Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by krizay:
Originally posted by Psinex:
Sometimes in the context of a draft where the quality defenses and kickers on high-scoring teams were going fast, I had to take Green Bay right then, because Baltimore, Pittsburgh and a couple others were off the board. Green Bay has been dominant in the pre-season with Dom Capers' new 3-4. They had a shutout against Cleveland last week. Sanchez was just a low-risk pick. All my TE guys like Gonzalez, Clark and Witten were gone, so I had to grab someone.
In fantasy football you want to start runs. Not get caught up in them. If you get caught up in them you're just settling for leftovers that will score relatively the same as if you waited. Thus, leaving players on the board for the run starters
Not to hijack this thread, but... what do you recommend one do when they're up and a there's been a run on a position, leaving only one or two decent options at that position? Are you saying it's better to ignore that run and go for a different position?
I'm just curious because I'm about to have my third ever draft, and I'm certainly no pro.
This is a hard question to answer considering different types of league setups/sizes/formats. Not to mention what round the run starts and the position.
Obviously every scenario is different.
The only way I can see myself getting caught up in a run is if it was a QB friendly league. Meaning 1 pt per 20-25 yards, 6 pts per TD and especially a point per completion league. In my opinion
, there are only 9 QB's i'd draft and not worry about matchups. So if I was in a QB friendly league and a run on QB's started and I was able to get one of those 9. I may feel tempted to "follow" the run. Depending on what round it starts, how my team looks at the time and the players left to fill out my starting roster.
If it's too late and the top 9 are gone by the time your turn rolls around. There's no need to settle for the 10th best guy when the point differential between him and say the 12th4th guy aren't going to be that great. So you might as well strengthing the rest of your team. Grab a couple so-so guys later and play the matchup game.
As for other positions. There are plenty of startable guys out there to follow a run.
Don't take the 8th best WR because eeveryone's taking WR's when you still have the 8th best RB and 2 of the top 3 QB's on the board. Don't take the 10th best RB if the top 3 QB's and top 3 WR's are still on the board.
Again this question is hard to answer without the proper scenario.
[ Edited by krizay on Aug 25, 2009 at 7:00 AM ]