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crzy's Dynasty Football League (League Closed)

ninerlifer, rated by footballguys.com


QB: Eli Manning, Andrew Luck RB: Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, Donald Brown, Kendall Hunter, Ronnie Brown WR: Julio Jones, Dez Bryant, Malcom Floyd, Denarius Moore, Alshon Jeffery, Dexter McCluster TE: Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen PK: Matt Prater TD: New York Jets

Overview:

In a competitive league, almost every team has a weakness. It's almost impossible to build a team that is strong at all three core positions (quarterback, running back and wide receiver). As you probably suspect, we perceive your weakness to be at the quarterback position. Of all the deficiencies to have though, this is usually the easiest one to mask.

Footballguys owner David Dodds even recommends you go into your draft with the goal of landing the top RBs and WRs while waiting to grab QBs late. Value-Based Drafting principles also suggest that teams constructed in this manner end up being strong. But for this team to reach it's full potential, you might need to have a quick trigger finger at the QB position and stay on the look out for good quarterback help. Last year Cam Newton could be had very cheap in August and September, but ended up contributing to a lot of fantasy championships. In 2010 it was Michael Vick and Josh Freeman; in 2009 it was Brett Favre; in 2008, the same could be said of players like Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner, and Matt Cassel. Quarterbacks like these can be found every year, and that could be the key to your team's success.

So although this team isn't perfect (few are), it should still be a strong contender.

Players we particularly like on this team include Julio Jones, Donald Brown, Malcom Floyd, Denarius Moore, Greg Olsen, and Alshon Jeffery. We have all these guys ranked ahead of where they are typically being drafted.

Bottom line: With great inseason management, we think you have about a 90 percent chance of making the playoffs. With good inseason management, we think you have about a 85 percent chance of making the playoffs. With average inseason management, we think you have a 75 percent chance of making the playoffs.

In any event, we wish you the best of luck. Here's hoping all your weeks are like week 5 of 2010:

Matt Forte vs. CAR: 188 combined yards, 2 TD Malcom Floyd vs. OAK: 213 receiving yards, 1 TD Chris Johnson vs. DAL: 132 combined yards, 2 TD Eli Manning vs. HOU: 297 passing yards, 3 TD Vernon Davis vs. PHI: 104 receiving yards, 1 TD

QB Summary:

We have Eli Manning rated #9 among quarterbacks, which makes him a viable starter if not an exciting one. And we're not crazy about Andrew Luck (ranked #19 among quarterbacks) as a backup. If Manning turns in the season we expect, this position won't ruin you, but it probably won't be a strength either. And if things go wrong, it could be a long year at QB.

Incidentally, Luck has what we project as a good matchup (NE) during Manning's bye.



RB Summary:

Your starting running back group is a strength, particularly Matt Forte as a second running back. We figure them at a combined 2.5 points per game better than an average opponent in this league. Our projections have Chris Johnson ranked at #5 and Forte ranked at #6.

Your bench also looks good. We love Donald Brown as a third running back. Kendall Hunter should be adequate at RB4.

We're not sure that Ronnie Brown adds much, as you're already strong at the position and we aren't convinced he's roster-worthy in this league anyway.



WR Summary:

Nice work here. We like both your starting receivers, as our projections indicate that they give you a combined 1.4 point-per-game advantage over an average opponent in this league. Julio Jones is our #3 ranked receiver, and we have Dez Bryant at #14.

Your bench also looks good. Malcom Floyd should serve as a very solid third receiver; he's a likely flex starter. Likewise, Denarius Moore should be excellent at WR4. Alshon Jeffery should serve as a very solid fifth receiver.

We're not sure that Dexter McCluster adds much, as you're already strong at the position and we aren't convinced he's roster-worthy in this league anyway.



TE Summary:

Vernon Davis should be above average as a starting tight end. We have him ranked fifth overall at the position. Greg Olsen is a nice backup.



Kicker Summary:

Matt Prater, our 13th ranked kicker, is below average but probably adequate.



Defense Summary:

The Jets are probably not a difference-maker at defense, but they should be OK.

When you don't have an elite defense, one option is a committee approach. That is, try to get two cheap defenses whose schedules fit well together. Here are a few teams who we think may be available and whose schedules fit best with the Jets', along with the combined schedule that each would create:

Jets + Seahawks = ARI | PIT | MIA | STL | CAR | IND | NE | DET | MIN | NYJ | STL | MIA | ARI | ARI | BUF | SD Jets + Cardinals = SEA | PIT | PHI | MIA | STL | IND | MIN | MIA | GB | SEA | STL | STL | NYJ | SEA | DET | CHI Jets + Bills = NYJ | PIT | MIA | NE | HOU | ARI | TEN | MIA | HOU | SEA | STL | IND | ARI | STL | SEA | SD
And in particular:

We're not sure that Dexter McCluster adds much, as you're already strong at the position and we aren't convinced he's roster-worthy in this league anyway.


