somebody
    15. Rams defense - The 49ers QB situation looks shaky; I'll have a different defense next week


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