Best Draft Position...Your thoughts appreciated!

Best Draft Position...Your thoughts appreciated!

Post by DaHo » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I'm in a 12 team performance scoring league.  I was curious what
everyone thought the best draft position would be if they could
choose.  This year I'm thinking somewhere between 1-3.  James is the
consensus #1 pick, with Faulk and Taylor battling it out for next
spot.  Kurt Warner gets tossed in there as well, although I'm not a
big fan of drafting a qb that early.  Then you got Peyton Manning,
Terrell Davis, Eddie George, and Stephen Davis battling things out.
Looks like those will be the top 8.  Anyway, I think the first 4 are
head and sholders above the rest.  Since I'm not interested in a qb,
that means the pick has to be 1-3.  Since James is the clear #1 choice
right now, do you take him, or drop to 2-3 and get a better 2nd round
pick?  Questions are does Taylor rebound from last season's
injuries...will Faulk follow last years monster year and is he durable
enough to do so, and can James survive the sophmore jinx.  Enquiring
minds want to know!

DaHoo

 
 
 

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Post by Mag » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Every year it is better to be 1-3.

The drop in talent is greater in the first round, than in any
other subsequent rounds.

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Post by DaHo » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00

To be more specific, which position 1, 2, or 3?

On Mon, 07 Aug 2000 17:32:19 -0700, Mag

Quote:

>Every year it is better to be 1-3.

>The drop in talent is greater in the first round, than in any
>other subsequent rounds.

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Post by MallRa » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm in a 12 team performance scoring league.  I was curious what
> everyone thought the best draft position would be if they could
> choose.  This year I'm thinking somewhere between 1-3.

Assuming you're doing a serpentine draft, I would disagree. Championships
are won with a mix of studs and depth. With the first pick, you sacrifice
some depth, and this season there's plenty of stud-caliber talent to go
around if you're drafting 4th-7th.

Consider the consensus top players:
RBs: James, Taylor, S. Davis, George, Faulk, T. Davis(?)
QBs: Warner, Manning

OK, perhaps with the exception of Terrell (I'm not a big fan of his), I'd
be very happy to pick through the leftovers of this list if I had only the
6th pick overall. Who's to say that George won't blow up this year with a
potent WR corps to support him and McNair? Who's to say that Taylor will
stay healthy? You just don't know.

And with the 5th or 6th pick, your later picks are of somewhat more
consistent quality by picking in the middle of each round, not at the end
and beginning.

But as far as I'm concerned, one thing hasn't changed:
PICKING LAST IN THE DRAFT ABSOLUTELY SUCKS.

-MallRat

 
 
 

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Post by Tommy Hartdeg » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

  This question is a no brainer.  The number 1 position is the best by far.
You can either chose E.James or trade down and pickup extra picks.  

Pnishthm

 
 
 

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Post by cubu.. » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Last year in my 12 team league Terrell Davis was picked 1st, Brett
Favre was chosen 2nd, Fred Taylor 3rd & Jamal Anderson 4th. ALL four
players were injured to the point that owners of these players didn't
get the "value" that they had hoped for. While the owner sitting at the
8th overall pick snagged Eddie George & then took Randy Moss on the way
back in the 2nd round. I feel that if you are one of the top three
teams to draft you BETTER draft wisely because 18 to 23 great players
will be taken before you choose. I myself will be drafting the 9th
overall position. I think E Smith & Ricky Williams or Antonio Freeman
certainly will be considered a good start.

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Post by Conqu » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

I don't think it's quite the no brainer you make it to be, but there's no
question who I'd take 1st overall.
Still, in a 12 team performance league, I think I'd rather be drafting out of
the 5-6-7 slot, the middle of the rounds. My reasoning is that by staying
towards the middle of the whip, there won't be any long runs of players in
between your picks. You can still grab a top tier RB, and yet you're still in a
position to grab a top 5 QB, or a good second tier RB with your second pick,
whereas most of that is gone by the time you would get to the 24th overall
pick, if you're drafting out of the 1st slot. Later in the draft, as people
scramble to fill out starting positions, start grabbing kickers, etc., if a run
begins just after your pick, you could be looking at a drop of two or three
tiers of players before you have a chance to get in on the action.
To that same end, picks being 10-14 slots apart allows you to better attempt to
*control* player runs, sometimes using a little propoganda to help your cause
(tossing in comments like, "it's about time to start taking kickers/TE's/D's"
or things to that effect).
Some years, the dropoff after the top 2 or 3 guys is so great that you really
want to be at the top, but this year has a number of guys arguably occupying
the top 6 or 7 slots (RB's James, Faulk, Taylor, Davis & Davis, E. Smith, QB's
Manning and Warner, Favre, even WR's Harrison, Moss or Robinson, although I
wouldn't favor taking a WR that early, some people may), that I don't see the
dropoff in the top few picks worth sacrificing the "whip position", or the
dropoff in the talent available just in the second round.
But that of course is just my humble opinion.
--
The Conquistador
NGFFL "Conquering Heroes" - Founding Owner
NGFFL 2000 League Exec. VP
http://www.ngffl.com
"Do, or do not. There is no try" - Yoda
 
 
 

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Post by MallRa » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>   This question is a no brainer.  The number 1 position is the best by far.
> You can either chose E.James or trade down and pickup extra picks.