So I'll trade you my last draft pick for him and you can try again.
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
And in particular:

We're not sure that Dexter McCluster adds much, as you're already strong at the position and we aren't convinced he's roster-worthy in this league anyway.

So I'll trade you my last draft pick for him and you can try again.

dammit those football guys!!!!!!

Yeah buddy Im still gonna keep him anyways and maybe start him against you in week one just to rub it in!
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
I wanna see what you guys think of this team, please rate me!

QB: Eli Manning
WR: Dez Bryant
WR: Julio Jones
RB: Chris Johnson
RB: Matt Forte
TE: Vernon Davis
W/R/T: Donald Brown
K: Matt Prater
TEAM DEF: Jets Defense
DB: George Wilson
DL: Jason Pierre-Paul
LB: D'Qwell Jackson

BN: Andrew Luck QB
BN: Macolm Floyd WR
BN: Denarius Moore WR
BN: Kendall Hunter RB
BN: Greg Olsen TE
BN: Alshon Jeffery WR
BN: Ronnie Brown RB
BN: Dexter McCluster RB/WR


I think you have a very solid starting core that will take you far if they stay healthy. I'm not exactly thrilled with the talent on your bench though.

I think your WR dropoff after Dez and Julio is massive. If that knucklehead Dez misses any games you're screwed.

Floyd is in a contract year, not that it matters, he has that foundation with Rivers, Meachum hasnt had a good training camp with Rivers....so I look to Floyd to do better things. Moore, the jury is out on, Im glad Im not dependant on him. If Dez misses any games, I think I will be fortunate enough with Floyd....now adding in McCluster in the mix, he has had a remarkable pre season and will get that rb/wr eligiblility. Of course I have an instant keeper with Luck, I think Olsen breaks out this year, with no other TE to take targets away from. If Gore goes down (he just may) Hunter will fill in beautifully.
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Floyd is in a contract year, not that it matters, he has that foundation with Rivers, Meachum hasnt had a good training camp with Rivers....so I look to Floyd to do better things. Moore, the jury is out on, Im glad Im not dependant on him. If Dez misses any games, I think I will be fortunate enough with Floyd....now adding in McCluster in the mix, he has had a remarkable pre season and will get that rb/wr eligiblility. Of course I have an instant keeper with Luck, I think Olsen breaks out this year, with no other TE to take targets away from. If Gore goes down (he just may) Hunter will fill in beautifully.

Yeah, I thought the same thing with Bradford, and have continued to think so.
@AdamSchlefter Filed to ESPN. Footage of Sixth & Sam Bradford in the War Room. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwlYo8EYTWI
  • SLICK
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I'll take Russell Wilson
I entered the league settings and my team on the footballguys website:

QB: Michael Vick, Josh Freeman RB: Arian Foster, Doug Martin, Rashad Jennings, Peyton Hillis, Ryan Williams, Mikel Leshoure WR: A.J. Green, Brandon Lloyd, Michael Crabtree, Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola, Brian Quick, Vincent Brown TE: Jimmy Graham, Aaron Hernandez PK: Rob Bironas TD: San Francisco 49ers

Overview:


Old school!

We like your overall strength at the traditionally less important positions, but make no mistake about it: this team is about strength at the running back position. And we think it will be the league favorite or very close to it. Somewhere Marshall Faulk is smiling.

Nonetheless, we'd be remiss if we didn't at least mention the relative lack of strength at quarterback and receiver. These are usually survivable weaknesses, but we'd feel better if we knew you were committed to zealously scouring the waiver wire for this year's emergent players at QB and WR. Getting a breakout player at one or both of those positions would take your already-good team to the next level.

Players we particularly like on this team include Doug Martin, Rashad Jennings, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon LaFell, Mikel Leshoure, and Ryan Williams. We have all these guys ranked ahead of where they are typically being drafted.

Bottom line: This team is a virtual lock to go to the playoffs.

  • crzy
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stoney OTC
I'll take Dustin Keller if he's still available.
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f**k. I'm on my phone on the way to work. Any ideas on a TE I can take?
  • crzy
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
f**k. I'm on my phone on the way to work. Any ideas on a TE I can take?

Heath Miller
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
f**k. I'm on my phone on the way to work. Any ideas on a TE I can take?

Heath Miller

That'll work.
Originally posted by SLICK:
I'll take Russell Wilson











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