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  • Matt 3:57 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink

    Too Soon? 

    From Comical Concept


    • Brandon 4:10 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      they do NOT look amused by the Michael Vick pick. one more reason to go Tom Brady as the top QB!

    • Hawgman 4:54 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      DAMN! Now that’s funny right there – I don’t care who ya are!

  • Brandon 2:19 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: league settings, public league,   

    My Yahoo public league team (note: make sure to check league settings!) 

    public league team 2011A few nights ago I signed up for my annual Yahoo public league team, which I always do ahead of my official leagues for A) practice and B) because I get antsy and want to stare at a fantasy football team. Anyways, I signed up for a 10 team league, thinking it was probably going to be pretty close to standard Yahoo scoring rules. One thing I noticed up front was that it was a two defense league, which seemed a little odd, but I didn’t think twice about it really.

    Anyways, when I got to the draft, picks 2-4 were quarterbacks! I was pick number 5 and was excited to draft Ray Rice there, but then I started wondering why all the QBs were drafted so early. I looked at the scoring settings for the league and realized that the scoring is weighted towards them. When the draft came back to me though in the second round, all the top tier quarterbacks were gone, so I didn’t want to waste a pick and ended up going with Larry Fitzgerald.

    I then started wondering about the two defense thing, especially when a top defense was taken in the 5th or 6th round. Looking at the scoring from last year, the defenses are pretty much the most important position in the league! You can see the scoring in the image below.

    I’ve already made a couple moves, since there are no waiver rules (another thing to check!) picking up DeAngelo Williams in return for Thomas Jones and changing my defenses around a bit. Pretty solid looking team though, don’t you think? If scoring was normal, this team would be pretty dominant, but with the way the league is set up I can only hope it works out 🙂

    • BillsFan 2:47 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      yeah I joined the same league and I did all the same, realized way late. My Team is BloRun&Gun, You were the guy I was swearing at who took Tomlinson late.. Yeah I was wondering why defense was going so fast. I didn’t draft a defense until about round 7. As far as normal league standards this was the first time I drafted smart for RB and WR. With that said its because everyone else was gobbling up QB’s. Oh well it will be interesting to see how this league pans out.

      • Brandon 4:08 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        hah, it will indeed be interesting. keep in mind that there are currently no waiver rules, so you have to closely monitor the transactions. that’s why I got deAngelo Williams so easily. not a bad 4th or 5th RB 🙂

    • Hawgman 4:58 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I always read a bunch of draft strategy articles before we draft (in late August), and most of them say one of the main keys to winning is knowing the league rules.
      That does look like a pretty good team…Good Luck B!

      • Brandon 7:01 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks man. I think it should do alright. Seems like a lot of the guys in the league know eachother, so maybe it’s a conspiracy against the new guys!

    • Javier 3:23 pm on August 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I just had my yahoo draft yesterday, and I’m not quite happy with the results:

      Q Sam Bradford
      W Reggie Wayne
      W Marques Colston
      W Brandon Marshall
      R Jamaal Charles
      R Steven Jackson
      T Mercedes Lewis
      w/r/t Tolbert
      K Henery
      DST Patriots

      B Crabtree
      B Floyd
      B Hightower
      B Snelling
      B Breaston

      I focused a bit too much on rounding up my WR corps, which had given me trouble in the past. I picked Tolbert way too high, (r4 or 5 I think) to get him into my flex spot, when he is not even the main man in SD. I should have gone for an elite QB at that time (Vick went as #2 overall pick and then Rodgers during the 1st round as well), Ryan was still available 🙁

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