> Pnishthm

You make a good point about trading down- if you find some owner willing to
sell his soul for Edgerrin James, you can make a killing with an extra pick in
another early round. (for example, I'd trade my #1 for his 1st and 3rd round
picks?)

Otherwise, I'd take the 4th-6th slot happily.

-MallRat

 
 
 

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Post by Helk » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

careful who you deal for.  i gave up number 4 in the 1st and my second rounder
for the number 2 overall and the other guys 3rd rounder.  i had taylor, rice
and dillon - and it cost me harrison.
i dont think its so much about where you pick.  its who you pick.
 
 
 

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Post by WJT4CHIE » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

It all depends on the size of the league..
I believe that the first position in any league really isn't that good... Yes,
you get any player you want..  but you won't be picking till the END of the
second round... everyone else gets two picks before you get your next one...
if you are in a 10 or 12 or <whew> 14 person league... it may be a long wait
and a steep dropoff!!!  I believe the best place to draft is like one or two
spots PAST the middle...

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Post by RLH » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Personally, I would like 7 or 8 in this league format.   If you can get
either Davis or George with one of those picks then come back with another
stud RB or WR, your better off.  However, I am one of those guys who think
Eddie George is better pick then Taylor.  I just do not trust players like
him.

Robert


Quote:
> I'm in a 12 team performance scoring league.  I was curious what
> everyone thought the best draft position would be if they could
> choose.  This year I'm thinking somewhere between 1-3.  James is the
> consensus #1 pick, with Faulk and Taylor battling it out for next
> spot.  Kurt Warner gets tossed in there as well, although I'm not a
> big fan of drafting a qb that early.  Then you got Peyton Manning,
> Terrell Davis, Eddie George, and Stephen Davis battling things out.
> Looks like those will be the top 8.  Anyway, I think the first 4 are
> head and sholders above the rest.  Since I'm not interested in a qb,
> that means the pick has to be 1-3.  Since James is the clear #1 choice
> right now, do you take him, or drop to 2-3 and get a better 2nd round
> pick?  Questions are does Taylor rebound from last season's
> injuries...will Faulk follow last years monster year and is he durable
> enough to do so, and can James survive the sophmore jinx.  Enquiring
> minds want to know!

> DaHoo

 
 
 

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Post by James Wentwor » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

69 with 7 of 9 . . . ehh wrong fantasy group..... forget it, who gives a
crap.
 
 
 

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Post by DaHo » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Missing out on a run of players at a position is the best reason I
have seen fof moving to the middle of the draft.  I still don't know
if I would drop that far.  I guess it all comes down to who you covet.
Assuming I want James, Faulk, S. Davis, Taylor, or George, then the
lowest I can drop to is 5.  I do believe Warner or Manning will be
taken in the first half of the round, but I DO NOT want to be the one
taking oneof them...


Quote:
>I don't think it's quite the no brainer you make it to be, but there's no
>question who I'd take 1st overall.
>Still, in a 12 team performance league, I think I'd rather be drafting out of
>the 5-6-7 slot, the middle of the rounds. My reasoning is that by staying
>towards the middle of the whip, there won't be any long runs of players in
>between your picks. You can still grab a top tier RB, and yet you're still in a
>position to grab a top 5 QB, or a good second tier RB with your second pick,
>whereas most of that is gone by the time you would get to the 24th overall
>pick, if you're drafting out of the 1st slot. Later in the draft, as people
>scramble to fill out starting positions, start grabbing kickers, etc., if a run
>begins just after your pick, you could be looking at a drop of two or three
>tiers of players before you have a chance to get in on the action.
>To that same end, picks being 10-14 slots apart allows you to better attempt to
>*control* player runs, sometimes using a little propoganda to help your cause
>(tossing in comments like, "it's about time to start taking kickers/TE's/D's"
>or things to that effect).
>Some years, the dropoff after the top 2 or 3 guys is so great that you really
>want to be at the top, but this year has a number of guys arguably occupying
>the top 6 or 7 slots (RB's James, Faulk, Taylor, Davis & Davis, E. Smith, QB's
>Manning and Warner, Favre, even WR's Harrison, Moss or Robinson, although I
>wouldn't favor taking a WR that early, some people may), that I don't see the
>dropoff in the top few picks worth sacrificing the "whip position", or the
>dropoff in the talent available just in the second round.
>But that of course is just my humble opinion.